Stacking the Shelves

It’s OCTOBER!! I love the fall season…all the warm colors, cooler weather and pumpkin everything. I decorated some and generally started to try to get into the festive mood. The temperatures around here have lowered a bit but I’m eager for some chillier temps.

Since I took off a week from blogging this will be for what I’ve gotten in the last two weeks so it’s a bit more than normal. I’m very excited about them all. And look at that The Kiss of Deception map.

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:





Yay to getting Macmillan ARCs. Now if The Winner’s Crime could show up… I love these Harper hardcovers and can’t wait to read The Fall. I started it and I can already tell it’s going to creep me out. I’ve heard mixed things about Black Ice but I’m eager to see for myself. I was asked if I’d like to review The Lodger and couldn’t turn it down. It’s an adult historical fiction and it looks wonderful. And that cover is lovely.

Gift (for being on the blog tour):


Once Mary Pearson shared pictures of this map I was wanting it oh so badly. I was THRILLED when I got one in the mail for being on the tour. Such a beauty!


I’m on the Thrills and Chills tour that The Midnight Garden is hosting so I was gifted this beautiful book. I had The Screaming Staircase already but hadn’t read it yet. This gave me the push I needed and I ended up loving it. One of my faves of the year for sure. I can’t wait to read TWS.



I won Chaos on Goodreads so I had to catch up on the series. I’ve heard nothing but praise and already read Sanctum and really enjoyed it. I feel so lucky that I’m getting to read them all one after another. I don’t think I would have enjoyed the wait between novels.

Last Week’s Posts:

I didn’t post all that much last week since my blogging break went until October 1st. I’ve got to say, taking the little break was amazing for me. I feel a lot more motivated and I had time to read, catch up (some) on comments and draft a few posts.

What you might have missed prior to my blogging break:

How have you been these last two weeks? What new books have you added to your collection?


    • says

      I’ve still not started book 2 but I’m prepped and ready to. I’ve heard that the ending will make me need Chaos immediately so I’m sort of hanging on until I have it in hand.

  1. says

    What a great haul! All of those look fantastic. I’ve been thinking about picking up Rooms but I’m not sure…And I know what you mean about The Winner’s Crime! I requested it but it hasn’t shown up…*fingers crossed!*

    • says

      I hope we both get The Winner’s Crime soon!! It is probably my most anticipated book this year. I NEED it. I’m pretty curious about Rooms.

  2. says

    What a fantastic haul Kristen!! That Kiss of Deception map is absolutely gorgeous!!

    I also managed to grab The Ghosts of Heaven on NetGalley, I’m so intrigued and excited about it!

    Cannot wait to hear what you think of The Fall & Black Ice specially!!

    So glad to hear the break was exactly what you needed! Happy reading!

    • says

      I’m so curious about The Fall and Black Ice. I’m hoping they are great. I imagine The Ghosts of Heaven will be as amazing as we can imagine. I hope you’ve enjoyed your break and feel a bit refreshed.

  3. says

    I apparently requested all the Mac books that won’t be available right away haha. Oh well, I’m excited to hear what you think of those that you’ve gotten already :D. Also SO AGREED about fall <3 the leaves and snuggly clothes and even the stormy weather as long as I don't have to walk to class 😉

    • says

      I am so curious as to what you requested? I hope I didn’t miss anything epic. Our weather has cooled some but not enough for snuggly clothes yet. I hope it hurries and cools down.

  4. says

    YAY for it being October 😀 And oh. SO MUCH AWESOME. I love the look of all of these books. <3 Sigh. Macmillan. Sobs. I cannot wait to get my books. <3 (If I get them, hih.) But yeah. Living in Norway means I get them last. HMPH. I want The Winner's Crime so badly 😀 hoping it will be shipped out soon. <3 And ohh. The Fall. I loved it. I hope you do too 😀 Happy reading Kristen. <3

    • says

      I need The Winner’s Crime. I hope they put it up on NetGalley so you can read it sooner than later (before your print copy comes) I don’t want you to have to wait! I hope I love The Fall too!

  5. says

    The Ghosts of Heaven looks sooo freakishly good. I’m really excited for that one! I just read my first Marcus Sedwidge book like, a few weeks ago, so YAY. More please, for sure. 😉 I’ve been hearing not-so-good things about Black Ice too, which is a bummer, because I was quite interested in that.
    Here’s my TTT!

    • says

      I’ve only read one of Sedwidge’s books so far and really enjoyed it. I’m so pumped about The Ghosts of Heaven. I’ve got pretty low expectations for Black Ice so maybe that’ll help? haha

  6. says

    Black Ice! I hope we’ll both enjoy that one.
    And I love The Kiss of Deception’s map! I still have to finish that one too.
    And I may look into Sarah Fine’s books; I’ve heard nothing but great things about them.

  7. says

    I got The Ghosts of Heaven off of Netgalley (super excited for that — I haven’t read anything by Sedgwick yet!)
    I started The Whispering Skull immediately after The Screaming Staircase but it’s been a slow week (and Gilmore Girls appeared on Netflix) so I haven’t got very far. 🙂 Looking forward to seeing what you think of Sanctum! That series has been on my list to read forever. Happy Reading!!

    • says

      I’m totally watching Gilmore Girls right now! It is SO distracting (but in the best way). I’ve read one Sedgwick so far and I really liked it. I have high hopes for all his work.

  8. says

    That looks like a fabulous haul!
    I’ll be reading the Sanctum trilogy back to back too (already read the first, but that was right when it came out, so I’m gonna binge them all at once.)
    Interested to see what you think of Dream a Little Dream – I heard there’s a love triangle so I didn’t request it. 😛
    I’m anxiously waiting for The Winner’s Crime too! Fingers crossed it comes soon. 🙂

  9. tarat says

    Hello,I’ve been thinking about picking up Rooms but I’m not sure…And I know what you mean about The Winner’s Crime!

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