Filling the Shelf – 19

Filling the Shelf is basically Mailbox Monday (created by The Printed Page) or In my Mailbox (created by The Story Siren ), but with a title that suits my blog 😀 If you’re interested in joining the fun or seeing what other bloggers added to their shelves, I invite you to visit those two awesome bloggers!

I think I have been settling at a good pace recently; I have actually been reading more than what I’ve been buying! I don’t see visible changes in my TBR pile yet (it’s too ginormous for that), but I’m on a good way I believe!

Here are the books I got my hands on recently :

The Rehearsal by Eleanor Catton : I bought this one out of curiosity, than read good reviews of it. I actually started reading it already and I like it so far!

Feed by Mira Grant : Zombies!!! Need I say more?

The Passage by Justin Cronin : Many bloggers have mentioned that the book is huge; it is. But what many haven’t mentioned is that it’s also written really small! I mean, regular size font, but smaller than most YA novels. I’m keeping it for when the summer semester is over as I can’t imagine carrying this around in the subway! It’s pretty though, a bit shiny and all!

Insatiable by Meg Cabot : As a Meg Cabot fan, I’m really excited about this one. I can’t wait to actually start reading it!

The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen : I found a hardcover on the bargain shelves at the bookstore and got it for five dollars! Sweet! I’ve heard a lot of good on the author.

Daughters of Fortune by Tara Hyland : Fashion dynasty! Heiresses! Illegitimate daughter! Rich people with lots of Drrrama! I got the ebook for only a couple of dollars, and this sounds good for when I need a book to relax.

Your turn now! Have you read any of these books? Which one should I start with first? What was in your mailbox this week?


11 responses to “Filling the Shelf – 19”

  1. Mystica says :

    I’ve read The Sugar Queen and found it very good. I’d like to know what you make of The Passage.

  2. Amy says :

    Great books you got there! I hope you enjoy them all!

    My mailbox is HERE.

  3. Meg says :

    Yay for the new Meg Cabot! I’m such a huge fan and can’t wait to read that one. The Sugar Queen was so fun and sweet — hope you love it as much as I did!

  4. toothy says :

    congrats on reading more books than buying them!
    ooh meg cabot!! maybe i’ll make an exception on my book buying ban to go out and get that one. that would be okay, right?

  5. Beth(bookaholicmom) says :

    I’m curious about The Passage. Everyone seems to be picking it up! Enjoy all your new reads!

  6. kay says :

    Mystica : I’ve heard so much good on this book, I can’t wait to read it too! And I’m telling you, I’m curious to see what I’ll make of The Passage too, after all I’ve heard about it!

    Amy : Thanks! I hope I do, too. Can’t wait to get my nose in them!

    Meg : Haha! I can’t wait to read Cabot’s new book, either. I’m hoping to read it this week, or the next at the latest.

    Toothy : Hehe thanks! That’s a feat for me! And yes, I absolutely think you should make an exception and buy the book, otherwise, it’s just too hard to stop buying completely! 😉

    Beth : I know! I’m curious too, I hope I’ll like it as much as most people did.

  7. Ceri says :

    I love the cover for Feed. Wow! And The Rehearsal looks intriguing too. I’ve seen a few people on the blogosphere get the new Meg Cabot book. I’m waiting to see what they say about it until I stick it on my list. 🙂 Daughters of Fortune – That should be a laugh. 😀

  8. diane says :

    Lucky you with all those great reads this week. Anxious for the Passage. enjoy them all.

  9. Lex says :

    I heard good feedbacks for The Passage and The Sugar Queen. Hope you enjoy them!

  10. avisannschild says :

    I’m envious: I want to read both The Passage and The Sugar Queen! Enjoy!

  11. alitareads says :

    I almost bought The Passage the other day because I’ve heard so many great things about it. But. I don’t think I can even handle a book that big being on my shelf right now. Just too long. And yes, reading it while commuting might be a challenge – I do lots of my reading on the commute, too. But it may help with building up arm muscles!

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