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.


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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. 🙂

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

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

New on Your Stack (volume 11)

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend paperbackKate (Mom’s Radius) is going to be reading The Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendThe Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald by Katarina Bivald, and it’s on my TBR stack already too, thanks to receiving a review copy. Since the paperback version releases in January I really need to get the book read! I’ve had it for ages, but it’s been pushed back for higher priority titles, but it’s now become one of the highest priorities I have!


Welcome to the SymphonyStacie (Sincerely Stacie) has several books that are already on my radar, but I hadn’t heard of Welcome to the SymphonyWelcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 by Carolyn Sloan, illustrated by James Williamson, and now I *really* want it for my kids. This may have just become the first item on the birthday list for my youngest. If I’d noticed it on Stacie’s post before Christmas I’d have probably already gotten it for her. 🙂


Mrs. Roosevelt's ConfidanteMoira (Hearth and Homefront) reminds me to keep The Lightning ThiefThe Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1) by Rick Riordan and the rest of the Percy Jackson series in mind for my oldest – I *think* he’s probably just a bit too young for it still, but maybe not. And even if he is right now, I don’t think it’ll be all that long before he’s ready to give them a try.

She also has me wanting to try Susan Elia MacNeal’s Maggie Hope mystery series, which grabbed me because of the gorgeous cover on the one she’s reading this month (Mrs. Roosevelt’s ConfidanteMrs. Roosevelt's Confidante: A Maggie Hope Mystery by Susan Elia MacNeal). I have to start with the first, Mr. Churchill’s SecretaryMr. Churchill's Secretary: A Maggie Hope Mystery by Susan Elia MacNeal, and see why Moira says it’s her favorite mystery series right now. 🙂

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New on the Stack in November 2015

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

After last month‘s RIDICULOUS book haul, I was pretty proud of myself for my restraint in November. Nine books, and five of them are YA. One is just a reference to flip through a bit, and the other is a Bible Study. If it weren’t for that gigantic novel I’d be feeling pretty confident about my ability to get through them all in December. 😉

Nonfiction

The Mother of All BooklistsThe Mother of All Booklists: The 500 Most Recommended Nonfiction Reads for Ages 3 to 103The Mother of All Booklists: The 500 Most Recommended Nonfiction Reads for Ages 3 to 103 by William Patrick Martin by William Patrick Martin
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I am a sucker for book lists.

Love Comes NearLove Comes Near: An Advent Bible StudyLove Comes Near: An Advent Bible Study by Jenni Keller by Jenni Keller
How did I get it: Bought it.
Why did I get it: I was looking for an Advent study, and the timing of this one was right (as in, the timing of when I heard about it). Plus the author is an acquaintance of mine & we have mutual friends.

Fiction

The Count of Monte CristoThe Count of Monte CristoThe Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas by Alexandre Dumas
How did I get it: Bought it from Audible (this version).
Why did I get it: It’s January’s book for my book club – of course I need to get it and get reading! I originally borrowed it from the library but it is so. long. I knew I’d never get through it before it had to go back. I don’t want to count on being able to renew it, so the inexpensive Audible version it is!

WinterWinterWinter (The Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer by Marissa Meyer
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the final book in the Lunar Chronicles series!

A Curious BeginningA Curious Beginning: A Veronica Speedwell Mystery by Deanna Raybourn
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting.

January Conspiracy 365Conspiracy 365 by Gabrielle Lord
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s an Usborne title and I want to read it so I can recommend it (or not).

ArrivalArrival (Phoenix Files Book 1) by Chris Morphew
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s an Usborne title and I want to read it so I can recommend it (or not).

Enna BurningEnna BurningEnna Burning (Books of Bayern) by Shannon Hale by Shannon Hale
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the sequel to Goose Girl, which I enjoyed enough to want to read more.

The Bloomswell DiariesThe Bloomswell Diaries by Louis L Buitendag
How did I get it: Purchased it.
Why did I get it: It was a customer special and I couldn’t resist the price. And it sounded like my sort of book.


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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

One year ago: General Winston’s Daughter by Sharon Shinn
Two years ago: Book Review: Bringing Up Bébé by Pamela Druckerman
Three years ago: Announcing the 2013 Reading Challenge

New on Your Stack (volume 10)

I have *no* idea how November disappeared so quickly. I feel like I’ve been playing catch-up all month, and I came so close to forgetting all about sharing highlights of what you’ve added to your reading stacks this month.

