Stacking the Shelves #10

Posted March 10, 2013 by Kara in Lyn, Stacking the Shelves / 12 Comments

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves. Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. This is where we showcase books we have received or bought during the week.

Where does the week go? I’m always shocked when it it time to once again showcase my out of control spending habits and display my results of compulsive buying.  

Out of debt – that is where I would be

This week, I attended a book fair and stopped by a bookstore to kill time.  I also found a book I bought last month safely tucked away in the horrible void that is named “the catch-all basket”. I have nothing new for the Kindle, but I have plenty of new physical books.


(top to bottom)

The Humming Room by Ellen Potter – I have wanted this book ever since I saw Kara talk about it.  I found a paperback copy at a book fair.

The One and Only Ivan by Kathrine Applegate – The Newbery winner for this year.  I also found this at the book fair, and I couldn’t pass it up. I’m really excited to read this book.

The Book of Mordred by Vivian Vande Velde – Cover lust.  There is my horrible admission.  But I did read a portion of the bookstore, and I think it has some potential. 

The Blood Confession by Alisa M. Libby – This book is freaking awesome.  The pages are stained with (printed) blood! And the description sounds really wonderful.  I’m excited to eventually get to this book.

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons – I find this topic very controversial and very interesting.  The award-starved movie Mean Girls actually peaked my interest in female aggression, and the small sample I read before purchasing sounded like this book holds some promise.

Grave Mercy by R.L. LaFevers – This is the book I lost for a month.  YES, I FINALLY OWN THIS BOOK.  The extreme and mixed reviews snagged me, and I’ll be interested in my own opinion of this gem. 

What did my readers buy this week? Leave me a link below!

12 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #10

  1. I really want to read The Humming Room! I think it was actually Kara who got that book on my radar, she loved it. I also really want to get going on Grace Mercy but for some reason I have been putting it off for like a year now. Fabulous haul, Lyn! I agree about the out of debt comment!

    • I know! It is a short novel, and it would take me a day to finish it off. Grave Mercy is going to have to go into the immediate stack – pronto!

  2. I really want to read Grave Mercy and see if it’s as good as my peeps have told me it is. I love book fairs! Unfortunately, I have way too many to read at the moment 🙁 Enjoy your reading!

    • I agree, Shelley. I am so overwhelmed with books that I want to read. I hope I can get to this book soon. I have seen such a huge divide in the ratings.

  3. Stop whatever you are doing and read Grave Mercy right now! It was one of my three favorites in 2012. I got it from Netgalley and let it sit on my Kindle for months. After I read it I bought the hardback. Team Duval.

  4. I’m not sure I’ve heard of any of these, but I sure did love Grave Mercy! I consider it one of my favorite reads of 2012 – hope you love it too!

  5. Interesting stack here, a lot of new ones for me to go check out!! I do have a copy of Grave Mercy though, and I’m planning on reading it soon 😀 I’ll be looking out for your review! Happy reading.

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