Stacking the Shelves #8

Posted August 4, 2012 by Kara in Stacking the Shelves / 24 Comments

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves #8!! Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews.

I didn’t do a STS post last week because I like to gather my books and get a good haul rather than do a post for just one book. The good news is I bought a box of books from Amazon that I have seen around the blogosphere and I’m really excited to show you those. I COULD do a vlog but I’m not going to. 

My picture is kind of crappy this week because I took it on my outside balcony and it’s currently storming so the lighting is all weird. But I really like it out here and this is where I am camped out today so that’s what you get! πŸ˜‰

I slept late today, and apparently a frog got inside the house this morning. My husband had to chase it around the living room and rescue it to get it outside. You can add that to the enormous wolf spider we got in the apartment last week. I do NOT know how these critters are getting inside. It’s just a part of living in Florida, I guess. I’ll share any pictures I get in the future. For now, it’s all about books.


Bought: 


Why: Because Wendy Darling, Rose, Christina, and Cassi all loved it. Basically, it was recommended me to a bunch of bloggers and Goodreads members that I trust. I also love zombie books and I hear this one is really original. Right on.


Why: Well, this book is adorable. I love fairy tales. And Chris Colfer is an amazing young man. I hope the book lives up to the hype. I know the reviews are a little mixed but I have faith I will like it.


Why: The cover, dystopia, based on a Jane Austen novel? Pretty good reviews? It just looks kind of unique. I’m not really sure. I kind of bought this one on a whim. 

The Aviary by Kathleen O’Dell 

Why: The blurb sounds amazing. Also? This review. 


Why: The blurb. The reviews are mixed amongst reviewers I trust, but I had to try it. It just sounds like the perfect book for me. And I may be wrong. But at least there will be a fun, critical review to write.

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Why: Again, the blurb. I was going to buy it anyway but the amazing reviews cemented it for me. I hope I get to read it soon. My TBR-owned pile is out of freaking hand.

Tokyo Heist by Diana Renn

Why: Well, the Asian setting. I cannot turn down a book set in an Asian locale. Not gonna happen. ESPECIALLY Japan. The reviews are mixed, but this book sounds really exciting so I will give it a shot.

Reunited by Hilary Weisman Graham 

Why: Road trip! Music! This just sounds like an amazing contemporary novel, and I don’t read enough contemporary novels. 

For Review:


Why: The next book in the Blood Red Road series? Uh, hello? Of course I was going to request this. I’m not requesting many books these days but this one I had to have. 



And that’s it for this week. I don’t get many review books and that’s just the way I like it. Less stress. Plus, I have a TON of editing projects coming up so my reading time will be reduced over the next couple of months.

Leave me links to your STS posts and I will try to come comment. Happy reading!! 



24 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #8

  1. Lea

    Ugh I am SO behind with my STS posts it’s not even funny– I have tons of books I need to post about! Haha I was definitely laughing when you mentioned your husband chasing a frog around the living room πŸ˜€

    I will be interested to see what you think about For Darkness Shows the Stars… not a fave of mine, but it’s always interesting to hear what other people think! Hope you enjoy everything you got in πŸ™‚

    ~Lea @ LC’s Adventures in Libraryland

  2. So jealous you got Rebel Heart-I just read Blood Red Road and was glad to see that the sequel was due this year. Can’t wait to find out what is next for Saba and co.

  3. Amy

    I got Reunited when I went to a Hilary Weisman Graham book signing. I hope to read it soon. Tokyo Heist looks awesome. I enjoyed So Close to You. I need to get the Wishing Spell. It sounds really good. Feed is a book I have been meaning to read for a long time. I have it on my nook. Great haul babe!!

  4. Great books! I still need to read Blood Red Road … everyone’s been raving about it! Jealous about My Life Next Door and Reunited … they both look awesome! I think I just have to bite the bullet and buy them finally.

    Enjoy all your reading! πŸ™‚

  5. Awesome haul this week! I’ve been meaning to read Feed for awhile, so I can’t wait to see what you think of it! πŸ™‚ Plus, you got Rebel Heart! I hope it’s as good as Blood Red Road was! πŸ˜€

    ~Keertana
    Ivy Book Bindings

  6. So many of these are on my wish list! I have read good things about Feed and the series, as well as My Life Next Door, it sounds fantastic! And I’ve almost ordered Reunited a couple of times – looking forward to all of your reviews!

    And I’m used to spiders in our house but a frog, that would be a surprise!! πŸ™‚

  7. Many reviews got me very excited for For Darkness Shows the Stars and My Life Next Door too!! Can’t wait to see how these books turn out for you. In the meantime, happy reading! πŸ™‚

    I’m now a proud new follower of your blog, do drop by mine @ bookaworld.wordpress.com too!

    -Alicia
    bookaworld.wordpress.com

  8. I really need to get around to reading Blood Red Road and Feed, both of those have been on my TBR forever but I just never pick them up for some reason. Maybe it’s a sign… Who knows. For Darkness and Tokyo Heist look awesome! Enjoy all your goodies!

  9. Feed sounds like an amazing book. I keep hearing so many good things about it. I really need to check it out some time. You lucky thing! You got Tokyo Heist. That’s one book that I’ve been dying to read. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen a copy at local book stores. My Life Next Door is a very cute read. I hope you enjoy that one as much as I did! πŸ™‚
    Happy reading, Kara! πŸ˜€

  10. Ooh, I love your book haul! I am _dying_ to get my hands on For Darkness Shows the Stars. The cover is just stunning, and c’mon – Persuasion! πŸ™‚ The Wishing Spell and The Aviary are definitely on my To-Read List. Can’t wait to hear what you think of them πŸ™‚

    Hope you enjoy all your lovelies – and stay away from spiders!! ::shudders::

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