December 29, 2012

Stacking the Shelves (4)

"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews
Oh boy. I made a mess of things for myself this week. I actually went to Barnes and Noble twice in 3 days. One of those days was Christmas, so really twice in 2 days. And then I also got a little library crazy. But I can't HELP myself and I doubt any of you are going to be any help, so instead I vote we all just enjoy my weekly haul.
BORROWED

  

1. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman
My friend Danna Facebook messaged me to tell me this one's a good read and I should get on it. It was on my list anyways so, given the fact that Danna introduced me to Sarah Dessen and the Mediator Series by Meg Cabot (NBD, read about that HERE), I bumped this one up to the top of my list.

This book, like Why We Broke Up, weaseled it's way onto my TBR list this past summer as I perused books at BN. Somehow it managed to weasel it's way onto my holds list at the library this past week and I'm EXCITED about it's sneakiness.

3. Ex-Mas by Kate Brian
I'm Jewish, so I don't do the whole Christmas thing. As such, I've decided I get to read Christmas books just so I don't feel left out! ^_^

4. Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Someone posted about this book the other day and when I saw it in the library I picked it up on a whim. So basically I'm just kind of hoping it's actually good.

5. You Have Seven Messages by Stewart Lewis
I have never heard of this one but the plot sounds kind of interesting and it's not a particularly long one. Besides, contemporary's my fav. So again, another hopeful moment in my life.

6. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
No silly story for this pick. It's just another 'everyone loves it so I must read it' scenario. Sorry :P

BOUGHT


7. Where She Went by Gayle Forman
After finishing If I Stay, I knew I just HAD to buy the sequel, Where She Went. And then write a review about that one as well.

[Read my review of If I Stay HERE and my review of Where She Went HERE.]

8. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
John Green + David Levithan strikes me as the kind of writing duo that could potentially rule the world. I hope I'm not wrong.

9. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
I love Maggie Stiefvater to death and I'm not sure why I haven't read this one yet, so when I saw it sitting on the shelf, the only Stiefvater book in sight, I decided it was a sign and I BOUGHT IT. I'm not even a little sorry about it.

10. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
My friend Leah told me Melina Marchetta is her favsies. We agree on pretty much everything else bookish, Whovian-ish and Veronica Mars-ish, so I decided to buy this one when I saw it chillin' on a shelf at BN. (Leah, this is the second time I'm talking about you on my blog. HOW HAPPY ARE YOU?)

11. What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
I'm into pretty covers and interesting plots like those attached to this book. So instead of picking this one up and putting it down 100 times (as I've done in my last 10 trips to BN), I decided to just PICK IT UP. And buy it, of course.

12. Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
The synopsis on this one reminded me a little of The Time Traveler's Wife. That book was a maaaaaajor cryfest and I'm kind of hoping this one won't be as dramatic, although at the same time I'm kind of hoping it is. Is that crazy? Oh well, it's not like I didn't know 'crazy' was a character trait of mine.

13. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I actually picked up and opened to the first page of this book the last time I went to BN (not sure why I hadn't before...) and I saw that there are actually STRIKE THROUGHS in the text. So I was like, the last super unconventionally written book I read was The Book Thief and I basically died over it, so why not spontaneously buy this one and give it a shot?

What did you guys pick up this week? Tell me all about it in the comments below!

18 comments:

  1. I got Why We Broke Up this week, really looking forward to it and I have the Time Between Us staring at me from my TBR. Happy reading.

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  2. I really want to read Shadow and Bone! I feel left out as so many people have read it and think it's amazing!

    Shatter Me and Time Between Us are also on my wishlist and hopefully I'll get to read them next year!

    Happy reading! <3

    New follower via GFC :)

    My haul: http://readwritesleepeat.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/stacking-shelves-5.html

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  3. the statistical is a nice book, I enjoyed reading it. happy reading!

    here is mine

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  4. For what it's worth, I think that The Scorpio Races is my favorite Maggie Stiefvater book. If by chance you like that one, you should check out Margo Lanagan's The Brides of Rollrock Island. (Same feels!) Enjoy your new reads! :)

    Stacking the Shelves #10

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    1. Ooooh I've never heard of that book. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation ^_^

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  5. So many amazing titles in your haul! Loved Shatter Me, Shadow and Bone, Crewel, What's Left Of Me, Time Between Us...basically all you got! Hope you enjoy all that you got! Happy New Year and happy reading!

    MaryAnn|Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this week!

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  6. Amazing haul! I've heard really good things about Shadow & Bone, though I haven't read it yet. I started it a while back but for some reason I forgot to finish it. I've read Time Between Us & Shatter Me and they were both really good. I've had a copy of The Scorpio Races for a while but I still have to read it... it's Maggie Stiefvater, so it's bound to be amazing. :D

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  7. Oh, I should finally get Shatter Me. Wanted to read it since I heard that it was very unconventional.
    Enjoy your reading and your holidays :)
    Ivana @ Willing to See Less

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  8. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight is awesome! I am sure you will love it.

    Also, it's great that you borrowed a lot from the library. It helps their circulation, and it gives you tons to read :)

    Happy reading!

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    1. I LOVE the library for all of the above reasons and because it helps me contain my book collection/makes sure I don't go bankrupt.

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  9. I'm also dying to read Statistical Probability and Shatter Me. I really liked Where she Went.

    And yes, I'm definitely envious of your library. My library doesn't have any of the books you borrowed and I desperately want to read all of them.

    And yes, I also love libraries because they save my bank and it makes it ten times easier to move when you only have hundreds of books instead of thousands. Books are heavy. :)

    Here's my post

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

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    1. I'm thankful every day that I live in NYC when it comes to my library's collection. They don't have EVERYTHING, but I know I'm pretty spoiled.

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  10. You got some awesome books this week. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

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  11. Great books, I don't have almost any of these. I do have Will Grayson, it's my favorite by Green.

    Happy reading!
    My haul

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  12. OMG I love your new books! I'm dying to read The Statistical Probability, and I read and loved Crewel, Shadow and Bone, and Shatter Me! Time Between Us also sounds great. :)

    My Stacking the Shelves

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  13. YOU BOUGHT JELLICOE ROAD?!?! I neeeeed that book permanently on my shelf right now but can't find it ANYWHERE! akehsludiuygvfbwe4yr87 *has kindofminorbutreallymajor spaz attack* Oh yeah, it's amazing. I was lucky enough to find Where She Went at a Half Price Books and nearly fainted with glee. If I Stay was there too, but my love for the 2nd book is insane and kinda overshadows the 1st...

    I got Crewel, Under the Never Sky, Girl of Fire and Thorns, and Skylark for Christmas. I've only started Skylark so far and it's pretty good!

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    1. Right!?!?! Where She Went IS better. I really can't even. Which is why my review of If I Stay is like afygebwhdjsvljkdndvk but my review of Where She Went is like afygebwhdjsvljkdndvk x10.

      As for Jellicoe Road, you're like the millionth person who's told me they love it, so I'm gonna try and get to this sooner rather than later.

      I've never heard of Skylark, but obviously Crewel is on my list and so are the other two.

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    2. Skylark is by Meagan Spooner and has barely been publicized at all. I haven't seen it at any of the bookstores here in Dallas. I only know about it because I follow Sarah J. Maas's (author of Throne of Glass. so.good.) blog and they went to school together. I'll let you know if it's anything amazing!

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