Saturday, March 30, 2013

Stacking the Shelves [3]



Hi, Chantelle here and it's that time of the month again for me to Stack the Shelves with the books that I received, borrowed or bought this month!



For Review
School Spirits by Rachel Hawkins
Author of Hex Hall, it had me at RACHEL HAWKINS!!!!
Chemistry by Jodi Lamm
Recently reviewed, a retelling of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with a modern high school twist...
Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
After having read Butter, I'm really excited!
Enamoured by Shannon Curtis
Bloodspell by Amalie Howard
As the last book I read with witches was Entangled, I'm a bit skeptical. 
Blackbrooke by Liberty Connor



Bought
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Financial Times - 'Read it and stay single'
All I can say to that is, Amen!
Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens



Won
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Review, Panacea Candidate 2013
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
LOVE the cover!
The Night Circus
Panacea Candidate 2013



Borrowed
Highly anticipated or recommended YA reads!
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Finnikin of the Rock (Lumatere Chronicles #1) by Melina Marchetta
White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black


Okay that's it for me this month! I have a LOT of reading to do!
I'd love to hear about your shelves as well, so comment or add a link below! Happy reading :)


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews

42 comments:

  1. Very nice haul of books this week. You got a lot of different kinds of books. Bloodspell sounds interesting. Besides Amelie Fisher is so sweet in person.

    Grace

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    1. aw you've met her in person? lucky! Thanks for dropping by :)

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  2. Amazing haul! So many that I'd love to read. I hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading!

    My STS

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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    1. Thanks so much! I definitely have a lot of reading to do :)

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  3. Fabulous haul. Very diverse! I absolutely loved Gone Girl, but it is incredibly creepy. I hope you enjoy your books!

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    1. omg, SO creepy!! Really didn't expect it haha thanks so much, I definitely will :)

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  4. Awesome stack of books. I didn't realize Rachel Hawkins has a new book out. I'll have t check it out.

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    1. Yeah it's a spin off from Hex Hall :) Really excited! Netgalley should be offering ARCs if you're interested.

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  5. I also got School Spirits awhile ago and when I seen it, automatic request :D lol Hawkins is awesome! Great haul!

    Janina
    My Haul!

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    1. Thanks! I'm really excited to read it, and glad to meet another Hawkins fan :)

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  6. Wow, so many books! That's awesome!!!! I really want to read the Curse Workers series by Holly Black, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.

    Anyway, enjoy all your goodies! Happy reading :)

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    1. Read it read it read it!!! It was so good, I put it on my favourites shelf :) Thanks for dropping by :)

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  7. Ahh I LOVED The Curse Workers series! I in general enjoy male POV but especially Cassel's - he was witty and awesome. I think White Cat was the best in series but the others are still really good and there is evidence that she is writing a fourth book! I really hope you like it! And enjoy School Spirits! Hex Hall was such a fun read, I hope the same humor carries over in this spinoff. Happy Reading!

    Thanks for visiting my StS!
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. Yes I loved it! I agree, she did an awesome job writing the male POV, it seemed very genuine; a lot of the time authors make male POVs really cheesy but Cassel was definitely believable. REALLY looking forward to School Spirits, I'm such a fan of Hex Hall. Thanks so much for dropping by, happy reading to you too :)

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  8. Your copies of Great Expectations and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes are stunning!!

    Great haul!

    Enjoy your new books!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My STS Post!

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    1. Thanks so much! I bought them at a second hand book sale at uni, I'm a sucker for those editions haha

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  9. Oh I want School Spirits! Finnikin by Melina Marchetta is amazing! I have White Cat, I just need to read it because I've heard nothing but great things. Enjoy your reads. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, I LOVED Finnikin! Didn't expect it to be as dark as it was but Marchetta is an amazing writer. I'm going to add to the fan club and say read White Cat ASAP, it's so good! Thanks for dropping by :)

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  10. Fantastic haul and yay for the win! I'm curious about School Spirits, but not sure if I should read the other Hex Hall books first... Enjoy all that you got this week. Thanks for sharing and happy reading!

    Our STS

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    1. I'm sure that School Spirits can be read as a stand alone but I'd definitely recommend Hex Hall anyway! It really is a great read, thanks for dropping by!

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  11. I loved Rachel Hawkins Hex hall and already have my copy of School Spirits, sounds so much fun, right?
    Mariana @ Book Travels

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    1. Yes it does!!! I'm so excited, I'm thinking I'll start it today, can't wait any longer haha, I hope you love it!

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  12. Holyyyy smokes! Awesome haul! I can't wait for School Spirits! I just recently read Hex Hall and planning on finishing the rest of the series within the next couple of weeks. And I love the cover :)

    I cannot wait to see what you think of Code Name Verity. I absolutely ADORE that book... sooooo good. I really want to read Eleanor & Park as well, it sounds like such a cute read.

    I hope you enjoy all your books!!!Thanks for stopping by my post :)

    Lauren @ Lose Time Reading

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    1. aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhh I'm getting so excited!!! I totally agree, Hawkins covers are so awesome, following the same theme, love them! I really hope you like the series :)

      I am absolutely busting to read Code Name Verity! I've been putting it off for so long and no idea why, I'll definitely get back to you on that one!

      Thanks so much for dropping by :)

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  13. I so want to read Hex Hall, but then I'm not really feeling up to it... I've heard a lot of great things about Code Name Verity! Hope you enjoy :)
    Stacking the Shelves

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    1. Yeah I know the feeling! But it's paranormal, and set in a boarding school, what's not to love :)

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  14. Great assortment of books! I have Code Name Verity and The Name of the Star on my TBR mountain. There are just too many good books available for the amount of reading time I have. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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    1. Thanks! I totally agree, so many books, so little time..

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  15. You've got such an amazing haul!

    My STS

    Have a great weekend!

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  16. Oh WOW that's a great book haul this week!! So many great reads! Gone Girl is pretty good.. and I've also heard great things about Code Name Verity and Eleanor & Park! I still have to read The Name of the Star as well.. we're actually reading that in May for our Brunch Book Club/readalong, if you'd like to join us! :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Michele | StS

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    1. Yes I'd absolutely love to! Thanks for the invite, I've never participated in a readalong before but it sounds really fun :) Looking forward to it!

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  17. Great Haul. I have seen Bloodspell around. New Follower via GFC.

    My Book Haul

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    1. YAY, I'm really looking forward to reading it :)

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  19. Nice haul.

    I recommend The Night Circus and The Name of the Star. Plus, Sherlock Holmes is a must for any collection.

    When I saw the cover for Twerp, I thought that I had to look at the synopsis on Amazon and I've added it on to my Wish List.

    Hope that you enjoy your reads and please check out my haul at http://thewanderingbookworm.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/book-haul/

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    1. The Night Circus is possibly one of my favourite books of all time, I'm so glad I read it! And Twerp definitely looks promising, I'm so glad you've added it too :)

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