Saturday, August 3, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (5)


Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!  It is hosted by Tyngas Reviews.

Pam's Weekly Haul

From the library:

Glow (Sky Chasers #1) by Amy Kathleen Ryan
Spark (Sky Chasers #2) by Amy Kathleen Ryan
A Midsummer's Nightmare by Kody Keplinger
Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard



Sheri's Bounty of Books
I am on the lookout for young adult books that are based around characters, plots, and or themes found in Jane Austen books.  Pam found these two for me but if you know of more PLEASE post a recommendation.  I am a huge fan of Jane Austen spin-offs particularly when the author stays true to the wit and straight forward observations of daily life that characterize much of Austen's original works!

Bought (E-book):
Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik
The Trouble with Flirting by Claire LeZebnik


What books did you add to your shelves?

43 comments:

  1. Oooh, I absolutely want to read Epic Fail and A Midsummer's Nightmare! I didn't completely enjoy Glow so I won't be reading Spark. Enjoy your new books :)

    My Haul

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    1. Yeah, those both look cute. I actually just finished Glow yesterday--review to come soon! ~Pam

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  2. Awesome haul! I have had Glow for about a year though I still haven't read it. :/ I hope you enjoy everything!

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    1. I finished Glow yesterday and it was good but a bit dark and disturbing. ~Pam

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  3. I haven't read it, but For Darkness Shows the Stars is a Persuasion retelling.

    Wanderlove is an amazing book- hope you love it! :)

    Sara at The Page Sage

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    1. Love the travel part of Wanderlove! ~Pam

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    2. Thank you for the recommendation! ~Sheri

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  4. Great haul girls! I've been wanting to read Wanderlove and I have seen good things about The Trouble With Flirting!

    Sheri - not sure if you've read this one yet but Spies and Prejudice has ties to Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

    Enjoy all of your books!
    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

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    1. I read just finished Wanderlove and it was so good! Made want to go backpacking! ~Pam

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    2. Thank you so much for the recommendation!~Sheri

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  5. Great haul! I loved A Midsummer's Nightmare and I really want to read Epic Fail :D

    Happy Reading :)

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    1. A Midsummer's Nightmare looks really cute, good to hear you loved it! ~Pam

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  6. You got a nice stack. I love Austen too! You should read these books based on her books: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund, Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale, and The Jane Austen Academy Series by Cecilia Gray (I wish the books in this series would have been longer). Then there are a bunch of others that I haven't read or only liked so-so: Prada and Prejudice, Enthusiasm, Prom and Prejudice, I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend. There are a bunch of others too.

    Thanks for stopping by my STS!

    Tressa @ Tressa's Wishful Endings

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    1. Wow thank you so much for so many suggestions! ~Sheri

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  7. Old follower via bloglovin. You got some terrific YA books.

    Grace
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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  8. I'm SO jealous that you got Wanderlove from the library. I want to read that one so bad!

    As for the Jane Austen books, have you heard of My Own Mr. Darcy? I'm reading it for an upcoming blog tour and it looks really good. Here's the cover reveal I did for it: http://suchanovelidea.com/2013/06/25/cover-reveal-giveaway-my-own-mr-darcy-by-karey-white/

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    1. I've been getting more and more books from the library. I was actually able to borrow Wanderlove on my Kindle, I love that the library has that option for a lot of books! ~Pam

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    2. Thank you for the suggestion! ~Sheri

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  9. I don't actually like Jane Austen books, sorry! But I saw Glow in hardback for about 6 bucks. I didn't buy it. Maybe you can tell me if it's good or not...

    Followed!

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    - Nova @ Musings of a Blogder

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    1. Glow is really good, but a bit dark and disturbing. I should have a review up soon! ~Pam

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  10. If you're looking for any Jane Austen inspired books - have you read For Darkness Shows the Stars? Ahh, I see some other bloggers have mentioned, but it's definitely got great characters and romantic tension and an interesting world, as it's post-apocalyptic. Hers a bit less on the wit and observations on human nature, but still fun I think. :)

    I really liked the Sky Chasers series. Definitely one of my favorite YA sci-fi works, and I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of the two novels :). I've also heard good things about Wanderlove, and am looking forward to what you think of Claire Lezebnik's work, since you both will be reading Epic Fail.

    Happy reading!!

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    1. I just finished Glow and it was definitely good, but dark and a bit disturbing. I'm reading the next one soon, but I need to take a slight break from it. I don't know why it affected me so much, I've read some pretty dark dystopians, but it just did. And Wanderlove is really good, just finished that yesterday. Epic Fail does look like fun. ~Pam

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    2. Thank you for the recommendation! ~Sheri

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  11. Glow looks awesome and I heard Wanderlove was superb! Great haul, have a nice weekend!
    -Scott Reads It

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    1. I actually read Glow and Wanderlove at the same time (I needed something lighter to balance out Glow). ~Pam

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  12. I personally didn't like Glow, so I never read Spark. It's like, one of the few YA space-related books that I hated. But that's just me! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I can see that, because it was a pretty dark and disturbing book. And most of the characters are pretty unlikable. I still thought it was really good, though. ~Pam

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  13. I love the cover of Glow. I'll have to check that one out. Thanks for visiting!

    Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia

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    1. My review for Glow should be posted soon. It definitely hooked me from the very beginning--intense! ~Pam

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  14. Ooh!I didn't know there was a second book to Glow – it's been sitting on my shelf unread because I didn't think the series was continuing for some reason. Thanks for the heads up and enjoy your books. :-) Oh, and thank you for stopping by my list!

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    1. I think the third one comes out sometime this fall, maybe October? I'm reading the first two close enough to then that I shouldn't have to re-read them. ~Pam

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  15. I think I'm just going to steal my girlfriend's copy of Glow. I want to read it, and she's been hogging it on her unread shelf for too long, haha. I hope you enjoy them!

    My STS.

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    1. I would recommend Glow, but it has definitely received mixed reviews. ~Pam

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  16. Great haul!! I've wanted to read Epic Fail for so long! Hope you enjoy them! :)

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    1. Epic Fail looks really cute. I like light and happy sometimes! ~Pam

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  17. Nice Haul!

    I think you will like A Midsummer's Nightmare.

    Enjoy your books!

    Nicole @ Nicole About Town

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    1. The premise definitely looks fun. Hooking up with a soon-to-be stepbrother? Should be interesting.... ~Pam

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  18. I haven't read any of these ones, but I hope you enjoy them all! :D

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  19. Nice Haul! Glow is on my to-read list. Hope you like it. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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    1. I really liked Glow and I'm reading Spark right now. ~Pam

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