Stacking The Shelves #6 - Free Books are Cool

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tyngas Reviews.
It's Thanksgiving weekend here in lovely Canada. I am headed home tomorrow for Turkey dinner and I am super excited. Thanksgiving is an awesome Holiday because I love to eat and to relax. Hopefully, this means that I will have lots of time to read this weekend. This week I might have picked up lots of books. I joined BookBud and I downloaded a few Freebies. I also picked up a few more marked down eBooks. Let's see what I grabbed this week!

Purchased eBooks
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan                                                         
I pre-ordered this one and it was automatically added to my library on release day. I have already started reading this one and it's going pretty well. I really enjoyed the Percy Jackson series so I wanted to jump on his new series before I get way too behind. I haven't read The Hero's Olympus series yet but whatever.....    

The Jewel by Amy Ewing
This one was only $2.99 and I was intrigued. Lots of people really dislike this book and that makes me want to read it more for some reason. It is compared to The Selection which is a super guilty pleasure series for me so I thought I might like this one in the same way. I don't know, we will have to see. 

Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger 
This seems really interesting. I don't normally read this genre but lots of people are into Gail Carriger so I grabbed this book from Kobo's Thanksgiving sale. Woohoo 

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton 
I have heard lots of amazing things about this book. I normally enjoy Historical Fiction so I also grabbed this one from the Kobo Thanksgiving sale. 

This is one of the first times I picked up Free Books. Why haven't I done this before, Who Knows? I don't feel as bad if books that were Free build up because I didn't have to pay for it! I have actually heard of both of these stories before so hopefully I'll enjoy them.

The Carnelian Legacy by Cheryl Koevoet
The Misadvetures of a Playground Mother by Christie Barlow
Only Love Can Break Your Heart by Ed Tarkington

I nearly forgot that I got new books from Netgalley this week. I need to stop requesting books, and read the ones I've already requested. But these books look awesome and I couldn't help myself. Thank you Netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to read these beautiful books. 

By the looks of it, I have a lot to read. I better get to it then! Let me know if you've read any of these books and what books came into your possession this week.


  1. I am so excited to read Magnus Chase! I got the physical book this week as well! And The Miniaturist is one that I want to read at some point.
    -Monica @ Tomes Project

  2. Yes, NetGalley can be evil, but so good at the same time. lol
    You picked up some great books. I recognize about half of them.

    Hope you have a great Thanksgiving weekend! Happy Reading!

  3. Etiquette and Espionage is a fun series set in a boarding school kind of place. I also have The Miniaturist in my reading pile. Heard good things about it too. Happy reading.

  4. So many people got The Sword of Summer this week and I'm over here like 'I still need to read a Rick Riordin book' I'm ashamed of myself. And I claim to be a fantasy lover too! Enjoy all your new books!!

    Nicole @ The Quiet Concert

  5. Free books are everything hahaha <3 I also got Queen of Someday recently! It just sounds so good! And I've also had my eye on The Carnelian Legacy, maybe I should get that one.
    Happy reading! :)

    Lipstick and Mocha

  6. Awesome looking books! We're excited about Magnus Chase, too! Misadventures of a Playground Mother sounds cheeky. I may have to check it out! Enjoy :) Here's ours: Bibliojunkies Happy reading! ~ Bel

  7. Queen of Someday was awesome, the whole trilogy was. I hope you enjoy it Sam.