Book Haul: Stacking the Shelves #29 – The Birthday 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 18th-24th, 2012

Hey Book Nerds!!

A week 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

In keeping with my hiatus, I decided not to read as fast as I have the previous month. I thought 18 books was too insane, and so far I’ve only read 13 books.

I’m also working away on client work, and I forgot to include Jackie’s design! Here’s her new blog updated. The header is still a work in progress with the illustrator, for he had gotten injured from Hurricane Sandy and hurt his arm. EEKS! He’s all right though.


I also went to the Apoclypsies tour at my Chapters and met the wonderful Canadian authors Megan Crewe, Cheryl Rainfield, Lesley Livingston, Maureen McGowen, and Leah Bobet! Recap post will be up soonish.

Until next week Book Nerds! Salutes


Accepted blog tour invite by Evie @ Bookish

Trapped by Michael Northrop


Requested from razOrbill Canada for a blog tour

ARC of Prodigy by Marie Lu


Thank you to my bestie for the birthday presents

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

Spellbinder by Helen Stringer


Thank you to my bestie blogger friend
Siobhan @ Conversations of a Reading Addict

ARC of Revolution 19 by Gregg Rosenblum

ARC of Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn


Thank you to my manboyfriend

Spark by Brigid Kemmerer

Midnight City by J. Barton Hitchell


I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Valkyrie Rising by Ingrid Paulson


Bought at Chapters/Indigo

Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl

Outpost by Ann Aguirre


Promised by Caragh M. O’ Brien

52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody


  1. Samantha

    December 27, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    Great video! You always get so many amazing books. (:

  2. Betty

    December 1, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    You have so many books! We dont’ have the money to buy books so we just borrow them from the library.

    • Giselle

      December 22, 2012 at 6:00 PM

      Supporting your library is always a great way to keep the book community alive 🙂

  3. The Twins Read

    November 27, 2012 at 2:03 AM

    Wow. Lots of awesome books! Prodigy and I Hunt Killers and Valkyrie Rising! And Promised! Omg, I still haven’t gotten my copy yet. ;_; Midnight City was a disappointment though, guess it just wasn’t for us. Anyway, hope you enjoy all those great books!

  4. Karina A.

    November 27, 2012 at 12:39 AM

    I heard I Hunt Killers is a good one. You have great books this week! Most of them I have heard of. *jealous*
    Happy reading! 🙂

  5. Paige

    November 26, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    I hope you enjoy everything you got! I’m so jealous of like all of them!

    My IMM

  6. Ange/Libby Blog

    November 25, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    Very fun haul! I’m loving that page you’re working on too! Great so far! I have a feeling that when I read Storm I’m going to wish I had Spark to dive right into afterwards! I’d LOVE to get my hands on Prodigy to see if I like it better then I did Legend. I’m so jealous you met Libba Bray btw! Too cool!

    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

  7. Kamla L

    November 25, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Happy Birthday!! Awesome birthday haul. * drooling* Most of these books are on my wish list.

  8. The Bumble Girl

    November 25, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Yay, sounds like you had a fab birthday! Good for you 🙂
    Valkyrie Rising sounds amazing, I should read the ARC before I gift it, right?! lol
    Enjoy your newbies!!!

  9. SweetMarie83

    November 25, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    I LOVE the cover of Keeping the Castle too! So beautiful. I’ve been wanting to read the Elemental series, I think I might have to suck it up and buy them…Valkyrie Rising, too! Great haul, happy (late) birthday, and happy reading Giselle! 🙂

    Here’s my book haul if you’d like to check it out!

  10. Tiffa

    November 25, 2012 at 11:03 AM

    Happy Birthday! I Hope you had a great day! (:
    You got some amazing books this week, I’m so jealous. I really want to read I Hunt Killers, it looks amazing. :3 I’d love for you to do a review on it one day. ^.^
    Thanks for sharing! 😀

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd
    My Stacking The Shelves

  11. Rebecca

    November 24, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    This is the first time I’m hearing of Trapped so I’m off to Goodreads to check it out. I’ve read to read Spark (although I did pick it up and read a few chapters) but I really liked Storm. I like historicals but I actually haven’t heard much about Keeping the Castle; I’ll be interested to know what you think about it. And I agree, though I haven’t seen the cover in person it is lovely! I Hunt Killers sounds creepy, especially that dust jacket! I’m most excited to get my hands on 52 Reasons To Hate My Father.

    I’m happy that you got your hands on two of your most anticipated 2013 releases – go you 🙂 Great book hauland Happy Reading!

  12. Jaime Lester

    November 24, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    Another week of awesome books, and a very happy bday to you too! Prodigy? So jealous!

  13. Sarah O

    November 24, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    I’m kind of drooling over that cover of The Hobbit. Like someone else mentioned, not necessarily a fan of LotR but I loooove The Hobbit.

    I know those last 4 are from the buy 3 get 4th free right? I’m tryyyying to avoid going to Chapters because I know I won’t be able to resist. So many good books. I won an ARC of Prodigy so I should be able to read that one soon!

  14. Krystianna

    November 24, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    I’m so excited for Prodigy and Revolution 19! Legend was amazing. I really enjoyed how it was more of an adventure novel than a futuristic romance. 🙂 I hope you enjoy all of your books and happy birthday, Giselle! 🙂

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  15. Lisa [is busy nerding]

    November 24, 2012 at 5:57 PM

    I love Michael Northrop!

