Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Post - 257 & Stacking the Shelves - 194

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.

Another busy week. Monday Holly, her mom, and my niece came to hang out and swim with me and Little Girl. Tuesday was normal grocery day. Thursday I had a dentist appointment so Little Girl went to Grammy's. After the dentist I had to go to the DMV to get my driver's license renewed. I waited for four hours and then failed the eye exam because I didn't have my contact in or my glasses with me. (I can totally see to drive without them, but whatevs.) SO I had to go back the next day. Friday Little Girl hung out with Grammy again as I had a doctor's appointment and my glucose test (BLEH!). Then I had to go back to the DMV to finish up with my driver's license. And then I ran to lunch with Holly and my niece. Saturday was just a chill sort of day. I needed that.


Monday: Review of All In (Full Tilt, # 2) by Emma Scott (4 Stars)
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Last Star Burning (Last Star Burning, # 1) by Caitlin Sangster


Monday: Review of Dividing Eden (Dividing Eden, # 1) by Joelle Charbonneau
Tuesday: 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge - July Wrap Up
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2017 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.

Built (Saints of Denver, # 1)

By: Jay Crownover

Published: January 5th 2016 by William Morrow Paperbacks

352 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

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Goodreads description--From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes an electrifying new spin-off series,Saints of Denver, featuring all the characters fans have been dying to read about.

Sayer Cole and Zeb Fuller couldn’t be more different. She’s country club and fine-dining, he’s cell-block and sawdust. Sayer spends her days in litigation, while Zeb spends his working with his hands. She’s French silk, he’s all denim and flannel.

Zeb’s wanted the stunning blonde since the moment he laid eyes on her. It doesn't matter how many smooth moves he makes, the reserved lawyer seems determinedly oblivious to his interest—either that or she doesn't return it. Sayer is certain the rough, hard, [...] Zeb could never want someone as closed off and restrained as she is, which is a shame because something tells her he might be the guy to finally melt her icy exterior.

But just as things start to heat up, Zeb is blindsided by a life altering moment from his past. He needs Sayer’s professional help to right a wrong and to save more than himself. He can’t risk what’s at stake just because his attraction to Sayer feels all consuming. But as these opposites dig in for the fight of their lives, battling together to save a family, the steam created when fire and ice collide can no longer be ignored.

Gone (Gone, # 1)

By: Michael Grant

Published: April 28th 2009 by Katherine Tegen Books (first published June 24th 2008)

558 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Source: Free Audiobook Sync Download

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Goodreads description--In the blink of an eye. Everyone disappears. GONE.

Except for the young. Teens. Middle schoolers. Toddlers. But not one single adult. No teachers, no cops, no doctors, no parents. Just as suddenly, there are no phones, no internet, no television. No way to get help. And no way to figure out what's happened.

Hunger threatens. Bullies rule. A sinister creature lurks. Animals are mutating. And the teens themselves are changing, developing new talents-unimaginable, dangerous, deadly powers-that grow stronger by the day.

It's a terrifying new world. Sides are being chosen, a fight is shaping up. Townies against rich kids. Bullies against the weak. Powerful against powerless. And time is running out: On your birthday, you disappear just like everyone else...

Boundaries in Marriage

By: Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

Published: May 18th 2009 by Zondervan (first published January 1st 1999)

258 pages

Genre: Non-fiction, Self-Help, Christian, Marriage

Source: Personal Kindle Library (currently $1.99)

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Goodreads description--Only when you and your mate know and respect each other's needs, choices, and freedom can you give yourselves freely and lovingly to one another. Boundaries in Marriage gives you the tools you need. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend, counselors and authors of the award-winning bestseller Boundaries, show you how to apply the principles of boundaries to your marriage. This book helps you understand the friction points or serious hurts and betrayals in your marriage -- and move beyond them to the mutual care, respect, affirmation, and intimacy you both long for.

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!


  1. That last one seems an interesting grab. I have got 5 books this week! A little much, considering how fast I (don't) read :D

  2. Enjoy your new reads. Have a great week.

    Jenea's Book Obsession

  3. Not too shabby! I always say I will read a Crownover book. I've heard great things about her books and several close blogger friends have enjoyed many of them. I met Jay Crownover at the Baltimore Book Festival years ago - she's awesome. Someday, I will read something of hers!

    I hope you enjoy all of your new books! Have a fabulous week, Sandy. =)

    Check out my STS post!

  4. I just came from 2 posts that shared Grant's book, Gone. I think I better check it out. OMG I forgot my license expired back in June! Looks like I'll be reading while waiting at the DMV. So glad you mentioned it. LOL

    My Sunday Post

  5. Haha...yes 5 books would be a lot for me in one week too. It happens occasionally at Christmas but definitely not the norm. Thanks for stopping by Avalinah!

  6. I've enjoyed several of her books, but I think they're usually 3 Star ratings for me. They're a bit heavy on the physical scenes for my preference. Yet I enjoy her story and characters enough to keep coming back it seems. Thanks for stopping by Alyssa!

  7. It was the audiobook sync freebie of the week so that's probably why you saw it on a couple of posts besides mine. I hope you remembered to get your DL renewed. Thanks for stopping by Laura!