Stacking the Shelves #23 – Colleen Hoover & Co.

March 16, 2014 by Jeann @ Happy Indulgence | Books, Features, Haul, Indulgence Insider, Weekly Memes


I got another epic stack this week! It’s been a busy time for me at work as usual, and looks like that’s pretty consistent with the publisher new releases as well!

Review copies – physical

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Australia and Penguin Australia for the review copies!

Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Haven’t heard good things about this one lately. Sigh!

Half Bad by Sally Green
This one looks and sound awesome, I think it will be totally up my alley.

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover
FINALLY I have been waiting! Cannot wait to read this one!

Finding Cinderella by Colleen Hoover
I’ve read the eBook version of this but I could always read more Six and Daniel <3

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
Got a repeat copy. Giveaway anyone?


The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski – Super pleased and eager to read this after the raves everywhere! Thank you to Heather for the giveaway!

Bookish News

Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner Q&A, March 17 – 20 – Yup David Estes has the most amazing authors participating in Q&As on Goodreads! Come and ask the authors of one of my favourite 2014 books, These Broken Stars here

Meg Cabot followed me on Twitter! This happened a few weeks ago, but I am totally starstruck because I have always been a big fan of her Princess Diaries series when growing up, and today she’s followed me on Twitter! The amazing things the internet can do.


PTALive Melbourne 2014 – If you are in Melbourne, I highly encourage you to go to Penguin Teen Australia’s YA events, they are fun, informative and really fun for meeting your fellow bloggers! I have never fangirled so much in my life over YA books. RSVP for the event here.

Katie McGarry answered my Q&A – I participated in the Q&A on Goodreads in David Estes’ Fan Group this week. Katie was so lovely and her Q&A was the most popular one by far!

Q: Which is your favourite couple that you have written about?
A: They all have a special place in my heart, but I absolutely loved writing Isaiah and Rachel. Something about them just gave me warm fuzzies to write. 🙂

Q: I read that you have experienced repressed memories before just like Echo has, what is this experience like? 
A: Yes, I had a repressed memory when I was younger after being bitten by a dog. Not remembering something so huge is very confusing and somewhat scary. It’s very hard to understand why your brain won’t let you remember something that you have physical proof happened.

If you haven’t participated in the Q&As before, I strongly urge you because the authors love it, and I haven’t seen a question that they haven’t answered before!

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.

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54 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #23 – Colleen Hoover & Co.

  1. THE WINNER'S CURSE. It's so pretty! I just kind of want to reach through the computer and pet your copy, haha. I haven't read it, but everyone is RAVING about this!

    And it's super awesome that Meg Cabot followed you! I would completely freak out, haha.

    Great haul, and happy reading! <33
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  2. Nice haul! I recently reviewed Maybe Someday and I absolutely loved it. The music adds so much to the experience and now I can't stop listening to the album. I can't wait to get my hands on The Winner's Curse, it looks sooooooooooooo good! I hope you enjoy all of your books 🙂 My STS.

  3. I have read Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, but haven't read any other books by her yet. Although most of her books are on my to-read list and I even own Finding Cinderella as it was free from amazon for a long time (I think it still is free?).

    I also asked Katie McGarry some questions in the Q&A, it's so awesome to be able to ask these authors questions and then read their answer a few days later.

    It's always such an awesome feeling when one of your favourite author follows you on twitter or even retweets one of your tweets!
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    • Hopeless was the first I read from her and I was completely blown away. I read Finding Cinderella really quickly, I downloaded the eBook. The paperback version has extras though! I know, it's amazing because I haven't found any of the authors avoiding any questions.

  4. Oooooh, what a cool haul! I cannot wait for you to read The Winner's Curse, I read it yesterday and loved it to bits, even if it broke my heart!

    I agree with the awesome feeling of an author you love following you on Twitter!

