Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga's Reviews! It's a way to highlight the books that everyone got throughout the week.
How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love by Ken Baker
"Thick. Heavy. Big
boned. Plump. Full figured. Chunky. Womanly. Large. Curvy. Plus-size.
Hefty." To sixteen-year-old Emery Jackson, these are all just euphemisms
for the big "F" word—"fat." Living on a Southern California beach with
her workout fiend dad, underwear model sister, and former model mother,
it is impossible for Emery not to be aware of her weight.
Emery is okay with how things are. That is, until her "momager" signs her up for Fifty Pounds to Freedom,
a reality show in which Emery will have to lose fifty pounds in fifty
days in order to win the million dollars that will solve her family's
financial woes. Emery is skeptical of the process, but when the pounds
start to come off and the ratings skyrocket, she finds it hard to resist
the adoration of her new figure and the world of fame. Emery knows that
things have changed. But is it for the better?
Published by Running Press
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Panic by Lauren Oliver
Panic began as so many
things do in Carp, a dead-end town of 12,000 people in the middle of
nowhere: because it was summer, and there was nothing else to do.
never thought she would compete in Panic, a legendary game played by
graduating seniors, where the stakes are high and the payoff is even
higher. She’d never thought of herself as fearless, the kind of person
who would fight to stand out. But when she finds something, and someone,
to fight for, she will discover that she is braver than she ever
Dodge has never been afraid of Panic. His secret will
fuel him, and get him all the way through the game, he’s sure of it. But
what he doesn't know is that he’s not the only one with a secret.
Everyone has something to play for.
For Heather and Dodge, the
game will bring new alliances, unexpected revelations, and the
possibility of first love for each of them—and the knowledge that
sometimes the very things we fear are those we need the most.
The Selection by Kiera Cass
For thirty-five girls,
the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the
life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of
glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete
for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer,
being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret
love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a
fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that
is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.
meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans
she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed
of may not compare to a future she never imagined.