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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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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New on the Stack in August 2015

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New on the Stack in August 2015

Nonfiction

The Great BridgeThe Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn BridgeThe Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge by David McCullough by David McCullough
How did I get it: Borrowed it via audio from the library
Why did I get it: It’s one of the three picks for book club’s September retreat.

Treasuring Christ When Your Hands are FullTreasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy MomsTreasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms by Gloria Furman by Gloria Furman
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Heard good things about it.

Deconstructing PenguinsDeconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of ReadingDeconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, and the Bond of Reading by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Working on a project, and it’s been on my TBR list for awhile.

How to Write ShortHow to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast TimesHow to Write Short: Word Craft for Fast Times by Roy Peter Clark by Roy Peter Clark
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Because this is not something I’m good at. (obviously)

In a French KitchenIn a French Kitchen: Tales and Traditions of Everyday Home Cooking in FranceIn a French Kitchen: Tales and Traditions of Everyday Home Cooking in France by Susan Herrmann Loomis by Susan Herrmann Loomis
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Because I loved her previous memoir, On Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French TownOn Rue Tatin: Living and Cooking in a French Town by Susan Herrmann Loomis

The 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 electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: My neighbor is running a book group in September discussing this book.

Girl Meets ChangeGirl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life’s TransitionsGirl Meets Change: Truths to Carry You through Life's Transitions by Kristen Strong by Kristen Strong
How did I get it: Received a review copy from the publisher.
Why did I get it: It sounded intriguing.

Fiction

Wuthering HeightsWuthering HeightsWuthering Heights by Emily Bronte by Emily Bronte, read by Emma Messanger
How did I get it: Bought it from Audible.
Why did I get it: Whispersync made it a great deal.

Treasure IslandTreasure IslandTreasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson by Robert Louis Stevenson, narrated by Neil Hunt
How did I get it: Bought it from Audible.
Why did I get it: Whispersync made it a great deal.

Mansfield ParkMansfield ParkMansfield Park by Jane Austen, narrated by Wanda McCaddon by Jane Austen, narrated by Wanda McCaddon
How did I get it: Bought it from Audible.
Why did I get it: Whispersync made it a great deal.

Northanger AbbeyNorthanger AbbeyNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen, narrated by Donada Peters by Jane Austen, narrated by Donada Peters
How did I get it: Bought it from Audible.
Why did I get it: Whispersync made it a great deal. Plus, it’s October’s selection for book club.

Dear Mr KnightlyDear Mr. Knightley: A NovelDear Mr. Knightley: A Novel by Katherine Reay by Katherine Reay
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I enjoyed Daddy-Long-Legs, and wanted to read this modern adaptation of that story.

Rebel MechanicsRebel Mechanics: All is Fair in Love and RevolutionRebel Mechanics: All is Fair in Love and Revolution by Shanna Swendson by Shanna Swendson
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Her Katie Chandler series was entertaining, and this one sounds similar to the Parasol Protectorate series which I love.

The MartianThe MartianThe Martian by Andy Weir by Andy Weir
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m a lemming.

Little WomenLittle WomenLittle Women (Puffin in Bloom) by Louisa May Alcott by Louisa May Alcott
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: YAB&MC pick for September and I’d forgotten all about it. I’m not doing so well at participating in this book club.

Rules of CivilityRules of Civility: A NovelRules of Civility: A Novel by Amor Towles by Amor Towles
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s one of the three picks for book club’s September retreat.

When You Reach MeWhen You Reach MeWhen You Reach Me (Yearling Newbery) by Rebecca Stead by Rebecca Stead
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s one of the three picks for book club’s September retreat.

Something RottenSomething RottenSomething Rotten (Thursday Next Novels) by Jasper Fforde by Jasper Fforde
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the next in the Thursday Next series.


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New on Your Stack (volume 7)

Red QueenKate shared about the book I am perhaps most wanting to read right away – Red QueenRed Queen by Victoria Aveyard by Victoria Aveyard.

