Stacking the Shelves: June in Books

June 27th, 2015 5:00 pm by Kelly Garbato

2015-06-01 - Queers destroy SF Rewards

At the beginning of the month, my rewards for the QUEERS DESTROY SCIENCE FICTION! kickstarter began to roll in. Along with the June 2015 Queers Destroy Science Fiction! Special Issue of Lightspeed, I received enough credits to choose six back issues from the Lightspeed store.

Also coming are the special issues Queers Destroy Horror! (October) and Queers Destroy Fantasy! (December). In the meantime, I also got to choose three back issues each of Nightmare Magazine and Fantasy Magazine. Among my top picks? The special Women Destroy issues of each from last year. (I was totes late to that party.)

As if this prize package isn’t epic enough, I also received electronic copies of the annual gay and lesbian speculative fiction anthologies Wilde Stories and Heiresses of Russ. I KNOW RIGHT!

2015-06-05 - Sunshine Girl - 0001 [flickr]

2015-06-05 - Sunshine Girl - 0002 [flickr]

As for book mail, I was lucky enough to win an autographed copy of Paige McKenzie’s The Haunting of Sunshine Girl, courtesy of Teens Wanna Know!.

2015-06-27 - Book Mail - 0002 [flickr]

And brand new just this morning: book mail for review and for pleasure from @penguinrandom and @StMartinsPress: In Wilderness: A Novel, by Diane Thomas (won through Library Thing) and Torn (The Feuds Series #2) by Avery Hastings.

I also snagged a few great deals on ebooks this month:

  • Ask the Passengers by A.S. King ($2.99)
  • Lovecraft’s Monsters, edited by Ellen Datlow ($1.99)
  • Wilde Stories 2008: The Best of the Year’s Gay Speculative Fiction, edited by Steve Berman (FREE!)
  • Blackbird by Anna Carey ($1.99)
  • Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley ($1.99)
  • Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana ($1.99)
  • Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff ($1.99)
  • For review on NetGalley:

  • Poorly Drawn Lines by Reza Farazmand
  • The Suffering by Rin Chupeco
  • My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman
  • Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
  • Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
  • Those Girls by Chevy Stevens
  • Falling in Love with Hominids by Nalo Hopkinson
  • For review on Edelweiss:

  • The CSA Cookbook: No-Waste Recipes for Cooking Your Way Through a Community Supported Agriculture Box, Farmers’ Market, or Backyard Bounty by Linda Ly
  • Asking for It: The Alarming Rise of Rape Culture–and What We Can Do about It by Kate Harding
  • The Heart Goes Last by Margaret Atwood (!!!)
  • The Uninvited by Cat Winters
  • Orphan #8 by Kim van Alkemade
  • For review from the publisher:

  • Waiting for the Machines to Fall Asleep, edited by Peter Öberg

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