Saturday, September 21, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (24) 9.21.13

Saturday, September 21, 2013 1:17 AM with 22 comments


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tyngas Reviews. This meme allows us to share the books we've recently added to our shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! *Clicking the link of a book's title will take you to Goodreads.

I'm sorry for the lack of posts save for the couple of memes I've been able to keep up with. Student teaching is awesome, but it is also kicking my ass. I'm trying to read on my short lunch break and before I pass out at night, but I'm not getting through as many books as I'd like (and I still have so many good choices that I'm in the middle of at least 10 books right now). I did finish Fangirl a couple of nights ago and have the best of intentions on writing a review this weekend. I'm also almost done with Tom Perrotta's new short story collection, Nine Inches, and will hopefully have a review up for it as well. This week I got a ton of books I'm excited for that I'm hoping I'll able to get to. I need to put myself on a NG/EW diet, but I just get so pulled in by all those pretty covers. I hope everyone is doing well and having a great weekend!


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Goodbye, Rebel Blue by Shelley Coriell
Rebecca Blue, known as Rebel, decides to finish a dying girl's bucket list and it changes her life. I'm really excited to read this one. It sounds so bittersweet.
Made of Stars by Kelley York
A YA mystery about a brother and sister trying to clear their friend's name when he is accused of his mom's murder. I love this pretty cover.
Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron
The son of Frankenstein and his bride goes on a road trip with Jekyll and Hyde's granddaughters. I mean, for real, is that not the best synopsis ever?
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
Two teens fall in love. She gets pregnant; he moves away. Three years later he comes back and they begin to fall in love again. Very interested in how this is handled. 
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
I have to admit that I couldn't get into Beautiful Creatures. I tried...3 times, but I'm still intrigued by this book about a girl who finds out after her mother's death that she had been a part of a secret society protecting the world from a demon.
Hereafter by Kate Brian
The sequel to Shadowlands...which I need to read next. I adore the covers for this series. 
Blackout by Robison Wells
Two teens lives get tangled with the lives of two terrorists.
Eat, Brains, Love by Jeff Hart
Two teenage zombie search for love. I have to admit that I find love stories between zombies a little off-putting, but this does look funny.
Six Months Later by Natalie Richards
A girl falls asleep in study hall and wakes up six months later with no recollection of what has happened over those months.
Constable and Toop by Gareth P. Jones
A boy who lives in a funeral parlor is haunted by the people his father buries.
Losing It by various authors
A collection of short stories about losing the big V. 


I won the Clear Your Shelf Giveaway over at I Heart Y.A. Fiction run by the lovely Sabrina. I love her blog. If you've never visited her before--you should remedy that. Thanks, Sabrina!

What I snagged from the library


Nine Inches by Tom Perrotta
This brilliant author is one of my all-time favorites. I'm loving this collection of short stories.

So that's it for me this week. I'm pretty excited about what I added to my shelves this week. What did you add to your shelves? Link me up!
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  1. Man Made Boy and Blackout are on my wishlist. Loved Man Made Boys synopsis.
    I`ve had to put my self on a NG diet this past month. Way too many other books ive been dying to read have taken over my life.

    Ashley Books Buying Beauty
    New follower

  2. Hereafter is amazing! I loved it even more than the first. Goodbye, Rebel Blue is also great. Enjoy all your books :)

  3. Amazing haul Natalie. I want to read quite a few of your books as usual. Goodbye Rebel Blue looks SO good. So does Six Months Later. I hope you enjoy them all. :-)

  4. Lots of great books this week! I really want Goodbye Rebel Blue.

    Here's my STS

    Also a new bloglovin follower :)

  5. Nice haul this week! I'm interested in quite a few of the ARCs you received. Enjoy!

    See how I stacked my shelves this week.

  6. Amazing haul of books. Got to love those E-ARC's. Net Galley and Edelweiss are my weakness as well. Come visit me too.

    Books of Love

  7. Great haul! I really want to read Six Months Later, it sounds so good! And Unbreakable is on my TBR list as well. Have fun reading! ~Pam

  8. How to Love! I want that so bad. I don't have an Eidelweiss account so it's Net Galley for me. I try to limit my requests to one to two books a week so I'm not bogged down. Otherwise, it can get overwhelming pretty fast.

    Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy everything. Looking forward to your thoughts on these books!

  9. I'm pretty new to Netgalley-just reviewed my second book for them but look forward to ordering more. Hope you enjoy all your books when you get time to read them!

  10. Oh, wow...what a great list of books! Good Bye, Rebel Blue...Six Months Later...Made of Stars...How to Love! ACK! Awesome haul this week!

    Here's my STS

    Bree :)
    Coffee Bean Bookshelf

  11. Wow! That is a lot of ARCs. I hope you enjoy all of your new books.

    Here is my link.

  12. Has anyone told you that your background is awesome? If not, then I'm telling you that it is :)) I've heard of some of these books, but I don't really know what they're about. I hope you enjoy reading! :)
    Stacking the Shelves
    GIVEAWAYS: American Girl on Saturn, Heist, Fire & Flood and This Much is True

    1. Thank you! Stephanie at Hopeless Romantics designed it for me. I love it, too.

  13. I adore the covers of Shadowland series, too. Ohhh and How to Love? YAY! I'd love to read it when it comes out:) Congrats on the win!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend Natalie and happy reading:)

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

  14. So many insanely awesome books! I wants them all and their babies too!
    My STS

  15. Haha I love the cover of EAT BRAINS LOVE! Looks like a fun read! I'm liking that you have eARCs! They're awesome..Except when they expire..

    LOVE your layout by the way! So clean and simple :)

    OH WOW! Michelle Rowan has a new book? How did I not know this?!?! EEKS! SO EXCITED! Thank you for showing this on your STS.. *adds book to wishlist*

    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada

  16. I want to read How to Love. Six Months Later sounds really good. I hadn't heard of it before.

  17. Great haul! So many awesome arcs. I wanted Goodbye, Rebel Blue, but it wasn't in the stars for me haha. Six Months Later sounds really intriguing! I definitely wouldn't mind reading Man Made Boy either, that definitely sounds like a fun read hahaa. Hope you enjoy all your books!

    Bookmunchie's Sunday Post & STS (:

  18. I have a lot of those same ARC's, but I haven't read any yet. I'm looking forward to Unbreakable, even though, like you, I didn't like Beautiful Creatures. In fact, I hated it. But this plot sounds better, and I hope it will erase the taint of BC!

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

  19. I really want to read Constable & Toop! Also Rebel Blue and Man Made Boy--can't wait to start those. I just finished Unbreakable---a pretty good read! Enjoy!

  20. Yay books! Thanks for being super awesome, Natalie! I love your blog too! *high five*

    Sabrina @ I Heart Y.A. Fiction


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