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.

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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.


“New on the Stack” Link-up Guidelines:

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

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

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3. The linkup will be open until the end of the month.

4. Please visit the person’s blog or Instagram who linked up directly before you and leave them a comment.

5. By linking up, you’re granting me permission to use and/or repost photographs from your linked post or Instagram. (Because on social media or in next month’s post, I hope to feature some of the books that catch my attention from this month.)

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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

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

New on Your Stack (volume 18)

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

Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildOn her reading stack this month, Kate (Mom’s Radius) has Swear On This Life, which I have on hold at the library, and Burial Rites, which I have three days to finish before we start discussing it on Thursday. Or ok, I have until next Monday because my questions for Thursday and Friday are of the easy sort that don’t require you to have finished the book. Still. I need to get moving!

And unsurprisingly, she has the newest Harry Potter book, which I’m still debating reading. Will it ruin the series for me? I’m sure I’ll read it someday, but I’m not sure when that day will be.


These Things HiddenStacie (Sincerely Stacie) reminded me of myself with her comments that she’s trying to take on fewer books, and then here’s this huge list of new books for the month. I do that too, because it’s just so hard to resist books. 🙂

She’s added The Little Paris Bookshop to her reading stack, and I just got a library copy (now to actually get it read). She’s also gotten me to add two other books to my TBR list as possibilities – Midair and These Things Hidden both sound intriguing. They’re not definites for me to read, but they’re definitely being considered.


The Collapse of ParentingI get so excited when I see that people have really liked books I recommend. So of course I was happy seeing that Tanya (The Other Side of the Road) said her favorite book for the month was Big Little Lies (no, it doesn’t matter if I’m not the reason someone read the book. I still get excited to see someone enjoy it). Going on my TBR list thanks to her post is The Collapse of Parenting, which sounds interesting.


The Things We Wish Were TrueJill (Days at Home) has only five books listed, but one of them I added to my stack last month (The Daughter of Union County), one book I added to my stack this month (The Things We Wish Were True), and one I’m debating (First Impressions). Apparently we’re in reading sync right now.


Valiant AmbitionAnd, Jessica (Quirky Bookworm has stopped blogging (sniff) but she’s got her site archived at least. And she’s still on social media so I can stalk her literary choices. Fingers crossed she’ll add an Instagram picture to the linkup this month with her latest reading stack. Hint, hint. 😉

She’s got a lot listed this month that I either already planned to read (Truly, Madly, Guilty), or have on my radar as possibilities (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Alexander Hamilton). What I’m most curious to hear her opinion on is Valient Ambition by Nathaniel Philbrick. It sounds like one I’d really like – I do love history – but I detested Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea so I’m giving his newest major side-eye until I hear some glowing reviews.


And speaking of next month’s linkup, it will be on this Friday, September 2nd. I’m trying to avoid weekend posting, so I’ve bumped it up a day. It’ll be open all month though, so you’ve got plenty of time to add your links. I can’t wait to see what all you’re reading!

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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

Three years ago: Book Review: The Dark Enquiry

New on the Stack in July 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

Climbing the Mango TreesClimbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India by Madhur Jaffrey
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Book club’s pick for August.

The Miracle MorningThe Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Social media made me do it. 😉

HNA6929r+YarnWhisperer_int_correx6_3.inddThe Yarn Whisperer: My Unexpected Life in Knitting by Clara Parkes
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I love memoirs.

The SkinnyTaste CookbookThe Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor by Gina Homolka
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: An acquaintance gushed about how good the recipes are.

My Life in FranceMy Life in France by Julia Child with Alex Prud’Homme
How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Book club’s pick for September.

Fiction

Midnight RiotMidnight Riot by Ben Aaronovitch
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Jessica raved over it and I couldn’t resist the premise.

The Curious Case of the Copper CorpseThe Curious Case of the Copper Corpse: A Flavia de Luce Story by Alan Bradley
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Finishing up what’s already out there as I wait for the newest book in the series to be released.

