Friday, May 29, 2015

Stacking the Shelves 5/30/15 - BEA Mega Haul

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews to share what we've added to our shelves for the week.

Well. it's been quite a crazy week. Earlier in the week was a holiday and I had visiting relatives here and then BEA (Book Expo America) happened. I kind of took most of the week off from blogging, but I did post my Top Ten Tuesday and Waiting on Wednesday. I would have posted a review on Friday, but I was so tired from Thursday in NYC grabbing lots of books that I needed time to recover. I was only able to go for one day (Thursday) because I have to drive into NY from PA. It's a 2 1/2 hour drive, but traffic makes it 3 - 3 1/2. I can't really handle waking up at 4 am and driving into the city for more than one day. It would be different if I were staying in the city, but I can't really afford that. One day made me happy, I got some great books and met some amazing authors. I had fun, but I'm exhausted!

Here's my haul...


(I bought all blue books this week...completely unintentional)

The Water Knife by Paolo Bacigalupi
Made You Up by Francesca Zappia
The Tenderness of Thieves by Donna Freitas
World After (Penryn & the end of Days #2) by Susan Ee
The Novice by Taran Matharu

For Kindle

Center Ice by Cate Cameron

BEA Haul (from Thursday)

You can see that there are lots more books than the ones I featured below, but those are the ones that are the most important. It would take me way too long to include all Goodreads links, so I just posted pictures. 

Lair of Dreams, Passenger and Fire Walker are autographed.

After the Red Rain and The Cage are autographed.

Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between is autographed.

The Haunting of Sunshine Girl is autographed.

Seveneves, Armada and All the Birds in the Sky are autographed.

City of Thirst is autographed by Carrie Ryan.

A few pictures from my day:

I got the last ticket for Libba Bray!

Being last has it's privileges. My long wait was rewarded with a picture and a little extra time.

I got a little silly with a raccoon and took a picture with Carrie Ryan.

On the road home...exhausted but with a car full of books!

Next year BEA is in Chicago, so I won't be able to go. This was farewell, until it someday returns to NY.

What did you add to your shelves this week?

<3 Michelle


  1. Seeing that huge pile of shiny new books got me jealous! I'm imagining me at an urban fantasy or horror book convention and THAT would be deadly! Looks like you had a really great time and I hope you enjoy all those books!

  2. You look like you had an amazing time. I hope you love all your new books this week. They look fabulous. I hope you love all of them.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. Wow! BEA is incredible! I soooo can't wait to go next year when it's in Chicago! NYC was always a little intimidating for me for some reason! LOL! Will just have to wait until next May though! It's gonna be awesome! Enjoy all the reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  4. Holy hot sauce! That's an awesome haul!!! The Cage is really good and I just got an ARC of Awake. Have fun with all those fantastic books and happy Saturday!

  5. Awesome haul! Thanks for sharing your BEA experience.

  6. Wow Awesome haul!!!! Looks like you are a have a great time!! So many lovely books, and thanks to your instagram pictures my TBR has grown greatly =D I can't wait to see some reviews. I hope you enjoy them all. Happy reading!!! Have fun the rest of the weekend.

  7. Wow! I love all the BEA posts. I haven't been to one yet but I'm planning for 2016! I hope you enjoy them all :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

  8. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  9. Awesome haul! You got really great books, I want a lot of them.
    Enjoy them.
    Thanks for visiting My Stacking the Shelves

  10. Okay, like, drool!! I am envious of all the books you found at BEA!! It looks like you have a lot of fun new books to read from BEA. Happy reading!

    I hope to visit BEA one day!!

  11. Hello Goodbye, and Everything in Between looks so pretty! I've only read the first book in that "series" but I love them nonetheless. Thanks for stopping by! :)

    Comfort Books

  12. Wow it looks like you had such a good time at BEA. Very jealous right now, especially of your copy of Armada! Enjoy all of your new books!

  13. Amazing haul this week! I can't wait for Made You Up and Armada. I'm glad that you had a great time at BEA. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  14. Fantastic haul! Lots to look forward to reading there! Enjoy :)

  15. Awesome haul. I'd love to attend BEA but it's a bit of a hike from Australia. Maybe one day.
    Hope you enjoy all your new books.

  16. Awesome book haul! BEA looks incredible. I have never been...I think I would die from excitement. Love your Libba Bray pictures! So cool! Enjoy all of your books!

  17. Amazing haul! I would be overwhelmed trying to decide what to read first. BEA in Chicago? Maybe I will finally be able to go. Happy reading!

  18. Great haul! I am totally wishing I could make it to BEA. Have a great week.

  19. Your book haul looks so amazing, I agree with Kathy up there. I would have a heard time deciding on what to read next :) Love the books you have gotten, and I do look forward to your reviews. <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

  20. OMG! Amazing book haul! It looks like you had so much fun going to the BEA but it also looks very exhausting though I'm sure it's worth it! I'm hoping to go someday!

    Betsy @ I Sold My Soul For Books

  21. Damn, girl! Impressive haul for ONE day!! HOW!??! Just... how!??! I am so sad that you won't be in Chicago next year, especially since we didn't get to meet this year! And your blue books are awfully pretty as well :) Glad you had a nice time while you were at BEA, and hope you have a good week!

    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

  22. Wait, you got all those in ONE day?? Go you!! I'm really happy you got the last ticket for Libba Bray. I was at the very front of that line and you were at the very back! We were like Michelle bookends :)