Sunday, May 3, 2015

Sunday Post - 147 & Stacking the Shelves - 105

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.

Wow this week flew by. We went to see my niece play softball Monday night. Their team won. I can't believe we're officially into May. My sister and brother-in-law closed on their house on Thursday. We spent half of Saturday helping them move. I'm so excited for them. Saturday night I made Twix Brownies which are so good! (Warning: they're really rich.) Husband is off work all next week, and I'm taking off on Friday. Friday is actually our 6th Anniversary. Lot's going on. Summer is getting closer, and my calendar is booking up quickly!

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: DNF Review of Invincible (Invincible, # 1) by Amy Reed
Wednesday: Waiting on End of Days (Penryn & the End of Days, # 3) by Susan Ee
Thursday: Review of Paradise City (Paradise, # 1) by CJ Duggan (3.5 Stars)
Friday: April EOM Wrap Up
Saturday: Discussions Only We Know: How Outspoken is Too Outspoken?

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Heat of the Moment (Moment of Truth, # 1) by Lauren Barnholdt
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Plan to Never Read
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
Saturday: Discussions Only We Know

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2015 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2015 to sign up. Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with an end of the year giveaway too! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Catching Jordan (Hundred Oaks, # 1)

By: Miranda Kenneally

Published: Published December 1st 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire

252 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Sports

Source: Borrowed from library

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Goodreads description--What girl doesn't want to be surrounded by gorgeous jocks day in and day out? Jordan Woods isn't just surrounded by hot guys, though-she leads them as the captain and quarterback of her high school football team. They all see her as one of the guys, and that's just fine. As long as she gets her athletic scholarship to a powerhouse university. But now there's a new guy in town who threatens her starting position... suddenly she's hoping he'll see her as more than just a teammate.

Paper Towns

By: John Green

Published: September 22nd 2009 by Speak (first published October 1st 2008)

305 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Borrowed from library

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Goodreads description--Who is the real Margo?

Quentin Jacobsen has spent a lifetime loving the magnificently adventurous Margo Roth Spiegelman from afar. So when she cracks open a window and climbs into his life—dressed like a ninja and summoning him for an ingenious campaign of revenge—he follows. After their all-nighter ends, and a new day breaks, Q arrives at school to discover that Margo, always an enigma, has now become a mystery. But Q soon learns that there are clues—and they're for him. Urged down a disconnected path, the closer he gets, the less Q sees the girl he thought he knew...

Faking Perfect

By: Rebecca Phillips

Expected Publication: June 30th 2015 by K-Teen

272 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--“Edgy and honest, Faking Perfect is the real thing.” –Huntley Fitzpatrick

When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High's resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules:

1. Avoid her at school.
2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together.
3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben.

Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?

Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road, # 1)

By: Katie McGarry

Expected Publication: May 26th 2015 by Harlequin Teen

400 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--An unforgettable new series from acclaimed author Katie McGarry about taking risks, opening your heart and ending up in a place you never imagined possible.

Seventeen-year-old Emily likes her life the way it is: doting parents, good friends, good school in a safe neighborhood. Sure, she's curious about her biological father—the one who chose life in a motorcycle club, the Reign of Terror, over being a parent—but that doesn't mean she wants to be a part of his world. But when a reluctant visit turns to an extended summer vacation among relatives she never knew she had, one thing becomes clear: nothing is what it seems. Not the club, not her secret-keeping father and not Oz, a guy with suck-me-in blue eyes who can help her understand them both.

Oz wants one thing: to join the Reign of Terror. They're the good guys. They protect people. They're…family. And while Emily—the gorgeous and sheltered daughter of the club's most respected member—is in town, he's gonna prove it to her. So when her father asks him to keep her safe from a rival club with a score to settle, Oz knows it's his shot at his dream. What he doesn't count on is that Emily just might turn that dream upside down.

No one wants them to be together. But sometimes the right person is the one you least expect, and the road you fear the most is the one that leads you home.

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!

30 comments:

  1. I also plan to borrow Paper Towns from my library... definitely soon... I'll do that soon. Faking Perfect looks pretty interesting. I'll be looking forward to reading your review of it! Have a great week ahead, Sandy! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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  2. Twix Brownies sound yummy! Will have to check out that recipe, I enjoy making brownies and this sound like a good variation to try. This year sure seems to go fast.

    Have fun at your 6th anniversary, are you going to do something fun together?
    Nice haul you got this week, Nowhere but Here looks good. I still have to catch up on that author her other series. I hope you have a great week!

