Stacking the Shelves #68

Posted December 14, 2013 by Kara in Kara, Stacking the Shelves / 21 Comments

stacking the shelves

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.

Another week, another haul. This one isn’t that big but has some good stuff and might be one of the most eclectic haul posts I have ever written. Small physical haul but some Christmas gifts have started to come in and that’s super fun too! This is two weeks of books, so it might seem like a lot but spread out it’s not so much. Which I am thankful for as it allows me to catch up some. And I have been doing fairly well with that.


I got my bookmarks from the lovely Wendy Darling at The Midnight Garden. I didn’t know I was getting two! I think I will use one and put the other in a special place. 🙂
From my dear friend Bekka at Pretty Deadly Reviews, I got a copy of Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams. She says this book destroyed her so I am interested to see if I like it, especially since I read another of this author’s books and didn’t like it much. I read the first few pages though and I am intrigued.
From Lisa at Fic Talk, she sent be a copy of Angelfall, which no I have not read yet (I KNOW!!), but at least now I have a copy so I can try to fit it in sometime soon. Thanks for the awesome gift, Lisa!
And then I won a copy of Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt on Twitter. Bloomsbury was having a contest, and I was one of their daily winners. This is the SECOND book I have won from Bloomsbury this way. I won The Bone Season way back when too. Their contests are awesome.
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Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for this. I feel so lucky to have gotten a copy to read early. I already have this pre-ordered too!

Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
After the End by Amy Plum
The Cabinet of Curiosities by Various Authors

Harper Teen added a new pile of galleys this week on Edelweiss and I tried to be good and only picked these four. I have so many to read already. BUT I AM ALMOST THERE.

Salt by Danielle Ellison

Entangled Teen sent out this galley this week. I am not sure if I will like this one as it sounds a little too romance focused for me. But I will attempt it and just DNF if it doesn’t work. I am doing that a lot lately. I’m thinking of starting the DNF roundups again.

This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Another lovely gift, this time from Amy at Book Loving Mom who is pretty much the sweetest person ever. She got me this for Christmas off of my Amazon wishlist.


On the blog this week:

Monday: A 5 star review for World After by Susan Ee.

Tuesday: Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR pile.

Wednesday: A discussion on the Christmas traditions that come from Norse mythology. 

Thursday: A 4 star review of an adorable middle grade book called The Desperate Adventures of Zeno and Alya.

Friday: Forgotten Fridays, our bi-monthly feature. This time we review Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.

Links We Love:

This post that was pointed out to child-free me, entitled To the Women Who Choose Not to Have Kids. I loved it.

Over on The Bookaholic, Pixie has a discussion post about what makes someone a true fan.

Hanna at The Irish Banana Review has started a new feature about ARC questions. She interviews a publicist from Bloomsbury, a publisher that has always been a bit of an enigma to me. Not anymore!

This week’s Cover Snark over at a Reader of Fictions. I never miss a post. SO MANY covers this week.

21 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #68

  1. YAY, great haul, Kara. I can’t believe you haven’t read Angelfall yet! Even if I still haven’t read World After yet, I do have it hiding somewhere on my kindle… I am curious to see what you think about Don’t Call me Baby, too.

    I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  2. Amy

    You got some really awesome books!! I haven’t read Angelfall yet either. I got a copy for Christmas last year. I just recently bought the sequel on my kindle, so I should probably read them both soon!! So glad that you like your gift!! Thanks for the one you sent me too!! It is in my post that goes up tomorrow!

  3. Jealous you got the new Leavitt-she’s one of my favorite authors and I always appreciate reading her books. It looks like it was a pretty nice week for you-happy reading!

  4. Oooooh, I spy some interesting novels in here… some of which I have never before seen or heard of.

    I have friends who adore Carol Lynch Williams (though I don’t remember anything about Glimpse in particular) so I will be curious to see how you like it. I tried a novel of hers once and DNFd in 50 pages. BUT if Bekka liked it, it’s definitely worth a try at least.

    YAY for Angelfall! The good thing is that it is a super quick read so whenever you have time, it will be over and one before you know it. And then you can flail/debate with us.

    Woman! You have SUCH GOOD LUCK on Twitter. Clearly your good karma is deserved but look at you. Winner winner chicken dinner. (I have no idea I am tired I am sorry)

    We got a lot of the same Harper/edelweiss novels. I’m a bit leery of Don’t Call Me Baby, but so excited for After the End and the Cabinet of Curiosities.

    I got the email about Salt, but I passed. It just didn’t sound like a book for me. And the cover… it reminds me of another book but I can’t figure out which one, yet.

    Happy reading, Kara!

    • LOL!! I love your tired comments. 🙂 I have the thing from Entangled Teen where they automatically send me copies. I figure I just will skip it if I don’t want it but I am going to try it. Does it remind you of the Ultraviolet cover? Similar colors!

  5. I’m always a sucker for a novel in verse so Glimpse is definitely going on my TBR. I’m super eager for you to get around to Lost Lake. I just finished it recently and really enjoyed it. 🙂 Happy Reading!

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