Stacking The Shelves (20)

Man, I am so glad that last week is over. There was lots of stress involved and like barely any reading time. PLUS I was all ugh, I need to start working out again to look good. However, it’s February now and I don’t know about you all but I kind of feel like each month is a new slate of possibility, and so I’m excited to accomplish things in February. And of course, this week was full of surprises as most of the mail that came was through USPS and not UPS, thus no My Choice Alerts.

Stacking The Shelves 2/2/13

For Review:

The Summer Prince by Alaya Dawn Johnson (Netgalley) – I really liked Johnson’s short story in Unicorns Vs. Zombies so I was SUPER excited to get approval for The Summer Prince. The setting sounds excellent.

Dr. Bird’s Advice For Sad Poets by Evan Roskos (Vine) – Walt Whitman and a bird on the cover, enough said.

Night School by CJ Daugherty (Unsolicited) -A world of mysteries, secrets and danger? Sign me up.

Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith (Unsolicited) – Jen is reading this and has tweeted good things, so I am looking forward to it.

September Girls by Bennett Madison  (Unsolicited) – DAT COVER. YES.

The Dark Shore by Kevin Emerson (Unsolicited) – I didn’t love The Lost Code, so we’ll see with this one. It’s not my number one priority.

Transparent by Natalie Whipple (Unsolicited) – The back cover mentions Stephanie Perkins and Richelle Mead, thus has my attention forever.

Zits Chillax by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman (Unsolicited) – On first glance, I was like this looks stupid, based on cover and title, THEN I flipped through it. OHMYGOD there are pictures! So, now I am excited about this book.

Maya’s Notebook by Isabel Allende (Accepted Review Copy) – I love Isabel Allende’s work, so when a review request was sent to me for this crossover book, I immediately said yes. I will probably start this soon and read it slowly because it’s very long.

Parallel by Lauren Miller (Unsolicited) – I love the concept of this book – of parallel lives.

If I Should Die by Amy Plum (Unsolicited) – I didn’t exactly love book one, but I thought it was okay. I never got around to book 2 but I have it here somewhere. We’ll see about this. Did you guys read book 2? Is it worth continuing?

Goddess by Josephine Angelini (Unsolicited) – I really need to read the Starcrossed series, but sigh the books are so big.

Towering by Alex Flinn (Unsolicited) – I should probably read more of Flinn’s retellings because I actually really like her writing style. This one is a retelling of Rapunzel.

The End Games by T. Michael Martin (Unsolicited) – AHHHHHH. This is my most anticipated debut of 2013. I already started the first 5 pages because I could not resist and it’s so good so far AND Tony is going to read it after me. YAY.

Shadow On The Crown by Patricia Bracewell read by Katie Firth (Accepted Audiobook Review Copy) – Emma of Normandy and Aethelred, OH MY NERD HEART BEATING SUPER HARD. Cannot wait.

A Tangle Of Knots by Lisa Graff read by Katie Honaker (Accepted Audiobook Review Copy) – I started listening to this book today, and it has cool music and recipes, and is set in the Hudson Valley. YAY.

The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead read by Emily Shaffer (Accepted Audiobook Review Copy) – Look, I am going to be borrowing Jen’s ARC, but legit I couldn’t wait. COULD NOT WAIT and so when this was offered with a download now link in an email I was like hemming and hawing, then just clicked it because I NEED TO KNOW NOW.

The Genius Of Dogs by Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods read by Fred Sanders (Accepted Audiobook Review Copy) – Last one. I know I went a little nuts, but I love nonfiction and dogs and I loved BORN TO RUN, which is narrated by Fred Sanders, so I had to have this.


So Many Boys by Suzanne Young – I’m so ready to continue this series, and I saw this on Amazon for $4 and it was the last one so I was like, sure I will totally order that noise right this second.

The Girls Of Murder City by Douglas Perry narrated by Peter Berkrot (Audible) – Hannah reviewed this and I decided I really needed it but didn’t have time to physically read and thus, audiobook it is.

A Good Boy Is Hard To Find by Suzanne Young – This last book of the Naughty List series is self published, and so I automatically purchased it for my Kindle, it was only $2.99. So, I hope to read this one very soon.

Take A Chance On Me by Jill Mansel (Kindle) – This was on sale. And I liked the cover.

Not That Kind Of Girl by Siobhan Vivian (Kindle) – Had to buy it before the January sale ended. I loved The List and also needed this.

52 Reasons To Hate My Father by Jessica Brody (Kindle) – This is still on sale, and a few people recommended I get it on facebook.

Austenland by Shannon Hale (Kindle) – Another book that was under $2 and since it’s going to be a movie, I want to read it, ha.

Waking Up Married by Mira Lyn Kelly (Kindle) – This was free and it’s part of the Harlequin KISS line, so I’ll try it, I figure.

The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani (Kindle) – I really liked her Valentine books and because this is on sale, I was all SURE WHY NOT.

If We Kiss by Rachel Vail (Kindle) – This has been on my wishlist forever, so when it came on sale, I automatically purchased.

The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simmons (Kindle) – This is $1.99 and it sounds really romantic and long and sweeping and I will read it when I need to be swept away.

Odd And The Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman (Kindle) – So, I bought this because I knew I needed it before it went off sale. Plus, I love Gaiman’s work.

