New on the Stack in September 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

Cover of Reading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne BogelReading People: How Seeing the World through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything by Anne Bogel

How did I get it: Sent a pre-release copy.
Why did I get it: I love personality typing, and thought this sounded like an interesting take on a multitude of them. Plus, it’s written by Modern Mrs. Darcy.

Cover of The Yes Effect: Accepting God's Invitation to Transform the World Around You by Luis Bush with Darcy WileyThe Yes Effect: Accepting God’s Invitation to Transform the World Around You by Luis Bush with Darcy Wiley

How did I get it: Sent a pre-release copy.
Why did I get it: My friend Darcy is one of the co-authors.

Cover of Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh DumasFunny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas

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

Cover of Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen HatmakerOf Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: She’s funny and thought-provoking.

Cover of The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) by Gretchen RubinThe Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too) by Gretchen Rubin

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’ve been looking forward to this book for ages!

The Complete Make-Ahead CookbookThe Complete Make-Ahead Cookbook

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I love America’s Test Kitchen cookbooks.

Cover of Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric BarkerBarking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong by Eric Barker

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

Cover of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. DweckMindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been on my list for some time, as it’s popped up on my radar through several other books.

Fiction

Cover of Ride on, Will Cody!Ride on, Will Cody! by Caroline Starr Rose

How did I get it: Sent a pre-release copy by the publisher.
Why did I get it: I JUMPED at the chance to get this one because … Caroline Starr Rose wrote it!

Cover of Kilmeny of the Orchard by L. M. MontgomeryKilmeny of the Orchard by L. M. Montgomery

How did I get it: Kindle freebie!
Why did I get it: I’m going to try and read through Montgomery’s works next year, and am grabbing her non-Anne titles as I find them.

Cover of PinesPines by Blake Crouch

How did I get it: Bought the Kindle version.
Why did I get it: It was a great deal and I couldn’t resist grabbing this trilogy by the author of Dark Matter.

Cover of Wayward by Blake CrouchWayward by Blake Crouch

How did I get it: Bought the Kindle version.
Why did I get it: Getting all three in the Wayward Pines trilogy.

Cover of The Last Town by Blake CrouchThe Last Town by Blake Crouch

How did I get it: Bought the Kindle version
Why did I get it: Getting all three in the Wayward Pines trilogy.

Cover of A Fool & His Monet by Sandra OrchardA Fool & His Monet by Sandra Orchard

How did I get it: Kindle freebie.
Why did I get it: Worth trying as a free read.

Cover of Throne of Jade by Naomi NovikThrone of Jade by Naomi Novik

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Temeraire series.

Cover of The Shattered Tree by Charles ToddThe Shattered Tree by Charles Todd

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

Cover of A Matter of Justice by Charles ToddA Matter of Justice by Charles Todd

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

Cover of Innocent Graves by Peter RobinsonInnocent Graves by Peter Robinson

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Alan Banks series.

Cover of Mr. Rochester by Sarah ShoemakerMr. Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Debating reading it during my Jane Eyre-inspired reading binge.

Cover of Midnight at the Bright Idea BookstoreMidnight at the Bright Idea Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Bookstore setting is tempting.

Cover of CaravalCaraval by Stephanie Garber

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been highly recommended a handful of times.

Cover of Poppy by Mary HooperPoppy by Mary Hooper

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I found it while searching for WWI fiction.

Cover of Prairie SchoolPrairie School by Lois Lenski

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s part of Lenski’s Regional America series, which was recommended in one of my Facebook groups.

Cover of Nothing by Annie BarrowsNothing by Annie Barrows

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Annie Barrows.

Cover of The Grave of Lainey GraceThe Grave of Lainey Grace by Aaron Galvin

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: The cover caught my eye when I was on Galvin’s website.

Cover of Like Pickle Juice on a CookieLike Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg, illustrated by Matthew Cordell

How did I get it: Borrowed it via the Kindle Prime reading program.
Why did I get it: The cover grabbed my attention and I thought it was worth trying.

Cover of Like Bug Juice on a BurgerLike Bug Juice on a Burger by Julie Sternberg, illustrated by Matthew Cordell

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: The next one by the author.

Cover of Like Carrot Juice on a CupcakeLike Carrot Juice on a Cupcake by Julie Sternberg, illustrated by Matthew Cordell

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: The next one by the author.


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New on the Stack in July 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

So. Many. New. Books.