What a GREAT cover, and intriguing premise. My only reason for holding off is it’s the first in a trilogy and I’m don’t want to fall in love with a new series and then have to wait and wait and wait for the subsequent books. So it’s going on my TBR list and I’ll keep an eye on it in the future.

Walking Home from MongoliaTuija had lots of travel books listed, and one in particular is going on my TBR.

I LOVE travel books where the individual is walking or riding a bike across long distances (I know, talk about a particular subgenre), so Rob Lilwall’s Walking Home from Mongolia: Ten Million Steps Through China, from the Gobi Desert to the South China SeaWalking Home from Mongolia: Ten Million Steps Through China, from the Gobi Desert to the South China Sea by Rob Lilwall sounds like it’s right up my alley, and I’m excited to see if my library has a copy of it. The only real question is do I first read his previous book, Cycling Home from Siberia: 30,000 miles, 3 years, 1 bicycleCycling Home from Siberia: 30,000 miles, 3 years, 1 bicycle by Rob Lilwall

My Name is ResoluteAs I commented on Jessica’s post, my mother-in-law is visiting, and brought the book These is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901These is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 by Nancy E. Turner with her, and recommended it to me.

Of course I then had to go and see what other books that author wrote, and the one that sounded really tempting to me was My Name Is ResoluteMy Name Is Resolute by Nancy E. Turner. It’s always funny to me to then see a title pop up again in another situation – in this case at the top of Jessica’s list!

The Someday JarIt’s not my usual sort of book, but I’m intrigued by Allison Morgan’s The Someday Jar. It sounds like a fun read, that fits my current reading mood. Thanks for bringing it to my attention Stacie!

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New on the Stack in July 2015

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Nonfiction

UngluedUnglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw EmotionsUnglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst
by Lysa TerKeurst
How did I get it: My friend Sarah passed it along to me.
Why did I get it: I’ve wanted to give the author another try since my first attempt with her wasn’t a good fit.

Dinner the PlaybookDinner: The Playbook: A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family MealDinner: The Playbook: A 30-Day Plan for Mastering the Art of the Family Meal by Jenny Rosenstrach by Jenny Rosenstrach
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I liked her book Dinner: A Love StoryDinner: A Love Story: It all begins at the family table by Jenny Rosenstrach and wanted to look at her new one. Plus, I’m intrigued by the 30-day idea.

The Tarantula in My PurseThe Tarantula in My Purse: and 172 Other Wild PetsThe Tarantula in My Purse: and 172 Other Wild Pets by Jean Craighead George by Jean Craighead George
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Found it on a list of suggested readalouds for early elementary, and was previewing it.

Do OverDo Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get StuckDo Over: Rescue Monday, Reinvent Your Work, and Never Get Stuck by Jon Acuff by Jon Acuff
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: A friend recommended it to me.

Follow the Rabbit Proof FenceFollow the Rabbit-Proof FenceFollow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara) by Doris Pilkington | Nugi Garimara
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: Looking for a book from an aboriginal perspective, and this one popped up on every list I found.

I Know How She Does ItI Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their TimeI Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time by Laura Vanderkam by Laura Vanderkam
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m a huge fan of her work, and I’ve been eager to read her newest book.

The NursesThe Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the HospitalThe Nurses: A Year of Secrets, Drama, and Miracles with the Heroes of the Hospital by Alexandra Robbins by Alexandra Robbins
How did I get it: Borrowed an electronic copy from the library.
Why did I get it: I love memoirs, and I love stories from med school or residency. I’m hoping this will be similar, just from a nurse’s perspective instead of a doctor’s.

Speed KingsSpeed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the WorldSpeed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World by Andy Bull by Andy Bull
How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley – it releases in October.
Why did I get it: Sounds like my sort of book.

