Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves [8]

Stacking the Shelves is a meme created and hosted by Tynga’s Reviews highlighting the books that you have acquired or added to your shelves. These include books borrowed from the library, bought, gifted, e-books etc.

*Coughs* I’m breaking the hiatus again but this is a long overdue post. This will cover books from the last two weeks month. I’ll probably end up leaving a few books out but I’ll try my best to remember what I got.

Update: I meant to post this like two weeks ago. I never got around to taking a picture of all of the books but since then, I’ve obtained so many more books. I’ve already finished a lot of these but I didn’t get around to writing reviews for them.

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School Library

Charm & Strange – Stephanie Kuehn

Cabinet of Curiosities – Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

Let’s Get Lost – Adi Alsaid

The Walls Around Us – Nova Ren Suma

The Start of Me and You – Emery Lord (They answered my prayers!!!)

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Public Library

Grasshopper Jungle – Andrew Smith

The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender – Leslyne J. Walton

The Distance Between Lost and Found – Kathryn Holmes (Actually really excited for this one)

Beloved – Toni Morrison (Because of my friend who wants me to read more classics)

Cracking the World History Exam – Monty Armstrong; The Princeton Review (Because obvious reasons. However, I also got a copy off of Amazon so I will be lending this to a friend.)

Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas

Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods – Rick Riordan

The Evolution of Mara Dyer – Michelle Hodkins (So apparently I got the 2nd book goshdarnit)

The Last Time We Say GoodbyeCynthia Hand

Born Confused – Tanuja Desai Hidier

Various books related to trees, birds, and mammals for Envirothon. They’ve been returned by now because the competition was two weeks ago.

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Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marque (Cheap, a classic, and heard lotsa good stuff about it)

Look for Me By Moonlight – Mary Downing Hahn (Extreme intrigue)


AP prep books (Computer Science, World History, and Human Geography if you were curious)


Those Girls – Lauren Saft (Thanks NOVL!)

A Million Miles Away – Lara Avery (Thanks NOVL!)

Netgalley (Thanks to all the publishers!)

Denton’s Little Deathdate – Lance Rubin (Review has already been posted if that indicates how bad I am with posting these)

Cold Burn of Magic – Jennifer Estep (Same situation as the book above)

Angelfall – Susan Ee

World After – Susan Ee

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl – Paige McKenzie

Shinigami Eyes – Cheree Smith & Adam Smith

 Barnes & Noble (Ellora, thanks for the giftcard!)

Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

Stolen – Lucy Christopher

Stacking the Shelves [7]

Stacking the Shelves is a meme created and hosted by Tynga’s Reviews highlighting the books that you have acquired or added to your shelves. These include books borrowed from the library, bought, gifted, e-books etc.

A Stacking the Shelves post, like I promised a few days ago! I got lots of books and surprisingly, two ARCs in the mail that I wasn’t expecting.

This covers everything that I’ve gotten in the last few weeks. And that includes library books (both school and public), ARCs, purchased, and borrowed. I got a comic book from my friend that she says will “introduce” me to a bunch of superheros. It was really sad when she told me to point to the ones I recognized (like probably five out of the whole list).

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Borrowed from the Library

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin

The Archived by Victoria Schwab

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

Winger by Andrew Smith

We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith

The Madness Underneath by Maureen Johnson

Unwind by Neil Schusterman

Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Hepperman

Love and Other Unknown Variables by Shannon Lee Alexander

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future by A.S. King (recheckout)

More Than This by Patrick Ness (recheckout)

From Publisher/Author

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker (Thank you NOVL!)

Throw Like a Woman by Susan Petrone (Thank you Susan!)

The Forty Watt Flowers by C.M. Subasic (Thanks you Colleen!)


In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

Borrowed From a Friend

Avengers vs. X-Men by Brian Michael Bendis, Jason Aaron, and Ed Brubaker  (Thank you Hannah!)

And that’s it! What books did you get?

Stacking the Shelves [6]

This week I really didn’t check out too many books, but I feel the need to update and do a Stacking the Shelves for those books. I also went to Goodwill where I got three books for $1.59 *fist pumps*

I love good book deals

Before winter break began (which was about three to four weeks ago), I checked out a few books from the school library. Of course I didn’t read them. I already had many checked out from the public library and wanted to read those first. So this is essentially the “oops I forgot to make a post” version XD

20150116_184945From Goodwill

Just Listen – Sarah Dessen

Dreamland – Sarah Dessen

The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kid

Books Checked Out from School Library

Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn

Hate List – Jennifer Brown

The RithmatistBrandon Sanderson

(I actually got these books recently, but it was still from the school library. Therefore, it shall stay on this list.)

