Stacking the Shelves #11: Some hardcover buys

November 2, 2013 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Weekly Memes


This week was a combination of review copies, books I bought and digital ARCs. A rather eventful week, plus over the coming weeks my books from the 5% off TBD sale will be coming in *rubs hands in glee*




I grabbed the two Lotus War books for the Jay Kristoff signing at Supanova next week.  I don’t usually buy hardcovers but these covers are so much better than the Aussie versions.

Each year I look forward to the next book of The Walking Dead graphic novel. And I grabbed The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater so I could read my copy of The Dream Thieves in sequence.

Review copies – physical


Thank you to Random House Australia, Bloomsbury and Simon & Schuster for sending me these review copies.

Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover – Ever since finishing Hopeless earlier this year, I have been waiting forever for Losing Hope to come out, but I thought I might be patient in case I might get a review copy. The wait has paid off – I’ll be picking this up really soon!

Red Hill by Jamie McGuire – I’m really curious about this title, given that it’s the same author of Beautiful Damage, a popular NA series that I haven’t read yet. But this one is post apocalyptic, so I can’t wait to see how it is.

Chasing the Valley by Skye Melki-Wegner – This title has only been published in Australia at present but from 5 star reviews from my fellow Aussie bloggers Nara and Kelly look promising.

After Eden by Helen Douglas – I already had a digital ARC of this from Netgalley, but I received this proof copy of the book from the publisher as well. I’ve already read it and it was nothing special, my review will be going up on Monday.

Review copies – digital

intothestill bellman almostgirl

I received these books from Netgalley and Edelweiss.

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi – I still haven’t read these series, but I have the books on my shelf and now is as good of a time to pick them up as any.

Bellman & Black by Diane Setterfield – I love ghost stories and this one sounds spooky and interesting.

The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard – I am part of the blog tour next month for Angry Robot, this should be an interesting sci-fi YA.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

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Jeann is an Aussie YA blogger and mum who loves to read and recommend books! You can usually find me fangirling about books on my various social media channels including Twitter @happyindulgence, Instagram and Youtube.


75 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #11: Some hardcover buys

  1. Look at the pretty Stormdancer books! They will be great additions to your shelves. I am really looking forward to BELLMAN AND BLACK as well, since I loved her first book THE THIRTEENTH TALE. I hope you enjoy all the books, but especially RAVEN BOYS–I have such love for that series. <3
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  2. Losing Hope is awesome, Jeann! I thought it was so well done, and now I love Holder even more than I did before 🙂 I hope you'll enjoy it, too! I've already read Stormdancer and enjoyed that, Kinslayer is still on my TBR shelf, though.

    You got lots of really nice-looking books in your haul this week, I hope they're all awesome reads.

    Thanks for stopping by my STS post earlier.
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    • Good to hear, I look forward to reading it then! Wasn't a fan of Holder on the front cover but the one in my head is pretty good. Great to hear Stormdancer was decent, can't wait to get it autographed this weekend!

  3. I'd be looking forward to my 5% off books too had I not just used it to buy a whole bunch books for my mum haha. I love the 'Under The Never Sky' series so hopefully you do too seeing as you'll be able to read all three one after the other 🙂

  4. Oh shit! That is a lot of great books! I'm so jealous of Into the Still Blue, but I haven't read the second one yet so.. yeah. I already have #3 pre-ordered so I won't request for a copy. However, all of these books? WOW! I hope you enjoy Losing Hope. My copy was dispatched last week and I can't wait to get it on my shelf before I get a chance to read it. Love Colleen's writing. What a fantastic haul 🙂 Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend!
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  5. Nice stack! I'm particularly fond of hardcovers, although I can never afford to buy them! I loove it when the library gets hardcovers instead of soft. Mm. Delicious. 😉

    And, hi! I've been a silent stalker for a few weeks now, but I figure I'll come out of the woodwork and actually say hello! I'm Australian, so it's always soooo good to find other Australia book blogs. 🙂

    • I never usually was into hardcovers but recently I've come around to them, so I can get newly released books that haven't come out in paperback yet. Hi Cait, nice to meet another Aussie blogger and thanks for saying hi! I'll come on over and check out your blog.

  6. Ohhh, Into The Still Blue! I love the Under The Never Sky series, I'm so jealous!

    Can't wait to see what you think of Chasing The Valley, I absolutely loved it. I've just posted my first STS this week too. Awesome haul Jeann
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  7. I love the cover for The Almost Girl, it's fantastic! Glad you got a Colleen Hoover ARC – I have the black paperback version and it's not a patch on your ARC, lol. (I do like a pretty cover!) Awesome book haul, enjoy these. 🙂
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  8. vanessa

    Looking forward to your bellman and black review…..loved her last book. After eden cover looks great, kind of sucks that the book didn't turn out so great.