Stacking the Shelves (#5) BEA Edition (Part I)

Stacking The Shelves


(Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. The above photo was taken and altered by me for the purposes of these posts. Please do not take or “borrow” this photo without asking.)

Hello Readers!

I’m back for a very special edition of Stacking the Shelves. Last week I was lucky enough to attend Book Expo America, aka BEA. It was a great time full of books, meeting new faces, books, meeting some of my favorite (or soon to be favorite) authors, and of course more books!

With that said, I bet you are wondering what books I was lucky enough to get at BEA. Today, I’ll be posting about the books I got on Day 1 of BEA (Thursday May 29th). So, sit back (there’s a lot) and enjoy!

photo-37The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst

The Jewel by Amy Ewing

The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde

Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle

The Perfect Place by Teresa E. Harris

The Question of Miracles by Elana K. Arnold

Guy in Real Life by Steven Brezenoff

The Battle of Darcy Lane by Tara Altebrando

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer

The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh O’Brien

Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant

Landline by Rainbow Rowell

Zodiac by Romina Russell

As you can see I picked up a lot of books on Day 1 of Book Expo.  Most of which I’m excited about.  But there are some, admittedly, that I am super excited about. And those are:

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PicMonkey Collage2(Note: That as of now, I am currently reading The Lost by Sarah Beth Durst. And I am thoroughly enjoying it!)

That’s all for me this week, dear readers! What did you all get this week, and what are you most excited about! Please share, I’m always up for chatting about books!

Stacking the Shelves (#4)

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(Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. The above photo was taken and altered by me. Please do not use it without permission.)

Hello Readers!

It’s been a slow few weeks for me — book wise. But I do have a few new books I’ve received I’d like to share with you. Some of these books I bought, and others were given to me. As of now, I’ve only read one, but I’m super excited to read all of them.


We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

I was lucky enough to get an e-galley of E. Lockhart’s latest novel from Netgalley a few weeks back. Anyone who knows me know that I’m a big E. Lockhart fan in general. I read this book, and not surprisingly loved it. So much so, that I think there is a re-read in my future. But that’s besides the point. I read this back in January, but I knew I had to have it. An arc of it wouldn’t suffice. So I preordered it via Amazon, and it was delivered on the day it was published.

This past week I was lucky enough to meet E. Lockhart and have her sign my copy at a Books of Wonder event that Miss Print and I attended. It was a great event. If you want to hear all about it, head over to Miss Print’s blog for a fabulous recap.


Now & Forever by Susane Colasanti

In all honesty, Now & Forever is one of my highly anticipated books of 2014! I’ve read several of Susane Colasanti’s books, and I love each one more and more. Even though I am trying my best not to buy any books (especially with BEA14 literally next week) I splurged. I just needed to have this book! Why? Because it has me written all over it!

And best of all: it’s signed by Susane herself!


Tease (ARC) by Amanda Maciel & Exquistie Captive (ARC) by Heather Demetrios

Both of these books were gifted to me from my fellow blogger and real life bff Miss Print! She has been spoiling me rotten with all sorts of bookish-goodies. These two are books that she knew I’m both curious and excited to read. So I can’t wait to dig into them, and share my thoughts/feelings with everyone.

Stacking the Shelves (#3)

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Hello Readers!

It’s been a few weeks since my last Stacking the Shelves post, and because of that I’ve accumulated a quite number of new books – some of which I bought, some I received for review, some I received for my birthday (that how long since I last posted a Stacking the Shelves post), and others I received as part of Andi’s Spring Book Exchange.

For my Kindle:


The Program by  Suzanne Young (Thanks Andi for saying I should most definitely buy this one! I’m excited to read it!)

Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (from Edelweiss)

(Physical) Books:

For Review:


OtherBound by Corinne Duyvis

Wickedpedia by Chris Van Etten

Followers by Anna Davies


In the Shadows by Kiersten White Illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo

Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson

Curses and Smoke by Vicky Alvear Shelter

Birthday & Andi’s Spring Exchange (All books were given to me by Miss Print – fellow blogger and real life bff)


Paper Valentine by Brenna Yovanoff

Panic by Lauren Oliver

The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barns


The Here And Now by Ann Brashares

Something Real by HEather Demetrios

Books Given To Me Just Because (the first three again, from Miss Print, fellow blogger and in real life bff):


To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkowski

Escape From Eden by Elisa Nader

Books Purchased:


This is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Edge of Falling by Rebecca Serle

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy

This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales

Open Road Summer by Emory Lord

Whew! That’s a lot of books! Now that I’ve shared what I recently received, let’s talk about what books are currently stacking your shelves!

Stacking the Shelves (2)

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Hello Readers!

And welcome to my second Stacking the Shelves post! This week I’m going to be talking about some books that I received from the publisher Scholastic.


The Boy Problem by Kami Kinard (Publishes April 2014)


The Swift Boys & Me by Kody Keplinger (Publishes May 2014)


Starring Jules (Super-Secret Spy Girl) by Beth Ain (Published February 2014)


New Beginnings (Everyday Angel #1) by Victoria Schwab (Publishes May 2014)

I don’t know too much about these books. Wait! I’m lying I know a bit about New Beginnings since I’m a big Victoria Schwab fan. But either way, I’m excited to read all of these books!

Thank You Scholastic for being AWESOME and for sending me these books! I can’t wait to read them.

Stacking The Shelves (1)

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(Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. The above photo was taken and altered by me. Please do not take or “borrow” it.)

Hello Readers!

I decided to participate in another meme, and one that I am really excited for. I’m excited about it for several reasons. One: it’s new to me. I discovered this meme via another blog I follow (Alexa Loves Books), and once I read her post, I knew I had to get in on this action. Second: You know me, I just LOVE talking about all things books. And third: I figured why not? There is no good, logical reason why I wouldn’t participate in such a meme.

So, what is stacking the shelves? Basically, it’s a meme where participants talk about the books they have added to their bookshelves – physical and electronic. I have a lot of books, and I review them, but I never actually tell you why I buy them, or download them, etc.. This gives me a chance to do just that.

So this week, I’m going to be talking about a few books I bought recently for my shiny new Kindle Fire.  Now, I’m going to be honest: I bought these books a few weeks ago. But better share now rather than later, right?!?


The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine

This was a complete impulse buy. I’ve heard about The Promise of Amazing here and there, read a few reviews in various review journals, and have even seen in on my own library’s shelf. But I wasn’t sure. So what changed my mind? What made me impulsively purchase a book I was on the fence about? Well, I was flipping through my local newspaper and I came across an article about author Robin Constantine and her debut. Turns out Robin Constantine was born and raised in the same city I was born, raised, and currently reside in. And as if that wasn’t cool enough, turns out she’s a graduate of the same exact high school I graduated from. So, after finding this out, I knew I just had to support my town and my high school.


Scintillate by Tracy Clark

Last November one of my bestest friends and I hopped into my car and drove to Charleston, South Carolina full of excitement over Yall Fest 2013. While at the actual event, while on-line to meet author Pseudonymous Bosch we met a very friendly lady named Tracy Clark. While chit-chatting about this and that she mentioned that her first book Scintillate was coming out. So when I saw that it was out, and it was only ninety-nine cents on Amazon I figured I would give it a whirl and support a new author.


Where Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten

This book has been on my to read list since … forever. Where Nina Lies has Nicole written all over it.  Because of I wanted to read this for such a long time I thought it would be best to buy it and have it on deck for whenever I’m ready to sit down and read it.


My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick

I’ve been curious about this book since it came out. But I’ve never got around to checking it out. So when it was Kindle Daily Deal for only $1.99 I figured what a perfect chance to give this book a whirl and satisfy my curiosity.


Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott

This is another book that has been on my to read list since forever. I first heard about this book when I was in grad school. I heard about it, and stored it in my memory banks for a later time since I had little to no time for pleasure reading while in grad school. Since I have more time on my hands, and I promised myself that I would get around to all those books I’ve been meaning to get around to, I bought it.

That’s all I have for this week, readers. But please, stay tuned for more Stacking the Shelves posts.