This Week At Midnight (73)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week. I also decided that since I do a weekly recap, it really is just good sense to link up with The Sunday Post, hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewerbecause that is such a fun link up as well!

The Books 

Weird Girl and What’s His Name by Meagan Brothers (Won- Thanks to Three Rooms Press!)

Dating Down by Stefanie Lyons (Won- Thanks to author Stefanie Lyons and the Fearless Fifteeners!!)

Daughters Unto Devils by Amy Lukavics (Thanks to Sabrina @ The Forest of Words and Pages)

Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud (Won- thanks to Kate @ Ex Libris and Penguin!)

The Girl at the Center of the World by Austin Aslan

What You Left Behind by Jessica Verdi

For Review: (pictures=Goodreads)

Thanks to author Lauren Nicolle Taylor and HMH Books for Young Readers 

Extra Junk!

I may have gotten these…


Weekly Shenanigans

I read three books. Because I am pretty sure that I will read three books for the rest of time?


It was an okay reading week. None of these were bad. None of them were five stars, either.

On the Blog:



Starts on MONDAY! I am so excited/scared/completely unprepared. Stay tuned for all kinds of shenanigans involving mental health. Also, a giveaway. because of course!

Fun in the Blogosphere:

Random Musings:

ARC August is officially underway, and I have made some progress? I think? Let’s check in with the graphic representation!

ARC August

Meh. Not awful, but I’d hoped for better.

Also, Bookitcon! is tomorrow, so hopefully I will have pictures and fun to share next week. Also next week? #ShatteringStigmas and the August New Release Giveaway Hop!

What do you all have planned for your last few weeks (sob) of summer? Or winter, if applicable 😉

Posted August 8, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 47 Comments


47 responses to “This Week At Midnight (73)

  1. I’m going to be at Book It Con as well on Sunday. You did well for the first week of ARC August. I’m hoping to get to Vengeance Road, and Everything Everything.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    • I am so sad that I did not end up seeing you there 🙁 The children were up all night, and as it turned out, we were all getting sick, so it’s probably best for you that you did NOT see me there. But I am still sad. And thanks, I hope you enjoy them both (I LOVED Everything, Everything and am almost done with VR and like it!)

  2. My last weeks of winter ? Work during the week, rest during the week-end, lol ! But there are not many people at work in august, so it will all be cool. I’ve noticed the same thing you did : it seems that reading 3 books a week is becoming almost a natural rule. I’m intrigued by the #shatteringstigmas, can’t wait to see it on monday. Have a great week-end 😉

  3. AWK. I haven’t heard of half of these books and needs look them all up ASAP. XD I feel rather out of the loop with 2015 new books, because I’ve been focusing on catching up on some oldies, but GAH. So many look fabulous. And Nora And Kettle has got me on cover love and epic title.


    • OHH and Nora and Kettle? Australian author! And she wrote one of my favorite series, The Wounded. And some of these are 2016, because I apparently just collect currently published books to never, ever read 😉

      I need Mockingjay. I want to get a Mockingjay tattoo. Tell me I have to, I usually listen to you!

  4. I have Has to Be Love for my ARC August as well! So many ARCs and I really don’t feel like reading them hahaha, it’s kind of awful. But I will get to it!

    Also, I’m totally not surprised you got a little extra Mockingjay goodies 😉 I finally saw Mockingjay Part One two weeks ago! Yes, for the first time… *hides*

    Thank you for sharing my post <3

  5. OH MY your HG posters are so gorgeous. *grabby hands* (Just kidding, you’d probably murder me if I really tried.) Thank you so much for featuring my shovel post — that was a lot more popular than I expected for something that sounds like the spawn of Tumblr nightblogging XD And all the best with ARC August! I meant to do a graphic representation of my TBR but it got too long to manage 😛

    • Aw thanks! I um got them on eBay. I don’t know if buying posters from Comic Con is a bad thing but I didn’t look it up in case it was 😉

      I loved the shovel post! At first I was like “what even is she talking about!?” but once I read it, I totally got- and loved it!

  6. AHH! I completely forgot that The Girl at the Center of the World was out already! *flails* Must put a hold on that at the library – especially since I absolutely adored The Islands at the End of the World. I can’t wait to see what happens next to all of the characters!

    And I can’t wait for Monday for your new feature Shannon! *waits impatiently* Thanks for sharing and fabulous recap! xx (And I’m totally jealous of those Mockingjay posters BTW. ?)

  7. I always love your reaction when you read three books a week. 😀 You HAVE read more and less, don’t despair, it’s not an evil number haha.

    Really curious to see what you guys have come up with for Shattering Stigmas! (Awesome name BTW) Thanks for linking my post. 🙂

  8. You’re making great headway on your ARCs! Whoo hoo! And all your pretty new books… sigh. I am drooling over What You Left Behind. It’s the new release I’ve been most excited about so far this summer. My husband owes me a couple books (every time he wins a trophy at a car show he buys me books… guess what he did today LOL) and that one will be mine in the next few days. Can’t wait!

  9. WHAT YOU LEFT BEHIND! I have heard of very very good things about that book! I hope you enjoy it tons. AND YOU GOT SUFFER LOVE. Though I think I already heard about this hehe.

    You are doing awesome on your ARCS! I’m suuuuuure you’ll be fine Shannnnon

  10. Love all the bloggy links Shannon, I’m checking out a few of them! Those mockingjay posters are so awesome! What a great haul, keen to hear your thoughts on all of them, I haven’t heard of Nora & Kettle before but the cover is beautiful. Have a lovely week Shannon!

    • Aw thanks, I am glad you’re enjoying them! And the Mockingjay posters are amazing- now I just need to buy some frames! Nora and Kettle is by Lauren Nicolle Taylor, she’s an Australian author and wrote one of my favorite series, The Woodlands! I LOVE the cover so much. Hope you have a great week too!

    • Right!? Story time: I was the highest bidder during the WHOLE auction and some guy tried to outbid me with EIGHT SECONDS to go. Well, I outbid HIM with 2 seconds. So they are extra exciting, especially because I have never bid on anything before 😉

  11. As I am in Scotland our summer I think was on the 10th of June at around 3pm!

    I am going to enjoy work whilst my kids are driving my inlaws and my own parents crazy during the last week of their school holidays, School can not come quick enough!!

    Great books, I’m looking forward to reading Kate Ormand’s, I read her first novel last year which was really good.

    • Bwhahahah! I am so sorry to hear that 🙁 Damn it Scotland, you missed summer! I always hear parents REALLY wanting school to start- but I am terrified for when my kids start school. I agree, I enjoyed Kate’s first book too- and she is so sweet! I am excited to read The Wanderers! Hope you enjoy it 😀

  12. I hope ARC August continues to keep on going well! I am actually hoping to read What You Left Behind so interested to hear your thoughts on that one. Also, I have requested Suffer Love and am hoping to be accepted for that because it seems like it could be a cool book. Such a brilliant haul x

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