Saturday, October 18, 2014

Stacking the Shelves - 10.18.14

Stacking the Shelves
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Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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Bought:

My True Love Gave To Me
Twelve Holiday Stories
by Stephanie Perkins
Holly Black
Ally Carter
Gayle Forman
Jenny Han
David Levithan
Kelly Link
Myra McEntire
Matt de la Pena
Rainbow Rowell
Laini Taylor
Kiersten White
Amazon | Goodreads

-----> stay tuned: I am planning a special holiday giveaway for this book release in December.

For Review:

Left Behind
by Vi Keeland & Dylan Scott
-New Adult Romance
courtesy of blog tour
Thanks !
Amazon | Goodreads

All the Bright Places
by Jennifer Niven
-mental illness, YA
courtesy of publisher
Thanks Kerry!
Amazon | Goodreads

Razorhurst
by Justine Larbalestier
-paranormal, YA
courtesy of edelweiss
Thanks !
Amazon | Goodreads

Queen of Hearts
The Wonder, vol. 2
by Colleen Oakes
-fairy tale, YA
courtesy of BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge 2014
Thanks Janay!
Amazon | Goodreads

Library:

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
by Karen Joy Fowler
-contemporary fiction, animals
-on Man Booker Prize 2014 Shortlist
Amazon | Goodreads

The New York Times bestselling author of The Jane Austen Book Club introduces a middle-class American family, ordinary in every way but one.

Meet the Cooke family: Mother and Dad, brother Lowell, sister Fern, and Rosemary, who begins her story in the middle. She has her reasons. “I was raised with a chimpanzee,” she explains. “I tell you Fern was a chimp and already you aren’t thinking of her as my sister. But until Fern’s expulsion … she was my twin, my funhouse mirror, my whirlwind other half and I loved her as a sister.” As a child, Rosemary never stopped talking. Then, something happened, and Rosemary wrapped herself in silence.

In We Are All Completely beside Ourselves, Karen Joy Fowler weaves her most accomplished work to date—a tale of loving but fallible people whose well-intentioned actions lead to heartbreaking consequences.


-----> listening to the audio version

Dreaming about getting soon:

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
by Richard Flanagan
-historical, Australia, ww2
-winner of the Man Booker Prize 2014
Amazon | Goodreads

August, 1943. In the despair of a Japanese POW camp on the Thai-Burma Death Railway, Australian surgeon Dorrigo Evans is haunted by his affair with his uncle’s young wife two years earlier. His life is a daily struggle to save the men under his command from starvation, from cholera, from pitiless beatings. Until he receives a letter that will change him forever.

Moving deftly from the POW camp to contemporary Australia, from the experiences of Dorrigo and his comrades to those of the Japanese guards, this savagely beautiful novel tells a story of love, death, and family, exploring the many forms of good and evil, war and truth, guilt and transcendence, as one man comes of age, prospers, only to discover all that he has lost.


OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

Joined the Bookish Games: Ready Player One edition hosted by Oh, The Books! which starts Oct 25.


Based on the book...

Ready Player One
by Ernest Cline
Amazon | Goodreads | Website

-----> I read this when it first came out and loved it! May have to do a re-read for the gaming session.

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY:


Quirk has a bunch of zombie books to giveaway here!

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* some of these may be offered as giveaways within the next two months

* comment and TELL me what you have acquired for your shelves recently

* per usual, check out the sidebar for my current giveaways offers

9 comments:

  1. I'm not sure I have the courage to read Narrow Road, war stories so upset me, but I'm more inclined to pick it up now that it's won the Booker.

    Glad you're joining in the Japanese Literature Challenge again! It's never too late. xo

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  2. I reallllllllllllly want My True Love Gave to Me.

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  3. Nice stack. I do like the Zombie mashup book's cover. Thanks for visiting me earlier.


    Grace @ Books of Love

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  4. Queen of Hearts sounds good even though I'm not particularly an Alice in Wonderland fan, but a villain as the main character has me intrigued.

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  5. RazorHurst and Ready Player One are books I really want to read.
    Check out my STS

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  6. Looking at your books I feel how my TBR pile is growing. Not that I'm complaining but... when I'm gonna read them all I dunno. Happy reading! :)

    My STS:http://readingadd.blogspot.ro/2014/10/stacking-shelves-13.html

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  7. I'm with Lisa above and think RazorHurst & Ready Player One are ones I'd especially enjoy! Recently we picked up The Testing trilogy and the first book BLEW me away, - so good! Haven't read books 2 & 3 yet as I seem to be the hapless victim of some kind of literary ADHD and jump all over the dang place lol Enjoy all your wonderful reads <3

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