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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Comments

  1. Wow! That’s a LOT of books. 🙂 Wearing God and Godmother sound interesting to me, but I’ll wait for your reviews. Good luck getting through a lot of those books this month.

    • I know. I got out of control borrowing books in the last days before we left. Plus that NetGalley requesting extravaganza.

      But I did get through 7 of them already, and I was *so* close to finishing Reichl’s memoir, but my loan expired so it disappeared off my phone. Have to borrow it again to finish the last 45 minutes of listening time. So frustrating that I didn’t get it finished!

  2. I’m excited to hear if you like Sarah Bessey’s new book better than her last, but I wont lie – I’m VERY interested in hearing how you feel about the Oregon Trail book! I keep meaning to pick it up and just haven’t been able to find time for it. Also super happy to see you reading Wearing God – I really do love Lauren Winner as a writer and everything about Wearing God was wonderful to me.

    • Yeah, The Oregon Trail is quite the reading commitment – it’s so long!

      But I’m already done with it (thanks road trip!) and should have a review of it posted next week. 🙂

      Haven’t started Wearing God, and so far I like Out of Sorts (I’ve read the intro & maybe first chapter). ha.

  3. Wow, you weren’t joking! That’s a lot of new books! I can’t wait to see reviews for a lot of them!

  4. I’ve been curious about the Oregon Trail book too. I’ll be anxious to hear about it. I also got Working Stiff! Harris and Me is so much fun! We read that on a family vacation one year. Our kids loved it!

  5. I haven’t started Working Stiff yet. I hardly have time to read review books let alone books for my own enjoyment! I don’t know how you do it! Maybe while we travel over the holidays!

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