Stacking the Shelves August 9th, 2020

Posted August 9, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Stacking the Shelves / 12 Comments

It’s only been two months this time, instead of the two years back in June, since I’ve participated in Stacking the Shelves which is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.
It is a way for us to share the new books we have collected.  A few of these actually night have come in a week or two ago, but since I haven’t done one of these posts in a while, I wanted to share them all.

Normally I’d combine this with the Sunday Post, but I just really wanted to share the awesome books that are new on my shelves at the moment!

First I have a pile picture, then I’ll share some smaller images below! Along with any Instagram photos I made to share!

I purchased the first one, So You Want to Talk About Race because my school is doing a book study on it. I don’t know that I’ll necessarily join into the book study, I prefer to read at my own pace, but it does sound like one I want to read. The second one, Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?, is one that my sister read and said was really good. My other sister has it now, but it is a really big copy, so I don’t know when she’ll get done with it. Then I saw it in my library when I was working a week or two, so borrowed it.

Okay, so I knew I had to get the anthology One More Step, when one of my favorite authors, Amy Daws, said that there was kind of an “origin” story in it for the Harris family. And one of my other favorite authors, Samantha Young, put out a notice on her Facebook page about collecting all the little extras for the On Dublin Street series into a collection in e-book form. I posted asking if she might possibly put it out in paperback, because I’d love to own them all, and she decided to do that. So as soon as the paperback was available (and I’d had a payday so I had money) I ordered it!

Of course, as big of a Twilight fan as I am, I had to have Midnight Sun on the day it came out. Unlike with the rest of the series that I went to midnight parties for, probably the last two books in the series maybe, I haven’t started this one yet. But I can’t wait to read it. The other book, Berserker, is by an author that I’ve really liked her other books. I was very disappointed when I didn’t get an ARC of this title, and like happens a lot, it got pushed to the back of my TBR list because I didn’t own it either. Well I found a copy at Dollar Tree last week, so I had to grab it for myself!

So now I’ll share some of my Instagram posts of books I got within the past week or so. The one above, Recommended for You, was a surprise, I don’t remember actually requesting it, even though I knew when I saw it I had to have it! So lucky to get this one from the publisher! Thank you Margaret K. McElderry and Simon & Schuster for this one!

I always love seeing a box from Sourcebooks Fire on my porch. They usually send me several at a time. Three of these I’d heard of, the last one, Band Nerds, was new to me. For some strange reason, while I had been sent not one, but two ARCs of the first book in the Claire Legrand series, Furyborn, I did not ever receive an ARC of the second book. So I didn’t ever get a chance to read book 2. And now I receive an ARC of the third book, which comes out in September. With my booked up blog schedule, there was no way I could fit book 2, Kingsbane, in so that I would then get this book, Lightbringer, read in time. Strangely enough, there was someone posting on Twitter about wanting this ARC though to complete their collection, so I went ahead and just sent it to them. No trade. But since a couple years ago I had a fellow blogger friend help me get a book to complete a collection on Twitter with no trade required, I felt it was time to pay that forward!

Marieke Nijkamp has been up and down for me with the two books of hers that I’ve read. But since I loved one of them so much, I’m eager to give this one a try. Band Nerds is poems, so I am going to try to read through it quickly since I’m not the biggest poetry reader. We Were Restless Things sounds interesting, so I’ve added it to my blog review list as well! Thanks again Sourcebooks Fire!

This one was not a surprise, my contact at Simon & Schuster had reached out to me about it and I’d said yes, it definitely sounds like a good one! I didn’t realize just how pretty the actual book would be when it arrived! Made for a very nice Instagram shot I think. Thank you Simon Pulse!

Final Thoughts:

So those are the books I got over approximate the last week, we’ll say since the beginning of August for sure probably. What did you get this past week? Oh yeah, while you’re here, you may as well go enter my Monthly Wrap-Up Giveaway for a book from my ARC pile or your choice book up to $10 from TBD if international HERE.

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12 responses to “Stacking the Shelves August 9th, 2020

  1. I haven’t read anything by the author, but I am really curious about Even If We Break. sounds like something that I’d really enjoy.

    Can’t wait to see what you think of Midnight Sun. Not sure if I’m going to read it or not.


    • Lisa Mandina

      You should give her a try. Her book about a school shooting, This is Where it Ends is the one that I gave 5 stars, the other one I read, Before I Let Go, I didn’t enjoy as much. I will read Midnight Sun at some point. Just don’t know when I’ll have time! Thanks for stopping by!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I had to share some of the coolness that I got for sure! Yeah, I can’t wait to read it. I really should go right now and set a date in my blog calendar to make sure I fit it in. Lol. Thanks for visiting!

    • Lisa Mandina

      I have a connection that kept in touch with me when she left her other publishing places, I think she was at Disney, which I miss having her there though! Thanks for visiting!

        • Lisa Mandina

          Yeah, I get nothing from Disney anymore. In fact, I was even able to reach out to other people there right after my contact left, but then a few months later when I emailed someone I’d been in contact with before, it bounced back completely. It was weird. It’s sad, because there were some Disney series I was in the middle of and loved!

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