December 21, 2014

Stacking the Shelves (15): A Very Happy Holiday Haul

hosted by Tynga's Reviews 
Boy, this year has just been flying by! This will be my last Stacking the Shelves post for 2014. That's seriously just nuts for me to even consider, since I feel like it was just last week that I was kicking 2014 off. Anyway, I decided to make my post holiday-themed and used our lovely Christmas tree as a background for my photos! (I basically just wanted it to be Christmas on the blog as much as possible, really.) Hope you enjoying seeing what I've managed to accumulate in the almost four weeks that have passed since the last time I posted one of these!

NYC Book Club Secret Santa (Thanks Lili!): Also Known As & Going Rogue by Robin Benway

from Jaz (Thank you!): Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta
from Hannah (Thank you!):  The Boleyn King by Laura Andersen
from Daphne (Thank you!): The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton & Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens (and it's signed!)

from Hannah (Thank you!): Heir to Sevenwaters by Juliet Marillier, Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos, A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray, Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos, Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (not in photo)

Book Outlet Binge: Fairest by Gail Carson Levine, The September Queen by Gillian Bagwell, A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley, The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells, How to Love by Katie Cotugno, The Abhorsen Chronicles by Garth Nix

YALLFest Haul: In the After Light by Alexandra Bracken (signed!) & The Walled City by Ryan Graudin (signed!)

Library Haul: The Traitor's Wife by Allison Pataki (rec from Leah!) & Once We Were by Kat Zhang

Bloomsbury Bonanza: The Forgotten Sisters by Shannon Hale, When Reason Breaks by Cindy L. Rodriguez, Wild Hearts by Jessica Burkhart, Publishing by Gail Godwin, We are Pirates by Daniel Handler, The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon (!!!) & A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas (!!!!!!!!!!)

Pre-publication Magic: Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt (Thanks Mary & Macmillan!), Alistair Grim's Odditorium (Thank you Disney-Hyperion!), The Cipher by John C. Ford  (Thanks Jennifer & Penguin!)

I also got this awesome mask along with A Court of Thorns and Roses.
Do you think I look Fae enough yet?

Notebook, nail polish + scarf from Sarah (Thank you!)

Christmas card + handmade bookmark from Jaz (Thank you!)

TBTB Santa Haul  (Thanks Montana!): To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han, Winterspell by Claire LeGrand, The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons, Magnolia by Kristi Cook, "The Happily Ever After" mug, Harry Potter bookmarks, flower bookmark & Starbucks coffee

from Lena (Thanks twinnie!)
My True Love Gave to Me edited by Stephanie Perkins + Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan

Presents from Hannah (Thank you!): 
pretty notebooks, Harry Potter bookmarks

 Presents from Rachel (aka my #dreamteam partner): Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay, Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot, Pop! Funko "Buffy", Origrami set (I LOVE THIS SO MUCH.)

And that's it for me for the rest of 2014! Just going to take a moment to express how grateful I am, not just for everyone who has sent me something, but for everyone who reads and follows the blog. It means so much to me, and I'm sending each of y'all a virtual hug and cookies! Thanks for everything <3


  1. SO MANY FABULOUS BOOKS, ALEXA!! Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoy all of your gifts/reads! <3

  2. I love ALL of the books your got Alexa, but OMG BAYMAX HE'S SO CUTE.

    Like really cute. :)

    Awesome photography, I love how you used your tree (OMG CHRISTMAS IS THIS WEEK).

  3. Wow! So many amazing books and goodies! I hope you enjoy it all. :)

  4. So many books already and it's not even Christmas Eve or Christmas Day yet. Thanks for sharing all the lovely books with the festive cheer.


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