Saturday, July 28, 2018

*Stacking the Shelves* 28 July 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. 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 the past two weeks (because I skipped posting last week while I was at Book Bonanza '18). All Goodreads First Reads ebook wins unless otherwise specified.

Catastrophically Consequential by Stephen C Bird
The Mermaid Upstairs by Jami Lilo
Seed, Grow, Love, Write: One Man's Unexpected and Slow Journey to Fulfillment by John Markowski
From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon - I snagged this book on sale for just $2.99 (still on sale) because I've heard great things about it from fellow bloggers and she was a Book Bonanza '18 attending author (although I did not get the chance to meet her). 
Rena's Promise: A Story of Sister's in Auschwitz by Rena Kornreich Gelissen and Heather Dune Macadam - I snagged this on sale (maybe) for just $1.99 (still just $1.99). If you follow my blog at all, I think you know why I bought this one. 
Interface by Tony Batton
Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank B. Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey - I snagged this on sale for just $1.99 (no longer on sale). I've already seen the movie, but I'm sure the book is very different. 
The Road to Rescue: The Untold Story of Schindler's List by Mietek Pemper - I snagged this on sale for just $1.99 (no longer on sale). Much like Rena's Promise, this is a book that I just felt I desperately needed because of the subject matter. 
It's the Economy, Stupid by Christos A. Djonis
Everlife by Gena Showalter - I snagged this beauty on sale for just $2.99 (no longer on sale). This was definitely an impulse buy based on the cover...and the fact that I think I impulse bought the first book in the series a while back while it was on sale. 
A Killer's Mind by Mike Omer - This was a Kindle First Reads book for July, which I got for free because I'm a Prime Member and Prime Members were able to get all of July's books for free during #PrimeDay.
Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton - This is another Kindle First Reads book that I got for free on #PrimeDay. 
The Tenth Island by Diana Marcum - Another Kindle First Reads book snagged on #PrimeDay.
The King Tides by James Swain - Yet another KFR book that I got on #PrimeDay.
Whisper Me This by Kerry Anne King - Another KFR book that I got on #PrimeDay. This is the book I was probably going to be choosing for my July KFR book anyway though. 
What if Everybody Said That? by Ellen Javernick - My final KFR book snagged on #PrimeDay. This will likely be the first one I read since it's a children's book and it's been a while since I posted a verified review on Amazon. 
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis - I bought this book for full price on #PrimeDay because they were having a deal related to Amazon Charts books where I would get 75% of the purchase price in ebook credit, and this was the only Amazon Charts book I was even slightly interested in purchasing. After seeing Rachel's keynote address at Book Bonanza '18, I'm so glad I bought the book, although now I kind of just want to listen to the audio. 
The Language of Bears by John Eidswick
The 1% Rule: How to Fall in Love with the Process and Achieve Your Wildest Dreams by Tommy Baker
There is a Generation: Kids of "The Greatest Generation" by WH Buzzard
The Supernormal Legacy: Dormant by LeeAnn McLennan
Where Water Runs by F.E. Chaps
A Deadly Brew by Lynn Cahoon
Dark Rhapsody by Helaine Mario
Descendants of War: Magic's Demise by Ruby Fitzgerald
Proactive Parenting for Potty Training by Daphna Tayar
Aim for Justice by Ken Dickson
Giving In To You by L.M. Carr - I snagged this freebie (still free) in part because L.M. Carr participated in my shenanigans at Book Bonanza '18 (and because it's free). She was not an attending author, but she was there assisting one of my favorite authors, LB Dunbar, so I can assume that I will likely enjoy her style of romance. 
The Consequence of Loving Colton by Rachel Van Dyken - I snagged this book on sale for just $1.99 (used part of my credit from buying Rachel Hollis' book...No longer on sale) because Ms. Van Dyken participated in my shenanigans at Book Bonanza '18. At this point, I'm regretting not finding the ARC copy of The Bet that I've had on my shelves for years to get signed when I saw her. Guess I'll just have to go to more book signings. 
Fate by Cathlin Shahriary - I paid full price for this book because it's only $3.99, the author participated in my shenanigans at BB18, and I was super close to buying a signed copy while I was there (but I was operating on a budget and felt that food was important too). I absolutely love the cover and the way Ms. Shahriary explained the book, it sounds so good. 
A Killing by the Sea by Kathleen Bridge
Exile of the Seas by Jeffe Kennedy
The Winter in Lilly by Nicole Gray
The Ageless Beauty Grail by Sandra Bloom
More Than Friends by Monica Murphy - I snagged this freebie (still free) because Monica Murphy participated in my BB18 shenanigans and it's free. In case it's not clear, I'm planning on making an effort to read from the authors that participated in my shenanigans to promote them on my blog. 
This Thing Called Life: Living Your Ultimate Truth by Renee Chae
Shithole Countries or Shithole Values: 7 Steps to Change and Thrive in Any Environment by Dr. Joseph Adrien Emmanuel DEMES M.D. M.P.H. Ph.D.(c)
Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations by Mark C. Perna
Limericks Haiku and Other Short Poems by vanessa ngam
Deadly Harvest by Marissa Shrock
The Mills of God by Dermot O'Hanlon

So that's all the ebooks I've added to my library in the past two weeks. The list looks longer than it really is because of all my jabbering, but it is also a little bit longer than recent lists (of course it's two full weeks of books instead of just one but still). 

What new books have you added to your shelves recently? - Katie 

*If you're stopping by from the linkup, please be sure to drop a link to your post below so I can stop by and see all your new pretties.*


  1. Oh wow- Fate has quite the cover. And I didn't but any books this week. I think it's a miracle. :)

  2. Wow! You sure got a huge haul! Hope you enjoy all your reads!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  3. What a great haul! I love the mix of different types of books you got. I hope you enjoy them all :)

  4. Happy reading with this bunch :-)