New on the Stack in December 2015

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

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

Nonfiction

84 Charing Cross Road84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fiction

RebeccaRebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

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

The HobbitThe Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

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

A Town Like AliceA Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Among the MadAmong the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear

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

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

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

When We WakeWhen We Wake by Karen Healey

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


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Previously on The Deliberate Reader

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

Comments

  1. I’m thinking about 84, Charing Cross Road for my moms book club. And I really want to read the Lizzie Bennett book. Enjoy your haul!

    • It’s a good pick when you need a really quick book, but it still has enough depth to it to prompt discussion.

  2. I loved 84 Charing Cross Road also. The movie is really good, too.

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