The Right WordThe Right Word: Roget and His ThesaurusThe Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: I like Sweet’s illustrations, and am curious to see this picture book about the thesaurus and it’s inventor.

And a note: I don’t normally share the picture books I borrow in this post, but I’m making an exception for this one since I borrowed it for myself in particular. 🙂

Fiction

Sparrow RoadSparrow RoadSparrow Road by Sheila O'Connor by Sheila O’Connor
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library.
Why did I get it: It popped up as a suggested title for me, and I had to look at it because of the author’s first name. 🙂

Ready Player OneReady Player One: A NovelReady Player One: A Novel by Ernest Cline by Ernest Cline
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Anne recommends it, and then it got bumped to the top of my list when another tae kwon do parent was reading it and I asked him about it and he RAVED over it. Ok then, I’ll make it a higher priority.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time IndianThe Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie by Sherman Alexie
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been languishing on my to be read list for ages, plus it fits some categories in one of my reading challenges. Time to bump it up to the top and get it read.

The Little Paris BookshopThe Little Paris Bookshop: A NovelThe Little Paris Bookshop: A Novel by Nina George by Nina George
How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley.
Why did I get it: Paris + bookshop = I want to read it.

Goodbye StrangerGoodbye StrangerGoodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead by Rebecca Stead
How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley.
Why did I get it: It’s Rebecca Stead!


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New on Your Stack (volume 6)

Sense & SensibilityKate had a few children’s and YA titles that intrigued me, but she’s since reviewed them and none of them sounded like they’d be worth the reading time. What’s still a possibility for me Joanne Trollope’s Sense & Sensibility: A NovelSense & Sensibility: A Novel by Joanna Trollope, one of the books in the new Austen Project that retells Jane Austen’s stories. I’m waiting to hear good reports on these before trying any of them. I do love that cover though – it alone is almost enough to persuade me to try it. 🙂


TruestAlyssa has a lovely stack of new fiction, and despite loving some of the other covers she’s sharing, I’m most intrigued by TruestTruest by Jackie Lea Sommers, by Jackie Lea Sommers. It doesn’t release until September so plenty of time for Alyssa to read it and report back on it. 🙂


The Joy of Ballpark FoodStacie lists one book that I’d already been eyeing – The Joy of Ballpark Food: From Hot Dogs to Haute CuisineThe Joy of Ballpark Food: From Hot Dogs to Haute Cuisine by Bennett Jacobstein by Bennett Jacobstein. Yes, seriously, I want to read this. Baseball, food, maybe some travel and history sprinkled in – it sounds super fun. Funnily enough, I’d just been offered a review copy of this one so I’m getting the chance to read it soon!

(She’s also got Remember MiaRemember Mia by Alexandra Burt on her list, which sounds completely gripping, but also like one that would be too intense for me right now. No babies-in-jeopardy stories for me! At least not anytime soon.)


Steering the CraftErika linked her Instagram picture with her incredible thrift store haul. Check out those amazing writing books she scored for $1.50 each! I’ve read and loved Anne Lamott’s Bird by BirdBird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott, and Stephen King’s On WritingOn Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King, and I’m interested in Steering the Craft (it’s by Ursula Le Guin!) and Write Away: One Novelist’s Approach to Fiction and the Writing LifeWrite Away: One Novelist's Approach to Fiction and the Writing Life by Elizabeth George (by Elizabeth George).


The Oregon TrailJessica is now sharing about The Paper MagicianThe Paper Magician (The Paper Magician Series) by Charlie N. Holmberg – before it was Julie It still sounds like my sort of book.

I’m also interested in that The Oregon Trail: A New American JourneyThe Oregon Trail: A New American Journey by Rinker Buck book she mentions, and fortunately for me it’s available from my library so I can easily give it a try.

Want to join in? The next New on the Stack will be next Monday, August 3rd!

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New on the Stack in June 2015

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Clearly I went overboard with the review books this month. Fortunately some of them have publication dates far in the future, but still. I’m ridiculous. I’ve been on such a good streak with review titles it I keep looking for more.

