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Magan’s Shelve It: December 30, 2012

weekly feature focusing on the books we bought, borrowed, and received from publishers


Howdy, howdy! Happy (almost) 2013! It feels so good to be back in the swing of things and to have books to share with you guys in this week’s Shelve It. I was kind of on a self-imposed-book-ban to help save up for the holidays. Never fear! I’m back with lots of awesome!

*All links below will take you directly to the Goodreads page for each book.


Gifted by Estelle:

My Ideal Bookshelf by Thessaly La Force — Authors, architects, celebrities, etc. share what’s on their bookshelves and what that says about them!



Crazy by Han Nolan – Oh, ya know – another book about a parent who is going crazy that’s probably right up my alley. It’s rated over a 4 on goodreads so I expect sheer awesome.

The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart – Who doesn’t love Ruby Oliver? Well, I adore her, but since the 4th book in the series hasn’t been returned yet (IN WEEKS) I’m moving on to Frankie!

When It Happens by Susane Colasanti – This will be my first book of Susane’s so I’m starting with one of the highest rated (according to goodreads).

If We Kiss (If We Kiss, #1) by Rachel Vail  – I’ve seen lots of great reviews for this book’s sequel so I had to join in on the fun.

Heist Society (Heist Society #1) by Ally Carter – Elena at Novel Sounds encouraged me to purchase this one! So many people have listed this on Top Ten Tuesday posts lately or End of Year Surveys.

Never Enough by Denise Jaden – If you feel like you’ve seen this on a previous Shelve It of mine, you’re right. I’ve checked it out from the library, but never gotten to read it on time.

On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves – Highly recommended by Jess at Gone With the Words and oh em gee I picked up an adult book! What is happening?!

The Two Week Wait by Sarah Rayner – ANOTHER adult book? Whoa buddy!


What Happened on the Blog (over the last two weeks):

January 2013 Young Adult (YA) Book Releases
Estelle Answers WeVerb12 Prompts 15, 18, 20, 24, and 26
Review of Rosie and Skate by Beth Ann Bauman
Review of The Glass Collectors by Robert C. Tabs
Estelle’s 2012 End of Year Survey
♥ Review of The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman by Louise Plummer
♥ Magan’s 2012 End of Year Survey
♥ DIY Bookish Gifts for Your Friends

January 1, 2013 - 9:56 pm

elena - oh em gee, girl you a QT! I really hope you like Heist Society! I think it’s super fun and I am super excited for the third book. also I still need to finish Frankie Banks so we should totally do a readalong. hope that person returns the fourth book in Ruby Oliver soon. ENJOY YR BOOKS xo

December 31, 2012 - 8:28 pm

fishgirl182 - cute video! i love getting gift cards. i haven’t seen my ideal bookshelf yet but it looks really cool. i’ll have to see if i can find it the next time i am at the bookstore. and i love half price books. i always fine fun things there.

enjoy your books and happy new year!

December 31, 2012 - 1:23 pm

Paige - I hope you enjoy everything you got this week 🙂


December 30, 2012 - 4:51 pm

VeganYANerds - Yay! Happy New Year to you, Magan – and Estelle! 🙂

I want that person to return Ruby Oliver #4 already! Is it overdue? Sometimes I put something on hold at my library and they send the person a reminder so a. they can’t renew it again and b. they end up returning it. Anyway, Frankie is also awesome, and I hope you love her story!

I hope you get to wear your new dress out tonight (well tomorrow night for you!)

December 30, 2012 - 12:17 pm

The Bumble Girl - Hi pretty girl! You are so very sweet!
I adore Susane Colasanti and all the books that I have been able to read by her! She is such a great and inspirational person! I highly recommend Keep Holding On as your next book by her!
Great adult reads too! I should try to read a few of those next year too 🙂
Hope you and Estelle have a wonderful New Year’s! xo

December 30, 2012 - 11:49 am

Melissa - My Ideal Bookshelf sound like a great book…love to peek into other’s shelves…and I’ve been curious about On The Island myself. Hope you enjoy it and Happy New Year!!

My Added to the Bookshelf post!

♥ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

December 30, 2012 - 7:45 am

Lori - I adore the Heist Society books! They are so much fun. I can’t wait to see what you think of it.

December 30, 2012 - 3:09 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - YOU ARE SO CUTE! Seriously. Especially the “y’all”s =) I will totally give you bonus points for venturing into the adult section … it can be a scary, uncertain kind of place. And there’s SO MANY MORE BOOKS in that section. It’s a little daunting. Happy New Year to you both — can’t wait for more of your amazing reviews in 2013! Mwah!

December 30, 2012 - 12:10 am

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - This was such a cute v-log Magan! Yay for finally buying books!! I’m glad you went crazy at Half Price Books too, I visited that place this week as well, but managed to restrict myself to 3 books. 😉 But Crazy sounds really neat. I mean, a kid’s father is going crazy. Sign me up as well! 😉 I’ve heard amazing things about Heist Society, it seems like such a fun book. I’ll be looking out for your review of that one before I decide if I should pick it up for myself or not. And I’m glad you managed to venture into the Adult section at B&N! 😉 I totally feel comfortable in the YA section myself, so I totally understand what you mean by that. But it’s great that you venturing out and trying some more genres! I plan to do that in 2013 as well, within different genres of YA, since I mainly read fantasy/dystopia.

Fantastic haul Magan! This v-log makes me want to meet you so badly… perhaps at TLA this year? *hint hint* Enjoy your lovelies and have a fabulous new year! <3

December 30, 2012 - 12:04 am

Jess @ Gone with the Words - Oooooh em GEEEE!! I hope you love it!! 😀 Keep me posted!!

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