I'm starting new with a brand new set of Stacking the Shelves! Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Reading Reality and is a summary of all the books acquired in the past week(s). These include bought, audiobooks, ebooks, library books, as well as ARCs.
I've started getting the bug for ApollyCon which is coming up at the end of July (this month, how insane is that) and in preparation, I have finally gotten a few heavy hitters: famous books by famous authors who are going to be there. Along with a few others that I am still jsut as excited for. Be proud, I'm not accumulating as many NetGalley books in hope that I will actually start to catch up on my own.
Also, I stress bought books this week because it's a real thing and I hate it!
Starting with the dark covers, I picked up three books that have been recommended to me several times and that I have been seeing literally everywhere. I'm not usually one to give in to hype, or maybe I do just super late...
I picked up Maggie Moves On by Lucy Score because it's one of my favorite books so far this year, it's adorable and everyone should read it!! An Accidental Odyssey by KC Dyer honestly just sounds like a lot of fun and I love The Odyssey which is referenced so that's cool! I also have been recommended Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore more times than I can count and am quite intrigued by it the more I hear and the more covers in the series I see.
I honestly requested this one because it has fossils on the cover, and I know that seems like a petty and small reason but I have come to accept the fact that half the books I pick up are because of the cover and/or the title. Honestly, it has worked out quite nicely for me, but this book follows a girl who finds what appears to be a dragon bone while participating in an internship program in the Badlands of Montana. It is then stolen by a secret organization so she teams up with some paleontologists in order to retrieve it. Which just makes me want to read it even more because badass paleontologists are basically my heroes, and dragon bones?! Ugh! I'm super intrigued and excited!!
This book has been on my radar for quite a while and I finally decided to pick it up. That being said, I'm a bit worried that it's gonna hit close to home with some of the themes but it is a historical fiction/murder mystery that takes place in 1958 when a LAPD detective is called to the scene of a horrific double homicide. One of the murdered me clutches in his hand a piece of paper that says 'beat the devils' followed by Baker, which is the last name of the detective. Apparently this book covers everything from anti-Semitism, conspiracy theories, paranoria in a a country, and it sounds fantastic, terrifying, and I am so here for it!
What have you gotten this week??