Its Sunday again! This year is really flying isn’t it? Its also been two weeks since my last check in with my physical TBR shelves. May hasn’t been the best reading month for me. As I have been focusing on bigger books I haven’t gotten through as many so far this month. My TBR has also gone off the rails slightly. I will have to see if I can fit a few more in before the end of the month.

 Sunday by my shelf is a feature I started, which makes me really focus on the books I own, highlighting those that have been sitting unread for a while and reminding me to try and get to them soon. This weeks topic is :

Unread standalones on my shelf.

Standalone books are a great gem of a read, self contained stories that allow you to dive into a world and read all about it without having to commit to a large number of reads. I love a good series but I also love a good stand alone. I don’t have as many unread standalones as series but there is still a list of them that I need to get it.

Middlegame
Seanan Mcguire

I have been meaning to get to this for so so long. It has even made it on to a couple of monthly TBRs and then I have ran out of time or got distracted by other books and not picked it up. I think its just the size that is daunting. I am a fan or Seanan McGuire’s Wayward children series and I am sure I would love this if I read it.

S
J.J. Abrams

Ahhhh I really want to read this. The thing is I cant decide how. This is an awesome concept for a book. It is actually two books in one. The first is a book called the Ship of Thesius it is styles to look like an old university library book and buried within its pages is the second book. This is a tale told in the margins though notes passed in those pages, written on napkins, on post cards stuck between the pages. I don’t know if i should read it all as one or read the ship of Thesisus then the margin notes? I think its one of those books that will need a lot of time and concentration.

Places in the Darkness
Chris Brookmyre

Brookmyre is one of my favourite authors, but I usually read his Crime fiction (as Brookmyre or as Ambrose Parry). This is his first step into Sci-fi and I think I am scared it wont be as good as his other works. I also need to be in particular mood for sci-fi so hopefully when I am in that type of mood again I can grab this. especially as it is a signed copy.

Angel Mage
Garth Nix

Another favourite Author where I haven’t picked up the signed copy of their latest book. Garth Nix has a new book coming out this year and i really want to keep on top of works from my auto-buy authors and as my pre-order is already in for the left-handed booksellers of london is already in place I need to put this one on a tbr soon.

The Last Day
Andrew Hunter Murry

This one hasn’t been on my shelves for that long. It is the debut novel of one of my favourite improv artists/pod casters and QI elf and therefore I have trepidation about going in despite it being highly anticipated read for me. I fear that because I listen to the podcast I am expecting this book to have lighter humorous moments and i might be disappointed. Its always the risk we take.


So that is the 5 stand alone books I have picked this week, that have languished on my shelves without being read. Are there any of them I should pick up sooner rather than later? Are any of these in your favourite books pile? Let me know what you think I should dive into first?

Please feel free to join in with this series. A new prompt will run every two weeks the next few prompts are:

7th June – My books I want to reread

21st June – Incomplete series on my shelves – what I am eagerly awaiting.

If you do join in and post any of these please link back so I can read them. I would love to explore what is one your shelves. Also if there are any prompts you would like to see drop them in the comments and I can add them to the list.

I would love to chat all things bookish with you! You can comment down below or find me on Twitter or Goodreads!

Happy Reading!

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