Sunday, July 5, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {131}

For New Shelf Goodies, I'll be showing you what lovely books I acquired this week, whether from publishers, or the library, or from whatever half-crazed book-buying binge I happened to go on. :D (Inspired by Tynga's Stacking the Shelves) The Weekly Nutshell will be just week here at Stories & Sweeties, in a nutshell. (inspired by Ginger @ GReads and her recaps at the end of the TGIF posts)

These lovelies were what arrive the past two weeks! 
 From #booksfortrade:
Reawakened by Colleen Houck
Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (arc)

Received for review: 
Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine (finished copy)
Edgewater by Courtney Sheinmel
The Clockwork Crown by Beth Cato
Between Us and the Moon by Rebecca Maizel
Paperweight by Meg Haston
Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
Calvin by Martine Leavitt
Damage Done by Amanda Panich
Stone Rider by David Hofmeyr

P.S.  I Still Love You by Jenny Han 

So I got a really interesting mix this week! Lots that I'm excited for, some unsolicited surprises, and some really fun trades! As you can see, I traded for a copy of Ink and Bone and then ended up receiving a finished copy from the publisher, so keep an eye out---I'll likely be holding a giveaway with my review! My lovely Amy gave me the bound manuscript of P.S. I Still Love You. I love this format, guys--the bound manuscripts are always so cute and compact! And OH Dreamstrider. So excited to get this one for review!

Many thanks to Macmillan, Abrams, Harper Collins, and Random House. And thanks to Jacklin & Britt for the awesome trades! :)

The Weekly Nutshell:  
{Tuesday} Waiting on: A Study in Charlotte
{Wednesday} What's New: July YA Releases & Giveaway
{Friday} Review: Alive by Chandler Baker

 Not much to report here, guys! I have barely been reading at all this week.  Not in a funk or anything, just been busy with life. Bestie still visiting ♥ and we also hold a big 4th of July party at my house (since we live in the only city in the area where street fireworks are legal LOL)  so there was lots of cleaning and planning for that. Still reeling from ALA weekend and all the good and bad that happened---more on that later, going to try to get a recap done this week. :)
 Hope everyone has a great week and reads lots of amazing books! :D


  1. ChristinaBookAddictJuly 5, 2015 at 5:37 AM

    Awesome books! I am dying to read Edgewater. I can't wait to hear your thoughts. I loved P.S. I Still Love You....can't go wrong with Jenny Han. Enjoy your books!

  2. I have books I'm sending out tomorrow for #booksfortrade, I'm always a bit cautious dealing with people I'm not familiar with on Twitter. I'm looking forward to Reawakened because I was a fan of her Tiger's Curse series.

  3. Yay for getting so many awesome books this week Becky :D They all look amazing. <3 I'm so curious about Dreamstrider. I waants it, hih. Really hope you will love it :) I'm so disappointed in my peeking of Lair of Dreams :( I got the eARC, but have decided to not read it. So upset about it :p But it do look gorgeous. Hmph. It sounds like you had an awesome and busy week sweetie :) I hope this upcoming week will be just as awesome for you. <3 Happy reading sweet girl :)

  4. I loved Ink and Bone! I'm reading reawakened next next, I believe - I hope I have a better reaction than I did with Houck's debut series O_O The bound manuscript of PSISLY! I loved the book and need to hunt down one of those! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!
    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a great week :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  5. Lots of great books! I can't wait to read Ink and Bone. I've got an ARC of Lair of Dreams and These Shallow Graves that I'll be reading later this summer/fall. I am curious about the Colleen Houck book since it has to do with Egyptian mythology.

  6. That's quite the diverse haul for the week, Becky! Happy reading.

  7. Ooh, you did well with trades! Mostly I want Lair of Dreams. I'm just so happy it's finally coming out! And clearly you had much more self-control with your Macmillan requests than I did. :)