Nov 24, 2012

Stacking the Shelves #18

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week.

Well, it was a bit of a slow week for me. I almost wasn't going to do one of these posts this week, but I decided to go for it since I am really trying to stick with this meme.

With all the Black Friday deals going on this week, you think I would have caved and bought something (especially on Amazon), but nothing really caught my fancy, AND I have used up all my book allowance for the month, so I stuck with the one review book I got this week. I know...sad. 

I got one book for review this week. 

For Review:


How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Why: First of all, it was awfully brave of the author to not change her name. I am sure her editor tried to get her to change it, and I can only assume how that conversation went. I'm actually happy to see someone keep their real name because it is so unusual. Especially when they sound like that. 

But as to why I requested it? I am always looking for the next great contemporary, and I loved the blurb and the cover on this one. It sounds like a lot of fun. Rosie sounds kind of awesome. Thanks for this one go to Simon Pulse and Edelweiss.

And that's it for me this week. What books did you add to your shelves? Leave me a comment and I will come visit your posts!


  1. This one is new to me as well. I like the synopsis for it. Love the new design as well.


  2. Yay road trips! This one sounds good, especially as the protagonist doesn't sound like a complete goody-two-shoes.

    Enjoy :)

  3. I requested this and got Declined, but Simon Pulse did approve Over You by Amy Reed which sounds really good. Can't wait to see what you think of this one!!

  4. I've never heard of that book but it does sound pretty good! I hope you enjoy it!

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  5. I first heard about this book a couple weeks ago! I think the blurb sounds awesome. I hope you enjoy it! :)

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  6. I have been waiting on this for months, I think it sounds great! I haven't had much luck with Edelweiss but I have put in a request anyway, enjoy it, K!

  7. I got this one too, I hope you like it : )

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  8. Oh, I've seen this on before and really looking forward to your review, Kara! Great choice, enjoy! :)

  9. I am dying for this one!!! I'm heading to Edelweiss to request it!!! Thanks! New follower.
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  10. I agree about the cover and the blurb for this one, it sounds so good. I definitely have a soft spot for contemporaries lately and I am now totally kicking myself for not having requested this one, I might have to change that. I hope you love it Kara!

  11. Interesting synopsis... I hope you'll enjoy it. Have a lovely week :)

  12. This looks good! And I love the cover. :) I hope you like it!

  13. I've seen this around a few times, but it hasn't yet succeeded in capturing my attention. Maybe I'll wait to hear what you think before deciding if it's for me. :) Ooh and you and I feel the same way about author names. Good on her!

  14. Did you switch up your blog layout? I love the colors!

  15. I'm not familiar with this book but it sounds really great, Kara. :) And kudos to the author for not changing her name, in spite of the pressure coming from her editor.

    I hope you enjoy!

  16. This is the first I've seen of this book. It looks interesting, I hope you enjoy it.

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  17. Ahhhhh, I want to read that book so much! It looks insanely adorable and perfect!

    Also, good job avoiding the Black Friday deals. I went freaking CRAZY on Book Closeouts. X_X

  18. This one does look good! Hope you enjoy it.
    I avoided the Black Friday deals as well. Go us!

  19. I'm like you. I did not buy any books this week. Just went to the library.

  20. I don't usually go for contemporary books, but this one sounds pretty darn good.

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