Stacking the Shelves

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, both physical and virtual. This means you can include books you buy in-store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

So, I’ve been trying to be a responsible adult with money. Then I had 2 things that made walking into Chapters/Indigo a necessity. That’s where it all went out the window and I sacrificed my pay cheque to the book gods. Between Friday (the 4th) and Thursday (the 10th), I spent well over $100 on books (what budget?). Here’s what I got.

Bought (in no particular order):


Nicholas Nickleby – Charles Dickens 


Omens – Kelly Armstrong


The Mark of the Hummingbird  Jessica Gollub
Review (ebook) | Also mentioned here


The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini


A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini


And the Mountains Echoed – Khaled Hosseini


Like Water for Chocolate – Laura Esquivel
(I have this one in Spanish from my undergrad as well)


The Orenda – Joseph Boyden
(I read The Three Day Road by Boyden in my Canadian Literature course during my undergrad…great novel as well!)


Briarpatch – Tim Pratt
(I got this book for about $2.99…I couldn’t pass it up, even if it ends up being a bust)


Listen to the Squawking Chicken – Elaine Lui
(It was really cool that Chapters had signed copies in store!!)



The Great Darkening – R.G. Triplett
(I won this from a Goodread First Reads giveaway – Autographed copy!)

What books have you bought recently? What books do you think I should look into buying next?


4 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves

  1. That’s a lot of books! YAY FOR BOOKS! I recognise a few, but The Kite Runner is the one that caught my eye. I should read that. (It’s pretty famous, isn’t it?) I like to read famous books and catch up on all the fuss. 😉 My Stack!


    1. I definitely didn’t restrain myself like I thought I could! I’ve heard a lot about The Kite Runner as well. Both in my classes for my Bachelor of Education and my teaching placements it came up a lot as well as A Thousand Splendid Suns…naturally I had to buy his 3rd book as well haha! I’m definitely behind on some of the famous ones too sometimes. 🙂 I’m starting to get up to date on them now.


  2. It’s been almost 15 years since I read Like Water for Chocolate, but it’s one that still manages to stick with me. Although I’d love to find the time to go back and reread it. Hope you enjoy all your new books, and happy reading!


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