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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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.


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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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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.

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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 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

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

I 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.


“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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May 2016 New on the Stack

New on Your Stack (volume 15)

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

Happy People Read and Drink CoffeeI *loved* the title of Happy People Read and Drink Coffee (and I don’t even drink coffee) which I discovered thanks to Kate’s post at Mom’s Radius, and the bookstore setting sounded appealing. Instead of immediately adding it to my TBR though, I waited until Kate read it to see what she had to say. That was a wise decision, as her review let me know the book didn’t live up to the promise of the title and setting.


Counting by 7sCounting By 7s has been on my TBR list for ages it seems, and I really need to make it a priority. Tanya’s post at The Other Side of the Road on it remind me to get on that. So I put it on hold at the library and I should get it in June. 🙂


Radio GirlsStacie (Sincerely Stacie) has some great books listed (I feel like I say that a lot), but the one that really has me interested is the new-to-me Radio Girls. Love that time period and location, and the specifics are a bit different from others I’ve read in that setting. It’s not released yet, but I’ve already put myself on the library holds list.


Dawn at EmberwildeWinning for “prettiest cover” might be Dawn at Emberwilde, or perhaps The Beautiful Pretender. I don’t read much romance, but I do often like their covers. At least the historical ones. 🙂 Alyssa linked an Instagram pic of her book haul, and I had fun figuring out which books were included.


Dressed for DeathJill (Days at Home) also features some lovely covers – I know I shouldn’t pick books based on their covers alone, but it is *so* tempting. Look at that fantastic one for Dressed for Death. It’s all I can do to not give that series another try, when the cover art is so great.



Sorting the Beef from the BullArwen (The Tech Chef) has a wonderful stack of books, and I think I would happily read every one pictured. Apparently we have similar reading tastes. 🙂 Sorting the Beef from the Bull is one that I added to my library list to keep an eye out for – I love this sort of nonfiction.


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New on the Stack in April 2016

New on the Stack in March 2016Welcome 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.

First, apologies for not sharing a round-up of books shared in the last link up. I think that’s the first time I haven’t managed it, and I missed it!

In case it wasn’t obvious by my light posting schedule in April, I was swamped by life and had to skip a lot of my planned blog content. I’m still catching up on things, and this month’s New on the Stack link up snuck up on me! I’m writing this the night before, and hoping I can remember everything I added to my reading stack last month. 🙂

Nonfiction

Empire of the Summer MoonEmpire of the Summer Moon by S. C. Gwynne

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

The Complete PersepolisThe Complete Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Persepolis is June’s book for my family book club. The library had it as a combined volume only, which is ok with me.

Better Than BeforeBetter Than Before by Gretchen Rubin

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

Fiction

Shadow SpinnerShadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s May’s book for my family book club.

Tomorrow When the World BeganTomorrow When the World Began by John Marsden

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m still trying to figure out a great YA book for my family book club for August.

The Mystery of the Blue TrainThe Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Needed some Agatha in my reading life.

Saving CeeCee HoneycuttSaving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s under consideration for a future book club pick.

Looking for AlibrandiLooking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m still trying to figure out a great YA book for my family book club for August.

Jasper JonesJasper Jones by Craig Silvey

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m still trying to figure out a great YA book for my family book club for August.

EonEon by Alison Goodman

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, but my turn finally arrived.


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New on the Stack in March 2016

New on the Stack in March 2016Welcome 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.

Nonfiction

Surprised by OxfordSurprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: Tujia featured it in her New on the Stack post, and it was a great price last month. I couldn’t pass it up when it’s been on my TBR list for so long.

Find the GoodFind the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary WriterFind the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer by Heather Lende by Heather Lende

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Stacie featured it in her January New on the Stack post, and it sounded appealing.

Lost in Shangra-LaLost at Shangra La by Mitchell Zuckoff

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I love history, and it’s been on my TBR for ages. I was hoping it would help get me out of my reading slump, as I enjoyed Zuckoff’s other book, Frozen in Time.

Fiction

Station ElevenStation ElevenStation Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel by Emily St. John Mandel

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

Stars AboveStars Above by Marissa Meyer

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s another Lunar Chronicles book!

The Secret History of the Pink CarnationSecret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Jessica & Julie brought this series to my attention, and I’ve finally borrowed the first one.

River SecretsRiver Secrets by Shannon Hale

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the next in the Bayern 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 14)

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

The Edge of LostKate (Mom’s Radius) highlights the new book The Edge of Lost which has *such* an intriguing cover. I’m not 100% sure that it’s one I want to read – it may be too much for me emotionally, but I’m sure tempted to give it a try.


The NightingaleOne of these days I’m going to have to give Kristin Hannah’s book The Nightingale a try. When bloggers like Tanya (The Other Side of the Road) give it a 5 out of 5 rating, it makes me think I should probably have that day be sooner rather than later. Someday, I promise. 😉


Surprised by OxfordTujia (Read Go Adventure) brought Carolyn Weber’s memoir Surprised by Oxford to my attention. Ok, not the memoir itself (it’s been lingering on my TBR list for ages), but the fact that it’s currently only $.99 for the Kindle version. Yes, I grabbed it. Perhaps now I’ll finally get the book read? Apparently it’s on sale for March, so if you haven’t read it, you’ve still got some time to get it at the discounted price.


The Mystery of the Blue TrainCharlene (The Book Brew) has some great books in her post – she’s reminding me I need to read my next Agatha Christie (The Mystery of the Blue Train or The Body in the Library) as I slowly work my way through her works, and she’s got four interesting fantasy novels that have me considering them – Raymond Feist’s Darkwar Saga, Jennifer Laam’s The Secret Daughter of the Tsar, Félix J. Palma’s The Map of Time, and Alison Goodman’s Eon. Plus she’s reminded me that I think I do want to read Speaker for the Dead, the second in the Ender’s Game quartet, and see if I like it more. I feel like I owe it to Katie to give it a try after her thoughtful comments on my post about Ender’s Game.


The Silver SuitcaseJill (Days at Home) did *not* add a lot to my TBR list this month (which is nice, when so many other people did), but oh, does she showcase some pretty book covers. The Silver Suitcase is lovely, and so is The Headmistress of Rosemere


Only in NaplesAnd then Jessica (Quirky Bookworm) definitely *does* add books to my TBR, including Only in Naples which I immediately put on hold at the library (#1 on the holds list! Yes!) It’s a food memoir and travel memoir and of course I want to read it immediately. I’m also curious about the cookbook she’s reviewing this month – Dinner Made Simple – as I like the idea behind it in theory, and wonder how it is in reality.


The Gratitude DiariesStacie (Sincerely Stacie) also immediately added a book to my reading list – I’m also on hold at the library for The Gratitude Diaries, and may even have received a copy of it by the time this post goes up (love borrowing ebooks – they just magically arrive on my device!) I’ve also requested the 4 x 4 Diet, as it sounds interesting.


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