New on the Stack in February 2017

Welcome to New on the Stack, where you can share the latest books you’ve added to your reading pile. I’d love for you to join us and add a link to your own post or Instagram picture sharing your books! It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be reading, and get even more ideas of books to add to my “I want to read that!” list.New on the Stack button

Nonfiction

appetite-for-americaAppetite for America by Stephen Fried

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Sounded interesting

unstuffedUnstuffed: Decluttering Your Home, Mind, and Soulby Ruth Soukup

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Read some bloggers reviews of it which were highly favorable.

irenas-childrenIrena’s Children: The Extraordinary Story of the Woman Who Saved 2,500 Children from the Warsaw Ghetto by Tilar J. Mazzeo

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I was excited to hear about this book – Irena’s story if fascinating, but I’ve only read it in short accounts. I always wanted there to be a more in-depth look at her.

little-book-of-hyggeThe Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living by Meik Wiking

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I put it on hold when I read The Year of Living Danishly, and my turn came up. I’m not sure if I’ll actually read it, but I’ll at least give it a glance.

extra-virginExtra Virgin: Recipes & Love from Our Tuscan Kitchen by Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It popped up as a “recommended for you” suggestion.

Fiction

how-the-light-gets-inHow The Light Gets In by Louise Penny

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Gamache series.

leaving-everything-most-lovedLeaving Everything Most Loved by Jacqueline Winspear

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Maisie Dobbs series.

just-one-damned-thing-after-anotherJust One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Time traveling historians!

the-cold-cold-groundThe Cold Cold Ground by Adrian McKinty

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Jessica/Quirky Bookworm mentioned it, and I wanted to give it a try.

the-dark-days-clubThe Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It was highly recommended in another group I’m in, so I wanted to try it. Historical setting, paranormal elements = I’m curious.

manna-from-hadesManna from Hades by Carola Dunn

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Different setting and time period than my usual historicals (Cornwall, 1960s) but I’ve liked Dunn’s other series.

the-face-of-a-strangerThe Face of a Stranger by Anne Perry

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Rereading the Monk series because it’s been forever, and I generally liked them.

another-kind-of-hurricaneAnother Kind of Hurricane by Tamara Ellis Smith

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember why it was on my list.

an-impartial-witnessAn Impartial Witness by Charles Todd

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Bess Crawford series.

legacy-of-the-deadLegacy of the Dead by Charles Todd

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Ian Rutledge series


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New on the Stack in December 2016 & January 2017

Welcome to New on the Stack, where you can share the latest books you’ve added to your reading pile. Join us and add a link to your own post or Instagram picture sharing your new books! It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be reading, and get even more ideas of books to add to your “I want to read that!” list.New on the Stack button

Super late, but I did want to make sure I shared what books I added to my reading stack in December, so I just combined it with January.

Nonfiction

the-year-of-living-danishlyThe Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russell

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s February’s pick for my in-person book club.

Lost in Shangra-LaLost in Shangra-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR for ages – I love these sorts of nonfiction books, and World War II is a favorite time period.

take-good-care-of-the-garden-and-the-dogsTake Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: A True Story of Bad Breaks and Small Miracles by Heather Lende
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’ve enjoyed her other books, If You Lived Here I’d Know Your Name and Find the Good.

everydaycookAlton Brown: EveryDayCook by Alton Brown

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m a huge Alton Brown fan.

the-family-calendar-cookbookThe Family Calendar Cookbook: From Birthdays to Bake Sales, Good Food to Carry You Through the Year by Kelsey Banfield
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It popped up as a “recommended for you” suggestion.

smoke-picklesSmoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen by Edward Lee

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It showed up as available from the library when I put something else on hold, and I recognized his name from Top Chef.

