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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Stacking The Shelves #5

Stacking The Shelves was started by Tynga's Reviews.  Please check out this amazing blog!

I read two rather grown up books this week.  Both were on the long side, so I didn't get to read my third book for the week, so I'm a little behind on my goal of three books per week.  Can I sprint through four books this week?  I am not sure, but I will try.  I am using a monthly strategy to plan out my reading.  The problem with this approach is that it leaves no room for spontaneity.  When I suddenly get approved for an ARC or that long awaited books finally arrives at the library, it throws my whole plan out the window!   Any suggestions?

From NetGalley:

From the Library:

Borrowed from a Friend:

Books Read:

Posts for the week:

Sunday, November 8th:  ARC Review of Crystallum

Monday, November 9th:  Book Review of To All The Boys I've Loved Before

Tuesday, November 10:  Book Review of The Kitchen House

Thursday, November 12:  Three 4 Thursday:

Friday, November 13:  Feature & Follow Friday

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  1. You have some great books here, because they not just look good but they also sound amazing. Now imagine my TBR growing even more :)) I need a second life just for reading all the books I want. Can't wait to see what you think of them!

    Happy reading!

    My STS: http://readingadd.blogspot.com/2015/11/stacking-shelves-41.html

    1. Thank you! I have started Crossing to Safety and it is really well written. I look forward to the day when I have completely read and reviewed all the ARCs I have. Ha! A few months ago, I was getting zero replies to my ARC requests. I certainly don't have loads of them, but I feel enough pressure now, to prioritize their reading. Have a great week.

  2. Nice haul, I hope you enjoy your books!

    Diane @ Diane's Book Blog

    1. Thank you Diane. I saw your Stacking The Shelves and you got a big haul! How many books do you read in a week, anyhow? Have a great week.

  3. You have very different tastes than I do, but I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. Hi Grace, I actually read a lot of YA, but for some reason I have a lot of regular fiction going on, too. I like YA because it is so hopeful. Sometimes when I read general fiction, I get so depressed! So I try for a variety of books. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I've been wanting to read My Name is Lucy Barton. Enjoy your books! Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    1. I saw My Name is Lucy Barton on NetGalley and gave it a shot. I like historical fiction, so it should be fun.

  5. Wow! Three books a week is ambitious! I'm very impressed! Happy reading and have an awesome Sunday! :)

  6. I'm curious about The Sisters of Versailles. I've seen this book on several blogs. Looks very interesting. Hope you enjoy all of your new reads. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

  7. I'm curious about The Sisters of Versailles. I've seen this book on several blogs. Looks very interesting. Hope you enjoy all of your new reads. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

  8. I loved I'll Give You the Sun! It was such a compelling story. Hope you like it. I didn't really care for The Kitchen House, though. It had promise, but rubbed me the wrong way for so many reasons. Can't wait to see what you thought about it.


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