That is not an apology or justification, just an acknowledgment that I have an even bigger stack of new titles than usual, and I love it.

Nonfiction

The Guynd coverThe Guynd: A Scottish Journal by Belinda Rathbone

How did I get it: Bought a used copy since my library doesn’t have it.
Why did I get it: Catherine made it sound irresistible.

Happy Pretty Messy coverHappy Pretty Messy by Natalie Wise

How did I get it: Bought a Kindle copy.
Why did I get it: My friend wrote it and it was a great deal.

The Miracle Morning for Writers coverThe Miracle Morning for Writers by Hal Elrod, Steve Scott, and Honoree Corder

How did I get it: Bought a Kindle copy.
Why did I get it: Hard to resist at $1.99

Nigella Fresh coverNigella Fresh: Delicious Flavors on Your Plate All Year Round by Nigella Lawson

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: While I’m not sure that I’ve every made anything of hers, I love reading Nigella’s recipes.

Drop the Ball coverDrop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember where I heard about it, but the concept is appealing.

Sheet Pan Suppers coverSheet Pan Suppers: 120 Recipes for Simple, Surprising, Hands-Off Meals Straight from the Oven by Molly Gilbert

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Love reading cookbooks to get new ideas for dinner.

Salad for Dinner coverSalad for Dinner by Jeanne Kelley

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I had the chance to go to the library BY MYSELF and I took the opportunity to browse the cookbook shelf.

Week in a Day coverWeek in a Day by Rachael Ray

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Like the concept behind this one.

The Farm Chicks in the Kitchen coverThe Farm Chicks in the Kitchen by Serena Thompson and Teri Edwards

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It looked pretty.

It's Ok Not to Share coverIt’s OK Not to Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids by Heather Shumaker

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember who recommended Shumaker’s books.

It's Ok to Go Up the SlideIt’s Ok to Go Up The Slide by Heather Shumaker

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Both of her titles were recommended (in a Facebook group? Some post I’m forgetting?)

Fiction

Bright Island coverBright Island by Mabel Robinson

How did I get it: Bought a used copy.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how I heard about it.

The King of Attolia coverThe King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

How did I get it: Bought the Audible version.
Why did I get it: Love this series!

Kristin Lavransdatter coverKristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset

How did I get it: Bought the Audible version.
Why did I get it: It’s been highly recommended, and I couldn’t resist the deal of using only one credit to get that many hours of listening.

The Pilgrim's Progress coverPilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

How did I get it: Bought the Kindle version
Why did I get it: R is doing a Bible study on it, and he wanted a physical copy. I’m reading along with him, as their pace is only one chapter a week.

A Beautiful Poison coverA Beautiful Poison by Lydia Kang

How did I get it: Selected it as my free Kindle First title for July.
Why did I get it: It sounded the most interesting to me out of all the available options.

Counted with the Stars coverCounted with the Stars by Connilyn Cossette

How did I get it: Kindle freebie.
Why did I get it: Interested by the setting.

The Faerie Guardian coverThe Faerie Guardian by Rachel Morgan

How did I get it: Kindle freebie.
Why did I get it: Worth trying.

Daemoniac coverDaemoniac by Kat Ross

How did I get it: Kindle freebie.
Why did I get it: The description sounded like it could be great.

Salted coverSalted by Aaron Galvin

How did I get it: Kindle freebie.
Why did I get it: I’m intrigued by the premise – a mermaid story for boys.

Two Heads Two Spikes coverTwo Heads, Two Spikes by Jason Paul Rice

How did I get it: Freebie for signing up for the author’s newsletter
Why did I get it: He’s a prolific author, so if I like his style I’ll have lots more to read.

Kitchens of the Great Midwest coverKitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: The author was speaking at a nearby library in July, so I wanted to read his book before going to the presentation.

Magpie Murders coverMagpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s gotten a lot of buzz, so I wanted to give it a try.

An Unwilling Accomplice coverAn Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd

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

The Hanging Valley coverThe Hanging Valley by Peter Robinson

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Alan Banks series.

Past Reason Hated coverPast Reason Hated by Peter Robinson

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Alan Banks series.

A Study in Charlotte coverA Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Kate made it sound appealing.

The Saturdays coverThe Saturdays by Elizabeth Enright

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: I’ve heard about Enright for ages, but had never read her before. I finally decided to try her when I saw the first was available from my library on audio.