Snow AngelsSnow Angels by James Thompson
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I don’t remember.

The PenderwicksThe Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall
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 and I’m in a middle-grade fiction mood lately.

Lost & FoundLost & Found by Brooke Davis
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Looking at my NetGalley account this one is on my shelf (although I don’t remember requesting it or receiving it). I need to read it and write a review to keep NetGalley happy with me, so fortunately my library had it.

The School for Good and EvilThe School of Good and Evil by Soman Chainani
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Heard raves about it and wanted to try it.

Death Wears a MaskDeath Wears a Mask by Ashley Weaver
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Was reminded of the series thanks to my “on this day” look back and grabbed the next one.

The Daughter of Union CountyThe Daughter of Union County by Francine Thomas Howard
How did I get it: It was one of the Kindle First options for July.
Why did I get it: It sounded like the most interesting one of the options available.

5 Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling
How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Reading the series.

6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling
How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Reading the series.

7 Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Reading the 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.

The Deliberate Reader

3. The linkup will be open until the end of the month.

4. Please visit the person’s blog or Instagram who linked up directly before you and leave them a comment.

5. By linking up, you’re granting me permission to use and/or repost photographs from your linked post or Instagram. (Because on social media or in next month’s post, I hope to feature some of the books that catch my attention from this month.)

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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

One year ago: New on the Stack in July 2015

New on the Stack in July 2016

New on Your Stack (volume 17)

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

Between Shades of GrayTanya (The Other Side of the Road) said her favorite book for the month was Ruta Sepetys’ Between Shades of Gray. I tried to read this ages ago, but knew I wasn’t up for it emotionally then. Someday I’ll get to this, as well as her newest one, Salt to the Sea.


The One-in-a-Million BoyJill (Days at Home) includes One in a Million Boy as one of the book she’s recently gotten. I think I’ve already mentioned that I’m on hold for that at the library, so I’ll get to it eventually.


Truly Madly GuiltyKate (Mom’s Radius) has some great books mentioned this month – she’s also reading a Ruta Sepetys (Out of the Easy), which I really enjoyed (more than she did actually). And she’s already reviewed two others I want to try: Towers Falling, and The Museum of Heartbreak. But the one that I’m most excited about is Liane Moriarty’s Truly Madly Guilty, which comes out tomorrow.


Give Your Child the WorldStacie (Sincerely Stacie) has two books on her reading stack that I highly recommend – Give Your Child the World (which I’ve been posting about frequently since it was released last month, it’s such a great resource), and What Alice Forgot, which was one of my favorite book club books ever.


Undaunted CourageArwen (The Tech Chef) added a TON of books in June – including Undaunted Courage, which has lingered on my TBR for well over a decade. How sad is that? I think I need to either prioritize it or admit it’s never going to get read. I liked Ambrose’s book The Wild Blue quite a bit, so I’m not sure why I’ve hesitated to try another one by him.


It Ain’t So Awful FalafelErika (Middle School Book Stop) shared a list of books on immigrants and adjusting to life in America – I was surprised at how many I’d read or have on my list to get to soon. The one I’d never heard of also sounds really appealing and it’s now on my TBR list – It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas. I’ve already got it on request from my library.


Swear on This LifeJessica (Quirky Bookworm) has two books on her July reading list that intrigue me: The Paris Librarian, and Swear on This Life. Both of them are releasing next month, so I’m keeping an eye on my library catalog to see when I can get them. I’m especially interested in the premise behind Swear on This Life, so I’m hoping it’ll pop up in the catalog soon.


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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

Two years ago: Seven Quick Takes, vol. 9
Three years ago: Book Review: The Rope by Nevada Barr

New on The Stack in June 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

May had been such a ridiculous month with new books, and then in June I forgot to check my library holds list and ended up with a massive stack. Most of them went right back to the library unread so I’ll share the picture of them but not link them below.

