Stacking the Shelves #93

Posted April 16, 2016 by Brin in Memes, Stacking The Shelves / 8 Comments

stacking the shelves

Stacking The Shelves – a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews

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!

  • Participants are to create their own Stacking the Shelves post and link bank to Tynga’s Reviews so more people can join the fun!
  • Posts can be laid out any way you want.
  • The host site posts updates on a Saturday but bloggers taking part can post any day they choose.
  • Visit Tynga’s Reviews on a Saturday and add your link.
  • Visit other participants sites to find out what they have added!

The rules are simple and it is a really fun way to showcase your books and see what other bloggers are excited about this week! Not to mention the fact that it is a good way to interact with and get to know other bloggers!


Book haul (book buying ban well and truly goosed):

Apologies for the lack of activity on this blog over the last couple of weeks. As you can see, I have well and truly broken my book-buying ban (again!) with this frickin’ HUGE haul of vintage children and young adult books.


Some vintage Enid Blyton books. I loved Malory Towers and St Clare’s series when I was younger so I couldn’t resist snapping up these awesome vintage sets from the 1960’s-1980’s (these actually match the books I used to own except for books 2 and 3 of the Malory Towers set – I had different covers for those two).


Some more Point Horror books to add to my shelf. I really have well and truly broken the book buying ban haven’t I?

Some of these are duplicates but this lot was going for such a low price on Ebay I jumped at the chance to pick up a few new books to add to my ever-growing PH collection.

Check out the freaky cover for Margaret Mahy’s The Changeover too – this was the cover I can remember from my youth. My local library had a copy and the cover always scared the crap out of me back then lol. 😉


Anyone remember reading any books by Eileen Goudge when they were younger? I certainly do! It’s been a long time since I read the Who Killed Peggy Sue series (I cannot remember who actually DID kill her to be honest) so I am looking forward to a wee trip down memory lane. I also picked up some of the Seniors series as well while I was at it. 😉


I remember loving the Hotline series when I was younger. I remember it being pretty hard-hitting but definitely a compelling series. I managed to get the entire set on Ebay. Another book from the Sweet Dreams series made it into my haul too. 😉


Some Wildfire books were up for bid on Ebay. I actually cannot remember these ever being released over here in the UK (correct me if I am wrong) but I have always been pretty curious about this series of romance books aimed at the young adult demographic. I’m really digging the old-school vintage covers too. I actually really glad I was given the chance of buying these. 😀


Lastly, here are some other books I have added to my collection. I am really excited to read Maggie Hall’s books – I was very lucky to win some signed swag related to this series a few weeks back so I am well-chuffed to have the books in my possession now.

My other-half also treated me to this lovely edition of The Secret Garden (the photo really doesn’t do it any justice – trust me).

I also finally got my hands on a copy of Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt – very excited to start this. To round the buying spree off, I also picked up the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children box set – it is just so pretty I can’t even…


Here are some of the books I added to my eReader this week. The top row are purchases I made for my Kindle. The bottom row are the eARCs I was lucky to be approved for on Netgalley. 🙂

Goodreads Links

St Clare’s by Enid Blyton

Malory Towers by Enid Blyton

Point Horror series

The Changeover by Margaret Mahy

The Substitute by Robert Hawks

Witches’ Key to Terror by Silver RavenWolf

Remember Me by Christopher Pike

The Owl Service by Alan Garner

Who Killed Peggy Sue series by Eileen Goudge

Seniors by Eileen Goudge

Hotline series by Carolyn Meyer

Sweet Dream series

Wildfire series

Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Conspiracy of Us by Maggie Hall

Map of Fates by Maggie Hall

Up a Road Slowly by Irene Hunt

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Sins of Omission by B. Makewood

Touch the Sky by Christina Lee and Nyrae Dawn

Pretend by Riley Hart

Stygian by Santino Hassell

Sunset Park by Santino Hassell

The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay

The Inquisition by Taran Matharu


Hope everyone has had a great week!

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8 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #93

  1. Wow, that is an amazing book haul! I love all those vintage books you found. It will be fun to read them now that you are an adult. I love all the Miss Peregrine books. The photos alone are so creepy and fun! Imagine finding those at garage sales, as Ransom Riggs did. Have a wonderful week.

    • Brin

      I went a bit mad lol. 😀 I love collecting vintage books – they have so much character.

      The photos are wonderfully creepy – definitely worth getting the box set for! 🙂

  2. I love your new vintage book collection, especially the Enid Blyton books! Brings up all the good old memories — her book characters were my idols when I was younger. I especially loved the Famous Five and Malory Towers series.

    • Brin

      Enid Blyton was a staple of my childhood – Malory Towers was probably my favourite series but I enjoyed most of them to be fair. 😀

    • Brin

      Thanks Lisa! I remember really enjoying Margaret Mahy books – looking forward to revisiting her work. 🙂

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