Sunday, April 27, 2014

Sunday Post - 94 & Stacking the Shelves - 60

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This week has been pretty good. Husband and I finished Dexter Season 6 this weekend. What's going to happen you guys???? Also, I think I've been in a reading slump. The last couple of books that I've read have been taxing emotionally. I need some quick, happy books. Hit me with your suggestions please?

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of While It Lasts (Sea Breeze, # 3) by Abbi Glines (3.5 Stars)
Wednesday: Waiting on Rooms by Lauren Oliver
Thursday: Review of Between the Lines (Between the Lines, # 1) by Tammara Webber (4 Stars)
Friday: 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge - April Wrap Up
Saturday: Review of The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium, # 2) by Stieg Larsson (3.5 Stars)

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

I'm taking a blog vacation this week! I will post my April EOM Wrap Up, but that's all. Hope you guys have a great week!

Don't forget to sign up for the 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge! Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with a BIG giveaway at the end of the year! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Nova and Quinton: No Regrets (Nova, # 3)

By: Jessica Sorensen

Published: April 15th 2014 by Grand Central Publishing

384 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Today is the first day of Quinton Carter's new life. The toxic guilt of his past left him in pieces-but one girl unexpectedly put him back together. Thanks to Nova Reed, Quinton can finally see the world with clear eyes. She's the reason his heart is still kicking behind the jagged scar on his chest. And he would love to have her in his arms every minute of the day . . . but he's not ready yet.

Playing drums in a band and living with her best friends are just some of the highlights of Nova's life. But the best new development? Talking to Quinton on the phone each night. She wishes she could touch him, kiss him, though she knows he needs time to heal. Yet shocking news is on the way-a reminder of life's dark side-and Nova will need Quinton like he once needed her. Is he strong enough to take the final leap out of his broken past . . . and into Nova's heart?

Driftwood Tides

By: Gina Holmes

Expected Publication: September 1st 2014 by Tyndale House Publishers

Genre: Adult, Realistic Fiction, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--He made himself an island until something unexpected washed ashore.When Holton lost his wife, Adele, in a freak accident, he shut himself off from the world, living a life of seclusion, making drifwood sculptures and drowning his pain in gin. Until twenty-three-year-old Libby knocks on his door, asking for a job and claiming to be a friend of his late wife. When he discovers Libby is actually his late wife's illegitimate daughter, given up for adoption without his knowledge, his life is turned upside down as he struggles to accept that the wife he'd given saint status to was not the woman he thought he knew.Together Holton and Libby form an unlikely bond as the two struggle to learn the identity of Libby's father and the truth about Adele, themselves, and each other.

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!

26 comments:

  1. I think I have a book by Jessica Sorensen but I haven't got around to reading it. Happy reading! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  2. Driftwood Tides looks good! I still need to check out Edelweiss. I signed up but haven't had a chance to explore it yet.

    Yay for a vacation! Enjoy your time away and I hope you are able to read some great books!

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  3. American Girl on Saturn by Nikki Godwin is a cute happy book! I had read a bunch of emotional books and this we just so cute. Just a suggestions :)

    I haven't read any Jessica Sorensen books yet, I actually have one just haven't gotten around to reading it.

    Enjoy your new reads!!!

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  4. Great books this week. Driftwood Tides sounds amazing!
    Kristin @ Book Sniffers Anonymous

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  5. My reading week was heavy, too...I would recommend something by Nora Roberts, for fun and light.


    I am eager to start watching Dexter on Netflix.

    Enjoy the new week! Here's

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  6. I always read series romance when I'm in a slump - I can count on a HEA! I also enjoyed Just a Kiss by Ally Broadfield; It's a short, cute read. Enjoy your blog vacation!

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  7. Many of Debbie Macomber's books are feel-good reads. I also find Barbara Delinksy to be an author that draws me into her stories. Mystery-wise, the Agatha Raisin series by M.C. Beaton, is very humorous and set in the Cotswolds. The first book is Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  8. Sorry to hear you are in a reading slump :(, I've just had one as well, I think I am finally getting out of it. For a quick happy book I would suggest Anywhere by J Meyers, it does have some havier issues, but it manages to keep an overal happy and light feel. Or you can try some Middle Grade books, those usually help if I am in the mood for less drama. Concerning MG books I would recommend Feary Swap by Susan Kaye Quinn or Loki's Wolves by KL Armstrong and MA Marr. I hope you get out of your reading slump soon!

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  9. Booo for your reading slump. I'm always a fan of picking up old favorites of mine. You could also try reading something a bit different than what you normally read (different age range or different genre).

    Hope you enjoy your new books!

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  10. Stephanie Sandra BrownApril 27, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    UGH! Sorry you're in a reading slump. Those suck sometimes!

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  11. I haven't read that Sorensen series, but everyone seems to love it. I need to pick it up! Sorry about your slump. I hate slumps! I hope it turns around! Enjoy your books. My STS

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  12. I'm a little nervous about it. That series has really drained me over the last two books. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. I've enjoyed most all of her stuff that I've read. Thanks for stopping by Michelle!

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  14. Thanks Gin! I've read one book by Gina Holmes before and I really enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by as always!

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  15. I've not heard of that one. I'll have to check it out. I did read one book in two days that I've been waiting on for a while. I really enjoyed that one, but now I need something else so I'll have to check this one out.


    I've enjoyed the other Jessica Sorensen books that I've read. Definitely would recommend her stuff. Thanks for stopping by Michelle!

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  16. I hope so! Thanks for stopping by Kristin!

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  17. I actually haven't read any Nora Roberts before. Now might be the perfect time to check her writing out. Thanks for stopping by!

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  18. Yes...romance is a good genre to help get out of a slump. I just read Nash by Jay Crownover and that was the perfect book for my mood, unfortunately now I need to find another one. I'll have to check out Just a Kiss! Thanks for stopping by and for the recommendation!

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  19. I think my mom has read Debbie Macomber's books, but I haven't read any by her yet. I'll have to check these out. Thankfully I've read two books recently that I'm hoping will pull me out of my slump, but I feel like I need a couple more of the same to really get me out completely! Thanks for stopping by and for the recommendations Catherine!

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  20. Thanks for the suggestions Lola! I'll have to check some of these out. I do have one Susan Kaye Quinn that I really need to read. I just keep putting it off for some reason or other. It'll probably be one of those that I read and wonder why I didn't read it sooner! I've read two books this past week that have helped! Thanks again for stopping by!

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  21. Old favorites are a good idea. I do try to re-read periodically. Maybe it's time for a re-read. I have read two books recently that have helped pull me out of my slump. Thanks Alison!

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  22. Reading slumps definitely suck! Thanks for stopping by Stephanie!

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  23. The Nova series has been seriously emotionally draining. I want to finish the series, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to pick it up because I'm still recovering from the previous book in the series. I think it's the overly emotional ones that have caused my reading slump. I read two quick happy books this past week that have helped. Thanks so much for stopping by Brooke!

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  24. Not sure if I'm ready for emotionally draining! I'm trying to keep things a bit light for the summer as I know I'm going to read TFIOS and it's going to rip my heart out.

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  25. Haha...I know. You definitely need to be in the right headspace for emotionally draining! :) Or I do anyway. And TFIOS will definitely be one of those books. Hope you enjoy it though.

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  26. I have No Regrets as well and can't wait to read

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