Stacking the Shelves — May 11th, 2019

May 11, 2019

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!

If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!


Physical Review Copies:


  • All My Colors — David Quantick
    • adult horror; Todd remembers an amazing book that nobody else thinks exists, so he decides to “write” it, and finds that his plagiarism comes at a cost


Digital Review Copies:

I did way better with my self-control this week than last week! ??

  • Whisper Network — Chandler Baker
    • adult thriller; 4 women learn their sexually abusive boss is next in line to become CEO, and they hatch a plan to stop him at all costs
  • [Dis]connected: Volume 2
    • adult poetry/nonfic; an anthology of poets connecting their pieces to each other’s works
  • The Best Horror of the Year, Vol. 11 — edited by Ellen Datlow
    • adult horror anthology; a collection of horror short stories by Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and more
  • The Dead Girls Club — Damien Angelica Walters
    • adult horror; in 1991, Heather and her friends were obsessed with the spirit called the Red Lady, but then Becca was killed — supposedly by the spirit. 30 years later, Heather’s past comes back to find her.
  • Imaginary Friend — Stephen Chbosky
    • adult horror; Kate and her son Christopher have just fled an abusive relationship when Chris goes missing, and upon his return six days later, he says he has a mission: they must build a treehouse immediately, or evil will take over their small town


Kindle Purchases/Freebies:

  • Nothing this week!


Physical Purchases & Gifts:



Library & Kindle Unlimited Borrows:

Whew… lots more graphic novels this week. ? I told you guys I put a ton on hold from other branches!

  • Criminal Intentions S1E2: Junk Shop Blues — Cole McCade — kindle unlimited
    • adult mystery/romance; book 2 in an amazing m/m age gap romance series between two detectives ?
  • Sea Prayer — Khaled Hosseini
    • adult poetry; a poem about life as refugees
  • Where the Crawdads Sing — Delia Owens
    • adult hist-fic; “Marsh Girl” has haunted late 60s North Carolina as a wild child, so she’s the first suspect in a murder case, but all she wants is to find a home
  • All’s Faire in Middle School — Victoria Jamieson
    • middle grade contemporary graphic novel; Impy loves the Ren Faire and her training as a squire, until attending a new school subjects her to teasing that makes her second-guess her hobbies
  • Lucky Penny — Ananth Hirsh
    • new adult romance graphic novel; slice-of-life about Penny’s streak of bad luck and a hopeful new romance

  • 4 Kids Walk into a Bank — Matthew Rosenberg
    • adult mystery/humor graphic novel; dark comedy about 4 child criminals and their hijinks
  • Afar — Leila del Duca
    • YA fantasy graphic novel; Boetema suddenly develops the ability to possess other people’s bodies through astral projection, but accidentally gets hurt and must enlist her troublemaker brother’s help
  • Winnebago Graveyard — Steve Niles
    • adult horror graphic novel; a family’s vacation goes awry when they’re targeted by a cult (as I’m posting this I’m realizing, WOW, this has bad ratings lmao — a 2.45 average on GR!)
  • Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home — Nicole J. Georges
    • adult nonfic/memoir graphic novel; author’s memoir of adopting a “bad” dog when she was a troubled/problematic teen
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters, Vol. 1 — Emil Ferris
    • adult horror graphic novel; set in late 60s Chicago, it’s the graphic novel “diary” of a 10-year-old girl obsessed with horror movies and exploring her neighbor’s memories of the Holocaust
  • Paperbacks From Hell — Grady Hendrix
    • adult nonfic illustrated novel; a brief tour of 70s and 80s horror lit

  • Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World — Penelope Bagieu
    • adult nonfic graphic novel; stories of badass women through the ages
  • Anonymous Noise, Vol. 1 — Ryoko Fukuyama
    • YA romance manga; shojo manga about a love triangle between a singer, her childhood best friend, and a music composer at her school
  • Monstress, Vol. 3: Haven — Marjorie M. Liu
    • adult fantasy graphic novel; haven’t read vol. 2 yet, sooo no synopsis (I don’t wanna spoil myself!)
  • My Brother’s Husband, Vol. 2 — Gengoroh Tagame
    • adult contemporary manga; I ADORED vol. 1 and had to finish the series. It’s about a man whose estranged brother passes away and the brother’s husband comes to Japan to stay with him for a while, forcing the MC to overcome his own struggles with homophobia and toxic masculinity.
  • Fish Girl — Donna Jo Napoli
    • middle grade fantasy graphic novel; a mermaid/”fish girl” who lives in an aquarium finds a friend and begins to yearn for a normal life


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Just a horror aficionado/geek girl trying to juggle motherhood, reading, blogging, gaming, and everyday life.

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    1. Yay! You liked Criminal Intentions 1 then? I keep meaning to continue — I’m on.. 6 I think, but I don’t want to catch up just yet haha. I like reading them a few at a time.
      Anonymous Noise and My Brother’s Husband are totally on my TBR as well.
      I actually just read Monstress vol. 2 today, so I added 3 as well haha. Gosh the artwork is so amazing. I’d love to buy a print from it or something to hang up.

      1. How far into the CI series are you by now? I need to catch up on your latest posts because I feel like there’s a possibility you’re nearing the end of s1 if you haven’t completed it already!

        1. I’m …. I think 8 books in? The first season is 13 books long if I’m remembering correctly. But he did say he is going to do another season too. This isn’t a series I’d like to binge (for some reason) I need to spread the books out, but I keep waiting too long between books.

    1. I just recently heard about Imaginary Friend and I’m dyyying to read it. I can’t wait to see your thoughts.

    1. I’ve only watched the Anonymous Noise anime, but I’ve read the author’s series Monokuro Shonen Shoujo, which I recommend.

    1. Enjoy reading them all!

    1. Dear gawd, read much?! I think you need to find more books. Lol.
      Well…the last thing I need is more books on my lists. Alas, you have drawn my attention and intrigue to some of these. Namely: [Dis] Connected, Afar, Brazen and It’s All Absolutely Fine. I don’t typically read humor or graphic novels but these concepts have me curious, so thank you. I’ll be sure to let you know if I pick any of them up.

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