Book Haul

Stacking the Shelves 1/27/18


Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Happy Saturday book nerds! I’m currently in the middle of the 24-in-48 readathon, but I decided to take a break and share some of my latest additions to my Kindle. I do not have any physical books to haul this time around. I’ve managed to practice some restraint in that since my shelves are overflowing. I did go a little crazy with some sales on Kindle books and I got some books for review. I have quite a bit to share so let’s get into the books!

Let’s start with my NetGalley haul.


Shane is still recovering from his little sister’s suicide. He tries to seek comfort from his girlfriend, Tara, but she is too wrapped up in her own world to be there for him. What Shane would like more than anything is to turn to the one person he loves, his friend David. When tragedy hits again Shane and David have to make some hard decisions about their future together.
Pub Date – March 13th


This is the first book in a middle-grade steampunk series by Leonardo Ramirez called The Jupiter Chronicles. Set in 1892 after the Jovian war, this story follows Ian and Callie Castillo whose father has been missing for five years. The story kicks off when Callie decides to use the telescope their father left behind for Ian. This activates the device and sends the children to the steam-powered floating cities of Jupiter. Thus begins their quest to save their father and free the Jovians before the Martians can send their final attack.

Pub Date – November 2017


From the bestselling author of Still Alice comes a compelling and heartwrenching story of regret, forgiveness, freedom, and the reason for living.
Richard is a famous concert pianist. His hands were a finely tuned instrument that brought audiences around the world to their feet.
Eight months later Richard has been diagnosed with ALS and his entire right arm is paralyzed. He knows his left arm will be next.
His wife, Karina, finds herself paralyzed by fear and stuck in a failed marriage. As Richard’s condition worsens Karina finds herself as his unwilling caretaker. With time running out the couple tries to reconcile their differences before it is too late.

Pub Date – March 20th, 2018


17-year-old Alice and her mother have spent their lives on the road, seemingly always one step ahead of back luck. However, when Alice’s grandmother, an author of a cult-classic book of fairy-tales, dies alone at her estate, The Hazel Wood, their luck takes a turn for the worst. Alice’s mom is kidnapped by a being that claims to come from Hinterland, the supernatural world in Alice’s grandmother’s book. The only clue left behind for Alice is her mother’s message to “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.” Paired with her classmate Ellery Finch, Alice goes on a quest to rescue her mother and solve how things went wrong.

Pub Date – January 30th, 2018


A story of a family struggling to survive in Alaska in 1974. Honestly, all I needed to know to snag this one was that it was by Kristin Hannah. I’ve fallen in love with Hannah’s work since reading The Nightingale.

Pub Date – Feb 6th, 2018


OMG, there are no words to describe my excitement for this one. This is the third book in the Veronica Speedwell series by Deanna Raybourn. If you enjoy mysteries and historical fiction then you need to give this series a try. The main character, Veronica, is like a Victorian female version of Sherlock Holmes. I love it!

Pub Date – January 16, 2018


This is the fourth installment in Lori Foster’s Body Armor series. This is a romantic suspense series that centers around a security firm called Body Armor. Each book is about a different couple. This book is about Sahara Silver and Brand Berry. Sahara has been trying to lure Brand into working for her but to no avail. Brand wants Sahara and he does not mix business with pleasure. Things change however when Sahara’s investigation into the whereabouts of her missing brother put her in danger. Brand gets involved, determined to protect Sahara. The two are thrown together and things heat up from there.

Pub Date – March 20th, 2018


A young British couple drives through France on holiday. They stop for gas. The man runs in to pay and the woman stays behind in the car. When he returns he finds the car door open and she’s gone. No one ever sees the woman again.

10 years later the man has moved on from his past. He is engaged and happy. Until one-day things take a turn and suspicions are raised. His new marriage struggles under the strain of the mystery behind the disappearance of his first love. Is she back or is someone playing games with his head?

Pub Date – March 9th, 2018


A psychological thriller set in a sleepy border town between England and Wales where two people go missing. Detective Constable Leah Mackay and her brother, Detective Sergeant Finn Hale lead investigations on the two murders and they quickly discover they are linked. The body of Dominic Newell is found on a secluded back road and the search for the second missing person, Selena Cole, is still underway. When Selena is found alive and well twenty hours later, the plot thickens. Blood stains on her clothes and no memory of what has happened since she went missing, Leah can’t be sure if Selena is a victim or a murderer.

