Stacking the Shelves – a weekly meme hosted by Reading Reality
what’s the buzz: weekly round-up and book haul
Yikes, I just checked and it’s been almost 8 weeks since my last STS post (no wonder it is taking me so long to compile all my purchases and take photos!!) December (and for that matter, November too) just flew by. I can’t believe 2021 is (almost) over – it’s crazy just how quickly time moves when you get older!
I spent most of Nov/Dec playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons (I’m addicted!), watching television shows (namely You, Dopesick, Hawkeye, and The Witcher – and, as of today, am halfway through season 4 of Cobra Kai!) and getting our bedroom sorted after getting new flooring put in (which took forever and all of our stuff had to be moved to other rooms while it was getting done so chaos ensued!!) Fun times! 100% don’t recommend haha! 🤣
As a result, most of my books and stuff had to be packed away so didn’t get a chance to take photos etc. for a book haul post) that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it dammit!)
- Cruel Prince, Addie LaRue book sleeves from BookChicBoutique , Brothersong book sleeve by CustomCritterDesigns : I am loving these sleeves – I can never resist anything from my favourite fandoms and I was super-excited to see book sleeves for the Green Creek series!
- From Blood and Ash, Peter Pan and ACOTAR book sleeves from BookBestiesUK: I can never resist a wee order from BookBestiesUK – they are all amazing!
- ACOTAR and Empire of the Vampire sleeves from BookBestiesUK: Yep, more sleeves! I may have a slight sleeve addiction…
- ACOTAR sleeves from NeedlesRiddles, Throne of Glass sleeve from A Touch of Magic Designs (and made by BookBestiesUK): Yet more sleeves but aren’t they stunning?
- Moth/Butterfly and ACOTAR sleeves from BookBestiesUK: Spoonflower had a sale so I just had to get these! I have my eye on a few other fabric so hopefully there’s another sale soon!
- Persona 5 and Nier Automata Nendoroids from Gamersheek: Just for a bit of variety, I also got a couple of new Nendos!
- Lan Wangji print from PandoraYoung: I’ve been eyeing this print up for ages and I finally caved and ordered it (but they now have more in their shop so I’m gonna have to get those too haha!)
- The Untamed print and bookmark from Carolamarin: I am loving this print/bookmark combo – the art is lovely!!
- Untamed themed prints from TsumiNoAru: These are so pretty! I really love their art style and will definitely be buying more prints from them!
- Bookish prints from A Touch of Magic Designs: I love these prints so much! I love getting prints from them – they are such good quality and everything gets sent out super-quickly too!!
- Past items from Moonlight Crate: I missed the last couple of boxes (was having a lack of funds crisis) so was really happy to be able to snag some of the merch I missed out on!
- Cruel Prince shelfies, and ACOTAR pin from A Touch of Magic Designs, Persona 5 standees from Otaku Hype: These are all so cute! We got the Persona acrylic figures to open at Xmas (they are blind-boxed) and I was so happy to get my boy Goro Akechi! I was keeping my fingers and toes crossed for him (though the others are also cool AF!) 😉
- Misc. stickers from FoxiPins and BookBestiesUK: Fun! I love stickers!!
- Wangxian pin from Cosmile Studio on eBay: This pin is so pretty! I am trash for anything related to The Untamed (and that Bazaar photoshoot…) 🤤
- TGCF pin from Kwaaru: This pin is so awesome! The photo does not do it justice (and it glows in the dark too!!)
- SVSSS pins from FoxiPins: These are absolutely stunning – I am totally in love with these pins.
- MDZS wedding pins from Billacookie, animal pins from LillbitsCreations: These pins are just the cutest ever!!
- TGCF pin from Daisy YHB, Word of Honor pins from Billacookie: Such gorgeous designs – I love them all.
- MXTX pins from Goldfishes: I am so happy they re-released some of the previous designs again and I could get the ones I missed out on before.
- MDZS Halloween pins from Billacookie: These are frickin’ adorable! I especially love Wen Ning as a pumpkin haha!
- SVSSS pins from Kouzi Studio: I was so happy to be able to snap this pair up in a recent restock – now the collections complete.