Fiction

jasper-and-the-riddle-of-rileys-mine-coverJasper and the Riddle of Riley’s Mine by Caroline Starr Rose
How did I get it: Was sent a review copy from the publisher
Why did I get it: I JUMPED at the chance to receive this one – I *loved* Caroline Starr Rose’s novel May B, and am excited to read this one set in the Alaskan Gold Rush.

and-then-there-were-noneAnd Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Reading it before it was finalized as March’s selection for my in-person book club. We try to have all of our choices be read by one of the regular attendees, who can then vouch for them as a good fit for our book club. We haven’t always done that, and sometimes we’ve regretted it.

a-study-in-deathA Study in Death by Anna Lee Huber

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Binging on the series.

the-uncommon-readerThe Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Book club’s selection for December.

navigating-earlyNavigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I mostly enjoyed Vanderpool’s first novel, Moon Over Manifest, and my issues with it were ones that I thought might be improved by experience.

a-pressing-engagementA Pressing Engagement by Anna Lee Huber

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I got hooked on the series

as-death-draws-nearAs Death Draws Near by Anna Huber

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Binging on the series. It was a good fit for when I wasn’t feeling well.

the-mapping-of-love-and-deathThe Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

a-lesson-in-secretsA Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

the-thousand-dollar-tan-lineThe Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t know why it’s been on my TBR list. I never watched the Veronica Mars show, and I think that probably kept me from enjoying the book as much as I would have otherwise. I had no previous connection with the characters, and some of the backstory allusions were lost on me.

elegy-for-eddieElegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

a-quiet-life-in-the-countryA Quiet Life in the Country by E. E. Kinsey

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Advertisement on my library website. I thought it sounded fairly ridiculous, but I was hopeful (I do love that time period)

the-body-in-the-libraryThe Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Miss Marple series, and it was time for my semi-regular Christie fix. 😉

the-curious-charms-of-arthur-pepperThe Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Considering it for a future book club pick.

molokaiMoloka’i by Alan Brennert

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s February’s book club pick and I need to get moving on reading it!

the-beautiful-mysteryThe Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Armand Gamache series.


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1. Share your posts or Instagram pictures about the new-to-you books you added to your reading stack last month. They can be purchases, library books, ebooks, whatever it is you’ll be reading! Entries completely unrelated to this theme or linked to your homepage may be deleted.

2. Link back to this post – you can use the button below if you’d like, or just use a text link.

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New on the Stack in November 2016

Welcome to New on the Stack, where you can share the latest books you’ve added to your reading pile. I’d love for you to join us and add a link to your own post or Instagram picture sharing your books! It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be reading, and get even more ideas of books to add to my “I want to read that!” list.New on the Stack button

Nonfiction

animal-vegetable-miracleAnimal Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Book club’s January pick

im-just-here-for-the-foodI’m Just Here for the Food by Alton Brown

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I love Alton Brown.

no-sweatNo Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness by Michelle Segar

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how this ended up on my library holds list, but I got an email saying it was available for me.

Fiction

the-anatomists-wifeThe Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I think it was an ad on my own blog, and the title and cover sounded intriguing. 🙂

heartlessHeartless by Marissa Meyer

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Love Meyer’s other books

anne-of-green-gablesAnne Of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

How did I get it: Bought it from Audible
Why did I get it: It’s Rachel McAdams reading Anne of Green Gables, and I got it for under $3.(and if you haven’t heard how to get that deal, buy the kindle version for under $1. Then get the Audible for $1.99. Rejoice at your great fortune.)

Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Book club’s pick for January.

broken-homesBroken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

mortal-artsMortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

the-brutal-tellingThe Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

poldarkPoldark by Winston Graham

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: We’re considering this for book club later this year. I need to preread it and see what I think before we select it.

foxglove-summerFoxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

a-grave-matterA Grave Matter by Anna Lee Huber

How did I get it Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

the-dark-unwindingThe Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

How did I get it: Borrowed the audio version electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember why this was on my radar.

stalking-jack-the-ripperStalking Jack the Ripper by by Kerri Maniscalco

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember why this was on my radar.

