Saturday, January 2, 2016

Stacking The Shelves: December Edition

Welcome to Stacking the Shelves! StS is a weekly meme hosted at Tynga's Reviews.

I haven't received or bought many books this month - I'm trying really hard to cut down on books I buy until I've cut my TBR pile down a bit. I had a big life change this month as well: I moved from Scotland to London, and started working at a publisher.

I do get books from work now but I haven't quite decided if I'm going to feature or review them on the blog or my Youtube channel so for now I'm leaving them out. So here are the three books I got in December:

All Of The Above, by James Dawson - I won this from George Lester's Youtube channel and I'm so glad I got the chance to read it. It's about Toria, a girl going in to her penultimate year of high school, starting at a new place in a town her family have just moved to. It's about friendship, eating disorders, self harm, figuring out your sexuality, and a whole lot of other stuff - basically being a seventeen year old at high school! I'll review this one properly soon, but I really think James hit the nail on the head with what the experience of being that age is like. It's not neat and tidy, there's always a lot going on.

Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone illustrated edition - this one was a Christmas present from
my parents, it's the only book I asked them for, but I wasn't expecting to actually get it - it's quite expensive for a book. It's so beautiful and I really like it. The illustrations bring it to life in a new way - some similarities to how things are shown in the film, and some things which are more like how I imagined scenes, or something totally new. If you're a Harry Potter fan, I highly recommend this one.

London Falling, by Paul Cornell - I also got vouchers for audiobooks for Christmas, and this is the book I chose. I've just started it so I'll talk more about it in a review when I'm finished. It's about a London police team dealing with a magical suspect.

What books did you get in December? Leave your links in the comments and I'll check them out!



  1. I sooooo want the HP Illustrated Edition! Happy New Year!
    My STS

  2. Fantastic haul! :-) I really enjoy James Dawson's writing.

  3. Wow! The illustrated edition of Harry Potter :) I'm jealous now. Happy New Year, and enjoy your books!

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  4. Congratulations on your new job! What a fantastic opportunity! You're going to have a great adventure. :)

    Enjoy the new chapter of your life!

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  5. Ooh I really want the Harry Potter Illustrated Edition, it looks so beautiful!

    Enjoy your new books! :)

    Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
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  6. I've got to get round to reading London Falling! I've read so many good reviews now. Hope you enjoy all of these -- I bet the illustrated Harry Potter is a great addition to your shelves. I'm not that much of a Harry Potter fan, but I'm still tempted by it! It looks gorgeous.

  7. Congrats on getting a new job. I hope you like it. All your new books look amazing.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  8. Thanks for the comments everyone!
    Nikki - I'd heard lots about London Falling too - I'll review it once I'm done :)
    Grace - thank you, the job is going well so far!

  9. Great haul this week! I absolutely love the Illustrated Harry Potter. I hope you enjoy all your new books!

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  10. London Falling looks good, and everyone wants the illustrated Harry Potter, very nice!!

  11. I really want to pick up a copy of the illustrated Harry Potter! I've heard that it really adds to the reading experience. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  12. Interested in hearing your thoughts on London Galling. I have been watching that one for some time and may eventually pick it up.

  13. I seriously need to go out and by the illustrated version of Harry Potter...i feel so lame for not having it already.

  14. I love that you got vouchers for audio books. I really got into audio books in 2015, and want to keep it up. Of course I love the HP book! Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

  15. HP is sure to please. Happy reading and enjoy your new home.

  16. Ooh, All of the Above sounds like something I'd enjoy :) Also, the illustrated Harry Potter is gorgeous! I was thinking of buying it for my cousin but he's a bit young at the moment so maybe next year. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  17. Lovely haul. I am obsessed with the new HP Illustrated edition because it is just sooooo beautiful. I hope you enjoy your books :) Happy new year!


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