Sunday, July 26, 2015

New Shelf Goodies & The Weekly Nutshell {134}

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)

Booky Goodness:
The Singular & Extraordinary Tale of Mirror & Goliath by Ishbelle Bee
I fully admit to needing this for the cover. :) But the story sounds incredibly charming as well.

For Review:
Menagerie by Rachel Vincent
Aaaagh, so excited for this one!
The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall by Katie Alender
Equally excited for this one!! Katie Alender never disappoints :)
Outrage by John Sandford & Michelle Cook 
Looks interesting, though not sure it's something I'd enjoy. 

From #booksfortrade:
Hidden Huntress by Danielle Jensen
Dark Shimmer by Donna Jo Napoli
Constable & Toop by Gareth P. Jones
Dance of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
The Gracekeepers by Kristy Logan
 So, guys, I've been having way too much fun participating in the book trading hashtag on twitter! It's very fast paced and you do have to keep your wits about you when deciding who to trade with. But mostly it's fun, and I love getting books I'm either done with or not interested in into the hands of readers who will love them! 

Huge thanks to Harlequin, Scholastic, and Knopf for the review books, and to Gabi & Mia for trading with me! :D

The Weekly Nutshell 
 {Wednesday} Waiting on: The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller
{Friday} Review + Giveaway: Beastly Bones by William Ritter

 Not much to say this week, but it was definitely a better week than last and the week before that. Busy but better.  :)  Still reading so incredibly slow.  I'm about halfway through School for Unusual Girls---was loving it but its slowing a bit in the middle for me. So we'll see where it's going. Next up is either Damage Done or This Monstrous Thing.  If I read Monstrous Thing, it will be four historical period books in a row LOL, but I'm so excited for that one, so that's likely what I'll reach for.  I just love them, I guess! :D

What's everyone reading this week?  Loving it, feeling meh, or ready to DNF? Do tell! :D


  1. Excellent haul. Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall looks amazing.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. And you got some great books this week. I have been really interested in dead girls of hysteria hall.

    I hope you have a wonderful week! Happy reading :)

    Here's my weekly wrap up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  3. Ooh, Menagerie and The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall! I'm so jealous. Enjoy!

  4. Awesome haul! The Dead Girls of Hysteria Hall looks really interesting. I'm going to have to look that one up on Goodreads!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. Yay for getting so many amazing books this week Becky. <3 You are so lucky :) I haven't read any of these, but they all seem awesome :D Hope you will love every single one of them sweet girl. <3 Hope you are having an amazing weekend :) Happy reading. <3

  6. Oooo! The cover of Menagerie is gorgeous! I've not read any of the author's books, but this one would be a good start, right? And to answer your question - I just read Vengeance Road! It was great, despite me 1) not liking Bowman's debut trilogy much, and 2) not liking Westerns much. Win! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Becky :)

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  7. Lots of stuff in your haul! I've only read Dance of the Red Death and I liked it a lot! Hope you enjoy all of them :) Here's ours: Bibliojunkies ~ Bel

  8. Never read anything by Katie Alender but everybody seems to be raving about her. May have to change that.