Stacking the Shelves: Week 15 – ALA Edition Part 7!

What is Stacking The Shelves all about?

We are all book lovers and the need to share our enthusiasm is sometimes overwhelming. Stacking The Shelves is 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 physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

If you’re anything like me, you are probably hoarding books and even though you are excited about your latest book arrival, it might be a while before you get to review it and Stacking The Shelves is a good way to express your undying enthusiasm for those titles! (Hosted by!)

Week 15: ALA Part 7 – final part!

So, I attended ALA this year in Anaheim with friends, and it was pretty awesome. My highlights will be in another post, but for now, let me show you what I did get this year. It’s uh, kind of a lot of books, so it’ll be done in parts. This is part 1!

Librarians, before you hit me in my feels, let me just say that:

– I could not afford to attend the entire conference as it was, and I had no idea membership was so cheap until I was enlightened at the end of the conference. (I couldn’t even afford an exhibits plus pass, and I was dying to see the GRRM Imagineering panel, so that should say something.)

– I am currently building CHOC Children’s new inpatient library. Why? Because they can’t afford to, and these kids are sick – like, really sick. This is a children’s hospital, and they have no budget for a library. So I am donating my ARCs that I don’t keep to this library. I am also going to be creating a special collection of my personal favorite books out of these ARCs to go to the oncology ward, dedicated to my best friend, who I lost at age 13 (she was 12) due to cancer.

– I now fully intend to join once I have money scraped up together for ALA and YALSA memberships.

– I had a lot of fun, and I thank you for putting up with blogger shenanigans.

Sorry that had to have a disclaimer due to all of the stuff going on in the blogosphere right now between bloggers, librarians, and so forth but if you have any objections, by all means let me know. My ears are open. :)

That being said, let’s get to final part of the books!


*ALA pub – received at ALA from publishers

*not ALA pub – either received before or after ALA from publishers.

1. “The Infinity Ring: A Mutiny in Time” by James Dashner – ALA pub (Thanks, Scholastic!)

2. “The Land of Stories” by Chris Colfer – ALA pub (Thanks, LBFYR!)

3. “Toradora!: Volume 2” by Takemiya Yuyuko  – ALA pub (Thanks, Tor/Seven Seas!)

4. “Toradora!: Volume 3” by Takemiya Yuyuko – ALA pub (Thanks, Tor/Seven Seas!)

5. “A Certain Scientific Railgun: Volume 3” by Kamachi Kazuma – ALA pub (Thanks, Tor/Seven Seas!)

6. “Strawberry Panic!: The Complete Manga Collection” by Kimino Sakurako – not ALA pub (Thanks, Tor/Seven Seas!)

7. “Strawberry Panic!: The Complete Novel Collection” by Kimino Sakurako – not ALA pub (Thanks, Tor/Seven Seas!)

8.  “Witch Eyes” by Scott Tracey – not ALA pub – via ARC swap (Thanks!)

9. “Out of the Easy” by Ruta Sepetys – ALA pub (Thanks, Penguin!)

10. “Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2)” by Tahereh Mafi – ALA pub (Signed! Thanks, HarperTeen!)

11. “Lola and the Boy Next Door (Girl Trilogy #2)” by Stephanie Perkins – not ALA pub – via ARC swap (Thanks!)

12. “The Last Princess” by Galaxy Craze – not ALA pub – via ARC swap (Thanks!)

13. “Revived” by Cat Patrick – not ALA pub – via ARC swap (Thanks!)

14. “A Beautiful Evil (Gods & Monsters #2)” by Kelly Keaton – not ALA pub – via ARC swap (Thanks!)

15. “Deity (Covenant #3)” by Jennifer L. Armentrout – not ALA pub – via Spencer Hill Press (Thanks!)

16. “Cursed” by Jennifer L. Armentrout – not ALA pub – via Spencer Hill Press (Thanks!)

The last batch of ALA books! Out of all of those, I’m excited the most for “Unravel Me” and “A Mutiny in Time”. Once again, thanks again to all of the publishers that let me sample their wares at ALA this year. And thanks also to Spencer Hill Press, Tor/Seven Seas, and all of my ARC swap partners this week for sending me some seriously awesome stuff! I can’t wait to get reading!


1. “Rebel Heart (Dust Lands #2)” by Moira Young – via Edelweiss/S&S – thanks!

2. “The Lost Prince” by Julie Kagawa – via NetGalley/HarlequinTeen – thanks!

3. “Blue Exorcist (Ao no Exorcist): Volume 8” by Kato Kazue – via Edelweiss/Viz – thanks!

4. “March Story: Volume 4” by Kim Hyung-Min – via Edelweiss/Viz – thanks!

Oh man, am I excited for all four of these! I need to catch up with “March Story” but I can’t wait to see what happens next with “Blue Exorcist”! Thank you to Edelweiss, NetGalley and their partners this week for granting me access to these awesome galleys!


None this week!

Stuff I finished & reviewed this week!:
“Don’t Turn Around” by Michelle Gagnon
“The Lost Girl” by Sangu Mandanna
“Rift” by Andrea Cremer
“The Treachery of Beautiful Things” by Ruth Frances Long
“Origin” by Jessica Khoury
“Kissing Shakespeare” by Pamela Mingle
“The Kill Order” by James Dashner
“Touched” by Cyn Balog
“The Goddess Legacy” by Aimee Carter

What leapt onto your shelves this week?


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