Stacking the Shelves: Updating the Backlog

Posted October 14, 2017 by Kim in stacking the shelves / 10 Comments

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The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning
Down Among the Sticks and Bone by Seanan McGuire
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire

In my heart I know that poetry is more than pretty words and they don’t always have rhyme schemes, but when it comes to modern poetry, I had no idea where I wanted to start. For a while I toyed with the idea of reading Love & Misadventures by Lang Leav until I started hearing about Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. Despite being interested, I still never bit the bullet until I started seeing The Sun and Her Flowers floating around. It’s now one of the few poetry books I own, especially iif you’re discounting Edgar Allan Poe, and I’m hoping that Kaur’s second foray into publishing a poetry collection will be just as well-received as her first. Every Heart a Doorway started appearing on book-tube slowly until suddenly it was everywhere at once. I’ll admit that the premise always sounded interesting, but I was thrown off by the fact tha a world that seemed so expansive was being tackled in a novella-size story. With all the praise about the representation I was hearing, I had to find a copy and see for myself. Every Heart A Doorway even gets its own picture because it fell on the floor and I forgot about it when I was taking the first shot. Whoops. Whenever I hear about the Fever series, the name Jericho Barrons inevitably follows. I’ll call it by its name and acknowledge that  curiosity got the best of me, but I don’t think I’ll be disappointed with this series. I’ve been missing books three and four for a long time, so when Faefever comes in, I’ll get started on my readathon instead of trying the first book before buying more like I originally planned. A Gathering of Shadows made its way into my Barnes & Noble cart after I finally heard about Rhy and Alucard. (The things we never knew are meant to keep our wallets safe, but now that I know will I resist starting the first book soon?? No not one bit.)

 have you discovered a new favorite book couple in 2017?


10 responses to “Stacking the Shelves: Updating the Backlog

  1. I love Every Heart A Doorway — it’s a whole series of novellas, with one other published so far, and each one just explores one or two characters at a time. So the second one (I see you have that too!) covers the backstory of a character from this book. 🙂 Hope you enjoy it!

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