New on Your Stack (volume 29)

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


Cover for Deadly SanctuaryI am so excited for Annette (AKBookworm) because she’s going to be reading Cinder for the first time! Such a great book, and a great series. I hope she loves it.

Annette also highlighted Deadly Sanctuary, which intrigues me thanks to the Arizona setting.


Cover of A Fool & His MonetJill (Days at Home) let me know that A Fool & His Monet is currently free for Kindle, so I figured it was worth a try. I like the main character being an FBI special agent focused on art crimes. It may be a little too suspense/romance focused for me to love, but I’ll try it. Someday.


Cover of Fire and FantasyArwen (The Tech Chef) added a slew of fantasy novels in August, and despite knowing nothing about any of the authors, I’m so tempted by the Fire and Fantasy collection simply because it’s only $.99 and includes 20 books. That’s a whole lot of reading material for a dollar.


Cover of Beneath a Scarlet SkyStacie (Sincerely Stacie) added so many great books to her reading stack in August. Fortunately for the sake of my TBR stack, I’ve already read many of them! Reading People, Option B, For the Love, Gulp, Grunt, and How to Manage Your Home without Losing Your Mind. All of them range from “worth reading” to “read this as soon as possible” in my recommended reading scale. 🙂

I am interested in the novel Beneath a Scarlet Sky, by Mark Sullivan. It sounds like an amazing premise, and to hear that it’s based on a true story? Astonishing.

What’s embarrassing to report is that when I went to Amazon to find out the details of Beneath a Scarlet Sky, it tells me that I already own the item, and have since April. So much for me keeping track of new books.


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New on the Stack in August 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

I know, lots and lots and lots of new books. I love options. 🙂

Nonfiction

Come and Eat coverCome and Eat: A Celebration of Love and Grace Around the Everyday Table by Bri McKoy

How did I get it: Received an electronic review copy for review.
Why did I get it: It sounded appealing.

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

How did I get it: Book blogging perks.
Why did I get it: Because it sounds AWESOME.

BE Series Bundle coversBE Series Bundle: The Gospels by Warren Wiersbe

How did I get it: Bought the Kindle version
Why did I get it: It was only $1.99 for all 6 books in the bundle. I couldn’t resist the deal.

The Card Catalog coverThe Card Catalog: Books, Cards, and Literary Treasures by Library of Congress

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I love the card catalog, and liked the nostalgia of learning some of the history behind it at the Library of Congress.

The Brontë Sisters coverThe Brontë Sisters: The Brief Lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne by Catherine Reef

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Debating if it’s a good alternative to recommend to the other Brontë biography that’s one of the selections for my in-person book club’s upcoming book flight.

One-Pan Wonders coverOne-Pan Wonders: Fuss-Free Meals for Your Sheet Pan, Dutch Oven, Skillet, Roasting Pan, Casserole, and Slow Cooker by Cook’s Country

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Love the idea of these recipes.

Essentialism coverEssentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been lingering on my list since Catherine first wrote about it, and then she wrote about it again recently, and it’s motivating me to finally read the book.

Food52 A New Way to Dinner coverFood52 A New Way to Dinner: A Playbook of Recipes and Strategies for the Week Ahead by Amanda Hesser & Merrill Stubbs

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: My library highlighted it as a featured title, and I fell for the promotion.

The Lost City of Z coverThe Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been lingering on my TBR list, and with the upcoming movie I’m trying to get it read sooner rather than later.

Chasing Slow coverChasing Slow: Courage to Journey Off the Beaten Path by Erin Loechner

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: My friend Sarah recommended it.

Balanced and Barefoot coverBalanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children by Angela J. Hanscom

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t remember how I heard about it, but I liked the premise and wanted to read more.

Fiction

A Conspiracy of Kings coverA Conspiracy of Kings by Megan Whalen Turner

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

This Side of Murder coverThis Side of Murder by Anna Lee Huber

How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley.
Why did I get it: I’ve enjoyed Huber’s other series, so wanted to try this one.

Plainsong coverPlainsong by Kent Haruf

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Bookclub selection for September.

Garden Spells coverGarden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Bookclub selection for September.

Glass Houses coverGlass Houses by Louise Penny

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

Six of Crows coverSix of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

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.

His Majesty's Dragon coverHis Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Dragons and the Napoleonic wars = must try.

A Pale Horse coverA Pale Horse 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.

A Pattern of Lies coverA Pattern of Lies 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.

