July 18, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (69)

For Review:
Armada by Ernest Cline (Thank you to Crown Publishing & Wunderkind PR!)
The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow (Thank you to Simon & Schuster!) 

Borrowed from the library:

Crank by Ellen Hopkins (already read this and loved it; it was my first Ellen Hopkins book!)
Every Day by David Levithan
Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Update on the Make-Me-Read-It Readathon

Thank you guys so much for taking the time to vote on which books I have to read for the readathon! Here’s the final list:
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (30 votes)
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (17 votes)
Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins (10 votes)
Vicious by V.E. Schwab (7 votes)
Winger by Andrew Smith (6 votes)
Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid (5 votes)
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson (4 votes)
The Young Elites by Marie Lu (4 votes)
Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith (3 votes)
Half Bad by Sally Green (3 votes)
Ask the Passengers by A.S. King (2 votes)
Awake by Natasha Preston (2 votes)
The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak (1 vote)
A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery (1 vote)

Obviously it’s kind of long, but it is summer and I have tons of free time so I’m hoping to at least read one a day. I’ll be starting with the book at the top because it received the most votes and then I’ll be working to the bottom book which received the least votes!

Also, I recently celebrated my three year blogaversary! I’d love it if you could take the time to fill out this blog survey, and if it doesn’t work, you can click the link here.

Also, I’ve made the decision to possibly self-host over winter break instead of right now, because I’ll be getting my wisdom teeth out and I figure it’ll be something to keep me busy!

Plus, I totally redesigned my blog today! What do you guys think? 🙂

What books did you get this week?

  1. I'm almost finished reading Armada and I'm LOVING it! I'm also looking forward to reading The Scorpion Rules. Good luck with your readathon! You have a great selection ahead of you! Happy reading!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My StS

  2. OMG ARMADA!!! Armada is one of the books I am MOSt excited for this year! Ready Player One is my favourite. Good luck with the readathon, of course you should read Throne of Glass and ACOTAR 😀 Happy three year blogoversary!!!

  3. Armada's cover rocks!!! I really want this one!! Never Always Sometimes is amazing and I hope you'll love it!

  4. Armada's cover rocks!!! I really want this one!! Never Always Sometimes is amazing and I hope you'll love it!

  5. Armada's cover rocks!!! I really want this one!! Never Always Sometimes is amazing and I hope you'll love it!

  6. Nice! Those are new to me ones! Hope you enjoy them all!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  7. AJ Sterkel says:

    Great haul. I’m really excited for Armada.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  8. Recently read about The Scorpion Rules. I don't know what to think about it — it kind of reminds a little of the Hunger games, so I'm looking forward to your review.

  9. Sarah B. says:

    Ouuuu I'm excited to hear your thoughts on The Scorpion Rules once you finish.

    Sarah @ The Reading Petal

  10. M. White says:

    Incredibly jealous of The Scorpion Rules! I want to read it so badly because everyone from BEA is loving it! I do hope you enjoy it. Also, I am excited to see if you get to Vicious and ACOTAR. I'm hoping to read Vicious soon!
    -Monica @ Tomes Project

  11. Ahhh so much great hype over the Ready Player One series, I must pick it up! Hope you enjoy all the books 😉

    Happy Reading
    Patrick @ The Bookshelves

  12. Otakutwins says:

    Oh gosh XD the Scorpion Rules! Have you started it yet? I read the first 20 or so pages and just fell in love, something about it just makes me happy :D! Do you like it?
    Oh haha, you have a TON of votes on your Make Me Read It A Thon voting 🙂 YOU MUST READ THRONE OF GLASS 😀 the second one was better than the first so you have to make it to at least Crown of Midnight because that's where it really explodes hahaha *evil laughter*
    Happy reading :)!

  13. Great covers, and they look quite dramatic. Never heard of those authors before!! I am sure they will be unique reads.

  14. Happy Blogaversary!! Have a great week!

  15. Greg says:

    Nothing beats reading in the summer! Enjoy your readathon- looks like great list.

  16. Amy Melville says:

    Such a cool idea!!! Can't wait to hear what you think of Throne of Glass and A Court of Thorns and Roses!!! Happy Reading!!!
    Amy @ Paperback Princess

  17. Chioma O. says:

    You have got alot of exciting books. I have always been interested in reading Red Rising. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on the ones for review. The redesign looks great by the way!
    My STS Post

  18. YAY! You got some great books this week. Enjoy The Scorpion Bow – it's EXCELLENT. 🙂

  19. I hope you enjoy all of the books you got this week! I definitely need to read Crank and Every Day really soon! I'm also really looking forward to The Scorpion Rules. Good luck on the readathon!

  20. I wish I enjoyed Ellen Hopkins's writing style, as Crank sounds good. But the verse style puts me off. Enjoy your stack! Thanks for visiting my blog.

  21. I just finished Red Rising on audio…it was definitely interesting!

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  22. Shannon Miz says:

    Where do I start!? First- I LOVE the design! I am a huge blue and green fan so.. yeah. It's a win 🙂 I am jealous of your free time. So jealous! And I think doing the WP switch then is a good decision. Because even though it is easy, you will want to play around with it, get familiar with the new system, etc. So perfect time!