WinterKate (Mom’s Radius) read Winter and guess what – I’ve already got it borrowed from the library! I’m finding that I wish I’d reread the other titles in the series though, as I’m forgetting the specifics of what happened previously. It’s times like these that I wish I could find a detailed plot summary of series books. Save me rereading time and let me get right into enjoying the new book!


Proverbs PrayersStacie (Sincerely Stacie) has two books on her list that I already either own: Savor (so good!) or borrowed: Working Stiff (returned it unlistened to. Will try again in a print or kindle format).

She also has the very intriguing Proverbs Prayers that she’s planning on starting in January. What a great idea to start the new year!


The NightingaleTanya (The Other Side of the Road) features The Nightingale. I had just about decided that I was not going to read it (too many books; too little time) but she’s the third or fourth person I’ve come across mentioning it in the last couple of weeks. Perhaps I need to rethink that plan of skipping it? I’m waiting to see what the verdicts are, but it’s back on my “maybe” list.

(I will admit that I’m partially falling for it because of the gorgeous cover.)


Previously on The Deliberate Reader

Three years ago: Favorite Picture Books (I need to update this – we’ve got lots of new favorites now!)

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New on the Stack in October 2015

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 October 2015
I … went a little nutso with the book requests last month. Most of that was vacation-related, as I’m always paranoid that I might run out of reading material (the horrors!) Plus I made the mistake of looking at the memoirs and history section of NetGalley and found a bunch of titles that sounded reeeeally interesting.

I’m well-stocked on reading material. 🙂

Nonfiction

Wearing GodWearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting GodWearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God by Lauren F. Winner by Lauren F. Winner

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR, and then a discussion in the comments on an earlier post motivated me to bump it up to the top of the list.

A Field Guide to Awkward SilencesA Field Guide to Awkward SilencesA Field Guide to Awkward Silences by Alexandra Petri by Alexandra Petri

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: I have no idea how or why it ended up on my library holds list

The Port Chicago 50The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil RightsThe Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights by Steve Sheinkin by Steve Sheinkin

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: Pre-reading it for possible inclusion in an upcoming project

My Kitchen YearMy Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My LifeMy Kitchen Year: 136 Recipes That Saved My Life by Ruth Reichl by Ruth Reichl

How did I get it: Borrowed the audio version from the library
Why did I get it: I love Ruth Reichl’s memoirs, so I was eager to get to this newest one

The Oregon TrailThe Oregon Trail: A New American JourneyThe Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck by Rinker Buck

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Jessica mentioned it, and my mother-in-law also recommended it

Full Circle a South American JourneyFull Circle: A South American JourneyFull Circle: A South American Journey by Luis Sepúlveda by Luis Sepúlveda

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: I’m trying to read some more books in translation.

Working StiffWorking Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical ExaminerWorking Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner by Judy Melinek and T. J. Mitchell by Judy Melinek and T. J. Mitchell

How did I get it: Borrowed the audio version from the library
Why did I get it: I love making-of-a-doctor memoirs

Out of SortsOut of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving FaithOut of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith by Sarah Bessey by Sarah Bessey

How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley (in September, but I forgot to include it then)
Why did I get it: I didn’t enjoy her earlier book, but I think a lot of that was due to my expectations for it being at odds with what the book actually was. I’m cautiously optimistic that this one will be a better fit for me.

Get Yourself Organized for ChristmasGet Yourself Organized for ChristmasGet Yourself Organized for Christmas by Kathi Lipp by Kathi Lipp

How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley (in September, but I forgot to include it then)
Why did I get it: I’ve enjoyed other books by Lipp in the past

Man EnoughMan Enough: How Jesus Redefines ManhoodMan Enough: How Jesus Redefines Manhood by Nate Pyle by Nate Pyle

How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley (in September, but I forgot to include it then)
Why did I get it: It kept popping up as a recommended title for me, because of other books I’ve read. And the author is the minister at a church in my area, so that made me extra curious to read what he’s written

The Boy Who Became Buffalo BillThe Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding KansasThe Boy Who Became Buffalo Bill: Growing Up Billy Cody in Bleeding Kansas by Andrea Warren by Andrea Warren

