Stacking the Shelves #39: Meet My New Books!

Book Roundup
Top Ten Tuesday

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.  This is where I share the new books I’ve gotten recently. I’m also using this post for Top Ten Tuesday from The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is “ten books I’ve recently added to my TBR”.

I have received some AMAZING books recently and I’m super excited to share them! So check out my new shelf candy and let me know what you’ve added to your bookshelf (real or digital) recently.


Upper Middle Grade/Lower YA Books:

Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention by J. Scott Savage

The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven by Brandon Mull, illustrated by Brandon Dorman

I just started reading Mysteries of Cove and so far, so good. I love the cover, and the premise is very interesting so far. Shadow Mountain publishes some great books, so I think this will be a winner. The same goes for The Caretaker’s Guide to Fablehaven. I loved the Fablehaven series and now Miss K and I have been browsing through the Guide and checking out all the amazing creatures and Brandon Dorman’s illustrations. Thank you to Saichek Publicity and Shadow Mountain for these two books!


Young Adult Books:

Banished by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Curio by Evangeline Denmark

Burning Midnight by Will McIntosh

The Assassin’s Masque by Sarah Zettel

I am excited about all of these books. Look at those covers! I am especially looking forward to The Assassin’s Masque and Banished, but Curio sounds really good and Burning Midnight is something new for me, so I’m excited to read those two as well. Thank you to HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, and HMH Books for Young Readers for these beauties!


Grown Up Books:

So Brave, Young, and Handsome by Leif Enger

The Moonlit Garden by Karina Bomann

My book club did a book exchange for Christmas and I received So Brave, Young, and Handsome. I’ve never heard of this book before, but it sounds interesting. It’s definitely not my usual read, so it will be nice to expand my horizons a bit. The Moonlit Garden was my Kindle First pick of the month. Once again, it’s not my usual fare, but it sounded interesting and I’m looking forward to reading it.


What new books have you added to your shelf lately?


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  • Reply
    Tressa @ Wishful Endings
    January 17, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Ooooh! Love the books!

    Fires of Invention is really good. I reviewed that one last year and then my son read it and then I bought it for my niece… I think you will like it.

    The Caretaker’s Guide is also fabulous! I reviewed that one as well and then got a copy for my son for Christmas.

    The YA books are on my tbr. I was supposed to read Curio last month, but didn’t get to it, so I’m going to try to get it read this coming week. I heard it was really, really good. There’s a free ebook prequel too.

    Thanks for sharing!

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      January 17, 2016 at 5:15 am

      I didn’t know about the prequel. I guess I’ll just have to mosey on over to Amazon and snatch it up. 😉

      I’m loving the Fires of Invention so far. I love the setting. I need to find some time to get further into it.

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    January 17, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Hi Dena, These look like some fun books. I love the cover for Curio. I am a new follower via Bloglovin. You should know that the links for Bloglovin and Twitter don’t work. I went and searched for your blog on Bloglovin and found it that way. Have a great week.

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    January 17, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    So many beautiful covers! Enjoy your reading! I hope you can stop by:


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    Tsuki @ Tsuki's Books
    January 18, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I’ve been eyeing “Curio” but I think I just like the cover. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      January 18, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      The cover is gorgeous. I will admit that I picked Curio simply because of the cover. I’ve heard that it’s good, though.

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    January 20, 2016 at 6:21 am

    I love that you refer to adult reads as “grown up books”, I work with kids so I’m always referring to “grown ups” 🙂 I always get kids looking for more Fablehaven, it’s definitely got a dedicated fan base!

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    January 20, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I read Curio recently – loved it! My TTT

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    January 22, 2016 at 4:31 am

    I hadn’t actually heard of most of these books, but they all seem pretty interesting. Curio though, is going straight on my TBR, that sounds brilliant!

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      Dena at Batch of Books
      January 22, 2016 at 3:28 pm

      It does, doesn’t it? I’m really excited to read it. I’ve heard so many good things about it.

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