Weekly Wrap-Up – November 7, 2015

Welcome to my weekly wrap-up! Here is where you can see my books read during the past week, books I have added to my shelves, any bookish happenings and the like. I have linked to Stacking the Shelves, Saturday Situation and to Caffeinated Book Reviewer’s Sunday Wrap-Up. So check out what I’ve been up to this past week.


Books Added This Week

From NetGalley

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Rebel, Bully, Geek, Pariah by Erin Jade Lange. This just sounded so interesting. I hope it lives up to the awesome synopsis. – The Breakfast Club meets Breaking Bad in a high-octane story about four very different teens and the night that will change their lives forever.

Smart Girl by Rachel Hollis. I love Rachel Hollis and her first two books in The Girls series were super cute, so I’m excited to read this one. – Brilliant designer Miko Jin is a hopeless romantic. She’s spent most of her life falling in love over and over again…with the men she finds in the pages of her favorite novels.

What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera. This sounded similar in tone to The Color of Our Sky which I loved, so I have high hopes for this one. – In the idyllic hill country of Sri Lanka, a young girl grows up with her loving family; but even in the midst of this paradise, terror lurks in the shadows. When tragedy strikes, she and her mother must seek safety by immigrating to America.

From Edelweiss

way I usedThe Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith. I have seen this one on multiple lists for most anticipated debuts of 2016 so I’m glad I get a chance to review it. – In the tradition of Speak, this extraordinary debut novel shares the unforgettable story of a young woman as she struggles to find strength in the aftermath of an assault. Eden was always good at being good. Starting high school didn’t change who she was. But the night her brother’s best friend rapes her, Eden’s world capsizes.



From Library

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo was on every best of Fall 2015 list I saw. I am glad my reservation finally came in so I can read it too. – Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

Summer Secrets by Jane Green – Jane Green is one of my favorite chick lit authors, and I reserve all her new ones at the library and then end up buying all of her books once I find them used. – Living in London in her twenties, Cat had it all–a great job and wonderful friends. But with the good came the bad–a party every night, wreaking havoc, and blackouts. When she discovers the father she never knew she had, living in Nantucket, it sends her into a spiral, costing her the new family she had desperately craved.

From Reading Alley


The Blackmail Of Evelynn Faust Shirley Anne Edwards. I thought this was a very interesting take on a teen drama. – Evelynn Faust suffers from horrible insomnia and paranoia. The summer before her senior year of high school should be one of the best summers of her life. But she’s tormented by guilt and an addiction that haunts her every waking moment. Evelynn is a drug dealer who also craves the drug she sells. The money and the popularity that come with it aren’t bad either. But when she’s caught dealing on school property by Eric Wagner, the respected and admired police chief’s son, the game is over.

From Author

nerd like me Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me by Becky Jerams. This sounds so ridiculously cute! – Scotty Williams is the nerdiest 17-year-old at UK-based Havensdale College – and proud of it. However being a nerd can have its downsides, particularly when you’re constantly being targeted by the school bully Taylor Raven and his cronies. As Scotty tries to navigate his final college years with the aid of his best friend Olive, he also finds himself on the radar of the mysterious and intimidating Vincent Hunter, toughest guy in the Sixth Form. Is Vincent really as bad as he seems? Will Scotty’s darkest secret ever be revealed? Can he ever just finish his last few college years in peace? But most importantly… will any guy ever find the reasons to love a nerd like him?

Books Read This Week

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Reasons to Love a Nerd Like Me by Becky Jerams

Outspoken by Lora Richardson

Summer Secrets by Jane Green

Ink and Bone by Rachel Caine

Through Infinity by Libby Austin

Instructions For the End of the World by Jamie Kain



Bookish Happenings

Not much happened this week. I have been battling a nasty head cold and have been going to bed as soon as I’ve gotten home from work.

Dream Big Dream Often is having a Meet and Greet Weekend. You can join in the linky fun here.

Trisha over at Yellow, Green, and Read All Over tagged me for the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Challenge, so keep an out for mine next week.

I have two giveaways currently running, and I will be adding two more this coming week!

2 copies of The Sister Pact — Ends Nov 30th, 2015

One physical copy of Copygirl (US shipping only) — Ends Nov 12th, 2015

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Posted November 7, 2015 by Laura in Stacking The Shelves, Weekly Wrap-Up / 5 Comments

5 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up – November 7, 2015

  1. Oh you got lots of great books this week! I have seen The Way I Used to Be a couple times now on STS posts. I will have to check it out. I still need to get Summer Secrets because I love Jane Green too (although it has been a while since I have read one of her books). Can’t wait to hear what you think of Instructions For the End of the World . Have a great week!
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  2. I saw Rebel, Bully, Geek a while back , nice to know it’s on Netgalley. I may have to go over there… 🙂

    Hope it’s good!

  3. You had a good reading week. 3, occasionally 4 books is my average I’m afraid.

    I love that first meme but cannot (absolutely cannot) read two books at once. (Unless one’s short stories or something and I’m not enjoying it!) 🙂
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  4. The book about rape sounds interesting and made me wonder if it is YA. I think it could be really important to show that in YA because it could help take rape from the victims feelings guilt and shame and the perps feeling justified and condoned to rape being understood better as a violent crime with no justification at all, ever.
    I guess, I am saying if we treat it openly and with honesty as a crime, even for youth, it could change the way it is regarded in society.
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