Stock-up Sunday-14/06

stock up sunday

Stock up Sunday is a weekly post where I showcase the books I have added to my eclectic bookshelf that week! Credit goes back to the Stacking the Shelves weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

This weeks is pretty big as I have been travelling the world recently and picked up lots of books, but had no internet (and then no computer) to update my blog! So lots of updates coming this way!


The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman

The Curvy Girls Club

The Universe Versus Alex Woods

The Universe vs Alex Woods

Sweet Temptation by Lucy Diamond

Sweet Temptation

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Breakfast at Tiffany's

I bought this book in the airport on my way to Cork and read it on the plane, and it is amazing! I think writers who can write in an accent successfully are so talented!

Paper Towns by John Green

papaer towns

The film coming out later this year might have had something to do with this book buy…

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

darker shade of magic

Excited to try this after loving Vicious by the same author.


Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke

Jonathan Strange

My sister Katrina (who blogs over at lent me this book and I am so glad she did as I really want to read it but I am on a bit of a book ban at the moment. I have so many books to read I haven’t allowed myself to buy any more, but it doesn’t count if it is borrowed, right?

Foreign Affairs and Other Stories by Sean O’Faolain

The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle

woman into doors

Stephen Hero by James Joyce

The Literary Writings of Patrick Pearse Edited by Seamas ‘O Buachalla

A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle

Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle

paddy clarke ha ha ha

These were all lent to me by my godmother Mary who decided I couldn’t go to University College Cork without reading some classic Irish literature!


Ulysses by James Joyce

Dubliners by James Joyce

The Metaphysical Poets Edited by Helen Gardner

The Metaphysical Poets

Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde

These books were all given to me by my mother who found them in a bookshop in Clevedon near Bristol. (

You Are Welcome to Wales by Phil Knight

Phil Knight is a member of my Writers Group in Neath and this is his new collection of poems, which was given to me to read by Phil! I have heard a few of them being read at the writers group and I am really excited to read the rest. Also, the cover is so amazing! I can’t wait to post a review!



I am trying to find a writers magazine to subscribe to. I have picked up Writers Forum and Writing Magazine. If anyone out there knows about these sorts of things and wouldn’t mind nudging me in the direction of a good writing magazine, or thinks one of the two I have picked up is the best, comments would be much appreciated!

Thanks for stopping by! Link me up to your Stacking the Shelves posts!

Much booky love,
E. St. C