Stacking the Shelves (8) – 6/5/2021

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! The meme is hosted by Reading Reality.

Weekly Wrap-Up

I took this week off from work to catch up on some housework and my reading. Almost none of it got accomplished because I still haven’t been feeling that great, but I did manage to pick up a lot of good books. Now if only I could read them as quickly as I get them… I did manage to get a few books read this week (Cemetery Boys, Flash Fire, & Into the Lightning Gate), but I was hoping to get through more.

Amazon eBook Purchases

I used my credit from the purchases I made last week to get The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin. I loved some of her other books and couldn’t pass this one up because it was on sale for the exact amount of my credit. I also ran across a promo for the Cradle series and was able to get all nine books for free. I’ve never heard of the series before, but it sounds interesting. I just couldn’t pass up getting nine books for free.

Library Acquisition

I’ve had this book on hold at the library for the last couple months. It has been on order the entire time, and they finally got it out to the shelves. I’m excited to read it because everything I’ve seen about it has been positive.

Barnes & Noble Purchases

I went to B&N knowing I’d be picking up quite a bit. I was excited for Ace of Spades and For the Wolf because of good things I’ve seen about them from other reviewers. I’m hoping they live up to the hype. I also picked up Camp and The Invisible Life of Addie Larue because they were on sale. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a bargain.

Amazon Book Purchases

I also ended up ordering some books from Amazon because I couldn’t find The Darkness Outside Us at my B&N. I stumbled across info about Jay’s Gay Agenda and Not Quite Out on Twitter and decided to pick them up as well.

Author Request

I also received an author request for a review of a new book, Blood Animus. Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book. I’m looking forward to reading it!

Final Thoughts

Overall, I’m satisfied with what I’ve added to my shelves this week, and I’m looking forward to reading it all. I’m also excited that there are still no new books from NetGalley to report. Maybe my feedback ratio will continue to rebound. I can see 80% on the horizon.

Have you read any of the books I picked up? If so, what did you think? Are any of these on your TBR? Let me know in the comments below!

5 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (8) – 6/5/2021

  1. Wow, that’s quite the haul! I hope you enjoy The City We Became — I got it as soon as it came out, but haven’t got round to reading it yet, oooops. Jemisin is always so good, though.

    My STS post.

    • Yeah. I’m excited about Ace of Spades. I had never heard of it until a couple weeks ago, and then I started seeing it everywhere. Everything I’ve heard has been good as well. I’m looking forward to Blood Animus too; it definitely does seem kinda creepy based on the cover.

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