Saturday, June 7, 2014

Stacking the Shelves at BEA

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.  It is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, be it physical or virtual.  This means you can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Tynga publishes her post each Saturday, so be sure to link up your posts and check out what books others have added to their shelves that week.

As part of my 2014 Bookish Goals, I can only pick up 1 new book for every book I finish.  I will try to keep myself honest by sharing the books I finished each week in exchange for the new books I purchased, borrowed, was gifted, etc.  

Prior to my trip to BEA I had 2 credits for additional books according to my challenge.  This is only because I finished Keeping Her by Cora Carmack on my flight to the conference. you can imagine I am now REALLY far in the hole and probably will not be able to catch up by the end of the year.  I will try, but the odds are not in my favor.

Day 1 of BEA

Guy In Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle


I already have pictures with Josephine Angelini, but this was the first time I was able to meet Rececca Serle.  She had to stamp all of her books because, as you can see, she injured her shoulder. flight was late, so Flo was kind enough to wait in line to get my copy of Guy In Real Life.  

Here is a picture of Flo and I at the Kensington party that evening.

Day 2

The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
The Fire Artist by Daisy Whitney
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Even In Paradise by Chelsey Philpot
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Sublime by Christina Lauren
Unmaking Hunter Kennedy by Anne Eliot
Finding It by Cora Carmack
Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
Biggest Flirts by Jennifer Echols
Unhinged by A.G. Howard
Wait For You by J. Lynn

My top priorities of the day were to get a copy of Landline and to meet Cora Carmack.  I've read three of Cora's books in the past few weeks and was really excited to see that she was signing the final book in the series, Faking It, which is the only book in the Losing It series that I still need to read.  

After reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown I really wanted to meet Holly Black as well.  I then had to schedule the rest of my day around these events and did a remarkable job of getting most of the books on my list.  

To make up for Flo picking up a copy of Guy In Real Life yesterday, I waited in line for Since You've Been Gone and got the copy signed for Flo.  I really would have liked a copy of this book, but she had another commitment and I owed her one.

With Cora Carmack
With A.G. Howard
Holly Black

Day 3

Be With Me by Jennifer Armentrout
The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare and Holly Black
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry

Day three was very chaotic with Book Con, but I was still able to get all of the books on my list.  Maggie Stiefvater was very sweet and I found out that she is only planning on releasing four books in the Raven Cycle series.  Book three will be released this fall, so we only have one more year to wait for the final installment!!

Flo is one of the admins for Down with the Capital, a Hunger Games fan site, so we had to participate in the Hunger Games trivia session.  Fortunately it was a team effort because I didn't know any of the answers.  I've read the books and seen both of the movies, but the questions were REALLY detailed.  Flo and her other DWTC admin who was in attendance were all stars and won the competition.  They received Book Con t-shirts and a tote bag, but the victory was the real prize.

Cassandra Clare
Maggie Stiefvater

I picked up 20 books over the three days at BEA, which means I have to read 18 books without picking up any additional books just to get back to even for the year.  I will keep track of my progress on my weekly stacking the shelves posts, but it isn't looking good.  There are several books coming out in the next few months that I really want to read and I'm not the fastest reader due to lack of time.

There were a few additional books I would have liked to have gotten, but they overlapped with other signings, so I had to prioritize my list.  Overall the convention was a blast and I look forward to attending again in the future.


  1. BEA was amazing. I loved everything about BEA. The Spencer Hill Press and Month 9 Books booths were the most generous along with Source. So happy that you got to meet some of your favorite authors.


  2. Ahh just reading about BEA gives me all happy feels at the wonderful time I had. And I can't believe it already been a week since it all happened. And you know Flo! I've met her a few times and she's such a sweetheart. She also helped me out with a galley drop and I returned the favor for her as well.
    I think I might need to do what you do and only buy one book for every book you finish. My not-read books on my shelves have wildly surpassed the read books. So thank you for that idea. But look at it this way, you got so many soon to be release books that you won't need to buy anything for a while, right? That's what I'm telling myself at least, hehe. I hope you enjoy your books, Jacque. Lots and lots of pretties there =)
    Thanks so much for stopping by my post.
    Jenn @ Books and Swoons

    1. Flo and I are both admins for Book Nerds Across America. We are also huge New Kids on the Block fans and went on a cruise together back in 2010.

  3. Looks and sounds like you had fun though and all the signed books <3! Can't wait to read some of them, and I loved We Were Liars and Unhinged! :)

    Here's mine

    Kirsty @ StudioReads

  4. Looks like you had a great time as well! You got a few titles that I had to prioritize and miss out on, but I guess you did the same, and those came first for you! Thanks so much for stopping by my BEA post earlier!

  5. OMG YOU know Flo!! Aww I love her so much shes such a sweetheart. BTW Great BEA haul!!

    Come and check out OUT's STS

    And dont forget to enter the giveaways!

    Leydy from OUAT & RCE

    1. Yes...Flo and I met on a cruise back in 2010 and we both review for Book Nerds Across America.

  6. BEA looks like so much fun! I would love to be able to go sometime in the future. Trial by Fire, Sinner, and The Fine Art of Pretending all look like amazing reads and I hope you love them!

  7. Looks like you had an amazing time at BEA with some amazing books! :-) Happy Reading!

  8. Looks like you had an amazing time at BEA! :) Glad you got to get some good books that you wanted, and I admire your bookish goals!! :D

  9. It looks like you had a great time, so I'm sure not sticking to your 1 at a time goal worth breaking. There are a lot of books featured here that I'm super excited for: Landline and Famous in Love especially. Fantastic haul!

  10. Your BEA trip looked fun!! I wish I would have seen you there! And looking at your list I'm kinda wishing I would have gotten Famous in Love. It looks super good, but I was waiting in line for something else when Rebecca Serle was signing :( Also Biggest Flirts! I really want to read that!