bury-your-deadBury Your Dead by Louise Penny

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

forest-bornForest Born by Shannon Hale

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

the-zoo-at-the-edge-of-the-worldThe Zoo at the Edge of the World by Eric Kahn Gale

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember why it was on my list. I wish I did, because I would re-evaluate any others I might have added to my TBR from that source, as I didn’t really care for this book. At least it was a kids’ book so it was quick!

a-trick-of-the-lightA Trick of the Light by Louise Penny

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

the-hangmanThe Hangman by Louise Penny

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s an Armand Gamache novella!

first-among-sequelsFirst Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I haven’t read any in the Thursday Next in ages.

changelessChangeless by Gail Carriger

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Giving this series another shot.

night-of-a-thousand-starsNight of a Thousand Stars by Deanna Rayburn

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Deanna Rayburn + an interesting setting = worth a try.

walk-into-silenceWalk Into Silence by Susan McBride

How did I get it: Kindle First freebie for November.
Why did I get it: Was the most interesting sounding one of the options.


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New on the Stack in September 2016

Welcome to New on the Stack, where you can share the latest books you’ve added to your reading pile. I’d love for you to join us and add a link to your own post or Instagram picture sharing your books! It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be reading, and get even more ideas of books to add to my “I want to read that!” list.New on the Stack button

Nonfiction

Women Heroes of World War IIWomen Heroes of World War II: Pacific Theater by Kathryn J. Atwood

How did I get it: Sent a review copy from the publisher
Why did I get it: I’ve loved her previous books.

Every Day with GodVeggieTales Every Day with God: 365 Daily Devos for Boys

How did I get it: Sent a review copy.
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting.

GruntGrunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War by Mary Roach

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I love Mary Roach!

The Age of DaredevilsThe Age of Daredevils by Michael Clarkson
How did I get it: My Kindle First pick for September
Why did I get it: It sounded like the most interesting title from the options available.

Fiction

Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'dThrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mewed by Alan Bradley

How did I get it: Pre-ordered it on Audible.
Why did I get it: I love the Flavia series.

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Magical CreaturesPip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures by Jackson Pearce and Maggie Stiefvater

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Jessica selected it for our Family Book Club.

Death on the SapphireDeath on the Sapphire: A Lady Frances Ffolkes Mystery by R.J. Koreto

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: The cover. 🙂

PaxPax by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how it came to my attention.

Girl Waits with GunGirl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: The second is popping up on a lot of lists as a hot title for fall. I have to start with the first one though.

The Legend of Sleepy HollowThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s my book club’s pick for October!


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2. Link back to this post – you can use the button below if you’d like, or just use a text link.

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New on the Stack in August 2016

Welcome to New on the Stack, where you can share the latest books you’ve added to your reading pile. I’d love for you to join us and add a link to your own post or instagram picture sharing your books! It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be reading, and get even more ideas of books to add to my “I want to read that!” list.New on the Stack button

Nonfiction

Present Over PerfectPresent Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist
How did I get it: Pre-ordered it in May.
Why did I get it: I love her writing.

UninvitedUninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst
How did I get it: It was included in the monthly FaithBox I received (first time trying it)
Why did I get it: Because they sent it. 😉

The Gifts of ImperfectionThe Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown, narrated by Lauren Fortgang
How did I get it: Audible’s sale
Why did I get it: She’s been on my TBR for ages and this seemed like a good chance to try it.

A Mind for NumbersA Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra) by Barbara Oakley, narrated by Grover Gardner
How did I get it: Audible’s sale
Why Get It? Sounded interesting

What the Bible Really Tells UsWhat the Bible Really Tells Us: The Essential Guide to Biblical Literacy by T. J. Wray
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Was curious about it.

Good Girls Bad GirlsGood Girls, Bad Girls: The Enduring Lessons of Twelve Women of the Old Testament by T. J. Wray
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Was curious about it.

