stacking the shelves 7/20

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where we show off all the goodies we received throughout the week!

The End of the Battle by Evelyn Waugh
I’m kind of a Waugh fanatic & try to buy anything I see of his. Haha, unfortunately, I got home only to discover I already bought a copy of this a few months ago! WHOOPS. Maybe I’ll do a giveaway at some point!
Angelfall by Susan Ee
LOOKY. I saw this at work and I snatched it up (for only $1!). I’ve heard crazy good things about it – and that’s seriously the understatement of the century. I’ve got HUGE expectations for this one, guys, and I have a feeling they’ll be met! I’m really excited about this one and can’t wait to start!!
The Romanovs by Robert K. Massie
Massie is the go-to guy for all your Romanov needs. The 95th anniversary of their execution was a few days ago + this was another cheap-o book ($1). Last year I made a post about Nicholas II & his family and included to recs (both fiction + non-fiction).
The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd
I’ve been wanting to get into Rutherfurd’s work for a while now and some of my co-workers highly recommended this one. His books are insanely lengthy, but sound SO interesting.
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
DRAGONS! I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages and with the second one coming out next year, now is the perfect time. Also: DRAGONS!!!
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls by Claire Legrand
I read – and loooved this one a while ago, but I wanted my own copy.
Great by Sara Benincasa
A “modern take on The Great Gatsby” which is both intriguing and causing a serious case of side-eye. The Hamptons, a scandal, and a deadly secret. This one sounds like a fun summer read and I’m so on board.
No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale
LOOK AT THAT COVER. It has all the best of an ugly Christmas sweater + a dead moose. I’ve had INCREDIBLY good lucky with YA thrillers lately, and I’m pumped for this one.
The Secret Box by Whitaker Ringwald
The Amazing Race + The Mysterious Benedict Society + mythology? SIGN ME UP!
The Copernicus Legacy: The Forbidden Stone by Tony Abbott
More MG love! This one is Rick Riordan + Dan Brown! HOW FUN!
Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepherd
AAHHHHHH YESSSS. I adored The Madman’s Daughter (my review here!) and I can’t wait to start the sequel! After retelling The Island of Dr. Moreau in the first book, this one dips into Jekyll and Hyde territory!
House of Ivy & Sorrow by Natalie Whipple
The release date is still almost an entire year away, but I have a feeling I’ll be moving this one up in my To Read pile. The last few paranormal novels I’ve read have all been great and I’m hoping that streak will continue!
Panic by Lauren Oliver
NEW LAUREN OLIVER!! NEED I SAY MORE? So the book isn’t even out yet and from what I hear, it’s always been optioned for a movie!
Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas
A simple coin flip somehow allows Heart to live out both choices. This one reminds me of a contemporary Pivot Point (which I loved)!
The Promise of Amazing by Robin Constantine
I only recently got into contemporaries within the past year and now I’m hooked. & how can I resist a book featuring an Arthurian-themed catering hall?!
Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell
Dexter-esque in that the main character is a murderer following a strict set of rules – which I’m ALL ABOUT. Suddenly a letter appears and Kit is no longer London’s infamous Perfect Killer.
Uninvited by Sophie Jordan
Jordan’s back with a new series! Genetic testing shows Davy possesses the Killer Gene and is among a group ostracized from society.

I don’t usually participate in Top Ten Tuesday, but this week was all about authors who deserve more recognition. My inner fangirl went wild.
This week I’m waiting on The Falconer. Edinburgh. 1800s. SLAUGHTERING EVIL FAERIES.
I recently read Daisy Whitney’s Starry Nights and though my review won’t go live until September, I can’t stop thinking about this book. Since I can’t visit any Parisian museums this summer, I decided to have a staycation! Whether you’re planning on visiting Pittsburgh soon or you’re from the area, you’ll want to check out some – okay, all – of these museums!

What books did you get this week?? Have you already read any of the ones I got? What did you think of them?

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6 thoughts on “stacking the shelves 7/20

  1. fun, fun! Looks like you have a great group of books! I’m so excited you have Angelfall. I hope you love it as much as I do. Definitely interested in your thoughts on the Massie book. I’m planning on picking up his Catherine the Great at the library today. Thanks for the intro to The Secret Box and The Copernicus Legacy. I’m always up for an adventurous MG read. Happy reading!

    • :) I know you were a big fan of Angelfall and so many others were too. I’m positively I’ll love it!

      Oh man..that Catherine the Great book is definitely a beast. Did you start it? How are you enjoying it?

      Always happy to spread the MG love!

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