Stacking the Shelves #81


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, that showcases books we are adding to our shelves; whether they be virtual or physical.

These are all the books that I’ve added for the last month or so. I’ve also been DL the audiobooks from Sync since they started this summer. Can’t wait to get started on them.

In My Mailbox


I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan -gift from my SIL for her book club next week. Really excited to read this, as I haven’t read a book by Terry in a long time.

The Girl from Summer Hill by Jude Deveraux -Goodreads giveaway win.

Change Places With Me by Lois Metzger -FC from the publisher. I already have the ARC of this, so I’m gonna either donate this to my library, trade, or just do a giveaway.

Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella -won from the ladies over at WinterHaven Books. I’m actually hoping to start this one tomorrow, if I finish the others I’m reading.

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich -won from NOVL‘s monthly ARC giveaway. I have been reading nothing but contemporary, but I started this and am almost done. Definitely creepy, and I’ll have to check out her debut soon. I usually don’t even read this genre until at least September. 

One Paris Summer by Denise Grover Swank – For review , and I must say it’s slightly disappointing. I’m sure you’ll get my full thoughts next week.

Frayed by Kara Terzis -This book lacked a whole lot of things, but I devoured it in 2 sittings, hoping it would get better. I know that all books that were once Wattpad sensations aren’t all bad, but I think I’m done for a while. 



I’ve already devoured Cream of the Crop and loved it. Not as much as the first book, but still a nice addition to the Hudson Valley series. Can’t wait to read the next book! I love books that focus on mental health, especially in YA. Detached, however, kinda missed the mark. There was a whole lot of narrative about Anna’s mental state, but not enough about her overall character. Review to come next week! I’m looking forward to reading the rest of these.



I know, I know. I have been absent a lot lately, and that’s due to a lot of things, but mostly my sister has been back and forth to the hospital, and appointments. It’s really a lot since she has to go 2 hours away because there are no specialists that deal with TM at either of the hospitals here. I’m also dealing with a lot of other personal things, and I’m stressed the hell out. Also, I’m sick of all the hate and stupidity that is going on in this world. Can’t we all just get along?!! I’m grateful that my cousin wasn’t a casualty in the Orlando shooting, but I am deeply hurt for all the others involved and their families. I just cannot see myself bringing a child into this messed up world that we live in. It’s that simple. I’m tired of all the political machinations, and just….everything! Okay, rant over. What books have you added to your shelves lately?

33 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #81

  1. I completely feel you about this messed up world. I wish there was more acceptance in this world but at this point it seems too much to ask for. I’m sorry about your sister. I hope that soon the doctors appointments can stop. Hope you are doing better soon as well. Anyway great book haul this week, hope you are able to get to some of them despite your busy schedule. Happy reading!!!


  2. I really love the cover of Certain Dark Things about all the rest of them. That one immediately caught my eye and I honestly can’t wait to hear what you’ll think about it. I’m excited to be hearing more from you about it soon! And as well as that, you have a lot of other great books. Enjoy.


  3. Looks like you got a bunch of good books to read! Enjoy! So sorry to hear about your sister and that you have lots of stress right now. I hope things improve on all fronts soon!


  4. I HOPE YOU’RE OKAY LEKEISHA. I know how exhausting the hospital can be so I hope you are taking care of yourself as well.

    You’re almost done with And the Trees Crept In? I assume that means it’s good. Haha. I got this one from BEA and I really like the author as a person but I wasn’t completely sold on her first book (Dead House). It was interesting but I had higher expectations for some reason. A lot of my friends adored it though.

    Anywho, I hope this week is kinder to yoU!


  5. Rant completely deserved, hope this week is better for you

    I hope you enjoy I Almost Forgot About You as much as I did — I just loved it so much!!


  6. So sorry to read about your sister, Lekeisha! I hope things look up for you soon. I hope you enjoy your new additions. 🙂


  7. I am pretty sick of the politics as well—I just hate how long they last for. They just drag them out until you want to ignore anything pertaining to it. Great group of books here. I have been wanting to pick up Alice Clayton and have been hearing good things about her latest series. And Yes for Jude Devereaux…love her work. Hope you enjoy Girl From Summer Hill. Happy Reading


  8. I adored Finding Audrey. It was a really cute and funny book and I hope you like it too. I’ve been hearing lots of negative things about Frayed. I have a copy but I doubt I’ll read it now. I’m just not enthusiastic about it anymore.
    And yay, I’m glad you liked Cream of the Crop. I think I’ll read it this week and I can’t wait.
    I’m sorry to hear about your sister. I hope she gets all the help she needs. But the driving must be so frustrating.
    I feel the same way about the hate going around. It’s so tiring to see things like this happen over and over again, with absolutely zero progress made to curb them. I just get angry and so helpless when I think of it. :/


  9. Nevernight looks fantastic! Plus I think I’m a little in love with that cover. Iron Cast is new to me, but the blurb is really making me want to read it. 🙂 Enjoy your books!


  10. You got a nice stack for this week. I read The Girl From Summer Hill- it was funny, but the heroine got on my nerves a bit. After reading a different book by him, I’m curious about your Jay Kristoff book and Finding Audrey looks cute. Hope it’s good.

    Hmm, yes, this week of hate and ugliness was tough and especially for you who are tired from helping family. Hopefully this week will be better for you.


    • I’m trying to stay positive about everything, but to wake up and see the headlines pisses me off all over again. Reading helps a lot. I can’t wait to read The Girl from Summer Hill, so look out for my review.


  11. There are so many books I want to read in this post, I don’t know where to start! I’ve been hearing the most wonderful of wonderful things about Nevernight so I really want to get to that one as soon as it’s released. And I’m so excited for Swank’s new book! I think it’s her first YA series? But this is a fantastic haul! Looks like you have a lot of great books to read over the next few months!


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