Saturday, January 13, 2018

*Stacking the Shelves* 13 January 2018

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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 posting my monthly Read-A-Thon posts again too, which covers the books I receive through Netgalley. And since I am currently technically a displaced person (all my things are packed up on a boat and I don't have a home to call my own at the moment), I'm not currently buying any physical books. So my STS post will feature all the books I've been one-clicking on Amazon. 

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

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi - I got this book on sale for just $1.99 (maybe still on sale). I'm really drawn in by the cover and the blurb sounds fantastic as well. 
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake - I got this book on sale for just $1.99 (no longer on sale). I feel like I've seen it all over the place on the blogosphere, but it's possible that I'm just confusing it with another book. In any case, the blurb appealed to me and the price was right. 
Last Train to Istanbul by Ayse Kulin - I'm pretty sure I've thought about buying this book several times in the past, but always held off. When I saw it on sale for $1.99 (no longer on sale) I decided to read the blurb again and realized that it's set around WWII, which as you all know is a time period I'm quite drawn to, so I just had to buy it. 
Twisted Palace by Erin Watt - I snagged this book on sale for $1.99 (no longer on sale). I also own the first book in this 4 book series (this is book 3). So now my collection is half complete. We'll just have to wait and see if I can catch the other two on sale (I doubt I will though). 
Reunited in Walnut River by RaeAnne Thayne - I got this book on sale for just $0.99 (no longer on that sale). After reading one of her holiday novels, I kind of fell in love with her writing style and know that she'd be a great author to read next time I'm dying for a contemporary romance. 
The Color of Secrets by Lindsay Jayne Ashford - This is another book set during WWII that I managed to get on sale for just $1.99 (no longer on sale). I swore I'd bought this book before, but I was wrong. I have corrected that error now though. 
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore - I got this book on sale for just $1.99 (maybe still on sale). I just find myself drawn in by that tagline. 
Prophecy's Daughter by Richard Phillips - I picked up a copy of this book for free (no longer free). I don't remember why I one-clicked it because this has been a hectic week for me with traveling to visit my husband's family, but it was free and that was probably reason enough for me. 
This is Where We Go When We Die by Christopher Ritchie - I snagged this as a freebie (no longer free). I think I may have received a review request for this one telling me it would be free, but I don't know for sure. 

So I know that I said at the beginning of this post that it would be focusing on the ebooks I've been one-clicking lately, but this past week for the first time in seven years I set foot in a real, proper bookstore and went a little bit crazy buying books. In my defense, Books-A-Million had a deal on their bargain books where I could buy two books and get the third free and I had to take advantage of that. And my enabler of a husband even picked out a new bookish tote bag for me to carry the books around the store in so that I could buy more than I could carry in my arms alone. So here's a brief rundown of them. 

Percy Jackson's Greek Gods by Rick Riordan
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
At the Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier
Scary Stories Treasury by Alvin Schwartz (with the original Stephen Gammell illustrations)
Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
Herobrine's Message by Sean Fay Wolfe 

So that's all the books that I picked up this past week. What books have you added to your shelves? - Katie 

*If you're stopping by from the linkup, please be sure to leave a link to your post so I can see all your new pretties. It may take me a couple days to return comments, but I will do it when I get a little bit of time.*


  1. Nice haul, and relatively small for you :) I've got the Ink series by Cornelia Funke, I should really start them - I've glimpsed the movies and they were pretty cool, so the books should just be awesome.
    Have a great week :)

  2. I heard mixed reviews about Shatter Me, but I'm looking forward to your review. I know that my library has all the books in the series (that are out now), so I might give the first book a try.

  3. These books look great and what a wonderful husband. I've not read any of the physical books you got but I LOVE Christopher Moore and read Lamb some time ago. It was awesome. Hope you enjoy all of your haul!