Saturday, July 9, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - June Edition

A weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews

It's that time again, it's time for my monthly Stacking the shelves. I meant to post this last Saturday but with travel for the holiday and life in general I didn't get the chance. But I did want to still highlight some of the books I got last months so it's a week late. You don't mind, right?

I actually did much better in June and didn't pick up as many books as in previous months. I had a few periods where my book buying ban was tested but I held firm. I only bought three books (which is my self-imposed limit, and two were audiobook so yay! And I've mentioned my serious addiction to Netgalley and how I'm trying to be better about not impulsively requesting books from there. Well I may have backslid a little bit on that last month. I wasn't as bad as I have been but I did have some impulsive picks.

But I did get some books I am really excited to read and a few I already read and enjoyed.


Ivory and Bone by Julie Esha - My Review
This sounded like a really fantastic and creative historical fiction novel and it was. I really enjoyed it and it's probably one of my top five debuts this year.

With Malice by Eileen Cook - My Review
Whereas this one is in my top five books of the year. I thought it was a totally amazing mystery and thriller. It had me on the edge of my seat and I didn't guess the twist which is rare and exciting.

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine - My Review
I love this series so much! The sequel was coming out so I needed a refresher on this book so I picked up the audio and loved it. It was amazing!

For Review

Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehring - Add to Goodreads
This is mystery with an LGBT protagonist which I am really excited to read. I regretted not getting a copy at BEA but I was surprised by Macmillan granting my wish on Netgalley.

Summerlong by Peter S. Beagle - Add to Goodreads
Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn, which I love, is coming out with a new book. I'm so excited to read. It sounds like a great new modern fairy tale/magical realism read.

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff - Add to Goodreads
Oh man, I seriously cannot wait for this book. It is so up my alley it's like Cassi-nip. I love the book Jay cowrote with Amie Kaufman so I'm excited to read something just him.

Iron Cast by Destiny Soria - Add to Goodreads
This debut sounds absolutely amazing. It's a historical fantasy set in Boston after WWII which already is something I would be interested in but add to that a cool magical system and prohibition type gangsters. Plus that cover!

Lucy and Lihn by Alice Pung Add to Goodreads
This sounds like an interesting coming of age story and in my quest to read more YA contemporaries I picked this one up from Netgalley. Plus I love the pitch of Gilmore Girls meets Fresh Off The Boat. 

Last Night a Superhero Saved My Life by Leisa Mignogna (and more) - Add to Goodreads
I picked this short story collection up on Netgalley because I love superheroes and I love a lot of the authors who wrote for it. But I'm not a big short story fan so I'll probably read this very slowly and maybe not even all of it.

A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica CluessAdd to Goodreads
I am so excited about this YA Fantasy. It sounds so interesting and dark. If a book says it takes place in an "alternate Victorian London" I am on board. But then you add that to the idea of playing with the "chosen one" trope. Can't wait to read it. 

Those are the books that I got in June. What books did you get? Are you excited for any of these? Leave me a comment with your thoughts. Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY READING!


  1. Awesome haul of books. I hope you love all of your new books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Great haul! I have Ink and Bone also. Hope you enjoy them. Have a great week.

    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

  3. You've done so well with your book buying ban! I'm trying to not go overboard myself, and so far I think July is gonna be a bust again because I was doing very well until I went & got the whole Saga graphic novels for my Kindle...

  4. Great haul!! I also got Ivory and Bone, but I'm actually not sure I'm going to finish it... :/ I also wanted to read Nevernight, but I actually think I'm going to hold off for now. The writing style is a little weird so now I'm just really unsure! I hope you love all of these though! :D

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

  5. That is a really awesome haul.
    Ink and bone is one of those books i really want to read. I here great things of this book.
    Enjoy reading all of them.

    here is my sts

  6. That is a really awesome haul.
    Ink and bone is one of those books i really want to read. I here great things of this book.
    Enjoy reading all of them.

    here is my sts