The Four-Story Mistake coverThe Four-Story Mistake by Elizabeth Enright

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Had to get the rest of the series.

Then There Were Five coverThen There Were Five by Elizabeth Enright

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

Spiderweb for Two coverSpiderweb for Two by Elizabeth Enright

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

The Madwoman Upstairs coverThe Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: My Jane Eyre-inspired reading focus continues.

The Diamond Age coverThe Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson

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

Among Others coverAmong Others by Jo Walton

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how I first discovered this one, but the description sounded appealing.

The Road to Paradise coverRoad to Paradise by Karen Barnett

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Jill mentioned it in one of her New on the Stack posts and I fell for the cover and premise.

A False Mirror CoverA False Mirror 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.

Cain His Brother coverCain His Brother by Anne Perry

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

A Most Novel Revenge coverA Most Novel Revenge by Ashley Weaver

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

Plague Land coverPlague Land by S. D. Sykes

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Jessica made it sound appealing.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon coverThe Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s gotten a ton of positive buzz.

I'd Tell You I Love You But Then I'd Have to Kill You coverI’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Jessica got me to do it.

A Night Divided coverA Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

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, but I was intrigued by the premise. It’s not a setting that gets much attention!

Savvy coverSavvy by Ingrid Law

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I think it was Amazon that recommended it to me. 🙂


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New on Your Stack (Volume 27)

Some highlights from the books from last month’s linkup:


50 Great American Places coverAs soon as I saw 50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S. listed in Stacie‘s monthly post I went and added it to my Amazon wishlist. And really, it’s all I could do not to buy it immediately – it’s so exactly the sort of book I loooove and like to actually own. Plus it’s only $7.14 but I’m trying to hold off until next month as I’ve already spent my book budget for July. 🙂

Stacie also reminded me that it’s time to order a 2018 Almanac for my son – he had so much fun reading the one I got him for 2017, and that’ll mean I’ve made a start on Christmas gifts. That’ll wait until August as well though.


Six of Crows coverArwen has SO MANY BOOKS listed for last month, she makes me feel better about the ridiculous numbers I add every month as well. I’m not the only one! 🙂

I’ve added Six of Crows to my library holds list, so I’ll be giving that one a try once my turn arrives. Because it was a Kindle freebie, I grabbed The Faerie Guardian. It doesn’t sound precisely like my sort of book, but I don’t mind giving it a try, as it’ll all depend on just how much romance there is in the story.

And, despite not liking the title AT ALL, I downloaded Daemoniac, another Kindle freebie (love when they have the first in a series as a free download!) Described as Sherlock Holmes meets the X-Files, this could be the best thing ever or a travesty. I’m hoping for the former.

Arwen was full of ideas for how to get free books this month, so I also signed up for author newsletters from Aaron Galvin and Jason Paul Rice, and received copies of their books Salted and Two Heads, Two Spikes.


The Boy is Back coverWhile it is completely not my usual genre, I am soooo tempted by The Boy is Back, because Kate tells me that it’s epistolary fiction! My love for that style of book might be enough for me to read it, or at least give it a try. I’ve already got it on hold at the library.

I’m also somewhat tempted by The Fifth Letter, by Nicola Moriarty, especially because I’ve liked books by both of her sisters (What Alice Forgot and Big Little Lies by Liane, and Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn).


Counted with the Stars coverJill got me to download another Kindle freebie – Counted with the Stars. I do like historical fiction, although I’m concerned that this one may skew towards the romance side. I’ll give it a try however, as it’s the first in a trilogy so if I like it I’ll have two more to look forward to reading!


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New on the Stack in June 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

How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House’s Dirty Little Secrets by Dana K. White

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Overdrive recommended it to me.

Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently by Caroline L. Arnold

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how I discovered this title.

My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues by Pamela Paul

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It’s a book about books, of course I’m interested in it.

Charlotte Bronte: A Fiery Heart by Claire Harman

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically & in audio from the library
Why did I get it: It’s one of my book club’s trio of books for October.

Veganize It!: Easy DIY Recipes for a Plant-Based Kitchen by Robin Robertson

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Overdrive recommended it to me, and the author’s name sounded familiar.

Work Clean: The Life-Changing Power of Mise-En-Place to Organize Your Life, Work and Mind by Dan Charnas

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I like the premise of it.

On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety by Andrea Petersen

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how or why I found this title.

