Sunday, July 19, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {133}

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)

De Lovelies:
 For Review:
The Unquiet by Mikaela Everett
LOL Dragged myself out of bed at 6am to request this one. A rep at Harper was clearing out her Fall arcs on twitter! That's dedication, right? Or am I just crazy?

The Tattooed Heart by Michael Grant
She was a sweetheart and threw in this one, too! :D I had it already so I'll pass it on to someone soon!

No Such Person by Caroline B. Cooney
I haven't read this author, but she seems like she has a ton of books out! Anyone recommend? Might be a bit too contemp for my taste.

The Edge of Forever by Melissa E. Hurst
The Wanderers by Kate Ormond
A Blind Guide to Stinkville by Beth Vrabel 
All of these came from the new contact I made at ALA for Skyhorse Publishing. I've been dying for The Wanderers and The Edge of Forever, and she recommended Stinkville--it looks so good!  

Thanks so incredibly much to Harper Collins, Delacorte Press, and Skyhorse Publishing for these!!

The Weekly Nutshell 

 {Tuesday} Waiting on: A Drop of Night by Stephen Bachman
{Friday} ALA San Francisco Recap: The Good, The Bad, and, well...

Finished Beastly Bones this week, and let's just say this second book about Jackaby and Abigail only strengthen Ritter's spot on my list of new favorites. :)  SO fun again.  Just started School for Unusual Girls today and loving so far.  Main character is such a firecracker so far.  I have high hopes for this one and it's going to take something special to keep me happy after my last two reads left me with double-book-hangover! Let's hope this is it!
On a personal note, my week...has turned out much like last week. And an especially bad blow to my heart came just today. But I'm hanging in there. And, hey, it's my wedding anniversary this Friday! ♥ Hubs is my rock, my cheer up partner, my happy place. So this week is already destined to be better.

Happy reading, everyone. ;D


  1. ChristinaBookAddictJuly 19, 2015 at 5:56 AM

    I am really curious about The Edge of Forever. I received it for review, but haven't gotten around to it yet. I also want to read A School for Unusual Girls. I'll keep me eye out for your review. Happy Anniversary!

  2. The Wanderers looks really good. I also love the look for The Edge of Forever. Great stack.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. Great haul. I read No Such Person last week and I thought it was just okay, though then again I'm not the biggest mystery fan. Have a great week.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  4. You've got a lot of great books in your haul this week. I hope you enjoy them all :)

    The Edge of Forever is one I really want to read, not only does it sound amazing but it also has such a gorgeous cover.

    Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm

  5. Excellent haul, I look forward to your reviews.

  6. All the books looks gorgeous :D But oh, the cover for The Unquiet is oh so pretty! Now you have made me want it too :) You are so lucky to get so many publisher books. <3 Anyway. Happy reading Becky :D I hope you will end up loving all of these precious books :) Hope you are having an awesome week so far. <3 But aw! So sorry for something that made your heart hurt :( That is never any fun. Hugs. <3