Shelve It: The Attack of the Pear

weekly feature to share the books magan and estelle are adding to their bookshelves each week

Happy Sunday! Hope you are having yourself an awesome weekend. It’s chilly in New York City, I’m reading some awesome books, and I’m so glad my hair looked decent enough to make this Shelve It video — it has been awhile! I have lots of fun books to share, and also a story about the latest library book I took out. (Hence, the title of this post.)



Fault Line by Christa Desir ( my review )
Bleed Like Me by Christa Desir ( my review ) — Thanks Christa!

Jacaby by William Ritter ( Goodreads )
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta ( Goodreads) — Thanks Hannah!

The Good Sister by Jamie Khan ( Maggie’s awesome review ) — Thanks Mitali!

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle ( Goodreads) — Thanks Houghton Mifflin!

I’m Glad I Did by Cynthia Weil ( Goodreads ) — Thanks Soho Teen!

A List of Things that Didn’t Kill Me by Jason Schmidt  ( Goodreads )
The Winner’s Crime by Marie Rutkowski ( Goodreads )
Finding Mr. Brightside by Jay Clark ( Goodreads )
Flirty Dancing by Jenny MacLachlan ( Goodreads ) — Thanks Macmillan!

And now what I know all of you have been waiting for… the most embarrassing condition I’ve ever returned a library book.

My Sad Library Book

Can you believe a PEAR did that? A PEAR? Sigh. Unbelievable.

On the blog lately:

As always, thanks for stopping in & watching these silly videos!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving if we don’t talk to you before then!

xoxo ♥


Shelve It: August 24, 2014

weekly feature to share the books magan and estelle are adding to their bookshelves each week

Happy Sunday evening!

A good-ish hair day + a pile of books? Time for a Shelve It. (Especially when James was nice enough to go grocery shopping and let me record this only four times. haha) I’ve been sharing most of what I bought lately on our Instagram account so I settled on what I’ve been getting in the mail, and borrowed from others/library. Yay the library! I’m ashamed to say I did not go to the library at all in 2013. I finally got a chance to get my card a few weeks ago, and I plan on making good use of it for the rest of the year and beyond! 🙂

Sidenote: I’m eating cheese right now and it’s wonderful.

Hope you spent the weekend reading something awesome! Enjoy the video below:

In the mail:

Complete Nothing by Kieran Scott
Safe Keeping by Barbara Taylor Sissel (Thanks Harlequin!)
Independently Wealthy by Lorraine Zago Rosenthal
Madame Picasso by Anne Girard

From Elena at Novel Sounds (Thank you!):

Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle
Jessica Darling’s It List #2 by Megan McCafferty
The Start of You and Me by Emery Lord
Ashes to Ashes by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivan

From the library:

How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorksi
When You Were Mine by Rebecca Serle
The Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson


On the blog:


Thanks so much for stopping in today! Happy happy happy reading!