Sunday, July 05, 2020

June 2020 Additions to My eBook Stockpile

I don't know if I've been too busy knitting and going through old photographs, but I was a bit more circumspect in adding books to my eBook stockpile (AKA digital security blanket) last month. The fact that Denis and I are clearing out an area of the house in order to add a rather large piece of exercise equipment probably helped take my focus off book acquisition, too. Even though I buy most of my eBooks when they're bargains, my wallet still probably thanks me.

I've grouped my new additions according to genre/subgenre, and if you click on the book title, you'll be taken to Amazon US for more information about the book. I'm not an Amazon affiliate, I'm merely a Kindle owner.

Let's see if I bought any books that tickle your fancy, too!


Three Singles to Adventure by Gerald Durrell. Set in Guyana.

~~~Historical Mystery~~~

Death in Delft by Graham Brack. Set in the Netherlands.


Good Girl, Bad Girl by Michael Robotham. Set in England.

~~~Amateur Sleuth~~~

The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne. Set in Montana.

~~~Police Procedural~~~

Gone to Darkness by Barbara Nickless. Set in Colorado.
The Burial Circle by Kate Ellis. Set in England.
The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Mayne. Set in Florida.
Devil's Garden by Aline Templeton. Set in Scotland.
The Mist by Ragnar Jónasson. Set in Iceland.

I'm feeling another onset of cabin fever, so I would imagine that it won't be long until I'm traveling with Gerald Durrell again, and it's going to be impossible to keep me out of Iceland, too. I chose some books that definitely tickled my fancy, but what about you? Did you see anything that you couldn't resist? Inquiring minds would love to know!


  1. Oh, I do like Kate Ellis' work, Cathy. And you've got some Robotham, too - he's awfully talented. All that and Templeton, too? Yes, you got yourself some nice additions.

    1. Now all I need is the time to read them!

  2. I liked Good Girl, Bad Girl and When She Was Good--new characters for Robotham! Hoping for a third book with these characters. :) I have also liked all of Barbara Nickless' books about Sydney Parnell and her canine partner. Didn't care for The Naturalist, though. Interested in the Kate Ellis book. :)

    1. Kate Ellis's series is one of my favorites and has been for years. I still need to catch up with Sydney Rose Parnell, and I have high hopes for the Robotham. I remember reading his first book, and I did not like the main character. Sometimes it's the character, sometimes it's the way the person writes. We shall see.

  3. I'm more into e-books now than at any time in the past, largely because it's the easiest way to acquire new books right now, but also because I've finally reached the point that they "sink in" as effectively as physical books.

    My problem is that I buy them and buy them - and then I forget that I have them. As a result, I must have around 150 unread e-books stashed in my Kindle Oasis. With physical books, they are always in sight and I end up reading all of them much sooner.

    That said, you just got me in the mood to do a little e-book shopping of my own.

    1. Sam, I have close to 300 unread eBooks on my Kindle, and I know people who have over 1,000 books on theirs. The mind boggles! I have my books grouped into collections, which helps a little bit, but-- as you said-- it's much easier to keep track of them when they're all sitting on a shelf "staring" at you.

      I became a fan of eBooks when I started having eye problems and before my cataract surgeries. Loved being able to enlarge the font and screen brightness. Now I don't have eye problems, but I still love the convenience of my Kindle.

  4. I just had a friend recommend Death in Delft, so I'll be trying that one soon. And I'm another Ellis fan.

    1. I may be an only child and an only grandchild, but with series like Ellis's Wesley Peterson, I have all sorts of fictional family!

  5. Interesting. I have not heard of these particular books. And I see Gerald Durrell is author of The Corfu Trilogy. All of the people who own and work at my friendly, helpful neighborhood pharmacy are from Corfu or a tiny island next to it. It is beautiful there.
    I will stay tuned to this blog and read reviews, and then decide.

    1. The books I've been reading that are written by Gerald Durrell talk of his work with animals and setting up conservation programs at his zoo on Jersey.

      I've already read one of the books I listed in this post, and it made my Best Reads of 2020 list. (Review next week.)


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