Shelf Control Wednesday: August 14th 2019

Shelf Control @ Bookshelf Fantasies. Let’s talk about a book that we want to read AND already own.

Let’s use this tag to talk about all the ARCs I currently have because HOLY FUCKING SHIT

Spellbound by Allie Therin | GR

  • 243 pages
  • MM Romance
  • Paranormal / Fantasy
  • New York, 1925
  • kind of magical detective work
  • NetGalley

Monster of the Week by
F.T. Lukens | GR

  • 304 pages
  • apparently it’s 2nd book and I haven’t read the 1st
  • MM Romance
  • Fantasy / YA
  • secret cryptid community
  • NetGalley

The Grim Assistant by
Jodi Hutchins | GR

  • 246 pages
  • FF Romance
  • Paranormal
  • PA to a Grim Reaper
  • some surfing involved
  • NetGalley

Warp Gate Concerto by
Dorian Graves | GR

  • 118 pages
  • Polyamorous Romance
  • Space Opera
  • Space Vampires?
  • Soulmates
  • NetGalley

Master of Restless Shadows by
Ginn Hale | GR

  • 406 pages
  • MM Romance
  • Fantasy
  • Childhood friends?
  • Spies and intrigues
  • NetGalley

Rose: A Double Life by Valérie Vernay | GR

  • 58 pages
  • Graphic Novel
  • Paranormal Mystery
  • a girl who can ‘double’ herself looks for her father’s killer
  • NetGalley

Bloodlust & Bonnets by
Emily McGovern | GR

  • 216 pages
  • Graphic Novel
  • Historical / Vampires
  • ” a trio of queer misfits—and several angry vampires”
  • Lord Byron is there
  • NetGalley

Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore | GR

  • 320 pages
  • Trans boy
  • Hans Christian Andersen retelling
  • cursed shoes
  • split timeline
  • apparently has a super gay ending
  • Edelweiss+

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper | GR

  • 352 pages
  • MM Romance
  • Contemporary
  • A social media journalist
  • First love
  • Self doubt
  • NASA
  • Edelweiss+

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir | GR

  • 448 pages
  • FF Romance
  • Fantasy / Science Fiction
  • Necromancers and Swordwomen
  • Enemies to Lovers
  • Edelweiss+

Flatline by Meagan Spears | GR

  • 257 pages
  • FF Romance
  • Contemporary
  • Paramedics
  • Journalist doing her research
  • SapphicBookClub

So what are your reading plans for the near future?? As you can see I have my hands full (and I’m not even mentioning the RetellingAThon…) but I’m always here for the RECs!

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10 thoughts on “Shelf Control Wednesday: August 14th 2019

  1. Ahahaha ARC August has been a hella big fail for me coz of my current book slump 😒😒The only one I’ve read is Rose and I thought it was unique (and very European, which obviously makes sense)! But hope you enjoy all these ARCs!

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    1. Oh, slump buddies! I think I’ve read one whole book this month… I need to at least make a dent in this pile before a new month rolls up and I request even more books 😥
      (I already had to stop myself from doing it…)
      Good luck fighting with the slump! 💜

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      1. Wah, same 😭I had such high hopes for August especially since July was hella kick ass for reading. I don’t know what even happened. Lol I find that when I’m in a book slump I tend to buy more books? I’m so ridiculous 😂Good luck to you too! I’m going to try switching genres and hope that it helps!

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  2. Some great sounding books on that list. I’ve always got books on my shelf that I really need to read! I spent most of July/August catching up with review copies so I’m feeling good about that. I hope you manage to get to these soon.
    Gemma @ Gemma’s Book Nook

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    1. Thanks! So far I’m 1/11 but it’s always one more down 😁 I need to work through this pile somewhat before I request anything more (and I already have my eyes on some! Somebody send help smh)
      💜

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  3. Ooh, you’ve got quite a few intriguing titles on here! I glanced at my ARC list the other day and realized, I have so many books that I should definitely read but *shifty eyes* WHERE IS TIME? What is time? How does one read? (No, but, for real, I’m going to need to kick my own but into gear to read them asap.)
    That being said (sorry I went off and rambled a little there???) I hope you enjoy a good chunk of these books! Can’t wait to see what you think of Dark and Deepest Red most of all. I have seen it on a few blogs in the last few week as a part of their TBR/most anticipated books and it sounds really intriguing?

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    1. Please, ramble on! I love long comments so no worries ☺

      Yes, the time is essential here but even when I do have it I feel like my attention just isn’t fully here… We just need to power through somehow!

      Oh, I keep my fingers crossed on that one as well! I loved Hans Christian Andersen as a child and I feel like his not-the-happiest-but-still-somehow-hopeful stories had a great impact on my reading taste so any retelling of his works has a lot to live up to!

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  4. Oh WOW what an awesome list of books you’ve got there, some exciting reads ahead, yay!! 😀
    I can’t wait to read Dark and Deepest Red… the thing is, I’ve actually never read any book by the author, but they all sound INCREDIBLE and they’re all going on my TBR automatically, for some reason haha. I can’t wait to read it 🙂 The Gravity of Us also sounds so good and I am so in love with that book cover haha 🙂
    Happy reading! 😀

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    1. Oh, I haven’t even checked other books by the author! I’m focusing all my reading energy on this list now but I’ll have to look them up!
      Yep, The Gravity of Us sounds fun! And as one of two contemporaries on this list — I’m so happy for it! I’ve been in so many fantasy worlds lately I lowkey need a cleanese 😀
      Thank you so much!

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