Stacking the Shelves: No. 10

By the end of November, I always seem to blow out my budget by hitting up bookstores and buying stuff. I managed to do this last year, and I did it again this year. IN MY DEFENSE, I wasn’t solely going shopping for myself. Erm. Well, not ONLY for myself anyway.

Stacking the Shelves

We are all book lovers and the need to share our enthusiasm is sometimes overwhelming. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

If you’re anything like me, you are probably hoarding books and even though you are excited about your latest book arrival, it might be a while before you get to review it and Stacking The Shelves is a good way to express your undying enthusiasm for those titles!

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Seriously, though, those hardcovers were on sale at the Strand. I probably would have blown up even more of my money getting Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (OMG I SO WANTED TO), but then I sort of remembered I had to buy stuff for my TBTBSanta as well, lol!


Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (Honestly, owning a copy is the only way I’ll ever read this).

This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel (Haven’t read an Oppel book yet, but this could very well be an interesting read alongside Frankenstein)

Kisses and Curses (Short story collection! Couldn’t leave the store without one)

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl has been on my TBR for ages, but I started this and am 150 pages in and ABSOLUTELY LOVING IT)

The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (Another author I haven’t read, but have seen glowing reviews of his stuff in the bookosphere. Plus, he read the book at Books of Wonder when it launched a month ago, and I found the tone of the book highly entertaining)

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost (Highly recommended by a friend. The hardcover was on sale, so picked it up)

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (Also another on my TBR that a lot of people have been reviewing well)


Harry Potter Coloring Book (The Strand or Book Outlet didn’t carry stock of this, but thankfully my school had a Scholastic Inc. book fair yesterday and I totally yoinked this off the shelves and told the parent volunteers to hold it for me so I can pick them up after I dismissed my kids. So pretty!)

Library Borrows

Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Rift (Parts 1, 2, and 3) by Gene Luen Yang

Saga, Volume 2 by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples (Love love love this series, and a review will come soon!)

Consider this my last set of book purchases for the year. Any more and I might as well buy my entire wishlist… *watches money fly away*

6 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves: No. 10

  1. I’m hoping to speed through Ember in the Ashes soon (considering I voted for it to win some category in Goodreads award LOL). But seriously, 1k pages for WoK was like *reads 50 pages*…*checks the thickness of what’s left* *sighs* *picks up another book*. I’m a sucker for quick gratification…

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    1. Lol. I realized I was grabbing a ton of YA books off the second floor of the store, then thought: “Wait. LET ME GET SOME EPIC FANTASIES OUT OF THE WAY.” Of course it’d be Sanderson.

      I hear way good things about Ember in the Ashes, though I think I voted for something else in that category (Uprooted…though I’ve been contemplating changing that to Carry On by Rainbow Rowell because BROMANCING ROMANCING IS REAL AND BEAUTIFUL).


  2. That’s a nice stack you’ve got there! I read the first half of Way of Kings (I have the 2-books edition), and it’s really good. Takes some time to build up, but I really recommend you stick with it. 🙂

    I haven’t read anything by Patrick Ness either, but I did buy The Rest of Us Just Live here because the premise sounded so intriguing! I’m reading Vicious by V.E. Schwabe right now, but I’m definitely sinking my teeth into Ness’ book next.

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    1. Ooh Vicious! I have to borrow a copy from my friend, since she loves it better than A Darker Shade of Magic, and we both loved ADSoM. And yeah, I will probably read Ness before Christmas, because I’m thinking of giving the book away as a present to one of my writing students.


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