Stacking the Shelves [4]


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and is about sharing the books that you have added to your shelves in the past week. The books can be physical, digital, borrowed, won, sent for review, or anything else.


Amazon –

exit pursued by a bear

Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnston – First of all, SHAKESPEARE REFERENCE. Second of all, that cover is arresting as all getout. Third of all, SHAKESPEARE REFERENCE again. This just looks like such an original and compelling story!

raising grateful kids

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch – I know, this might seem like a strange book choice for a largely YA/Fiction reader like myself, but I LOVE Kristen Welch’s honesty and point of view on her blog. I just couldn’t resist buying a copy of her book, and even though Kendel and I don’t have any kids (yet), I know that this is going to be insightful for when we do.

Barnes and Noble – 

book thief

The 10th Anniversary Edition of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – I am such a huge Book Thief fan, though I came to the party late (only about four or so years ago). Still, I have vivid memories of sobbing through an entire class period of Critical Methods in college because I was secretly (or not so secretly, considering the crying) reading the second half of this gem during it. My teacher probably thought someone close to me had been fatally hurt or something, and he would have been right – this book tore me to shreds, and I loved every single bit of it. I can’t wait to revisit it with this gorgeous edition, and to explore all the extra goodies it’s packing!

days of blood and starlight

Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor – Since I made a special trip to Barnes & Noble to buy that edition of The Book Thief, I couldn’t help but browse a bit as well. I haven’t actually read the first book in this series, but I have it and I’ve been meaning to get around to it for ages. I loved Laini Taylor’s Lips Touch Three Times so I don’t know why I’ve dragged my feet for so long with this, but Evie Seo’s gorgeous pillow design from it has inspired me to put these to the top of my list!

walled city

Walled City by Ryan Graudin – This was a pure impulse buy. I have Wolf by Wolf, but I haven’t read it yet, and everyone who has is gushing about him. This looked interesting, and I had some money left on my giftcard, so I just grabbed it on a whim. 🙂

Sent for Review

Edelweiss – 

for this life only

For This Life Only – I found this one on Edelweiss while browsing, and I thought it looked really intriguing. I love books that deal with grief, because it’s such a hard topic, and everyone goes through the stages of it at some point, so I’m excited to see how this one handles it.


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