Saturday, May 27, 2017

Stacking the Shelves (#231)


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews, in which bloggers share the books and swag they've received in the past week!


So, what did I get in the week of Sunday, May 21st to Saturday, May 27th?


(all links to Goodreads are provided!)


In the mail:



Unsolicited shiny hardcovers - thank you, Knopf, S&S, and Tor Teen!



My preordered copies are finally here! I am in love. :D You can check out my review of Flame in the Mist HERE.



A welcome surprise from Scholastic! Thank you so much. I've adored all of West's previous novels!



AYYY! Thank you, Katherine! Now my set is complete! Pictures to follow - I need to do a photo-shoot with all five Cashore ARCs. :D


From NetGalley:



Thank you, Julianna and NetGalley! I'm nervous but excited to read this book. I've read five of her previous books and enjoyed them all, so I'm hoping this one is no different!


Sooooooooo I graduated on Wednesday! As promised, I posted pictures. I may do a full blog post, but for now, enjoy what I posted on Twitter!




Thank you so much for your support, whether from one day ago, or for all four years, or since I began blogging midway through my senior year of high school. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

65 comments:

  1. Congratulations, new graduate! And also grats on all the new books, I am drooling at that gorgeous ARC of Jane, Unlimited!

    ~Mogys @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Thank you so much, Mogsy! I'm reading up a storm, now that I have a little down time before I start working. :D

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  2. Lots of pretties in that haul.

    Oh, you look fantastic in that gown and carrying the evidence of your hard work in the diploma. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Sophia! I need to take pictures with my actual diploma... it's in a big envelope and I don't want anything to get on the diploma itself! D:

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  3. Wow! Fantastic haul for a fantastic week!! So many pretties! Especially that Cashore one! Been hearing about it a lot lately! Love the shiny! And congrats again on graduating! That's so exciting!! Hope you enjoy your reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! I am so excited about Jane, Unlimited. ;) And thank you again! <333

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  4. Congrats on graduating!! And yay for Refuge for Masterminds- I loved it!!

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    1. Thank you, Greg! I am SO glad to hear that!

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  5. Congratulations on graduating!! I get to walk the stage about 3 weeks from now!

    Great books in your haul. A lot I've been meaning to add to my shelves.

    Have a great week!

    Danica @ Shelves of Spines
    My STS

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    1. Thank you! Congratulations in advance!

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  6. Awesome to graduating. You got some great books this week. I hope you love all of your new goodies.

    Grace @ Books of Love

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  7. Congratulations on your graduation! What a wonderful accomplishment. I hope your new life has many exciting opportunities ahead for you.

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  8. woohoo congratulations on graduation! wow what a journey, it was fun watching you grow and achieve what you wanted :) I hope the next step in your life treats you well Alyssa. Well deserved.

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    1. Thank you, Lily! I hope so too! You are so sweet. =)

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  9. Congratulations on graduating! I hope you're feeling on top of the world.

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  10. Congrats on your graduation. You look so thrilled! I am struggling with Flame in the Mist but hope to get into it more tonight. Hope you enjoy all your books!

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    1. Thank you, Barb! I'm excited to be finished!

      Oh no! I hope you get through it AND love it. :D Thank you!

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  11. Congratulations on your graduation!! It looks like you got some great books this week! I am on a Kasie West kick I hope you enjoy her new book! Also, I love the cover of Flame in the Mist by Renรฉe Ahdieh!! Happy Reading!

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    1. Thank you, Kristyn! It definitely was a great week. I'm hoping to start Lucky in Love soon. You should try Flame in the Mist!

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  12. Congratulations on your graduation!! That's so exciting! I love the pictures you posted. You look so happy, you're glowing! Hope you enjoy all of your new books too, and have a great weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Julie! It was a big day for me. ^_^ I hope you also have a great weekend!

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  13. Congrats on your graduation!

    I love that you got Flame in the Mist. It's been on my TBR ever since I saw the cover a few months back. I hope you like it!

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    1. Thank you, Dena! I loved Flame in the Mist!

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  14. Congratulations on your accomplishment!!! I loved looking at all your pictures. I am also wiping drool from my mouth over some of your books -- Lucky in Love and Lara Jean. I hope to read both. I read Saints and Misfits and really enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy all your new books, and also hope you enjoy success after success as you embark on post-college life.
    Sam @ WLABB

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping to start Lucky in Love soon. A&FLJ has fallen to the wayside for a bit, but I may take it with me on vacation. ;) Thank you so much, Sam!

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  15. Congrats! Enjoy the summer with your latest books ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Velvet! Next STS will feature something familiar! ;D

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  16. Congratulations. I love your pictures. Hopefully you will have a little down time before you move into the next chapter of your life :)

    Refuge for Masterminds cover is beautiful, a good historical romance... I added it to my list. Wonderful haul this week.

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    1. Thank you, Jovita! I start work on June 19th, so it's a tiny bit of a break. ^_^

      It's the third book in a series - a series that I want to start! I need to acquire book one though. O_O Thank you!