How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting

Edith CavellEdith Cavell: Faith Before the Firing SquadEdith Cavell: Faith Before the Firing Squad by Catherine Butcher by Catherine Butcher

How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: I am fascinated by Edith Cavell, so I was excited to see a new biography about her

Good Girls Bad Girls of the New TestamentGood Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament: Their Enduring LessonsGood Girls, Bad Girls of the New Testament: Their Enduring Lessons by T. J. Wray by T. J. Wray

How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: I recognized the author’s name when I was scrolling through NetGalley’s offerings, and I really appreciated the earlier book of hers that I read

Tiger HeartTiger Heart: My Unexpected Adventures to Make a Difference in Darjeeling, and What I Learned about Fate, Fortitude, and Finding Family Half a World AwayTiger Heart: My Unexpected Adventures to Make a Difference in Darjeeling, and What I Learned about Fate, Fortitude, and Finding Family Half a World Away by Katrell Christie and Shannon McCaffrey by Katrell Christie and Shannon McCaffrey

How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting

The Year without a PurchaseThe Year without a Purchase: One Family’s Quest to Stop Shopping and Start ConnectingThe Year without a Purchase: One Family's Quest to Stop Shopping and Start Connecting by Scott Dannemiller by Scott Dannemiller

How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: I am fascinating by these sorts of year-long challenges

Hunting HopeHunting Hope: Dig Through the Darkness to Find the LightHunting Hope: Dig Through the Darkness to Find the Light by Nika Maples by Nika Maples

How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: Sounded like a memoir I’d enjoy

From Stray Dog to World War I HeroFrom Stray Dog to World War I Hero: The Paris Terrier Who Joined the First DivisionFrom Stray Dog to World War I Hero: The Paris Terrier Who Joined the First Division by Grant Hayter-Menzies by Grant Hayter-Menzies

How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: Sounded interesting

Out of Darkness - CopyOut of Darkness: My Story of Finding True Light and LiberationOut of Darkness: My Story of Finding True Light and Liberation by Stormie Omartian by Stormie Omartian

How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: I love memoirs

Fiction

WonderstruckWonderstruckWonderstruck by Brian Selznick by Brian Selznick

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

If Only It Were TrueIf Only It Were TrueIf Only It Were True by Marc Levy by Marc Levy

How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: I’m trying to read some more books in translation

Harris and MeHarris and MeHarris and Me by Gary Paulsen by Gary Paulsen

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Amy recommended it to me

Storm WarriorsStorm WarriorsStorm Warriors by Elisa Carbone by Elisa Carbone

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I was wanting to read another by Carbone, and didn’t realize until I’d started it that I’d already read this one. It was still good another time through 🙂

The Teacher's FuneralThe Teacher’s FuneralThe Teacher's Funeral by Richard Peck by Richard Peck

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Amy recommended it to me

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow PlaceThe Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow PlaceThe Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry by Julie Berry

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

One Came HomeOne Came HomeOne Came Home by Amy Timberlake by Amy Timberlake

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It’s a Newbery Honor book

GodmotherGodmother: The Secret Cinderella StoryGodmother: The Secret Cinderella Story by Carolyn Turgeon by Carolyn Turgeon

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I thought I’d heard about it from Jessica, but can’t find a post on it, so maybe not. But it’s still a fairly tale retelling, so that’s always appealing to me.

SchooledSchooled by Gordon Korman

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Amy recommended it to me

UprootedUprootedUprooted by Naomi Novik by Naomi Novik

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: I think it was another Big Library Read through OverDrive, and I fell for the promotions

All the AnswersAll the AnswersAll the Answers by Kate Messner by Kate Messner

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: The cover and description were appealing

Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of LifeJeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass

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

TangerineTangerine by Edward Bloor

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

The Door in the HedgeThe Door in the HedgeThe Door in the Hedge by Robin McKinley by Robin McKinley

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It was promoted as another “Big Library Read” and I’ve liked the other books by McKinley I’ve read


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

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

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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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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

One year ago: October 2014 Recap
Two years ago: New on My Bookcase (vol. 10)

New on Your Stack (volume 9)

The Lake HouseTanya (The Other Side of the Road) highlighted Kate Morton’s latest The Lake House, and I’m already reading it! I’m slow with it because of the advanced reader format (have to read it on my phone, which I hate doing for long stretches) but so far it’s really engrossing. I also find myself thinking about it when I’m not reading it, which is always a good sign. Hoping to get it wrapped up this week!