    Happy reading, Jeann!
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  5. Oooh….look at all those pretties! Hope you enjoy them all Jeann! I'm definitely interested in seeing what you think about Side Effects May Vary, The Winner's Curse, and both Colleen Hoover books! And congrats on having Meg Cabot follow you on Twitter…that's awesome! xD

    Thanks for sharing Jeann, and great haul! Happy reading! 😀
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  6. I am so jealous – I want all of them. Especially Colleen Hoover. Too bad publishers don't want to send ARCs to my part of the world.:(

    Maybe Someday is amazing, so amazing. Make sure to check out official book page – you can listen all of the songs form the book and read an epilogue. 🙂
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    • Gah, I haven't heard anyone who actually enjoyed it too much which is a shame. Colleen Hoover is an amazing author! Glad to hear The winner's curse was amazing. Thanks Aimee!

    • I know right?! I was SUPER excited to get both of them in the mail, I just LOVE CoHo! Finding Cinderella is actually in paperback, apparently the RRP is only $12.99 which is quite affordable 🙂 Thank you Laura!

  7. I spy an amazing looking book . . . Maybe Someday looks so good and I need to read it! Colleen Hoover has written some amazing books and I'm sure I would enjoy her newest one. 🙂 The Winner's Curse also looks really good, and I couldn't resist ordering my own copy of it. As for Side Effects May Vary, that's the one I'm reading right now! I'm about twenty percent in and it's going pretty well.

    I hope you enjoy your new books, Jeann!
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  8. OMG you won The Winner's Curse??! SO LUCKY. I'm dying for that one. 🙂 But there's way too many books I have to decide between buying. >.< Loving that Looking for Alibrandi cover, and oooh, Half Bad! I'm getting a review copy of that too…kind of excited and nervous. Everyone seems pretty split about if it was good/bad…which is kind of funny considering the title is HALF bad. lol XD Okay, okay…I'll stop my lame puns. 😉
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    • I know, I was completely chuffed to win it! I'm trying not to buy any books myself anymore because I have so many and my shelves are brimming with books I haven't read yet. That and publisher ARCs are keeping me going. How pretty is the Looking for Alibrandi cover? Yeah, I've heard different things, think Half Bad is one you need to read it for yourself. LOL very ironic!

  9. That's one hell of a haul Jeann, incredible! I can't wait to see what you think of The Winner's Curse, there's so much hype surrounding it. Fingers crossed it lives up to it. I don't think I've read any Meg Cabot books, but I know enough that she's a huge deal. Have you Tweeted her yet? Go oooorn.

    Any week that contains Colleen Hoover is a great one. Can't wait to crack open my copy.
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    • Thanks Kelly, it was almost as awesome as yours 😉 I know what you mean about The Winner's Curse, can't wait to read it! Except the finish is on those uneven pages which I'm not a big fan of. Haha yes I did tweet Meg Cabot a fangirly sort of comment, didn't get a response though XD Reading Maybe Someday now! It is going to be AAWEEESOME

  10. Seems like everyone is getting The Winner's Curse in this week's STS posts, I need to jump on this train soon! Half Bad looked pretty promising initially, but I have been seeing bad reviews all over the place, so I'm not sure how you will feel about it. I hope you enjoy it though. So jealous of you winning stuff from giveaways, I have never been lucky with that (or any raffles for that matter…), you should do a giveaway for your repeated review copies, so I can tell if those my old Chinese fortune rituals works or not 😛
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    • Yeah, I think it has been recently released so everyone is excited about it. Too bad about Half Bad, I hope I do enjoy it! I will definitely do a giveaway for Looking for Alibrandi, keep a look out 🙂 Happy to share hehe.

  11. That is awesome! Love when a rock star author follows back (my claim to fame is Mike Mullin. But then again, he is a super, super nice author that he probably follows everyone. Lol)!

    I really hope you'll enjoy The Winner's Curse. Eeep! Also, MAYBE SOMEDAY. I'm slightly jealous. 🙂
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  12. I haven't read any of the books you've received, but I've heard great things about Side Affects May Vary and The Winners Curse, and I also have Half Bad, I'm just wary to read it at the moment, so I'm thinking of waiting a while. This is a nice little collection Jeann and I hope you enjoy them all 🙂
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