A Story Telling Magic Box

This week I have a very special Stacking the Shelves because until last night I did not know what would be added to my library today.

I love how each book was wrapped separately.

A short walk from my home there is a Children’s Bookshop called Storytellers Inc. Since entering it the first time I visit at least once a week and rarely leave empty handed.

I’m still trying to come up with a valid reason for me to enter the Reading Den given that I’m over 18 and not a parent but apart from that small issue this shop is pretty much perfect.

So, the Magic Box – Katie ( the owner) is one of the best people to ask for book recommendations. Trust me, I have tried and tested this on numerous occasions and every time it’s worked out. Last month I gave her my overtime money and set a challenge. This is the result.

There are 9 books each holding the promise of hours of reading bliss and I can’t wait to start.

I just have to decide which one to pick up first.


Storytellers Magic Box:

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld

Dying to Know You by Aidan Chambers

The Brides of Rollrock Island by Margo Lanagan

How the Lights gets in by M. J. Hyland

Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster

Everybody Jam by Ali Lewis

The 10 P.M. Question by Kate De Goldi

Going Out by Scarlett Thomas


Which one would you pick?


Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It’s a chance to show what books you’ve added to your library in the past 7 days. These can be bought books, borrowed, review copies, any which way they come to you.
I’ve linked mine to Goodreads.

34 thoughts on “A Story Telling Magic Box

  1. Awww wow that is a lovely idea!!! I love how each of them is wrapped and you dont know what they are. I have heard of a couple of those but i love this idea more so because you can find some hidden gems of books that are excellent reads just not hyped up!

    I hope you enjoy them and do some reviews on your blog so ppl become aware of them 🙂

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    1. I was so excited when I opened that box. There were also chocolate reading owls (you know because reading and chocolate are a perfect couple) – it was just so nice and I’ll be reviewing all of them.

  2. I’d be interested to know in your reviews whether you’d heard of it and then based on the cover/blurb etc whether you would have bought it otherwise.I guess you could do a separate post to answer that for all the books. And I’m DYING TO KNOW how you pick which order to read them. Not a hint. Don’t read Dying To Know You first. Or do. I don’t mind. It’s your box.

  3. The Brides of Rollrock is an Aussie book (but you have the US version) so I hope you enjoy it. I have the Aussie version but haven’t read it yet, I also have Dying to Know you but haven’t read it either. A friend reviewed Daddy Long Legs this week, sounds like a classic YA book. Enjoy your stack!

  4. Nice haul! What an awesome idea the magic box is! And so beautifully done.
    All those books are new to me, so I can’t recommend any but I hope you enjoy all of them!

    Thanks for stopping by my STS =)

  5. I’ve heard absolutely fantastic things about The Brides of Rollrock Island, so I’d definitely recommend that one first! I also want to read The 10 pm Question. 🙂

  6. Wow this is such a fantastic and unique way to get books. What a thoughtful owner! Unfortunately I haven’t read any of these books, but I hope you have a great time reading them! Thanks for stopping by my StS!

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