Friday, May 8, 2015

Stacking the Shelves & Week in Review 5/9/15

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews to share what we've added to our shelves for the week.

Well, this week wasn't as productive as last week, but I did manage post my weekly memes (no #DustOffYourBookshelf this week, no time) and I have a giveaway going on. Check below for the link and try to win a signed copy of None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio. Otherwise, I worked, it was hot and I bought a lot of books. I knew I was going to buy a lot this week, I was totally prepared since there were SO many highly anticipated releases on the 5th. Sadly, I haven't gotten around to reading any of them yet. I'll be starting The Heir by Kiera Cass this weekend, though. Next week there should only be one or two physical books to haul. I'm going to slow it down until the end of the month because I'll be mega-hauling at BEA. I didn't get many eARCs for review this week, which is fine with me. I think my hands are full at the moment.

So, here's this week's haul...


The Heir (The Selection #4) by Kiera Cass
Fangirl (Collector's Edition) by Rainbow Rowell
Undertow by Michael Buckley
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
Tracked by Jenny Martin
The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
Cold Burn of Magic by Jennifer Estep
Now and Forever by Susane Colasanti (new in paperback)
The Clouded Sky (Earth & Sky #2) by Megan Crewe
Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour (new in paperback)

Invincible by Amy Reed
Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson (new in paperback)
Material Girls by Elaine Dimopoulos

Last Saturday was Independent Bookstore Day, and my local Indie, the Chester County Book Company, was having a celebration. They had refreshments, cool items for sale and a "blind date" with a book where they wrapped books in white paper and wrote a personal add describing it on the paper. Here was mine: 

They also featured recommendations from local bloggers, which was very cool. I chose a recommendation of Christina's from Confessions of a Book Addict (The Start of Me and You). Check out the awesome display they had in the store. Oh, I also bought those cool kitty cat socks.

For Kindle

Rival (Feuds #0.5) by Avery Hastings

eARCs from Edelweiss and NetGalley


You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost) by Felicia Day - Edelweiss
(I love her!)

The Darkness Within (The Monster Within #2) by Kelly Hashway - NetGalley

Omni (Omni #1) by Andrea Murray - NetGalley

Week in Review

My It's Monday! post
(click picture below)

My Waiting on Wednesday: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
(click book cover)

Review and GIVEAWAY: None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio
(click book cover)

What did you add to your shelves this week?

<3 Michelle


  1. You got so many amazing books!! I can't wait to get my hands on A Court of Thorns and Roses, The Heir and The Wrath and The Dawn.
    Since You've Been Gone is an amazing book and that is coming from someone who doean't really like Contemporary but it was so good that I put Morgan Matson on my autobuy list and I'm now searching for her older books to get them :P I hope you enjoy it!!
    I love what your local bookstore did!! It was so amazing ... I wish they did something like that over here :( and I love the kitty socks :P You don't know how jealous I am right now :P
    Great post!!!

  2. I need to stop buying books NOW! All the hard work of september-february in reducing the tbr has been ruined from the mega splurges of march to may! I'm a great big booky failure! But I LOVE all my shiny new books! *mwooaahhh*

  3. Thanks so much for sharing my display at Chester County Books. I'm so glad you were able to stop by and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Start of Me and You. I also am dying to read Court of Thorns and Roses...must get my hands on a copy soon. Have a great weekend and thanks again or the shoutout!

    1. They did a really good job at CCBC. Hopefully I get to read The Start of Me and You soon! I can't wait to start reading A Court of Thorns and Roses either. I need SO much more time!

  4. WHOA! Talk about awesome!! That's an awesome haul! I so want to go to BEA one of these days and I am hoping it works out next year. Because it's in Chicago and that's in driving distance! Like over 4 hours, probably 5 for the actual city of Chicago, but that's still totally doable! More reason to anticipate 2016! LOL! Happy Reading!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. OMG Talk about HAUL you have so many books on your list!
    Stacking the Shelves

  6. What a wonderful selection of books this week. I see quite a few that look amazing and wonderful. A Court of Thorns and Roses looks fantastic. I hope that you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  7. WOW! Great week!! I am getting the first copy of The Heir from the library but not until this Tuesday! The Sarah J. Maas book looks good, I'm like #12 on the wait list at the library for that one. I haven't read Cold Burn of Magic yet, but I have it! Enjoy all your books and Happy Saturday!!!

  8. What a fantastic haul :-) I'm not sure if I want to read The Heir yet, I probably will end up reading it though! Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier.

  9. I'd love to read The Wrath and the Dawn - it sounds really good! I'll probably have to wait until it's a little cheaper though. Books are so expensive these days!

  10. Great haul this week! Undertow sounds so good. Material Girls is one of my all time favorite reads. I'm so jealous that you have an arc with the original cover of the book! I wish they had stuck with that cover, because I'm going to end up with the new one. :/ Happy reading!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  11. Wow great book haul. That collector's edition of Fangirl looks amazing. I'm super jealous that you have the ARC of Felicia Day's book. I hope you like it because it seems like a fun read.

  12. Loved CoTaR and hope you do too. Have a great week.

  13. Oh, Fangirl is so pretty! You have so many wonderful books here! ACOTAR is amazing! The Start of You and Me is too!
    Enjoy all of your newbies :)

  14. YAY! I loved The Wrath and the Dawn, and enjoyed ACOTAR! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely weekend :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  15. soooo many new great reads. I just bought Since You've Been Gone this past week and hoping to read it soon.. I'm really hoping to get my hands on ACOTAR soon. crossing my fingers that my local bookstore will have it fast. Hope you enjoy your new books! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  16. Court of Thorns and Roses is really good! Can't wait to read The Heir. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy all your books!

  17. The Wrath and the Dawn looks like a fantastic read!! The Start of Me and You, Since You've Been Gone, and The Fill-In Boyfriend are all pretty great contemporaries. :)

    Happy reading!

  18. WOW! So many books! I also just The Heir and Since You've Been Gone, but I also really want to read Everything Leads to You, The Fill-In Boyfriend, and The Start of Me and You. I also recently read The Wrath & the Dawn and The Clouded Sky and I LOVED both of them! Enjoy your new books!

  19. Where do I even start?! Oh, I know- THE YELLOW COVER of Material Girls!! AH! I am in love. Also, I really want Undertow. I am contemplating buying it at this exact moment, actually. And WRATH! Where did you find it!? And also, I need that pretty edition of Fangirl, even though I haven't yet read my regular edition of Fangirl. Oops? Also... so excited for BEA. BOOOOKS.

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  20. ooh The Wrath and the Dawn :D Nice many nice looking books. I also bought The Heir this week :D Have you started it? I'm still finishing The One first.

    Maura @

  21. Nice haul. I got Court of Thorn and Roses for Mother's Day. It'll be on my post next week. After all the great reviews I've read, I'm sure it won't disappoint.

  22. Looks like you had a awesome week. You scored an amazing haul this week. I picked up The Heir also. I'm so jealous you have an indie bookstore we don't have one here. =( I hope you have a great week. Enjoy all your beautiful new book treasures. Happy reading.