Shelf Envy with Paula Weston

Hello, all!

So, today is the last day for The Shadows Blog Tour. I sure hope you’ve been following or you’re missing a ton of great posts and giveaways! I’ll have the link down at the bottom in case you missed someone’s post. Incidentally, if you haven’t checked out this book yet…well, quite frankly, I don’t know what the heck you’re waiting for. Shadows will give you a different take on the angels trope and man,

Rafa. Be still my heart.

You can check out my review of Shadows here.

Anyway, today’s stop for this tour is another invasion of privacy orchestrated by yours truly. Let’s all snoop around Ms. Weston’s bookshelves, shall we?

A few shots of my shelves
I had a wall of books at our old place (my husband and I moved house earlier this year year: it took 30 boxes to pack them up). In our new place, I’ve unpacked just over half (my fiction and research favourites). Here’s a look at my new bookshelf. There’s another layer of books behind what’s on display. My comic collection is still packed safely away.

A shelf of faves (Maggie Stiefvater and Melina Marchetta), plus my Richelle Mead shelf.

My YA faves (mostly Australian)
Some fantasy and urban fantasy faves over the years.

Love, love, love your shelves! I think we pretty much have the same YA faves (Melina Marchetta!!!) because I’m a huge fan of Aussie authors. This is Shyness, Jellicoe Road…whelp. I see HAZE. I’m staring at HAZE. I’m drooling over your copy of HAZE. 


What was the last book you purchased?
“This very cool, very funny YA debut by Aussie writer Melissa Keil.”


What was the last book you read?

“It was actually the above book (Life in Outer Space), so for this question I’m going with the book I’m currently reading (just started).”


What book is on your wish list?

“I’m a huge Maggie Stiefvater fan and really enjoy the new direction she’s taking with The Raven Boys. My copy of the second in the series is on order.”

Thank you so so so much, Tundra Books and Ms. Paula Weston for letting me be a part of this tour. I’m dying to read what Rafa and Gaby’s been up to. October is not too far away, though. So it shouldn’t be too long now. As promised, check out what has happened so far in the tour here.

  • Thanks, Carina. And as I've mentioned in one of my comments in your blog, you just say the word and you'll be my next guest! 😉

  • I love her too. I hope you'll get to read The Dream Thieves soon, Alise! Thanks for stopping by!

  • I know right? Such a wonderful collection. Yes, you must! Then share a picture of it here on my blog. Lol. 😉

  • Me as well! That's why I started this feature. It's like my porn. Lol.

  • Thanks so much for the visit, Paula! Looking forward to working with you again. 😉

  • Thanks, Marianne. I feel your pain. Sigh.

  • Right? What was that saying? “I can tell who you are by the books in your shelves. ” Or something like that…lol!

  • Isn't it awesome? I'm giddy when I find a fellow book lover who loves Marchetta. But it's even sweeter if the book lover is an author herself!

  • Right? It's like a window to their soul. Hahhahaha. Not really. 😀

  • Yay! 😀 Love this post. Sigh. Your shelf envy posts are awesome. Melina! Maggie! Two of my favorite authors. <3 love their books so much. Thank you for sharing Joy and Paula 😀

  • I love these posts! Stiefvater is a favorite of mine too and I am so anxiously awaiting the Dream Thieves 🙂 Gotta love Richelle Mead as well!

  • so many wonderful books! I really need to buy a new shelf for mine!

  • I love checking out peoples bookshelves! That actually looks just like one of mine, only mine is more overstuffed. I need more.
    Thanks for sharing! I've heard this book is great!

  • Happy to share! I love checking out other people's bookshelves too. 🙂

  • I love having a peek at people's book shelves, that's normally the only thing I find myself gravitating towards whenever I go to someone's house! It's great to see so many of my favourites on your shelf! Thanks for sharing a great post with us Joy and Paula! Also Joy Haze was absolutely amazing! I hope you can get your hands on a copy soon!

  • I wish I had a bookshelf that pretty! My books are stacked at weird angles and such because I have no space in my room to put them anywhere! Love this post!

    -Marianne @ Boricuan Bookworms

  • Ahhh!! Paula is a Melina Marchetta fan!! I will have to try Life in Outer Space now. It looks awesome! Great post Joy and Paula!!

  • HAZE!! *___*

    I always love seeing authors' bookshelves. Just so cool! 😀