Book Haul: Stacking the Shelves #34 – The Christmas 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 December 23rd-29th, 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

I hope everyone had a happy holidays!! It wasn’t a white Christmas here in Canada, but that’s okay because it snowed two days after.

My only news is that I’m hosting a giveaway on YouTube right now!! Go on and enter if you like to win. It’s international just as long as The Book Depository ships to you!

Until next week Book Nerds! Salutes


Gifted by my sisters

A to Z Bookends



UnWholly by Neal Shusterman

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost

Cute English Bulldog bookmark


Heaven by Alexandra Adornetto


Bought at Indigo

The Essence by Kimberly Derting

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan


Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff


Gifted by my boyfriend

Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill
and Illustrated by Iacopo Bruno

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë


For review from Raincoast Books

Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons

Furious by Jill Wolfson


Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington


Gifted by Siobhan @ Conversations of a Reading Addict

When We Wake by Karen Healey

Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong and M.A. Marr


Pivot Point by Kasie West


Gifted by Molli @ Once Upon A Prologue

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi


Accepted review pitch from Lisa Voisin

The Watcher by Lisa Voisin


  1. Chelsey

    January 6, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    This is a great stash! Iron Hearted Violet really surprised me with its depth and beautiful writing! I’m a huge advocate for it. Hope you love it :).

  2. Alina

    December 31, 2012 at 3:10 AM

    Awesome books! So lucky! Happy reading! 🙂

  3. Lily

    December 30, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    AHH Pivot Point, When We Wake and Unravel Me! You absolutely lucky girl! Completely jealous!

  4. Erika

    December 30, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    Wow, it looks like Santa was good to you and answered your letter with Unravel Me! So jealous of that one and can’t wait to hear your review on it soon. Also loving the Heaven book cover! Such a beautiful image! Hope the book is good too:)

  5. Avery @ Avery's Book Nook

    December 30, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Yay! So glad (but UTTERLY JEALOUS) that you got UNRAVEL ME! 😉

  6. Chapter by Chapter

    December 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Such an awesome haul girl! I can’t wait to start reading Pivot Point. I’ve heard great things too! But But But…Unravel Meeeeee! Ehrmagherd! I am so jealous! I feel like I’ve been waiting eons for that book. I’ll still be waiting until it officially comes out and i can buy a copy. I hope you enjoy it so so so much! Hope you enjoy all that you got! Happy New Year and happy reading!

    Chapter by Chapter

  7. Crystal

    December 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Amazing haul this week! I can’t wait to read Unravel Me!! I hope you enjoy all your books =)

    Our StS for the week =)

  8. The Bumble Girl

    December 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Merry Christmas to you, Giselle!
    Love your new bookends! And I’m dying to get Emblazed too! I’m SO excited to see what’s next in the series!!!
    Great hual! Enjoy and have a wonderful New Year!!! xo

  9. Melissa

    December 30, 2012 at 11:17 AM

    Wow…lots of goodies! Love those bookends and all your new books! Falling Kingdoms sounds soooo good! Happy New Year!!

    My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

  10. trayche

    December 30, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    WOW! So many great books, I’m jealous! I need most of them asap!
    Here’s my post this week
    Greetings and Happy New Year!

  11. Grace Fonseca

    December 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Nice haul. The A To Z Book marks look awesome. I hope you love all your new books. Christmas was very good to you.


  12. Ashley

    December 30, 2012 at 5:45 AM

    I freaking love your haul!! I thought The Paladin Prophecy was awesome! It’s like Rick Riordan + Harry Potter + Dan Brown. Epic! Also I’m jealous of your finished copies of Stormdancer and Falling Kingdoms! I loved both of those books and I’m dying for finished copies!

    AND OMG BREAKING POINT!!! More jelly.

    Enjoy all the awesomeness!!

    My Stacking the Shelves

  13. Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads

    December 30, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    What a great batch of books! I haven’t read Jane Eyre yet either, but with an edition as beautiful as the one that you have, it could be quite an enjoyable read. (Way prettier than my tattered Penguin copy anyways!) And Unravel Me — so excited for that one too!!!!!

    We didn’t have a white Christmas on the West Coast either — but we had some snow a week ago, and that’s enough for me for the year =P Enjoy all your new books!

  14. Samantha

    December 29, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Oh wow I am so jealous of this haul. So many incredible books I think I’m a little speechless. There are at least five that I am just dying to read! Happy reading to you.

  15. Jaime Lester

    December 29, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    You got an incredible haul this go round and I am almost in tears. I really must just pass up on these posts! Thats amazing though!

  16. Michele | Just a Lil Lost

    December 29, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    GAH!!!!!! I can’t get past Unravel Me…. hang on a sec…… need to…… tear eyes… away…. from…. lovely……. OK.

