New on the Stack in May 2017

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

Nonfiction

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

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

Word by Word by Kory Stamper

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

The Commonsense Kitchen by Tom Hudgens

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

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

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

Fiction

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

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

Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith

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

The Dry by Jane Harper

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

Savage Run by C. J. Box

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

An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd

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

A Cold Treachery by Charles Todd

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

The Unquiet Dead by Ausma Zehanat Khan

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

Gallows View by Peter Robinson

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

Texts from Jane Eyre by Mallory Ortberg

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

Himself by Jess Kidd

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

Jane Steele

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

True Grit

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

Death of a Dyer by Eleanor Kuhns

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

Excalibur Rising by Eileen Enwright Hodgetts

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

In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear

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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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


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New on 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.


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

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

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New on Your Stack (volume 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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New on the Stack in March 2017

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

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

Nonfiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fiction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Bess Crawford series

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

A Fearsome Doubt by Charles Todd
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Ian Rutledge series

Journey to Munich by Jacqueline Winspear
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Maisie Dobbs series

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

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

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

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

Defend and Betray by Anne Perry
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Rereading the William Monk series.


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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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New on Your Stack (volume 23)

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


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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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


“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 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.


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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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