Saturday, November 7, 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.

Quiet week this week, but and exciting one! On Wednesday, I found a surprise in my mailbox and early Thursday morning, I boarded a plane for sunny, warm Columbus, Ohio for my first ever AASL conference!

For review: Imagine the happy dance I had when I spied a black bubble envelop in my mailbox at work! I guess I should've taken a picture. Not only was it black in honor of its publication, but there was a celebratory sticker. Not only that, but when I unceremoniously tore the envelop open, I was amazed to find an autographed copy.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School by Jeff Kinney. 224 p. Amulet Books/ Abrams, November 3, 2015. 978141971017.

Publisher synopsis: Life was better in the old days. Or was it?

That’s the question Greg Heffley is asking as his town voluntarily unplugs and goes electronics-free. But modern life has its conveniences, and Greg isn’t cut out for an old-fashioned world.

With tension building inside and outside the Heffley home, will Greg find a way to survive? Or is going “old school” just too hard for a kid like Greg?


The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin. Unabridged audiobook read by Sarah Franco. Hachette Audio, October, 2015. 9781478907473.

Publisher synopsis: This stunning debut novel about grief and wonder was an instant New York Times bestseller and captured widespread critical acclaim, including selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist!
After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting-things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory—even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door.

The Iron Warrior by Julie Kagawa. Iron Fey #7. 352 p. Harlequin, October, 2015. 9780373211357.

Publisher synopsis: The Iron Prince—my nephew—betrayed us all.
He killed me.
Then, I woke up.

Waking after a month on the brink of death, Ethan Chase is stunned to learn that the Veil that conceals the fey from human sight was temporarily torn away. Although humankind's glimpse of the world of Faery lasted just a brief moment, the human world was cast into chaos, and the emotion and glamour produced by fear and wonder has renewed the tremendous power of the Forgotten Queen. Now she is at the forefront of an uprising against the courts of Faery—a reckoning that will have cataclysmic effects on the Nevernever.

Leading the Lady's Forgotten Army is Keirran himself: Ethan's nephew, and the traitor son of the Iron Queen, Meghan Chase.To stop Keirran, Ethan must disobey his sister once again as he and his girlfriend, Kenzie, search for answers long forgotten. In the face of unprecedented evil and unfathomable power, Ethan's enemies must become his allies, and the fey and human worlds will be changed forevermore.

I admit that I bought this for a student who is just gaga over romance. She's in eighth grade now, but she came to me as a fifth grader wanting romance, romance, romance. 

What's new with you?


  1. I really want to read The Thing about Jellyfish, I think I might have to go buy that one right away! Hope you enjoy reading all your new books :)

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  2. The Thing About Jellyfish looks really good, I hope you enjoy it.

    Hope you have an amazing weekend :)

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  3. 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!

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