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January and February Haul | STS [38]

Stacking the shelves is a weekly (in my case, monthly) meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, and it's all about sharing the books that have come into your possession throughout the week, whether it books added to your collection, ebooks, library books, etc. Sunday post is a weekly meme  hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer where bloggers can recap their week, showcase books, and share news.

The Stacks

Bought Books
  • THE MARTIAN: I wanted to reread this book and annotate it because I am a nerd and this was my favorite book of 2015, so don't judge me.
  • THE SCORPIO RACES, A DARKER SHADE OF MAGIC: I GET TO MEET MAGGIE AND VICTORIA IN MARCH. Obviously I needed more books by them to get signed because duh. 
  • THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE: I have heard such wonderful things about this book, so this is one of my preorders for the year. I am so incredibly excited to get to it.
  • FINNIKIN OF THE ROCK, THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS: Now, I know this portion technically breaks my book buying ban, (because I allowed myself preorders, books I've already read, and books to get signed at the book conference I am attending in March) but these are both used books and I am planning on reading TLBO with Shannon's book club in the second half of 2016.
Library E-Books and Audiobooks
  • CRESS: I got the audiobook for this one because I feel like I should give this series a second chance. So far, this is the best of the three, but I'm not very far into it so things could change.
  • THE UNDOMESTIC GODDESS: Audiobooks are definitely the way to go if you pick up a Sophie Kinsella in my opinion. This is one of people's favorites of her's and--even though I am not very far into it--it's really good so far!
  • THE FAVORITE: Ahh, Selection short stories. I've already read this and gave it four stars because I love Marlee and loved hearing her story. Definitely pick this up if you liked her character.

Physical Library Books
  • WEIGHT: Another one that I have already read. This one I gave somewhere around 3.5-4 stars. This is a really great retelling of the story of Heracles and Atlas. It's a short and really enjoyable read!
  • THE CONSPIRACY OF US: I literally picked this one up based solely on the review by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey on Youtube. She absolutely raved about this book, and I had to pick it up when she mentioned one of my buzzwords: Alexander the Great.
  • THE FALSE PRINCE, THE RUNAWAY KING: This is supposed to be a really amazing MG fantasy series, like one of the absolute best. I'm excited.
  • THE EVOLUTION OF MARA DYER, THE RETRIBUTION OF MARA DYER: Something I am less excited about, but still reasonably looking forward to reading. I halfway loved the first book, and am more intrigued than excited to read the rest of this series.

elsewhere in the book world!





(That I won't put here because of spoilers.)

Also the tagline: "What do you believe?" makes me very excited to read this. 

October 18th 2016 could not feel further away.

What books have you gotten this year so far? Are you as excited for Gemina as I am? Tell me down in the comments!


#FridayReads | 12 February 2016

I'm starting to have my Fridays off of work again! It's a wonderful, magical thing.

Also, jokes on you if you thought I would actually do #Rainbowthon . . . but here's to hoping that I might finish off with a bang? Technically I still will have read from books of four colors of the rainbow. That's close enough, right?

I am about halfway through ADSOM and my reread of The Martian, so I really want to get those read and finished very soon.

Also, I have never read The Wizard of Oz. For as many times as I have seen the movie, this is basically a sin.

What are you reading this weekend? Tell me down in the comments!


My Total Cheat of a #Rainbowthon 2.0 TBR

Let's pretend that this looks like the most beautiful rainbow you've ever seen. 

Essentially, (they tax us relentlessly) the goal of this readathon is to read books with spines a) that make up the colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple) or b) all of one color.

Red: The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Orange: Room by Emma Donoghue (which, yes, I know is a complete cheat . . . but orange is there!)
Yellow: The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey
Green: The Wizard of  Oz by L. Frank Baum
Blue: Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning
Purple: The Wizard of  Oz by L. Frank Baum

This readathon takes place from 7 February 2016 thru 13 February 2016.