    Now, the books! I am so excited to read The Scorpion Rules! It looks fabulous. And Challenger Deep was SO good. I hope you enjoy all of these, and have a fabulous week!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  23. The Scorpion Rules sounds soo good even though the cover freaks me out for some odd reason. Happy reading!

  24. I haven't read any of the books on your haul this week but I've seen them on a few other blogs I've been nosing around! Thanks for visiting my blog and have a good reading week!

  25. Melliane says:

    I heard great things about Red Rising. Happy reading!

  26. Jayy says:

    ARMADA! I'm so interested to see what you think of it 🙂 , also Challenger Deep & Red Rising before I make the purchase and regret it..

    I LOVED LOVED LOVED Every Day, you'll know why and I'll be flailing in the comments with you if you loved it as much and decided to review it!

    Jumana @ Books by Jay

  27. Diane Coto says:

    Oh, just look at all your goodies! Hope you enjoy them all. 🙂
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal – Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

  28. Every Day is AMAZING! One of my favorite books! <3

    Happy Reading!

  29. Karen Blue says:

    I just recently got Challenger Dreep and Every Day from the library. I loved them both, I hope you do, too. I am really curious about Red Rising. I am looking forward to hearing you thoughts on that one.

  30. Red Rising is so good, hope you enjoy it! And I got Scorpion Rules too, it sounds amazing. Have fun reading! ~Pam

  31. Great haul, Krystianna! I don't know much about The Scorpion Rules, but I've heard it's getting a lot of high praise. So maybe I'll have to check it out.

  32. Tiffany says:

    Great books! Haven't read all of these but Challenger Deep and Every Day sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it all 🙂

    I like your new blog design! It's more unique than the old one 😀

    Tiffany @ The Bookish Thought

  33. Bungle says:

    Happy reading.
    Loving the new look!!!

  34. Tracy says:

    Hi, um… I don't know if you're aware, but your blog has gotten a makeover. I DON'T LIKE CHANGE! Seriously though, it looks great! I've been wanting to read Red Rising forever, but just never got around to it… I'll be interested to see your thoughts on that one. Challenger Deep looks really good too! I hope you have a fantastic week and happy blogiversary!

    Here's my Weekly Recap!

  35. Anonymous says:

    I’ve seen so many people talking about Armada by Ernest Cline. I hope you enjoy it! The only book I’ve read out of your haul is Every Day by David Levithan. That is such a unique book. I’ve never experienced writing like his before. Its definitely refreshing. I hope you enjoy them all!! 😀

  36. Jen says:

    Nice makeover!

    I'm hoping to read Every Day next week during the read-a-thon. I've also been meaning to get my hands on Challenger Deep, I've heard nothing but good things about it. Good luck on the read-a-thon, and have a great week! 🙂

    Jen @ EbonyInkReviews

  37. I loved Red Rising! I got The Scorpion Rules this week too – I've never heard of it and know nothing about it o.O I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a fabulous week 🙂

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  38. Lindsey says:

    Challenger Deep sounds good. I'll definitely have to add it to my TBR pile.

    I hope you enjoy all the books you got this week!


  39. fakesteph says:

    I'm really excited to read Armada and The Scorpion Rules has a great cover. I think I'm going to have to check it out.

  40. I still haven't picked up Armada. I think I'm going to wait until The Bourbon Kings and Every Last Breath comes out, and just go crazy. LOL! Never heard of The Scorpion Rules, but the cover looks great. Will definitely check that out. BTW, love the new blog design. Very 80's arcade.

  41. I've been so tempted by The Scorpion Rules, but I've banned myself from Netgalley requests, haha. Hope you enjoy it!

  42. I really need to read Crank and Red Rising, I hope they're as good for you as the things I've heard 🙂

  43. Scorpion Rules sounds good, hope you enjoy it and the rest of your books. Have a great week!

  44. Both Red Rising and Scorpion Rules look awesome. I can't wait to read your reviews.

    Nice haul! Happy reading!

  45. Elsi says:

    I've been hearing a lot of good comments about Armada. It will be interesting to read your review.

  46. Val Langlois says:

    Glad to see that Throne of Glass is the first you'll be reading for the Readathon!!! (again thanks for joining!) And amazing haul you have here! Red Rising is awesome! And I'm also looking forward to your thoughts on Armada, even though I haven't even read Ready Player One yet.

  47. vvb32 reads says:

    Yay! for Armada. I want to get that one soon. And LOVED Every Day. Happy reading 😉

  48. Zareena says:

    Nice haul 🙂 I LOVE Sarah J. Maas's books and can't wait to hear what you think of Throne of Glass and ACOTAR!! I hope you enjoy your new books as well as the ones you plan on reading and have a great week 🙂

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  49. Zen DiPietro says:

    Will have to check out Armada, based on all these comments. As for Scorpion Rules, it lives up to the hype, it is great. My review on it will drop tomorrow. 😀

  50. I heard Every Day is wonderful although I haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Enjoy all of your latest reads!

  51. Lisa Mandina says:

    I've got an ARC of Armada, and after I listened to Ready Player One I was so excited for Armada. But now I'm not sure. Great haul this week!
    Check out my STS

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