New on the Stack in July 2015

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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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Comments

  1. Ooooh, looking forward to any review or thoughts you may give on Unglued, it’s on my Amazon wishlist right now!

    • Good – that gives me some extra motivation to get it read. Usually books I own are the ones that I have the hardest time actually reading, since they aren’t pushing me with due dates or review deadlines. 🙂

      And isn’t that a sad comment – the ones I own are the ones least likely to be read.

  2. Ready Player One is SO good. Enjoy! I just finished his second book, Armada. My review should be up tomorrow.

    The Absolutely True Diary… is good as well. Very interesting. It’s a quick read too.

    I haven’t read anything by Rebecca Stead. I’ll have to check her out. Which book do you recommend starting with?

    • I keep looking at Ready Player One and then not starting it. I may need to force myself to just open it already and read the first chapter.

      I am *so* partial to When You Reach Me. It was my introduction to Stead, and it’s fabulous. Liar & Spy I didn’t like as much (but it was still good; it simply suffers in comparison to the amazingness that is WYRM.) I haven’t read First Light or whatever her first one is titled. Someday I’ll get to it.

      And then Goodbye Stranger releases tomorrow, so you could just jump right in with her newest. My review posts Wednesday but so you don’t have to wait — I really loved it.

      Anyway, I guess I’m saying pick When You Reach Me or Goodbye Stranger. You can’t go wrong with either one, and they aren’t connected in anyway so no worries about reading one before the other.

      • I listened to Ready Player One sort of under protest because my husband is obsessed with it. But I really enjoyed it too. And Wil Wheaton does a great job with the reading.

        I’ll check out both When You Reach Me and Goodbye Stranger. I look forward to your full review on Wednesday. 🙂

  3. I got to read Goodbye Stranger a few months ago (a friend sent along her advanced reader). Like all Stead books, every word counts.

    I’m really, really biased when it comes to Sheila O’Connor (she’s a mentor and dear friend), but I think Sparrow Road is beautiful.

    Part-Time Indian really is remarkable.

    Good stuff here!

    • Stead is amazing – I finish her books and think that I immediately need to reread them to more fully appreciate how she crafted the story.

      I may have (mostly) picked O’Connor’s book because of her name, but I’m *so* glad I did – it was such an enjoyable read!

  4. Rabbit Proof Fence is the one instance where I have ever said the movie is better than the book. I’d still tell you to read the book first, if you’re interested, but you should be sure to watch the movie, too!

    • Good to know – I knew there was a movie version but I would never have looked for it without someone telling me I should!

  5. The Rabbit-Proof Fence and Part-Time Indian sound interesting – I also need a book from those perspectives for a reading challenge. 🙂

    • I’ve “started” both of them (as in, read the introduction or first couple of pages). Haven’t progressed beyond that.

  6. I “stalk” Laura Vanderkam on Twitter and really want to read her book too. I also keep hearing about Ready Player One and know my son would love it. So, I plan to get it for him to read during school for his required reading time. My review of Unglued is one of my most pinned and viewed posts on my blog. It is a great book.

    • That’s so great to hear about Unglued – I think it’ll be a much better fit for me than the other one, so I’m excited to give it a try.

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