Nonfiction

Passenger on the PearlPassenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson’s Flight from SlaveryPassenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson's Flight from Slavery by Winifred Conkling by Winifred Conkling
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: Months ago (last year actually) I got this as a review book from NetGalley. Except I could not get the format to work and had no way to actually read it. I’ve been waiting ever since to borrow it from the library. Both because I am interested in the topic, and because I want to leave some feedback at NetGalley so I no longer show it as received but basically ignored. I didn’t want to ignore it, but I couldn’t read it.

Wind in Your SailsWind In Your Sails: Vital Strategies That Accelerate Your Entrepreneurial GrowthWind In Your Sails: Vital Strategies That Accelerate Your Entrepreneurial Growth by David J. Greer by David J. Greer
How did I get it: Received a review copy.
Why did I get it: I’ve got an entrepreneurial-type idea I’m contemplating.

Searching for SundaySearching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the ChurchSearching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and Finding the Church by Rachel Held Evans by Rachel Held Evans
How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: Rachel Held Evans is always thought-provoking, and I’m intrigued both by the subject matter of this one, and how she’s structured it.

Just Rise UpJust RISE UP!: A Call to Make Jesus FamousJust RISE UP!: A Call to Make Jesus Famous (InScribed Collection) by Sarah Francis Martin
by Sarah Francis Martin
How did I get it: Received a copy through the Influence Net Book Club
Why did I get it: I like book clubs.

TinkerLabTinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little InventorsTinkerlab: A Hands-On Guide for Little Inventors by Rachelle Doorley by Rachelle Doorley
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: Found it recommended somewhere, and it sounded intriguing.

Born Reading
Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age — From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in BetweenBorn Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age -- From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between by Jason Boog
by Jason Boog
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Looking for ideas

You Can't Make MeYou Can’t Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded): Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Your Strong-Willed ChildYou Can't Make Me (But I Can Be Persuaded), Revised and Updated Edition: Strategies for Bringing Out the Best in Your Strong-Willed Child by Cynthia Tobias by Cynthia Tobias
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: We’re having some … parenting issues with one child in particular. I’m looking for tips, ideas, help, you name it.

Pirate HuntersPirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate ShipPirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship by Robert Kurson by Robert Kurson
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It sounds fascinating!

Fiction

Daddy-Long-LegsDaddy-Long-LegsDaddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster by Jean Webster
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: It was last month’s book for Jessica’s Young Adult Book and Movie Club. I missed it then, but I can read it now.

If I StayIf I StayIf I Stay by Gayle Forman / Where She WentWhere She Went by Gayle Forman by Gayle Forman
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: This month’s book for Jessica’s Young Adult Book and Movie Club.

Touch BlueTouch BlueTouch Blue by Cynthia Lord by Cynthia Lord
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Sounded interesting.

Northanger AbbeyNorthanger AbbeyNorthanger Abbey by Jane Austen by Jane Austen
How did I get it: Bought the Audible version (it’s a great deal if you have the Kindle copy, which is only $.99!)
Why did I get it: It’s coming up for book club.

In the Unlikely EventIn the Unlikely EventIn the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume by Judy Blume
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: It’s Judy Blume.

PossessionPossessionPossession by A. S. Byatt by A. S. Byatt
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Next month’s book club pick.

Treasure HuntersTreasure HuntersTreasure Hunters by James Patterson by James Patterson
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Wanted to check it out with thoughts of reading it to my son.

Saint MazieSaint Mazie: A NovelSaint Mazie: A Novel by Jami Attenberg by Jami Attenberg
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library
Why did I get it: Read an interview with the author and she was funny and it made the book sound very appealing.

The Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendThe Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendThe Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald by Katarina Bivald
How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: It was compared to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, and as much as I adore that book, I’ll try this one.