Under the Tuscan SunUnder the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy by Frances Mayes
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR list for ages.

Sleep SmarterSleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to A Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success by Shawn Stevenson
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Catherine recommended it.

Fiction

TimeboundTimebound by Rysa Walker, narrated by Kate Rudd
How did I get it: Audible sale.
Why Get It? Sounded interesting.

Pippi LongstockingPippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren, narrated by Christina Moore
How did I get it: Audible sale.
Why Get It? Couldn’t resist the price.

The Wind in the WillowsThe Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, narrated by Michael Hordern
How did I get it: Audible sale.
Why Get It? It’s been on my TBR for ages, and it’s one I want to read to my kids eventually.

Burial RitesBurial Rites by Hannah Kent
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Book club’s pick for September.

A Fatal GraceA Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Book #2 in the Gamache series.

Ink and BoneInk and Bone by Rachel Caine
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I kept seeing ads for it on my blog, and it sounded interesting.

The Things We Wish Were TrueThe Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
How did I get it: My choice from the month’s Kindle First options.
Why did I get it: It sounded like the most appealing of all of the options.

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend paperbackThe Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been lingering on my “read this soon” list. And I need that list to actually mean something.

The Box of DelightsThe Box of Delights by John Masefield
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember why it was on my TBR list.

It Ain’t So Awful FalafelIt Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Erika mentioned it in last month’s New On The Stack linkup, and it sounded interesting.


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1. Share your posts or instagram pictures about the new-to-you books you added to your reading stack last month. They can be purchases, library books, ebooks, whatever it is you’ll be reading! Entries completely unrelated to this theme or linked to your homepage may be deleted.

2. Link back to this post – you can use the button below if you’d like, or just use a text link.

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4. Please visit the person’s blog or Instagram who linked up directly before you and leave them a comment.

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One year ago: Dear Mr. Knightly by Katherine Reay
Three years ago: August 2013 Recap

New on the Stack in July 2016

Welcome to New on the Stack, where you can share the latest books you’ve added to your reading pile. I’d love for you to join us and add a link to your own post or instagram picture sharing your books! It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be reading, and get even more ideas of books to add to my “I want to read that!” list.New on the Stack button

Nonfiction

Climbing the Mango TreesClimbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India by Madhur Jaffrey
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Book club’s pick for August.

The Miracle MorningThe Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Social media made me do it. 😉

HNA6929r+YarnWhisperer_int_correx6_3.inddThe Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting by Clara Parkes
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I love memoirs.

The SkinnyTaste CookbookThe Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor by Gina Homolka
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: An acquaintance gushed about how good the recipes are.

My Life in FranceMy Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’Homme
How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Book club’s pick for September.

Fiction

Midnight RiotMidnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Jessica raved over it and I couldn’t resist the premise.

The Curious Case of the Copper CorpseThe Curious Case of the Copper Corpse: A Flavia de Luce Story by Alan Bradley
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Finishing up what’s already out there as I wait for the newest book in the series to be released.

Snow AngelsSnow Angels by James Thompson
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I don’t remember.

The PenderwicksThe Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR list for ages and I’m in a middle-grade fiction mood lately.

Lost & FoundLost & Found by Brooke Davis
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Looking at my NetGalley account this one is on my shelf (although I don’t remember requesting it or receiving it). I need to read it and write a review to keep NetGalley happy with me, so fortunately my library had it.

The School for Good and EvilThe School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Heard raves about it and wanted to try it.

Death Wears a MaskDeath Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Was reminded of the series thanks to my “on this day” look back and grabbed the next one.

The Daughter of Union CountyThe Daughter of Union County by Francine Thomas Howard
How did I get it: It was one of the Kindle First options for July.
Why did I get it: It sounded like the most interesting one of the options available.

5 Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Reading the series.

6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Reading the series.

7 Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Reading the series.