On the Blog:
- [28 Dec] Best Books I Read In 2021
- [29 Dec] Prettiest Covers of 2021
- [30 Dec] 2021 End of Year Book Survey
- [31 Dec] Stacking the Shelves #229
Dark Rise by C.S. Pacat | Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune | The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Cytonic by Brandon Sanderson | The Nobleman’s Guide to Scandal and Shipwrecks by Mackenzi Lee | Jade Fire Gold by June C.L. Tan
Girls of Fate and Fury by Natasha Ngan | A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske
These Violent Ends by Chloe Gong | The Spirit Engineer by A.J. West | Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
Year of the Reaper by Makiia Lucier | The Coldest Touch by Isabel Sterling
This Golden Flame by Emily Victoria | Gilded by Marissa Meyer | Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco
Little Thieves by Margaret Owen | Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson | The Gilded Cage by Lynette Noni | Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
The Switch by Beth O’Leary | After the Silence by Louise O’Neill | The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor | Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor | Dreams of Gods & Monsters by Laini Taylor
The Scum Villain’s Self Saving System by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu | Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu | Heaven Official’s Blessing by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu
Here’s to Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera | The Revelry by Katherine Webber
BioWare: Stories and Secrets from 25 Years of Game Development | Extraordinary by V.E. Schwab
The Brightest Light by Colleen O’Shaughnessy McKenna | Ask Me If I Care by H.B. Gilmour
The Party by Christopher Pike | The Dance by Christopher Pike | The Graduation by Christopher Pike
The Arizona Kid by Ron Koertge | The Ashton Horror by Laurie Bridges | The Werewolf Principle by Clifford Simak | Swamp Witch by Laurie Bridges & Paul Alexander
For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten | Curse the Fae by Natalia Jaster | The Sun and the Shadow by Ilya Ellis | Custody Battles by Gregory Ashe | The Violent Delights by Chloe Gong
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel | The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley | Frat Wars by Saxon James | Giving Chase by Riley Hart | The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman
Wild Card by Karina Halle | Maverick by Karina Halle | Hot Shot by Karina Halle | All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage | Lessons in Discovery by Charlie Cochrane
The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison | Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson | The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes | Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski | Moths by Jane Hennigan
Into the Hourglass by Emily R. King | The Roommate by Rosie Danan | Everafter Song by Emily R. King | Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade | Gray Hair Don’t Care by Karen Booth
The Snow Song by Sally Gardner | Iron Widow by Xiran Jay Zhao | Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo | The Lodger, That Summer by Levi Huxton | The Paid Bridesmaid by Sariah Wilson
Out of Nowhere by Felicia Davin | Gold Spun by Brandie June | Prince of Blades by Kay Thatcher | The Only Plane in the Sky by Garrett M. Graff | Stealing Ronan by Isabel Lucero
Naïve by Charles Royce | Transparency by Charles Royce | Sync by Charles Royce | Archer of the Heathland: Deliverance by J.W. Elliot | The Lost Star by Odette C. Bell | Shattered Beliefs by by Maggie Jane Schuler & Mitchell Summers | The Boat House Pretty Beach by Polly Babbington | The Harvest: Taken by M.A. Church
The Raven’s Flight by Catherine Lievens | Something Like Stories by Jay Bell | Arrangement by Felice Stevens | Stray Hearts by Harper Logan | All I Want by Stella Starling | Heart Ship by Amy Jo Cousins | Brooklynaire by Sarin Bowen | Facing West by Lucy Lennox | The Enigmatic Marsden by Todd Biron | Somewhere, Somehow by Todd Biron
Haunting Beauty by Erin Quinn | Demon King by Erik Henry Vick | Surreal Estate by Jesi Lea Ryan | Soldier’s Wish by N.R. Walker | The Boystown Prequels by Marshall Thornton | The Venue by T.J. Payne | Somebody to Love by April Wilson | Renegades by E.M. Lindsey | Almost the One by Jess Whitecroft | Purrfect Harmony by Arden Steele
The Summer Proposal by Burr Gladden | Married to the Mobster by Leighton Greene | Home Again by Ana Ashley | Hollywood Lightning by J.V. Speyer | Love’s Lawyer by Janice Jarrell | Dating Mr. Darcy by Kate O’Keefe | Reborn by Richard Amos | No Distance Left to Run by L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov | Tryst Six Venom by Penelope Douglas | Dreams and a Home by Max. C. Payne
Say You’r Mine by Iris Morland | Revivial of a King by G.N. Wright | Lukas With a K by Kameron Tyler | Hideaway by Rachel Lacey | The Nerd and the Neighbor by Lainey Davis | The Order of Chaos by Ben J. Henry | Cole by L.A. Witt | Between His Lover and the Deep Blue Sea by Merry Farmer | Of Secrets and Blood by Remmy Duchene
Tartarus Rising by Hellie Heat | Without a Doubt by E.M. Lindsey | Body Guard by Dassy Bernhard | All the Stars by Duckie Mack | Unhinged by Onley James | Nebulae by Charlie Godwyne | The Billionaire’s Boyfriend by Robin Knight | Everyone Has Demons by Danny Darke | Mending Magic by W.J. May | The Good Daughter by S.A. McEwen
The Man I Love to Hate by Kaley Quick | Thirty Beats Per Minute by Sol Santana | The Wounded Name by D.K. Broster | The Enemy Benefit by Milana Spencer | The Flag Burner by Patrick Babin | Almost Everything I’ve Ever Told You by Yuri Cassalho | Spontaneous Theory by Talia Carmichael | Instinct by Talia Carmichael | Reaction Theory by Talia Carmichael | The Curse Breaker by Dylan J. Silver