Book Haul: Stacking the Shelves #36 – The 5th Wave 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 January 13th-19th, 2013

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

So many awesome titles in this one! I don’t know how I can keep up. I couldn’t resist checking out the YA section at my local library and picked up some smaller reads. I absolutely can’t wait to read The Outsiders, and Ink! squeals

I’ve also been super busy just organizing a list of things to do, and what to read in the next couple of months that I haven’t even cracked open a book! But no worries. I’m determined to meet all my deadlines for my clients, and I’m still job hunting. I applied to be a Web Designer for Penguin Canada, and I really hope I get a call back..crosses fingers

I also got invited by Penguin for their First Blogger Night!  It was so much fun, sadly I was running on low energy and stressing out about the time since I had to leave early, but it all worked out well in the end. Recap post to come!

Until next week Book Nerds! salutes


Borrowed from the library

National Geographic 125 Years: Legendary Photographs, Adventures,
and Discoveries That Changed the World
by Mark Collins Jenkins


The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter


Audiobook of the The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld



Received from Jean @ Jean Book Nerd

The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hilburn


Traded with Siobhan @ Conversations of a Reading Addict

Ink by Amanda Sun

Spellcaster by Claudia Gray


Unsolicited from Simon and Schuster Canada

Crash by Lisa McMann

Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans


Requested for review from Spencer Hill Press

Apollyon by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Bought in-store at Indigo

Rise by Andrea Cremer


Invited by Penguin Canada for #PenguinBloggerNight

ARC of Just One Day by Gayle Forman

ARC of Crap Kingdom by D.C. Pierson


ARC of A Taste of Heaven by Meg Tilly

ARC of The Silent Wife: A Novel by A. S. a. Harrison


Won a manuscript of The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy

The ARC fell on the floor as I was photographing it hence the BIG ugly crease..



And lots and lots of swag pictured here. Recap post to come!

Drop by the rest of the hauls below


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  3. Erika

    January 31, 2013 at 11:11 PM

    I’m anxious to hear your thoughts on Level 2. I’ve heard mixed reviews. Great haul! Thanks for sharing!

  4. saarayy

    January 31, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    You got so many great books 🙂

  5. Lisa Richards

    January 29, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    What a fabulous haul of books. About a third of them are on my wishlist.

  6. Devon

    January 29, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    i Can not wait to read Crash by Lisa Mcmann. It sounds so good and i loved her Wake trilogy.

  7. Avery @ Avery's Book Nook

    January 27, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    That’s so random- I just had to read THE OUTSIDERS for school!

  8. Suz Reads

    January 25, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    The Vampire Shrink looks so good and I can’t wait to read it! I’m looking forward to reading your review to see what you think of it! Great haul!

  9. SweetMarie83

    January 23, 2013 at 12:04 AM

    I really, really wish I lived closer to Toronto so I didn’t miss out on so many great events! The Penguin event sounds like a lot of fun. You got some great books this week, Giselle!

  10. Janita

    January 22, 2013 at 8:07 PM

    I’m really looking forward to Ally Carter’s book signing in Toronto. Gonna be EPIC! I have to read the Heist Society books again to refresh before I read the newest one coming out. I read the Outsiders way back when as well, VERY good! The setting is fab.

  11. Samantha

    January 21, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    I am so excited for The 5th Wave! Overall you had such a good haul with so many books that I am just dying to read! I’m so glad that I watched your video because I didn’t know that Ally Carter was coming to Toronto and I just love her books. Happy reading!

  12. Paige

    January 21, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    I loved The Outsiders! It’s one of my favorite books 🙂 I hope you enjoy everything you got this week!

    My IMM

  13. Rose. P

    January 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    Ok, I just gotta say… I am so totally jealous that you got Level 2 from Simon & Schuster! I have wanted to read that one since I first heard about it!

    Also, I’m a fellow Canadian and I’m only like an hour from Toronto…. are there going to be any book blogger get togethers?? I’d really love to go and meet some more Canadian bloggers and book lovers!!

    Anyway, great book haul! I’d love to be in with the publishers and receive books early…. but I’m not nearly as good a blogger as I want to be! LOL

    Happy Reading!!!

