Stacking the Shelves #61

October 5, 2013 Kara, Stacking the Shelves 22

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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.


This week I have a fairly small haul, but a good one! There are two e-galleys for review, and I got three review books in the mail. That’s right. The publisher’s loved me this week. I don’t know what I did, but whatever it is, could you tell me so I keep doing it?

Tin Star by Cecil Castellucci (Solicited from pub-Thank you to MacKids Books!)
Here, There, Elsewhere: Stories from the Road by William Least Heat-Moon (Unsolicited from pub-Thank you to Little, Brown!)
Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian (Unsolicited from author-Thank you to Carrie Mesrobian and Carolrhoda Books!)

E-Books:

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The Drowned Forest by Kristopher Reisz (Thank you to Flux Books.)
Far From You by Tess Sharpe (Thank you to Disney Hyperion.)



On the blog this week:

Starting with Monday, Kara posted a review of The Explanation for Everything by Lauren Grodstein. Considering the author is an Atheist, I expected more.

On Tuesday, Lyn and Kara posted their Top Ten Book Turn-offs.

Lyn talks about her hobby, letterboxing, on Wednesday. It was a hit!

Kara has a dual graphic novel review for Boxers and Saints by Gene Luen Yang on Thursday.

Finally, on Friday Lyn posted a review for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. Ed note: I just read this review as I was typing up this post, and it teared me up. Nice one, Lyn!

Links We Love:

Rachelia at Bookish Comfort’s The Great Migration from Goodreads to Booklikes and the effects on the book blogging community.


This Vine from Jamie at The Perpetual Page Turner.

Pixie at The Bookaholic’s Bookish Bucket List.

Giselle at Xpresso Read’s post on DNFing or NOT DNFing.

22 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves #61”

  1. Kat Balcombe

    Oooo you are popular this week ;)

    The cover of The Drowned Forest took me a while to figure out what it actually was! I’ve got Far From You too.

    Enjoy :-D

  2. Bookish

    Great haul, I got The Drowned Forest too and can’t wait to start it! Tin Star is on my wishlist, I love the sound of it so looking forward to seeing what you think of it :)

    Enjoy your new books and happy reading!

  3. Amber (Books of Amber)

    I don’t even know what Far From You is about, but I downloaded it because I like fairy lights. It’s a good reason, okay? The cover of The Drowned Forest is kinda cool. None of that blow dried, model-esque hair going on there. Enjoy your books :D

  4. Amy

    You got some great books!! I also got The Drowned Forest and it sounds awesome!! I have Sex & Violence for review and really need to get to it. I am really behind right now and with the new job I am not getting much reading done at the moment. Far From You looks great. I almost requested it, but since I am behind I figured I better not lol!

  5. Shelley Romano

    Apparently, Far From You’s cover hasn’t been finalized according to what I’ve seen on NG and GR. Kind of makes you wonder who jumped the gun. Anyway, looking forward to reading that story as well. Enjoy your books!

  6. Joyous Reads

    Yay for unsolicited review copies! Hope you enjoy them. ;) Far From You looks interesting. Looking forward to your thoughts on that.

    Have a great week!

  7. Jessie

    Ooh, I knew you would get Tin Star. I was stoked to see that on NG the other day since I wasn’t smart enough to realize HOW AWESOME IT SOUNDS. I love that YA scifi seems to be getting more and more popular. Like this, Starglass (though I think you were pretty disappointed with this IIFC) These Broken Stars, etc. I am definitely enjoying more YA scifi!

    • Kara_Malinczak

      Glad you grabbed it from NetGalley, Jessie. It’s a really short book, it seems. Kind of unusual for Sci-FI! I didn’t much care for Starglass but I loved These Broken Stars.

  8. Bekka @ Pretty Deadly Reviews

    I can’t wait to read Sex & Violence. It seems really daring and definitely like my kind of book. I also received The Drowned Forest this week. Finally, it seems like Disney Hyperion still hates me, but that’s okay – there’s always release day!

  9. Kristilyn (Reading In Winter)

    I got The Drowned Forest, too! It looks really good! That’s awesome the publishers were spreading the love. :) I never get anything unsolicited, but one can hope … I’m usually quite attracted to my mailbox.

    Hope you have a good week!

  10. Rachelia G

    I got approved for Far From You too. It sounds really interesting. I’m super curious as to what the final cover will look like because I already like the placeholder cover, haha!

    Thanks for mentioning our GR & BL post, Kara! Now I’m off to learn about letterboxing from Lyn :)

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