Saturday, January 4, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (36) 1.4.14

Saturday, January 4, 2014 2:34 PM with 14 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.

Happy New Year, everyone! I can't believe it is 2014. Last year flew by! So I'm back from my long 2 state (FL and WY) vacation and am ready to get back to my life. I'm still waiting for my certification to come in from the state and have a feeling it's going to be a couple more weeks before I receive it. All that traveling and airports and little relatives finally caught up to me and I feel like total crap today, so after I post this it's going to be sofa city for the rest of the day. I had quite a few comments on my last post, and will try to visit everyone in the next week or so.

On the book front, I have a couple of review posts planned, including: Being Sloane Jacobs, The List, and maybe a mini one for Cringe. I've barely read at all over the past couple of weeks. I took an ambitious 5 books with me on vacation and my stocked Kindle, and didn't get through anything. I don't even know why. I had time on the airplane and while driving, but it just didn't happen. Since I'm in a holding pattern until I get my certification, I do hope to make a dent in my massive TBR pile--review and non-review books alike.

I hope everyone had an awesome holiday season. I'll definitely be around to check out what you are up to in the upcoming week.

Review Books

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Vitro by Jessica Khoury
A girl goes to a mysterious island to find her mother only to discover that scientists are creating super babies in test tubes on the island--and one of them is her twin.
Never Have I Ever by Katie Heaney
This memoir about a 25 year-old woman who has never had a boyfriend looks pretty cute.
At a boarding school for extremely rich kids, students get graded on everything--even school dances. 

What I snagged from the library

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Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
I started reading this last night and it is pretty addicting so far. It follows a man who works for a corporation as the email police. He has to go through all the emails and sites that have been flagged and ends up getting enthralled by the emails two friends in the business send to each other.
Cringe edited by Sarah Brown
I just finished this fun book full of excerpts from teenage diaries. I laughed out loud several times and identified with almost all of it.

So that's it for me this week. I'm pretty excited about what I added to my shelves. What did you add to your shelves? Link me up!
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  1. Don't worry about not reading so many books!! Sometimes we just need a bit of a break! I fell into a pretty consistent reading slump last May - and it hasn't really gone away until...well, right now. New year, new you! Or something like that... :D Anyway, with the books you got there can't go anything wrong with reading in January!! Attachments?? I'm dying to read that book! And Never Have I Ever sounds extremely cute!

  2. I feel like I should have requested Anne Merchant, and I almost did. But I Was just so far behind and I didn't think it would be wise to attempt to fit in ANOTHER review book. You'll have to let me know how it is!

  3. That's cool that you got Vitro so close to the release date! I am curious about The Unseemly Education of Anna Merchant. I've seen one or two rather striking reviews of that book, which is good. I hope you enjoy all of your new books! :)

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    Check out my STS post!

  4. Vitro sounds good and I did enjoy Attachments. Have fun reading! ~Pam

  5. I can't wait to read the Attachments. I am waiting for Fangirl to get in from the library first!

    Stacking the Shelves

  6. I've heard so many great things about Rainbow Rowell's books! I have Eleanor & Park and Fangirl waiting for me to read, so hopefully I can get to them soon. I'm glad you're enjoying Attachments- I will have to add that to my TBR also! I'm quite interested in Jessica Khoury's series too. Happy New Year Natalie and happy reading!

  7. Nice haul.

    I picked up Eleanor & Park and Fangirls as part of my haul because everyone has been talking about Rainbow Orwell's books.

    Enjoy your reads.

    Please feel free to check out my haul at

  8. I've been meaning to read Attachments for a while now but I keep getting side-tracked. I hope you'll feel better soon!

  9. Oh, I had actually never heard of Vitro before, but it sounds so good! Hope you like Attachments, I've been meaning to read that one as well. Great haul! :)

  10. I've read Attachments....good choice!!! Would love it if you could stop by myStS today!

  11. Great haul! I'm really excited to check out Vitro. I just posted my review for The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant, it was definitely interesting. I just finished reading Fangirl and I think I'm going to check Attachments next! Hope you're enjoying!

    Here's my Sunday Post & STS at Bookmunchies (:

  12. Great haul!

    I am insanely jealous about Vitro. I hope it's a good book. I got Never Have I Ever this week as well! Excited to get to it.

    Here's my STS link:

    Happy reading!

  13. That memoir sounds really good! I love memoirs, but I don't tend to find a lot written by people in my age range (I mean, it's understandable why), so I'm excited to read your review for that one! I've already added it to my to-read list because it looks perfect. The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant also sounds pretty good. I hope you enjoy these reads!

  14. Attachments sounds very intriguing! I liked E&P and LOVED Fangirl, so I think I'd probably like that one, as well. I'm curious about Vitro, but I haven't read her first book, and I think they're sorta companion novels? Maybe? I don't know. Either way, I usually like to read an author's work in order of publication. I'm nutty like that. :) Enjoy all your new reads!


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