Sunday Post/Stacking the Shelves (30)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and focuses on new books that were received/bought/borrowed this week while the Sunday Post is hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and focuses on recapping your week. 

New Books: 

For Review: 

The Dating Debate (Dating Dilemmas, #1) by Chris Cannon 
You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston 
I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter 
Stumped by Kate Larkindale 
Jamie Quinn Mystery Collection: Box Set Books 1-3 by Barbara Venkataraman
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage 
Don't Believe It by Charlie Donlea 
Stanley and Hazel by Jo Schaffer *no cover yet* 
Your Destination Is on the Left by Lauren Spieller

 Much thanks goes to Simon and Schuster, The Fantastic Flying Book Club, Netgalley, Kate, Barbara, St. Martin's Press, Kensington, and Month9Books! 

Books Read this Week: 

Far From the Tree by Robin Benway: Finally read this! I thought it was very good. I appreciated how Robin presented three different types of adoption/foster care situations, and I liked the siblings and the bond that formed between them. However, there was something missing, in my opinion. Yes, I liked it, and yes, it was a 4-star read, but there was something holding be back from loving it as much as everyone else. 

I Stop Somewhere  by T.E. Carter: I was so not emotionally prepared for this book! I knew it was going to be sad from the synopsis, but I never imagined it would be as heartbreaking as it was. I don't think I've ever cried as much during a book as with this one; however, even with the tears, this is such an important read! Seriously, add it to your TBRs, especially if you love gritty, emotional, Courtney Summers-like contemporary! 

The Dating Debate (Dating Dilemmas, #1) by Chris Cannon: Very cute and quirky! I don't think this will be for everyone, as it's very dialogue/character based; however, I enjoyed it a lot. The banter between the two MCs was adorable AND they were both super bookish! 

You Will Be Mine by Natasha Preston: This is a Valentine's murder mystery, so truly I couldn't have read this at a better time. It was interesting as well as suspenseful; however, the writing and character development left something to be desired. 

Posts You May Have Missed:  

Monday: I reviewed Match Made in Manhattan by Amanda Stauffer. 
Tuesday: I reviewed Rise by Sierra Cross as part of the blog tour. There's also a giveaway for a $50 Amazon GC and a set of the whole series! 
Wednesday: I shared my Waiting on Wednesday pick and interviews Amanda Stauffer's Match Made in Manhattan.  
Thursday: I reviewed Robin Benway's Also Known As 
Friday: I reviewed Katie McGarry's Say You'll Remember Me as part of the blog tour. There's also a giveaway for a $100 Amazon GC! 
Saturday: I reviewed Let It Be Me by Jody Halford. 

New in my Reading/Blogging/Personal Life: 

It was a busy week, but it went by quickly at least. The majority of the week was spent on getting acclimated to my new classes/TA assignment, which left little time for reading :( However, I did sneak in some good ones. (Seriously, add I Stop Somewhere to your TBR!!) I also continued my Monk binge-watching. I seriously can't get enough of this show. I wish it was still on :( 

Have a great week! 


  1. I got Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage this week too. Hope we both enjoy it. I hope you get adjusted to your new classes and TA assignment soon so that you have more time for reading. Have a great week!

  2. Busy weeks that go by quickly can really be great! I hope you get in some good reading time soon!

  3. Wow! You're a TA, in school full-time, and read 4 books. You're awesome! Your comments on The Dating Debate were interesting, because I read one scathing review, about how the reviewer felt nothing happened in the book. Maybe it was that there is a lot of dialogue, but I am character driven reader, so it didn't even really register with me. I thought it was very sweet, and that West's mom's issue was dealt with in a sensitive manner. Entangled romances are always good for me - low drama, low angst, sweet romance.

  4. I have added a bunch of books this week. I post daily free ebooks. I am currently reading Dead Lemon by Finn Bell a thriller and I really like it. Looks like a great lot this week! I want to read Stop Somewhere. I hope you enjoy them all!

    Have a great week of reading!


  5. Ooooh You Will Be Mine looks good! Can't wait for your review and your thoughts - hopefully the writing and characters didn't completely ruin the book....? It just looks like such a great story!

    I've never heard of Monk. I better look it up. I'm always in the mood for a new series binge ;) Although I admit F.R.I.E.N.D.S is keeping me pretty occupied these days!

    Have a wonderful week, Lauren :)

  6. Far from the Tree looks like my kind of read. Thanks for sharing, and enjoy your week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    Enjoy your TA assignment.

  7. Looks like you got some good books in. The Dating Debate looks like a cute read. I have really enjoyed the author's dragon shifter series and will have to check out her contemp. stuff.
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

  8. Oh my gosh Baby Teeth sounds awesome (and maybe terrifying??) And yay for binging. I've never seen Monk but I do love binging a good show. :)

    Have a great week!

  9. I've heard good things about Robin Benway! I've yet to read any of her books though. :O Happy reading! I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a lovely week, Lauren. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  10. Aww bummer you didn't LOVE the Robin Benway book, but I get where you're coming from. Super curious about the T.E Carter book. I love that cover too. Good luck getting back into the swing of school.
    Happy reading!

  11. I didn't get much reading done this last week either, Lauren! Real life is kicking my ass, but in a good way. :) I'll have to check out I Stop Somewhere when I've mentally prepared myself. Good luck with school! :)


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