Stacking the Shelves #8

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. 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.

These are the books I added to my shelves this week:

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins – When I read The Girl on the Train I couldn’t put it down (the movie was dreadfully boring) and I was anticipating the release of this book.

A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged.

Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum – I’m finished this book and I truly enjoyed it.

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago—the closest place she has to something like home—she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – I’ve been seeing this book everywhere and read good things about it. I’ve never read anything by Becky Albertalli so I’m looking forward to it.

Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – The first two books were enjoyable, of course I’ll read the third book.

Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon.

The Magdalen Girls by V.S. Alexander – I thought the cover was pretty and then after reading the synopsis it seemed like something I would be interested in.

Dublin, 1962. Within the gated grounds of the convent of The Sisters of the Holy Redemption lies one of the city's Magdalen Laundries. Once places of refuge, the laundries have evolved into grim workhouses. Some inmates are fallen women unwed mothers, prostitutes, or petty criminals. Most are ordinary girls whose only sin lies in being too pretty, too independent, or tempting the wrong man. Among them is sixteen-year-old Teagan Tiernan, sent by her family when her beauty provokes a lustful revelation from a young priest.

And what I added onto the Kindle this week:

It’s only pretend… And it’s only three months. I’m in the midst of scrawling “I QUIT!” onto his fancy cardstock letterhead when my boss corners me. He needs a favor, he says. And then he asks how well I can act … Hudson Rutherford needs a fiancée.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has added to their shelves this week. Happy Mother's Day to all, wishing you a fabulous day, thank you for visiting and happy reading. -J


  1. Happy Mother's Day!
    These books look great. I hope you enjoy them all. I want to try Jenny Han's books. Hopefully this month.
    Have a wonderful week and happy reading. :)

    PS: the picture with all the books is awesome. :)

    1. Thank you for visiting, wishing you a wonderful week as well :)

  2. I loved Tell Me Three Things and The Upside and hope you do too. I have Into the Water as well and am excited. Happy reading!!

  3. I've heard great things about The Upside, I'm looking forward to it. Thank you for visiting.