Top of the Shelf #23

A weekly meme on the books on the top of my list to read and books recently acquired, borrowed, or bought. Inspired by the Story Siren’s In My Mailbox.

Top of the Shelf / Currently Reading
What’s next on my to-read list for the upcoming week.

Bought: Massive Thrift Store Steal
I got 22 books for under six dollars last week! My favorite steal would have to be almost the entire Sweep series by Cate Tiernan. I’m missing a few books in the series, but I don’t think that will be a problem. I can’t wait to start reading! I also got a couple of romance novels, Gingerbread by Rachel Cohn, and Haunted by Meg Cabot. (I talk more about this in the vlog post below!)

And yes, the books are all on my floor. My meager shelves at the dorm = no more space. I could probably place all these books in an entire bookcase of its own.

Bought / Traded / Borrowed
I bought The Forest of Hands and Teeth after people on Twitter convinced me in a very short poll that I conducted. I got Faithful via PaperbackSwap and finally Spirit Bound from the library.

Oops. Blurry picture…

And for the video version of this post…

Hmm, didn’t realize that I wasn’t talking that loud… That and I also didn’t want to be screaming in front of the camera just in case my next door neighbor (Claudia) heard me through the thin walls talking to myself in front of a camera. Still, enjoy.

Quick Readathon Update

Or more like read-a-thon fail: I really don’t have it in me to read straight for a very long time… I only got two books read: Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi and Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead. Reviews to come soon! :)


  1. The Girl In the Steel Corset! YOU LUCKY DUCK — where is that thrift store so I may buy those books too!? (And I see the Book Thief there — it’s AMAZING.)

    Here’s my IMM.

  2. I usually skip vlogs (no offense they are just longer than reading a post) but I watched yours (because it’s your first) and OMG WE HAVE THE SAME NOOK COVER. How cool are we? LOL

    Is the Girl in the Steel Corset historical? If so I’m gonna be getting that one soon.

    1. Oh I usually skip vlogs too… until recently. IDK why I had a change of heart. Now I watch all of them unless they are ridiculously long… like 12 minutes.

      I LOVE my nook cover, so I’m really sad that it’s wearing out. ;(

      Girl in the Steel Corset is steampunk. So kinda? I got it on NetGalley.

  3. Aw, cute vlog! I loved The Mediator series :) I’m really looking forward to your review of the Sweep series and Faithful. Those are two I’ve been meaning to read but haven’t yet.

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