New on the Stack in February 2017

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

Nonfiction

appetite-for-americaAppetite for America by Stephen Fried

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

manna-from-hadesManna from Hades by Carola Dunn

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

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

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

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

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

an-impartial-witnessAn Impartial Witness by Charles Todd

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

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

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


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New on Your Stack (volume 22)

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

passengerJill (Days at Home) always has the prettiest book covers in her book hauls. I don’t generally add a lot of her picks to my TBR list as her tastes veer more towards romance (both contemporary and historical), but I am still eyeing Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger, which I was so sure I’d posted about before, but couldn’t find it so apparently I imagined it.


a-portrait-of-emily-priceKate (Opinionated Book Lover) reminds me that Katherine Reay has a new book out – A Portrait of Emily Price. I want to love Reay’s books, and am tentatively thinking of giving this one a try. Reviews are good, although the ones I’m seeing also all gush over Dear Mr. Knightly, and I had some issues with that one.


Thanks to my missing post for December, belgraviaKate also shared a second link-up, and her February reading plans let me know about the novel Belgravia, by Julian Fellowes. I never did watch any of Downton Abbey, but I know enough about it to know that Fellows can tell a good story. Makes me curious to try this.


the-underground-railroadAnd as seems to be usual, Stacie (Sincerely Stacie), has several books on her list that I want to read. One of the ones I’m debating the most is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. The reviews I’ve read on this one are mostly amazing. My hesitation on it has been that I’m not sure if I’m up for the emotional weight of it currently. It’s supposed to be a powerful book, and right now I’m needing lighter reads.


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New on the Stack in December 2016 & January 2017

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

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

Nonfiction

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

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

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

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

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

everydaycookAlton Brown: EveryDayCook by Alton Brown

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

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

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

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

Fiction

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

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

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

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

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

the-uncommon-readerThe Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

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

navigating-earlyNavigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

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

a-pressing-engagementA Pressing Engagement by Anna Lee Huber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

elegy-for-eddieElegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

molokaiMoloka’i by Alan Brennert

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

the-beautiful-mysteryThe Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

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


“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.

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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 November 2016

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

Nonfiction

animal-vegetable-miracleAnimal Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver

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

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

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

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

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

Fiction

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

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

heartlessHeartless by Marissa Meyer

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

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

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

Ready Player OneReady Player One by Ernest Cline

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

broken-homesBroken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch

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

mortal-artsMortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber

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

the-brutal-tellingThe Brutal Telling by Louise Penny

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

poldarkPoldark by Winston Graham

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

foxglove-summerFoxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch

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

a-grave-matterA Grave Matter by Anna Lee Huber

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

the-dark-unwindingThe Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron

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

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

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

bury-your-deadBury Your Dead by Louise Penny

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

forest-bornForest Born by Shannon Hale

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

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

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

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

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

the-hangmanThe Hangman by Louise Penny

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

first-among-sequelsFirst Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde

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

changelessChangeless by Gail Carriger

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

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

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

walk-into-silenceWalk Into Silence by Susan McBride

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


“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 21)

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

starflightOnce again I’m going to wait on Kate (Opinionated Book Lover) (and how much do I love that blog name??) to decide if I’m going to read one of her books. Starflight is intriguing to this inexperienced science fiction reader, but it sounds like there may be a romance angle in it. I’ll wait for Kate to post her review before I decide if I’ll read this one.


one-to-fiveI do love trying new cookbooks, and Stacie (Sincerely Stacie) highlighted one where the concept sounds *very* appealing. One to Five takes one recipe and turns it into five dishes. I could handle that.


waves-of-mercyJill (Days at Home) let me know that Lynn Austen has a new book out – Waves of Mercy. I haven’t read all of Austen’s works, but what I have read of hers I’ve really enjoyed. I’m adding this to my tbr list for when I’m in the mood for that setting.


i-let-you-goTanya (The Other Side of the Road) highlights I Let You Go, and while part of me really wants to read it, the other part says that I need to stay far away from it. I think perhaps I’m better off skipping it, at least until my kids are all much older.


