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 have bought, borrowed or received during the week.
Can you believe it’s mid-May already? I swear this year has gone by so quickly. But so far it has been a good one and I’m excited for that the next 7 months hold.
Shaheen from Spec On Specfic and Mandy from The Bookish Manicurist held their second #OzYAChat on twitter this week. This week’s topic was Contemporary Australian YA fiction and I had a great time seeing what books from this category others recommend. Added oh-so many books to my to-read list! And found myself wandering my favourite online bookstores planning out my next few paychecks. Whoops! IF you’re interested in Aussie YA, then I recommend you check this chat out. It’s a lot of fun and held every two weeks. For a recap of the chat, check out Mandy’s post.
Also, next Saturday (the 24th of May) I’m going to the Queen Street Mall to check out the launch event for Leigh Hutton’s novel, Rev Girl. I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book for review and it was an entertaining read with a great message. I didn’t know anything at all about competitive dirt bike racing but found no knowledge is required to completely enjoy this book. Click here for details regarding the launch event.
I received five books this week – each of them are ones I’m very excited for. I’ve already read 3 of them! Many thanks to Harper Collins Australia, Simon & Schuster Australia, Hot Key Books and Allen & Unwin.
The One by Kiera Cass (the third and FINAL novel in the Selection series. My review for this book will be going up on Monday!)
Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines (I’m met Abbi a few months ago and she was so sweet and lovely. I’m delighted to have the chance to read a book of hers)
Cracked by Clare Strahan (I’m only a third of the way into this one but I adore Clare’s writing style. It’s different and I love how Clover views the world)
Every Word by Ellie Marney (This is the book I’ve been waiting to read since I finished reading Every Breath last year. It was amazing and that’s all I’ll say until I post my review in a couple of weeks).
What new books have you added to your personal libraries this week?