Book Haul: Stacking the Shelves #27 – The EPIC Meet-Up Edition

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 November 4-10, 2012

Hey Book Nerds!! A weekly recap of all the posts are listed below. Make sure to drop by and comment! I love reading your comments and feedback <3

Weekly Updates

I attempted at a Halloween Read for each day this week, but that didn’t happen. I did manage to write a wrap up post for the month of October, and record that vlog as well. Lots of blog tours this week, so make sure to check them out because there are giveaways for each one.

Saturday was the Ontario Book Blogger Meet-Up, and I just had so much fun meeting everyone in person. We all know each other from Twitter, and it was just a lot of fun. The recap post shall be up by tomorrow (I hope!) And yes there are books and lots of it!

Until next week Book Nerds! *Salutes*


Bought from Chapters

Word Nerd by Susin Nielsen

Small Medium at Large by Joanne Levy


The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

Every Day by David Levithan


Bought on-line at

Ten by Gretchen McNeil

Vessel by Sarah Beth Durst


Won from Ashley @ Book Labyrinth

Dark Territory by J. Gabriel Gates and Charlene Keel

Ghost Crown by J. Gabriel Gates and Charlene Keel


Blog Tour with Sourcebooks

The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart by Leanna Renee Hieber


Borrowed from the library

Bumped by Megan McCafferty

Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow


From the Ontario Book Blogger Meet-Up Swag Bag!

The Edge of Courage by Elaine Levine

Envy by Elizabeth Miles


The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiber

The Reluctant Journal of Henry K. Larsen by Susin Nielsen


ARC of Sacrifice by Cayla Kluver

ARC of How to Lead a Life of Crime by Kirsten Miller


ARC of Speechless by Hannah Harrington

ARC of Sever by Lauren DeStefano


ARC of Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger

ARC of Fuse by Julianna Baggott


ARC of Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

ARC of The Heart Broke In by James Meek

Swapped with Siobhan @ Conversations of a Reading Addict

ARC of Mind Games by Kiersten White

ARC of Taken by Erin Bowman


ARC of Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Department 19 by Will Hill


Swapped with Ciara @ Lost at Midnight Reviews

ARC of Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas

Swapped with Michele from Just a Lil’ Lost

Wicked by Gregory Maguire

Swapped with Kellie @ Bookmarkbelles

The Calling by Kelley Armstrong (signed)

Swapped with Tiff @ MostlyYALit

Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti

Swapped with Ardo @ A. A. Omer

Dark Star by Bethany Frenette

Swapped with Hayley @ Booking It With Hayley G

Dead Cat Bounce by Nic Bennett

The Peculiar by Stefan Bachmann

Swapped with Ashley @ Book Labyrinth

False Covenant by Ari Marmell


Swapped with Chloe @ YA Booklover Blog

The Unnaturalists by Tiffany Trent

Swapped with Avery @ Avery’s Book Nook

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket


Swapped with Kathy @ I Write, I Read, I Review

Darkness Before Dawn by J.A. London

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

And lots and lots of swag!



  1. Roxy G.

    December 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    Wow, I don’t even know where to begin commenting on all those books. You don’t have many there that I’ve read but there are a couple that I’m looking forward to. Have fun reading all of those! 🙂

  2. jennifer

    November 12, 2012 at 8:18 PM

    Oh wow. So jealous of your arcs of Sever and Mind GAmes. Hope you enjoy them.

  3. Erika

    November 11, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    So jealous you have Sever! Can’t wait to read this one! Great series so far! Thanks for sharing your haul!

  4. Jackie

    November 10, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    EEEKKK!!! So many awesome books *faints* I absolutely am jealous but also cant wait to hear what you think about “The Unnaturalist” & “The Evolution of Mara Dyer” (I still haven’t read the first one yet, lol!) I keep hearing grat things about the series by Cayla Kluver so I hope you enjoy the ARC! 🙂

    • Giselle

      November 21, 2012 at 2:52 PM

      Read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer!!! And yess I love the Sacrifice trilogy.

  5. Suz Reads

    November 7, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    I am most excited about Every Day by David Levithan! I have read so many great things about this book and can’t wait to read your review too!