Previously on The Deliberate Reader

Two years ago: New on My Bookcase (vol. 26)
Three years ago: Reading Challenge Progress: December

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New on the Stack in October 2016

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

Moon over SohoMoon over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch

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

a-rule-against-murderA Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny

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

a-study-in-scarlet-womenA Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas

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

garden-spellsGarden Spells by Sarah Adison Allen

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Considering it for future plans.

the-silkwormThe Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Continuing on with the Cormoran Strike series.

the-crossing-placesThe Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths

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

the-case-of-the-missing-marquessThe Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer

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

the-case-of-the-left-handed-ladyThe Case of the Left-Handed Lady by Nancy Springer

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I liked the first in the series well enough to want to try the second. It’s super quick to read, so it’s nice when I’m looking for light and easy.

last-of-the-breedLast of the Breed by Louis L’Amour

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Considering it for future plans.

whispers-undergroundWhispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Love this series!

the-book-thiefThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Book club selection for November. I keep borrowing it and not reading it and then having to borrow it again.


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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.

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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

New on Your Stack (volume 20)

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

newton-and-pollyJill (Days at Home) had a nice book haul, including Newton and Polly: A Novel of Amazing Grace, the newest book by Jody Hedlund.


the-secret-diary-of-lydia-bennetKate (Opinionated Book Lover) went to BEA and came back with a truckload of ARC’s, including The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet. Sounds intriguing, and it reminds me that I meant to finish watching the Lizzie Bennet Diaries on YouTube and never did. .


dark-matterTanya (The Other Side of the Road) has Dark Matter on her stack, and I’m on hold for it at the library – it sounds super compelling and I can’t wait to read it!


strange-unusual-gross-cool-animalsStacie (Sincerely Stacie) has lots of new books, including a couple of great looking kids’ books. I am especially interested in the Extreme Wildfire (because of an uncle who used to be a firefighter for the National Parks Service, and a cousin who just started as one). I also am tempted by the Strange, Unusual, Gross, and Cool Animals book, because I think my son would LOVE it. Especially the parts about the gross ones. 😉


Previously on The Deliberate Reader

Two years ago: Spooky Books (or as close as I get) #31BookPics
Three years ago: 31 Days of Great Nonfiction: Chasing Daylight
Four years ago: 31 Days of Great Nonfiction Reads {Day 31} Garlic and Sapphires

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New on the Stack in September 2016

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

Nonfiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

PaxPax by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Jon Klassen

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

Girl Waits with GunGirl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart

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

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

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


“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 19)

Some highlights from the books you shared about in last month’s linkup:

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy QueenJill (Days at Home) has a number of pretty books highlighted in her post, and although Jody Hedlund’s Hearts Made Whole is the one I’m most likely to read, Susan Gregg Gilmore’s Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen is the one that most intrigues me. What a great title! It made me think of college, when I went to a tiny school in a tiny town that had a Dairy Queen as it’s only restaurant. Seriously.


Stalking Jack the RipperKate (now also blogging at Opinionated Book Lover) has mostly (all?) new books on her TBR pile for September, which is always fun. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco has a great cover and a premise that has me wanting to hear what Kate thinks about it. I love the idea of it, maybe, but always get a little skittish when I hear the word “horror.” So, I’ll let Kate try it out and share her opinion first. 🙂


Bedlam's DoorAnd, I thought I was going to get away with NOT adding to my TBR list from Stacie’s (Sincerely Stacie) post. The book she mentions that I’d most like to read is one I just did – Women Heroes of World War II: Pacific Theater. But then she also mentions Bedlam’s Door, and I do love medical nonfiction. I’ll look for this one from the library and see if it grabs me.


RebeccaCharlene (The Book Brew) highlights a lot of classic fiction on her reading stack this month – classic fiction that I’ve either read (Rebecca, Sense and Sensibility, 1984), or have decided I don’t want to read (Frankenstein; see above mention for my avoidance of horror, and The Girl on the Train). She did remind me though that I have both Dobson books – Bringing Up Boys and Bringing Up Girls, and have never read either. I received them as baby shower gifts and then stuck them on a shelf and forgot all about them! Whoops.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets illustrated versionTanya (The Other Side of the Road) linked up two posts – one her regular Media Monday post, and the other all about Fall books. While there are a lot of new releases that look interesting, I’m most excited by the new illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I preordered it back in May and I am thrilled that it’s almost out!


Space Dictionary for KidsArwen (The Tech Chef) has some great kids books in her post, and she mentioned the deals she got on two of them on Prime Day. How did I miss that?? Anyway, the one I’m most considering for my kids is the Space Dictionary. I have a fun Astronaut book we’re going to read next, but I’m always on the lookout for appealing nonfiction that we can read for school.


Previously on The Deliberate Reader

One year ago: September 2015 Recap
Two years ago: Reading Goals: September Progress
Three years ago: September 2013 Recap

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New on the Stack in August 2016

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

Nonfiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

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