Stacking The Shelves: Week 1

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Stacking The Shelves

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly link up created by Tynga’s Reviews.  Each week you share the books you are adding to your shelves.  You can include books you buy in a physical or online store, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books (ARCs), gifted books and ebooks.


I’m super excited to be participating in Stacking The Shelves because who doesn’t love talking book?  I do!  I could (and have) talk books 24/7.  They’re such magical creations.  Anyways, I have stacks and stacks of books that I’ve added to my shelves this week.  Some are temporary borrows from my library while others are ARCs that I received from publishers in the mail or via Netgalley.

Borrowed

I stumbled across the Beautiful series by authors Christina Lauren a few years and it was love at first read.  There couples are so passionate, raw and relatable.  I picked up the novellas that come in-between the main books from the library since they finally got a few in.  I’ve started the first and it’s nice to see where Bennett and Chloe pick up from where they left off in Beautiful Bastard.

You can’t watch a Booktube channel or read a book blog without seeing a review of A Court of Thorns and Roses aka ACOTAR.   So, of course I had to add this to my temporary bookshelf.  Until today I had heard and seen only raving reviews about this book.  Now that I’ve seen a handful of negative blog reviews I’m feeling a little anxious about reading this.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been really disappointed by a book, but then again I’ve been playing it safe and reading my fave authors.  This is my first Sarah J. Maas book. Wish me luck!

While everyone’s talking about the new Disney Descendants novel, I’m getting started on the Disney Kingdom Keepers series.  I tried to get into the first Descendants novel, but couldn’t.  So let’s hope that Kingdom Keepers is better.  I do love Disney and want to give their books a try.

Another YA series that has been all over book blogs and Booktube is the Red Queen series.  So of course I had pick up the prequel and the first book in this series.  They must be good because these books look like they have been well “loved.”  I read a few paragraphs of a random chapter in the middle of the Red Queen and it was intriguing enough that I think I will like these.

ARCs

I requested this ARC on Netgealley because I loved the cover and the blurb said that this book was for fans of The Nanny Diaries and Sophia Kinsella.  That’s me!  Best of all this book is set in New York, one of my most favorite places in the world.  I can’t to get started and see what unfolds as the main character Kate lands a job in the admissions department of a private day school or what will happen when she finds out the secrets her best friend and sister have been withholding from her.

Vampires plus Latin American mythology.  Yes please!  I haven’t read a good vampire book since the Twilight series and before that it was Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice.  I’m hoping this book is really good.

Kimberla Roby’s Reverend Curtis Black series is awesome.  Roby’s stories prove that being saved don’t make you holy and you definitely reap what you sow.  In this installment Reverend’s secret son, Pastor Dillion Whitfield Black is back and he’s starting his own mega-church.  It soon becomes clear that the love of ministry isn’t the only thing Dillion inherited from his father. I can’t wait to see if Dillion’s secular ways will catch up with him.

I had a blast reading Synithia’s New York Kind of Love, also from Kimani.  Also, she’s a fellow Carolinian.  So I just new I had to get an ARC of her new book.  Plus, I’ve always wanted to go to Malibu, why not transport myself there through a book until I can get there in person!

I received a finished ARC of this book from Center Street (Hachette Book Group).  This book was previously published in Australia under Simon & Schuster.  Claiming Noah is a story of a two couples who have struggled with fertility issues.  Catriona and James Sinclair are finally pregnant thanks to in-vitro and decide to donate their spare frozen egg to Diana and Liam Simmons.   Diana struggles to get her family to accept her child as a part of the family even though he’s not biologically hers and Catriona struggles to connect with the joys of motherhood (Baby Blues).

Just as Catriona is finally connecting one of the babies gets kidnapped.  Worlds are then turned upside down. I feel like Catriona and James are going to try to get Diana and Liam to give up their baby since Catriona doesn’t want to go through another round of fertility treatments.  I guess I will have to read and see if my prediction is right.

I’m looking to read all of these and will be sharing reviews each book here on the blog as I finish them.

What’s the last book you added to your bookshelves?

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