Stacking the Shelves is hosted at Tynga’s Reviews where all the books we got recently would be featured – both physical and digital.
My haul this week includes…
- City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare
- City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments #2) by Cassandra Clare
- City of Glass (The Mortal Instruments #3) by Cassandra Clare
- City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare
- City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) by Cassandra Clare
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
This week’s haul is pretty big (for me) and I actually expected this to be next week’s haul because my package from Amazon arrived nine days before the expected delivery date! Obviously, I’m overjoyed. Anyway, I bought the hardcover box set of The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare just in time for my re-read (or more like half-re-read since I’ve only read up until City of Glass 1 and a half years ago) in preparation for the release of the last installment, City of Heavenly Fire, on 27 May! If the conclusion of The Mortal Instruments is anywhere close to how heartrending the ending of The Infernal Devices was, I probably might need to take a day off from school or something.
In addition to the box set, I also got Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell!
*Cue some fangirl squealing, no pun intended.*
I’ve been wanting to read Eleanor & Park for about a year but up until now, my local library still have yet to get it on shelves – which is really odd of them. I was content to wait not-so-patiently until I came across the paperback version at a bookstore and decided to take a look at the first page. I mean, hey, it’s the first page! Nothing intense could happen there, right? Well, I was wrong. Very wrong. That first page from Park’s POV made me want to grab the book and run out of the store screaming, “MINE. I DON’T CARE IF I HAVE TO PAY FOR IT I’M GOING TO READ IT NOW.”
Of course, I didn’t want to get arrested so after 5 minutes of clutching the book, I emotionally put it down and headed home to order the cheaper hardcover online. Yes, the paperbacks here in Singapore are more expensive than the hardcovers on Amazon. Anyhoo, here we are and Eleanor & Park is finally mine. According to my trusty reading schedule, I’m going to read it in May but—
(This space marks a 2 hour break where I literally rushed to the library to borrow some books I’ve been crazily anticipating. Then had a quick dinner before continuing this post.)
- Alienated (Alienated #1) by Melissa Landers
- Cress (The Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer
- Enders (Starters #2) by Lissa Price
- Minders by Michele Jaffe
CRESS. I’VE GOT ME HANDS ON PRECIOUS CRESS! Yes, I rushed to the library as soon as I found out it (along with Alienated, Enders and Minders) was available. Obviously, Cress is a screw-up-your-reading-schedule-but-it’s-worth-it book so that’s exactly what I’m going to do. I’m going to start on it tonight. I’M SO EXCITED I CAN’T STOP TYPING IN ALL CAPS.
Anyway, I realized the books I bought this week were all on my list of Top Ten Books I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me (from last year) and 3 out of 4 of those I borrowed were on my list of Top Ten Books on My Winter TBR. Alright, I’m going to go float in a happy bubble and read Cress now.
What books have you been stacking your shelves with this week?