November Book Haul!

BakoIvwCcAA3TcKSo much like my co-blogger, I have “an acquiring too many books and not reading them all” problem. I cannot help myself! Though to be fair, in the case of November I didn’t a lot of the books I received are either for review or were gifted to me. I need to work on having some control, a book banning may be in order for realz because as my spouse put it, “The Shelf of Shame is growing.”

I can’t help how easy it is to make The Shelf of Shame grow. Although seriously, I kinda want to see other people’s shelf shame of backlogged books, because I sure as hell know I’m not the only one with this problem.

On to the books!

So from Razorbill Canada I received:

  • “The Rule of Three” by Eric Walters (Check back here on January 22nd, where in we are taking part in the Blog Tour for this title).
  • “Landry Park” by Bethany Hagen (which doesn’t release until Feb 2014)
  • “The Investor’s Secret” by Andrea Cremer (which doesn’t release until April 2014)
  • “Half Bad” by Sally Green (releases March 2014)
  • “Under the Egg” by Laura Marx Fitzgerald (Middle Grade, March 2014)
  • “The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky” by Holly Schindler (Middle Grade, Feb 2014)

Razorbill Canada, you spoil me. Huge love to Vikki and Razorbill Canada for sending me this wonderful pile of ARCs to work through. I can’t wait to share my reviews of some of them too!

From friends I received: 

  • “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown” by Holly Black from Kiki. We both love Holly Black so this was a “We’ll share!” purchase.
  • “Studio Ghibli: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata” by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc and “Dragon Age: Asunder” by David Gaider from Kimberley. Kim knows two of my favourite things — video games (Particularly my insane love of Dragon Age) and Studio Ghibli. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into both of those reads.  🙂


  • “The Real Boy” by Anne Ursu — I have heard such amazing things about this book, particularly from Misty over at The Book Rat. I read and adored “Breadcrumbs” and the moment I got home with “The Real Boy” I immediately started reading it and I have since finished it. Easily a favourite this year.
  • “Fiddlehead” by Cherie Priest. — I am a huge Clockwork Century nut, so naturally I had to have this… except I haven’t read the book that comes before this one. I need to make the time to read them both!
  • “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate — Animals, middle grade, adorable cover, heard nothing but amazing things about it. Grabbed this in Indigo’s recent 3 for 4 sale.
  • “Curtsies & Conspiracies” by Gail Carriger — It’s no surprise that Gail Carriger is a favourite author of mine. Her books always manage to make me laugh and smile. This was a pre-order that finally came in, read it as soon as I got it and loved it to pieces.
  • “Soulless Vol. 3: Blameless” by Gail Carriger & REM — Manga version of Gail Carriger’s Soulless series. These adaptations have been fabulous so far so I’ve made it a point to keep up!
  • “Thirteen Reasons Why” by Jay Asher — This is a book that comes up a lot in discussion about best books that handle the subject of bullying. It’s been floating around library lists and other bloggers I follow adore this novel. I’m hoping I can get into it myself.

So there’s the books. This is not including all the e-ARCs I am sitting on… which is an insane amount that I should be slapped for. Let me know what you think of my haul, what interests you from the pile, and if you’ve read any of these, let me know in the comments which ones I should be pushing to the top of the TBR pile. Also send me your pictures of your “Shelf of Shame.” I’d love to see them!

…I think this means I really do have to go on a book ban for December. Someone scold me if they see me trying to buy books!

4 thoughts on “November Book Haul!

  1. Ashley

    I’ll have to take a photo of all my unread books that are “lying in wait”. Hehe. How does one go about getting to review books? I’d love to get into that!

    1. samcmar Post author

      Check out sites like Netgalley and Edelweiss (Above the Treeline). Both have means of getting e-galleies that can be sent to your e-device. 🙂 I use Netgalley a lot myself, where as River loves Edelweiss. It’s all subject to approval but if you can get started it’s a lot of fun!

  2. kawaiicandie

    “the shelf of shame”! lol…

    I have a book on my to-read shelf that’s been there for like 8 years. i kid you not. i just keep buying newer and shinier books that i wanna read more. haha.

    I actually joined Netgalley, but then decided not to use it cuz there are so many “old” books that i want to read, and if i start reading ARCs, i’ll just never stop! :p


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