Sunday, 26 October 2014

"Where did all these books come from and what happened to my money?!" | STS #3

Welcome back to Stacking the Shelves! Or as I like to call it:


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. 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!

My extremely hectic school schedule has meant that I haven't had much time to read lately, but as evident by the amount of books sitting in my TBR pile, that most definitely hasn't stopped me from acquiring more books. I have been a good girl though and utilised my local library, so I'm not being completely reckless with my spending.

  • Confessions of the Private School Murders by James Patterson
I read the first book in this series earlier this year and was certainly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. When I saw it in the library I felt obliged to read it.
  • How To Keep A Boy From Kissing You by Tara Eglinton
I've had my eye on this one for a while now! I saw the author just last week at the HarperCollins #BTCYA event, and I was even more intrigued so I thought I'd give it a go!
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
People have raved and raved about this one, and I've been recommended it a fair few times. I know that Brandon Sanderson is especially well known for the Mistborn trilogy, which is high on my TBR list also, but when I saw this was available, I decided it was time.

  • Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Okay, so I haven't finished the Vampire Academy Series. I do love it! Well, the ones that I have read. (The first and second ones) But I've heard so many incredible things about Bloodlines, and I just want to be in on it already! I was initially worried that I'd have to have complete the VA series prior, but a few people have told me that it isn't completely necessary. PLUS, it was 20% off. I had to buy it.
  • Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
I know, I know. Everybody has read this book. Everybody and their mother loves Rainbow Rowell, I do too! I've only read one of her books, Fangirl, but that obviously needs to change. I can't wait to read this!
  • The Jewel by Amy Ewing
There have been really mixed reviews surrounding this book but I found the premise to be quite intriguing. Plus, it was only about $10 at Target. I'm curious as to whether or not I'll enjoy it. I'm hoping I did waste my money?
  • The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer
I read this as an  e-book earlier in the year and I absolutely adored it. When I heard Gabrielle Tozer was going to be at #BTCYA, I had to purchase a physical copy to get signed. I did get to meet Gabrielle, and aside from being incredibly inspirational, she was so stinking sweet!

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  • Corruption by Jessica Shirvington
Corruption came out this week (squeeeee) and I was lucky enough to be able to purchase a copy early at #BTCYA last week and get it SIGNED. THIS BOOK. THIS SERIES. I finished reading it the other day and I can't even begin to express my emotions. How do you words??

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My beautiful signed copy of Corruption
  •  All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
I've heard incredible things about this book, and the US cover is absolutely stunning! Unfortunately, the copy I have is the not-so-pretty Australian/New Zealand cover. Oh well! After hearing such stellar reviews I'm not too fussed about its appearance, I'm only concerned with the story, which I am hoping is as beautiful as everyone says.

Now my only dilemma is finding time to read all of these books. Not to mention the massive stack of other unread books I have sitting in my room. I'm aware that this is a problem. We don't talk about it.

What books have you acquired recently? Anything awesome? I loooove taking a peek at other people's purchases. 


  1. Look at those covers! I hope you enjoy your new books!

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  2. I see where all your money went. These books look good. I loved The Jewel.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. I've heard really mixed things about the Jewel but I'm looking forward to finding out how it is for myself! Thanks for all the kind words!

  4. I know, aren't they gorgeous? Thank you, I definitely will!

  5. Lovely photography :-)

    I recently won The Jewel through a giveaway, I was so excited to read it but then saw quite a few negative reviews :-( so it's put me off a little. I'm still looking forward to reading it and hopefully I'll love it. I've only read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell and it wasn't my cup of tea, but I hope you enjoy it! Everyone seems to love Rainbow Rowell, so I still want to give her other books a go, especially Fangirl!
    I hope you had a great time meeting authors and getting your books signed :-)

    I hope you can find time to read these books, and enjoy them when you do x

  6. Thank you! Could you believe I took this photos on my iPhone?

    And lucky you to have won a copy! I was also conflicted as to whether or not I should pick up the Jewel because I had seen some negative reviews floating around. But there were also a few bloggers that I trust that had loved it, and it was on sale for $11 so I figured I'd give it a shot.

    I read and absolutely adored Fangirl, and it's the only Rainbow Rowell book I've read so far. Everybody and their mother seems to love Eleanor & Park but for some reason I also don't know if it's something I'll enjoy.

    I really do hope to find time to read all of these books. I've actually acquired alot more since then so I'm going to have to post another book haul. Oops!

    Thank you for all your kind words! It truly means alot. Happy reading!! :)

  7. Really?! They look so clear and the lighting is great! I find it so difficult to take photographs at home, especially in my room as the lighting is awful.

    I know, I was so excited to win something :-D I guess we all have our own taste so it's good to decide for ourselves. I know that some people don't read books that have under 4/3.5 stars, but they might be missing out on something that they could personally enjoy.

    I'm not sure whether the 'hype' around Eleanor and Park was something that made me feel disappointed or whether it was the actual story. I'm glad that you enjoyed Fangirl, I think I will try that one next.

    Yay, I love book hauls :-) It's almost as exciting as buying your own books hahah. You're quite welcome, you have a lovely blog and I look forward to future posts from you x


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