Stacking the Shelves #22 and the week ahead…


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews.

For Stacking the Shelves, I take the opportunity to share what books I’ve bought, won or received for review. Click on the book cover to go to Goodreads and find out more information.

The week gone…

I’m still pummelling away at NanoWriMo and working on book two of the Elite series. I had a great time at GenreCon last week and have enjoyed corresponding with other participants via social media over the past week. This weekend is looking overcast in Sydney, a little rainy and the occasional thunderstorm so it looks like a quiet couple of days for me.

Last week’s posts:

NaNo Challenge sign up

NaNo one week update

2 Year Blogoversary– International (ends 30th Nov)

Book Review: The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling

GenreCon wrap-up

Indie Author Corner: Natalie Ward + Print copy giveaway of I Love You to Death- AU only (ends 18th Nov)

Book Review: The Lost Prince by Julie Kagawa

For review:  This week I received The Captive Sun by Irena Karafilly, due for release in December.

The Captive Sun

 Blurb: Calliope Adham – young, strong-willed, and recently widowed – is schoolmistress in the village of Molyvos when Hitler’s army invades Greece in 1941. Well read and linguistically gifted, she is promptly recruited by the Germans, who force her to act as their liaison officer. It is the beginning of a personal and national saga that will last well over thirty years.

Calliope’s wartime duties bring her into close contact with Lieutenant Lorenz Umbreit, the Wehrmacht officer in command of her village. Their improbable friendship blossoms despite Calliope’s clandestine work for the Resistance, in a fishing village seething with dread and suspicion.

Amid privation and death, the villagers’ hostility finally erupts, but the bond between Calliope Adham and Lorenz Umbreit survives the Occupation, taking unforeseeable turns. Their complex, defiant relationship continues through several tumultuous decades, as Greece is ravaged by civil war, oppressed by military dictatorship, and finally liberated in the mid 1970s.

A bestseller in Greece, The Captive Sun is a haunting, sumptuous novel, weaving the private and the historic into a vivid tapestry of Greek island life. At once informative and spellbinding, it chronicles the story of an extraordinary woman and her lifelong struggle against social and political tyranny.

The week ahead… I’m a little slow with reading this month because of Nano, but i’ve started reading Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick and I also hope to read The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton over the next week.

So, that’s it for me. What books have you added to your shelves this week?


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