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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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

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 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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New on the Stack in August 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

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

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

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.

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