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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

One year ago: New on the Stack in July 2015

New on the Stack in July 2016

New on The Stack in June 2016

Welcome to New on the Stack, where you can share the latest books you’ve added to your reading pile. I’d love for you to join us and add a link to your own post or instagram picture sharing your books! It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be reading, and get even more ideas of books to add to my “I want to read that!” list.New on the Stack button

May had been such a ridiculous month with new books, and then in June I forgot to check my library holds list and ended up with a massive stack. Most of them went right back to the library unread so I’ll share the picture of them but not link them below.

Let’s not talk about how next month’s is already shaping up to be just as ridiculous, thanks to some ill-timed library holds. I shared the picture of my library haul on Instagram, but since I got those in June they won’t be listed until next time. 🙂

Nonfiction

The Lifegiving HomeThe Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming by Sally and Sarah Clarkson
How did I get it: Bought it as a late birthday present for myself.
Why did I get it: I like all of their books that I’ve read by them (as individual authors), so why wouldn’t I enjoy the oone they wrote collaboratively?

Not Even My NameNot Even My Name: From a Death March in Turkey to a New Home in America, a Young Girl’s True Story of Genocide and Survival by Thea Halo
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Jessica recommended it.

32 Yolks32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I love memoirs in general, and food memoirs in particular.

FerventFervent by Priscilla Shirer
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I’ve really liked the books by Shirer I’ve read before, and was reminded that it’s been ages since I read anything by her.

Fiction

The Prince WarriorsThe Prince Warriors by Priscilla Shirer
How did I get it: Sent a review copy by the publisher.
Why did I get it: The publisher emailed me to offer a review copy, and I’ve like Shirer’s nonfiction, and was curious to look at her fiction, and I do like fantasy, so it sounded like a good fit.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Continuing to work my way through the series for my in-person book club, and as part of the Harry Potter Readathon.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Reading the series.

Shadow and BoneShadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
How did I get it: Bought it from Amazon.
Why did I get it: It’s on sale for Kindle right now, and I asked for opinions on the Facebook page, which persuaded me to give it a try.

The Last Woman StandingThe Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams
How did I get it: It was one of the Kindle First options for June.
Why did I get it: It sounded like the most interesting one of the options available.

A Murder in TimeThe Murder in Time by Julie McElwain
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the “Big Library Read” so it was easy to borrow.

The Wrath and the DawnThe Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Wanted to read this alternative retelling of the Shahrazad story ever since Jessica brought it to my attention in the family book club.

Counting by 7sCounting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Tanya’s post last month reminded me that I’ve been meaning to read this one.

The One-in-a-Million BoyThe One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I think my friend Amy recommended it first, and then suddenly I’m hearing about it EVERYWHERE.


“New on the Stack” Link-up Guidelines:

1. Share your posts or instagram pictures about the new-to-you books you added to your reading stack last month. They can be purchases, library books, ebooks, whatever it is you’ll be reading! Entries completely unrelated to this theme or linked to your homepage may be deleted.

2. Link back to this post – you can use the button below if you’d like, or just use a text link.

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4. Please visit the person’s blog or Instagram who linked up directly before you and leave them a comment.

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New on the Stack June 2016

New on the Stack in May 2016

Welcome to New on the Stack, where you can share the latest books you’ve added to your reading pile. I’d love for you to join us and add a link to your own post or instagram picture sharing your books! It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be reading, and get even more ideas of books to add to my “I want to read that!” list.New on the Stack button

I realize this is an utterly RIDICULOUS library haul. Completely absurd that I would borrow this many books at once. Let me explain though: I went on vacation in May! And that means extra reading time, so I needed extra books. Plus I never know what sort of books I’ll be in the mood to read, so I need lots of options.

And that’s how I end up with this many books borrowed in one month. 🙂

Let’s not talk about how next month’s is already shaping up to be just as ridiculous, thanks to some ill-timed library holds. I shared the picture of my library haul on Instagram, but since I got those in June they won’t be listed until next time. 🙂

Nonfiction

What IfWhat If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

How did I get it: Bought it during an Audible sale
Why did I get it: A friend loved it.

The Drunken BotanistThe Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart

How did I get it: Bought it during an Audible sale
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting.

Only in NaplesOnly in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from My Italian Mother-in-Law by Katherine Wilson

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I love food memoirs

Napoleon's ButtonsNapoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I thought about getting it during the Audible sale, but decided to try it from the library first.

Forks Over Knives PlanThe Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet by Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I don’t remember why it was on my list.

PresencePresence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Have heard many great things about it.

The Art of Eating InThe Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove by Cathy Erway

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Sounds like my kind of nonfiction – part food memoir, part do-something-for-so-long.

You Are Not So SmartYou Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourselfby David McRaney

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR list for ages

FreakonomicsFreakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR list for even longer than You Are Not So Smart

Walking the AmazonWalking the Amazon: 860 Days. One Step at a Time. by Ed Stafford

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I read his follow-up memoir, Naked and Marooned, which referenced this one quite regularly. Plus I am fascinated by this idea of walking the Amazon – in no universe does it sound appealing to me, but I’d like to read about it.

The Real Doctor Will See You ShortlyThe Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician’s First Year by Matt McCarthy

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I love doctor-training memoirs.

The Dog Who Wouldn't BeThe Dog Who Wouldn’t Be by Farley Mowat

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: I enjoyed his other book, Owls in the Family, so much I wanted to try another title of his.

Better Than BeforeBetter Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits–to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life by Gretchen Rubin

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It’s my book club’s pick for July and I want to reread it before then.

Fiction

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: My book club is reading all of the Harry Potter books for our book club retreat. Instead of rereading them I’m planning (hoping?) to relisten to them. Plus, the Harry Potter Readathon is happening this summer!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Reading the series!

Among the MadAmong the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Next in the Maisie Dobbs series.

Walk on Earth a StrangerWalk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Jessica raved about it, so I’ll give the author another try.

Big Little LiesBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It’s my book club’s June selection.

Saving CeeCee HoneycuttSaving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Upcoming book for my in-person book club.

Grace at Bender SpringsGrace at Bender Springs by Vinita Hampton Wright

How did I get it: A friend loaned it to me.
Why did I get it: I loved her book Velma Still Cooks in Leeway.

An Uncertain ChoiceAn Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Her books are comfort reads, and this one has such a pretty cover.

The Tattooed Potato and Other CluesThe Tattooed Potato and Other Clues by Ellen Raskin

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: The cover. I fell for it. Plus it’s by the author of The Westing Game.

PathfinderPathfinder by Orson Scott Card

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Trying to read another book of his, after not being crazy about Enders Game.

AirbornAirborn by Kenneth Oppel

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It sounded intriguing.

As Chimney Sweepers Come to DustAs Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It was the next in the Flavia series.


“New on the Stack” Link-up Guidelines:

1. Share your posts or instagram pictures about the new-to-you books you added to your reading stack last month. They can be purchases, library books, ebooks, whatever it is you’ll be reading! Entries completely unrelated to this theme or linked to your homepage may be deleted.

2. Link back to this post – you can use the button below if you’d like, or just use a text link.

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3. The linkup will be open until the end of the month.

4. Please visit the person’s blog or Instagram who linked up directly before you and leave them a comment.

5. By linking up, you’re granting me permission to use and/or repost photographs from your linked post or Instagram. (Because on social media or in next month’s post, I hope to feature some of the books that catch my attention from this month.)

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May 2016 New on the Stack

New on the Stack in April 2016

New on the Stack in March 2016Welcome to New on the Stack, where you can share the latest books you’ve added to your reading pile. I’d love for you to join us and add a link to your own post or Instagram picture sharing your books! It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be reading, and get even more ideas of books to add to my “I want to read that!” list.

First, apologies for not sharing a round-up of books shared in the last link up. I think that’s the first time I haven’t managed it, and I missed it!

