Stacking the Shelves #77

Posted August 3, 2015 by Brin in Memes, Stacking The Shelves / 4 Comments

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Stacking The Shelves – a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews

HERE ARE THE RULES:

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

  • Participants are to create their own Stacking the Shelves post and link bank to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
  • Posts can be laid out any way you want.
  • The host site posts updates on a Saturday but bloggers taking part can post any day they choose.
  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on a Saturday and add your link.
  • Visit other participants sites to find out what they have added!

The rules are simple and it is a really fun way to showcase your books and see what other bloggers are excited about this week! Not to mention the fact that it is a good way to interact with and get to know other bloggers!

here are the books i added to my shelves this week:

This is actually an accumulation of three weeks worth of books, since I had a little impromptu blogging hiatus this month. I was working Saturday and have spent all day Sunday feeling unwell so this post is a little late too.

books bought:

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Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher: I saw this on Cait’s blog (Hi Cait!) on her review of The Wrath and the Dawn. I really loved this debut and I trust Cait’s opinions on books so when she raved about Shadow Spinner I knew I had to read it. I am really looking forward to starting it!! I had to buy it used because it was darn near impossible to find a new copy.

Paperweight by Meg Haston: This book looks really awesome. It is about a girl with an eating disorder who is sent to a treatment centre. Little does anyone know that she has no intentions of getting better. This really does appear to be a powerful, angst-ridden book which I do really reading (I’m weird, I realize this). Plus, it also has LGBT themes which is pretty awesome. Reviews are also fairly positive (though I have only skimmed over these because I do not want to be spoiled too much going into this story).

More Than This by Patrick Ness: OMG I am so excited to finally have this book!! I got it out of the library about a year ago but fate intervened and I ended up having to return it unread. I finally decided to take the plunge and get myself a copy. Now I have no excuse!!

The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle: This looks like just the sort of quirky story I normally love so I couldn’t resist picking up a copy of this. I am really looking forward to cracking it open.

Point Horror Collection 6: The Cheerleader / Return of the Vampire / Vampire’s Promise by Caroline B. Cooney: Yay Point Horror!! I loved this series as a teenager and I have been gradually building up my collection of these books again. I remember loving these books so who was I to resist a bind-up? 😉 Bought via my best friend – Ebay!!

Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan: This book has such a pretty cover and it was up for deal of the day on the Kindle Store so I just couldn’t resist (I’m only human after all and it would have been rude to pass this up lol). 😉

The Year Without Michael by Susan Beth Pfeffer: I have been looking at this book for ages. It caught my attention after I watched a documentary on the disappearance and murder of Adam Walsh. It looks like a pretty heart-breaking book but one with an important message so I just had to get it. I get the feeling it is going to be a tough read though.

Sinner’s Gin by Rhys Ford: This book was up for sale on Kindle and I couldn’t resist. Heather @ My Fiction Nook always knows the best deals and lets her friends know on Goodreads which I think is really lovely of her. Much love to Heather for being so awesome!!

Marvel’s Agent Carter: Season One Declassified: I am so exited about this! I loved Agent Carter so when I saw this was being released I knew I just had to have it!

Adrift and Alone by Linda Williams Aber: I remember absolutely loving these books as a tween and for years I couldn’t remember their titles or the author. I eventually happened across them on Goodreads and thought to myself that I would look them up one day. Well, clearly that day is nigh!!

Forbidden by Caroline B. Cooney: I actually haven’t read this one before (that I remember anyway) but it looks like such a crack – sort of similar to the Sweet Valley High books with a bit of Jackie Collins thrown in for good measure. Really looking forward to reading this!

A Time of Darkness by Sherryl Jordan: Another vintage YA book – it looks like a really interesting story plus I really like the author. Had to import this one from the US.

Hearts of Fire by L..H. Cosway: I like the author and this book was going cheap on Kindle so it was a bit of a no-brainer really.

Nightfall by Shiriluna Nott: I picked up the first book a while back so when I saw the sequel going pretty cheap I knew I had to pick that up too.

