Saturday, October 24, 2015

Stacking the Shelves - 10.24.15

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!



City On Fire
by Garth Risk Hallberg
-Historical, New York
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> This is a chunkster at 944 pages. Been hearing rave reviews. Plan to hunker down with this during the cold winter months.

For Review:

The Admissions
by Meg Mitchell Moore
-Women's Fiction
courtesy of BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge 2015 @booksparks #FRC2015 -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

The Upside of Iris
by Helen Rose
-Fantasy, Romance
courtesy of author -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

The Good Neighbor
by A.J. Banner
courtesy of BookSparks Fall Reading Challenge 2015 @booksparks #FRC2015 -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads


by R.J. Palacio
Amazon | Goodreads

You can't blend in when you were born to stand out.

My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

August Pullman wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things. He eats ice cream. He plays on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside.

But Auggie is far from ordinary. Ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids don't get stared at wherever they go.

Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?

Narrated by Auggie and the people around him whose lives he touches forever, Wonder is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.

=====> Listening to audio version and loving it!

OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related


From Uppercase package (details & signup):
A hand-selected young adult book & fun bookish item, delivered monthly #UppercaseBox

October Box includes:
* First & Then by Emma Mills
* Signed bookplate from Emma Mills
* Alice in Wonderland Coin Purse
* Alice's Enchantmints from The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild
* Lunar Chronicles metallic tattoos from FierceReads

First & Then
by Emma Mills
-Sports, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

Devon Tennyson wouldn't change a thing. She's happy silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon's cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive jock, Ezra, right where she doesn't want them--first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life.

With wit, heart, and humor to spare, First & Then is a contemporary novel about falling in love--with the unexpected boy, with a new brother, and with yourself.

=====> I was thrilled to get this book! It is said to be a mashup of Pride & Prejudice and Friday Night Lights.

AND binge watching:

Scary/horror movies...

Crimson Peak (2015)
Director: Guillermo del Toro
-Drama, Fantasy, Horror | imdb

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds - and remembers.

Goodnight Mommy (2014)
"Ich seh, Ich seh" (original title)
Directors: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
-Horror, Thriller, Austria | imdb

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

Jaws (1975)
Director: Steven Spielberg
-Adventure, Drama, Thriller | imdb

When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.


* 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


  1. I hope you love all your new books. I love the Uppercase Box. You got some great books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Wonder and The Good Neighbor look good. How cool! You got First and Then in your box. I won a copy of that and I look forward to it.

  3. I love Jaws and really want to see Crimson Peak. Great haul.

  4. I just read First & Then and REALLY enjoyed it. I'm not usually into contemporary books but it was a great read. I really want to see Crimson Peak! I keep hearing great things. Have a great weekend.

  5. I went to see Crimson Peak as soon as it came out and I loved it!! <3 I really want to read the novelization now :P
    Happy reading!

    Lipstick and Mocha

  6. WHOA, 944 pages IS a beast, my goodness! Wonder sounds so good, I must read it one of these days. And I just adore the idea of the Uppercase box! If I had some extra money, I would definitely be all over that!

    Also, read rage is absolutely a thing. I can think of some instances where I nearly killed a Kindle in read rage :D

    Hope you enjoy these!!
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  7. Wow! 944 pages?! That's crazy! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week :)
    Danielle @ Life With Two Boys

  8. Nice haul! I have had Wonder on my TBR for ages... one of these days I'll actually read it ;) With huge books like City on Fire, I'm very happy with my kindle - it is hard to hold a book that big!
    First and Then looks good, too, in fact, all your new books do!
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  9. I LOVED First & Then! The package of The Admission is amazing, I love that. :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

  10. Very nice haul!! I especially love that Uppercase Box! I've seen the ad for these boxes on a blog somewhere, and am SO tempted to go for it!! But I have to watch my finances for now. Plus, my space is getting scarce..... These things are the bane of every obsessed book addict! I wish I could shrink all of my physical books, and myself right along with them! Lol.

    You have some seriously great reads here! Hope you enjoy them all!!

    Thanks so much for visiting my STS and commenting!! : )

  11. I haven't seen Crimson Peak, yet. I want to, but I think I might have to rent it...

  12. Looks like a great haul! I love the way The Admissions was wrapped :3 makes me think "oldie worldie", he he.
    Have a great day,
    Amy x

  13. That Uppercase box! So beautiful with all of the swag and the book. I really like how THe Admissions came wrapped up. I hope you enjoy all of your books!

  14. I love the cover for The Upside or Iris!! I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!

    Jamie @ Vailia’s Page Turner .


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