Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. You can read more about the creation of Stacking the Shelves by visiting the official launch page here.
So, I sort of had a pretty epic week in terms of book hauls. I don’t know WHAT is wrong with me, but I did terribly staying away from the galley sites. It didn’t help that Crown of Midnight went up on NetGalley, which I HAD to request, and then found others that I just “had” to request, and, seriously, it is a vicious cycle. Thank goodness I have a whole summer to read, right?
That being said, this was my first full week of summer break, and I did a whole lot of nothing. And it was GLORIOUS. I got a lot of books read, prepped for my Month of Me (by which I mean, I requested some “me” titles from the library, hurrah!), and watched a whole lot of French Open tennis. I also redid my ratings graphics (adding text to my stars), which made me stupidly happy. Considering that I was pretty graphics illiterate when I started this blog, little accomplishments like that make me smile. I also was supposed to go to a Cardinals game Friday night and see fireworks but we had terrible storms come through so they postponed the game until Saturday at 12:15. So I will be there then, although I am bummed about the fireworks. But it’s better to be safe than sorry, and several people in surrounding areas got tons of damage, so we’re very lucky.
Anyway! You’re here for the books, so let’s not blather on anymore. Here’s my book haul!
- Demonglass (Hex Hall #2) by Rachel Hawkins
- Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff
- [not pictured] In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters
I actually bought the last three books listed under purchased last week and forgot to include them. In the Shadow of Blackbirds isn’t pictured because I gave it to my mom and told her she had to read it. :D
- Daughter of the Earth and Sky (Daughters of Zeus #2) by Kaitlin Bevis (e-book)
- Magic Marks the Spot by Caroline Carlson (Edelweiss)
- Elemental (Elemental #0.5) by Brigid Kemmerer (e-book)
- Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2) by Sarah J. Maas (NetGalley)
- This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales (NetGalley)
- All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (NetGalley)
- Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein (NetGalley)
Thank you SO MUCH to HarperCollins, Bloomsbury Children’s, Macmillan and Disney-Hyperion for the e-galleys! I’m super excited to read all of these, but especially Crown of Midnight. ♥
So that’s what I picked up this week! What did you get? Please link me! Like I mentioned above, I will be at the Cardinals game tomorrow afternoon but will return comments when I get home!
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Because June is my Month of Me, I’m not going to be scheduling reviews for the next month, aside from a blog tour stop. When I finish a book, I will probably review it, but can’t say with any certainty what I’ll be reading when. But here are some books you can keep an eye out for that I’m definitely going to read at some point this month!
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
The Demon King (Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
I’m also going to attempt to listen to my first audiobook! I think I’m generally too ADHD to make it through one in its entirety – let’s face it, 14+ hours for some of these books is a LONG time! – but I’ve heard that the one I’ve chosen (Beauty Queens by Libba Bray) is particularly good, so we’ll see if I can do it. If so, I will be reviewing that book as well.