Book Haul: Stacking the Shelves #11

stacking the shelves

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! Join the meme at Tynga’s Reviews!

For the week of July 8–14, 2012

*Please turn up the volume on this one.

The Hobbit movie is coming out in December and I have to read the book first. So excited for the movie! And I heard wonderful things about Beautiful Ruins so I had to pick it up while at Chapters.

The blog has a new look! What do you think? I’m going to add more details here and there to make it look more bookish and add a proper rating system.

What did you get this week?


Bought in-store at Chapters

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter


Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols


Won from RazOrbill Canada! Thanks!

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead


Swapped with Katherine from The Lady Critic’s Library

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


Thank you NetGalley, RandomHouse and ATOMR Book Blog Tours!

Blog Tour for Painted Blind by Michelle A. Jansen

Blog Tour for Destiny’s Fire by Trisha Wolfe

Mystic City by Theo Lawrence


  1. mk

    December 21, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    i love all these books!!!!

  2. Jenn@OwlReadIt

    July 19, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    The Hobbit is so awesome, I love J.R.R. Tolkien!! I hope you enjoy it! I recently pre-ordered Throne of Glass so I can’t wait for it to come out!!

    I also recieved Mystic City for review this week 🙂

    Great books! I hope you enjoy them all and happy reading!

  3. Lettie

    July 17, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    Love the selection!
    I picked up the Hobbit recently because I want to read it before the film too!
    Hope you enjoy Such a Rush sounds so good!
    Have a great week 🙂

  4. Luna

    July 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM

    I’ve been looking at Such A Rush, hope you like it.

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  5. kari po-ku reads

    July 16, 2012 at 4:25 AM

    Great haul! Oh, Mystic City! I’m so excited to read it, haha. Hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading!

    Thanks for dropping by:)

  6. Emily @ Falling For YA

    July 15, 2012 at 7:02 PM

    I LOVED The Golden Lily, it made me love Adrian even more if that is possible! I also got Mystic City a week or so ago and am really excited to start that one.

    Happy Reading this week ^^

    My Stacking The Shelves

  7. Ange

    July 15, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Throne of Glass & The Golden Lily! Eek! And The Hobbit! Love that book! 🙂 Thx for stopping by Libby Blog!

  8. The Muggle

    July 15, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    I love The Hobbit’s cover!
    Great haul 🙂 Enjoy your books!

  9. MoniqueReads

    July 15, 2012 at 7:40 AM

    Nice haul… I haven’t read The Hobbit since I was a kid. I need to go back and re-read it and see how I like it as an adult.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  10. Shannon (aka Readergirl)

    July 15, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    If you’re a fan of Jennifer Echols, you will LOVE Such a Rush. Echols at her very best. It was awesome!

  11. margie {the bumble girl}

    July 15, 2012 at 12:03 AM

    Wow, your blog look is really awesome! I love that scroll bar too! You rock!!!
    Aw, I liked the Hobbit! I have to admit, it took a bit before I was able to get into it, but was definitely worth the struggle! I hope you like it too!
    Throne of Glass was SO good! Can’t wait to get a finished copy! and I really want to read Such a Rush soon – so many people have said so many good things about it!
    Great stack again, Giselle! Happy reading 🙂

  12. Krystianna

    July 14, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    You received some great books this week! I’m really looking forward to Throne of Glass, Such a Rush, and Mystic City. I hope they’re awesome!

    • Krystianna

      July 14, 2012 at 11:54 PM

      I’m sorry I posted this twice, I thought it didn’t post the first time!

  13. Krystianna

    July 14, 2012 at 11:51 PM

    Great books! I’m so excited to read Throne of Glass, Mystic City, and Such a Rush. Hope they’re amazing!

  14. manda-rae

    July 14, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    I really love Richelle Mead’s books, but I was slightly disappointed with The Golden Lily. Throne of Glass and Such a Rush: I’ve heard good things for these books. Happy reading!

    Thanks for visiting my haul.

  15. Adriana C

    July 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    Great haul! I want to read The Golden Lily and Throne of Glass.
    Happy reading!

  16. Lee @ Rally The Readers

    July 14, 2012 at 9:47 PM

    Great haul! I’ve heard that Beautiful Ruins and Throne of Glass are excellent. I loved The Golden Lily- hope you enjoy reading it, too!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  17. Michele | Just a Lil Lost

    July 14, 2012 at 9:02 PM

    You haven’t read The Hobbit?? I hope you like it! It’s very… descriptive.. and it’s a classic! 🙂 Eee and you got Golden Lily too!! I really liked that one.

