Saturday, November 26, 2016

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.


Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.  Anniversary Edition. 304 p. Random House Children's Books, May, 2016. 9780399551239.

Publisher synopsis: This classic about a ten-year-old boy growing up in the Ozark mountains with his inseparable pair of coonhounds — will warm the hearts of young and old alike. Winner of the Great Stone Face Award.

This is one of my favorites and I'm donating it to my school library because our edition is an old, tatty, unattractive hard cover paperback with yellowed pages. I bought one for my home library as well. 

Heartless by Marissa Meyer. Unabridged audiobook on 12 compact discs. 14.5 hours. Read by Rebecca Soler.  A Macmillan Audiobook, November, 2016. 9781427267948.

Publisher synopsis: Long before she was the terror of Wonderland—the infamous Queen of Hearts—she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.

Long before she was the terror of Wonderland, she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love. Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next queen.
Then Cath meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the king and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship. Cath is determined to define her own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.

In Heartless, Marissa Meyer's stand-alone novel, the New York Times-bestselling author dazzles us with a prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. 

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. Six of Crows book 2. Unabridged audiobook on 2 MP3 CDs. 17 hours, 59 minutes. Read by Brandon Rubin, Jay Snyder, Elizabeth Evans, Fred Berman, Peter Ganim, Lauren Fortgang, Roger Clark, & Kevin T. Collings. Brilliance Audio, November, 2016. 9781491589267.

Publisher synopsis: The highly anticipated sequel to the thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling Six of Crows.

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets—a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

That's what's new with me. What's new with you?


  1. The only audiobooks I've read are the Harry Potter books read by Stephen Fry! I'm familiar with the authors but haven't read these books. Hope you have reading fun this week and thanks for stopping by my blog!

    1. There are HP books read by Stephen Fry?!? I love him! The ones I listened to were narrated by Jim Dale, whom I also adore. I am a long-time (30+ years) audiobook fan. I have one going in my car and have a disc man(!) so I can listen while walking my dogs, raking leaves, mowing the lawn, etc.

  2. I really don't like audio books. I forget to listen to them after a minute or so. But I want to read Heartless soon.

  3. Great set of classic books you got! I also got Heartless just recently!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  4. I love audio books. I keep hearing about Heartless and need to give it a try.

  5. Enjoy your books, and have a great week!
    Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog