New on Your Stack (volume 19)

Some highlights from the books you shared about in last month’s linkup:

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy QueenJill (Days at Home) has a number of pretty books highlighted in her post, and although Jody Hedlund’s Hearts Made Whole is the one I’m most likely to read, Susan Gregg Gilmore’s Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen is the one that most intrigues me. What a great title! It made me think of college, when I went to a tiny school in a tiny town that had a Dairy Queen as it’s only restaurant. Seriously.

Stalking Jack the RipperKate (now also blogging at Opinionated Book Lover) has mostly (all?) new books on her TBR pile for September, which is always fun. Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco has a great cover and a premise that has me wanting to hear what Kate thinks about it. I love the idea of it, maybe, but always get a little skittish when I hear the word “horror.” So, I’ll let Kate try it out and share her opinion first. 🙂

Bedlam's DoorAnd, I thought I was going to get away with NOT adding to my TBR list from Stacie’s (Sincerely Stacie) post. The book she mentions that I’d most like to read is one I just did – Women Heroes of World War II: Pacific Theater. But then she also mentions Bedlam’s Door, and I do love medical nonfiction. I’ll look for this one from the library and see if it grabs me.

RebeccaCharlene (The Book Brew) highlights a lot of classic fiction on her reading stack this month – classic fiction that I’ve either read (Rebecca, Sense and Sensibility, 1984), or have decided I don’t want to read (Frankenstein; see above mention for my avoidance of horror, and The Girl on the Train). She did remind me though that I have both Dobson books – Bringing Up Boys and Bringing Up Girls, and have never read either. I received them as baby shower gifts and then stuck them on a shelf and forgot all about them! Whoops.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets illustrated versionTanya (The Other Side of the Road) linked up two posts – one her regular Media Monday post, and the other all about Fall books. While there are a lot of new releases that look interesting, I’m most excited by the new illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I preordered it back in May and I am thrilled that it’s almost out!

Space Dictionary for KidsArwen (The Tech Chef) has some great kids books in her post, and she mentioned the deals she got on two of them on Prime Day. How did I miss that?? Anyway, the one I’m most considering for my kids is the Space Dictionary. I have a fun Astronaut book we’re going to read next, but I’m always on the lookout for appealing nonfiction that we can read for school.

Previously on The Deliberate Reader

One year ago: September 2015 Recap
Two years ago: Reading Goals: September Progress
Three years ago: September 2013 Recap

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  1. I’m in the middle of Stalking Jack the Ripper right now, and I’m really enjoying it. So far, it’s not really a horror story. More of a detective plot – it’s reminding me of BBC’s Sherlock. My review should be up on October 5th, so you can decide then whether you’re brave enough to read it. 🙂

  2. I have one chapter left in Working Stiff which you told me about. It has been great on audio and even though gory at times, it’s fascinating…in that voyeuristic way. I’m hoping Bedlam’a Door is good too!

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