Stacking the Shelves – May 31, 2015

May 31, 2015

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature all about sharing your good luck in book acquisitions! So here’s what came my way since my last post!

It’s only been a week since my last Stacking the Shelves, but it’s been an awesome week, so I wanted to share! 🙂

Received for Review










The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi –  I’ve been wanting to read something by Bacigalupi for a while, and this looks to be a great way to start! My thanks to Audible Studios for the review copy!

Fool’s Quest by Robin Hobb – This book just made my weekend/week/month! I absolutely can’t wait to read it, but may wait until a just a bit closer to release. We’ll see if I have that much self control. A thousand thanks to Del Rey!


Giveaway Win


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The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells – I’ve not read Dan Wells before, but this book sounded incredibly good. I didn’t notice until afterwards that it’s marked as a 4th in series, but it sounds like maybe it can be read as a standalone. Anyone out there know? If so, I will look up the first book. 🙂 Many thanks to Ria at Bibliotropic and Tor for the giveaway!












The Tainted City by Courtney Schafer (audiobook) – I bought this book as soon as I finished Whitefire Crossing. I have no idea why I put off reading it for so long, but decided to get the audiobook to help the process. I supported the kickstarter for the third book and want to make sure to catch up!

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander – OK, so I did buy this one for my ten year old. But, I am thinking I may give it a read myself as a good number of my Goodreads friends rated it quite highly.



  • Tammy @ Books, Bones & Buffy May 31, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Oooh, I really want to read The Water Knife as well. I just won a copy of The Windup Girl, and that will be my first Bacigalupi book. I haven’t read anything by Dan Wells yet but I do have a copy of Partials and I hear it’s really good. This one looks fantastic!
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    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader) June 1, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Yeah, I love the sound of this Wells book. Hoping I won’t be setting it up for failure by reading it before the others. 🙂 I’ve had Wind-up Girl on my to read list for quite a while! Love the sound of that one as well.
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  • James Schmidt May 31, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Awesome stuff!

  • Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum May 31, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I still haven’t started my audiobook of The Water Knife – still trying to finish this one I’m listening to which is proving to be a struggle. I hope for both of us that TWK will be awesome 🙂
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  • Bob (@beauty_in_ruins) May 31, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Fingers crossed, I really hope Fool’s Quest let’s the first book serve as prologue/set-up and just gets to the action. I love the original Fitz books so much, I don’t want to abandon this series.
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    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader) June 1, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      I really think it will be more in typical form. Fool’s Assassin was just such a different setting/atmosphere, but with the ending, I think it will fall back in line with the other books.
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  • DJ (@MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape) May 31, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Great haul this month! I’ve been wanting to read The Shattered Sigil series too. Don’t think I’m going to get to it before the thirds book comes out though.
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  • Bibliotropic June 1, 2015 at 7:07 am

    Yay, I’m glad that “The Devil’s Only Friend” arrived safely, and I hope you enjoy reading it! 😀

    Also, I hope you adore “The Tainted City” as much as I did. I’m anxiously awaiting the third and final book, and the wait is damn near killing me!
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  • Danya @ Fine Print June 1, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    I’m intrigued by that Bacigalupi book! His name popped up a few times in one of my uni classes on eco-criticism in literature, actually. Ahhh Llloyd Alexander, such nostalgia! I loved those books growing up; they are so trope-y and fun, I can definitely see your kid (and you!) liking them.
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    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader) June 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      I am just hoping I don’t find it “too preachy”. There’s a line between a powerful message and beating the reader with that message. 🙂 But I am guessing I enjoy it.
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