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!



Lekeisha on January 2, 2016 at 10:45 AM said...

I sooooo want the HP Illustrated Edition! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

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

Majanka Verstraete on January 2, 2016 at 2:38 PM said...

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

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Auggie on January 2, 2016 at 2:55 PM said...

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

Enjoy the new chapter of your life!

Visit my Book Gathering!

Bookaholic 007 on January 2, 2016 at 3:54 PM said...

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

Enjoy your new books! :)

Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
My Book Haul!

Nikki Walters on January 2, 2016 at 4:18 PM said...

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.

Grace Fonseca on January 2, 2016 at 4:31 PM said...

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

Grace @ Books of Love

Ailsa on January 2, 2016 at 4:51 PM said...

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!

Bogdana on January 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM said...

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


Joann Downie on January 2, 2016 at 8:14 PM said...

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

Krystianna Straley on January 2, 2016 at 10:23 PM said...

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

Barb on January 3, 2016 at 12:56 AM said...

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

Chayse Sundt on January 3, 2016 at 6:10 AM said...

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

Ashley DeWitt on January 3, 2016 at 7:36 PM said...

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!

vvb32 reads on January 3, 2016 at 8:32 PM said...

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

Zareena on January 3, 2016 at 8:37 PM said...

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

Charnell @ Reviews from a Bookworm on January 4, 2016 at 11:28 PM said...

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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