Stacking The Shelves and Weekly Wrap #21

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 stores or online bookshops, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course eBooks. Hosted by Tyngas Reviews.

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This week I posted My Pledge to become a better book blogger. My intent was not to ruffle any feathers, but to bring to light how all too often how easy it is to judge others too harshly from behind our screens. Thank you to everyone who have supported the move towards an even stronger and kinder community.

I'm Pimpin' Y'all Out


This week I want to promote some of my new blog friends I've met through the Australian YA Bloggers group. These girls are all fabulous, and part of my pledge was to help the little guys who are just starting out. Go and see them, follow and spread the love.


Each week I plan on featuring six awesome blogs that I plan on stalking. Gather 'round and join me.

'Round The Blogs


This week Jeann at Happy Indulgence shared with us her recommendations for diverse books.
Melanie spoke about slut shaming in our books over at YA Midnight Reads.
Kate and Kat have another ripper edition of Buzz Worthy News on Cuddlebuggery.
Happy blog birthday to Francoise at My Crazy Bookish World.
Both The Notebook Sisters and Dre at Sporadic Reads completed the Book Blogger Test.
and the fabulous Joy reviewed The Fault in our Stars movie before the rest of us.

This week has been huge in terms of books, from both publishers and purchased. So let's get down to business.

Publisher Paperbacks




Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. Thank you to Simon and Schuster Australia.
The One by Kiera Cass (Book Three in The Selection series). Thank you to Harper Collins.
Take Me On by Katie McHarry (Book Four in the Pushing The Limits series). Thank you to Harlequin Australia.
8: The Last Thirteen by James Phelan. Thank you to Scholastic Australia.
The Minnow by Diana Sweeney. Thank you to Text Publishing.
Searching for Sky by Jillian Cantor and Flirty Dancing by Jenny McLachlan (retail covers both shown). Thank you to Bloomsbury Australia.

Purchased Paperbacks



The Double life of Cora Parry by Angela McAllister and A Blue so Dark by Holly Schindler.  
Hagwitch by Marie Louise Fitzpatrick and Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray.
The Other Sister by S. T Underdahl and Valkyrie by Kate O'Hearn.


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  1. Such great books, I'd love to read all of those! Have fun reading them!

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    1. Thanks Lavender. I hope to see you get around to grabbing a few of them soon.

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  2. Hey Kelly, how are you finding Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe? I'm compiling a bunch of contemporaries for me to read and just had to look that one up. It sounds like I might like it. I'm all about the contemporaries this year for some reason--and time travel ;) I need something to pick me up after Pretties. I just couldn't get into that book after how good The Future of Us was.

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    1. I haven't started it just yet Brett, started reading The One first, which I ended up reading until around 2:00am this morning. I think we've got a pretty similar taste in books, I adored The Future of Us as well. I can recommend you a few I think you'll like, I'll send them through Goodreads.

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  3. Ooohh... The One and Take Me On - I'm a fan of both those series and hope you're enjoyin them, Kelly. I saw on twitter that you had a copy of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe. It is one that I know I'm going to and buy (in a week when I haven't blown my budget buying terrible teen dramas on DVD). I've not heard of any of the books you bought this week but Valkyrie looks interesting.

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    1. I did, I was lucky enough to nab a copy from the fabulous Simon and Schuster. I actually seen the incredible reviews over a few sites for it and it looks brilliant. I've got a knack for picking up little known books to read. Of course I still love the big flashy releases, but some of my favourite reads have been ones that no one else likes.

      What kind of terrible teen dramas are you watching? Apart from Revolution and The Walking Dead, I don't watch much telly.

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  4. Suck pretty covers! I'm no familiar with any of these books so I'm definitely checking them all out. Thanks for sharing Kelly!

    And I'm totally on board with your Book Blogger Pledge, it is definitely not to ruffle feathers but to take a stand towards a friendlier and more open community :)

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    1. It's awesome to have you on board Amir. It's been such a huge week in books, I don't know which one to start next. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. What a pretty haul! Those books are gorgeous! I'm not used to seeing the Australian covers tho. But they're still so pretty <3

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    1. It's strange how different regions have different covers. I would have thought it would make more sense to keep them the same worldwide, so we can recognise them easier. We've got some beautiful exclusive covers in Australia though, kudos to the design departments at our publishers, they do an incredible job don't they.

