Book Haul | Stacking the Shelves 3


Book Haul | Stacking the Shelves 3

This week I purchased 5 books, and one of my library holds came in which I'm currently reading. I had a good reading week, the weather has turned colder and I'm getting ready to go out of town for two weeks. My fall vacation is always my favorite because I usually have a  chance to relax and read and just enjoy fall. 

Stacking My Shelves is a meme hosted by Reading Reality. It's all about sharing the new books that have been added to your shelves either physical books, ebooks, borrowed books and/or audiobooks. Let's get into the books. 

As Seen On TV by Meredith Schorr (Purchase)

As Seen On TV by Meredith Schorr
I've seen this one around lately, and I've heard a few comparisons to Gilmore Girls. I'm always ready for a book with small-town vibes. I think this will be a fun, cozy read.

Description: Fans of the Hallmark Channel and Gilmore Girls will adore this delightful rom‑com about a city girl who goes in search of small-town happiness, only to discover life—and love—are nothing like the TV movies.

Emerging journalist Adina Gellar is done with dating in New York City. If she’s learned anything from made-for-TV romance movies, it’s that she’ll find love in a small town—the kind with harvest festivals, delightful but quirky characters, and scores of delectable single dudes. So when a big-city real estate magnate targets tiny Pleasant Hollow for development, Adi knows she’s found the perfect story—one that will earn her a position at a coveted online magazine, so she can finally start adulting for real .. and maybe even find her dream man in the process. 

Only Pleasant Hollow isn’t exactly “pleasant.” There’s no charming bakery, no quaint seasonal festivals, and the residents are more ambivalent than welcoming. The only upside is Finn Adams, who’s more mouthwatering than the homemade cherry pie Adi can’t seem to find—even if he does work for the company she’d hoped to bring down. Suddenly Adi has to wonder if maybe TV got it all wrong after all. But will following her heart mean losing her chance to break into the big time?

The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith (Purchase)

The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith
A book of witches, reading it during the fall season- yes, please. The cover for this one is also just gorgeous. This is another one that keeps getting positive reviews and I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Description: New York Times Bestseller

The Last Magician meets The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy in this “spectacular, singular, and spellbinding” (Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White & Royal Blue) historical fantasy following a young woman who discovers she has magical powers and is thrust into a battle between witches and wizards.

In 1911 New York City, seventeen-year-old Frances Hallowell spends her days as a seamstress, mourning the mysterious death of her brother months prior. Everything changes when she’s attacked and a man ends up dead at her feet—her scissors in his neck, and she can’t explain how they got there.

Before she can be condemned as a murderess, two cape-wearing nurses arrive to inform her she is deathly ill and ordered to report to Haxahaven Sanitarium. But Frances finds Haxahaven isn’t a sanitarium at all: it’s a school for witches. Within Haxahaven’s glittering walls, Frances finds the sisterhood she craves, but the headmistress warns Frances that magic is dangerous. Frances has no interest in the small, safe magic of her school, and is instead enchanted by Finn, a boy with magic himself who appears in her dreams and tells her he can teach her all she’s been craving to learn, lessons that may bring her closer to discovering what truly happened to her brother.

Frances’s newfound power attracts the attention of the leader of an ancient order who yearns for magical control of Manhattan. And who will stop at nothing to have Frances by his side. Frances must ultimately choose what matters more, justice for her murdered brother and her growing feelings for Finn, or the safety of her city and fellow witches. What price would she pay for power, and what if the truth is more terrible than she ever imagined?

The Ivies by Alexa Donne (Purchase)

The Ivies by Alexa Donne
I found this one on sale, and it sounds like one that I would enjoy. The Goodreads reviews look pretty good as well. 

Description: Enroll in this boarding school thriller about a group of prep school elites who would kill to get into the college of their dreams...literally.

"The Plastics meet the Heathers in this murder mystery about ruthless Ivy League ambition." -Kirkus Reviews
Everyone knows the Ivies: the most coveted universities in the United States. Far more important are 
the Ivies. The Ivies at Claflin Academy, that is. Five girls with the same mission: to get into the Ivy League by any means necessary. I would know. I'm one of them. We disrupt class ranks, club leaderships, and academic competitions...among other things. We improve our own odds by decreasing the fortunes of others. Because hyper-elite competitive college admissions is serious business. And in some cases, it's deadly.

