New on My Bookcase (vol. 7)

library haul 7, twitterature-styleSome brief glimpses of the latest books that I brought home for myself from the library.

Heavy on the nonfiction (especially cookbooks) this time!

Fiction

When Gods DieWhen Gods Die: A Sebastian St. Cyr Mystery by C.S. Harris
Book two in the Sebastian St. Cyr series. Book one, What Angels FearWhat Angels Fear: A Sebastian St. Cyr mystery by C. S. Harris, was good enough to make me want to continue the series, especially since I’m a complete sucker for historical mysteries.

The Crown of EmbersThe Crown of Embers by Rae Carson by Rae Carson
What else am I a sucker for? Fantasy sagas. Book one, The Girl of Fire and ThornsThe Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson, was quite good, and I can’t wait to see what happens in book two.

Eleanor & ParkEleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell by Rainbow Rowell
Love great young adult fiction, and Anne’s review has me anticipating it’s a great one.

Nonfiction

Fit to Burst : Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of MotherhoodFit to Burst : Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood by Rachel Jankovic by Rachel Jankovic
Started this one, but had to return it unfinished. I was loving what I’d read before having to return it (and I absolutely adored her first book, Loving the Little Years: Motherhood in the TrenchesLoving the Little Years: Motherhood in the Trenches by Rachel Jankovic), so I fully expect to love the rest of it.

Anything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My SoulAnything: The Prayer That Unlocked My God and My Soul by Jennie Allen by Jennie Allen
The other one that I started and had to return it unfinished, and impatiently wait until my turn came up again on the holds list. I’ve also read enough of it to know that I want to finish it.

The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His PeopleThe Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People
Curious to see how this is structured, and how it compares to a complete Bible.

Duel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America’s First Sensational Murder MysteryDuel with the Devil: The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery by Paul Collins by Paul Collins
Hoping this is a readable account of events. Love history, but don’t want to feel like it’s assigned reading for a class.

Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat KhanSpy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan by Shrabani Basu by Shrabani Basu
World War II. Biography. Espionage. Seems like a book I’ll adore.

The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and SurvivalThe Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival by John Vaillant by John Vaillant
Found this on a list of books that will change your life, or something like that. Either way, it sounds like an incredible tale, and it’s nonfiction – of course I’m trying it.

The First Five Pages: A Writer’s Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection PileThe First Five Pages: A Writer's Guide To Staying Out of the Rejection Pile by Noah Lukeman by Noah Lukeman
I’d say something about needing to do less reading about writing and more actual writing, but this is how I do things – read read read about it first.

Cooking With Trader Joe’s Cookbook: Dinner’s Done!Cooking With Trader Joe's Cookbook: Dinner's Done! by Deana Gunn and Wona Miniati by Deana Gunn and Wona Miniati
Love The I Love Trader Joe’s Vegetarian Cookbook I recently borrowed, and am hoping I like this one as much!

Clean Eating for Busy FamiliesClean Eating for Busy Families: Get Meals on the Table in Minutes with Simple and Satisfying Whole-Foods Recipes You and Your Kids Will Love-Most Recipes Take Just 30 Minutes or Less by Michelle Dudash by Michelle Dudash
I’ve been hearing so much about clean eating, and I want to see and learn more about what that means.

Slow Cooker Revolution
Love my slow cooker, love cookbooks by America’s Test Kitchen. This one should hopefully be a winner for us.

Slow Cooking All Year ‘Round
Like the structure of this one: recipes targeted to the seasons, because I tend not to use my slow cooker much in the spring and summer. Hoping to change that if I get some inspired by some of their summer recipes!

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Comments

  1. I always love to see your stacks! I sent you an email with a little extra about Orange is the new Black — hope you got it. Have a great day!

  2. Shana Norris says:

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  3. Some great sounding books here. Like you, I often get caught having to return a library book before I finish it! Enjoy your “stacks report.”

    • I *hate* when I have to return a book unfinished. Usually I’m good about paying attention to which books I can’t renew and making sure I get to them right away, but I completely spaced it that time.

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