Saturday, December 26, 2015

Winter Book Haul (Part 3)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I get to show off all the books I’ve gotten recently.

The Faster I Walk, The Smaller I Am - Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold

Mathea Martinsen has never been good at dealing with other people. After a lifetime, her only real accomplishment is her longevity: everyone she reads about in the obituaries has died younger than she is now. Afraid that her life will be over before anyone knows that she lived, Mathea digs out her old wedding dress, bakes some sweet cakes, and heads out into the world—to make her mark. She buries a time capsule out in the yard. (It gets dug up to make room for a flagpole.) She wears her late husband’s watch and hopes people will ask her for the time. (They never do.) Is it really possible for a woman to disappear so completely that the world won’t notice her passing?

The Goldfinch – Donna Tartt

It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, disturbed by schoolmates who don't know how to talk to him, and tormented above all by his unbearable longing for his mother, he clings to one thing that reminds him of her: a small, mysteriously captivating painting that ultimately draws Theo into the underworld of art. 
As an adult, Theo moves silkily between the drawing rooms of the rich and the dusty labyrinth of an antiques store where he works. He is alienated and in love—and at the center of a narrowing, ever more dangerous circle.

The Thing About Jellyfish – Ali Benjamin

After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy must have been a rare jellyfish sting—things don't just happen for no reason. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory—even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe . . . and the potential for love and hope right next door.

Nimona – Noelle Stevenson

Nimona is an impulsive young shapeshifter with a knack for villainy. Lord Ballister Blackheart is a villain with a vendetta. As sidekick and supervillain, Nimona and Lord Blackheart are about to wreak some serious havoc. Their mission: prove to the kingdom that Sir Ambrosius Goldenloin and his buddies at the Institution of Law Enforcement and Heroics aren't the heroes everyone thinks they are. 
But as small acts of mischief escalate into a vicious battle, Lord Blackheart realizes that Nimona's powers are as murky and mysterious as her past. And her unpredictable wild side might be more dangerous than he is willing to admit.


  1. That is such a great book haul! Love the covers for both The Goldfinch and The Thing about Jellyfish, hope you have a great time reading them!

    Natasha @ My STS

  2. Great haul! Hope you like The Goldfinch . I thought it was pretty good. Enjoy!

  3. Fantastic haul, I have heard some amazing things about The Goldfinch. It has been sitting on my TBR for some time now! Happy reading :)

    Novel Ink's STS

  4. A few of your books are new to me. I hope you love all of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  5. I would like to read The Goldfinch! Enjoy your books!!

  6. Book Haul posts are my favorite and most hated at the same time, I love seeing what people got but then I get so jealous...oh boy oh boy :D Like right now, I would love to get some of the books you got, have my eye on the for forever! Enjoy reading them :)

    HannahCassie @

  7. I have never heard of these before, so I hope you enjoy and we can hear what you think! Happy reading :)
    Enchanted by YA

  8. I have heard such good things about the Goldfinch from one of the booktubers I watch! I really hope you enjoy it. Have a lovely week!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  9. NIMONA! I want to get my hands on that one too, I've heard such wonderful things!! I hope you enjoy all of these AJ :D

  10. The Goldfinch is a fantastic read! Quite the tome. I'm a HUGE Boris fan - what a great character.

  11. Good ones. Goldfinch is on in my TBR pile that I want to read next year. Happy reading.