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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #62 & Sunday Post #25

I am combining two great blog hops:  Stacking The Shelves (a Saturday feature by Team Tynga's Reviews), and Sunday Post (a Sunday feature by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer).  Both of these features give people a chance to post about what books they received and also an opportunity to catch a glimpse of what others are excited about.  I really enjoy see everyone's version of these features! If you enjoy my blog, please consider following me via Bloglovin, Networked Blogs, GFC, or by email subscription.  If you leave a comment and tell me you are a new follower, I will follow you back! As always, all book cover images are linked to GoodReads so if you see a book you want to learn more about, just click away...

Happening This Week:
I am so happy (and relieved) that I met my reading goal on GoodReads this year!!!
That's right!  I read about 12 books per month.  But even with that amount of reading, I still feel like I read too slowly.  I have a mountain of books to read.  But I will endeavor to not stress over this in the coming year.

I'm also trying really hard to plan and write blog posts well in advance.  I have about eight reviews to write, and I need to get them going.  Do you ever wait too long to write a review and can't remember the names of some of the characters?  or you mix up plots with another book?  Yup, that's me!  So I will try to write a review as soon as I read a book, with my thought fresh in my mind.

New Books:
Random House First In Line Program:


I love getting surprise book mail, and these showed up on my doorstop this week.  Both books look great.  City of Saints & Thieves is a YA mystery, while 10 Things I can See From Here is a YA contemporary.  

Kindle Freebies:

 Both of these books look like so much fun, and they were free, so why not, right?



 Yes, I broke down and bought these books!  I have wanted The Fate Of The Tearling for a long time, and one of my book clubs on GoodReads is reading Wolf By Wolf so I went ahead and got these beauties.

That's it for this week.  I hope you have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve and best wishes for a prosperous New Year.
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  1. Well done on reaching your Goodreads goal! Ooh yes I want to read Wolf by Wolf! I'm waiting for Amazon to send it to me but it won't be here until next week. Have a Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you Chuckles! I have been looking at this book for a while now, but a book club on Goodreads is now reading it, so I thought I should give it a go. Have a wonderful New Year!

  2. OOh nice new reads!! I still need to give The Queen of the Tearling a try! I am sooo behind!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. The Queen of the Tearling books are so twisty and good! You will love them! Have a wonderful New Year.

  3. Congrats on meeting your Goodreads challenge! And with a little extra, that's great. I loved Wolf by Wolf! The sequel was heartbreaking but really good too. The Fate of the Tearling was the best in the series, in my opinion. So twisted. o_o I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Happy New Year, Ardis. =)

    Check out my STS post!

    1. Now I need to read it NOW!!! I loved the first two books. They were so surprising and twisted! Have a wonderful New Year.

  4. I still need to read The Queen of Tearling series.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. Grace, you need to read this series NOW. It really is so amazing. You think the books are going one way and then, BAM, they change direction. You will love it. Have a great New Year.

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  6. Congrats to your achieved GR Reading Challenge. You´ve got some pretty great books - Happy reading and Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

    My STS

    Best wishes
    Vi @Gone With The Books

  7. I'm impressed at your reading speed! Congrats on completing your challenge! Also yes - I often end up reading ARCs months in advance, and it takes a bit of mental pondering before I can write my reviews.

    I was a big fan of City of Saints and Thieves; I hope you'll enjoy it!

    My Stacking the Shelves

  8. Wow you read so many books - congrats! <3 City of Saints and Thieves sounds amazing! *_*

    Enjoy your new books!

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
    My Book Haul!


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