This Week At Midnight (75)

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 

This week wasn’t as slow. So that’s good!

For Review: (pictures=Goodreads)


Thanks to Merit Press and St. Martin’s Press! I am really excited for all of these!

Weekly Shenanigans

GUYS. I read four books. That’s right- a number that is not three books! I am pretty proud of this feat!


The only problem? This wasn’t exactly a five star group. There is one book that I loved. One I liked. One I kind of liked. And one that was really meh.

On the Blog:

Two reviews (of The Accident Season and The Creeping) and basically, more of this:


Can you even believe that there are only two days left!? I have been just humbled and blown away by your amazing response to this event.  Your posts and comments have been beyond amazing, thank you for sharing so much! If you’ve made your own post and want to link up, I’ve added a link-up to the welcome post: link thee up!


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

Well, this week was pretty epic. I could potentially make it to fifteen, if I really try! Though I am probably going to have to sub one of these out for a book I have a finished copy of, but that is okay! Lots of September ARCs to go around 😉

So, what’s next? Well, the conclusion and giveaway for #ShatteringStigmas. And then I won’t know what to do with myself because I feel like I have been planning this for ages! Lots of reviews to catch up on, so expect lots of those coming your way! And while you’re reading this, I will be at The Hunger Games Exhibit! So I promise pictures next week, yay!

So tell me: since it is almost September, which fall release are you the most excited for? I don’t know if I can even choose!

Posted August 22, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 53 Comments

53 responses to “This Week At Midnight (75)

  1. Ooh, well done on all those August ARCs! AND YAY FOR 4 BOOKS TOO!! (Was Walk on Earth a Stranger one of the good ones?!? *fingers crossed* I really want to read that one and I hope it’s good.) XD

    • YES Walk on Earth a Stranger is one of my new favorite books! Or at least, close to it! I will be posting my review for the crappy and so-so ones on Wednesday 😉 WOEAS is good. Especially if you were obsessed with The Oregon trail game like I was 😉

  2. Congrats on reading an amount of books that’s not 3! That’s been bugging you hasn’t it? =)

    I am failing so much this week! And last week. And all month when it comes to ARC August…I’ve read four ARCs total… Also, I have to say, you’re Shatteringg Stigmas event has been so incredibly awesome and I feel so guilty that I haven’t found time to comment on all the posts! I’ve been reading them though, I swear! And they’re all AMAZING. I’m so behind on everything that I don’t even know what September release I’m looking forward to! I need to go read Val’s post about feeling overwhelmed with blogging, cause I am so there right now!

    P.S. I admit you threw me with your ultimate book boyfriend. Who’d ever guess it was Peeta!?! 😉

    • Aw thanks! And just a little obsessed with my 3 books 😉

      And THANK YOU! I appreciate that you read them, that makes me feel happy! And yeah, Val actually got a quote from me in it because I am THAT much of a mess hahah. And RIGHT- shocking about Peeta, no? 😀

  3. Yay for four books!!! You are rocking ARC August my friend. There are so many September books coming out I don’t think I can even pick one to be most excited about. I am excited to start Dumplin’ this week though. I hope you enjoy all your new books and thanks for the link back 🙂

  4. Thanks for the mention, Shannon! 🙂
    I enjoyed The Accident Season very much, I’ll have to read your review. I’m glad you’re making good progress on your arcs and I’m excited to read Walk The Earth a Stranger, it looks very interesting.

  5. Thank you so much for mentioning my post, Shannon! I love these link ups as it makes it so much easier for me to blog hop, so you’re the best for compiling this!

    You are also on fire this month with the ARC reading, I think I’ve only read a total of like 10 books or something sad like that – but in my defence most of them were really thick haha. I really hope you enjoyed Walked On Earth A Stranger, I am looking forward to that one SO much!! *toes and fingers crossed*

    • Aww yay, I am glad you enjoy them! I am trying SO hard to get through all the ARCs but… it is not easy! Plus, I really wanted to read The Assassin’s Blade and it doesn’t look like that will happen this month.

      YEP, Walk on Earth a Stranger was the book I loved!! Like, I cannot even explain, it was like it was written for me- I LOVE the whole “westward expansion” thing!

