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.
The blanket is incredibly sweet and love the colours you’ve used. There’s nothing more precious than a handmade gift. I have no idea how to crochet, I can knit basic things, scarves, squares but haven’t knitted since I was probably early 20’s. Congratulations on becoming an aunt <3
Awesome book haul and great job on your first STD.. I haven't been doing it long either. Can't wait to see what you think of The Forever Song, slot of mixed reviews around. Enjoy your new bookies 🙂
Knitting is beyond me. I crocheted a Banana sans Pyjamas for my niece a few weeks ago and had to get my mum to knit the pjs because I had no idea!
The Forever Song was good. I think it’s always hard with the series enders to please everyone. But I felt like it fit the series so far and was true to the characters as I knew them. 🙂
Congratulations on the twins! Being an aunt is awesome, and the baby blanket is adorable!
I just finished The Forever Song and really enjoyed it! Hope you like it as much as I did, as I’m a huge Julie Kagawa fan. Happy reading!
I just finished The Forever Song too and thought it was a great way to end the series. These are the only Julie Kagawa books I’ve read. I started the Iron King but lost my copy before I finished it! Should find it….
And thanks 🙂 I’m fairly proud of the blanket so far and very excited about the babies.
Nice haul. I am currently reading The Break-Up Artist and so far I am really enjoying it, it’s made me laugh out loud more than once so far and I am barely 10% in. I hope you enjoy your books 🙂 My STS.
That sounds so promising! I’m glad you’re enjoying it so much 🙂
Yay! for blogger meet ups. 🙂 So jealous that you get to attend events hosted by publishers! We don’t have those here. Boo.
Anyway, enjoy your reads!
The Penguin Teen one is the only one I know of. It was great and I feel pretty lucky getting the chance to attend.
Thanks! I have already finished two of them. And they were great!
The Diviners is SO good, I’m glad you’re enjoying it! And Emma is one of my faves, the web series is good, and so is the mini series, check that out, too!
Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist
Great to know 😀 Not that I need another reason to want to watch/read but knowing others liked it.. just makes me wish I had the time to start this minute!
These are amazing! I hope you enjoy them!
Leydy from OUAT & RCE
I am currently reading “The Break Up Artist by Philip Siegel”. I am liking it so far. Enjoy your new books!
I’m currently reading it too – and it’s pretty good. Hope the ending is as good as the start! And thanks Dre 🙂
Some great additions there! Stacking the Shelves is one of my favourite memes to read as well – I always click on these links when they show up on Twitter or my emails 🙂
Congrats on the arrival of your new babies in your family! PTA Live was awesome, I’ve read the Diviners and enjoyed it, hope you do too!
The breakup artist looks really good. I’m not sure about the cover, but the book sounds great.
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