    • Giselle

      February 3, 2013 at 12:56 AM

      Hi Rose!!

      There is most definitely an Ontario Book Blogger meet-up in November! Other than that, it’s most book signings around the GTA 😀 I have my calendar up there *points to the navigation* where you can see the listed events!

  14. leighmarbella

    January 21, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    I am sooooo jealous right now. You have an ARC of Apollyon! You are soooo awesome. Anyway, nice haul. I’m just so jealous right now. Haha.

  15. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    January 21, 2013 at 9:03 AM

    Wow!! So many amazing books!! I’m so jealous of Crash and Level 2! So many great books… I hope you enjoy them all !! 🙂

  16. Lisa Richards

    January 20, 2013 at 11:27 PM

    Very nice! Crash by Lisa McMann and Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans are top on my wishlist.

  17. Jaime Lester

    January 20, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Yet another incredible haul for you! Spellcaster, Ink….. Awesome Sauce!

  18. Crystal

    January 20, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    I am dying to read Ink!! I hope you enjoy it =)

    Our StS for the week =)

  19. Leigh (LittleBookStar)

    January 20, 2013 at 8:46 PM

    Oh em gee. Love it! I want to read Level 2 and Crash asap.

  20. Liza @ Reading with ABC

    January 20, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    I’m reading Just One Day right now and it’s amazing. I can’t wait to get my hands on The 5th Wave, Crash and Level 2. Happy reading!

  21. Ange/Libby Blog

    January 20, 2013 at 4:52 PM

    Ok, I am all kinds of surprised this week by you! You’ve never read Uglies!? OR Uncommon Criminals!? I actually haven’t ever read Outsiders either for some reason which I’ve always thought was rather ridiculous since I’m a Librarian and also an English Teacher, but it just never sounds good to me for some reason. Oh well. Ink sounds SO good! I love that cover! You had a fabulous haul this week dearie! Awesome! I’m going to have to check out what that 5th Wave is all about! I haven’t even heard about it. hmmmm. Happy reading!
    Our Week in Books @Libby Blog

    • Giselle

      February 3, 2013 at 1:01 AM

      There’s just so many books to read! I can’t read them all lol I did just read The Outsiders recently so yay GO ME 😀

  22. Adriana C

    January 20, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Great haul! I WANT Just One day & Apollyn. And I didn´t know about the 5th Wave either.

  23. Bree

    January 20, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    So many great books!! I can’t wait to read Ink!!

  24. Grace Fonseca

    January 20, 2013 at 11:06 AM

    You got so many books this week. I hope you love everything you got this week.


  25. Lauren

    January 20, 2013 at 10:55 AM

    Ohhhh, I’m crossing my fingers for you on the Penguin Canada job – I hope you get a call back 🙂

    I need to read the Heist society books, I love high society type of novels and these seem like a really fun read! I really can’t wait for Spellcaster either!

    I hope you enjoy all your books from this week 🙂 Happy Reading!

    • Giselle

      February 3, 2013 at 1:07 AM

      Thanks so much Lauren 😀

  26. Grace Lo

    January 20, 2013 at 10:50 AM

    Congrats on your win! The Fifth Wave sounds fantastic! I’m so jelly of your copy of Ink and Crash c:

  27. Melissa

    January 20, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    What fabulous books! And more importantly…good luck with the job hunt…I so hope you get the job at Penguin!

    Happy Reading! My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

    • Giselle

      February 3, 2013 at 1:08 AM

      Thank you so much Melissa!! 🙂

  28. Ashley

    January 20, 2013 at 4:08 AM

    Good luck with the job Giselle!! I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you! 🙂

    Awesome new books this week too! Ink, Crash, Level 2, Just One Day.. drool drool drool 😛 Have an awesome week! <3

  29. Katie

    January 20, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    Fabulous books this week, Giselle. I also got The Fifth Wave this week and I think it sounds pretty awesome. Happy reading!

  30. ODell @ Book Twirps

    January 20, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Nice haul! I got LEvel 2 and Just One Day this week as well. Enjoy your books! 🙂

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