Stacking the Shelves #2

Welcome to my second Stacking the Shelves, as hosted by Tynga’s Reviews! This week is another crazy book haul, mostly thanks to NetGalley. Don’t miss the video, where I talk about all these fantastic books and also about a summer reading event I’m participating in during August that you don’t want to miss! (Sorry about the buzzing noise. No idea where that came from, but it won’t go away.)

This week’s books:

Given:

Ten Thousand Saints by Eleanor Henderson – Goodreads

Won:

The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQuerry – Goodreads

NetGalley:

Magisterium by Jeff Hirsch – Goodreads

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – Goodreads

The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan – Goodreads

The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron – Goodreads

Blog Tour:

Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe – Goodreads

(The event that this is part of will be running from August 6th-11th. My post goes up August 10th.)

Author Request:

Flicker by Kaye Thornbrugh – Goodreads

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Top Ten Books I Just HAD To Buy… But Are Still Sitting On My Bookshelf

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic was a freebie if we so wanted it to be so, and I had to do that, because I couldn’t come up with much for the other topic!

I am usually a voracious reader, but sometimes … I just can’t do it. Either I don’t have the time, or–EEK–for some reason I don’t have the interest. So here’s a list of books that I have but need to read!

1. City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

I know, I know, I’m a HUGE Clare fangirl but I STILL haven’t read this. It’s disturbing. But I haven’t read City of Fallen Angels in such a long time I know I need to read it again but … I don’t want to. Reading past the original trilogy was a choice I made for myself knowing I would probably regret it, but… *sigh*

2. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

Actually, I’ll be perfectly honest with you, I already started this one. However, the world is really hard to settle into for me, so it’s just sitting there, 30 pages in, STARING AT ME.

3. Chime by Franny Billingsley

I really am going to get around to this, I swear! I just have no reading oomph right now for some reason. And also I feel I should finish Under the Never Sky first.

4. Melting Stones by Tamora Pierce

It is utterly ridiculous how long I have had this book but left it unread. It is literally, horribly sad. I have THE HARDCOVER. But for some reason, I just can’t read it. I’ve been told it’s good and I believe you guys, but goodness. There’s just something repelling me every time I go near it.

5. Lily of the Nile by Stephanie Dray

Yet another one I’ve had for AGES and have still yet to read. I actually did start it, I think, but then I got sidetracked by Vicky Alvear Shecter’s Cleopatra’s Moon. I need to find some historical fiction that isn’t all about the same people. 😛

6. Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler

This one isn’t entirely my fault. I bought this book for my dad for Christmas, and he still hasn’t read it yet either. Clearly my only plan of action is that I must wrestle it away from him whenever I have the time to tackle a Cussler book.

7. Glitch by Heather Anastasiu

This is actually something that, like Under The Never Sky, is sitting on my currently reading shelf. Unlike Under the Never Sky, I really do like it. The problem? I have no idea. But NetGalley probably wants my review. 😛

8. The Peculiars by Maureen Doyle McQueen

Have this from NetGalley. It’ll probably be my next NetGalley read and review after I finish Glitch. But I have to finish Glitch first. 😛

9. Otherkin by Nina Berry

NetGalley read and review after The Peculiars. My NetGalley read and review list is far too long. Watch this:

10. Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear

NetGalley read and review after Otherkin! Maybe I should, you know, get on that. Eventually. WHERE DID MY READING BUZZ GO? I think finals swallowed it. Here, finals buzz, here kitty kitty– Oh that’s not going to work.

So what about you? Have YOU got a book that’s been lying around forever you still haven’t read? Also, don’t forget to check out my Two Year Blogoversary Giveaway!