Stacking the Shelves + Weekly Recap in GIFs [53]

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews featuring books added to our shelves and sharing our excitement for them.

The book buying ban is not working! I blame it on the fact that we now live closer to a Books-a-Million, which is about 1 MILLION times better than Barnes&Noble. They just carry so many more books! Anyway -- the ban must start soon because our addiction is getting serious.



Bought

Fangirl   OCD Love Story   Awkward (Awkward #1)   Invisible (Awkward #2)

It must have been something in the water because we were obviously feeling the contemps this week. Becca is almost done with Notable by Marni Bates and ran out to get her other books -- it's that good.

Gifted

More Than This

My mom actually got me this one, and I was super excited! Not only does the premise sound amazing by the cover is really cool. It's a hardback that doesn't have a book jacket (OCD Love Story does the same thing). If this is a trend, then I kinda like it :)

Traded via YA Book Exchange

Silver (Bandia, #1)   Antigoddess (Goddess War, #1)

Thanks to Kimberly and Stephanie for these awesome trade!

click book covers for goodreads

I thought that doing recaps in GIFs would get easier, but nope! It's still hard. I like doing it enough though that I think it'll stick around for a couple more weeks. 


BOOK REVIEWS

THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US BY KASIE WEST

All throughout the book I had permanent laugh-face:


A great snarky female lead with a romantic swoony guy. This contemporary romance about the rich and the poor feels like a nostalgic Pretty in Pink. If you love dry humor -- think JLaw -- cute romances, and happy endings, then The Distance Between Us is your perfect cup of hot chocolate ;)
4 Stars 




MAN MADE BOY BY JON SKOVRON

The Original Premise:

The Insta-Love (3 Times):


An original monster retelling that will resonate well with lovers of Percy Jackson and Cirque du Freak and fans of books geared towards younger YA. But, for me, the main character was difficult to connect to and the humor never left me laughing.   3 Stars



SEXY SUNDAYS

BUTTERFLY COVE BY CHRISTINA SKYE



Butterfly Cove is woven delicately into a network of strong females, friendships and first love. The male lead can cook *swoon* and the beachy setting provides a dreamy background. Geared more towards adult romance readers than the usual NA crowd, but this one is still very enjoyable. 5 Stars


CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

Giveaway time!!! Here's the one that's currently running. 


What's new on your shelves this week? Have you read any of these books? Comment below and don't forget to leave your links!

22 comments:

  1. Anti-Goddess was really good. I enjoyed that book. Looks like you got some pretty awesome books.

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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    1. Krista is really excited to read that one. Thanks, Grace!

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  2. I can't wait until I get paid so I can get Fangirl and OCD Love Story. I just finished Eleanor & Park so I am now willing to read anything Rainbow Rowell writes ever. And I'm going to meet Corey Hadeu next month so I want to read her book first. And I really want to read the Marni Bates books at some point too. So many books, so little time.

    AND YAY ANTIGODDESS. I'm also getting that on payday.

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    1. I just depleted my bank account on OCD Love Story. I told Krista I would buy her a paperback, and I relented when I saw how cool this hardback was! I'm such a push-over :) Marni Bates is my new fav contemp author. She's pure awesome.

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  3. Girls! OCD was so good!!! I loved it. It made me feel so disturbed and I felt like I really had an OCD myself, but it was so fun and the romance was extremely qute and the characters were quite quirky and different. I hope you love it:) AND FANGIRL! My HC was shipped this week and I can't wait to pet this pretty. It's the book everyone's talking about and I hear nothing but great words about it. I hope you enjoy all of your pretties! And as always, love the gifs:) Have a wonderful weekend, guys!

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    1. Glad OCD is so awesome! Thanks, Siiri! It's going to be fun to see which one of us fights over reading Fangirl first :D

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  4. I've been on a couple of bans this year.. None of them worked so far, haha. Buying books makes me too happy :p Antigoddess & Fangirl look great! Happy reading :)

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

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    1. Yes, buying books is a source of happiness for sure. And then shame. For not reading fast enough :)

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  5. It seems like buying books that you know will be amazing don't really count as buying books but as buying happiness. You don't have a happiness buying ban, do you? :) Great books this week. I'm reading Fangirl right now and am enjoying it so much! Happy Reading!

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    1. Love that thought! A happiness buying ban would be just cruel and sad. Glad you're liking Fangirl, Britt!!

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  6. So many good books here! I really want to read Fangirl, and Silver and OCD Love Story sound good too!

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    1. I hope you're able to get your hands on a copy of those books ;)

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  7. FANGIRL! I read that book the day before I moved into college as a freshman. It was the perfect book for my case! And I got my copy of Antigoddess the day before I left for college as well! But I haven't read it yet. And I LOVE THE GIFS! The Distance Between Us... that book :D

    Have a fantastic week!

    Check out my STS post!

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    1. So glad that you loved Fangirl, Alyssa! I'm nervous I won't like it with all the hype, but hopefully that's not the case.

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  8. Like always you two have fantastic books to show Fangirl OMG you need to friggin read it like now!!

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    1. I'm thinking we should do a Twin Takedown for it! Not sure which one of us will read it first though. I'm going to try to snatch it while she's not looking :D

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  9. Fangirl and Anitgoddess is on my wishlist :D I hope you enjoy Silver as much as I did!

    Christy @ Christy's Book Addiction

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    1. I hope you're able to get Fangirl and Antigoddess soon :D And Krista's looking forward to Silver! She's already set claim to that book since I don't read about werewolves. I'm Team Vampires ;)

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  10. I also really want to institute a book buying ban! I have so many on the shelf it's really out of control lol. Nonetheless, Fangirl and Antigoddess both look amazing! Can't wait to see what you think =D

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  11. I REALLY want to read Marni Bates!

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  12. Great haul. I'm planning on checking out Fangirl and seeing for myself what all the hype about Rainbow Rowell is about. Love the gifs! Happy reading :)

    -Mari @ The Sirenic Codex

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  13. Oh I got Antigoddess as well and I can't wait to make time for it. Loved her Anna Dressed in Blood series. Enjoy your books and happy reading.


    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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