Stacking the Shelves: My Own Little BEA


Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where we share the books that have been added to our overflowing shelves in the last week (or you know, whatever period of time we choose). 

If you have been a visitor to my blog for any amount of time, you’ll see that I haven’t done any type of book haul post in a very long time. I went through a period where I would grab too many books and then never read them. Space is definitely at a premium and I tried to be a little smarter about buying/receiving books.

Well, then last week Hannah from The Irish Banana Review had many, many books sent to her from publishers for the BEA YA Party that still needed homes. I drove over 100 miles there and back to her house to shop her basement. It was a beautiful thing.

So consequently, I added 25 books to my floor (I can’t say shelves because my bookshelf is already too full. There isn’t any space left for another book on them). Some might end up being used for giveaways, but the vast majority of them I am very thrilled to have. I wasn’t able to go to BEA this year (or last year) so this in many ways was my own little BEA.  


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (I haven’t read this despite all the hype. I figure I should at least see what it’s all about and make up my own mind.)
Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (I have heard many good things about this series and am very excited to have gotten the first in the series.)
Tracked by Jenny Martin
Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey (I have been wanting to read this since it came out and even more after it gained more hype.)
A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery
Charlie, Presumed Dead by Anne Heltzel
Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz (Love the cover!)
A Whole New World by Liz Braswell (One a few retellings coming out this year. I actually prefer the ARC cover than the one on Goodreads.)
The Murdstone Trilogy by Mal Peet
Exquisite Corpse by Penelope Bagieu (A graphic novel!)
I am Princess X by Cherie Priest
Dove Arising by Karen Bao
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (I actually got the ARC for this at BEA 2013 but couldn’t get into it and gave the ARC away. Hoping to try again and get into it.)


The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan (Gotta love fantasy!)
Storm Siren by Mary Weber
Siren’s Fury by Mary Weber
Bloodkin by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes
The Winter Horses by Philip Kerr
The Emperor of Any Place by Tim Wayne-Jones
The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (I have only read the Scorpio Races by her so I’m curious to see how much I like her other work.)
Powerless by Tera Lynn Childs and Tracy Deebs
Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Many of my book friends liked this book.)
Never Never by Brianna R. Shrum (Another retelling. Very cool cover!)

If you check out my Instagram account, you’ll see I also got a few more things this past week. My #OTSPSecretSister got me The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, I bought Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt, and there were some totes involved with Hannah’s book party. Needless to say, it was a great book week!

How will I pick which books to read first? Why, the Seasonal TBR Challenge of course! Check it out, sign up, and win prizes!

pj - michelle

What do you think?

  • Awesome haul of books this week. Hannah is a wonderful person to give those books away. I hope that you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  • Krystianna says:

    Amazing haul this week! I read I Am Princess X last week and I really loved it. I hope that you do too! It was so awesome because there were comics in it. The Bone Season is amazing too!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  • Elizabeth says:

    How great of Hannah, and you must really want more books to drive all that distance! Look like a fun time digging through the boxes. Here’s my post

  • I’m glad you took advantage of Hannah’s party! I helped her pack the goodie bags for BEA so I also went “shopping” and got quite a few books. I love Stiefvater’s Raven Cycle series, so I hope you love The Raven Boys :)

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