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  6. Amazing haul I am looking forward to Take Me On

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    1. Me too Kimba, I've yet to meet a Katie McGarry book I haven't enjoyed. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. SO MANY PRETTY COVERS! Haha! happy reading :)
    Lily @ Lilysbookblog

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    1. Thanks Lily and thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Awesome haul Kelly, you bought some pretty interesting books that I'll have to check out. Thank you for doing the book bloggers pledge post, I have shared, tweeted and linked :) The Pimpin section is a welcome addition too! Go Kelly :D

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

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    1. Thanks Jeann, without friends such as yourself, I honestly wouldn't still be here. The pimping will become a regular feature, not just with our Aussie blogs, but just a couple of blogs per week that I plan on stalking and plugging.

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  9. Wow! So many great books Kelly! <3 I haven't read any of these, but I can't wait to see what you think of them - especially The One and The Last Thirteen! And your book blogger pledge is full of awesomeness! <3 it! Thanks so much for sharing and happy reading! <3

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

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    1. Thanks Zoe. Already got stuck into The One and pushed it forward, I just have to know who Maxon chooses, and who America chooses as well. It's really heating up and I've only read the first few chapters.

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  10. Wow! Impressive loot, I see lots of reading fun in your future, hehe :) Amen to a stronger and kinder community!

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly Livia. Thanks for stopping by and happy reading.

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  11. *takes a peek at the pledge* Will read... later. o_o

    Enjoy your books! Oh, and cute GIF (am I weird?)! *o*

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    1. Not and weirder than I am, I thought it was pretty cute too.
      Thanks Sophia and lovely to see you again.

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  12. I almost bought Falling for Hamlet during a book sale this week, but then I opted for a couple of others instead - looking forward to your thoughts on it, Kel!

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

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    1. It was cheap and I couldn't resist Mands. Spent a bit last week, waiting on packages of classics from the UK and a big parcel of purchases from a Sydney bookstore too. Next week's haul may even exceed this one. Thanks for popping by Mands.

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  13. Eee, The Minnow! We'll be able to compare thoughts on that one. ;) And very jealous of The One! Except, well, I need to read The Elite. Minor detail. It's really just the covers that I covet. Cover Coveting. It's a THING I tell you, A THING. I buried The Last Thirteen: Eight book. BURIED IT. Cannot look them in the eye again, I tell you. >_<

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    1. You're even more batty this week, it's Wonderland. You've been sniffing those Splintered series books like crack haven't you.

      I do it all the time too *sobs*

      I haven't read from Ten onwards, or is that downwards? I actually liked the first one, but the storyline hasn't changed. I might catch up eventually, but no plans in the immediate future. I can't bury it *sobs* I just laid all new and expensive turf.

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  14. I 100% stalk you too Kelly! All the books you got are beautiful, I really love the covers for Hagwitch and Blue so Dark. Great post Kelly! I’m jealous of all your books added this week.

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    1. Ooh, look over there *jumps out of bushes and runs*

      They were all on sale and there's two things I can't resist, books and a sale, together, it's bookgasmic. That's so a word that I'll have to coin the phrase. I love the cover for Hagwitch too, it was purely a cover lust purchase that one.

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  15. Some really lovely paperback covers there! Need to check out Hagwitch and Valkyrie. Enjoy your books!

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  16. Amazing haul this week, so many wonderful books. I am hoping to read The One soon myself, I am not a fan of Aspen or Maxon but hopefully one of them will win me over in that book. Have heard amazing things about the Aristotle and Dante book, been tempted to try that one myself. I hope you enjoy your books :)

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  17. Well damn, that is one impressive haul!! I am so freakin nervous to read The One, cause I hate when a series finishes especially if it does end the way I want *coughs* TEAM MAXON *coughs*. And Flirty Dancing look like a super sweet read. And Katie McGarry, YAY, she is the bomb!!

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  18. Thanks for the shout out! I LOVE YOUR NEW BOOKS! (Methinks these publishers should send them to ME!) Awesome idea to link out new bloggy friends :D More people should sign the Bloggers Pledge!

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  19. Yay, thank you for the awesome shout out Kels <3 <3 I love your idea of linking new blogger friends, yay for connecting with the book community :D

    My gosh, look at your stack! I can't wait to read Searching for Sky, it sounds so unique and like a flip of the dystopian genre, but not exactly utopian either. More realistic survival...I think. From what I remember of the blurb.

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  20. Ngawwww Kelly, you're too sweet for linking my blog up there! Thank you so much lovely<3 I received Take Me On this week as well, hopefully we'll both enjoy it!!

    Enjoy all your awesome books this week!

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