The Color of Our SkyThe Color of our SkyThe Color of our Sky: A novel set in India by Amita Trasi by Amita Trasi
How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting

The Tale of RescueThe Tale of RescueThe Tale of Rescue by Michael J. Rosen, illustrations by Stan Fellows by Michael J. Rosen, illustrations by Stan Fellows
How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: It sounded interesting, plus maybe I can read it to my kids (not sure about this; the age range is unclear.)

The Hired GirlThe Hired GirlThe Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz by Laura Amy Schlitz
How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: Look at that cover! Plus, the premise sound like my kind of book.

Liar from VermontLiar From VermontLiar From Vermont by Laura C. Stevenson by Laura C. Stevenson
How did I get it: Received a review copy from the publisher.
Why did I get it: The PR pitch intrigued me.

Thirty-three CecilsThirty-three CecilsThirty-three Cecils by Everett De Morier by Everett De Morier
How did I get it: Received a review copy from the publisher.
Why did I get it: Perfect timing by the marketing person. I had *just* been working on my reading challenge post which made me realize I needed a book by an indie press. Check my email to find a review request by an indie press. Then the description had me wondering so much that I was ready to dive into the book immediately. Details on it are sketchy, so I don’t know if I’ll finish it, but I’ll give it a try.


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June 2015 New on the Stack - Linking up with The Deliberate Reader to share what books are #newonthestack in June 2015

New on Your Stack (volume 5)

This month had a lot of reminding me about books I’ve been meaning to read, but just haven’t gotten to them yet. I found myself doing a lot of nodding as I read the linked posts, either because I’ve read the book and it’s a good one, or I’ve been wanting to read it.

There was one new-to-me title that I was thrilled to discover – reading book lists is so much fun. 🙂


BonhoefferTuija recommends Eric Metaxas’s biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, (which has lingered on my TBR – it’s so long!). I’ve read Metaxas’ book on William Wilberforce and gave it a 4 star rating, so I need to bump Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, SpyBonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Erik Metaxas up.


The Last AnniversaryKate has the fabulous Book of a Thousand Days on her list, but that’s one I’ve already read (and enjoyed!). She also has The Last AnniversaryThe Last Anniversary: A Novel by Liane Moriarty by Liane Moriarty, which reminds me that I’ve only read one of Moriarty’s books (What Alice Forgot). That was such a fun and thought-provoking book, and I really want to try more by her.


The Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendStacie alerted me to the upcoming title The Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendThe Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald. It’s getting comparisons to The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, as well as 84, Charing Cross Road. Since both of those are up there as some of my favorite books EVER, of course I want to read this one.


The Secret History of the Pink CarnationJessica is the second person this month to bring my attention to Lauren Willig’s The Secret History of the Pink CarnationThe Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig series. It sounds like a lot of fun, and I can’t wait to try it. She also mentions Moriarty, in case I needed another reminder to read her again already!

(Julie is the other one who mentioned this series recently, in a comparison that got my attention.)

Jessica also mentioned the intriguing YA trilogy by Marie Rutkoski, but I’m going to let her read it first and tell me if I should read it too. Book one, The Winner’s CurseThe Winner's Curse (The Winner's Trilogy) by Marie Rutkoski, sure does have a pretty (and intriguing!) cover though, so it’s always possible that I’ll decide I can’t wait and need to try it.

Want to join in? The next New on the Stack will be Friday July 3rd!

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New on the Stack in May 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

I’d feel kind of bad about just how many books I added to my reading stack this month, except last month I actually did a pretty good job of getting through my new ones. We’ll see if that trend continues in June.

Nonfiction

The Story of ScienceThe Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang TheoryThe Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory by Susan Wise Bauer by Susan Wise Bauer
How did I get it: I bought it
Why did I get it: It’s a Susan Wise Bauer book, and it was on my “Looking Forward to Reading in 2015” list.

