Stacking The Shelves #026

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.

Publisher Paperbacks


 

The Protected by Claire Zorn. I absolutely loved The Sky So Heavy, so when I seen that Claire was bringing a new book out, let's just say that I was super excited. She's a born storyteller. Thank you to the University of Queensland Press, who publish though provoking young adult books.
Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan. I hadn't heard of this one before, but it sounds like an absolute tearjerker. It actually arrived wrapped in brown paper, with a warning on the label and a pack of pocket tissues. Thank you to Bloomsbury Australia, loved the unique marketing. You always know how to rock my shelves.
The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski. I've actually already read, reviewed and loved this book, which you can find here. As I reviewed a digital copy, I purchased the paperback myself, so this one is on it's way to a new home where another blogger can enjoy it as much as I did. Thank you to the fabulous Bloomsbury Australia


Blueback by Tim Winton. This one is part of the Penguin Iconic Classic Children's range. I'm collecting this series, the hardcovers are so whimsical and features a whole range of classic Australian stories. You can find the entire collection by clicking here. Thank you to Penguin Australia.
Playlist for a Broken Heart by Cathy Hopkins. This one I've been eager to read, so was thrilled when a surprise copy turned up this week. It sounds similar to Dash and Lily, and I love quirky adventure type contemporaries. A huge thank you to the incredible Simon and Schuster.
Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier. Sydney in the thirties, a supernatural twist and a gorgeous cover to boot! I'm lucky to be part of the promotional tour and can't wait to crack this one open. Thank you to my little cake addicts at Allen and Unwin.

Purchased Paperbacks


 

I've continued with my classics collecting, and love the Puffin Classics range. I haven't read any classics besides Alice In Wonderland, but would love to start reading one per month, perhaps a buddy read if anyone was interested. 
 

Swapped



The lovely Jeann over at Happy Indulgence said look what I've got, and I said, I want those, and she said alright, and I said I've got a trade, and she said sure. Hooray. If you're an Aussie and have books to swap, giveaway or pick up a few to read yourself, why not join our Australian YA Bloggers Goodreads group. With over a hundred members now and counting.

27 comments

  1. The Winner's Curse is gorgeous! I've read and loved it as well, and am currently trying to persuade my mom to get the hardcover for me. :P I don't read classics (I have tried and failed), but we have to read some for school this year, so... D: Scared! Blueback has such a pretty cover! Enjoy your new books! <3

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    1. I think it depends on what classic it is too, I can't imagine me reading Gone With the Wind, but children's classics I'm all for. The Winner's Curse has been my top three favourites this year too.

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  2. Half Bad was a recent purchase which I was in two minds about but I got it cheap so I'll see how I get on with it. When I finally get to it that is! Enjoy your books!

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    1. I've heard it's one of those books you either love of loathe, fingers crossed we both really enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. Ooh 'The Protected' looks really interesting - I haven't read 'The Sky So Heavy' but it is at my library so I think I'll definitely check that out too. I got Razorhurst as well and I'm really looking forward to reading it since it's historical fiction and Aussie - plus the cover is great too :)

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    1. Definitely check it out, it's utterly brilliant. The author actually wrote The Sky So Heavy with bringing the plight of refugees in Australia in mind, it isn't until you read it where you see how it can be likened to their situation. It made me see the world differently, that's for sure. It's an awesome apocalyptic Aussie novel. Grab it and check it out when you're next in there.

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  4. The Winner's Curse and Apple and Rain both look lovely. Enjoy!

    My StS:
    http://wendimlee.blogspot.com/2014/06/stacking-shelves-5.html

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  5. I LOVE HALF BAD. It was totally awesome and I really really hope you like it. lol I feel like I'm flailing about it in a little fandom of my own...hehe. x) I accidentally have two copies of The Winner's Curse, so I need to give one away some time. Pity int shipping is so dang expensive though. SIGH.
    My StS!

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    1. Ooh, how'd you get two? Originally by review copy went astray in the mail, but Bloomsbury allowed me to nab a digital copy. I loved it more than chocolate, so bought a copy, then received another paperback. I might look into seeing if there are cheaper international postage options through other post services, surely there must be.

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  6. I've always wanted to read Something Like Normal, but I have yet to find it in any bookstores here :( Can't wait to read your review for it :D

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    1. Thanks Jules, it's actually a pretty short read from what I can see, so I'm hoping to get to it soon. Isn't Jeann just lovely. I plan on taking all her books, one at a time *twiddles fake moustache*

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  7. Nice. The Winner's Curse was fabulous. Something Like Normal looks interesting. Come check out my stack as well.

    Grace
    Books of Love
    http://gracebooksoflove.com

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    1. It was brilliant wasn't it. I adored it as well. Thanks for stopping by Grace.

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  8. Just started The Winner's Curse and so far really liking it. Apple & Rain looks good. Happy reading.

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    1. It's been one of my favourites so far this year, absolutely loved it and looking forward to your review. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I haven't read any of these but happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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    1. Thank you and thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Hmm... none of the books are familiar. O_O

    I mean, aside from 2 of them. *floats in space*

    ~Sophia @ Bookwyrming Thoughts

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    1. You make me laugh Sophia. Cheeky.
      Loved your post about you, by the way, naming your cursors? Adorable!

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  11. I saw The Protected in The Book Manicurist's haul and it definitely looks really interesting! I hope you enjoy it and all your other new books! :D

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    1. I loved Claire's first book The Sky So Heavy, so can't wait to start this one. Happy reading Laura.

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  12. Love the cover of The Winner's Curse! We are twinsies in most of the books this week: Apple & Rain, The Winner's Curse and Razorhurst :) You will absolutely LOVE Something Like Normal, it's such a quick read, you will honestly read it in a night. I love the funky cover of Half Bad, and how it's got the double sided cover! Happy Reading

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    1. Thanks Gina, I'm really looking forward to starting it soon. So many of us got spoilt this week with the same books, we should start up publisher group reads within the YA group.

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  13. The Winner's Curse is amazing, and I LOVED Half Bad, I know some people had problems with it, but I really enjoyed it, and it had an old school witch vibe to it. Happy reading! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

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    1. Isn't it Kirsty, I loved it too! It's funny, I tend to really enjoy the ones that others seem to have issues with, so based on that alone I'll probably love it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. Half Bad is one I have boon wanting to read soon. Hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!
    Here are my newest additions.

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