Saturday, April 16, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #57 (Library Book Sale Edition)

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by TYNGA'S REVIEWS that features the books we bought, borrowed, were gifted, and were given for review.


All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders


The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill


Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison

Ok, so I went to my library book sale TWICE, once on half-price day and again on $3 box day!
I'm just going to list the books that I got on half-price day for now because I went a little overboard on $3 box day and got way too many books. I'll save them for next week.

My half-price day haul. I got 17 books and 4 movies (not pictured) for $15! 

 1. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke - hardcover - I already own a copy of this in paperback but this was a perfect hardcover copy so I couldn't pass it up for a dollar! 
2. Legacy of the Drow Omnibus by R.A. Salvatore - hardcover - Once upon a time I owned this book but a bf stole it. It has all 4 books in this series. 
3. The Arrivals by Melissa Marr - hardcover - I've seen this cover a lot in past years so I got it even though I have no idea what it's about. Anybody read it? 
4. Rampant by Diana Peterfreund - hardcover - This one is about killer unicorns! Kind of corny, but I loved unicorns when I was little.

5. Sword Quest by Nancy Yi Fan - hardcover - This the prequel to the Swordbird series and was written by a 12 year old! Perfect addition my my middle-grade collection for my daughter.
6. The House of Secrets by Christopher Columbus & Ned Vizzini - hardcover - I've been wanting to read this series ever since this book released.
7. The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket - hardcover - I've been slowly collecting these for my daughter and also so I can read them sometime.
8. The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket - hardcover - This was a library binding copy with the sticker torn off which took off some of the title on the binding but it was only 50 cents.

9. The Elder Gods by David & Leigh Eddings -  mass paperback -  The firs tin the Dreamers series.
10. Once Upon A Time by Serena Valentino - paperback - First in the Nightmares & Fairy Tales graphic novel series.
11. Stardust by Neil Gaiman - paperback - I have an old mass paperback movie cover copy of this but prefer this cover.
12. The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas - paperback - This was recommended to me by a guy long before Twilight was a thing and that speaks volumes to me so I thought I'd give it a try even though the reviews on Goodreads aren't the greatest.

13. Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien - paperback - First in a YA series. I remember wanting to read this years ago so we'll see if it's worth it.
14. English Fairy Tales as collected by Joseph Jacobs - paperback - I liked the cover.
15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - hardcover - This is an illustrated 1948 edition with green outer pages in really good condition.
16.  Black Beauty by Anna Sewell - hardcover - A lovely Illustrated Classics copy. I planned on reading the full book myself but this will be nice to read to my daughter afterward.

17. An Extraordinary Life: The Story of A Monarch Butterfly by Laurence Pringle - paperback - I grow the host plant for Monarchs (milkweed) and keep the caterpillars safe so they can turn into chrysalises so I thought this would be great to read and show my daughter as she gets older.

Have you read any of these? What did you add to your shelves this week? 


  1. Yay for half-price books. I hope you love all of your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  2. Sword Quest and Rampant both look amazing! What an awesome book haul! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  3. Sword Quest and Rampant both look amazing! What an awesome book haul! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  4. Love library sales (or any books sales really) lol. 17 books! Legacy of the Drow looks good (love that cover) and swordquest does too.

    Nice edition of Huck Finn. :)

  5. You got some really good books. I missed out on our library sale and only noticed it when I went to library to pick up a book I requested. Although I think it was a good thing I missed the sale

  6. Wow what an epic haul! I've been wanting to pick up Birthmarked for ages now - so jealous! I mean, I could just go and buy it but you know, #lazy. What a great week :)

  7. WOW! You know, you're not the first I've seen with a ton of books from a library sale. Clearly I was missing out last week! You cleaned them out, eh? :D I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week. :)

    Check out my STS post!

  8. Gotta love half price books! Lots of good ones. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by.