Shakespeare Basics for Grown-UpsShakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups: Everything You Need to Know About the BardShakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups: Everything You Need to Know About the Bard by E. Foley & B. Coates by E. Foley & B. Coates
How did I get it: Received a review copy from the publisher
Why did I get it: It sounds like one I’ll enjoy, and like a good fit to share about here.

Art Before BreakfastArt Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You AreArt Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are by Danny Gregory by Danny Gregory.
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Tuija included it in her post and it sounded intriguing.

SeabiscuitSeabiscuit: An American LegendSeabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand by Laura Hillenbrand
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s June’s book club pick – I need to get cracking if I’m going to get it read before the meeting!

Make It HappenMake it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose.Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. by Lara Casey by Lara Casey
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: Heard good things about it.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and OrganizingThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo by Marie Kondo
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: Hearing about it from what seems like everyone.

Fiction

The Truth According to UsThe Truth According to Us: A Novelhe Truth According to Us: A Novel by Annie Barrows by Annie Barrows
How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: It’s a book by Annie Barrows.

The Big FourThe Big FourThe Big Four: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) by Agatha Christie by Agatha Christie
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the next one in the Hercule Poirot series.

First LightFirst LightFirst Light by Rebecca Stead by Rebecca Stead
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’ve read all of her other books.

Listen SlowlyListen, SlowlyListen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai by Thanhha Lai
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Her earlier book Inside Out and Back Again was fantastic.

A Snicker of MagicA Snicker of MagicA Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd by Natalie Lloyd
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Great cover, and it popped up as a “you looked at this, you might like that” recommendation.

The Great TroubleThe Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called EelThe Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson by Deborah Hopkinson
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Interesting story line, especially the connection to Ghost Map which I recently finished.

No Quest for the WickedNo Quest for the WickedNo Quest for the Wicked by Shanna Swendson and Kiss and SpellKiss and Spell (Enchanted, Inc.) (Volume 7) by Shanna Swendson by Shanna Swendson
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Finishing off the series, unless I decide not to bother.


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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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New on Your Stack (volume 4)

This was a great month to read all of the linked posts – I’ve already added three of the books below to my stack this month, and the fourth is on hold at the library. It was an inspiring month. 😉


Art Before BreakfastTuija has some intriguing books by Silvia Rannamaa and Eva-Lis Wuorio listed, but my lack of reading ability in anything other than English means I won’t be reading them.

But I did grab Danny Gregory’s Art Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You AreArt Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are by Danny Gregory from the library after seeing it on her list. Thanks Tuija!


The Truth According to UsStacie has some great books listed, including The Fourteenth Goldfish, and Brown Girl DreamingBrown Girl Dreaming (Newbery Honor Book) by Jacqueline Woodson (go! read them!), but I was thrilled to discover Annie Barrows has a new book coming out next month – The Truth According to Us: A Novelhe Truth According to Us: A Novel by Annie Barrows.

So so so excited – if this is even close to being as good as The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie SocietyThe Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows it’ll be going on my top reads of the year list. Happily for me, I was able to grab a review copy from NetGalley. Look for my review next month!


The Big FourMimi added an astonishing number of books to her reading stack last month – go and look at those pictures!

She’s got so many it was extra hard to only pick one to highlight, but she does have an Agatha Christie in the stack, and I just borrowed the next Hercule Poirot mystery from the library – The Big FourThe Big Four: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) by Agatha Christie. Hoping it’s as good as the last one!


One Realm BeyondAlyssa caught my eye with Donita Paul’s cover for Two Renegade RealmsTwo Renegade Realms (Realm Walkers) by Donita K. Paul. Book one (One Realm BeyondOne Realm Beyond (Realm Walkers Book 1) by Donita K. Paul) has received some rave reviews, and it sounds like a fun fantasy. My library has it, so it’ll be an easy one to try once I get my turn with it. I’m such a sucker for this sort of fantasy novel.

Want to join in? The next New on the Stack will be next Wednesday – June 3rd!

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