Stacking the Shelves is a weekly Saturday book meme from Tynga's Reviews, all about sharing the books you've added to your shelves over the course of the week.
Quelle surprise, it's Week 5, I'm a little bit over a month out from summer, sunshine, and relative freedom, and I'm stressed out of my mind. Not only is it the ever-increasing workload and my ever-diminishing motivation to do any of it, but also the sunshine, the promise of better work that I can work out for myself, the buzz around our sorority of the approaching Recruitment season, and the excitement of The Cheerleader's senior year of high school and all it's accompanying excitement.
So, naturally, instead of doing absolutely anything I was supposed to do on Thursday - I may or may not have taken the unnatural 85 degree Seattle weather to skip my classes and lay out on the lawn all day, oops! - I decided to purchase a couple of books instead. (Don't worry, Dad, they were all about $1.99 each, so no major wallet burn here!)
The Shoemaker's Wife, Adriana Trigiani
The Perfume Collector: A Novel, Kathleen Tessaro
The Orchardist, Amanda Caplin
Serena, Ron Rash
All the Summer Girls: A Novel, Meg Donohue