**Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga of Tynga's Reviews that spotlights the books we receive each week**
The last time I posted one of these was somewhere around mid-December and I've bought and/or received somewhere close to 40 awesome books since then!! So todays StS is more like STUFFING the Shelves to the gills...
Here are ALL the 2012 Christmas books (actual gifts received) and/or books that were purchased in December and therefore deemed part of Christmas. As well as books I've won during recent book blog hops and Goodreads First Reads giveaways.
- In the Woods by Tana French (purchased - used)
- The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry (purchased - used)
- Changeling by Delia Sherman (purchased - used)
- The Faerie Path by Allan Frewin Jones (purchased - used)
- Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (purchased - used)
- Thirteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher (purchased - used)
- Wondrous Strange by Lesley Liningston (purchased - used)
- One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus (purchased - used)
- What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (purchased - used)
- Dark Places by Gillian Flynn (purchased - used)
- The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (purchased - used)
- The Secret Underground by Natalie Bahm (new - Goodreads First Reads win) My 4-star Goodreads review
- Burn For Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian (won during the Mid Winter's Eve Blog hop from Ashley at http://www.ashleylovesbooks.blogspot.com/) My 3-star Goodreads review
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (purchased - used)
- Geek Love by Katherine Dunn (purchased - used)
- The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (purchased - used)
- The Memory Palace by Mira Barton (purchased - used)
- Firebirds Rising - an anthology of original science fiction and fantasy edited by Sharyn November (purchased - used)
- Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James (purchased - used)
- NOT SHOWN: A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz (gift received Christmas 2012 - new) My 4-star Goodreads review
- NOT SHOWN: Massive by Julia Bell, Andrew Biscomb (purchased - used) My 3-star Goodreads review
- NOT SHOWN: I Am Half Sick of Shadows (Flavia De Luce #4) by Alan Bradley (purchased new) 4-stars - review to come
- Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini (see more photos below) My 4-star Goodreads review
- Beta by Rachel Cohn (purchased - new)
- Crewel by Gennifer Albin (gift received Christmas 2012 - new) My 4-star Goodreads review
- Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (purchased - new)
- Flight Behavior by Babara Kingsolver (won from a contest from http://www.manoflabook.com/wp/)
- Iron Hearted Violet by Kelly Barnhill (purchased - new) 4-stars review to come
- Wildwood by Colin Meloy (gift received Christmas 2012 - new)
- The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson (gift received Christmas 2012 - new)
- What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang (purchased - new)
- In the Night Garden by Catherynne M. Valente (gift received Christmas 2012 - new)
- NOT SHOWN: Wither by Lauren DeStefano (purchased - used)
Splintered by A.G. Howard (purchased - new) My 5-star Goodreads review
- Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter (purchased - new) My 4-star Goodreads review
- Defiance by C.J. Redwine and lots of great bookmarks! (ARC - won during the Book Lover’s Holiday Hop from http://www.confessionsofavi3tbabe.com/)
- more awesome bookmarks!! (won during a blog hop, from Gabbie at http://www.rampant-readers.blogspot.com/)
- Forgotten by Cat Patrick and bookmarks! (Finished copy - won during the 'Printed Books Giveaway Blog Hop' from http://www.spontaneousliteraryawareness.wordpress.com/)
- Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens, signed and autographed by the author, plus swag!
- Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard, signed & autographed by the author, plus awesome swag, t-shirt with the tag line "Aim for the Knees" and bookmark (won - http://www.susandennard.com)
- Touching the Surface by Kimberly Sabatini, signed & autographed by the author, plus swag, signed bookmarks, and a origami crane (new - Goodreads First Reads win) My 4-star Goodreads review
To the seventeen people following us, I apologize for not keeping more on track with all incoming and reviewing - and for letting it all stack up (pun intended) ... it seems real life just rolls over blog time lately.
I *do* generally still make time to read .... but not so much for the writing parts.
Thank you to EVERYONE who gave me books before, during and after the holidays. And Thanks to everyone I have won books from as well as for all the super duper bookmarks and other great swag.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
ps after spending a terribly long time writting this post and putting all the photos together with their titles, etc. I just went back and realized that some of the Christmas 2012 books that were purchased early in December actually *did* make it into a previous StS posted in December. Oopsie!!