February Book Haul | Stacking The Shelves [01]

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts.

Crazy Rich Asians | Kevin Kwan
Maybe Someday | Colleen Hoover
The Night We Said Yes | Lauren Gibaldi 
Until Friday Night | Abbi Glines
Nowhere But Here | Katie McGarry

This is the biggest haul I’ve gotten in a while, and I’m very excited about it. All of the books in this haul have been purchased by me. I’m the worst when it comes to borrowing books. I tried several times and it never seems to work out for me. I like to read at my own pace and sometimes it takes me months to even consider reading a book. The book I am most excited about reading out of this haul is Crazy Rich Asians. It’s been on my TBR List for a while and I’m glad I’ve finally gotten around to buying it. After reading Ugly Love, I fell in love with Colleen Hoover and now I’m on a mission to read all of her books. Katie McGarry is my Young Adult Qween, so any book written by her is being read by this girl.

Let me know what you’re reading or if you’ve read any of the books in my haul!

Review - Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

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Release: September 5th 2014
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary
Publisher: Atria Books

Back of the Book: When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn't think it's love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up.

He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her:

Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Literary Magazines for Black Writers

If you’re like me, then you’re probably always looking for places to showcase your writing. This day in age, you don’t necessarily NEED a literary magazine to do that; however, it doesn’t completely exclude them.

Literary magazines introduce your work to an audience you might not have been able to reach on your own. It’s not always easy to find a literary magazine that matches your style of writing.

I know it’s not easy for me especially as a black person writing about black characters dealing with black issues. That is why I have compiled this list of literary magazine’s catering to black writers and the black voice.

Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme held by The Broke and the Bookish. This week is all about the never ending list of books I have pilled high on my To Be Read list. My TBR list is longer than ten books, it's more of a laundry list of things, so I thought I'd do the top ten books that I have in my personal collection.


The Lying Game - Sara Shepard
I first watched the TV series and I will never forgive ABC Family for cancelling it. Not to mention they left it on a freaking CLIFFHANGER! It's been a while and I am still bitter. Anyway, to ease and mend my broken heart I decided to buy the first book and I just haven't gotten around to reading it. I have been told that the show and books are polar opposites.

Delirium - Lauren Oliver
When I had my old blog, I saw so many people recommending this series, and now I simply want to know what the hype is all about. It's been on my TBR list for a while but I'm sure I will read it soon.

Better Than Perfect (Wild Cards) - Simone Elkeles
I love Simone Elkeles.

Anna and The French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins
It is so funny because I read Lola and The Boy Next Door before I even knew this one existed.

This has been on my list since it was first released. I read the first two chapters and stopped, not because I thought the it was bad or anything. I wanted to wait until the hype died down and now that it has I plan on finally finishing it.

My plan was to finish this a long time ago but someone basically told me the entire book on Tumblr and it ended up being put at the bottom of the pile. I have a goal to finish it before the movie comes out but I have a feeling I'll finish it the night before I go to watch the movie like I did with Insurgent.

Hooray for another Sara Shepard book!

Like The Fault in Our Stars, Innocents has been on my list since forever and it's about time I read it.

This is actually at the top of my pile which is ironic considering how low it is on this list.
I've had this since it came out and I was so excited to read it because Fire With Fire was amazing but then I realized if I finished it that meant the series was over and I didn't want that to happen.

Review - The Legacy by Necole Ryes

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Release: July 18th 2014
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Self-published

Back of the Book: Nineteen-year-old Raevyn Jones has never worn a designer gown. She's never had access to unlimited champagne or chauffeured limo rides. But when she is dropped in the midst of the Black Ivy League—against her will—she has to pretend that everything is normal, as if she belongs.

When her new friends start to question her sketchy past and her shaky legacy at Benjamin Wallace Fitzgerald University, Raevyn realizes she will have to rely on her street smarts more than ever before. Raevyn starts to receive cryptic text messages and emails from an anonymous sender and she soon discovers that not only does someone want her to leave B.W.Fitz-someone also wants to end her life.