Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves #1 | April 18, 2020

Hey friends,

I hope you’re all doing well!

This past week has just flown by. I’m spending some time today editing videos, so keep an eye out for new content coming early next week!

I’ve been trying to think of a weekly post to do on Saturdays and for some reason was super hesitant to do a stacking the shelves post. But I’ve been pretty shitty about doing hauls and I was hoping this post would be a good way to highlight them until I get back into doing hauls.

Book Boxes:

This week I got my Ruthless Gods box from OwlCrate. My unboxing video will be up later this week, but this is what the cover looks like:


Ruthless Gods is the sequel to Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan, which I actually haven’t read yet. I had every intent to read it by now, oops. Hopefully having the sequel pushes me to pick this one up soon.


I was approved for two titles this week on NetGalley.

Beach Read was one that I saw a couple times when browsing contemporary, but after hearing so many friends rave about this one, I was super excited to pick it up! I am hoping this one gives Bromance Book Club some solid competition for a new favorite!

Something is Killing the Children looks like such a creepy graphic novel and I’m so excited to check it out. I’m hoping to have this one read/reviewed within the next week!

ARCs/Sent for Review:

Nothing this week.

Purchased (Kindle):

After hearing Riley Marie rave about this series, I finally caved and bought the Wicked Villain series by Katee Robert

Each book in this series is a smutty retelling of a Disney/Fairytale classic. Desperate Measures is a Jasmine/Jafar retelling, Learn My Lesson is Hades/Persephone/Hercules, A Worthy Opponent follows Hook and Tinkerbell, and The Beast follows Gaston/Belle/The Beast.

Purchased (Physical):

I did place a couple orders, one from Amazon and the other from Book Depository, but I’ll talk about those in the upcoming weeks.


Between Hoopla and Overdrive I have quite a few books checked out. Some books I’m hoping to read this upcoming week include:

My Dark Vanessa – In my April TBR, I misspoke and said this was a non-fiction book. This is a fiction book that follows a 15-year-old who was groomed and sexually assaulted by one of her teachers. Despite being described as raw, hard to read, and heartbreaking, this is a book I’m actually super excited to get to. A lot of my Forensic Psychology MA focused on researching sexual assault and helping debunk myths and I’m really excited to read a fictional story that tackles this topic.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark – I’m reading this one for the Stay at Home Reading Rush and for the OWLs, and I’m so so excited to get to it. I haven’t read true crime since undergrad and I can’t wait to read one that’s been getting so much praise. I’m not that familiar with the case of the Golden State Killer, so going into this one relatively blind will be such a fun reading experience.

The Alloy of Law – Y’all know how much I loved the first era Mistborn series and I can’t wait to start the second era. I’ve seen so much discourse debating which one is better and I will definitely be sharing my option as well!

Shadows of Self – If the second era is anything like the first era, I know I’m going to want the sequel right away. Fortunately, my hold for Shadows of Self just came in yesterday so I’ll be ready to jump right in after reading Alloy of Law.

Have you hauled any books this week?

Let me know below!

4 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves #1 | April 18, 2020

  1. Oooh nice new reads! These are new to me ones but I hope you will enjoy them all!!

    My StS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower πŸ™‚

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