Pub Date – Feb 25th, 2018


This was on my want to read list for 2018. It is a short story collection following a diverse cast of character that spans centuries and continents.

Pub Date – Feb 20th, 2018


A beautifully illustrated collection of biographies about female champions that broke the mold.

Pub Date – March 6th, 2018


An essay collection from the author of Never Have I Ever about coming out in her late twenties, going into her first relationship, and learning how to be an adult.

Pub Date – March 6th, 2018


The first book in a new series called Brute Force by bestselling author Lora Leigh. Rory Malone, a member of the Brute Force Protection Agency and an operative of an Elite Ops team, is hired by Amara’s father to be her bodyguard. Amara’s the daughter of an alleged Russian crime lord with many enemies that would use his daughter against him.

Despite her father’s forbidding it, Amara seeks out a relationship with Rory. Things heat up as chemistry sparks between the two amid suspenseful and dangerous situations. Someone is trying to kill Amara and Rory is determined to protect her and find the person threatening her life.

Already read this one and my full review will go up closer to the publication date.

Pub Date – Feb 27th, 2018


A nonfiction book about the rivalry between two Cherokee chiefs that lead to war, and eventually the ruin of a proud nation.

Pub Date – April 10th, 2018


A short story collection that examines the concept of black identity in this supposedly post-racial era. It’s been compared to the works of Junot Diaz and Paul Beatty.

Pub Date – April 10th, 2018

Now let’s move on to my Kindle deals haul. These were all Kindle deals I found via the Goodreads, BookBub, and Book Riot emails I subscribe to for eBook deals.


The Library of Souls is the first book in the Ghost Talker Files series by Richard Denney. Simon Santiago could see and talk to the dead for as long as he can remember. After his parents pass away in a train accident, Simon is sent to live with his uncle, an estranged con man. Soon Simon finds himself working for his uncle in a Ghost Expelling agency. At thirteen years old, Simon thinks he is ready to take on more responsibilities at the agency, taking in more calls every day. Until one day he is sent out on a case to a haunted library only to find out there’s something else that dwells there and it wants Simon’s soul.
With the help of some volunteers, Simon is determined to find out what is really going on before his and his uncle’s souls are added to the system of The Library of Souls.


This is the first book in the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. It’s an urban fantasy series set in Dublin. MacKayla Lane seeks her sister’s killer and finds herself thrown into the underground world of Dublin in search of a book that could be the reason her sister was killed. She meets mysterious bookshop owner by the name of Jericho Barrons and her adventure propels forward from there.

I read this one already and wasn’t that impressed with it. I will give the series one more chance though and pick up the second book at my library before I decide if I will quit the series or not.


A sweet and heartfelt holiday novella set in Heartbreaker Bay. This is book 4.5 in the Heartbreaker Bay series by Jill Shalvis. This is definitely one of my favorite romantic contemporary series. Reading this series is like wrapping yourself up in a warm and cozy blanket. It’s definitely a comfort read for me.


This is a holiday story that requires the reader to suspend reality a bit. I already read this one and you can find my thoughts on it in My Week in a Nutshell #3 video on my booktube channel.


Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my! This is the first book in the Winston Brothers series by Penny Reid. This new adult contemporary romance series is all kinds of fluff and steamy romance.

I also picked up books 2-4 of the Blessings, Georgia series by Sharon Sala. I already read book one a long time ago so I figured why not just catch up on the series.

The rest of these I don’t know anything about, they were mostly books I picked for the cover or author. They were all under a $1 so I couldn’t pass up the deals.


Phew ok, those are all the eBooks and galleys that have been added to my Kindle in January. It’s quite a bit I know, but I’m really excited to read all the ones I have not read yet. I will post full reviews on all of the review copies I received from publishers via NetGalley closer to the publication dates. So keep your eye out for those.

Let’s chat! Let me know down below what books you’ve added to your tbr lately. If you did a post for Stacking the Shelves please leave your links below so I can come an check them out.

Happy Reading!


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