Stacking the Shelves (386) + Giveaway

Stacking the Shelves

Today is the actual OMG 9th anniversary of the first post on Reading Reality. Writing this blog is turning out to be the longest “job” I have ever held. And what a wild, strange trip it’s been, but never more so than this year. While I think we’ll all be glad when life turns into whatever the new normal is going to be, I’d like to think that the reviews and features here at Reading Reality are giving readers at least a few suggestions on what to read to take your minds off the current crisis. A book is always a great way to get away from it all when you have to physically stay put.

I have a couple of final giveaways. Today I’m giving away a $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. And I will tomorrow, too. These are gift cards that I happen to have and have never used, and this feels like a good time to share the wealth of books with a couple more lucky readers of this blog. To thank you all for your comments, support and readership over the past 9 years.

Here’s to 9 more!

For Review:
Alpha Night (Psy-Changeling #19) by Nalini Singh
Blue Ticket by Sophie Mackintosh
The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon
Chaos Reigning (Consortium Rebellion #3) by Jessie Mihalik
Creatures of Charm and Hunger (Diabolist’s Library #1) by Molly Tanzer
Dance Away with Me by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Dear Emmie Blue by Lia Louis
Destination Wedding by Diksha Basu
The Devil of Downtown (Uptown Girls #3) by Joanna Shupe
Dragon Unleashed (Fallen Empire #2) by Grace Draven
Drowned Country (Greenhollow #2) by Emily Tesh
Friends and Strangers by J. Courtney Sullivan
The Ghosts of Sherwood (Robin Hood Stories #2) by Carrie Vaughn
The Girl from Widow Hills by Megan Miranda
The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
I Was Told It Would Get Easier by Abbi Waxman
Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho
The Light of Days by Judy Batalion
The Living Dead by George A. Romero and Daniel Kraus
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
The Mirror Man by Jane Gilmartin
Miss Cecily’s Recipes for Exceptional Ladies by Vicky Zimmerman
The Obsidian Tower (Rooks and Ruin #1) by Melissa Caruso
The Paris Hours by Alex George
Party of Two (Wedding Date #5) by Jasmine Guillory
Remain Silent (Manon Bradshaw #3) by Susie Steiner
Riviera Gold (Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes #16) by Laurie R. King
Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle
Sunshield by Emily B. Martin
The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
What Would Wimsey Do? (Not-Quite Golden Age #1) by Guy Fraser-Samspon

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Ghostrider (Miranda Chase #4) by M.L. Buchman (pre-order)
Tangled Truths (Death Before Dragons #3) by Lindsay Buroker

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67 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves (386) + Giveaway

  1. My favorite comfort read is first my daily devotional. Then any novel in wich the characters have made me love them and root for them is a great comfort to me.

  2. I don’t have a favorite comfort read. I’m just comforted by whatever read I am currently enjoying.

  3. Happy anniversary and thanks for the giveaway. My favorite comfort reads are usually paranormal romance or mysteries.

  4. I like the novels of Jack Kerouac. His travels and adventures in the 1940s and 50s make me feel relaxed and hopeful. Thanks

  5. Happy Anniversary! Nine years is a great accomplishment! I’m afraid I haven’t been doing much reading. I hope April will be better for me. My comfort reads vary depending on what I need comfort from. Sometimes a good romance, or an engaging unputdownable mystery, add in urban fantasy or paranormal and even better. You have always been a good source for book recommendations and I enjoy following your blog. I hope you enjoy your new books! Several of them are on my wish list or TBR too. I’m excited about Dragon Unleashed. I enjoyed the first book. I haven’t heard of Creatures of Charm and Comfort before, but I love that cover. It sounds like a good start to promising new series as well. I will have to give that one a try.

    I hope you have a good weekend, Marlene. Stay safe and well.
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  6. I don’t have one favorite comfort book per se but enjoy reading more contemporary and romance books at the time.

    Happy 9th anniversary and wishing you many more amazing to come!

  7. Happy 9th Anniversary and many more. I enjoy visiting your special site.
    My comfort reads are historicals.

  8. Happy blogaversary!!! 9 years is impressive!
    I’m really enjoying reading my favorite children’s classics to my daughter right now. We read The Secret Garden recently and have been spending a lot of time in our little garden.
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  9. I also love my devotionals. I also love books by Karen Kingsbury, Angela Hunt, and Dee Henderson.

  10. it might seem a strange contrast, but my comfort re-read are books by Betty Neels and re-reading JD Robb’s In Death series

  11. My favorite comfort reads are romances. I’ve been reading a lot of them this month.
    Thanks for the contest.

  12. i dont think most of what i read could be comforting since i enjoy psychological thrillers lol but reading B A Paris comforts me because her writing style is just so effortless

  13. I love reading light, fun mystery books when I want something easy to read for a good time.

  14. Happy 9th anniversary! That’s an amazing accomplishment 🙂 My favorite comfort read is Bridget Jone’s Diary or any good love story.

  15. My favorite comfort reads are books from my childhood like Little House on the Prairie.

  16. I love reading true crime books – comfort in getting completely lost in someone else’s story!

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