The Complete Maus – Art Spiegelman

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea – April Genevieve Tucholke

Stacking the Shelves [5]

I went to Half-Price Books over the weekend and I got a couple books.

I was this close to getting a copy of The Diviners but I was not going to pay $10 for a book that was damaged on the inside.

Saturday was spent insanely shopping at the store, finding two Wendy Mass books and Goblet of Fire for my collection. I STILL haven’t been able to get my hands on the first book which annoys me because my brother can’t start it until he has all of them. I also got a Bon Jovi CD because I couldn’t help myself and Atlas Shrugged for kicks.

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Books Purchased

Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life – Wendy Mass

A Mango-Shaped Space – Wendy Mass

The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness

Sleepaway Girls – Jen Calonita

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling

(Whoops too much photo-editing. I swear it didn’t look so splotchy I think I just hit a wrong button on my phone.)

Stacking the Shelves [4]: The Secret Santa and Birthday Edition

Hello lovelies!

Today’s Stacking the Shelves post will include everything I’ve checked out and received since Thanksgiving break and the things I’ve gotten for my birthday.

I know that it’s supposed to be bookish stuff but it feels like I should do a “let’s share everything” post because oh my dear god I got way too many things this year.

I’ll admit, I was sort of inspired by PeruseProject‘s monthly Youtube video about things she had shopped for. It included anything that was not a book. I’m wondering if I should do it, but I feel like it would not communicate as well through words.

I’m dividing everything into three parts. Library, birthday books, and Secret Santa books.

The Library Books

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In the Time of the Butterflies – Julia Alvarez (aka the book I wish I picked for my English summer reading book)

Cruel Beauty – Rosamund Hodge

Speak – Laurie Halse Anderson

Talon – Julie Kagawa (aka my 2nd attempt at reading her books)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian – Sherman Alexie, Ellen Forney (Illustrator)

GoneMichael Grant (My friend forced me to pick this one up

Birthday Books

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Magickeepers – Erica Kirov (Fairly certain that this is a kid’s book but my friend threw this into the gift anyways XD I’ll probably read it and then give it to my brother)

Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta (I love this book. See my review here.)

Shadow and Bone – Leigh Bardugo

Finnikin of the Rock – Melina Marchetta

I was also gifted a Barnes & Noble gift card.

What I Received from my Secret Santa

If you recall, I made a post in November about how I was joining the Broke and the Bookish’s annual Secret Santa. I received my package a few days ago and I was spoiled so so much.

My thanks to Emma of Akwordly Emma! She has made my first TBTB Secret Santa simply amazing!

I seriously should have taken a picture of the wrapped presents first. I may or may not have been so curious that I just ripped it all open.

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But here’s the beautiful variety of wrapping paper she used!

It’s safe to say that I died and went to heaven when I opened some of the things she gave me. I was just so psyched about it.

She gave me three books, two of which were ARCs and a lot of knickknacks. I seriously need to find out where she bought all this stuff because some of it is really really cute.

Displaying 20141207_152425.jpgAn ARC of A Little Something Different – Sandy Hall

Since You’ve Been Gone – Morgan Matson

An ARC of Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

I screamed when I saw the last two books.

Displaying 20141207_160350.jpgAccompanying these books were cute little notes that she wrote and pasted to each package.

In order, the first corresponds with Red Queen, the second with A Little Something Different (I see what she did there), and the last with Since You’ve Been Gone.

Displaying 20141207_152543.jpgThe other things she gave me were equally as amazing. I didn’t know how much I needed a Snitch bracelet until she gave me one. She also gave me a set of Hogwarts pins, three bookmarks, a dance charm, a tattoo from the book The Testing (which isn’t pictured because it’s somewhere in my desk and if I take it out, I’ll end up losing it), and a bag of Godiva dark chocolate (which isn’t pictured because it is downstairs and I’m far too lazy to go get it).

