Saturday, January 11, 2014

Stacking the Shelves: Back to School Book Haul

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly Saturday book meme from Tynga's Reviews, all about sharing the books you've added to your shelves over the course of the week.

The first week of school is FINALLY OVER, and thank the Lord for that. Now I've got the weekend to relax, recuperate, and read and read and read, until the couch cushions are permanently conformed to the shape of my butt. We're back in school, but not back to the school grind just yet, so I'm taking this rare free time seriously, and you can bet that my bookshelves have been the better for it. 


Remember this post? Well, my all-too-brief scouring of one of my favorite stores resulted in the purchase of a couple good classics: 

Lady Chatterley's Love, D.H. Lawrence
A scandalous story, and one recommended to me by my own mother.

Slaughterhouse Five, Kurt Vonnegut
A classic, and said to be one of Vonnegut's most powerful books.

Winter's Tale, Mark Helprin
Let's be real: my motivation to buy this book belongs one hundred percent to the beautiful trailer for the upcoming movie adaptation, starring the fantastic Colin Farrell. I'm really excited about this one!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling
To be fair, I didn't know whether to include this one in the list or not, because the book wasn't actually for me: after witnessing a stunning confession from my Little that she had never read the books NOR seen the movies, I felt morally obligated to buy her the very first in the series, as an act of sisterhood. I gave it to her yesterday, and I think she really likes it!


The brave, brave woman, as I've mentioned before, is just starting off on her Fellowship, and since she won't have any time for reading, she didn't want her bedside table's stack of books to go to waste:

State of Wonder, Ann Patchett
The Snow Child, Eowyn Ivey
The Dovekeepers, Alice Hoffman
Love Medicine, Louise Eldrich
The House on Fortune Street, Margot Livesey
The Highest Tide, Jim Lynch
Flight Behavior, Barbara Kingsolver

(Simply for the sake of simplicity itself, I've only highlighted three of my favorite covers from the bunch for the visual.)


Yep, I severely reined in my spending habits on Amazon this week, and purchased this beauty of a novel for only $1.99: The Rosie Project: A Novel, Graeme Simsion. Aren't you proud of me? 

So that's my haul for the week. Thank goodness for some new material and a little bit of reading freedom before studying is really required again. Hope you all get some great reading in this weekend! 


  1. Hi

    I managed to get The Rosie Project last week and I hope to read it soon.

    Enjoy your reads.

    Please feel free to check out my haul at

  2. I am with you there on reining in Amazon spending! This haul looks like so much fun. I've heard a lot of about Winter's Tale but couldn't get into it the first time. Maybe it's time I took another crack at it. :) I hope you enjoy! :)

  3. Great shelf this week! Happy Reading! If you'd like, you can stop by my STS

  4. I love that your mother recommended Lady Chatterley's Lover!

    Flight Behaviour looks good. I've not read it, but Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible is one of my favourite books.


  5. I got The Rosie Project too. Couldn't pass up the sale price! Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!