Alexa Donne delivers a nail-biting and timely thriller about teens who will stop at nothing to get into the college of their dreams. Too bad no one told them murder isn't an extracurricular.

Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson (Purchase)

Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson
I read the first book in the series and I really did enjoy it. I want to finish the series so I can do a series review soon. I also picked up the third book As Good As Dead. 

Description: THE MUST-READ MULTIMILLION BESTSELLING MYSTERY SERIES•  More dark secrets are exposed in this addictive, true-crime fueled sequel when Pip finds herself in another deadly case.

Pip is 
not a detective anymore.

With the help of Ravi Singh, she released a true-crime podcast about the murder case they solved together last year. The podcast has gone viral, yet Pip insists her investigating days are behind her.

But she will have to break that promise when someone she knows goes missing. Jamie Reynolds has disappeared, on the very same night the town hosted a memorial for the sixth-year anniversary of the deaths of Andie Bell and Sal Singh.

The police won't do anything about it. And if they won't look for Jamie then Pip will, uncovering more of her town's dark secrets along the way... and this time 
everyone is listening. But will she find him before it's too late?

On The Roof Top by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton (Purchase)

On The Roof Top by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
This is one of Reese's newest bookclub picks and I requested it from my library. I'm currently reading this one and I'm really enjoying it so far. I'll have a review up soon.

Description:  A Reese’s Book Club Pick

“An utterly original and brilliant story.” –Reese Witherspoon

A stunning novel about a mother whose dream of musical stardom for her three daughters collides with the daughters’ ambitions for their own lives—set against the backdrop of gentrifying 1950s San Francisco

At home they are just sisters, but on stage, they are The Salvations. Ruth, Esther, and Chloe have been singing and dancing in harmony since they could speak. Thanks to the rigorous direction of their mother, Vivian, they’ve become a bona fide girl group whose shows are the talk of the Jazz-era Fillmore.

Now Vivian has scored a once-in-a-lifetime offer from a talent manager, who promises to catapult The Salvations into the national spotlight. Vivian knows this is the big break she’s been praying for. But sometime between the hours of rehearsal on their rooftop and the weekly gigs at the Champagne Supper Club, the girls have become women, women with dreams that their mother cannot imagine.

The neighborhood is changing, too: all around the Fillmore, white men in suits are approaching Black property owners with offers. One sister finds herself called to fight back, one falls into the comfort of an old relationship, another yearns to make her own voice heard. And Vivian, who has always maintained control, will have to confront the parts of her life that threaten to splinter: the community, The Salvations, and even her family.

As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson (Purchase)

As Good As Dead by Holly Jackson
Description: THE MUST-READ MULTIMILLION BESTSELLING MYSTERY SERIES • The final book in the A Good Girl's Guide to Murder series that reads like your favorite true crime podcast or show. By the end, you'll never think of good girls the same way again...

Pip is about to head to college, but she is still haunted by the way her last investigation ended. She’s used to online death threats in the wake of her viral true-crime podcast, but she can’t help noticing an anonymous person who keeps asking her: 
Who will look for you when you’re the one who disappears?

Soon the threats escalate and Pip realizes that someone is following her in real life. When she starts to find connections between her stalker and a local serial killer caught six years ago, she wonders if maybe the wrong man is behind bars.

Police refuse to act, so Pip has only one choice: find the suspect herself—or be the next victim. As the deadly game plays out, Pip discovers that everything in her small town is coming full circle . . .and if she doesn’t find the answers, this time she will be the one who disappears. . . 

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  1. Enjoy your fall vacation and these interesting books!

  2. The Holly Jackson books sound good, I've been thinking of getting those for a bit, and I love a good boarding school thriller! Have a wonderful vacation.

  3. As Seen on TV is on my wishlist. It looks so good. Have a great vacation!

  4. What a great haul! I need to get As Good As Dead still, but I was waiting for it to come out in paperback. The Ivies is one I've been wanting to read too.

    Ash @ Essentially Ash

  5. You sure have a great haul. I have As Seen On TV on my TBR, I've heard so many wonderful things about it.

  6. A good looking haul. I've also seen As Seen On TV around and have it on my Goodreads list.

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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  7. Sounds like you've got some great reading ahead of you. I really like the sound of As Seen On TV. I can't resist a good small-town romcom. :)

  8. The cover of The Witch Haven is gorgeous, and the books sounds great too. Enjoy!