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27 May 2017

Stacking the Shelves #10

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Reading Reality. It’s 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.

Last Saturday my niece was in town visiting from Denver and I mentioned to her all the books I found last weekend at the arc thrift store. Since she is an avid reader as well, we had to take a trip to the thrift store.

These are the books I added to my shelves this week from the thrift store (all hardcovers):

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen - I have heard so much about Sarah Dessen, I just never had a chance to read any of her books, until now. Just Listen is the first book by her that I read and I really enjoyed it. I can now appreciate why Sarah Dessen is well known for her Young Adult Contemporary Romance novels, and I’m hopeful that I will enjoy her other books as well. 5 out of 5 stars and review will be posted hopefully soon.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett – I already own this book on Kindle, it is one of my favorites I could not pass up the chance to add it to my physical book shelves.

House by Frank Peretti & Ted Dekker – A supernatural thriller, both authors are new to me.

The Stone Flower Garden by Deborah Smith – Another new author to me, romance with a little mystery as well.

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater - The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2, another book I already own and read on Kindle. I think this may have been the first Young Adult series I read about Wolves, I need to finish the last book in the series. I’m terrible when it comes to series, I also seem to put off reading the last book.

A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott – When I read Little Women, I gave it 3 stars, hopefully I will find this one more enjoyable.

Yesterday I had an appointment at Nissan for an oil change and had some time to spare. I went to Barnes & Nobel to browse, big mistake, I can never go there just to browse and I also can never leave B&N empty handed. At least I could use two 20% off coupons for both hardcovers, yes, that is how I’m excusing it. These are the books I came home with: 
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck – I always I enjoy Historical Fiction and I just knew I had to read this when it was published in March.

Voices From Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich – Another must read for me even though I usually don’t tend to read nonfiction. Chernobyl always captivated me, it was the worst nuclear reactor accident in history and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe.

Never Let You Go by Chevy Stevens – Another thriller, after reading the synopsis I couldn’t resist.

What I added to Kindle this week:

Wounded by Abby Brooks - This is not your typical Popstar/Rockstar romance novel. Wounded is an emotional read that will make you fall in love, make sure to have your tissues nearby. 5 out of 5 stars, review will be posted soon.

Size Matters by Alison Bliss – I had originally saw a review posted by Carole at Carole’s Random Life in Books and thought I would be interested in reading it.

Wisteria Witches (Wisteria Witches #1) by Angela Pepper – I was tempted by the cover. It has great reviews at Goodreads, I’m sure I will enjoy it.

Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow – When this came across my email as on sale this week I had to ‘one-click’, I have seen very positive reviews for this book.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood – A Amazon Prime Free read, I’m sure it’s also available on Kindle Unlimited. I’ve seen commercials for this Hulu series and I didn’t realize it was based on a book.

Maybe soon I’ll switch from Amazon Prime back to Kindle Unlimited, Unlimited always has a wider selection of books to choose from.

And the audiobook I borrowed from the library. 

The Raven Boys (The Raven Cycle #1) by Maggie Stiefvater – Another book I own on Kindle, I just haven’t made it a priority to read. I’m currently listening while doing household tasks and I’m very much enjoying it.

Once again sorry for the long post. I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has added to their shelves this week, thanks for visiting and happy reading. -J


  1. You got some wonderful books this week. I loved The Women in the Castle. It is haunting and full of memorable characters. I hope you like it. Girl in Pieces is also amazing. Sometimes, difficult to read as you see a train wreck coming, but it is ultimately so rewarding. Have a great week of reading.

  2. That is wonderful to hear about Women in the Castle, I haven't looked up any reviews for yet. Thank you. :)

  3. Enjoy your new books! The Handmaid’s Tale is my favorite book ever, but I haven’t seen the show.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

    1. I'm even more excited to read The Handmaid’s Tale, hopefully it will become one of my favorites as well. After reading it I plan to watch the series to see how it compares. Have a wonderful reading week.

  4. Great haul this week! I enjoyed Never Let You Go and I read and enjoyed The Help several years ago. I hope you enjoy Size Matters as much as I did. Have a great week!

    1. Never Let You Go was never on my tbr, I'm always on the lookout for new thrillers so I was happy when I came across it. Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful reading week.

  5. Ooo, those are some great thrift store finds! I've always wanted to try a Dessen book, though I am not a YA contemporary fan. It's so hard to extract myself from my ARC/eARC review pile. -.- I hope you enjoy all of your new books, Jovita!

    Have a wonderful weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  6. I'm just getting into YA contemporary and so far it's been hit and miss. Alyssa I enjoy reading your ARC reviews, I'm always adding new books to my ever growing tbr list. Have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting.

  7. Wow, you have lots of new books to read. I hope all of them. Have a wonderful week. :)

    1. Too many actually, have a wonderful week as well :)

  8. I enjoyed the Wolves of Mercy Falls series back in the day when it came out and had fun with them. I also loved her Raven Cycle though the audiobooks were so much easier for me to get into with those so good choice there! Great goodies this week!

    1. I'm having a difficult time getting into The Raven Boys, I'm on Chapter 12 and not really much has happened yet, it's really slow. I'll stick with it. Thanks for visiting and have a day.

  9. Wow, that's a great book haul. I loved The Handmaid's Tale and Girl in Pieces. The Raven Boys is one that has been sitting on my kindle for ages too. I really need to get around to reading that one soon. Hope you have a great week!

  10. That's a great book haul! I really need to read The Help. I feel bad because I've already watched the movie, which is something I try not to. I'm hoping to read The Raven Boys this summer. I'm glad you're enjoying it so far. I hope you have a great week!

  11. I love the thrift store! It always feels so awesome when you find a title you want there. The Handmaid's Tale is amazing (Margaret Atwood is amazing, period). Hope you love all your new reads!

  12. Oh, I loved The Help and The Handmaid's Tale! And I just started reading The Women in the Castle. Hope you enjoy all your new books. - Katie


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