Let’s not talk about how next month’s is already shaping up to be just as ridiculous, thanks to some ill-timed library holds. I shared the picture of my library haul on Instagram, but since I got those in June they won’t be listed until next time. 🙂

Nonfiction

The Lifegiving HomeThe Lifegiving Home: Creating a Place of Belonging and Becoming by Sally and Sarah Clarkson
How did I get it: Bought it as a late birthday present for myself.
Why did I get it: I like all of their books that I’ve read by them (as individual authors), so why wouldn’t I enjoy the oone they wrote collaboratively?

Not Even My NameNot Even My Name: From a Death March in Turkey to a New Home in America, a Young Girl’s True Story of Genocide and Survival by Thea Halo
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Jessica recommended it.

32 Yolks32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line by Eric Ripert
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I love memoirs in general, and food memoirs in particular.

FerventFervent by Priscilla Shirer
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I’ve really liked the books by Shirer I’ve read before, and was reminded that it’s been ages since I read anything by her.

Fiction

The Prince WarriorsThe Prince Warriors by Priscilla Shirer
How did I get it: Sent a review copy by the publisher.
Why did I get it: The publisher emailed me to offer a review copy, and I’ve like Shirer’s nonfiction, and was curious to look at her fiction, and I do like fantasy, so it sounded like a good fit.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling
How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Continuing to work my way through the series for my in-person book club, and as part of the Harry Potter Readathon.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Reading the series.

Shadow and BoneShadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
How did I get it: Bought it from Amazon.
Why did I get it: It’s on sale for Kindle right now, and I asked for opinions on the Facebook page, which persuaded me to give it a try.

The Last Woman StandingThe Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams
How did I get it: It was one of the Kindle First options for June.
Why did I get it: It sounded like the most interesting one of the options available.

A Murder in TimeThe Murder in Time by Julie McElwain
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the “Big Library Read” so it was easy to borrow.

The Wrath and the DawnThe Wrath & The Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Wanted to read this alternative retelling of the Shahrazad story ever since Jessica brought it to my attention in the family book club.

Counting by 7sCounting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Tanya’s post last month reminded me that I’ve been meaning to read this one.

The One-in-a-Million BoyThe One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I think my friend Amy recommended it first, and then suddenly I’m hearing about it EVERYWHERE.


“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.

The Deliberate Reader

3. The linkup will be open until the end of the month.

4. Please visit the person’s blog or Instagram who linked up directly before you and leave them a comment.

5. By linking up, you’re granting me permission to use and/or repost photographs from your linked post or Instagram. (Because on social media or in next month’s post, I hope to feature some of the books that catch my attention from this month.)

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New on the Stack June 2016

New On Your Stack (volume 16)

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

I Like You Just Fine When You're Not AroundKate (Mom’s Radius) had an amazing reading month in May, and she had a lot of brand-new (or not-even-released-yet) books in her plans for June. I am most interested in I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around because the title made me laugh. She hasn’t reviewed it yet so I’m holding off on actually adding it to my TBR until I hear what she says about it.


Paris the NovelCharlene (The Book Brew) is currently reading Paris: The Novel which is one I thought about two years ago when my in-person book club was doing a book flight with a Paris theme. I ended up picking a different novel (mostly because of the length of this one) but I’m still considering reading it someday, as I love the description of it.


Open MindsArwen (The Tech Chef) added a book to her TBR based on the first sentence of the description: “When everyone reads minds, a secret is a dangerous thing to keep.” Um, yes, that does it for me too – way to write a teaser, Open Minds, although I’m not crazy about your cover.


All Aboard National ParksStacie (Sincerely Stacie) invariably brings my attention to some new books, and this month it’s that the same people who created the BabyLit board books now have one about the National Parks, as a part of a new series related to geography. I LOVE this, and think I’m going to get one for my baby’s birthday next month. I don’t care that it’s her second birthday, that’s still enough of a baby to justify it. 🙂


All the Light We Cannot SeeTanya (The Other Side of the Road) features a book that will be making an appearance on my reading stack later this year – it got pushed back from this Spring when I was originally planning on reading it but I do intend to read All The Light We Cannot See before the end of the year.


