Book Swap Opportunity!

Monday, 27 April 2015

Yes, yes it is - but why not be spontaneous once in a while?

I've been looking at my shelves alongside my TBR pile and figured out that it would be nice to swap the 'old with the new' per se. Pretty much all of the books pictured are in mint condition, otherwise they have only been read once - and I take good care of my books! So from this thinking I was wondering if any other Australian readers would be interested in swapping some books with me? 

In terms of postage, an idea of Australia Post pricing is as follows:

Standard satchel (up to 500g) - $8.25
Medium satchel (up to 3kg) - $13.40
Large satchel (up to 5kg) - $17.10

And hey - if there's some extra room in the satchel I may just through in an extra mystery book as well :)


  • The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick
  • Shiver the Whole Night Through by Darragh McManus
  • The Vanishing Moment by Margaret Wild
  • What If by Rebecca Donovan
  • Hush by Donna Jo Napoli
  • There Will Be Lies by Nick Lake
  • The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
  • The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
  • Love Bomb by Jenny McLachlan
  • Veronica Mars #1 Mr Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
  • Veronica Mars #2 The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
  • The Door That Led to Where by Sally Gardner


  • The Ratcather's Daughter by Pamela Rushby
  • After Moonrise by P.C. Cast
  • Jumping Fences by Karen Wood
  • Love Match by Monica Seles
  • Dangerous by Shannon Hale
  • Writing Clementine by Kate Gordon
  • Take Back the Skies (ARC) by Lucy Sazon
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu - TAKEN
  • Life In Outer Space by Melissa Kiel
  • Cherry Money Baby by John M. Cusick
  • Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
  • The Drowning Girl by Margaret Leroy
  • Dreaming of Zhou Gong by Traci Harding
  • The Hunt for Pierre Jnr by David M Henley


  • No Place by Todd Strasser - HARDCOVER
  • Glow by Amy Kathleen Ryan
  • Unwanted by Amanda Holohan
  • The Dogs by Allan Stratton
  • The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie
  • Havoc by Jane Higgins
  • The Beloved by Alison Rattle
  • Before the Fire by Sarah Butler
  • Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney
  • A Small Madness by Dianne Touchell
  • The Flywheel by Erin Gough
  • Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst
  • Hope In A Bellet Shoe by Michaela and Elaine DePrince


  • Man Made Boy by Jon Skovron
  • The Cinderella Moment by Jennifer Kloester
  • Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Rain Dance by Karen Wood
  • Love is the New Black by Chrissie Kieghery
  • Dissonance by Erika O'Rourke - TAKEN
  • The One and Only Jack Chant by Rosie Borella
  • Alexander Altmann A10567
  • What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang
  • Tandem by Anna Jarzab
  • Why We Took The Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf
  • As Stars Fall by Christie Niemann
  • Are You Seeing Me by Darren Groth
  • Waterfall by Lauren Kate


Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Soulprint by Megan Miranda
Beautiful Disaster/Walking Disaster by Jamie Murphy
A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie Murphy - HARDCOVER
Havoc by Jane Higgins
Wolf in White Van by John Darnielle 
Atlantia by Ally Condie 
The 100 by Paige Morgan
All The Truth That's In Me by Julie Berry
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher - HARDCOVER
I Was Here by Gayle Forman (ARC)
Hush by Donna Jo Napoli

What I'm looking for:

Preferred Genres (YA or possibility adult)

Dystopian/Science fiction
Historical fiction

Will not accept

Erotica or anything with explicit sexual content

(You can also check out my goodreads shelves here to check out what I like/have on my wishlist, or just general TBR)

If you're interested in swapping some books, take in consideration the following:

  • Open to Australian residents only
  • Send me an email to genie_inabook(at)msn(dot)com with 'Book Swap Interest (#)' with the number of books you are interested in as the subject header
  • Include what books you would like, and a list of books you would be willing to trade for (you can pick books from different piles - I just separated them so you could see the books in the photos better)
  • If you don't have books I would like to swap with, at my discretion it may be possible that you could still have some if you pay postage 
  • Indicate honestly what condition the books are in
  • I will update this post to illustrate what books are taken - first in, first served!
  • I reserve the right to reject requests I am not interested in
  • I am not responsible for books lost in the mail
  • Check back in while this is still open - I may add more books to the list!
  • Expressions of Interest close on 31st May 2015


  1. Oh, my! This is a great idea! I would love to trade books with my fellow bookworms here in the Philippines. It would be an awesome experience because I'd be getting new books to read and bond with other people and build trust. You wouldn't mind if I do this too on my blog, right? Amazing and I hope you are successful in getting people to participate!

    Faye at The Social Potato

    1. Exactly! It's great to have an opportunity like this to bond over new reads. Feel free to do it on your own blog Faye, I'm sure it'll be a big hit :)

  2. This is such an awesome idea, Eugenia!! What a pity I don't live in Aussie, as this is just fantastic!! :))

    New follower via GFC and Bloglovin'!!

    Ella Once Upon a Bookish Time

    1. Ooooh, I'm your 100th bloglovin follower! :DD THAT MAKES ME HAPPY X)

    2. Thanks so much for following Ella! You've made my day :)

  3. THIS IS SUCH A GOOD IDEA. Unfortunately my to-get-rid-of-stack would look like identical to yours. >_< I'm coveting Tandem BUUUUT. I won't put my name down for it, just yet. I shall dig through my shelves and see if I have anything that's not on your get-rid-of-list, eheh.

    1. Sure Cait, just let me know and I'm sure we could work something out :)

  4. What a great idea Genie! I'm interested in There Will Be Lies and Messenger of Fear, but I'll have to check out your shelves later to see what I can swap you.

    1. Thanks Jeann, looking forward to hearing from you :)

  5. I would love to do something similar to this, but unfortunately I'm a young teen who doesn't have enough allowance for shipping fees, haha. Good luck, though! I hope this brings you new books and new friends as well. :)

    1. That's fair enough Aimee - thanks for your support anyway! :)

  6. This is the best idea! I want to get back to this a bit later (when I'm not in class, oops!) I was literally thinking the other day that I want to organise a book swap. This looks like a good start!

  7. I wish I had books to swap, but I just sold them all the other day :( This is a great idea though, Eugenia <3 I hope you get some lovely books!

    x Ely

    1. That's alright Ely! I would try to sell mine too but aren't sure where the best place is to do so.


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