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.


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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.


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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 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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New on the Stack in February 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.

Not a lot of new books for me in February – perhaps because I’m in a reading slump. I don’t generally list the kid lit I bring in, but am this month in part so my post doesn’t seem so skimpy. 🙂

New on the Stack February 2016

Nonfiction

Teaching from RestTeaching from Rest: A Homeschooler’s Guide to Unshakable PeaceTeaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah Mackenzie by Sarah Mackenzie

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: I like her podcast, and have heard good things about the book.

The Gospel Story BibleThe Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New TestamentsThe Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments by Marty Machowski by Marty Machowski

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: We finished our last story Bible and I’ve had my eye on this one. So far I’d give it two thumbs up – it’s beautifully illustrated, I like its approach, and it’s written on a good level to fit my kids right now.

The Story of the World Volume 1The Story of the World: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised EditionThe Story of the World: History for the Classical Child: Volume 1: Ancient Times: From the Earliest Nomads to the Last Roman Emperor, Revised Edition by Susan Wise Bauer (and Activity Book) by Susan Wise Bauer

How did I get it: Bought them
Why did I get it: Considering adding them in to our new homeschool curriculum, in large part because of the activity book. I am not good at adding in hands-on things and the activity book may make that easier for me. That’s the hope anyway and why I’m giving it a try.

Fiction

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Jim Kay illustrationsHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated EditionHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition (Harry Potter, Book 1) by J. K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay by J. K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay

How did I get it: Bought it as a Christmas present to myself, when Amazon had their 30% off one item sale. I *finally* got my copy last month but forgot to list it until this month. I’m glad it was only a present for myself because it definitely didn’t arrive by Christmas. 🙂
Why did I get it: Harry Potter! And it’s gorgeous.

Year of the Black PonyYear of the Black PonyYear of the Black Pony by Walt Morey by Walt Morey

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: Found it on a nice sale and thought it was worth trying, since my library didn’t have it and reviews sounded promising.

Little BritchesLittle Britches: Father and I Were RanchersLittle Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers by Ralph Moody by Ralph Moody

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Have heard great things about it, and even when I was checking it out at the library I had someone notice it in my stack and comment about how much she loved it!

When We Were Very YoungWhen We Were Very YoungWhen We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne by A. A. Milne

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: I’m continuing to add more children’s poetry to our collection.

Now We Are SixNow We Are SixNow We Are Six by A. A. Milne by A. A. Milne

How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: I’m continuing to add more children’s poetry to our collection.


“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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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

One year ago: New on the Stack in January 2015
Two years ago: 2013 Reads, Charts and Graphs Style

New on Your Stack (volume 13)

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

Stars AboveKate (Mom’s Radius) will be reading Marissa Meyer’s Stars Above: A Lunar Chronicles Collection. I will also be reading Stars Above, as soon as my turn arrives at the library. Well, I suppose it’s possibly I’ll hear dreadful things about the book and rethink that plan, but they would have to be devastatingly bad reviews, and even then I’ll probably try it myself at least a bit. I do love this series. 🙂


11 22 63Tanya (The Other Side of the Road) has some great books in her February stack. Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love and Kate Morton’s The Lake House are both so good, and I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about Steven King’s 11/22/6311/22/63: A Novel. I’m only hesitating on reading it because of the length.


Find the GoodStacie (Sincerely Stacie) always has an interesting mix of books, and I’m most intrigued by Find 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. It sounds like the sort of nonfiction I always enjoy, so I’m looking forward to hearing what she thinks of it and if it’s worth seeking out.


Food a Love StoryEllen (Bookspired) is reading Big Little Lies this month. I’ll be reading that later this year with my Facebook book club. She’s also reading Food: A Love StoryFood: A Love Story by Jim Gaffigan and I’ve heard so many people rave about this title that I need to give it a try soon.


Stars Over Sunset BoulevardJill (Days at Home) has several books I’ve never heard of on her list – and with some really compelling covers I need to look into them and see if they’re right for me. Stars Over Sunset BoulevardStars Over Sunset Boulevard and The Feathered BoneThe Feathered Bone are the ones that most catch my eye and have me seeing if my library has them.


RebeccaJessica (Quirky Bookworm) is listening to Rebecca, which reminds me that my in-person book club is reading RebeccaRebecca for March. I have read exactly zero pages in Rebecca, and our meeting is March 10. Perhaps it’s time for me to get started on it? 🙂

Also, she’s reading The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English LanguageThe Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language which I’ve had on my Kindle for ages and have read zero pages of it, for no good reason other than I’ve got way too many books on my Kindle. I need reading deadlines sometimes to get to my books, and when they’re not library books they tend to get ignored. 🙁

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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

One year ago: What the Kids are Reading (in February 2015)
Two years ago: Book Review: Cress by Marissa Meyer
Three years ago: Book Review: Refuse to Choose by Barbara Sher

New on the Stack in January 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

The Black CountThe Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss

How did I get it: Bought a paperback copy from Amazon, and borrowed an electronic version from the library. Making it easy on myself to get it read!
Why did I get it: It’s my book club pick for February!

