Stacking the Shelves, #8

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga where bloggers share their enthusiasm for the books they bought or received during the previous week.

I was good this week and received no books from Netgalley/Edelweiss (as I need to read/review what I have already have). I can’t say the same for other sources 😉

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Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1) by by Isaac Marion.
Genre: YA, Romance.
Release Date: 28 Oct 2010.

I picked this up because… it fits into my challenges for this year (Around the Year in 52 Books Challenge 37. A book that you’ve seen the movie of but haven’t read, Alphabet Soup Challenge, and.. loosely under Anna’s challenge 06. A book based around a medical condition). Also, it was the most appealing audiobook available now on Overdrive.

On a side note, did you know that this book is part of a series?

Plot: R is having a no-life crisis–he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.

And then he meets a girl.

First as his captive, then his reluctant guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl–although she looks delicious–he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.”

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I actually picked up physical books this week. Weird, I know.

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Spell Bound (Hex Hall #3) by Rachel Hawkins.
Genre: YA, Fantasy.
Release Date: 13 Mar 2012.

I picked this up because… I wanted to read the next in the series.

Unfortunately, I was too excited that my library had this series and/or not quite thinking right after the gym, but I ended up getting the third book in the Hex Hall series instead of the second. D’oh! I’m happy I realized this before starting the book.

Plot: Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies—the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that’s what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn’t as confident.

Sophie’s bound for one hell of a ride—can she get her powers back before it’s too late?”

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Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee.
Genre: Fiction, Classics (although, that seems arguable).
Release Date: 14 Jul 2015.

I picked this up because… I’ve been wanting to pick this book up ever since I finished To Kill A Mockingbird last year. When I found out that my library had it, I couldn’t resist picking it up.

Plot: Maycomb, Alabama. Twenty-six-year-old Jean Louise Finch–“Scout”–returns home from New York City to visit her aging father, Atticus. Set against the backdrop of the civil rights tensions and political turmoil that were transforming the South, Jean Louise’s homecoming turns bittersweet when she learns disturbing truths about her close-knit family, the town and the people dearest to her. Memories from her childhood flood back, and her values and assumptions are thrown into doubt. Featuring many of the iconic characters from To Kill a Mockingbird, Go Set a Watchman perfectly captures a young woman, and a world, in a painful yet necessary transition out of the illusions of the past–a journey that can be guided only by one’s conscience.

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Fantasy Murders by Maggie Blevins

Fantasy Murders by Maggie Blevins.
Genre: Murder Mystery.
Release Date: 28 Sep 2009.

I picked this up because… it falls into my challenges this year (Anna’s Challenge 32. A book by a local author).

Plot: Anne Carson is a young detective in a small town. This community serves the military and miltary familyas needs. Up until now, this townas biggest problem had been battling the growing drug trade, the usual driving offenses and occasional burglary. Murders were very few and far between and were usually domestic problems gone bad. Now a new menace has found its way to this community: A serial killer has begun targeting its most vulnerable citizens. Anne found herself in over her head and begged the Chief of Police, Ben Stein, for some outside help. Enter FBI agent Steve Downy, who thought he was just helping out an old friend with a simple problem. Together both Steve and Anne find that when it comes to serial killers, no one is safe and nothing is simple.

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I can’t wait to see what you guys have picked up this week. 🙂

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19 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves, #8

  1. I read Go Set a Watchman. It is a draft of a book by Harper Lee. Bear that in mind as you read it, because what happens to the beloved characters of To Kill A Mockingbird will break your heart. Have a god week.

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