Stacking the Shelves #18

Posted November 24, 2012 by Kara in Stacking the Shelves / 20 Comments

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week.

Well, it was a bit of a slow week for me. I almost wasn’t going to do one of these posts this week, but I decided to go for it since I am really trying to stick with this meme.

With all the Black Friday deals going on this week, you think I would have caved and bought something (especially on Amazon), but nothing really caught my fancy, AND I have used up all my book allowance for the month, so I stuck with the one review book I got this week. I know…sad. 

I got one book for review this week. 
For Review:


How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
Why: First of all, it was awfully brave of the author to not change her name. I am sure her editor tried to get her to change it, and I can only assume how that conversation went. I’m actually happy to see someone keep their real name because it is so unusual. Especially when they sound like that. 
But as to why I requested it? I am always looking for the next great contemporary, and I loved the blurb and the cover on this one. It sounds like a lot of fun. Rosie sounds kind of awesome. Thanks for this one go to Simon Pulse and Edelweiss.
And that’s it for me this week. What books did you add to your shelves? Leave me a comment and I will come visit your posts!

20 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #18

  1. Amy

    I requested this and got Declined, but Simon Pulse did approve Over You by Amy Reed which sounds really good. Can’t wait to see what you think of this one!!

  2. I agree about the cover and the blurb for this one, it sounds so good. I definitely have a soft spot for contemporaries lately and I am now totally kicking myself for not having requested this one, I might have to change that. I hope you love it Kara!

  3. Sam

    I’ve seen this around a few times, but it hasn’t yet succeeded in capturing my attention. Maybe I’ll wait to hear what you think before deciding if it’s for me. 🙂 Ooh and you and I feel the same way about author names. Good on her!

  4. I’m not familiar with this book but it sounds really great, Kara. 🙂 And kudos to the author for not changing her name, in spite of the pressure coming from her editor.

    I hope you enjoy!

  5. Ahhhhh, I want to read that book so much! It looks insanely adorable and perfect!

    Also, good job avoiding the Black Friday deals. I went freaking CRAZY on Book Closeouts. X_X

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