    Hehe I love those book ends! They remind me of that episode on Friends where Phoebe and Chandler are talking about Xmas presents and she’s like “Thank you for my AZ” or something 😉

    TOTALLY Liz’s doing that I picked up Unspoken at the Libba Bray signing.. her and Chandra talk about “all the feelings” that I’m going to have reading this book!!

    Thanks for stopping by my StS 🙂

    Michele | Stacking the Shelves

  17. Grace Lo

    December 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    Oh, gosh. I love you books! I’ve been wanting to read The Essence for the longest time! I honestly thought it was going to be released in January, but maybe they pushed the date forward like they did with Prophecy? Love your bookends!

    My StS

  18. Mariana

    December 29, 2012 at 7:28 PM

    So many beautiful books!!!
    I never read any of those, but I’m dying to get a copy of Furious.

  19. Danica Page @Taking it One Page at a Time

    December 29, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Wow great haul. I really need to read The Pledge still.

    I’ve heard good things about Pivot Point and want to read that one as well.

    So many great books and I love Jane Eyre. That’s such an incredible book.

    Here’s my post

    ~Danica Page
    Taking it One Page at a Time

  20. Mel@thedailyprophecy

    December 29, 2012 at 6:00 PM

    Oh, you got some really good books! Iron hearted Violet <3 I really need to get my own copy. The same for falling kingdoms. Furious sounds good 🙂 Happy reading!

  21. Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffee

    December 29, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    It’s weird how excited I am for Unravel Me, considering I wasn’t huge on Shatter Me. It’s kind of grown on me with time. Regardless, it looks like you’ve got some great reading ahead of you!

  22. Livvy @Nerdy Book Reviews

    December 29, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    I didn’t like Stormdancer, it just wasn’t for me.

    However, I’m eagerly anticipating Loki’s Wolves and Fallen Kingdom, so I am very jealous.

    You have lots of hardbacks don’t you?

    Happy reading!

  23. Paige

    December 29, 2012 at 4:17 PM

    Heaven looks good even though I haven’t even read Hades yet! I hope you enjoy everything you got this week 🙂

    My IMM

  24. SweetMarie83

    December 29, 2012 at 3:19 PM

    Great haul, Giselle! I keep seeing Furious around, and I’m really curious, it sounds so good. I just ordered Shatter Me from BookCloseouts (thanks for the tip, btw!), I feel like I’m the last person on earth to read it, and I’m sure I’ll be wishing for Unravel Me as soon as I’m done!
    Here’s my book haul if you’d like to see what I got. 🙂

  25. Kelsey

    December 29, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    I got Falling Kingdoms too! I bought it for myself on Boxing Day.
    We had a ton of snow where I live, I’ll gladly give you some if you want lol. We’ve had like two snow storms in the last few weeks.
    You have so many awesome books this week, some I hope to get my hands on soon. Enjoy them all and Happy New Year!

  26. Krystianna

    December 29, 2012 at 2:41 PM

    I’m really looking forward to a lot of those books! Breaking Point & Unravel Me mostly. I hope you really enjoy them. 🙂 Unwholly looks really good. I read Unwind a few months ago and I was totally creeped out and intrigued at the same time. I hope you had a good holiday!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  27. Jen (A Reading Daydreamer)

    December 29, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    SO MANY PRETTIES. I love those book ends!! That’s awesome. Yay for the ARC of Unravel me! I still have to read Shatter Me, but I’m still excited for it’s release, nonetheless. When We Wake looks really good. I love the finished copy for Falling Kingdoms! Happy reading, Giselle. 🙂

  28. Melliane

    December 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM

    I haven’t read any but heard great things about them. Happy reading!

    here is mine

  29. Liza @ Reading with ABC

    December 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    Amazing books this week! I think I’m most envious of Stormdancer and Breaking Point 🙂 I have Unspoken and Falling Kingdoms but I haven’t read them yet.

    Happy holidays!

    Liza’s Shelves

  30. Ciara @ Lost at Midnight Reviews

    December 29, 2012 at 1:43 PM

    Ah! So so jealous you got Unravel Me! Hope you enjoy it! And hope you enjoy Loki’s Wolves which I’m super excited about as well!

  31. Lauren

    December 29, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    Merry Christmas Giselle 🙂 What a great haul you had!!! I heard that it wasn’t a white Christmas in a lot of places in Ontario but where we are in “north” Toronto… we woke up to snow !! Granted we were up at 5am, bahaha so perhaps when all the normal folks woke up it was melted away! There’s lots of snow to go around now though, haha.

    I died over the Chapters hardcover sale too, it was amazing 🙂

    I hope you enjoy Unravel Me! I really have to get caught up on that series… I hear so many rave reviews about it!

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