Eight Hundred GrapesKate (Mom’s Radius) once again added zero books to my TBR list – this time because none of them are calling to me! I’m actually not disappointed about that at all, as my TBR list is big enough, so anytime I can avoid making it bigger it’s ok with me.

Although it may not remain that way – I am most curious about Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave, so I’m waiting to hear what she has to say about it. It might end up on my list after all.


An Astronaut's Guide to Life on EarthTuija (Read Go Adventure) has two books that have my interest: Daughters of Time is a collection of short stories that are historical fiction, but based on real events – I love that sort of story! Sadly for me, it’s a UK publication and isn’t as easily available, and I’m not sure I want to try and track it down.

What is easily available is An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield. I want to read it soon, as I’m wondering if it would provide a nice nonfiction pairing to our book club pick for November of The Martian. We’ll see if that happens, as I’m running out of time.


When Books Went to WarStacy (Sincerely Stacie) also added two books to my TBR stack (can you see why I didn’t mind not adding any from Kate?) When Books Went to War by Molly Guptill Manning sounds perfect for me – it’s recommended for history and book lovers. And The 52 Lists Project is under consideration for my Christmas list. I think it sounds like it’d be a fun one!


Previously on The Deliberate Reader

Two years ago: Reading Challenge Progress: November
Three years ago: 31 Days of Great Series

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New on the Stack in September 2015

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Nonfiction

The Knowledge of the HolyThe Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian LifeThe Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God: Their Meaning in the Christian Life by A. W. Tozer by A. W. Tozer
How did I get it: Purchased it
Why did I get it: Using it for the Bible Study I’m attending this fall.

Knowing GodKnowing GodKnowing God by J. I. Packer by J. I. Packer
How did I get it: Purchased it
Why did I get it: Using it for the Bible Study I’m attending this fall.

Energy BusThe Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive EnergyThe Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon by Jon Gordon
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I was in a book group that read it in September.

The 10-Minute Energy SolutionThe 10-Minute Energy SolutionThe 10-Minute Energy Solution by Jon Gordon by Jon Gordon
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It was referenced in The Energy Bus.

Village of SecretsVillage of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy FranceVillage of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France (The Resistance Trilogy) by Caroline Moorehead by Caroline Moorehead
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Tuija mentioned it and it sounded appealing.

Fiction

Where the Mountain Meets the MoonWhere the Mountain Meets the MoonWhere the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin by Grace Lin
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Pre-reading it for possible inclusion in an upcoming project.

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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

Two years ago: Reading Challenge Progress: October

New on Your Stack (volume 8)

Casting with a Fragile ThreadI’m actually kind of happy to report that Kate did not add any books to my TBR list this month.

Not-so-coincidentally, I have already read many of the books on her list. 🙂

My fingers are crossed that she enjoys Casting with a Fragile Thread, since she’s reading it on my recommendation.


The War that Saved My LifeTanya also mentions a book I’ve already read – The War that Saved My Life. Such a great read!


Magna CartaJessica‘s going to be reviewing Magna Carta: The Birth of LibertyMagna Carta: The Birth of Liberty by Dan Jones, and I am very intrigued by this one. The history nerd in me hopes it’s fantastic, but I’ll wait to see what she says about it before deciding if I’ll read it or not.


Kitchens of the Great MidwestStacie made me regret canceling my library hold on Kitchens of the Great Midwest: A NovelKitchens of the Great Midwest: A Novel by J. Ryan Stradal (I was trying to refrain from adding an absurd amount to my library stack last month). I think I need to get back on that list – her review of it makes it sound like a real winner!


Village of SecretsTuija added two titles to my TBR list this month. (Actually, she added more, but I’m not counting the multiple books by the one author). All my restraint with Katie and Tanya’s posts, and then I could resist no longer.

Caroline Moorehead’s history books sound fascinating. I’ve already borrowed A Train in WinterA Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead from the library (you’ll see it on next month’s post) as Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France (The Resistance Trilogy)Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France (The Resistance Trilogy) by Caroline Moorehead had a waiting list. Love reading about that historical era!

A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great WarA Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918 by Joseph Locont is another one I want to look at – so it’ll be another library book for me.


Previously on The Deliberate Reader

Three years ago: Introducing 31 Days of Great Nonfiction Reads

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