I find the card she got very appropriate because Ariel is front and center. This year, I’m doing a duo for speech all about the little mermaid. And I get to be Ariel. Maybe this is a sign that my partner and I will be successful!

Emma, thanks again! I really appreciate all of the thought you put into your gift!

Stacking the Shelves [3]

Stacking the Shelves [3]

Haven’t done one of these in a while so this is going to be a list of everything that I currently still have from the library.

I’ve finally figured out why I always put these posts off. I don’t like linking all of the books XD

sts3.jpgMarina –  Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Translator: Lucia Graves

Hold Me Closer, NecromancerLish McBride

The Secret Sky – Atia Abawi

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

The Name of the Star – Maureen Johnson

A Discovery of Witches – Deborah Harkness

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz

Shades of EarthBeth Revis

Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Laini Taylor

Jewel – Amy Ewing

A Million Suns – Beth Revis

Blood of My Blood – Barry Lyga

It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini

Four – Veronica Roth

Glory O’Brien’s History of the Future – A.S. King

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

My True Love Gave to Me: 12 Holiday Stories – Various authors

The Selection – Kiera Cass

The Truth About Alice – Jennifer Mathieu

Stacking the Shelves [2]

Stacking the Shelves [2]

Stacking the Shelves is a meme created and hosted by Tynga’s Reviews highlighting the books that you have acquired or added to your shelves. These include books borrowed from the library, bought, gifted, e-books etc.

It really would have been smarter for me to do one last week but I’m a notorious procrastinator and apparently, at the time I thought it would be hard to take a picture of books….

Yeah I’m lazy.

I went to the library today to meet up with some friends and study (*cough talk for 3/4 of the time and work for 1/4 cough*). But yeah, taking me to a library to study isn’t a great idea because I end up staring at the book shelves creepily.

And I look at the pamphlets and judge all of the books on there. Then I graffiti-ed them with my personal opinions of the books. My friend confiscated them until the study group was over.

Obviously since I was at the library, I borrowed more books (because you can never have too many books) and decided that I’m going to do a Stacking the Shelves post today because otherwise, I’m never going to get it done. So onto the books. I’m sorry about the fuzzy looking picture but my camera isn’t all that great ;_;

These are going to be listed from the top to the bottom,  left to right.


 Beastly – Alex Flinn (FINALLY GOT A COPY YAY!)

 The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Claire North

 Don’t Look Back – Jennifer L. Armentrout

 The Darkest Minds – Alexandra Bracken

More Than This – Patrick Ness (I’m so excited to read this!)

Saving FrancescaMelissa Marchetta

Audrey, Wait! – Robin Benway

Angelfall – Susan Ee

The Friendship Doll – Kirby Larson (Yes this is that tiny red book. I’m sorry about the picture)

The Monstrumologist – Rick Yancey

Graduation Day – Joelle Charbonneau

Vicious – V. E. Schwab

Love and Other Foreign Words – Erin McCahan

Of Monsters and Madness – Jessica Verday

100 Sideways Miles – Andrew Smith

Maid of DeceptionJennifer McGowan (I think I have a problem with picking up the sequels by accident ;;)

Across the Universe – Beth Revis

Rebel Belle – Rachel Hawkins

These Stars Won’t Go Out – Esther Earl

Stacking the Shelves [1]

Stacking the Shelves is a meme created and hosted by Tynga’s Reviews highlighting the books that you have acquired or added to your shelves. These include books borrowed from the library, bought, gifted, e-books etc.

Since I am a broke student who does not have nearly enough money to purchase books, most, if not all books that I acquire will be from the library. Occasionally, I go to Half-Price Books and buy stuff from there.

Fun Fact: When I go to the library, I kind of go crazy. I raid the new books shelf and then I scrounge the shelves for anything that might stick out to me. I’ll leave the library with anywhere from 10-20 new books.

STS 1  Borrowed

Sea of Shadows by Kelley Armstrong

On the Fence by Kasie West

The Ring & the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Panic by Lauren Oliver

Girl With the Windup Heart by Kady Cross

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins

She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick

Noggin by John Corey Haley

Won but Not Pictured

How We Got to Now: The History and Power of Great Ideas by Steven Johnson

Now that I’ve actually looked at the profiles of each book, I’ve realized that Girl With the Windup Heart is actually the last book in the series. Curse my unobservant self.