Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 6/03/18

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.

Husband was off work on Monday for Memorial Day. It rained almost all week here. Our power was off and on which was annoying, but it truly always reminds me to be thankful. Being stuck inside all week has given us a bit of cabin fever. Baby Boy turned 7 months old Wednesday. Thursday he and I had chiropractor appointments. Little Girl hung out with Grammy. Then I swapped Baby Boy with Grammy for Little Girl and ran her to the pediatrician to check out a rash that wasn't clearing up. My mom and nephew came for a few hours on Friday. They'd just gotten back from a trip to Tennessee. Saturday was a normal day with grocery shopping and finally being able to go for a walk. My time to read has been cut a little this week because Husband and I started a new show, and we've been watched that before bed. I've really been raking in (for me) the review books over the last few weeks. And while this is always exciting and I've done well to stay on top of them so far this year, I'm starting to get nervous about getting them all read.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: Memorial Day (US) - No blog posts
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Thursday: May 2018 EOM Wrap Up

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of A Defense of Honor (Haven Manor, # 1) by Kristi Ann Hunter
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday

Don’t forget to link up for the 2018 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15th, 2018 to sing 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.

When We Were Young

By: Anna Benoit

Expected Publication: May 30th 2017 by Anna Benoit

300 pages

Genre: Young Adult

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Livvy and Jack are nothing alike. Livvy is the courteous, studious daughter of two jet-setting professors; Jack is an angry transplant with a criminal record.

But Livvy’s life isn’t as easy as it seems. Unbeknownst to most, Livvy spends most of her time avoiding Luke—her overbearing, manipulative boyfriend of six years. Even though she knows she needs a change, she’s terrified to make it, so she resigns herself to a miserable senior year of high school.

Jack is new to town. Originally from Philadelphia, he is ordered to live with his biological father, David, after committing a heinous crime. Having only met David a handful of times, Jack is furious about the move… until he meets Delia, a rebellious bombshell who instantly attracts him with her risky lifestyle.

When David decides to take in Livvy after her parents surprise her with a permanent move, Jack is forced to befriend her. Quickly, the two discover they have more in common than they originally thought.

As the year erupts with heartbreak and tragedy, Livvy and Jack must find a way to keep their delicate bond from being swept away into the turmoil.

Defiant Joy: Taking Hold of Hope, Beauty, and Life in a Hurting World

By: Stasi Eldredge

Expected Publication: October 16th 2018 by Thomas Nelson

256 pages

Genre: Non-Fiction, Christian, Self-Help

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Bestselling author Stasi Eldredge shows readers how to choose a joy that stands against the tides of life's real and often overwhelming pain.

Walking in joy often feels crazy and like a denial of actual life. Yet Christians are called to "be joyful always" (1 Thess. 5:16). What does this mean, and how is it even possible?

In her new book, Stasi Eldredge meets readers in their painful realities and offers an invitation to a joy that is defiant in the face of this broken world. This joy does not Pollyannaish-ly ignore life's heartache; rather, it insists that sorrow and loss do not have the final say. This kind of joy is present to both goodness and grief and interprets them in the light of heaven. With deep vulnerability about her own chronic pain, surprising diagnoses, and relational struggles and loss, Stasi demonstrates how to maintain a posture of holy defiance that neither denies nor diminishes the pain, but instead leans fully into the experience of knowing God's presence and promise in the middle of whatever life may bring

The Resolutions

By: Mia Garcia

Expected Publication: November 13th 2018 by HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books

416 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--New Years are for fresh starts, but Jess just wants everything to go back to the way it was.

From hiking trips, to four-person birthday parties, to never-ending group texts, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora have always been inseparable—and unstoppable. But now, with senior year on the horizon, they’ve been splintering off and growing apart. And so, as always, Jess makes a plan.

Reinstating their usual tradition of making resolutions together on New Year’s Eve, Jess adds a new twist: instead of making their own resolutions, the four friends assign them for each other—dares like kiss someone you know is wrong for you, show your paintings, learn Spanish, say yes to everything.

But not even the best laid plans can take into account the uncertainties of life. As the year unfolds, Jess, Ryan, Nora, and Lee each test the bonds that hold them together. And amid first loves, heart breaks, and life-changing decisions, beginning again is never as simple as it seems.

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!

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