Saturday, October 13, 2012

Stacking the Shelves, or: how I outwitted The Ban

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews to show off the new books we got, be they gifted, borrowed, bought, for review, print or ebooks.

I'm still on a book buying ban... but kindle freebies and kindle books bought with a giftcard I won don't count. Right? Right? It's called book buying ban after all, not book receiving ban *whistles innocently*

Anyway, here's my mini-haul:

Darkness Falls, by Jessica Sorensen
Crash, by Nicole Williams
Crossroads, by J.J. Bonds
Flight, by Alyssa Rose Ivy

I'm really curious about all of these! And I loooove the  covers! A vampire dystopian, a ballet girl/bad boy contemporary, a vampire boarding school book, and an urban fantasy. Can't wait to get through my pile and dig into these :D (Yes you see just how big of a bad conscience I've got...)

Oh, and I posted two new reviews this week. You can check out my thoughts about Ironskin and Death and the Girl Next Door. I enjoyed both. What's next on the read-but-not-yet-reviewed pile is Carnival of Souls and Scorch (still). I've been in a bit of a review slump. And I should write two more reviews for books coming out on Tuesday but I haven't finished reading them yet.

Have you read any of these? And what's new on your book piles? Link me up in the comments :)


  1. Crash is new to me. It sounds very interesting. J.J. Bonds is super awesome! I hope you enjoy all your reads.

  2. Oohh this all look rather amazing. Especially Darkness Falls! LOVE that cover.
    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada
    Stacking the Shelves Book Haul

  3. I SO want to read Crash, really looking forward to it.
    Happy reading.

  4. Crossroads was so good. Great haul. Come visit me too.


  5. You're totally right, you didn't actually buy these books! No bad conscience for breaking the ban.
    I'm also stuck with writing reviews, I'd rather be reading than sitting at my laptop.
    Happy reading!
    Ivana @ Willing to See Less

  6. I agree no ban breaking took place. Happy reading :) I'm behind on my reviews as well.

  7. Not matter how cliche this will sound i love reading about boarding school books.Going to found more about since the 2th book released around August right?

    Here is mine


  8. Yay Darkness Falls haha ;-) Great haul this week, I'm curious about Crossroads & Flight as well! Happy reading & thanks for stopping by my StS

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

  9. I'm really curious about Darkness Falls! You got some fantastic titles this week. I hope you enjoy what you got this week! Happy reading :)

    MaryAnn @ Chapter by Chapter
    What we got this week!

  10. I LOVED Flight!!! So good! I have been dying to read Darkness Falls for a long time! Happy reading and thanks for stopping by! New follower!

  11. I've seen Crash everywhere lately! I hope it's as good as everyone else says! how you skirt around that ban, too. These books all sound awesome. Can't wait to read your reviews!

  12. Darkness Falls has a very pretty cover. And I love anything relating to ballet, so Crash immediately has my attention. I hope that you enjoy your new books. Have a great week. :)

    My Stacking the Shelves,
    Kathy Ann

  13. Nice haul there and I think that any judge would find you completely innocent in using that loophole in beating your book buying ban.

    Enjoy your haul and plese check out my haul at

  14. Lol, I need to put a ban on myself as well ~ it's a problem... ;) Great haul!

    Ten is in my haul this week ~ great additions!! *new follower*

    My StS

    Happy Reading :)

    Keely @ Realms of an Open Mind

  15. For some reason, I'm very drawn to the cover of Flight! Every time I see it, I have to fight the NEED to got buy it!!


  16. OOO I haven't heard of any of these! I'll have to check into them. And I'm pretty sure the word "gift" in giftcard absolves you from any responsibilities :D

  17. I was on a book buying ban as well but I gave up this week. I just couldn't resist! But Kindle freebies totally don't count! Great books this week. I have heard really good things about Crash. Happy reading!

    Here’s my Stacking The Shelves!

  18. I read Crash, a few weeks back, so behind on my reviews!!
    The rest are new to me and I'll so be checking them out!! Thanks for sharing!
    And thanks for stopping by My STS!
    *sigh* More book shopping to do. When will it end?!!! ;)

  19. Crash looks so good! I have been getting lost in the new adult genre and enjoying so much of it. Hope you enjoy all of the new goods!

  20. That's what I love about Stacking the Shelves! There are a couple of books here that I've never heard of and now have to go check out :) And book receiving totally doesn't count against the ban lol!
    Ninja Girl

  21. Oh Crash! I'm still in doubt if I'll read it... I've heard mixed things about it, but I love books about dancing. I'm curious what you'll think of it! Thanks for stopping by!

  22. I have read 'They Flee from Me' and I love it! I do believe history can influence an interpretation in the bad way! I do try to do something sophisticated on my blog once in a while! ;)
    Juli @ Universe in Words