Saturday, July 15, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #78 - I should be embarrassed!


I am really excited to participate in Stacking the Shelves, a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality

The book collector in me was out in full force this week.  I have to admit that this is a crazy number of books to acquire in a single week.  Hopefully, I can control myself for a few weeks and give myself a chance to get caught up a bit.

Vacation is over and we went back to work this week.  No fun.  I was pretty busy at work just trying to get caught up.  It was otherwise a pretty quiet week. 

Digital Books
Exposed by Lisa Scottoline (NetGalley)
Invictus by Ryan Graudin (NetGalley)
The Late Show by Michael Connelly (NetGalley)
Don't Let Go by Harlan Coben (Edelweiss)
The Duke of Her Desire by Sophie Barnes (Edelweiss)
The Girl at Midnight by Melissa Grey (Kindle Purchase)
The Shadow Hour by Melissa Grey (Kindle Purchase)
The Diabolic by S.J. Kincaid (Kindle Purchase)
Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt (Kindle Purchase)
The Winter King by C.L. Wilson (Kindle Purchase)
The Awakening by Amanda Stevens (Kindle Purchase)

I had a widget for Lisa Scottoline's next book sent to me and I couldn't resist.  I caught Invictus as a read now and thought it sounded great so I grabbed it while I had the chance.  I requested The Late Show a long time ago and had given up any hope so I was surprised to be approved this week.  Harlan Coben is one of my favorite authors and there may have been some squealing when I saw that I had been approved for Don't Let Go, which I will be starting right away.  I am excited to read the newest book in the Diamonds in the Rough series by Sophie Barnes.  I caught most of the other books for $2 or $3 during all of the great sales on Amazon this week.  I did pay full price for The Winter King but received a promotional credit for the purchase which covered the cost of The Awakening.

Print Books
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Bookstore Purchase)
Cinder by Marissa Meyer (Bookstore Purchase)
The Cemetery Boys by Heather Brewer (Bookstore Purchase)
Dreamland by Sarah Dessen (Bookstore Purchase)

These four books actually should have been on last week's post.  We spent last Friday out and about since we were on vacation and ended up going to two different bookstores.  Of course, we had to support them both by making a purchase.  My daughter was the one to pick these out but I had a hand in encouraging The Hate U Give and do plan to read that one.  I also hope to read Cinder but I am not sure that the other two books are really my kind of read. 

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert (Novl)

The nice people over at Novl sent me this book.  I don't remember requesting it but I may have. Anyway it looks great and I can't wait to read it.


The Deadtown Series by Nancy Holzner (Won @ Between dreams and reality)

I was lucky enough to win a copy of Deadtown from Melliane at Between dreams and reality.  There was some kind of mix up with the publisher so Ace ended up sending the first 5 books in the series to make up for the delay.  That was very generous of them and very much appreciated. 

What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum (Amazon Purchase)

I bought this book on Amazon's Prime Day this week.  There was a $5 coupon on any print book purchase over $15 and I let my daughter pick the book.  She chose well.

Audiobooks
Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay (Dreamscape Audio via Audiobook Jukebox)
Buttercream Bump Off by Jenn McKinlay (Dreamscape Audio via Audiobook Jukebox)

I just loved About a Dog by Jenn McKinley so when I saw the opportunity to review a couple of her earlier cozy mysteries, I jumped at the chance.  If you haven't checked out Audiobook Jukebox yet, they are a fantastic resource for audiobook reviews and their reviewer program has some great books available for request.

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What books do you add to your shelves this week? 
Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave a link to your own STS post!

58 comments:

  1. WOW lots of books!!! Happy to see Tell the Wolves I'm Home in there. That is a favorite of mine. I really want to get What to Say Next too. Have a great week!

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    1. I have wanted to read Tell the Wolves I'm Home for a while. Just because I bought it doesn't mean I will get to it right away but hopefully I can read it soonish.

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  2. Yaay!! CINDER! Such a great book. What a nice bookhaul you have over there. Have fun reading them all!

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    1. Cinder has been on my radar for some time. I don't have many excuses not to read it now that it has found a home on my shelves.

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  3. Oooh nice!! I wouldn't be embarrassed! These are the hauls to live for!! LOL! It's like once in a blue moon where I acquire this much in one week! As of now--because I still plan to go out today!--my book haul is at 4. And I only need to read 2. It will be explained tomorrow, but yeah. I clearly have a book buying problem in some realms as I am contemplating buying Australian covered books but TBD doesn't have them, so I'm seeking other avenues. Expensive avenues. I'm in trouble! LOL!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I guess it is a good thing that I don't do this every week. I clearly have a book buying problem myself :)

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  4. Wow? That is a lot of books. Happy reading.

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    1. It is just a crazy amount of books, Nadene.

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  5. Oh wow, you weren't kidding! That is a lot of books! lol. So many great looking ones. I read Cinder earlier this year and really loved it. I hope you love it too. What to Say Next is one that I have on my wishlist too. Hope you love all of your new books and have a great weekend!

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    1. I didn't realize how many it was until I sat down to do this post. To be fair many of these wouldn't have been purchased if it wasn't for my daughter. She is an enabler.

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  6. Look at all those lovely books you got!! I am thrilled to see The Winter King---I just love that book. And I do enjoy Sophie Barnes too, hope you enjoy that one as well.

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    1. I have had The Winter King on my tbr list forever. I have an ARC of The Sea King so it is time to work it into my reading schedule.

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  7. So many books. It looks like you have a lot of reading to do. I hope you love them!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I do have a lot of reading to do. I am pretty much stocked with books for many years. :)

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  8. So many books, so little time...how do you keep up?

