Saturday, March 22, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #004

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

Welcome to my fourth Stacking the Shelves post. If you didn't know, this is a Saturday meme where I will show you all of the books I've purchased or received recently. I post this meme here on my blog on the second and fourth Saturday of each month.

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I was SO excited to purchase this book off of Book Outlet recently. Speak has been one of my favorite books of all time since about 7th grade. I read it in middle school as an assigned choice book (meaning we were given, like, 6 books and had to pick one) so I never actually owned it. And, now I do! I couldn't be more excited.
The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney
For some reason, this book jumps out at me every time I'm at Barnes & Noble (I think it's this newer cover.) I never purchased it for whatever reason, but when I saw it majorly discounted on Book Outlet I jumped at the chance and bought it. I'm pretty excited to read this one despite the fact that it's shockingly short (and the font is HUGE.)
Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers
I've heard a surprising amount of good things about this book lately. I put it on my Spring TBR Top Ten Tuesday and almost half of the comments said that they loved this book. I feel like it's super adored, but for some reason not many people talk about it a lot? Regardless, I'm excited to have this and read it soon especially since I'm usually hesitant to pick up historical fiction.
Cress by Marissa Meyer
Do I even need to say anything about this? This is the third book in The Lunar Chronicles series, AKA the best series ever, and I'm SO EXCITED TO READ THIS. It's the book after next in my list of TBR's so I should be busting it out within the next week or so. I can't wait to find out how things pan out.
Of Posiden and Of Triton by Anna Banks
You may or may not know that I love anything having to do with mythology (I am dying to read the Percy Jackson books) so when I heard about this series it totally sparked my interest. To be completely honest, I don't know a whole bunch about these books other than that they are absolutely gorgeous. I'm obsessed with these covers and I cannot wait to read these.
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin
Ariel Bissett on YouTube has raved about this book quite a bit in the past. I saw it on Book Outlet and thought why not pick it up considering I really, really trust Ariel's opinions. Hopefully this book won't disappoint once I finally get the chance to pick it up.
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Just like Speak, Stargirl was a favorite of mine when I was younger. I remember reading this book in 4th grade? Maybe, 5th? And, it was honestly my favorite book for SUCH a long time. If I were a BookTuber and did the Top Ten Influential Books Tag, this and Speak would for sure both be on it. These are books that changed my life in so many ways. However, I didn't own this one either! They had it on Book Outlet in HARDCOVER! (Which I didn't even know existed for some reason. I don't know what I thought, but I have never ever seen the hardback version of Stargirl. But, now I own it and it's gorgeous and perfect.) I can't wait to revisit this old favorite.
I believe I first heard about this middle grade book from Jillian from BookishandNerdy on YouTube. She talked about this one and said she really enjoyed it. I don't know why but it was really calling to me. Do books call to you? Because they call to me. And, I didn't hang up (see what I did there?) I purchased it online and I am beyond excited to now have it on my bookshelf.
Unremembered by Jessica Brody
I know that the sequel to this, Unforgotten, was recently released. There was a ton of buzz about that and a lot of people were really excited. Since I had never even read the first one, I decided to jump on that bandwagon and pick it up! I really like these covers as well. The blurriness is totally alluring to me. Is that weird?
Everneath by Brodi Ashton
Lastly, I purchased this book. This is the first book in another series that I've heard a lot of people talk about. Again, I don't know much about this book either, but I know a lot of people really like this series and from what I've heard about this I feel like I would as well. That being said, I'm excited to venture into this series and see what it's all about!


  1. I LOVED Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac!!! I love amnesia books as it is but that was just an all around great book. I've had Everneath forever and I am finally going to read it soon!

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  2. Those are some gorgeous covers! I'm intrigued by Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac. I need to add that one to my TBR.

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  3. Grave Mercy wasn't my piece of cake, but I hope you enjoy it! I think I might have had a bit too high expectations for it and that's why I was let down after finishing it. I just bough Everneath as well and can't wait to read it!! :) Happy reading!

  4. Speak is so good! I remember enjoying Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac quite a bit as well. :)
    Happy reading and have a good weekend!

  5. New stalker, hi! Speak, Stargirl and Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac are all really, really great books, I loved Stargirl when I was younger too. And I had the hardback but it was very battered from so much reading, I think I have a paperback now. I hope you enjoy Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac as much as I did!

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  6. You have got some amazing books in your haul this week. I really loved Speak and Everneath. I hope you like them too! :-)

  7. Great haul. There's a few here I want to read (Mainly Cress, Grave Mercy, Of Poseidon and Of Triton). I hope you enjoy all your new additions.
    Happy Reading! xD

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  8. Oh my goodness, Stargirl. I read that book in fifth grade too, and it was definitely a favorite. I'll have to reread that sometime. I like the Face on the Milk Carton's new cover a lot, I hadn't realized they had changed it! Happy reading!

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  9. I hope you enjoy these! I need to get round to reading the Valente -- I've loved her other stuff.

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  10. I also got Grave Mercy this week and I hope to get my hand on Cress soon! Great haul. Here's my STS

  11. Great haul. I remember reading and really enjoying Speak, although that was a long time ago now. I hope you enjoy your books :) My STS.

  12. Great haul!! I think I have all of those books on my TBR list. I hope you enjoy all of your reads.
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    Have a great week. :)

  13. Those look amazing, I have wanting to read some of these for awhile. Happy reading!

  14. The Face On The Milk Carton looks awesome and so does Of Grave Mercy! Happy Reading! Here's my STS if you'd like to stop by.


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