In case it wasn’t obvious by my light posting schedule in April, I was swamped by life and had to skip a lot of my planned blog content. I’m still catching up on things, and this month’s New on the Stack link up snuck up on me! I’m writing this the night before, and hoping I can remember everything I added to my reading stack last month. 🙂

Nonfiction

Empire of the Summer MoonEmpire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s May’s book for my Facebook book club.

The Complete PersepolisThe Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Persepolis is June’s book for my family book club. The library had it as a combined volume only, which is ok with me.

Better Than BeforeBetter Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s July’s book for my in-person book club.

Fiction

Shadow SpinnerShadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s May’s book for my family book club.

Tomorrow When the World BeganTomorrow When the World Began by John Marsden

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m still trying to figure out a great YA book for my family book club for August.

The Mystery of the Blue TrainThe Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Needed some Agatha in my reading life.

Saving CeeCee HoneycuttSaving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s under consideration for a future book club pick.

Looking for AlibrandiLooking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m still trying to figure out a great YA book for my family book club for August.

Jasper JonesJasper Jones by Craig Silvey

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m still trying to figure out a great YA book for my family book club for August.

EonEon by Alison Goodman

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember why it was on my list, but my turn finally arrived.


“New on the Stack” Link-up Guidelines:

1. Share your posts or instagram pictures about the new-to-you books you added to your reading stack last month. They can be purchases, library books, ebooks, whatever it is you’ll be reading! Entries completely unrelated to this theme or linked to your homepage may be deleted.

2. Link back to this post – you can use the button below if you’d like, or just use a text link.

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3. The linkup will be open until the end of the month.

4. Please visit the person’s blog or Instagram who linked up directly before you and leave them a comment.

5. By linking up, you’re granting me permission to use and/or repost photographs from your linked post or Instagram. (Because on social media or in next month’s post, I hope to feature some of the books that catch my attention from this month.)

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New on the Stack in March 2016

New on the Stack in March 2016Welcome to New on the Stack, where you can share the latest books you’ve added to your reading pile. I’d love for you to join us and add a link to your own post or Instagram picture sharing your books! It’s a fun way to see what others will soon be reading, and get even more ideas of books to add to my “I want to read that!” list.

Nonfiction

Surprised by OxfordSurprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: Tujia featured it in her New on the Stack post, and it was a great price last month. I couldn’t pass it up when it’s been on my TBR list for so long.

Find the GoodFind the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary WriterFind the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer by Heather Lende by Heather Lende

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Stacie featured it in her January New on the Stack post, and it sounded appealing.

Lost in Shangra-LaLost at Shangra La by Mitchell Zuckoff

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I love history, and it’s been on my TBR for ages. I was hoping it would help get me out of my reading slump, as I enjoyed Zuckoff’s other book, Frozen in Time.

Fiction

Station ElevenStation ElevenStation Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel by Emily St. John Mandel

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s April’s book club selection.

Stars AboveStars Above by Marissa Meyer

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s another Lunar Chronicles book!

The Secret History of the Pink CarnationSecret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Jessica & Julie brought this series to my attention, and I’ve finally borrowed the first one.

River SecretsRiver Secrets by Shannon Hale

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the next in the Bayern series.


“New on the Stack” Link-up Guidelines:

1. Share your posts or instagram pictures about the new-to-you books you added to your reading stack last month. They can be purchases, library books, ebooks, whatever it is you’ll be reading! Entries completely unrelated to this theme or linked to your homepage may be deleted.

2. Link back to this post – you can use the button below if you’d like, or just use a text link.

The Deliberate Reader

3. The linkup will be open until the end of the month.

4. Please visit the person’s blog or Instagram who linked up directly before you and leave them a comment.

5. By linking up, you’re granting me permission to use and/or repost photographs from your linked post or Instagram. (Because on social media or in next month’s post, I hope to feature some of the books that catch my attention from this month.)

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