Saturday, July 30, 2016

Stacking the Shelves: July Book Haul

A weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews

It's that time again, it's time for my monthly Stacking the Shelves. Once a month I share the books I bought and the books I got for review, so get ready because here come's July's. But not too ready, because there aren't that many. I realize that saying "get ready" usually means it's something exciting. And it is exciting, because new books always are, but it's not like I got too many. Actually this was one of my slower months.

I've been doing real well when it comes to my book buying ban. I'd like to say I'm saving up for the fall because that's going to be insane, but I'm not. I only bought two books, one physical book and one audio, which is lower than my self-imposed limit. 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 did so much better with that this month. In fact this may be my lowest month yet.

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


This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab My Review
This book, you guys, this book is amazing. It was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and it did not disappoint. A dark fantasy with great character-driven moments. Loved.

Rock Fall, Everyone Dies by Lindsay Ribar - My Review
This is a book I've been wanting to read and kept talking myself out of buying. But I bought the audiobook and am so glad I did because I loved it. Super quirky.

For Review

When The Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore Add to Goodreads
I was sent a copy of this from the publisher and I could not be more excited. I loved Anna-Marie's debut and this one sounds really fantastic. I'm reading it next month when I do a magical realism theme.

Fear The Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh - Add to Goodreads
The fantastic people at Skypony Press emailed me a copy of this book which I am so excited to read. I've been really into atmospheric historical fantasies which for awhile I wasn't digging which is strange because that's one of my favorite subgenres.

Timekeeper by Tara Sim Add to Goodreads
The folks at Sky Pony also emailed me this one which I am equally excited about. It's such a cool concept with steampunk, time travel, and Alternative Victorian London.

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco - Add to Goodreads
I saw this on Netgalley and I requested it so fast my head was spinning. Not only is that cover fantastic but it sounds like an amazing and unique fantasy which I am always looking for.

Snow White by Matt Phelan Add to Goodreads
This is a dark, noir Snow White graphic novel set in Depression-era Manhattan. Yes, you read that right. How freaking cool does that sound!

Glitter by Aprilynne Pike - Add to Goodreads
This book is pitched as Breaking Bad meets Marie-Antoinette which already sounds fantastic and weird. It's a near future world that is modeled after 18th Century France which sounds pretty cool also.

Those are the books that I got in July. 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. OOoh nice! I picked up some of these this month as well! Looking forward to a lot of them!! Hope you enjoy them all!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. That cover for Glitter, though! That book is GORGEOUS, oh my penguins! You had a pretty great month, even if it was rather slow--gave you a little bit of relaxing time, right?! Here's hoping you enjoy(ed?) your acquisitions this month!

    Have a great rest of your weekend--and happy book-ing to you, in the near future! Here's my Stacking the Shelves this week, if you're interested in checking it out--but no pressure or worries if you'd rather not!

  3. Great haul! I hope you enjoy your books.
    Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog

  4. I hope you love all of your new books this week. They look fabulous.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. This Savage Song sounds so awesome! I recently got a copy of Glitter too though I haven't checked it out yet.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  6. Wonderful haul and quite a few of these are on my TBR. Hope you enjoy them all.

  7. Good job on your book buying ban!! I've been able to stick to just preorders lately so hopefully I can keep that up! I'm super jealous that you got Timekeeper! I requested it, but nothing so far. I'm excited to see what you think of Glitter too! Have a great week :D

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  8. This Savage Song! I really liked that book - it was the first Schwab YA book that I read (I read some of her adult books and really liked them too). I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

  9. I stopped by your blog today. This year I have only purchased one book with a gift card, otherwise I've been a regular visitor at the library.