Sunday, November 15, 2015

What's New? Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Hop on over there to ogle what other bloggers got this week.

Well, AASL happened last weekend and I picked up a few books, some of which were free, many not and many are signed. This is what I crammed into a box.

From the top:
Audio books: Of course, I needed to stop by the BOT (Books on Tape) booth and buy these:
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate.
The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud. (Lockwood & Co. #3)
When I was the Greatest by Jason Reynolds.
The Rose Society by Marie Lu.
The Summer Sword by Rick Riordan (Magnus Chase #1)

The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon
Cold War by Gayle Rosengren
Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko (finally got to meet in person!)
Liberty Porter, First Daughter by Julia DeVillers
Times Squared by Julia DeVillers
Bad Kitty: Puppy's Big Day by Nick Bruel
Project Alpha Voyagers #1 by D.J. MacHale
Pax by Sara Pennypacker (arc)
I Don't Know How the Story Ends by J. B. Cheaney
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall
Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater
Another Day by David Levithan (arc)
Hour of Bees by Lindsay Eager (arc)

Picture books:
The Case for Loving by Selina Alko
Two Friends by Dean Robbins (fng)

Kite Day by Will Hillebrand

Not pictured but carried home with me:
Better Nate Than Ever and Five, Six, Seven, Nate signed by Tim Federle, which will be donated to Never Counted Out, an incredible non-profit organization founded by author, e.E. Charlton-Trujillo. I also, snagged an arc of Tim's YA debut, The Great American Whatever, which is due out in March. I was so involved in getting a picture of the two of us together, 
that I failed to read what he wrote in my arc:

I started it at lunch that day and fell totally and instantly in love. I set it aside for when I have a chunk of time to savor this bittersweet story. 

And finally, this arrived in the mail at school and makes me happy:

I learned at Bookfest@Bankstreet a few weeks ago that Liz Kessler is wrapping up her Emily Windsnap series and making her YA debut in June of 2016. When I got her to autograph the Emily Windsnap that I purchased to donate to my school library, I asked about arcs of Read Me Like a Book. She referred my to her Candlewick rep, who took my card. 

Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler. 296 p. Candlewick Press, June 14, 2016. 9780763681319.

Publisher synopsis: In her first novel for young adults, New York Times best-selling author Liz Kessler tells a story about finding a kindred spirit and becoming your true self.
Ashleigh Walker is a mediocre student with an assortment of friends, a sort-of boyfriend, and no plans for the future. Then a straight-from-college English teacher, Miss Murray, takes over Ash’s class and changes everything. Miss Murray smiles a lot. She shares poetry with curse words in it. She’s, well, cool. And she seems to really care about her students. About Ashleigh. For the first time, Ash feels an urge to try harder. To give something — someone — her best. Before she knows it, Ashleigh is in love. Intense, heart-racing, all-consuming first love. It’s strong enough to distract her from worrying about bad grades and her parents’ marriage troubles. But what will happen if Miss Murray finds out Ashleigh is in love with her?

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