  6. OMG, Instructions for the End of the World sounds like SO MUCH FUN. *grabby hands* #ShatteringStigmas was MIND-BLOWING. I didn’t comment on all the posts, but I read them all and it was just fabulous. So happy that you made this a thing.

    And thanks so much for the shout out! I guess I should be flattered it’s accurate, but now everyone’s calling me a stalker. *hides* I swear I’m only a stalker if you’re a #PitchWars mentor!

    • I agree, I cannot WAIT to read that one! And you have NO IDEA how happy it makes me to hear that you loved them! (Besides, who can comment on ALL the posts anyway? Not me!) You are just the best, thank you so much.

      And seriously- how IS the quiz so accurate? Perhaps you should study psychology if you don’t already? 😉

    • Oooooh the struggle with the fonts! I am SO HAPPY that you said that, you made me feel a lot better. Basically, I lost my entire design. I don’t know where it went, but it was gone. And my hosting provider is incommunicado for a week. SO I had to basically try to replicate it myself, which I don’t know how to DO which is why I’d paid someone hahah. It took me HOURS, but the fact that you like it makes me sigh the hugest sigh of relief EVER!! THANK YOU 😀

  7. Wow, you read a lot this week! I didn’t do so well, but I have a lot going here. Not good stuff, unfortunately. Nice haul, I got two of those this week. Have a great weekend and happy reading.

    Michelle @ Michelle’s Minions

  8. Congratulations on FOUR books! Those are always good weeks. 🙂
    I haven’t read any this past week, what with school starting next week. I was at school most nights until 7 pm, and when I got home I was exhausted. I hope that doesn’t come to bite me in the butt!

  9. Is it horrible if I haven’t heard of any of the books you got this week? *goes to the corner of shame* I’ll definitely have to put them on my TBR though if you end up liking them Shannon! 😉 And congratulations on being so successful with ARC August – you’re amazing! ♥ Thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous recap! ♥

  10. I have really enjoyed Shattering Stigmas Shannon! I’m going to miss it for sure. You have done so well with ARC August, I’ve read 7 so I’m about halfway I think? I don’t think I’ll get it all done but at least it was a lot of progress!

  11. YAY for reading 4 books! And I’m just over here totaling a whopping ONE book this week. HAHA. I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy them much, though. Hope the rest of your ARC August reads aren’t as disappointing.

    p.s. Thanks for sharing my post! 🙂

  12. I only read one book this week, but I made progress with two other ones, so it was a slow week for me. Yay for you getting 4 books read this week! Although that’s a bit disapointing you only loved one of them. I didn’t realize the Shattering Stigmas event was almost over already, I really enjoyed seeing your posts as part of this event.

    Thanks for linking to my post! I hope you’l have a great week!

  13. How was Walk on Earth a Stranger? I’ve been wanting to read it as I really liked Carson’s Girl of Fire and Thorns. Can’t wait to see your review of of the book.
    And, girl, you’re kicking ass in ARC August! I am such a failure in the challenge, it sucks to be a mood reader sometimes!

    • I really liked it!! Actually, I LOVED it, but I think a little bit of my love comes from my own obsession with westward expansion in 1800s America 😉

      And THANK YOU!! I am really kind of shocked that I am going to *almost* make my goal. I’ll likely be one short, but hey, that is still good 😀

  14. Looks like you got some great books read this week! I love when I’m able to get that many books read in a week. Hope you have a great week coming up. You can check out my post in the link below.

  15. Awesome progress with your ARCs, Shannon! You’re really knocking those out. And 4 books this past week?! You’re on fire, girl! 🙂 September is going to be a great month for new releases but the two I’m most excited for come at the end of the month: Forever With You by JLA and After You by Jojo Moyes. Super excited for those!

  16. Wow, awesome job with ARC August! You have gotten so many done. The book Instructions for the end of the world looks really good. I have requested some new ARCs for this Fall, but maybe I need to slow down. I requested so many for September and meanwhile, there are several books on my Kindle that I want to read. Ugh, so many books!

  17. Four books in a week is pretty impressive! I hope you enjoyed a lot of them! I have seen Half in Love with Death around and it sounds like it could potentially be a good book, so I hope it.

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