    Heard SO many good things about Beautiful Ruins and Throne of Glass!

    Thanks for stopping by and happy reading! 🙂

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves

  18. Sharon

    July 14, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    A wonderful haul! I absolutely loved Throne of Glass, I hope you do as well.

    Happy reading!

    Sharon @

  19. Ashley

    July 14, 2012 at 8:01 PM

    I hope you love The Hobbit! That’s actually the only Tolkien book I like :X I LOVED the Lord of the Rings movies but didn’t really like the books. I just wasn’t a fan of Tolkien’s writing style, and among other things. But The Hobbit is written very differently and I think it’s great!

    I’m jealous you got Such a Rush! That book sounds fabulous! 🙂 And of course, OH MY GOD, Throne of Glass! Of course I’m dying to read that! I hope it’s AMAZING! Enjoy it. 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by booknook!

  20. Suzanne

    July 14, 2012 at 7:30 PM

    Awesome, I have Mystic City too, it sounds really good. I wasn’t sure about Throne of Glass but I think I’ll give it a go. I’m jealous of The Golden Lily, I have to get that soon. Awesome haul.

    My Stack

  21. Chrystal @ Snowdrop Dreams of Books

    July 14, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    Looking forward to The Golden Lily… hope you enjoy it!

  22. Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

    July 14, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    I can’t wait to get a copy of Throne of Glass and The Golden Lily – they both sound so good!!! Happy reading! 🙂

    My Haul

  23. Crystal

    July 14, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Loved the Golden LIly!! I am hoping to start Throne of Glass soon too =) What a great book week!! Happy Reading!

  24. Paige

    July 14, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    Destiny’s Fire is so so good, I loved it! I also have to read Painted Blind this month too I hope its good =) Awesome books this week and here’s my IMM!

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books

  25. chelleyreads

    July 14, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    i’m eager to hear you think of throne of glass–i thinking of picking it up when it comes out.

    and i like the new look of your book! 🙂

  26. Tanya Patrice

    July 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM

    Love the new look! I plan on reading The Hobbit before the movie comes out too.

  27. Milka@ReadReadRead

    July 14, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    I am so jealous about Such a Rush.
    Always when I visit your blog I gasp at the beautiful design – now that I read your profile, I think that the fact that you are a web designer explains everything! 🙂

    Thanks for stopping by at my blog!

  28. ReadingPenguin

    July 14, 2012 at 1:42 PM

    Awesome! I really want to try Jennifer Echols one of these days…

    My StS

  29. Marissa @ The Young Adventuress

    July 14, 2012 at 1:11 PM

    I preordered Throne of Glass! I want to read it sooo bad!

  30. Chapter by Chapter

    July 14, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Love the new look 🙂 Easier to navigate. Totally love the scrolling headliner at the top 😀 I loved The Hobbit and soooo beyond excited to see the movie!! I’m very curious about Throne of Glass. I hear it’s pretty awesome and can’t wait to read it. Enjoy all the books you got this week. Happy reading!

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this WEEK!

  31. Lisa N.

    July 14, 2012 at 12:41 PM

    You have a great haul this week! I can’t wait to read Such a Rush and Throne of Glass. I heard great things about them. I hope you enjoy your books! 🙂


    Lisa @ Shatterbooks

  32. Lisa -Silverlight

    July 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    The Hobbit was a wonderful book even though I read it back when I was 11/12 , (a little while ago 😉 I may just have to buy it and re-read it again before the movie. Throne Of Glass is a book tour for me, and I have to read it soon, plus I need to read the novella’s to Throne. I’ve heard great things about it. Enjoy and have a great week!

  33. I’m so jealous of Such a Rush and Throne of Glass! Those sound awesome and I love your new blog look! 🙂 (Sorry I couldn’t see your vlog, I couldn’t hear you at all! :() Enjoy!

    Check out my Stacking the Shelves!

    • Giselle San Miguel

      July 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM

      Aww I’m sorry about the audio. I filmed it late at night and had to tone down the volume because people were sleeping!

  34. Grace Fonseca

    July 14, 2012 at 10:37 AM

    Excellent haul. I so enjoyed Throne of Glass. Throne of Glass was wonderful. Come visit me as well.


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