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Welcome to Reading Our Shelves

This is a book review blog. Our authors Brittany and Nisha love to read and to talk about what they’ve read. That love gave birth to Reading Our Shelves. Our goal is to go through our shelves and read as many as we can and share our opinions with you. There’s so many books out there and we’re here to help you chose which ones to add to your own shelf.


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📕Cover Reveal📕 "Credence" by Penelope Douglas

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Credence, an all-new standalone New Adult romance by Penelope Douglas, is coming January 14, 2020!

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Tiernan de Haas doesn’t care about anything anymore. The only child of a film producer and his starlet wife, she’s grown up with wealth and privilege but not love or guidance. Shipped off to boarding schools from an early age, it was still impossible to escape the loneliness and carve out a life of her own. The shadow of her parents’ fame followed her everywhere.

And when they suddenly pass away, she knows she should be devastated. But has anything really changed? She’s always been alone, hasn’t she?

Jake Van der Berg, her father’s stepbrother and her only living relative, assumes guardianship of Tiernan who is still two months shy of eighteen. Sent to live with him and his two sons, Noah and Kaleb, in the mountains of Colorado, Tiernan soon learns that these men now have a say in what she chooses to care and not care about anymore. As the three of them take her under their wing, teach her to work and survive in the remote woods far away from the rest of the world, she slowly finds her place among them.

And as a part of them.

And she also realizes that lines blur and rules become easy to break when no one else is watching.

One of them has her.

The other one wants her.

But he…

He’s going to keep her.

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Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2qZbdZm

Cover Designer: Punk Ink Designs

About Penelope: Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into fourteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the stand-alones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), available now.

She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.

Connect with Penelope:

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Website: https://www.penelopedouglasauthor.com

Email: penelopedouglasauthor@hotmail.com

And all of her stories have Pinterest boards if you’d like to enjoy some visuals: https://www.pinterest.com/penelopedouglas/

✨Book Giveaway Time!!✨

We are giving away “Kissed by an Angel” by Elizabeth Chandler – which is a 3-in-1 trilogy! This book is one of our favorites, and we want to share this story with you.

Synopsis: When her boyfriend, Tristan, died, Ivy thought she’d lost everything, even her faith in angels. But now she’s discovered that he’s her guardian angel — his presence so strong that she can feel the touch of his hand, the beat of his heart. Ivy needs Tristan now more than ever because he knows she’s in terrible danger. Only Ivy’s guardian angel can save her now that his killer is after her.

But if Tristan rescues Ivy, his mission on earth will be finished, and he must leave her behind forever. Will saving Ivy mean losing her just when he’s finally reached her again?

🌸Giveaway ends August 10th, 2019

“The Princess and the Fangirl” by Ashley Poston – Review

BY: NISHA GODE & BRITTANY LEWIS

Welcome readers to the inaugural Reading Our Shelves review.

This first review is of Ashley Poston‘s latest book “The Princess and the Fangirl.” It is a companion/sequel to “Geekerella” so this review will have spoilers for both books. Not too many though.

Now, enjoy the review.


Brittany

Nisha, you told me about this book coming out. I read “Geekerella” last year but didnt know “The Princess and the Fangirl” was coming. It totally snuck up on me.

Nisha

Goodreads actually told me about it initially and I had it marked on my calendar. Even then, I hadn’t quite realized it was there because I had been so consumed with the Avengers premiere the week before.

Brittany

Yeah, it did come put around then huh? It was a nice surprise.

Nisha

Which book journey did you like more? The adventures to the con or con itself in the sequel?

Brittany

The first book “Geekerella” had all the world building. Not only the lead up to the con world but Starfield. Its history as a show and the shows canon. I loved the world building it gave enough uniqueness to take away from the Cinderella vibes. Though I still loved those elements too. I’m have a bit of a fairy tale obsession. That’s why I picked up “Geekerella” to begin with.

As for “The Princess and the Fangirl,” it seemed both fast and slow. Some parts were drawn out and others needed more time. My main issue with this story is the pacing. What did you think of the pacing?

Nisha

I agree with you about the pacing. Sometimes I like reading about Imogen and sometimes I really just wanted to get done with Jess already. Her script plot seems to just drag sometimes. Or maybe I just enjoyed Imogen more because of we’re all on that side of life and want to spend time with Darien and Elle.

Continue reading ““The Princess and the Fangirl” by Ashley Poston – Review”

Meet Us!

Brittany Lewis, Co-Founder

About me? My name is Brittany and I work as a 1:1 paraeducator in a self-contained special education classroom. I work in a middle school. Everyday is different and everyday is an adventure. This means that every night I need to unwind and my way of unwinding is reading. By reading I mean laying down and putting on an audiobook because I am too tired to read, but the book gets exciting and wakes me up so I can’t sleep. Reading, it’s a double-edged sword . . .

Lots of the book I read are YA, but lately I’ve gotten into Adult Romance novels because Jay McClean hooked me in with her “More Than” series which lead me down a rabbit whole with Penelope Douglas, and now I’m reading Erin Watt’sRoyals” books. . . A bit of a mixed bag with some of those, but overall I’m enjoying the change from reading only Holly Black, Cassandra Clare and Scott Westerfeld – who I will love forever and can’t wait for their next books to come out.

I started Reading Our Shelves to challenge myself to think more critically about what I’m reading rather than just moving onto a new book after I finish my current one. I keep my Goodreads up-to-date and give star ratings, but I don’t write why I thought that. That’s were Reading Our Shelves comes in. Nisha and I will go through out Goodreads shelves – and our real bookshelves – and put those thoughts behind the stars out there for others to read and ultimately enjoy.

Thank you for joining us on this journey and if there’s a book on your shelf you want us to try leave it in the comments 🙂


Nisha Gode, Co-Founder

My name is Nisha. I work as a coder at an IT company. I’ve loved to read ever since I could get my hands on books. My mom would take me to the library so much that they knew my name. I could never get into audiobooks. They make me so bored, because I have to sit in one place and just listen. My mind tends to wander. I can only listen to them while driving.

My first two favorite series ever were “Magic Tree House” series by Mary Pope Osborne and “The Babysitters Club” by Ann M. Martin. There was something magical about a traveling treehouse that can take you to different places in time. It might be why I have such a love of history as well. TBC was all about a group of girls being friends and running a business. I loved reading about their adventures. I primarily read YA novels and comic books.

Brittany and I have always seemed to share a lot of the same books, so the idea for this blog made a lot of sense. I usually have small reviews written from all the highlights I take in my iBooks, but I never remember to post them to Goodreads, so mine is also full of just stars and reading lists. Reading Our Shelves will hopefully force me to remember to talk about them publicly and what better way than with a friend.