Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme created and hosted by Tynga @ Tynga’s Reviews. It gives bloggers the chance to show their readers books they’ve bought, borrowed or received during the week.
This is a meme I LOVE to read. Seeing people’s shiny new acquisitions is a lot of fun and I thought I’d join in this week.
The Forever Song (Blood of Eden #3) by Julie Kagawa
The Break Up Artist by Philip Siegel
The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray
Thank you to Harlequin Teen and Allen & Unwin for these copies to read and review.
I’m so excited about these book. I’ve been waiting to see how the Blood of Eden series ends ever since I finished reading the Eternity Cure. I recently realized I don’t read very much YA literature by male authors so I’m delighted to have the chance to read The Break Up Artist by Philip Siegel (especially since I saw somewhere that he loves My Best Friend’s Wedding. I love that film!). The Diviners looks amazing. It’s a big book but I’m already 100 pages in and loving Evie and where it’s going.
Popular: A Memoir by Maya Van Wagenen
Emma by Jane Austen
Popular – its a memoir – and I really enjoy reading memoirs. Most of the ones I read are of the travel sort (think like Only in Spain by Nellie Bennet or Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert kind of books) so I’m very interested to read this one. The author is still a teen and she already has people wanting to turn her life into a film!
I received Popular at the Penguin Teen Australia Live (#PTALive) event which was held in Brisbane on Monday night. If you have the chance to go to one – I highly recommend it. I had a great time. Felicity from Penguin is so full of passion and excitement about YA literature and it’s contagious. Hearing her try to describe the end of The Fiery Heart WITHOUT any spoilers was pretty awesome (she totally managed it too!). I met some amazing other bloggers from the SEQueensland area – Brittany from Nice Girls Read, Chiara from Delicate Eternity, Jeann from Happy Indulgence, Mikala from Written Suggestion, Brett from Demons Read Too. There are probably others too which I’ve just missed! See – so many great people!
I bought Emma this week because of at #PTALive I heard about Emma Approved – a web series which is a modern day retelling of Emma. Emma is the only Jane Austen book I’ve not read (despite being supposed to in high school). So I’m going to attempt to read the book and then watch the web series. 🙂
Other news on a more personal note – two new additions to my family this week. My sister in law had twins! I’m pretty excited. I love being an aunt to my niece and now to have two new babies to be an aunt to – very very cool. Just got started crocheting a baby blanket today.
So that’s my week. Been very busy but rather exciting. Let me know what’s happening in your life this week 🙂 All comments – both bookish and other – are welcome.