Stacking The Shelves, Vol. 6: Post-Christmas Barnes & Noble Bonanza


Stacking The Shelves is a weekly event hosted by Tynga’s Reviews that shares the books (both physical and virtual) that you recently purchased, borrowed from a fellow reader or the library, won from a giveaway, or received as gifts. Stacking The Shelves will post on Saturdays as new books are added to my shelves. 

I don’t normally go shopping right after Christmas, but with a Barnes & Noble gift card in my wallet and a wishlist that was still quite long, I decided, “Why not?” So, here are the books I bought the day after Christmas, with a “cameo” appearance by one of my tea mugs. *lol*


Shadow And Bone (The Grisha Trilogy, Book #1) by Leigh Bardugo (YA Fantasy): I actually just finished this book the other day, so expect a review of it soon. All I’ll tell you for now: It’s a YA fantasy’s set in a Russian-inspired alternate reality- and it’s INCREDIBLE. 😀

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, Book #1) by Sarah J. Maas (YA Epic Fantasy): One of several series I listed in my November article “Top 10 Science Fiction and Fantasies Series I Want To Start.” Maas’ Throne Of Glass series has been called the YA equivalent to George R.R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire saga, and it’s quite popular. I’ve read a number of mixed reviews, though, so now I’m curious how I’ll feel about it when I finally get to it.

Unfinished Tales of Númenor and Middle-Earth by J.R.R. Tolkien (Epic Fantasy): I love Tolkien’s work. And, I love Middle-Earth. Need I say more? 😉

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Natural Remedies by C. Norman Shealy (Reference / Holistic Health): I fell in love with this book when one of my colleagues brought her own copy to work a few weeks ago. Not only am I interested in trying natural remedies, but one of the characters in my WIP is a healer. So, I’m going to file this book under “fun research.”

What books did you recently buy or acquire? Have you read of the books shown / discussed above? Feel free to share your opinions and most recent hauls by commenting below.

18 thoughts on “Stacking The Shelves, Vol. 6: Post-Christmas Barnes & Noble Bonanza

  1. I really enjoyed both Throne of Glass and Shadow and Bone. Their sequels…eh, I’m more mixed…but you are in for a good time with the first books for sure (but you already know that with S&B)!

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  2. I love this blog event. 🙂 These look great! I’ve heard great things about Throne of Glass. I’ve been reading the Mark Of The Lion trilogy by Francine Rivers – it’s my favorite historical fiction series. It’s set in ancient Rome and it’s about gladiators and the downfall of the Roman empire. I highly recommend it!

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  3. As I just said in my response to your comment, I loved Shadow and Bone! I have to read Throne of Glass already! everyone seems to like it. I just got it for Kindle so I’m probably going to read it soon too. Fun research is the best!

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  4. My post Christmas haul:

    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
    Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay
    Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle
    Vanessa and Her Sister by Priya Parmar
    Falls the Shadow by Stefanie Gaither
    Lost and Found in Prague by Kelly Jones

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