And All The Stars by Andrea K. Host (Kindle) – This is on sale for $0.99 and so because all my friends liked it, I bought it. I am shallow like that.

In case you skipped it or missed it, here’s a recap of what we’ve posted here last week:

In which I admit to having a horoscope obsession and review The 13th Sign by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb.

A round up of Kindle deals for the last week of January. I’m not sure how many are still valid.

Ahhh, Wings Of The Wicked has all of the stakes.

Four ARCs up for grabs, soon to be more if I can just get 3,000 entries!

I got to pick Courtney Allison Moulton’s brain AND I’m giving away 2 hardcover sets of the Angelfire trilogy here.

Allison is waiting on Spellbinding by Maya Gould.

In which I am sad about Shadows In The Silence and the ending of the Angelfire trilogy.

This book is known to bring all of the emotions — a review of Boundless by Cynthia Hand.

Allison reviews Dante’s Girl and thinks it’s pretty okay.

That one time I was disappointed by Revolution 19.

Fill Your Kindle with these February deals!

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. I’m excited about The Indigo Spell, too! And I have heard good things about 52 Reasons… I hope you enjoy it, April!

  2. Nice haul of Harper Teen ARC’s. Harper Teen is one of my favorite publishers…I love their books. Looks like you have a lot of reading ahead.


  3. Nice! I like Isabel Allende, so I’ll look forward to seeing what you think on that. Also, Alex Flinn – really like her too. I’m just going to stop there, because I could go on about half the books you’ve listed here! Enjoy them!

  4. Awesome books. I really want to read If I Should Die, Goddess and September Girls. I also got a copy of Austenland- definitely want to read that one before the movie comes out, too! Enjoy your books!

  5. Awww, If I Should Die AND Towering. Totally jealous! I should try looking at the start of a new month as motivation to get things accomplished. Maybe I will get off my bum and do some housework tomorrow. I really need to!!

    Happy reading 🙂

  6. Oh man. Transparent! If I Should Die! Goddess! ALL THE HARPER TEEN BOOKS!!! Enjoy 🙂

    Also, Indigo Spell is my new favorite. Like, of ALL Richelle Mead’s books! Hope you enjoy it.

  7. Austenland is fantastic! One of my favorites! As is the Starcrossed series. Dude.

  8. So I legitimately started flailing when I saw Goddess and I thought you had gotten Anti-Goddess by Kendare Blake. But still, this one looks interesting too…I think. Enjoy your books!

  9. oh my gosh, so many good HarperTeen books! I think September Girls is one of my most anticipated so I really hope it’s good! and Wild Awake! I hope you’ll like The End Games too, it has such an amazing cover. <3

  10. Fabulous book haul! WILD AWAKE and TRANSPARENT both look amazing.

    Hope you enjoy them all 🙂

  11. So many books. I hope you enjoy them all. There are a good number mentioned that I have never heard of. I’m going to have to rectify that.

    Happy Reading,

    My Stacking the Shelves

  12. I wish I could fawn over this with as much as enthusiasm as ALL THESE AWESOME BOOKS deserve and say something clever and amazing about each of them BUT THERE IS JUST NO WAY. All I can think to say are the following: DUDE. Finish Indigo Spell ASAP. ZOMG I needs Night School. GODDESS. What’s with the love for Shannon Hale? I need to find out. And I need to catch up on Plum’s series so I can read If I Should Die with everybody else.

    This mailbox is awesomecake, April, so enjoy homeslice.

    ALSO: Your new layout is ADORBS and then some.

  13. Austenland is sooooo good. I read the next one too (Midnight in Austenland) but liked the first better. I’m anxious to hear your thoughts.

  14. OMG, Harper shipment! I REALLY want Parallel and The End Games, like flailingly so.

    Night School, Wild Awake, September Girls, and Towering also look super exciting!

    You have so much reading to do, girl!

  15. Yay for Girls of Murder City! Hope you enjoy it 🙂 I definitely found it really interesting!

    Also, excited to see Austenland on your list (and looking forward to the movie). I thought the book was really cute!

    So glad you shared all those Kindle deals – I’m definitely downloading The Bronze Horseman. I’ve heard great things about it and am ALL about the sweeping sagas.

  16. I snagged Waking Up Married myself and though it was a fun, light read. I’m a sucker for those types of stories though.

    And thanks for sharing the Kindle deals!

  17. Hooray for a ton of awesome books! I’m so excited that you’re reading The End Games. That book looks absolutely FANTASTIC and I can’t wait to see your thoughts on it!

  18. I’m sure you’ll get to many of these before I do, so I look forward to reading your reviews when the time comes! The Zits book is my favorite — I loved that comic strip when I was in middle/high school, and I own a few of the books. I’m definitely downloading it from Edelweiss for some comic relief in my life. Enjoy! What a great haul!

  19. OMG, April. Serious ARC envy right now. I want September Girls and The End Games.

    I’ve heard wonderful things about And All the Stars. Lyn loved it.

    Enjoy them all! And you leave the BEST blog comments!! <3 Thank you soo much!

  20. I’m really excited for The End Games as well, but I’m trying to hold off on reading ARCs until closer to release. Of course, if SOMEONE I know reviews it and gives it a rave review, it will make it much harder for me to resist.

  21. Start reading Wild Awake!! I’m reading it now! So GOOD! This week’s mail week was fantastical! I’m pretty excited for these books!