Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Summer holidays have finally started in Germany and I basically just feel super super excited! (No more waking up at 6.50 am for the next 6 weeks!) Anyways, right after the last day of school I begged my mom to buy me some new books because — what you gonna with your summer holidays without any good summer reads? Fortunately, she understands my love for books and agreed.
So what exactly makes this book haul actually special?
Well, firstly, it’s so refreshing to read those books just out of my own pleasure, without the pressure to meet any review deadlines. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE reviewing books and I can’t appreciate the support I get from all the publishers enough since they make my work as a book blogger reach some certain kind of awesomeness. It definitely does not mean either that I didn’t enjoy the books I get for review; the feeling is just so completely different!
Also, you will notice that all books are either paperbacks or hardcovers. I recently realized that about 70% of all the books I’ve bought in the last 1,5 years are on my e-reader — with a rising trend. Maybe it’s because books in physical forms are all so expensive (without my parents’ support I definitely wouldn’t have been able to buy that stack of books below).
Maybe it’s because I’m just too impatient to wait for books to arrive in my local bookstore (you see, I’m a small town girl and my local bookstore is kind of lame which is why they always have to order most English books first).
Maybe I’m just too impatient to wait for books I’ve ordered on the internet to arrive at my house.
Maybe it’s because I live in Germany and most American publishers (or even those in the UK) don’t send out physical review copies which is why I end up getting those books on my Kindle.
The fact is, I miss holding books in my hand, staring at the cover or book jacket for hours, breathing in the scent of the freshly printed pages. Dana @ The Nerdy Journalist just wrote a clever post about falling back in love with hardcovers and I couldn’t agree more with her. Read her post because it’s awesome.
Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (German edition)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Endless Knight by Kresley Cole
Die Messertänzerin by Susanne Rauchhaus
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (German edition)
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (German edition)
Weibersommer by Heike Wanner (gifted)
The Scorch Trials & The Death Cure by James Dashner (The Maze Runners #1 + #2) (not pictured but I did buy them, ha!)
Yes, I know it’s kind of shocking I haven’t read Anna and The French Kiss, Fangirl or We Were Liars yet. Believe me, I do actually feel like the last person on earth to read those 3 books, but I’m trying to catch up with the hypes around them.
The Darkest Minds and The Winner’s Curse have been on my wish list for what feels like ages now so I’m really glad I can finally put my hands on those two books.
And before you start hitting me because Shadow and Bone as well as Scarlet are on the picture — ha, I’ve read those two books already but guess what? – I just wanted to get them as physical copies.