New on the Stack in May 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 button

I’d feel kind of bad about just how many books I added to my reading stack this month, except last month I actually did a pretty good job of getting through my new ones. We’ll see if that trend continues in June.

Nonfiction

The Story of ScienceThe Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang TheoryThe Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory by Susan Wise Bauer by Susan Wise Bauer
How did I get it: I bought it
Why did I get it: It’s a Susan Wise Bauer book, and it was on my “Looking Forward to Reading in 2015” list.

Shakespeare Basics for Grown-UpsShakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups: Everything You Need to Know About the BardShakespeare Basics for Grown-Ups: Everything You Need to Know About the Bard by E. Foley & B. Coates by E. Foley & B. Coates
How did I get it: Received a review copy from the publisher
Why did I get it: It sounds like one I’ll enjoy, and like a good fit to share about here.

Art Before BreakfastArt Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You AreArt Before Breakfast: A Zillion Ways to be More Creative No Matter How Busy You Are by Danny Gregory by Danny Gregory.
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Tuija included it in her post and it sounded intriguing.

SeabiscuitSeabiscuit: An American LegendSeabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand by Laura Hillenbrand
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s June’s book club pick – I need to get cracking if I’m going to get it read before the meeting!

Make It HappenMake it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose.Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. by Lara Casey by Lara Casey
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: Heard good things about it.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying UpThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and OrganizingThe Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo by Marie Kondo
How did I get it: Borrowed it from the library
Why did I get it: Hearing about it from what seems like everyone.

Fiction

The Truth According to UsThe Truth According to Us: A Novelhe Truth According to Us: A Novel by Annie Barrows by Annie Barrows
How did I get it: Received a review copy from NetGalley
Why did I get it: It’s a book by Annie Barrows.

The Big FourThe Big FourThe Big Four: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) by Agatha Christie by Agatha Christie
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: It’s the next one in the Hercule Poirot series.

First LightFirst LightFirst Light by Rebecca Stead by Rebecca Stead
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: I’ve read all of her other books.

Listen SlowlyListen, SlowlyListen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai by Thanhha Lai
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Her earlier book Inside Out and Back Again was fantastic.

A Snicker of MagicA Snicker of MagicA Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd by Natalie Lloyd
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Great cover, and it popped up as a “you looked at this, you might like that” recommendation.

The Great TroubleThe Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called EelThe Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel by Deborah Hopkinson by Deborah Hopkinson
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Interesting story line, especially the connection to Ghost Map which I recently finished.

No Quest for the WickedNo Quest for the WickedNo Quest for the Wicked by Shanna Swendson and Kiss and SpellKiss and Spell (Enchanted, Inc.) (Volume 7) by Shanna Swendson by Shanna Swendson
How did I get it: Borrowed it electronically from the library.
Why did I get it: Finishing off the series, unless I decide not to bother.


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Comments

  1. I think my daughter would like A SNICKER OF MAGIC. I saw that one pop up a few times when ordering books. I am so excited to read Annie Barrows book, but I have a couple ahead of it first! I bet you will get to it before me! I’ll be linking up tomorrow with my book stack!

    • I probably did – I finished it last week! But now that just means you still have it to look forward to. 🙂 I still haven’t tried A Snicker of Magic, but I’m hoping to get to it this week.

      We must have been looking at some of the same books to both have that title pop up as suggested for us. Clearly those suggestions work on me!

  2. Marie Kondo’s book appears to be pretty popular in our library, too (several hundred people queuing for the Finnish version). Your review convinced me to join the queue, but I’ll see how much I clutter-cleaning I get done even before I get the book 🙂

    • She tells a story in her book about someone who started cleaning out her clutter before working with Kondo and how much more she still was able to after meeting with her. So inspiring!

  3. Those all look like great reads. I, too, immediately put Annie Barrows’ new book on my to-read list, simply because it was by Annie Barrows. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂

    • I did. I was so nervous, wondering if it could live up to my expectations.

      Beware of when you start it though, unless you have more self-control than I do about putting the book down and GOING TO BED. I paid for it the next day. 😉

  4. I’d like to read Seabiscuit, too! Make it Happen is another book I’ve seen on Instagram a lot. Annie Barrows – first time I hear about her. Is she good?

    • I have 4 days to read Seabiscuit but my e-copy of it isn’t working. So, odds are low that I’m going to get it read in time, as I can’t reborrow it yet from the library. Whoops.

      I love Annie Barrows – the book she co-authored with her Aunt (?) is one of my absolute favorites, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. Don’t be put off by the title – give it a try!

      • I love Annie Barrows as well. After reading “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” several times, I went on a hunt for other Barrows books. I found only kids books, but I read some anyway. I do enjoy children’s literature and YA a lot. “The Magic Half” was great. The sequel, “Magic in the Mix”, wasn’t as good, and I haven’t read the “Ivy and Bean” series. But I am very much looking forward to a new adult book by Annie Barrows.

        • Kate, I completely agree with you about Barrows’ titles The Magic Half & Magic in the Mix. I haven’t read any of Ivy & Bean books as those seem geared for early elementary and I figure I’ll get there fairly soon with my kids and give them a try then.

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