New on the Stack in October 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

ESV Illuminated Bible coverESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition

How did I get it: Received a review copy from the publisher
Why did I get it: It sounded lovely and I wanted to review it on the blog.

The Feast Nearby coverThe Feast Nearby: How I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on $40 a week) by Robin Mather

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR for some time, as I generally like food memoirs.

What She Ate coverWhat She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories by Laura Shapiro

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It kept popping up as a recommended title for me and I finally gave in and tried it.

10% Happier10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story by Dan Harris

How did I get it: Borrowed it via audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Sounded intriguing.

The Wonder Trail coverThe Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World by Steve Hely

How did I get it: Borrowed it via audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Love (some) travel memoirs, and wanted to give this one a try.

Everybody Writes coverEverybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content by Ann Handley

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been on my list of recommended reads, added from I-dont-know-where.

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

How did I get it: Borrowed it via audio from the library.
Why did I get it: My friend Sarah mentioned it and it sounded interesting.

Cork Dork coverCork 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: Memoirs! I love them, especially when they have an interesting slant.

Fiction

Ordinary Grace coverOrdinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

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

Glass Houses coverGlass Houses by Louise Penny

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

A Casualty of War coverA Casualty of War by Charles Todd

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

Around the World in 80 Days coverAround the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne

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

Lord Edgware Dies coverLord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie

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

Blood at the Root coverBlood at the Root by Peter Robinson

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

Gunpowder Plot CoverGunpowder Plot by Carola Dunn

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

In Farleigh Field coverIn Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

How did I get it: Borrowed it via Kindle Prime lending program.
Why did I get it: Figured it was worth trying.

The Honest Spy coverThe Honest Spy by Andreas Kollender

How did I get it: My Kindle First selection for October.
Why did I get it: It sounded the most appealing of all the options.

The English Wife coverThe English Wife by Lauren Willig

How did I get it: Review copy via NetGalley.
Why did I get it: The publisher sent me a notification about it and I fell for the ad copy. I do love historical fiction.

The War I Finally Won coverThe War I Finally Won
by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Sequel to The War That Saved My Life which I LOVED.

Greenglass House coverGreenglass House by Kate Milford

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.

Ghosts of Greenglass House coverGhosts of Greenglass House by Kate Milford

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Sequel to Greenglass House, which I LOVED. Expect to hear me rave about it soon.

Everything on a Waffle by Polly HorvathEverything on a Waffle by Polly Horvath

How did I get it: Borrowed it via audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Looking for an audiobook to borrow and it was available immediately, and I recognized the title from some “recommended middle grade reads” type lists.

One Year in Coal Harbor coverOne Year in Coal Harbor by Polly Horvath

How did I get it: Borrowed it via audio from the library.
Why did I get it: Sequel to Everything on a Waffle, which I enjoyed enough to be happy to discover it had a sequel.

Book Scavenger coverBook Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR, and I was searching for more middle-grade books to read this month (surgery recovery = I was looking for easy reads).

Miracles on Maple Hill coverMiracles on Maple Hill by Virginia Sorensen

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

Clementine coverClementine by Sara Pennypacker

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Looking for available titles that would be quick and not too mentally taxing.

The Terrible Two coverThe Terrible Two by Jory John and Mac Barnett

How did I get it: Borrowed it through the Kindle Prime lending program.
Why did I get it: Pre-reading it as a possible book for my son to read on his own (it passed).

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling coverThe Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book I: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Catherine mentioned them and they sounded appealing.

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book II: The Hidden Gallery coverThe Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book II: The Hidden Gallery by Maryrose Wood

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Sequel to the first book.


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Homeschooling Update: New on the (Homeschool) Stack

I blog every month about the books I add to my reading stack, but I’ve never thought about sharing the new homeschooling-related titles I add. This month’s post includes about three month’s worth of new books.

National Parks: A Kid’s Guide to America’s Parks, Monuments and Landmarks

I saw this one on my friend Sarah’s Instagram, and immediately wanted it. I love love love the National Parks and a fun title like this looked like one we would all enjoy.

Castle by David Macaulay

We’re in the middle of learning about the era of European castles in history, so I couldn’t resist when I found this title on a great deal.

Legends & Leagues South Storybook (& Workbook)

Wanted to try this as it looked like a fun approach to geography.

Cabin on Trouble Creek by Jean Van Leeuwen

This title appears on a lot of recommended fiction lists, so I grabbed it on sale.

Who Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Another sale title (so hard to resist titles when they’re super inexpensive!), because I love having additional easier readers on hand to give to my kids when I need something to keep them busy.

Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully

Another one where I couldn’t resist the screaming deal.

Science Encyclopedia

It’s beyond where my kids are right now, but I’m hoping they get some use out of it. They’ve loved the other Usborne science titles they’ve used.


The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay

Couldn’t resist this on sale either, and I think they are going to LOVE it when I finally pull it off the shelf.


Bible Explorer’s Guide

Looks like the sort of book we all enjoy, and it’s SO HARD for me to resist Bible reference books that I think my kids will like.


Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones by Gene Barretta

Very cute, but I’d only say get it if you find an amazing deal like I did (love damaged book sales when the “damage” ends up being super minor).


Life Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Child for the Real World by Christine Field

I maybe should have listed this in my usual New on the Stack post, because it is for me. Except it is homeschooling-related so I’m keeping it here. I’m not sure how useful this will be, but I’m giving it a try.


No Stress Chess

No, it’s not a book, but it is for school. So far my son really likes this, and I’m enjoying it as well (I’ve never played chess before, so we’re both learning).


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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 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.


“New on the Stack” Link-up Guidelines:

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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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