  6. Grace Lo

    November 6, 2012 at 12:35 AM

    *Does Victorian lady faint*
    Love your haul this week, like always. I’ve been wanting to read Dark Star because of the badass cover, and a ton of your 2013 ARCs (Mila 2.0, Taken, Mind Games to name a few . . .)
    AND YOU HAVE THE EVOLUTION!!! Another book I definitely have to pick up soon!

  7. Sarah O

    November 5, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    I think I’m most jealous of Every Day, Speechless and The Scorpio Races. The only books I’ve read out of those are Waiting for You and Bumped. I love the cover for Taken though.

  8. Paige

    November 5, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    I have an ARC of Every Day and I can’t wait to read it because it sounds so good! Also The Calling was really good! I love Kelley Armstrong’s writing! I also have a copy of Speechless as soon as I’m done reading what I’m reading now I’m going to read that! =D I hope you enjoy everything =D

    My IMM

  9. princess ash @ paranormal indulgence

    November 5, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    Dude. How do you expect anyone to comment TO ALL OF THAT?!? There’s just too MUCH AWESOME here. I mean, really, Giselle. I guess I’ll mention that I swooned when I saw your 2013 ARCs, in particular Mind Games and Etiquette & Espionage. I don’t even know what to do with myself now…

  10. Tiffa

    November 5, 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Wow, you’ve got so many books I want to read this week! The cover for Mind Games is gorgeous! I also want to get Bumped, Ten, Every Day and The Scorpio Races!
    Thanks for sharing. (:

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
    My Stacking The Shelves Post

  11. Tiff @ MostlyYALit

    November 4, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Hey Giselle – actually, I swapped Waiting for You by Susane Colasanti with you! =)

    Great haul, I think I might have to do a Stacking the Shelves soon for mine!

    • Giselle

      November 4, 2012 at 11:27 PM

      AHH thank you Tiff! I was drawing a blank.. 😀

  12. Jenn@OwlReadIt

    November 4, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    I wish I lived in Ontario 😉 What and awesome looking haul!! I hope you enjoy them all!

  13. Sarah

    November 4, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    So many great books! I really want to read Taken and Mind Games, but all of these look amazing.

  14. Stephanie @ Bookfever

    November 4, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    OMG! What an amazing haul! 😮 The Twisted Tragedy cover looks so pretty. I hadn’t heard of this book before so I’m definitely gonna check it out. Sacrifice looks amazing. Also gonna have to look into that series. And I’m just totally jealous that you have an arc of Sever! Enjoy all your books! 😀

  15. Grace Fonseca

    November 4, 2012 at 4:41 PM

    OMG. What a haul. I didn’t get anything this week because of Hurricane Sandy. Nice haul. Hoping to get some stuff in.


  16. Liza @ Reading with ABC

    November 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

    Oh my! Where to start? I enjoyed Every Day, Darkness Before Dawn and I just finished The Calling. I can’t wait for Vessel, Etiquette & Espionage, Mind Games, Taken and Dark Star! Happy reading 🙂

    Liza’s Shelves

  17. Erika

    November 4, 2012 at 2:47 PM

    I tried to meet you…lol…but too many people there. Red Moon does look really good. You got so many great books other than the goodie bag too. A great day!

  18. Tiff- Escaping... One Book @ a Time

    November 4, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Wow!! I am so sad I missed the meet but between loosing the email, the book sale and the signing I was occupied. It looks like it was a great time and you ended up with LOTS of amazing reads!
    Hope you get to enjoy them all soon 😀

  19. Devon

    November 4, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Holy crap, thats a lot of books lol. Hope u enjoy them all. Happy Readings =)

  20. Adriana C

    November 4, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Awesome haul! I have reand and love The Scorpio Races and Spechless.
    Happy reading.

  21. andrea hetlsley

    November 4, 2012 at 11:41 AM

    I’m so envious, what an epic haul!!! And you got Mind Games by Keirsten White!!!! I hope you love them all:)


  22. Shane @Itching for Books

    November 4, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Whaaaaa!! such a cool haul. Happy reading!

    old follower

  23. Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

    November 4, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Wow, that is a lot of awesome reads! I LOVED The Scorpio Races and False Covenant! I also can’t wait to start my copy of Fuse.

