Saturday, January 25, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (39) 1.25.14

Saturday, January 25, 2014 2:10 AM with 26 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.

Good news: I got an email that my certification was approved. I'm still waiting for the paper to come in the mail, but I'm one step closer. Yay! I'm hoping within the next 2 weeks or so I'll actually be subbing in classrooms.

On the blog front this week I posted a Discussion on Rereading (I'm pro rereading), a review of the book Mind Games which I reread (ha) in preparation for Perfect Lies, and a review of Rainbow Rowell's debut novel Attachments which is a fun, but not too cutesy, adult novel that reminded me of some of my favorite old school chick-lit novels. I didn't post a movie on Friday like I planned even though I had a couple of different movies I could have talked about. I was planning on writing it at the office Thursday, but ended up looking at substitute requirements for the different districts in my city and contacting different schools to request applications and to express my interest. I'll definitely post a movie review next Friday.

I have some pretty awesome books to share with you all today, so without further adieu...I hope you are all having fabulous weekends. For my fellow US residents, I hope you are staying warm! It is cold, cold, cold here, which is good for reading in bed, but bad for, you know, every other aspect of my life.

For Review

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Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
This was one of my most anticipated books of 2014 (although I think I left it off my top 10 list-doh), so I read it pretty much as soon as I got it. It's so cute. My favorite book of hers so far. I'll post a review next week. 
Alienated by Melissa Landers
This cover. I love it. I've heard some pretty good things about this so far and am excited to start it. It follows a girl who is chosen to host the first alien in a foreign exchange-type program.
Landry Park by Bethany Hagen
This doesn't sound like my normal type of book, but its getting great early buzz that makes me excited to read it. Hailed as Downton Abbey meets The Selection (a show I don't watch and a book I've never read).
I really liked her novel The Boy I Loved Before and think this chick-lit story sounds really cute. 
The Real Prom Queens of Westfield High by Laurie Boyle Crompton
After a girl is voted least likely to be voted prom queen she is roped into a reality TV show.

What I snagged from the library

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Imposter by Susanne Winnacker
I've been wanting to read this for months. I was psyched when my library's system finally got a copy.
Camp Boyfriend by JK Rock
A former geeky girl has transformed herself at her new high school, but she is excited to go back to camp where she has real friends who appreciate her for who she really is. Sounds pretty cute. The font size is, like, 18 in the book though which I hate so I haven't started it yet. 
Premeditated by Josin Mcquein
I've checked out this revenge novel before, but didn't get to it in time. I've been meaning to read this for a while, so I hope I can find the time to get to 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. Ooh, great haul! I'm so glad you got Better Off Friends - can't wait to see your review!

    And I'm super jealous you got Landry Park. :D Can't wait to see what you think of that one!! :)


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  2. Great haul! Landry Park looks amazing. Both Alienated and Better Off Friends also look great, so enjoy your books.

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    Elen @ A World of Reviews (new follower)

  3. I enjoyed Alienated. I hope you like it too :-) Great haul!

  4. Great haul! Better off Friends and Alienated are both on my TBR list. I will have to keep an eye out for your reviews. I hope you enjoy all of your new books.

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  5. Great haul! I read Better Off Friends a couple of days ago and it was so cute, I think my review is scheduled for Monday. Alienated and Landry Park...ok, I have ARC envy. They both sound so good! Imposter...I really enjoyed that one. So many great books, have fun reading! ~Pam

  6. Awesome haul of books. I see some really interesting books. Heard mixed things about Landry Park. Come check out my stack as well.

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  7. They all look and sound beautiful!! Especially Better off Friends sounds like a really nice contemporary read! Enjoy!

  8. Great haul! I absolutely loved Alienated when I read it, I hope you do too. I'm excited to read Better Off Friends, it looks like a cute read. I hope you enjoy them all :) My STS

  9. Alienated sounds fun! Must look it up.

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  10. Congrats on getting certified. Wishing you best of luck on finding placements!!! Your booklist is awesome thanks for sharing with us.

  11. Congrats on getting certified! That's a really big step and really hope you can start subbing :D I think I"m gonna have to re-read Mind Games as well since I got the second book. Great week for you!

  12. Great books you got for review and can;t wait to see what you think of them:) and congrats on getting your cert:)
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  13. Camp boyfriend looks super fun! One thing I love about this meme is finding new blogs, I'll be sure to follow you so I don't miss your reviews! I hope you can stop by mine.

    1. <3 We are excited to have gotten into the library haul!! Moriae, will check out the blog for sure and thanks for the kind words!

  14. Starting Landry Park next, i cannot wait!

    Check our STS of this week.

    Leydy @ OUaT & Redcarpetendings

  15. I can't WAIT for your review of Alienated! I'm ridiculously excited for it...and the only review I've seen so far they said it sucked. SO. I'm interested to see what you think. ;) Dyyyying with cover love of Alienated! My StS!

  16. Ahh! Are you scared? I was only assisting with 3-5 year olds, there was three other teachers, but crap that's scary, haha. So jealous of Alienated! Can't wait to read it and Landry Park! Eek, I didn't get approved for it. :( Hope you enjoy it! Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  17. I'm so excite for Better Off Friends! It sounds adorable! I actually just finished Alienated haha. And if you're interest here's my review for Real Prom Queens, which was a pretty funny read (: Can't wait to here your thoughts on Laundry Park! Happy reading.

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  18. Natalie!!! So grateful you grabbed our book and we promised you'll like the layout more on the future books in series. Corrected the font issue already in the free novella sequel Camp Christmas and book 2, Camp Payback (April). Crossing our fingers we can snag you with this book first though ;-).

  19. Congratulations on getting your certification approved!

    Great book haul - I want to read some stuff by Jenny Colgan. Her books look like good fun.


  20. I'm hearing good things about Alienated. I hope you enjoy it. Congrats on your certification! My STS

  21. I'll be reading Better Off Friends soon, too. I just adore best friends romances! :) Alienated was cute and then it was serious and that new show on the CW -- Star Crossed, I think -- sounds a lot like it. Oh, and I really liked Premeditated...maybe not as much as the Arclight series, but I really liked how the revenge plot played out. Happy reading!

  22. I've heard ALIENATED is fabulous!

    Hope you enjoy all of your books :)

  23. OH my, I've seen Landry Park around, but I've never heard it described as DA crossed with The Selection (a book I really enjoyed and a TV show that I freaking ADORE :D). I may have to check that one out after all. Alienated looks really fun, too!

  24. Oh- you got Alienated and Landry Park. Lucky you, and I can't wait to see what you think of them both. I hope you like Imposter, it's one I really enjoyed. Great haul, Natalie- Enjoy. :)


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