Friday, May 15, 2015

Stacking the Shelves & Week in Review 5/16/15

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

WOO HOO! I finally had a week with a small haul! Normally, this would make me sad, but lately I've just been adding too many books to my shelves (both physical and virtual). I needed a chance to catch up a bit. I'm very happy with what I did get, so this week is a WIN. It wasn't as productive a week as I'd have liked, but in the beginning of the week my son was sick (tummy bug), so I got a little behind.

This weekend and the beginning of this week are for catching up on my reviews and reading, and at the end of the week, my little guy is turning 4!! It seems like just yesterday he was born.


Anyway, on to my book haul...


Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Velvet by Temple West

Book Outlet order:

Uh, much for a small haul this week. At the last minute, my Book Outlet order arrived. I was definitely not expecting it so soon. This was my Mother's Day present (from their Mother's Day Sale). This shouldn't count against me.

Unraveled (Crewel World #3) by Ginnifer Albin
Velveteen by Daniel Marks

For Kindle

It's Just a Jump to the Left by Libba Bray

eARCs from Edelweiss and NetGalley

Devil's Pocket (Phoenix Island #2) by John Dixon
Need by Joelle Charbonneau
Beastly Bones (Jackaby #2) by William Ritter
The One Thing by Marci Lyn Curtis 

Week in Review

My Waiting on Wednesday: The Body Institute by Carol Riggs
(click cover for link)

(a fun new Instagram meme, click picture below)

(click cover for review)

What did you add to your shelves this week?

<3 Michelle


  1. Your son is a real cutie. My son's 14 but I still remember when he was 4.
    Nice haul. Most of these titles are new to me. Hope you enjoy reading them.

  2. WOW. Time sure does fly. Looks like you got some very interesting books this week. I hope you love all of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. I like the covers for the Bethany Griffin books. I avoid steampunk as a genre but the covers for a lot of these books are pretty! I tried the Moira Young series but it wasn't really my kind of thing. I hope you enjoy your haul!

  4. Awesome books this week! I'm sorry to hear your little guy was's so hard when they don't feel well, but Happy Almost Birthday to him! I am looking forward to your thoughts on Velvet. Enjoy your books!

  5. Aww! He's so cute! Hope he has a GREAT Birthday! ;)

    Nice reads! I am so excited for Velvet! I've entered like 5 contests so I am hoping one will let me win! LOL! And ooh Madness Underneath! I still need to read that! I've waited this long until the third book comes out because I heard it had a dreadful cliffhanger! LOL! Happy Reading!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. Awesome "small" haul this week. I hate when the kids are sick we have a bug going around here and had it last week. I loved Velvet and I really hope you do to. It may not have been productive but it looks like you had a great week. I hope next week is more productive for you. Happy reading!!!

  7. Awww your little guy's so cute! Happy Birthday to him!! I can't wait to hear what you think of Velvet :D

  8. Oooo! Happy birthday to Seth! I liked Velvet a lot :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

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

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  9. Happy Birthday Seth! What a darling boy. And seriously, amazing haul of books you've got this week. Dang. I need to review Challenger Deep too. ~Beth@Perpetual New Girl

  10. Happy birthday little man!

    I've had Velveteen in like forever and still haven't read it! Eep!

    New follower, happy weekend!

  11. Aw, happy birthday to your little boy!!! Such sweetness!
    And Velvet sounds good - it's been so long since I've read a good paranormal book!
    Enjoy your family and new books :)

  12. Happy Birthday to Seth! :-) I hope you enjoy your new books Michelle! :-) Thanks as always for stopping by my blog.

  13. I've been trying for "small hauls" too. I know the feeling. I love the Dust Lands series -- one of my favorites. I've been seeing a lot of Velvet today. Enjoy your books! Thanks for stopping by.

  14. Great haul this week. The Blood Red Road series is one of my favorites, so I hope you like it too! I can't wait for NEED. It sounds so interesting. Happy reading! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  15. Great list!! I have Unraveled but I haven't read it yet. So far I've just read Crewel but it was one of the most amazing books for a dystopian. I really need to get on the ball and finish the series!

    Shannon @ The Tale Temptress

  16. Ooohhh, I love your haul especially the books from Book Outlet.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  17. I've never ordered from Book Outlet. As you can tell by my STS posts, I really have no need to buy them right now. However, I have to ask, how long does it take from order to receiving them?

    1. I ordered them on Sunday and they arrived on Friday. Sometimes when there's a big sale it takes a few extra days, which is why I didn't expect them until next week. The prices are insanely cheap, too. It's a dangerous place for a book addict, but at least you don't end up spending too much money.

  18. I can't wait to read Uprooted. I agree, I don't think the Mother's Day haul should count against you. Hope you enjoy your books!

  19. Ah, 4 years old! What a cutie! Great haul this week. Although I have an ARC of Velveteen that I would probably have traded you or sent you for free even if you'd let me know you were wanting to read it. :-) I have to NOT click on the Book Outlet emails or I could spend a ton! Thanks for visiting my Sunday Post earlier.

  20. You got some good ones this week! I just broke down and bought Velvet yesterday :)

  21. Aww Happy Birthday, Seth! He is so adorable! My daughter will be 4 in July, they are super close in age! (And I know what you mean about the time- HOW does it go by so quickly? I remember the moments of the baby pictures, as I am sure you do when you look at Seth's. Too fast, it goes way too fast.)

    BookOutlet, the bane of my existence ;) I just got my order today- 3 books for me, 3 Berenstain Bear books for Lena- and now I see the Dustlands series and I want those too! I cannot let myself though. CANNOT. I am VERY curious about Need- I am a little wary of the new series, so I will have to pay close attention for your review! Hope you enjoy the new books, and have a fabulous week!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  22. Happy birthday to the little guy!! Awww he's so cute :)

    YAY, I hope you enjoy Velvet, I really enjoyed it. I've heard wonderful things about Uprooted too.

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books