Our First Book Haul of 2014: YAY for New Books!

Hello everyone,
This is our first StS/Sunday Post of 2014! Yay! We love new books.

Here are the two posts we had this week.

E-galleys via Edelweiss and Netgalley
The Things You Kiss Goodbye by Leslie Connor
Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
The Secrets of Lily Graves by Sarah Strohmeyer

How to Meet Boys by Catherine Clark
Royally Lost by Angie Stanton
17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen
The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes

Romance Is My Day Job: A Memoir of Finding Love at Last by Patience Bloom

Physical Books
Letting Go by Maya Banks (ARC for review)
Ink by Amanda Sun (via Harlequin Teen Panel)
When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle (won)
The Wavering Werewolf by David Lubar (unsolicited)
Fire by Sara B. Elfgren and Mats Strandberg (ARC for review)

I also have a few romance books via Edelweiss and Netgalley that I got from 2013 that I didn't get a chance to feature on an StS post because I was in the Philippines. 
Once in a Lifetime by Jill Shalvis
Bare Essentials by Jill Shalvis and Leslie Kelly
Savor by Monica Murphy

A Little Too Hot by Lisa Desrochers
The Bad Boy Billionaire's Wicked Arrangement by Maya Rodale

Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney
(I don't usually read non-fiction but I relate to Heaney so I had to check it out.)
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen Foxlee

What new books did you guys get? We wanna see! Leave your STS/Sunday Post link so I can come gush over them.

Happy reading,
Michelle & Leslie

**Stacking the Shelves, or STS, is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.


  1. I loved when you were mine . All the books look great . Happy reading

  2. I feel like everyone got The Vanishing Season this week! I requested it as well, but have yet to get a response. Not holding out for much hope since Edelweiss is always denying my requests. :(

    I loooooved Jodi's Tiger Lily so I really want to read this one just to see what else she has in her head! Happy Reading!!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  3. What an awesome book haul! I've seen Side Effects May Vary on a bunch of blogs this week, so now I'm getting curious!

  4. Ooh lovely haul! I can't wait to read Ophelia and the Marvelous boy! It looks so good and I love the cover :) I still need to read Ink too..
    Thanks for stopping by my STS!

  5. I haven't heard or read any of these. But after checking it out, most of them look really good. I've seen some book or the other by Maya Rodale around. Will have to check her out.

    Thanks for stopping by my STS. Happy reading! :)

  6. one day I'll have to try Jill Shalvis,I keep hearing great things about her. Happy reading!

  7. Wooow! That is a great haul!
    I hope you enjoy reading all of your new books.

    And thanks for your comment on my sts

  8. Nice haul.

    "Side Effects" and "Lily Graves" are currently on my wish list following various book haul posts.

    Enjoy your reads.

    Please feel free to check out my haul at http://thewanderingbookworm.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/book-haul-christmas-2013-haul-part-three/

  9. Hi Michelle and Leslie,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your cute theme! The social network icons are unique too. Hopefully, when you visit again, Manila. You get to meet an author from National Bookstore. Read Ink first, I enjoyed the story. Happy reading.

  10. Nice haul, ladies! I love Jill Shalvis, and I can't wait to read the next Lucky Harbor book :)

    Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  11. I have been seeing Lily Graves everywhere. I didn't really like A Little Too hot, hope you do though.

  12. I'm jealous of your haul ;-) You've got so many good books this week! Enjoy!

  13. Reviews from a BookwormJanuary 12, 2014 at 4:47:00 AM PST

    Great haul, you've got so many good books this week. I have a few of the same ARCs this week, I went a bit crazy on EW, and I can't wait to read them. I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.

  14. You got some that are on my tbr so I can't wait to see what you think of them. I also love the sound of Romance is My Day Job. So cute! Enjoy :)


  15. You got quite a few books this week! I've been seeing the Vanishing Season around a lot this weekend. Great haul and thanks for stopping by My Haul!

  16. kirstymariejonesstudioreadsJanuary 12, 2014 at 9:16:00 AM PST

    The new Harper titles, I only downloaded 5, but I think I might be going back soon... Happy reading!

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  17. When You Were Mine is a great read! It was such a cool take on Romeo and Juliet. Side Effects May Vary also sounds amazing. I hope you enjoy all of your books :)

    Montana @ The Book Belles

  18. Great haul! Harper Teen put out some really good books, I've only grabbed The Art of Lainey so far, but I'll probably cave soon and grab more soon haha. Romance is My Day Job looks really cute! Hope you enjoy all your books!

    Here's my Sunday Post & STS at Bookmunchies (:

  19. So many good books! I got 17 Kisses too this week and I can't wait to read it. I have Ink, but I haven't read it yet.

    I hope you enjoy all your new books and thanks for stopping by :)

  20. Ink! I've been wanted to find time to read that for ages. Looks so unique! Great haul! Have fun reading them all!

  21. I'm so glad my only other roommate outside my family has been the boyfriend. Even he was difficult to deal with when we first moved in lol! That sounds so frustrating, horrible roommates will never change their ways. Thanks for the competition ladies!

    Jeann @ Happy Indulgence

  22. YAY for The Vanishing Season! That was the only Harper novel I decided to download, and I hope it is good! I see you binged on a few others :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  23. Fantastic haul! The Vanishing Season looks so good; I still need to read Jodi Lynn Anderson's Tiger Lily. Happy reading, and thanks for stopping by!

  24. The Vanishing Season has a gorgeous cover! :D I hope you enjoy all the books!

  25. Wow... you guys had an amazing haul, I wouldn't even know where to start!!! I wanted to get so many of those review books but I put all my restraint into not haha, I have to slow down :P I love love love the cover for How to Meet Boys! It's just so simple but romantic! I hope you enjoy everything :) Happy Reading!!

  26. Fabulous stack! Yep. Looks like you did get a lot of the same ones I did. :)

  27. had a horrible one that looked through my stuff when I wasn't there

  28. Great haul this week! I have Never Have I Ever as well, and I've heard good things about Maya Banks' books. Enjoy them and thanks for stopping by my post!

  29. I lived with a girl who thought that little men came out of the dishwasher and would scrape off the plates. That was my only explanation for her putting plates in there with HUGE hunks of food on it. I'm talking like sandwich crusts. I told her numerous times that a garbage disposal and a dishwasher are NOT the same thing.... you have to scrape/rinse off your plate a little. She was too dense to get it. Your roommate story sounds kind of similar.... it can be so hard to live with people sometimes!!!

  30. Well, there was this one time my roommate and I and a bunch of our friends went to explore the source of the music that ice-cream trucks play...yeah, it was spantaneous and weird and we laughed about it. :D

  31. Well! I've never had a roommate - unless sharing a room with my sister counts. And somehow I don't think it does, haha. Reading things like this kind of scares me though- I'll be going off to college way too soon. And I *really* have very little patience for people. So it's in everybody's interest if I don't get stuck with someone I don't like *shudder*


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