Friday, August 4, 2017

*Stacking the Shelves* 5 August 2017

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Stacking The Shelves is a feature/weekly meme created by Tynga’s Reviews in which you share the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical stores or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Now, I already have a monthly post I do featuring the books I get in the mail (and it's a lot because I have a serious Goodreads First Reads giveaway addiction), and I'm going to try to start posting my monthly Read-A-Thon posts again too (even if none of the Platypires will be joining me), which will cover the books I receive through Netgalley. But I also go to my thrift store at least once a week, and often leave with a bag full of books. It's such a common occurrence that I'm known as The Book Lady to the frequent volunteers (and I suspect that they've started scheduling their $1 bag of books sales for Thursdays simply because that is the day I usually visit.) So my Stacking the Shelves posts are going to focus on my thrift store hauls, because this is my blog and I do what I want. 

On that note, here are the books I picked up this week.

The Merchant of Dreams by Anne Lyle - This is apparently the second book in a series. I do not have the first. I guess it's a good thing I like reading series out of order sometimes. 
The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory - It's quite possible I already owned this book, I buy everything by Philippa Gregory after all, but I couldn't remember for sure, so it was worth picking up. 
Grey is the Color of Hope by Irina Ratushinskaya - The title of this book had intrigued me on my past several visits to the thrift store. This week I decided to go ahead and check the blurb, and decided that with current political events, it could be an interesting read. 
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin - I just really liked the cover of this book. 
The Asylum Novellas by Madeleine Roux - This book has a creepy cover and seems right up my alley, I may have to buy the other books in the series at some point. 
The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker - My daughter wanted this book, probably because the cover is so pink. 
Flat Stanley and the Haunted House by Jeff Brown - This is a beginner reader that my son wanted to buy. He's really beyond beginner readers now, but I sometimes like to read books under my reading level too. 
Mississippi Blood by Greg Iles - This book has been on the shelves at the thrift store for at least a month, and every time I see it, I want to pick it up. The dust cover is shiny and pretty, and I just couldn't resist any longer.
Smash Trash by Laura Driscoll - This is a Wall-E beginner reader that my son asked for because "we don't have it yet" (his words).
Memily by Stephen Cosgrove - My daughter asked for this book. And I just opened the cover and I think it's signed by the author!
The First Fossil Hunters by Adrienne Mayor - This seems like an educational book that could also be quite intriguing.
The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson - This is a Pulitzer Prize winning book, but I didn't know that when I picked it up because my new copy doesn't bear that seal. That might be why the title sounded familiar to me though.

So that's all the books that I picked up this week. It's not very many, but this entire haul only cost me $1 because I caught a bag of books sale again.

What books did you add to your shelves this week? - Katie

*If you're stopping by from the Stacking the Shelves link-up, please be sure to leave a comment with a link to your post so I can stop by and see what you got this week.


  1. I remember really enjoying the first Asylum book so I should probably continue at some point. Looks like you got some great books!

  2. Another great haul Katie :) I've never read Philippa Gregory, I'm going to have to look into her books. Have a wonderful week, enjoy your new reads.

  3. Great haul! I've heard of The Kingmaker's Daughter though I've not read the book. It has been a while since I read one of Gregory's books. I hope you enjoy all of your new additions!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Katie. =)

    Check out my STS post!