    And that cover of The Hobbit is THE BOMB.

  16. Ashley @ Book Labyrinth

    November 24, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Ooh I remember seeing Keeping the Castle around, and it sounds pretty good.

    LOVE Spark — that series is so, so good.

  17. Sabina

    November 24, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Love version of The Hobbit you got! It’s beautiful!
    I’m so jealous of Prodigy! I can’t wait to read it, I loved Legend.
    I’m looking forward to Revolution 19, Midnight City and Valkyrie Rising. I’ll look forward to your reviews.

    Enjoy all your new books Giselle! And happy birthday!

    My STS post

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books

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  19. kate

    November 24, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    That Hobbit cover is simply amazing. I might need to get it even though I have 2 copies of that book already. Great haul : )

    my STS and giveaway

  20. Carol

    November 24, 2012 at 4:04 PM

    Woa! I see lots of great books this week ^^ I’m really glad you had a wonderful bookish b-day 😉
    I really look forward to read Valkyrie Rising, Revolution 19, Prodigy & Trapped =D

    Enjoy your reading!

  21. Lauren

    November 24, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    What an awesome birthday haul! I hadn’t heard of Trapped but that’s on my TBR now, lol. Revolution 19 I’m really looking forward too as well! Thanks for sharing your haul – it’s amazing 🙂

    My Stacking the Shelves

  22. Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

    November 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    Happy Birthday! 🙂 I really want to read I Hunt Killers and the Razorland series! I also requested Prodigy for the Razorbill Blog Tour, hopefully I’ll get a copy. Happy reading! 🙂

    My Haul

  23. Luna

    November 24, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    I’ve heard a lot of good things about Gone Girl, I hope you like it. Also 52 Reasons sounds fun.

  24. Tammy

    November 24, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    Happy Birthday! I’m jealous of Midnight City and Outpost. Have a great time reading this fantastic pile of books!

    Here’s my STS.

  25. MaijaS

    November 24, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    How do you even get to read them so fast?
    I read about 2 books in a week, sometimes 3. I have lot of books on my TBR shelf, but it`s growing faster than I can read 🙂

    • Giselle

      December 22, 2012 at 6:10 PM

      I try to make time to read them? LOL

  26. Ashley

    November 24, 2012 at 10:22 AM

    * That version of The Hobbit is SO FREAKING COOL!! I adore it! To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of the Lord of the Rings books (love the movies though), but I really enjoyed The Hobbit. The writing style is completely different.
    * AND OH MY FREAKING GOD! I’m so jealous of Prodigy and Revolution 19!!
    * I’ve heard great things about Gone Girl too. I got a copy from a friend but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet *shame*. It sounds great though. 🙂
    * I’ve been dying to read 52 Reasons! It sounds awesome and omg have you seen the book trailer? It’s one of the better ones out there, in my opinion.
    * I wasn’t totally crazy about Midnight City. I love the idea but loads of questions just never got answered. 🙁 Kind of a bummer! It has some great ideas in it though.
    * I loved Valkyrie Rising and I hope you do too! Norse mythology? Awesome?!?!

    ** Yes I had to comment on almost freaking everything! **

    Enjoy all your new books Giselle! And happy birthday!!! ♥

  27. Jen

    November 24, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Awesome haul!! I love to see what great books you have gotten.

  28. Grace Fonseca

    November 24, 2012 at 9:42 AM

    Happy Birthday. Legend sounds so good. Great haul Giselle. I really like the covers for these books. Prodigy is going to be so good. Great haul.


  29. Zino

    November 24, 2012 at 9:07 AM

    Spark is amazing! I absolutely love the Elemental series 🙂 enjoy your amazing stack of books

  30. Kelsey

    November 24, 2012 at 7:35 AM

    Awesome books, there’s lots there that I want to read! The Hobbit is supposed to be really good, I need to dig out my mom’s old copy and read it sometime 🙂

  31. vampirella!

    November 24, 2012 at 6:53 AM

  32. rabbitsfortea

    November 24, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    There are a few books you have here that I really look forward to reading! Esp Gone Girl and Valkyrie Rising. Unfortunately, my room space and pocket does not allow me to get many books, so I’ll prob be either borrowing them or reading them on my kindle /sniff

    Enjoy your books!

  33. Dori

    November 24, 2012 at 4:48 AM

    Happy birthday! 🙂 Awesome books as always! Can’t wait to read Prodigy I loved Legend so so much! 🙂

  34. Kat (AussieZombie)

    November 24, 2012 at 4:43 AM

    Ooooo lots of great books this week! I loved Gone Girl and I’m desperately stalking Revolution 19! I hope you enjoy them all!

  35. Jen (A Reading Daydreamer)

    November 24, 2012 at 3:38 AM

    EEEP SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS, GISELLE. I’m glad you had a wonderful bookish birthday! 🙂 I loved I Hunt Killers, that book is epic. 🙂 Valkyrie Rising sounds really cool! AHH, REVOLUTION 19. Can I haz, please? 😉 Anyway, happy reading, Giselle!

  36. Haraiah

    November 24, 2012 at 2:39 AM

    PRODIGY!!! I recently finished Legend and I loved, loved, loved it! That was one brilliant book! Can’t wait to read the sequel. January isn’t that far now! 🙂

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