The Power of OneThe Power of One by Jenny Herman

How did I get it: Grabbed a Kindle copy when it was on special offer.
Why did I get it: I follow the author on social media and like her posts, so wanted to read her ebook.

Fiction

The ChosenThe ChosenThe Chosen by Chaim Potok by Chaim Potok

How did I get it: Bought a paperback copy from Amazon
Why did I get it: It’s my book club’s pick for March. Wanting to not cut things as close next month as I did this month!

Julie of the WolvesJulie of the Wolves by Jean Craighead George

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s this month’s book for RTFEBC.

A Single ShardA Single ShardA Single Shard by Linda Sue Park by Linda Sue Park

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Pre-reading Korea books.

The Kite FightersThe Kite FightersThe Kite Fighters by Linda Sue Park by Linda Sue Park

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Pre-reading Korea books.

When My Name Was KeokoWhen My Name Was KeokoWhen My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park by Linda Sue Park

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Pre-reading Korea books.


“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: New on the Stack in January 2015
Two years ago: 2013 Reads, Charts and Graphs Style

New on Your Stack (volume 12)

Everything I Never Told YouKate (Mom’s Radius) is going to be reading Everything I Never Told YouEverything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, which I borrowed from the library last year and then returned, unopened, after deciding that I wasn’t emotionally up for what I was afraid it might be.

I realize that I may be missing out on a fantastic book because of that decision. I may reconsider it in the future, or if someone tells me the book isn’t emotionally wrenching.


The Black CountJill (Days at Home) had quite the stack of new books, but I was most excited to see The Black CountThe Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo by Tom Reiss! I’m hoping that means she’s going to be joining us in the book club for the discussion on it next month. 🙂


The Book of Job JournalMelinda (This Boy Mom) has some *great* books listed – I love reading the Bible chronologically, and she’s got me curious about The Book of Job JournalThe Book of Job Journal: One Chapter a Day by Courtney Joseph she’ll be using for study in January. Add in her other books and it looks like a nice month for her.


The Lost City of ZTanya (The Other Side of the Road) lists some of the books that will be released as movies in 2016. Realistically, I’ll probably see none of them. But I have been meaning to read The Lost City of ZThe Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann for years. Seriously, it’s been on my Kindle for years. Why have I not gotten to it?


Red QueenJessica (Quirky Bookworm) gives her January reading plan, and she has the oh-so-intruguing Red QueenRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard on her list. I’m trying to hold strong, and not start that series until the final book is at least closer to being released. And with a current expected publication date of 2018 for book #4, I’m going to have to resist quite a bit longer.

But that cover! It’s calling to me! (Wait, I think I’ve said this before.) If I keep seeing this cover I may not be able to hold out on reading the book.

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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

One year ago: Book Review: The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
Two years ago: Book Review: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
Three years ago: Book Review: How to Eat a Small Country by Amy Finley

New on the Stack in December 2015

Kind of a lot of new books for me this month, and (for me) a lot of purchases instead of just library books. Christmas you know, and yes, I do buy books for myself. 🙂

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December 2015 New on the StackNew on the Stack in December 2015

Nonfiction

84 Charing Cross Road84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

How did I get it: Bought it from Amazon as an early Christmas present to myself. 😉
Why did I get it: It’s one of my favorite books ever, and I didn’t own it. Plus it was book club’s pick for December.

The Boys in the BoatThe Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

How did I get it: Bought it from Amazon as an early Christmas present to myself. 😉
Why did I get it: I love this book, and it’s February’s in-person book club pick.

The Circus FireThe Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy by Stewart O’Nan

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I read a book on the topic as a child, and I’m curious to see if what I recall about it is in any way accurate.

Born RoundBorn Round: A Story of Family, Food and a Ferocious Appetite by Frank Bruni

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR list, and it satisfied the last criteria I needed for the Book Riot 2015 Read Harder Challenge.

Fiction

RebeccaRebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

How did I get it: Bought it from Amazon as an early Christmas present to myself. 😉
Why did I get it: It’s my in-person book club’s March selection.

The HobbitThe Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

How did I get it: Bought it from Amazon as an early Christmas present to myself. 😉
Why did I get it: I needed a purchase to reach the level for one-day shipping and this was the right amount. Plus it’s December’s pick for the blog’s book club, so I do need to read it later.

A Town Like AliceA Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

How did I get it: Purchased a Kindle copy.
Why did I get it: It was only $2.99, and it’s my in-person book club’s April read.

The Secret Diary of Lizzie BennetThe Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A NovelThe Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel (Lizzie Bennet Diaries) by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

How did I get it: Purchased a Kindle copy.
Why did I get it: It was on special for $1.99, and I wanted to try it.

The Girl Who Wrote in SilkThe Girl Who Wrote in Silk by Kelli Estes

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

The Dead in Their Vaulted ArchesThe Dead in their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley

How did I get it: Borrowed the audio version electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s Flavia!

Among the MadAmong the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s Maisie Dobbs!

Mr. Churchill's SecretaryMr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Moira convinced me to try it.

When We WakeWhen We Wake by Karen Healey

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m looking for a great, discussable teen novel set in Australia. This is one of the ones I’m trying.


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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

Two years ago: December Recap
Three years ago: Book Review: Faith Girlz! Whatever