Stacking the Shelves #41

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and co-hosted by Reading Reality. It’s 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 a store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course eBooks.

I slacked off this month with maintaining blog posts, it was a much need break. I did a lot of reading and book buying. Early in the month I made the decision to challenge myself with a book buying ban for three months, April, May and June. I may have gone a little overboard this month adding to my shelves.

Since this post is extremely long, I will not add a synopsis for each book, all book links will direct you to Goodreads. 

A visit to Barnes & Noble while I was visiting my parents in Wyoming.

Atonement by Ian McEwan
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

The following are books I purchased at the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale. I was unable to remember the date for the members only sale day. I attended the day which was open to the public, and was surprised to find that there were plenty of books to go through.

The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden
Jane Austen in Scarsdale by Paula Marantz Cohen
My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry

I’ve been visiting some of the many used book stores here in Colorado Springs, slowing narrowing down my favorites. This was my first time visiting this store. I couldn’t believe the prices; the books were expensive and from what I understand the prices are determined by the book release date.

Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
The Dancing Master by Julie Klassen
The English Wife by Lauren Willig

I purchased the following at one of my favorite used book store, all hardcovers are $4, paperbacks are $2. I don’t have to guess my price.

No Mercy (Dark-Hunter #18) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

My sister and I took a trip to Pueblo (CO) to visit book stores, I had to entice her with the promise of antique shopping. While in Pueblo we discovered that only two of the used book stores are open, the others have closed permanently. The store we did visit is a Friends of the Library store, it’s fairly larger with plenty of books. All workers are volunteers and the money they bring in all goes to the Pueblo County Library. I will certainly visit there again.

Inferno (Chronicles of Nick #4) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
That Night by Chevy Stevens

Lesson learned… do not visit the thrift store without my phone. I use the Goodreads app to keep track of books I’ve bought. Once at home, I realized I own three of these books!

The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

I had to take advantage of Book Outlet’s 15% sale.

Dragonsworn (Dark-Hunter #28) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dragonbane (Dark-Hunter #24) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Orders from Amazon, except Eragon, which came from another used book store.

Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle #1) by Christopher Paolini

While at Sam’s Club I mentioned to my husband that I’m going on a book buying ban, so he was okay with me adding the following books to the shopping cart.

The Belles (The Belles #1) by Dhonielle Clayton
The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

These two books were a little more than I usually pay for new books, probably because both are the first books in a series. I was disappointed when I received The First Grave on the Right in the mail. It was sent in a plastic sleeve envelope, it arrived with ink stains on the back jacket and bent corners. I was expecting it to be packaged like Moon Called, wrapped in bubble wrap and mailed in a box.

What I added to my Kindle this month:

What I borrowed from the library this month:

Finally, I’m finished with this post! Have you read any of the books I have listed? Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful week. -Jovita


  1. Ooh, Pachinko - I'd like to read that one. The Rules of Magic is great, I read it this summer. That's so many books though, such a great haul! Enjoy :)

    1. I did go a little crazy, my husband even noticed how many books I was bring home this month and he was surprised. I've heard wonderful things about Pachniko, I'm looking forward to reading it. Have a wonderful day Evelina.

  2. Awesome haul of books! I'm super jealous of To Kill A Kingdom. I wanna read it so bad but haven't been able to get a copy yet. Lol. I did pick up a copy of Restore Me this month.

    There's nothing wrong with taking a small break from blogging. I've done it before. It really helps refresh yourself and not get so worn out. :)

    1. I enjoyed To Kill A Kingdom, hopefully you can get it soon. This sounds terrible... but I still have to read the first book in the series, Shatter Me. Have a great day Brittani and thank you for visiting.