A Touch of the Infinite: Studies in Music Appreciation with Charlotte Mason by Megan Elizabeth Hoyt

How did I get it: Bought a copy.
Why did I get it: Catherine said great things about it.

Fiction

A Distant Prospect by Annette Young

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: It’s been on my lst but my library doesn’t have a copy. When I discovered that the Kindle version was only $2.99 I couldn’t resist. And so far I’d say it is TOTALLY worth buying, especially in case they raise the price soon. I’ve only just started it but I’m loving it so far.

The Queen of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

How did I get it: Bought the Audible version.
Why did I get it: Love this series!

A Rare Book of Cunning Device by Ben Aaronovitch

How did I get it: Downloaded it from Audible.
Why did I get it: It’s a Peter Grant short story, and it’s currently free. Go get your own copy!

A Question of Honor by Charles Todd

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

A Long Shadow 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.

A Dedicated Man by Peter Robinson

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

A Necessary End by Peter Robinson

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

Out of the Dawn Light by Alys Clare

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how it ended up on my TBR list; it might have just been because it was a historical mystery.

The Sins of the Wolf by Anne Perry

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

Philomena by Kate Seredy

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: It’s a discontinued Sonlight title, and I generally trust their literature picks. I wanted a copy to eventually read to my kids or have them read for themselves.

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Someone in my Facebook book club suggested it for fans of Dark Matter.

The Thieves of Ostia by Caroline Lawrence

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Catherine mentioned it.

Winterbound by Margery Williams Bianco

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 TBR.

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library
Why did I get it: My friend Katie gushed over it.


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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 Your Stack (volume 26)

Some highlights from the books from last month’s linkup:


Stacie (Sincerely Stacie) has a small stack this month, but it features one I immediately went searching for at my library: Surgeon’s Story. I *love* medical memoirs, so I was disappointed to find my library doesn’t have it. I’ll keep an eye out for it in the future though!


Happily for my TBR list, Kate (Opinionated Book Lover) added nothing to my “want to read” list this month. Don’t be that impressed with my self-control though: it’s only because I’m intentionally avoiding beginning the Charlotte Holmes series by Brittany Cavallaro, until the last in the trilogy is published (next year hopefully). So despite her praise for book #1, A Study in Charlotte, and for tempting me this month with book #2, The Last of August, I’m resisting.


Arwen (The Tech Chef) mentioned getting Queen of Extinction for joining the author’s email list. Just like Arwen, the teaser describing the book for those who like “fairytale retellings, magic, steampunk, and romance” got my attention. Ok, I’m not so much into romance, but 3 out of 4 work. The author’s website no longer offers this title, but I did sign up for her email list and instead received Rebel’s Honor, the first in a Steampunk Fantasy series.


Jill (Days at Home) showcased a new-to-me title and series: The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett. I love the cover, and I love the idea of the 1927 National Park setting. I’ve got it on hold from my library, and my fingers crossed that it lives up to the cover. 🙂


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New on the Stack in May 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

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

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

Word by Word by Kory Stamper

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting (and I’m halfway through and it is)

The Commonsense Kitchen by Tom Hudgens

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Overdrive suggested it to me so I tried it.

Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Seemed like it might be helpful

Fiction

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

How did I get it: Purchased it from Audible
Why did I get it: Love love love this series.

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I held off on reading the last one in the Cormoran Strike series as long as possible, but then wanted it for vacation.

The Dry by Jane Harper

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It was popping up a lot in various spots online, and the Australia setting was appealing.

Savage Run by C. J. Box

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

An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd

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

A Cold Treachery by Charles Todd

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

The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: A later title in the series was recommended, but I wanted to start with the first

Gallows View by Peter Robinson

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

Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Satisfying my current Jane Eyre obsession

Himself by Jess Kidd

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how it ended up on my TBR

Jane Steele

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: For my book club

True Grit

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: My Facebook book club’s pick for July. I need to get moving on it.

Death of a Dyer by Eleanor Kuhns

How did I get it: Borrowed the audio version electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I read the first book in the series and enjoyed it well enough to be interested in trying the next one.

Excalibur Rising by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

How did I get it: Got it for free on Kindle
Why did I get it: Figured it was worth trying

In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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


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New on Your Stack (volume 25)

Some highlights from the books from last month’s linkup:

And a heads-up! The link-up for May will post on Monday the 5th, not on the 3rd like usual.


