Stacking the Shelves

May is already wrapping up, how did that happen? Not a whole lot happened this week and I’ve decided to take next week off from the blog so don’t expect any new posts except for a Stacking the Shelves (if I get any books) next weekend. Since a lot of you will be attending BEA I thought it would be a great time to try to get ahead on writing reviews and focus on some other things (perhaps that towering stack of books?)

Now for the new additions from this last week. Stacking the Shelves hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is a weekly meme where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

For Review- Thank you HarperTeen for the beautiful finished copies!


Meridian by Josin L. McQuein and The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

For Review (via Edelweiss):


Jackaby by William Ritter

I actually got approved last week but somehow forgot it on last week’s StS! I can’t believe it since I’ve been obsessing about this book since I heard about it. Sounds absolutely amazing. I’ll be reading it in a couple of weeks.

Won- Thank you The Reading Nook Reviews for the wonderful giveaway!


Dark Triumph by Robin LaFevers

I love this and His Dark Assassin so much. I originally had them only on E-book so I’m having to collect the hardcovers because I must have them for my collection. They are so beautiful. I can’t wait to have all three on my shelves.

Posts from last week:

  • Review of She Is Not InvisibleΒ Β Β  star
  • Discussion– I admitted to being obsessed with UPS My Choice
  • Discussion– If I were going to BEA which books I’d have to get

I plan on doing a good amount of reading this next week–I am almost done with Midnight Thief and will start The Murder Complex. I hope to succeed in reading more from my pile and also figuring out my priority reads for June. Since I won’t be posting actively next week I hope to get a good amount of reviews written and prepped to go. I tend to never have posts done in advance but I’d like to change that. Also, the Lego art is still in works. I have gotten a great start on The Kiss of Deception and plan to work on it and Heir of Fire. Why does there never seem to be enough hours in a day?


  1. says

    Ohh. Amazing books this week sweetie πŸ˜€ I hope you will love them all. <3 And ack. So jealous of everyone going to BEA.. Though I'm not sure when it starts, lol (A) I'm going on a roadtrip this Monday πŸ™‚ 23 hour car ride. Eeep! I cannot wait, though πŸ˜€ I hope you will have an amazing week Kristen. <3 And that you will manage to get lots of books read πŸ™‚

    • says

      I hope all the BEA folks have a great time πŸ™‚ I imagine by TBR Wishlist will grow seeing the goodies they grab. I hope you had a good roadtrip!

  2. says

    YAY for beautiful finished hardcover copiiiies!! I will be collecting the trilogy for His Fair Assassin too, I only had the eBooks, but I decided to preorder the final book in HC!
    Have a great reading week, Kristen!

    • says

      Thank you Pili!! TMC is very nice finished πŸ™‚ I started His Fair Assassin with e-books too. I still need to purchase book 1.

  3. says

    Wow, Jackaby looks great! By the way, do you know, are the majority of your readers actually book-industry people / book bloggers? I mean, will most of your readers be attending BEA?
    I wish I was going, too πŸ™‚

    • says

      Hi Kaja! I actually don’t know if they are or are not. Really the break is for me…and more than half way through I found it to be awesome. I have gotten caught up on my books (almost) and written 8 reviews. Yay!

  4. says

    I am thinking of taking some time off next week as well. Sadly I won’t be going to BEA this year. You have a great mailbox full of books so happy reading.

    • says

      I hope you’ve found your week off enjoyable. I’ve found it to be highly productive πŸ™‚ Maybe one year we’ll be able to make BEA too.

  5. says

    I loved the Murder Complex! I hope you love it as much as I did. It one of my favorites this year.
    I have Jackaby looking forward to reading it soon, hope you enjoy it can’t wait to see what you think

    Have a great weekend and Happy Reading

  6. says

    The Murder Complex is a book I keep seeing everywhere. It has such a pretty cover and I have heard amazing things about it! πŸ™‚

    Jackaby also has a very beautiful cover! I can’t wait to read your thoughts on that one! πŸ™‚

    THanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

    • says

      I read and wrote my review for TMC though I’ve not published. I’ll head over to read yours soon. Sorry it was disappointing to you. Since you had said that and I’ve seen some less than amazing reviews I didn’t have my hopes up to high. Overall I enjoyed it. Yay Dark Triumph πŸ™‚

    • says

      Yay Tammy! I hope we both love Jackaby πŸ™‚ Maybe one of these years we’ll make it to BEA. From the pictures it looks like a fun (tiring) experience.

  7. says

    The Murder Complex is so so so beautiful…I hope you like it! The only reviews I’ve read for it so far, have been kind of on the negative side. But it’s still one of my most highly-anticipated for the year. ^_^ So you’re not going to BEA? I guess next week is going to be insane for everyone’s stacking the shelves posts. lol!

    • says

      Oh my…I bet this weeks StS will be crazy huge. Should be fun to see what books we need to add to our TBR lists. I’ll be curious to hear what you think of TMC

  8. says

    I forget books in my StS posts all the time! LOL At least 1 or 2 each week, because of the different formats or whatever.

    Have a good week lady! And enjoy your books πŸ™‚

    • says

      I enjoyed The Murder Complex–I hope you do when you get to reading it. Jackaby has my hopes pretty high. I hope it exceeds them.

  9. says

    Hope you are having a lovely week off! I am so looking forward to Jackaby as well! I have a friend reading it who says it is absolutely wonderful. πŸ™‚

    • says

      Yay! this makes me VERY happy. I have to have Jackaby be amazing. I am enjoying the week off. It’s allowed me to have more reading and writing posts time.

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