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  17. Congratulations on your graduation! Enjoy every minute of your achievement. You deserve it!

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  18. Congratulations, Alyssa! Thank you so much for sharing your photos - it really is such a great accomplishment. Enjoy all of your new books!

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    1. Thank YOU! So nice of you, Carole! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  19. Congrats on graduating and your award! That's so awesome- I know you worked super hard; I hope you get lots of fun celebrations in this summer!

    -Lauren

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    1. Thank you! It wasn't easy but hey, I'm finished! Thank you, Lauren!

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  20. Aww Congratulations on the graduation and on winning the award, girl!! I want to read Lucky in Love too! Happy reading all the books!
    Here's my STS

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    1. Thank you! I'm hoping to read it soon.

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  21. Congrats all around!!!!
    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

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  22. Congrats congrats congrats on your graduation! I'm so proud of you! <3 Also, I NEED A PICTURE OF YOUR CASHORE ARC COLLECTION - she's my fave author.
    Megan @ http://wanderingsofabookbird.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you so much! Pictures are forthcoming! I've taken a few but I hate the lighting due to the gloomy weather we've been having. D: She's my favorite as well!

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  23. You got a nice haul there, Alyssa. Pics of Johns Hopkins are beautiful and make me miss home a little. I'm super proud that you've achieved such a phenomenal goal! HUGE Hugs... and congrats! RO

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    1. Awwww! *hugs* Thank you so much, Ro! <333

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  24. SO many congratulations on your recent graduation, that's awesome!

    Also, SUCH a great book haul this week--I spy a few titles I've been dying to pick up myself! Here's hoping you enjoy them all; I've heard awesome things about several of them recently!

    Thank you as well for stopping by my blog earlier today--much appreciated! Happy book-ing to you!

    Beth @ Betwixt the Pages

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    1. Thank you, Beth! I've got plenty to read now that I am slightly "freer". :D Have a great week!

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  25. This is beautiful Alyssa, both book haul and graduation photos! <3 How did you even keep up such a spectacular blog throughout undergrad years? I'm so worried, tbh, because I'm starting college in a couple of months and this past month was filled with events where I couldn't have the chance to read as much as I wanted to. :'D But if there's a will, there's a way and I'm hoping to keep up my own blog.

    Enjoy all the pretty ARCs! The Kasie West one seems especially interesting as well. BIGGEST of congratulations to graduating. You deserve an awesome summer, girl!

    All the hearts, Aila @ one Way Or An Author

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    1. Honestly I'm not sure I recommend my methods because it is involved even less sleep than your usual smart and social undergrad... I can't even say I was dumb and antisocial and pulled off blogging too. O_O Do what you love though! If you budget time at the beginning of every semester for blogging, you can make it work. =) But yeah, notice how much my blog slowed down in April and May, compared to previous months. It was crazy, especially with all of the graduation-related events going on!

      Thank you so much! I hope you have a great time in China, Aila!

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  26. Wow, congratulations, Alyssa. So happy for you. I hope you're having a great time celebrating this moment. Anyway, enjoy these books. The Juliana Keyes book sounds great. I hope you love it. Have a wonderful week. :)

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    1. Thank you, Geybie! I definitely am! I'll let you know how My Roommate's Girl is. :D Thank you!

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  27. Congratulations on graduating again Alyssa! I remember like it was just yesterday when you were just starting college (I sound like a super proud mother! lol). And look at all the amazing books you received too! I'm actually starting Flame in the Mist today and I really loved Always and Forever Lara Jean! And ahhhh I can't wait to see how you get on with Lucky in Love! I hope you have a great week! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jasprit! OMG Jasprit, you were one of the bloggers that "saw me off to college", I remember! Which is awesome, and much appreciated. :D

      So glad you loved A&FLJ! I hope you adore Flame in the Mist as much as I did. Thank you, Jasprit!

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  28. Congratulations on graduating!! That's so amazing!! <3
    And that's also an awesome and beauuuutiful book haul, Alyssa :) Hope you enjoy them all.

    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead :)

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    1. Thank you so much! And thank you! I have a lot of reading to do - what's new though. ;) Same to you!

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  29. Congratulations on your graduation! That's wonderful! Have a great week!

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  30. OHHHHH Jane Unlimited! Cannot wait to see what you think of it. So excited for that one! And congrats on graduation!

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  31. Congrats on graduating! And lovely haul; the cover of Jane Unlimited looks so shiny!

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  32. Oh my gosh! I love your graduation photos! Congratulations, Alyssa! What an amazing accomplishment!

    I also got a copy of My Roommate's Girl and I can't wait to read it! :)

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  33. Yay for graduation! Congratulations! I LOVE your pics!!!! So stoked for you. Congrats again!

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  34. Eee! I need a full graduation blog post, please :D You are the cutest. <3 SO happy for you :) And yaaaay for all those awesome books :D They look stunning. Yesss. And eee, Jane, Unlimited! YESSS :D I am SO happy that we both have both editions, yess. <3 So happy for you :) Happy reading Alyssa. <3

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