The One That Got Away by Simon Wood: This book looks pretty interesting – I like really tense, psychological thriller now and again. Let’s hope it delivers!

Joyland by Stephen King: I have had this on my to-buy list for yonks so I finally relented (it helps that it was one of the Kindle deals of the day).

for review:

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So many awesome review titles, it would take way too long to go through them all so instead I will give the Goodreads links if anyone is interested in a bit more information.

| Lumière by Jacqueline Garlick | The Heir by Kiera Cass | Heartbreakers by Ali Novak | Earth & Sky by Megan Crewe | Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon | The Half-Life of Planets by Emily Franklin & Brendan Halpin | Shattered Blue by Lauren Bird Horowitz | Skin Deep by Lois Ruby | The Suffering by Rin Chupeco | The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies | Fated by Sarah Fine | Dark Rising by Monica McGurk | This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp | One by Sarah Crossan |

freebies:

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| The Girl at Rosewood Hall by Annis Bell (Kindle First) | More by Sloan Parker | Dying to Forget by Trish Marie Dawson |

Brin

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4 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #77

  1. OMG SO EXCITED YOU’RE GOING TO READ SHADOW SPINNER!! I only know one other blogger who’s even heard of it (such a tragedy I tell you). I reread it after the Wrath and the Dawn and I stiiiiill love it. :’) Which makes me so glad! *Whispers* Although did you know TW&TD isn’t actually a debut?! The author has another book out and I so want to read it but I never EEEEVER hear about it. :O It’s called Fanfare, I believe.
    ANYWAY.
    So many awesome books. Ahhh!!! I hope you like One!! It was surprisingly addictive. An More Than This is one of my most favouritest books even though it’s confusing at times.XD ALSO BE PREPARED FOR FEELS DURING PAPERWEIGHT. And The Accident Season is my new favourite book of ever. *squishes it with love* XD
    HAPPY READING!!

    • Brin

      Lol – thanks for drawing it to my attention Cait!! The Wrath and the Dawn has really put me in the mood to read more One Thousand and One Nights retellings. 😉

      I did not know it wasn’t a debut (why didn’t I know this!?!? – must be slipping). I will need to check out Fanfare because Wrath was so awesome!!

      One looks so good – but I would bet on it being a sad read (just the vibe I get). More Than This has been on my radar for ages – it’s disgraceful how long I’ve waited to get to this considering how excited I am for it!!

      I will brace myself before reading Paperweight then, thanks for the warning. 😉 I like books that give you all the feels but I do like to be prepared for it. I actually bought The Accident Season after reading your review!! I hope I enjoy it – and you know who I will blame if I don’t!! *evil laugh* 😈 😈

  2. I am so excited that you’re going to be reading More Than This. Patrick Ness is my all time favorite author, and I absolutely LOVED that book! & YO WHERE IN THE WORLD DID YOU FIND LOST GIRLS ADRIFT AND ALONE ??!! I had those books as a teen as well, and would love to have them back in my collection! I literally screamed when I seen the covers, they look horrible now, but god did I love them when I was younger lmao. I’m going to be starting The Heartbreakers today, and so far I’ve heard pretty good things about it. WE SHALL SEE. Okay whew, I was trying to comment about every book that you posted, but it’s alot girl! I hope you enjoy 🙂

    • Brin

      Yay!! More Than This does look incredible – glad to hear you enjoyed it!!

      I actually picked up Adrift and Alone from Amazon Marketplace (they are used but in pretty good condition). I remember loving the heck out of those books though you are right, the covers are pretty awful aren’t they? It look me years to track these down so I hope I still enjoy them lol. 😉

      Hope you enjoy The Heartbreakers – I’ve heard pretty positive buzz as well. Lol, yep quite a few mainly because it has been a couple of weeks since I did a STS post though, if I’m being totally honest, sometimes my hauls get crazy big – I have a serious book-buying addiction!!

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