    I really want to read Etiquette and Espionage, Gail Carriger has also written the Parasol Protectorate series which I’ve heard are really good and although are for adults, it’s appealed to a lot of YA readers. Etiquette and Espionage is actually a YA spin-off set in the same world.

    Though I haven’t read her Parasol Protectorate series, I LOVE the manga adaptations of it..

    Happy reading! 🙂

    My Haul

  24. Carol

    November 4, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Woah that’s a mega-sensational haul. I soo want to read The Evolution of Mara Dyer & Ten T.T Can’t wait to read your reviews of those ant Mila 2.0, I hope you enjoy them.

    Take care!! ^^

  25. vampirella!

    November 4, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    I’ve read Speechless and The Scorpio Races. Both of them are fine. =)

    Happy reading!

  26. Ange/Libby Blog

    November 4, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    HOLY CRAP! AWESOME haul! SO MANY I can’t wait for! Happy reading!
    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

  27. Carmen B.

    November 4, 2012 at 8:05 AM

    Woah, your haul is way beyond epic o.O So many books I’m curious about! Can’t wait to read your review of The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart – I felt kind of torn about the first book in the series. Etiquette and Espionage, Dark Star, Darkness Before Dawn… awesome! Looks like you’ll need to make some time for a book marathon 😉 Enjoy them!
    My StS

  28. Ashley

    November 4, 2012 at 7:17 AM

    It’s so cool that you got to go to the Ontario Book Blogger Meet-Up! I wish there was something like that where I lived. I’m sure it was amazing! And look at all those books. Holy Jesus 😛 I totally loved Ten so I hope you do too! It was super creepy and intense. It kept me guessing the entire time. I’m bursting with envy at Mind Games, Taken, and Mila 2.0. Seriously. I’m turning green.

    Enjoy your new books, you lucky girl!

    My Stacking the Shelves – My First Physical ARCs Edition

  29. Sabina

    November 4, 2012 at 6:38 AM

    Awesome haul! I only just had Etiquette & Espionage on my WoW post, you are so lucky!
    I can’t wait to read Ten, Mind Games, Taken, Mila 2.0, & Dark Star. I hope you enjoy all your lovely books this week!

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

  30. Dragana @ BookwormDreams

    November 4, 2012 at 6:22 AM

    Wow I don’t know where to start to comment, so many great books. Happy reading!

    I don’t know if this was a book-lucky week but I also got the biggest haul of books ever. 😀 You can see my IMM here.

    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams

  31. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    November 4, 2012 at 5:22 AM

    Wow, you got the haul of awesomeness 😀

    The peculiar was REALLY good. For me, it gave me the feeling of a twist between Neil Gaiman & Harry Potter.

    And all your other books are amazing <3 Happy reading!

  32. michelle s.

    November 4, 2012 at 4:07 AM

    so many awesome books you got this week!! i am dying to read the gail carriger novel. hope it’s a good one! happy reading 🙂

    our book haul this week


  33. Dori

    November 4, 2012 at 3:09 AM

    Nice books! 🙂 I’m really looking forward to reading The evolution of Mara Dyer and the False Covenant. And I’m really jealous of the signed copy of The calling, I love Kelley Armstrong’s books 🙂

  34. Haraiah

    November 4, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    Lovely books, as usual! I’m dying to read Every Day and Etiquette Espionage. I recently finished The Evolution of Mara Dyer and it was all kinds of awesome! Ooh.. and the cover of Dark Territory. Aaah. So many books.. *sigh*
    Enjoy your week! 🙂

  35. The Bumble Girl

    November 4, 2012 at 1:12 AM

    The Templeton Twins sounds like a great MG – my boys would love that! We won The Peculiar, can’t wait to read it with them – isn’t the cover super cool too?!
    I adore Susane Colasanti’s and her books!
    You got a lot of great reads this week, enjoy them all 🙂

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