Wednesday's Child coverWednesday’s Child by Peter Robinson

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

Final Account coverFinal Account by Peter Robinson (also published as Dry Bones that Dream)

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

Queen of the Tearling coverQueen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

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

Just Killing Time coverJust Killing Time by Julianne Holmes
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I fell for the cover of a later one in the series, so wanted to try the first one first.

Peril at End House coverPeril at End House by Agatha Christie

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

Gone-Away Lake coverGone-Away Lake by Elizabeth Enright

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Tara in my Facebook book group raved over it.

Return to Gone-Away coverReturn to Gone-Away by Elizabeth Enright

How did I get it: Borrowed it on audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Sequel to Gone-Away Lake.

Nim's Island coverNim’s Island by Wendy Orr

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m considering passing it along to my son to read, and wanted to pre-read it.

Baby coverBaby by Patricia MacLachlan

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Considering it as a future read-aloud with the kids (or some of the kids), or even as a book for one or more of them to read themselves. Pre-reading it to get an idea if it’ll be a good choice.

P.S. From Paris coverP.S. From Paris by Marc Levy

How did I get it: Kindle First title for the month
Why did I get it: It was the most appealing of the available options.


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New on Your Stack (Volume 28)

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


What She Ate coverStacie (Sincerly Stacie) is killing my TBR stack this month – SO MANY BOOKS that I want to add to my list. Two were already there: Reading People (which I’ve already pre-ordered), and What She Ate, (which I’d recently put on my library wishlist, a kind of a holding spot for books I may borrow soon). Then there was The Silent Sister, which sounds great, and Where the Light Falls – I do love historical fiction in unfamiliar time periods. Plus her kids’ books – especially Our Story Begins and that Weird but True Daily Planner looks so much fun. And my kids don’t even need it!


Reading People CoverSpeaking of adding to my TBR, Kate (Opinionated Book Lover), isn’t far behind Stacie. Kate is also on the book launch team for Reading People, and I’m trying to convince myself that I am not jealous of that. That I have my own copy of the book arriving soon as I’ve preordered it. It’s only somewhat working.

Then there’s Something Like Happy, which I’m eyeing as a possible light-yet-discussable book club option. And of course, I’m curious about The Book of Air, considering my obsession this summer with reading all things connected with Jane Eyre. Finally, Seven Stones sounds like a book I would love – Scotland, magic, historical fiction. It’s not available at my library, so I’m not sure I’ll get to it, but it’s tempting.


Talon coverAnnette (AKBookworm) is new to the linkup, and she has some great new books on her stack for July – like Quiet and Wired for Story. She also introduced me to Talon, the first book in a series about dragons. I love the dragon idea, but I’m not certain if I like the teenage-romance angle it possibly appears to take. I’ll have to dig into the reviews, before I fall for the premise and great covers.


The Bones Will Speak coverAs always, Jill (Days at Home) has some of the prettiest book covers featured. What catches my eye the most though is The Bones Will Speak. I’m intrigued by the forensic artist perspective, so I’m considering picking up the first in the series, A Cry from the Dust.


Arwen (The Tech Chef) has a *very* intriguing food book on her list: The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. I like my vegetarian meals at times, but I’ve never wanted to go 100% vegetarian or vegan. I’m curious what this has to say.


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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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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


“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 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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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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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

New on Your Stack (volume 24)

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


A Study in Charlotte by Brittany CavallaroKate (Opinionated Book Lover) planned to read A Study in Charlotte, which is currently on my library holds list. I’ve been a bit obsessed lately with reading Sherlock Holmes-inspired fiction, and lots of buzz surrounding this one meant it was on my “get to this one soon” list. Ok, soon-ish.


Inside the Medieval World by National Geographic coverArwen (The Tech Chef) added tons of children’s books to her bookshelves last month, but what really caught my eye was Inside the Medieval World published by National Geographic. I am fascinated by that time period and am so tempted to get this for myself.


I’m not even sure which book to highlight from Stacie’s post at Sincerely Stacie because she’s got over 30 listed! So I went for the one which I had just checked out the day before – Cork Dork (I am such a sucker for memoirs). But be sure and go to her post and see all the other books she mentions – Beyond Bedlam’s Door sounded really interesting, and I love David Allen, so Ready for Anything is one I want to check out. Her fiction choices included intriguing ones like The Practice House, It’s Always the Husband, The Breakdown, Sugar, Stars Over Clear Lake, and The Roanoke Girls. Whew! Stacie has plot summaries or descriptions for all of these, plus her children’s book finds included in her post.


I’m always tickled when I see people getting books for my book club, and Jill grabbed Funny in Farsi when it was a Kindle special price. It’s no longer at that price but I’m keeping an eye on it for future deals & post them to my Facebook page if I spot them.


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