The Husband's SecretAs always, Jill (Days at Home) has the most appealing array of book covers. My highest priority from her June haul? The Husband’s Secret, although I want to wait a bit before reading it as I’m trying to avoid binge-reading Liane Moriarty, and I just finished Big Little Lies.


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New on the Stack in May 2016

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I realize this is an utterly RIDICULOUS library haul. Completely absurd that I would borrow this many books at once. Let me explain though: I went on vacation in May! And that means extra reading time, so I needed extra books. Plus I never know what sort of books I’ll be in the mood to read, so I need lots of options.

And that’s how I end up with this many books borrowed in one month. 🙂

Let’s not talk about how next month’s is already shaping up to be just as ridiculous, thanks to some ill-timed library holds. I shared the picture of my library haul on Instagram, but since I got those in June they won’t be listed until next time. 🙂

Nonfiction

What IfWhat If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe

How did I get it: Bought it during an Audible sale
Why did I get it: A friend loved it.

The Drunken BotanistThe Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks by Amy Stewart

How did I get it: Bought it during an Audible sale
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting.

Only in NaplesOnly in Naples: Lessons in Food and Famiglia from My Italian Mother-in-Law by Katherine Wilson

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

Napoleon's ButtonsNapoleon’s Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History by Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I thought about getting it during the Audible sale, but decided to try it from the library first.

Forks Over Knives PlanThe Forks Over Knives Plan: How to Transition to the Life-Saving, Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet by Alona Pulde and Matthew Lederman

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.

PresencePresence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Have heard many great things about it.

The Art of Eating InThe Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove by Cathy Erway

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Sounds like my kind of nonfiction – part food memoir, part do-something-for-so-long.

You Are Not So SmartYou Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourselfby David McRaney

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

FreakonomicsFreakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR list for even longer than You Are Not So Smart

Walking the AmazonWalking the Amazon: 860 Days. One Step at a Time. by Ed Stafford

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I read his follow-up memoir, Naked and Marooned, which referenced this one quite regularly. Plus I am fascinated by this idea of walking the Amazon – in no universe does it sound appealing to me, but I’d like to read about it.

The Real Doctor Will See You ShortlyThe Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician’s First Year by Matt McCarthy

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

The Dog Who Wouldn't BeThe Dog Who Wouldn’t Be by Farley Mowat

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: I enjoyed his other book, Owls in the Family, so much I wanted to try another title of his.

Better Than BeforeBetter Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits–to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life by Gretchen Rubin

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It’s my book club’s pick for July and I want to reread it before then.

Fiction

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: My book club is reading all of the Harry Potter books for our book club retreat. Instead of rereading them I’m planning (hoping?) to relisten to them. Plus, the Harry Potter Readathon is happening this summer!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

How did I get it: Used an Audible credit.
Why did I get it: Reading the series!

Among the MadAmong the Mad 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.

Walk on Earth a StrangerWalk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Jessica raved about it, so I’ll give the author another try.

Big Little LiesBig Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

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

Saving CeeCee HoneycuttSaving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

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

Grace at Bender SpringsGrace at Bender Springs by Vinita Hampton Wright

How did I get it: A friend loaned it to me.
Why did I get it: I loved her book Velma Still Cooks in Leeway.

An Uncertain ChoiceAn Uncertain Choice by Jody Hedlund

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Her books are comfort reads, and this one has such a pretty cover.

The Tattooed Potato and Other CluesThe Tattooed Potato and Other Clues by Ellen Raskin

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: The cover. I fell for it. Plus it’s by the author of The Westing Game.

PathfinderPathfinder by Orson Scott Card

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Trying to read another book of his, after not being crazy about Enders Game.

AirbornAirborn by Kenneth Oppel

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

As Chimney Sweepers Come to DustAs Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It was the next in the Flavia series.


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