    My post is <a href="www.onereadersthoughts.com/2017/07/15/stacking-shelves-15th-july-2017/”>Here</a>

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    1. Honestly...I am always behind so I guess I really don't keep up.

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  9. You're picking up bad habits in book buying from me I think! I'm in agreement...see a bookstore and you are obligated to buy something! It's like a rule or something! Have a great weekend!

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    1. I have no willpower with books. I want them all and overestimate how many I can actually read. Oh well.

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  10. Wow! You really did get a haul this week. Enjoy!

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    1. I picked up a crazy number of books. Hopefully, I can limit my hauls for a while.

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  11. You have a very good selection of books! I really loved The Hate U Give. It is very powerful and insightful. I also enjoyed The Diabolic (I even made a Pinterest board for the fashion in the book!). Enjoy your new books and have a great week.

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    1. My daughter is currently read The Hate U Give. I thought is was a pretty safe purchase since we both wanted to read it. Thank you!

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  12. Oh I want to check out Invictus, The Hate You Give, and Diabolic. So many books to enjoy! My Shelf

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    1. I am really excited about the books I added this week which is a very good thing!

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  13. I love the Stevens series and I hope you'll like the Deadtown series, I think it is a lot of fun. Happy reading!

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    1. I am really excited about the Deadtown series. It really looks like my kind of book.

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  14. I really need to read The Hate U Give. I've heard nothing but good things. I was too late for the read-now on Invictus, but am so far behind on my current pile that it's probably a good thing. Happy reading!
    Natflix&Books

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    1. I am not sure when I will squeeze in The Hate U Give but my daughter is reading it now so I am okay with that. Invictus just looked so good I couldn't resist.

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  15. I am probably going to cave and buy What to Say Next. I don't know how much longer I can wait for my library to get it. Seriously, we have three libraries in my township and the YA selections is a little lacking. To make me feel worse, I won a What to Say Next prize pack, which did not include a book. *sad face* I hope you love all your new books!!

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    1. What to Say Next was only $10 after the promo code so I went for it. My daughter is excited to read it but I am not sure when I will get to it. Too bad your prize pack didn't include the book.

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  16. Wonderful haul. The Hate U Give is one I've been hearing a lot of. Plan to read that soon too.

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    1. Everyone seems to like The Hate U Give. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to read it.

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  17. Cinder is so good! I've also heard amazing things about What to Say Next - it's apparently really good!

    I also got The Diabolic - it looks amazing.

    Enjoy your new books! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My Book Haul!

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    1. I have been wanting to read Cinder for a very long time. We couldn't resist buying it for $3 last week.

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  18. Looks like a gooood haul. Hope you enjoy them all! I need to read Tell the Wolves I'm Home, too -- I've had it on my TBR for ages.

    My STS.

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    1. Tell the Wolves I'm Home sounds like a really amazing book. I can't wait to get to it.

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  19. This is a whole lot of books! But hey, never be embarrassed! It's what us book collectors do best, collecting ;) And YAS please read Cinder! I love that series like crazy

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    1. I am definitely a book collector. I love buying books as much as reading them.

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  20. I've heard good things about The Hate You Give. Hope you like it. - Katie

    Here's my STS --> http://justanothergirlandherbooks.blogspot.de/2017/07/stacking-shelves-15-july-2017.html

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  21. Ahhh the back from vacation and to reality vibe. Still waiting for mine - which will be at the end of July. Two more weeks!

    These are some fantastic haul, Carole. Really curious about Invictus.

    Happy reading!

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    1. There is never enough vacation for me. Invictus sounds so good.

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  22. Embarrassed? Naaahhhh. You picked up a lot of good ones. I had no idea that the new Sophie Barnes book was available for review already. I loved A Most Unlikely Duke. :D OMG and I loved The Winter King! I have The Sea King and I want to start it soon. It has been a long time coming. ;) I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a lovely weekend, Carole. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I enjoyed A Most Unlikely Duke as well so I had to request the new book in the series. I have some time to read that one. I also have a copy of The Sea King so I need to read The Winter King first :)

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  23. Oh wow, those are a lot of books which means you will be in book heaven!!! I hope you enjoy them all, Carole. Happy reading, my friend. :)

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    1. I am definitely in book heaven - surrounded by books!

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  24. Wow you had a busy week book buying and you picked up a lot of wonderful books. I'm really looking forward to reading What to Say Next, I've been patiently waiting since I read her last book. Enjoy all your new reads :)

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    1. I have no idea when I will get to What to Say Next but it is there for me when I can squeeze it in.

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  25. Woo! That is a lot of new pretties! I did that last week. No regrets. lol Darn on having to be an adult again and go back to work. But at least lots of new pretties to help soften that blow :)

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    1. Some weeks you just have to go a little crazy on the book hoarding.

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  26. Wow awesome haul!! I loved the girl at midnight, I haven't had the chance to read book two but I hope its just as good :)
    Have a lovely week
    Here is my STS 

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    1. I can't resist a good deal so when I say the first two books in that series for $2 each, I had to grab them.

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  27. All these books look great. I've heard wonderful things about The Hate U Give too. Hope you enjoy all your new reads and hope you get caught up at work :)

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    1. Thanks! The Hate U Give does sound really good. Hopefully, I can get to it sometime soon.

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  28. Wow! So many great books! I'm a big fan of the Jen Mckinlay mysteries and now I need to go check out audio jukebox! Hope your week is going great!

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    1. Audiobook Jukebox has so many great audiobooks. I hope you find one to request!

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