Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, Stacking the Shelves is about sharing all the lovely books I added to my shelves this week! This week, Diversity in Books has been a huge topic with #WeNeedDiverseBooks trending on Twitter. I think diversity in books is an underrepresented thing and it looks like there’s a lot of demand for it. How often do you read books that have stereotypical protagonists? And even those from different cultures, LGBT, and subgroups are stereotypes. The trend shows that readers are over stereotypes and we want as many diverse books to represent diversity, and I personally support it.
There was also a lot of drama in the blogosphere again on Twitter, due to discovery of a young blogger plagiarising many popular bloggers posts. It was disappointing to see this get out of hand, when a matter can be dealt with privately by messaging or emailing the offender with airing it out all over the internet.
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Onto the books…
Review copies – physical
Thank you to Thames & Hudson, Hardie Grant Egmont and Random House Australia for these review copies!
The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry
I haven’t heard of this book before but when I opened the package, I spent a while just staring at the beautiful cover. A YA steampunk book? Sounds amazing.
The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu
A short book but a highly relevant one at that. This sounds like an emotional, heart-wrenching book.
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Shadowfell by Juliet Marillier
Raven Flight by Juliet Marillier
Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Chasing the Valley 2: Borderlands by Skye Melki-Wegner
With All my Soul by Rachel Vincent
Great Discussion Posts
Here’s some discussion posts that I really enjoyed this week about reading and blogging.
Rachel @ Parajunkee talks about ways to create a beautiful, positive blogging community.
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer shares some tips on Comments, Replies & Socialising
Emily @ Forever Literary tells us to ignore the YA Scorner, because nobody wants to be judged
Cait @ Notebook Sisters is sick of Hunger Games comparisons.
Trish @ Between the Lines talks about hateful characters affecting our enjoyment of books
Jackie @ Book Munchies shares her reading essentials
What did you add to your shelves this week?