The Yellow Envelope coverIn a surprising turn of events, Kate (Opinionated Book Lover) has introduced me to a MEMOIR that sounds appealing. Considering her usual dislike for that genre, I never expected to add one to my TBR list from her posts, but I’ve already added The Yellow Envelope to my library holds list.

I’m also interested in reading Carve the Mark which she read in May, but that one wasn’t as surprising.


The Moon in the Palace coverJill (Days at Home) always features books with the prettiest covers. The one that really caught my eye this month? The Moon in the Palace.


Excalibur Rising coverArwen (The Tech Chef) mentioned Excalibur Rising, which is intriguing – Arthurian sagas always catch my eye. It’s currently free for Kindle, so I grabbed it to give it a try.


I Will Always Write Back coverStacie (Sincerely Stacie) only mentioned four books, but one was already on my TBR list – I Will Always Write Back, one has now been added to my TBR list thanks to her mention – One Good Thing About America, and a third – The Sunshine Sisters, is one I’m eyeing as a potential book club selection.


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New on the Stack in April 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

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary RoachPacking for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void by Mary Roach

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

Clean My Space: The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster, and Loving Your Home Every Day by Melissa MakerClean My Space: The Secret to Cleaning Better, Faster, and Loving Your Home Every Day by Melissa Maker

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It kept appearing across my path, and I took it as a sign that I should read it. 😉

At Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe by Tsh OxenreiderAt Home in the World: Reflections on Belonging While Wandering the Globe by Tsh Oxenreider

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m excited to read this new release – I followed her travels while they were happening, and am fascinated by this idea.

Loving My Actual Life: An Experiment in Relishing What's Right in Front of Me coverLoving My Actual Life: An Experiment in Relishing What’s Right in Front of Me by Alexandra Kuykendall

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Fell for the cover, but the premise sounds intriguing.

The New Comfort Food - Home Cooking from Around the World by SaveurSaveur: The New Comfort Food – Home Cooking from Around the World by James Oseland

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Fell for the cover, but I do know and trust Saveur’s recipes.

Other People's DirtOther People’s Dirt by Louise Rafkin

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Looking for a short audio book, and it was one of the first ones available.

Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese OneillUnmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners by Therese Oneill

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how I discovered this title, but it may be a fun historical read. I’m hoping for a Mary Roach-style look at the topic, but if the tone isn’t right, I may be sending it right back.

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca BoskerCork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste by Bianca Bosker

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

Fiction

Uprooted by Naomi NovikUprooted by Naomi Novik

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

Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer, illustrated by Douglas HolgateWires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer, illustrated by Douglas Holgate

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: A graphic novel continuing the Cinder series? I must read it!

Rivers of London Body WorkRivers of London: Body Work by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, illustrated by Lee Sullivan

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m reading everything I can find in the Peter Grant series. Even graphic novels.

Rivers of London Night WitchRivers of London: Night Witch by Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel, illustrated by Lee Sullivan

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Another graphic novel in the Peter Grant series.

Have Spacesuit Will Travel by Robert A. HeinleinHave Spacesuit Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein

How did I get it: Borrowed the audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Catherine mentioned it in a recent conversation I had with her and I was curious about it.

Keeping the Castle by Patrice KindlKeeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how it ended up on my TBR list.

A Sudden Fearful Death by Anne PerryA Sudden Fearful Death by Anne Perry

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

The Sky is Falling by Kit PearsonThe Sky is Falling by Kit Pearson

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: For a project I’m working on. If I ever get it finished you’ll hear all about it. 😉

The Blue Jay by Michelle SchlicherThe Blue Jay by Michelle Schlicher

How did I get it: Freebie from Amazon.
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting enough to download as a freebie.

Amethyst coverAmethyst by Lauren Royal

How did I get it: Freebie from Amazon.
Why did I get it: If on the off chance I’m ever in the mood for this sort of title, now I have one ready to read. A.k.a., it was free, so all I’m spending is a little digital storage space.

May B coverMay B by Caroline Starr Rose

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: I love this book.

Gone Fishing coverGone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger, illustrated by Matthew Cordell

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: Adding to my poetry collection for homeschool.

Gone Camping coverGone Camping by Tamera Will Wissinger, illustrated by Matthew Cordell

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: Adding to my poetry collection for homeschool.

Book Scavenger coverBook Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: It was on a major sale, and I couldn’t resist.