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  3. Grace @ Rebel Mommy BookBlogMay 3, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    I can't believe it's May either! I really liked Paper Towns and can't wait to read No Where but Here. Have a great week!

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  4. wow looks like you had an eventful week. All of the books you got look soooo good. Enjoy reading them! :)

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  5. I really want to read No Where But Here! Jealous!! We don't have much longer to wait on End of Days!!! So excited!

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  6. Emily @ Falling For YaMay 3, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Nowhere But Here and Paper towns are two books I can't wait to read! Hopefully we both enjoy them =D

    Emily @ Falling For YA

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  7. Did someone say Twix Brownies? I would LOVE to try those! I'm too lazy to make them in the near future, but I'll keep it in mind. :) I hope you enjoy Paper Towns; it's my favorite John Green book! Faking Perfect looks interesting too. Have a great week and enjoy your anniversary!

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  8. I really need to read The Paper Towns. Have you read it? I recently saw the movie trailer and am now dying to read it. I read The Fault in Our Stars before the movie came out and loved it.

    Nice haul, happy reading XD

    Maura @ Monsterofbooks.blogspot.com

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  9. Faking Normal looks like it will be a good one. Happy reading and hope you have a great week.

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  10. Happy Anniversary! I enjoyed Paper Towns. Looking forward to No Where But Here.

    My Monday Post

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  11. I can't wait to see your list of books you never plan to read! I don't know why but I've always found it fascinating why people choose not to read books because I really don't have any reasons for myself. I just want to read everything! I hope you have a great week!
    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  12. Woohoo softball! Congrats to her. And happy anniversary! I hope you enjoy Catching Jordan; it's my favorite of the series.

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  13. I have a friend who I think will love Nowhere But here. Need to make sure she knows about it! Have a great week!
    Check out my Sunday Post

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  14. You got some great books this week. Hope you enjoy your time off and have a Happy Anniversary!
    My Sunday Post - http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/05/03/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-107-and-the-sunday-post/

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  15. I NEEEEED Twix brownies! Oh my goodness. Sounds like y'all have a lot going on, and I hope you have a great anniversary!!


    i've been dyinggg to read one of Miranda Kenneally's books! They look so fun. I hope you enjoy all of these and are having a great week, Sandy! :D

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  16. I finished Paper Towns earlier this week. I enjoyed it but that's all I'm going to say until my review! :) Thanks for stopping by and commenting Czai!

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  17. Oh they were SO GOOD!


    Thanks so much Lola! I think we're going more low key than we normally do for our anniversary. We plan to take my nephew to see the new Avengers movie Friday night.


    I've already finished Nowhere But Here and really enjoyed it! All of Katie McGarry's books are good.


    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  18. I finished both Paper Towns and Nowhere But Here this week! I can't wait to review them both! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Grace!

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  19. All the weeks seem eventful lately. :) Thanks for stopping by Daph!

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  20. Oh I finished Nowhere But Here this morning and really enjoyed it. I doubt I'll get End of Days on release day, but hopefully I won't have to wait too long for it! Thanks for stopping by Alison!

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  21. I finished them both this week and I can't wait to review them! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Emily!

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  22. Oh yes! They're delicious. I do have to say that the recipe is...involved. But worth it. I don't make them often. I finished Paper Towns earlier this week and I did enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Vlora!

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  23. I finished it earlier this week! I really wanted to read it before the movie released. It was a good bit different from The Fault in Our Stars though. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Maura!

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  24. I hope so! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Brandi!

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  25. I finished both Paper Towns and Nowhere But Here this week and enjoyed them both. Thanks and thanks for stopping by Nise!

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  26. Well I posted my list on Tuesday, but I didn't give any reasons for why they made the list. I HAVE reasons, but I just didn't want to get into them in the post. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Laura!

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  27. Yeah, apparently she had a great game Tuesday night that we missed. She got a great out off a popfly to center and a good hit that game too. I really enjoyed Catching Jordan and I've also read Breathe Annie Breathe and enjoyed it too, so I'm looking forward to the others. Thanks for stopping by Christy!

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  28. Oh for sure! I finished it earlier this morning and really enjoyed it. Anything by Katie McGarry has been really good! Thanks for stopping by Lisa!

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  29. Thanks Laura! I'm definitely looking forward to tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!

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  30. Oh girl! They are SO good! Super rich, and a bit....involved to make. But so worth it! We get to have another ultrasound tomorrow too, so that'll be the best anniversary present of all!

    I really enjoyed Catching Jordan and I've read Breathe Annie Breathe too which I really enjoyed so I'm looking forward to the others.

    Thanks for stopping by Rachel!

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