New on the Stack in December 2016 & January 2017

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Super late, but I did want to make sure I shared what books I added to my reading stack in December, so I just combined it with January.

Nonfiction

the-year-of-living-danishlyThe Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Country by Helen Russell

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s February’s pick for my in-person book club.

Lost in Shangra-LaLost in Shangra-La: A True Story of Survival, Adventure, and the Most Incredible Rescue Mission of World War II by Mitchell Zuckoff

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s been on my TBR for ages – I love these sorts of nonfiction books, and World War II is a favorite time period.

take-good-care-of-the-garden-and-the-dogsTake Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: A True Story of Bad Breaks and Small Miracles by Heather Lende
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’ve enjoyed her other books, If You Lived Here I’d Know Your Name and Find the Good.

everydaycookAlton Brown: EveryDayCook by Alton Brown

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’m a huge Alton Brown fan.

the-family-calendar-cookbookThe Family Calendar Cookbook: From Birthdays to Bake Sales, Good Food to Carry You Through the Year by Kelsey Banfield
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It popped up as a “recommended for you” suggestion.

smoke-picklesSmoke & Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen by Edward Lee

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It showed up as available from the library when I put something else on hold, and I recognized his name from Top Chef.

Fiction

jasper-and-the-riddle-of-rileys-mine-coverJasper and the Riddle of Riley’s Mine by Caroline Starr Rose
How did I get it: Was sent a review copy from the publisher
Why did I get it: I JUMPED at the chance to receive this one – I *loved* Caroline Starr Rose’s novel May B, and am excited to read this one set in the Alaskan Gold Rush.

and-then-there-were-noneAnd Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Reading it before it was finalized as March’s selection for my in-person book club. We try to have all of our choices be read by one of the regular attendees, who can then vouch for them as a good fit for our book club. We haven’t always done that, and sometimes we’ve regretted it.

a-study-in-deathA Study in Death by Anna Lee Huber

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Binging on the series.

the-uncommon-readerThe Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Book club’s selection for December.

navigating-earlyNavigating Early by Clare Vanderpool

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I mostly enjoyed Vanderpool’s first novel, Moon Over Manifest, and my issues with it were ones that I thought might be improved by experience.

a-pressing-engagementA Pressing Engagement by Anna Lee Huber

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I got hooked on the series

as-death-draws-nearAs Death Draws Near by Anna Huber

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Binging on the series. It was a good fit for when I wasn’t feeling well.

the-mapping-of-love-and-deathThe Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

a-lesson-in-secretsA Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

the-thousand-dollar-tan-lineThe Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I don’t know why it’s been on my TBR list. I never watched the Veronica Mars show, and I think that probably kept me from enjoying the book as much as I would have otherwise. I had no previous connection with the characters, and some of the backstory allusions were lost on me.

elegy-for-eddieElegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the series.

a-quiet-life-in-the-countryA Quiet Life in the Country by E. E. Kinsey

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Advertisement on my library website. I thought it sounded fairly ridiculous, but I was hopeful (I do love that time period)

the-body-in-the-libraryThe Body in the Library by Agatha Christie

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Miss Marple series, and it was time for my semi-regular Christie fix. 😉

the-curious-charms-of-arthur-pepperThe Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Considering it for a future book club pick.

molokaiMoloka’i by Alan Brennert

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s February’s book club pick and I need to get moving on reading it!

the-beautiful-mysteryThe Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny

How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Next in the Armand Gamache series.


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Comments

  1. I read LOST IN SHANGRI LA a while ago and enjoyed it. I’m reading Zuckeroff’s other one, FROZEN IN TIME, right now, and while I’m enjoying the historical part of the book, it also has a contemporary component that’s making me seriously question his judgement. =/

  2. I hope you enjoy The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper. I found it really adorable and fun to listen to.

  3. I’m on hold for The Year of Living Danishly. I can’t wait to read it. I’m also intrigued with The Family Calendar Cookbook. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

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