Bo at Iditarod CreekBo at Idatirod Creek by Kirkpatrick Hill

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Loved Bo at Ballard Creek, and wanted to read more of Bo’s story.


“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 in March 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

Yes, I know, once again I’ve borrowed an absurd number of books from the library. I had some long-awaited holds come in finally (The Hanging Tree!), plus me not being able to resist grabbing some others that were available. Some of them have already been returned unfinished, which I’ve noted in my comments about them.

Nonfiction

Siblings without Rivalry by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Hoping for some ideas to improve things between my oldest two.

The Revenge of Analog by David Sax
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting, but I ended up letting it go back to the library without attempting to renew it. It was much drier than I was in the mood for, and I didn’t care that much about the topic.

When to Rob a Bank: …And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I was looking for an audio book to borrow via Overdrive and this one popped up as available. I’ve since discovered that apparently my phone is out of storage space and can’t download anything so I’ve listened to none of it. Whoops.

Eat Dirt: Why Leaky Gut May Be the Root Cause of Your Health Problems and 5 Surprising Steps to Cure It by Josh Axe
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Hoped for something fairly accessible and reputible about gut health. Apparently I still couldn’t make myself care about it because I stalled out on reading it midway through chapter two.

Art of the Pie by Kate McDermott
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the current “Big Library Read” on Overdrive, so every time I went to my library’s digital catalog, I saw the cover. I couldn’t resist.

Four Seasons in Rome by Anthony Doerr
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’ve been wanting to try it, as I do love travel memoirs.

Fiction

Dark Matter by Blake CrouchDark Matter by Blake Crouch
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: April’s selection for book club!

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: My in-person book club’s April selection.

My Antonia by Willa Cather
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: My in-person book club’s May selection.

The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the latest in the Peter Grant series!!!

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Quick speed-listen to refresh my memory on characters and events before March’s book club meeting.

A Dangerous Mourning by Anne Perry
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Rereading the William Monk series.

The Long Way Home by Louise Penny
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next book in the Armand Gamache series.

A Dangerous Place by Jacqueline Winspear
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next book in the Maisie Dobbs series.

Watchers of Time by Charles Todd
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next book in the Ian Rutledge series.

A Bitter Truth 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

Black Coffee by Agatha Christie, adapted as a novel by Charles Osborne
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Hercule Poirot series

A Fearsome Doubt 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

Journey to Munich 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

The Nature of the Beast by Louise Penny
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next book in the Armand Gamache series

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Need to get moving on my book flight

Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how this one ended up on my library holds list, but it did and then it appeared on my kindle when my turn arrived. 😉

Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: May’s book club selection, and I’m trying to get ahead on my reading, as I’ve cut it too close with a couple of them. Except there’s some weird sort of glitch going on and it’s not letting me download it. I don’t know – I need to call the library or send in a chat request because I do know how to borrow ebooks and download them, but something isn’t working right with this one. It won’t even let me return it and try again. Technology, you’re so awesome until you aren’t. 😉

Defend and Betray by Anne Perry
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Rereading the William Monk 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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New on Your Stack (volume 23)

Some highlights from the books from last month’s linkup:


I have mixed feelings about historical fiction that uses real people as characters in their novels. This isn’t a blanket “never do it!” but I get a little nervous about how the author does it.

All that to say, Jill (Days at Home) highlights First Impressions by Charlie Lovett and I’m interested but slightly concerned about the Jane Austen character in the secondary story line.

Maybe I’m extra tempted by it because the audible version is narrated by Jayne Entwistle, who is one of my favorites. My library has it so it’ll be easy to give it a try.


Kate (Opinionated Book Lover) and I shared one title on our TBR lists last month, but since it’s for the same book club I guess it wasn’t surpring to see Emma appear on her list. 🙂

She also let me know that the Starflight duology is complete now that Starfall has been published. I checked out the first book but quickly returned it when I realized that there was a second book. I wanted to be able to read them both close together if necessary (in other words, I didn’t want a forced long wait for the publication date to arrive.) Now I’ll let her read it and tell me if the two together are worth the reading time. I want them to be.


Stacie (Sincerely Stacie) has some really intriguing titles this month but the one I’m most interested in is A Bridge Across the Ocean. The cover is so pretty, and I do so often enjoy alternating time lines. I’m waiting to hear how she likes it.

I’m also curious to see how she likes Rules of Civility, which she added to her reading stack last month. That was such a great book and it made for such a great discussion title in book club!


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