Stacking the Shelves – #2


It is time for another Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. In Stacking the Shelves, you show the books you’ve recently purchased, borrowed or otherwise got, be it physical or virtual which you, naturally, will be adding to your shelves! For more information about it all, visit this page.

I don’t really have a lot of books to show you this week — I didn’t request any new ones, I just got two — one that I’d requested previously and only got just now, and… a surprise! Again, these are just Netgalley books I’ve requested myself.

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I got Talented by Sophie Davis, the first book in the Talented saga. It has a high rating on Goodreads, and although that’s not usually a surefire way to know for sure that a book is going to be good (I’ve fallen flat on my face before), I have to admit I requested this book without having seen the ratings. I was simply interested in the story and that’s why I got it. I don’t know when I’ll be starting this one, as I do have others left to read that were released in July, but I will be reading it eventually.

I make routine visits to Netgalley every day now to make sure I don’t miss out on books, and to my surprise I saw this lovely little cover on the front page of the titles section:


For those of you unaware, this is Red Rising by Pierce Brown and I’ve been excited for this book for at least half a year. It is my favorite genre and it has a male lead — exciting stuff to begin with. The story seems really original so I was waiting for this to be released, I’d put it on my wishlists on pretty much every book-related website and then I find it free to download for Kindle on Netgalley. The publisher has done this on purpose: anyone is free to read the story and join in on the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag redrisingbook. The book has been out for a while now, but I was never able to buy it, so this is a great offer and I was more than happy to take it.

I’m currently reading Travel Glasses, which looks to be a short read, but I’ve also started Throne of Glass (and everyone was really excited about that, so I can’t wait to progress).

Not much stacking on these shelves this week — it’s because I dedicated myself to reading more Netgalley books before requesting any more and because I don’t have the finances to buy any physical copies anytime soon. Still, I wanted to share these to with you — especially about Red Rising, because it’s a golden opportunity!

I did get something really, really awesome in the post though:


I recently reviewed Rebekah L. Purdy’s The Winter People and when I tweeted about it, the author herself thanked me for the review and offered to send me signed bookmarks as a sign of gratitude! How cool is that?! In case you can’t read the message(which was written on snow-y blue paper, more coolness!) it says:

“Aida, thanks so much for your lovely review of The Winter People! Here are the bookmarks I promised. Love, Rebekah L. Purdy.”

I totally fangirled when I got these, it’s so so cool and I’m very grateful for these!

That’s it for my stacking the shelves (and prettifying-the-shelves-with-pretty-bookmarks) for me this week!

What have you recently added to your shelves?

As always, have a lovely day!



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