Stacking the Shelves #79

Posted March 8, 2014 by Kara in Stacking the Shelves / 10 Comments

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted at Tynga’s Reviews
It’s been a really slow couple of weeks. I’ve only gotten two review books in the mail, and I haven’t wanted many galleys that went up on Edelweiss or NetGalley. I am trying not to buy any books because I already have so many, and as a result, I have very little to show you. So much so that I Was tempted to buy something just to HAVE something. But I didn’t. Because summer catalogs are coming soon and so is BEA. Then I will have lots of somethings to show you. I hope. Or not, because honestly I still have catching up to do. Anyway, here is what I got:
This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
Thank you to First Second Books for these two pretties.


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For Review: Torn Away by Jennifer Brown

Tabula Rasa by Kristen Lippert-Martin

Thank you to EgmontUSA and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.


The Bird Eater by Ania Ahlborn

This was part of the Kindle First monthly thing for being a prime member. 


Bekka here!  I have a HUGE haul this week, so let’s get right to it.

 For Review
My Last Kiss by Bethany Neal
Torn Away by Jennifer Brown
Amity by Micol Ostow

Red Spikes by Margo Lanagan
The Boyfriend List and The Boy Book by E Lockhart
You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis
Glow and Spark by Amy Kathleen Ryan
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
You Against Me by Jenny Downham
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz
Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

The last time I made an appearance for STS was back in January. Wow. I’m a slacker. Nothing new is happening. I’ve digested some disappointing news, but as I told Kara: “Closing doors and opening windows and such.” I’m such a poet. I hope to have some good news soon, and I’m doing all I can to keep a positive outlook during bleak times. I did have a snow day Monday (HOORAY!) and treated myself to a new copy of Teen Titans GO! and Thor: The Dark World on DVD. I’m also writing more these days. I noticed that I’ve been very quiet on Twitter. I hope to start showing my face around the blogging world more often. One last thing. The Reddit Gift book exchange treated me very very well this year. That helped out quite a bit.
Onto the books!
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Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones – this one was a shock, but it was on sale and it looks LOVELY. I also adore some of the cast from the show and it makes a great addition to my shelf.
Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge – Had to have it
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks – I’ve wanted to read it for a while. Used copies make me happy.
The Day I Met Suzie by Chris Higgins – All the way from the UK. I’m excited to read this book (edit: I just noticed it is now available for Kindle. WTH)
Cress by Marissa Meyer – Signed and everything! This cover is my favorite so far!
Kindle Books
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Thorn by Intisar Khanani
Once Upon a Winter’s Night by Dennis L. McKiernan
Ember by Bettie Sharpe
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The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker – Gifted from Reddit Gifts Book Exchange. I have wanted this one for a long, long time!!



 On the blog this week:

Sunday: Bekka posted a review of The Riverman by Aaron Starmer.
Monday: The 57 Live of Alex Wayfare blog tour stops by with a guest post from the author and a book review by Kara. 
Tuesday: Bekka and Lyn post the top ten authors they’ve never read
Wednesday: Kara hosts The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley blog tour. There’s a US/CA giveaway!
Kara discusses what she likes in a book cover
Thursday: It’s Kara’s first (and hopefully not last) 5 star review of the year. The book is Grandmaster by David Klass.
Friday: Lyn has a review for the graphic novel The Cute Girl Network.

10 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #79

  1. Wow, lots of great books! I was tempted by Tabula Rasa but I restrained myself – so far! Really want to read Thorn and The Golem & The Jinni, looking forward to hearing what you think of them!

    Hope you all enjoy your new books and happy reading 🙂

  2. I have Torn Away too girls, I’m hoping to get to it soon, and I hope you two enjoy it as well. There’s some other very exciting books here, I’ve heard good things about Glow, Graffiti Moon and Shatter Me, so I hope they’re enjoyable too! 😀

  3. Kara – I got Torn Away too, I’m hoping it a great read. And, BEA! I wish I was going this year but I’ll be in the US about 2 weeks too late. ENJOY!

    Bekka – Ruby Oliver! Glow and Spark! Graffiti Moon! All excellent books 🙂

    Lyn – That hardback of Cress looks lovely!

  4. Kara, your dog is so freaking cute. The Bird Eater’s cover is both awesome and disturbing.
    Bekka, I love the E.Lockhart books. So good.
    Lyn, I’ve heard great things about The Golem.

    I hope you all love your new reads and that your weekends were grand!

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