Stacking the Shelves (1): 30th January 2016

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It is a meme to showcase the books that we have bought, borrowed, received for review, or were given as a gift (basically to show off any book that we acquired). As well, I will tell you a bit about the what has been going on this week and what you can expect from me in the upcoming week!

This Week’s Book Haul

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I was accepted for Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton! I have been highly anticipating this book since I first heard about it, and even though I hadn’t been on Netgalley in ages I got the email that I was approved for this one and about jumped through the roof. So so excited to get started on this one (now I just need to finish my current read and then I can delve into it).

I also got presents! *rubs hands together* I got Open Road Summer by Emery Lord and Vicious from V.E. Schwab from Jamie as belated Christmas presents (yes, we did a very late Christmas exchange, haha). And then, while I was writing this post, the doorbell rang and I got a package from Bex. I was Bex’s Secret Sister for the last few months and the project has just come to an end, she send me Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (and a lovely card!). The card explained that she wanted to be responsible for introducing me to something great like I had done for her the past few months and I might have teared up a little. I have the best friends!

Last Week’s Posts

Last week I had three posts go live on my blog. I posted my ARC review of Front Lines by Michael Grant that Harper Collins International had sent me. If you haven’t heard about this one, do check out my review and let me persuade you to read it, because I absolutely loved it! I had a discussion post go live as well about How I Struggle with Creating Good Content. Do feel free to stop by and chime in as I’d love to find out your opinions on this matter. Last but not least I posted my review of The Rest of us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. This was my first Patrick Ness book, and save for some confusion at first I fell in love with his writing!

What to Expect from Next Week

Next week you can expect my contribution to Harper UK’s blog tour for Dumplin’ (which will go up on February 2nd), which will feature my review of the book. An introductory post for Books Are My Fandom (BAMF for short, and yes that’s exactly why we chose the name, haha), the blog I co-host with my besties Jamie and Dani and we just launched together will go up as well. And my review for Rebel of the Sands will probably go up on the blog as well. Much to look forward to! *smiles a toothy smile*

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  1. 30/01/2016 / 13:30

    I’m glad you got the books! It’s just an easy way for me to get you to read Vicious tbh ;) hope you enjoy Rebel. I’m excited to hear your thoughts.

    • Iris
      30/01/2016 / 19:17

      Haha, perfect way to get me to read Vicious (have I told you you’re awesome lately?). Hugs!

  2. 30/01/2016 / 13:31

    You added a couple of books this week that I have wanted to read for a while. Anna and the French Kiss and Vicious just sound amazing. What great friends you have! Those are wonderful gifts. Enjoy!

    • Iris
      30/01/2016 / 19:20

      I definitely have amazing friends! (Bookish friends are the best kind of friends! They know me SO well)

  3. 30/01/2016 / 15:47

    Great haul! Hope you enjoy your books.

    Diane @ Diane’s Book Blog

  4. 30/01/2016 / 16:33

    I want to follow you, but I don’t see a bloglovin button :( You got some amazing books. I hope you love all of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    • Iris
      30/01/2016 / 19:16

      Hi Grace!
      The bloglovin button is the plus button underneath my header (so in between the Goodreads button and the RSS button) :) And thank you, I’m very excited to read the books, and home I’ll enjoy them all!

  5. 30/01/2016 / 19:11

    I love that cover of Vicious! It’s so pretty! I hope you enjoy Rebel of the Sands, I want to read it, but I have too many books for review and I can’t handle all of them on time, so I have to wait!
    Have a great weekend!

    • Iris
      30/01/2016 / 19:21

      Too many books for review, that’s a luxury problem to have, haha. Good luck with your review books, hope you enjoy them! Hope you have a great weekend as well!

  6. 30/01/2016 / 19:12

    Rebel of the sands, very nice! I can’t wait to read that one (and hope it doesn’t end up being disappointed) I really hope you love Vicious as much as I did. Schwab is such a wonderful author. Happy reading :D

    • Iris
      30/01/2016 / 19:22

      I was SO surprised when I got accepted, somehow I’d expected to just be declined and I was gobsmacked when I saw that I was approved (a happy dance might have been involved, haha).

  7. 30/01/2016 / 19:33

    Looks like you have a great week in ahead of you! Congratulations on the netgalley approval, I hope you did the “woohoo, I got approved” dance lol. Happy Reading :)

    • Iris
      30/01/2016 / 19:42

      I definitely did the “woohoo, I got approved” dance, as well as the “squeal, I got approved” sound haha

  8. Great haul this week, you’ve got an interesting mix of books. I really hope you love Rebel of the Sands, I read an early copy last year and LOVED it. It was one of my top reads of the whole year. I also loved Anna and the French Kiss and Open Road Summer, but still need to read Vicious myself. I hope you enjoy all of your books, happy reading! :)

    Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm

  9. 31/01/2016 / 23:42

    Congrats on getting Rebel of The Sands! I can’t wait for it come out. Anna & the French Kiss is a lot of fun. I could relate to it a lot since I did a semester abroad when in college. Have a great week.

  10. 01/02/2016 / 00:00

    I haven’t heard of any of these books, so I can’t say much about them. But, I do hope you enjoy them all :) Have a great week of reading!

  11. 02/02/2016 / 20:35

    Ooo! I want to read Rebel of The Sands at some point. I’ve read Vicious and I’d definitely recommend it, even though I had mixed feelings!!
    By the way, your blog is SO PRETTY. =]

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