Stacking the Shelves # 59

April 5, 2014 Stacking the Shelves 47

stacking the shelves

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks! Visit Tynga’s Reviews to learn more about this weekly meme.



The Three by Sarah Lotz: Look at the snippet of this GR synopsis – doesn’t this sound fantastic? “Four simultaneous plane crashes. Three child survivors. A religious fanatic who insists the three are harbingers of the apocalypse. What if he’s right?”
Dragon Age by David Gaider:
 I don’t know how many hours of my life I have spent playing the RPG’s of Dragon Age.  There are books based on the video game, and I’ve been wanting to check them out.  This graphic novel compilation popped up on NG, and I hope it’s even a fraction as good as the game.
The Confabulist by Steven Galloway:
This sounds so interesting – fiction based on the life of Houdini.
Saving Lucas Biggs by Melissa de los Santos and David Teague


The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Unwind by Neal Shusterman




A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin: I have been counting down the hours until season 4 of GoT starts on Sunday night.  Who else is with me?
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston:
I’m not sure if I’ll bother to read this before returning it to the library, because the reviews on GR are pretty lousy.
The Bear by Claire Cameron:
This sounds a tad reminiscent of Room by Emma Donoghue, which I read years ago and really enjoyed.  This is told from the viewpoint of a 5 year old girl whose parents are mauled by a bear while they’re camping.  I’m guessing this isn’t a feel-good story.


last week

Review: The Rule of Three by Eric Walters
Review: A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Review: The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
My YA “Gateway” Books
Giveaway: ARC of Cruel Beauty

Let me know what hit your shelves this week!


47 Responses to “Stacking the Shelves # 59”

  1. Kelly

    Is that a stuffed or real cat in the Game Of Thrones photo? 😀
    Awesome haul. The Three sounds incredible, I love a good disaster thriller, mix in a nut job and that to me says instant best seller. I’ve got to get my hands on a copy. Thanks for putting it on my radar. Happy reading Steph.
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    • Stephanie

      Haha – that’s Iris and she’s as real as they come. 🙂

      There are a handful of reviews for The Three, and they’re really good, so I’ve got high hopes for this one.

    • Stephanie

      Ohhh, that is good to hear. It’s been a long time since I’ve listened to a scary audiobook!

    • Stephanie

      After I got approved it, I realized that it was one of those Adobe-only downloads. So, that’s a bit disappointing. But the graphics looked great.

  2. Fi

    Great haul of books and I love your cat! I got The Three for review but haven’t started it yet, does sound fantastic though! GoT Season 4 is being shown here in the UK at the same time as the US so I’ll be up until 3am on Monday morning to watch it, cannot wait!!!
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    • Stephanie

      3 AM…I’d be doing the same! It’s great that you don’t have to wait. It’s always frustrating when one country gets a show first, and the others have to wait. For instance, one that you get is The Fall, which I watched last year and loved, but the new season won’t air in the US until months after it airs in UK.

    • Stephanie

      I just finished The Bear, and unfortunately, I didn’t like it as much as you did. I just couldn’t deal with the narration, even though I had no problem with a similarly young narrator in Room.

  3. Jon / Scott

    I loved Unwind, it’s wonderfully brutal and so poignant! I have a feeling you’re really going to enjoy it, it’s one of my favorite sci-fi books ever. It truly hits all the right notes and it’s so underrated in my opinion.
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    • Stephanie

      I know you’ve always raved about the series, and that’s one of the reasons I’ve been wanting to read it. I think I’ve got the other two books on my Kindle.

    • Stephanie

      A little over 30 hours left to go! I’ve had the marathons going all week long. I never get tired of this show.

  4. chucklesthescot

    Would you believe I haven’t even started season one of Game of Thrones? I have the first three seasons taped but haven’t had time to watch it yet! Guess I’ll be recording season four as well…I like the sound of The Bear so I might check that out. Happy reading!
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    • Stephanie

      Oh, you’ve got to watch it! It’s by far the best show I’ve ever seen. And you’re so lucky that you can watch them all back to back!

  5. Kristen@My Friends Are Fiction

    your banner has changed!! I like it 🙂

    I’m counting down until GoT too! So close but feels so far away. You’ll have to let me know how Dragon Age is. when does the next game release? I need it sooner than later though I have no clue where I’ll find the time to play.
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    • Stephanie

      I think the game is this fall. Last time I played DA2, I wasn’t blogging, so I had plenty of time to spend on the game. But it’s not going to be so easy now!

    • Stephanie

      That is good to hear! I’m listening to Glass Houses by Rachel Caine right now, and I think I’ll have to start Unwind next.

    • Stephanie

      I may have to bump it up my TBR even though it doesn’t come out for another month or so.

    • Stephanie

      Do you play other RPG’s? Mass Effect, also made Bioware, is awesome, too, and there are books for that, too. 🙂

  6. Greg

    Enjoy the Game of Thrones goodness! I’ve heard the narrator is really good on those. And hey Season 4 is almost here! 🙂

    Dragon Age looks good. I played Baldurs Gate back in the day but have never tried DA…
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    • Stephanie

      I’ve heard that, too, re: the narrator. I think I’m going to read along on the Kindle while listening to the audiobook. I think it might be too hard to keep up otherwise.

    • Stephanie

      Same here. I’m hoping buying the audiobook will help me to get to it more quickly.

    • Stephanie

      I’m afraid this might be one that goes back to the library without being read, but it’s nice to have it on hand for now, just in case. 🙂

    • Stephanie

      You know how cats are – put something down on the ground, and they immediately have to inspect. 🙂

    • Stephanie

      Well, that is good to hear. I hope I can at least give the book a shot before the library due date!

    • Stephanie

      I almost started reading it yesterday, but I’m trying hard to read some of the books I’m behind on. It’s hard, in this case, because there are some very enthusiastic reviews for The Three on GR.

    • Stephanie

      Thanks, Alison! I think Unwind will have to be next audiobook. I’ve got about 2 hours left on Glass Houses by Rachel Caine.

    • Stephanie

      I finished The Bear yesterday, and sadly, I didn’t like it very much. In this case, a 5 year old narrator just didn’t work.

  7. Tammy

    GOT!! I already have The Three on my to-read list. I have the audiobook of The Darkest Minds on my hold list at the library since I own the book on my Kindle but haven’t got around to reading it. My current audio is Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella, it’s just what I needed coming off of A Dance With Dragons.

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