Sunday, July 1, 2018

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 07/01/18

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.

Monday I had a meeting about putting Little Girl into a Mother's Day Out Program 2 days a week. I don't need her to go anywhere necessarily since I'm a stay at home mom, but I do want her to socialize with other kids. We're members of a small church and she just doesn't have opportunities to be around other kids her age very often. Tuesday through Thursday were normal days, but they were also incredibly stressful. Little Girl has been particularly disobedient this week. I know all kids push their boundaries, and I guess this week she needed to test them out daily. Thursday we had a big storm blow through and our power was out several hours due to multiple trees down on power lines in our neighborhood. We ended up running to town to pick up food since I couldn't cook. The power was back on when we got home, but it went out again and came back on right as we were putting Little Girl to bed. Friday Baby Boy and I had chiropractor appointments. It feels so great to get an adjustment. Saturday it was so nice to have Husband home even though he spent a large part of it mowing grass. I've been working on refinishing a patio table and chairs set. I'm ALMOST finished and I'm so excited to be done. Baby Boy also turned 8 months old on Saturday. I don't know if I've mentioned or not, but he's officially crawling--for almost a week now. He does more of an army crawl than on his knees. Regardless he's quite quick about getting around.

THIS PAST WEEK:

Monday: 2018 Series Enders Reading Challenge - June Wrap Up
Wednesday: Can't Wait for The Geography of Lost Things by Jessica Brody
Thursday: Review of One Small Thing by Erin Watt (4 Stars)
Saturday: June 2018 EOM Wrap Up

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Review of Sons of Blackbird Mountain (Blackbird Mountain, # 1) by Joanne Bischof
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Happy 4th of July (US)
Thursday: DNF Review of Before I Let You Go by Kirsten Wreggitt

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.

Sadie

By: Courtney Summers

Expected Publication: September 4th 2018 by Wednesday Books

320 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--A gripping novel about the depth of a sister's love; poised to be the next book you won't be able to stop talking about.

A missing girl on a journey of revenge and a Serial-like podcast following the clues she's left behind.

Sadie hasn't had an easy life. Growing up on her own, she's been raising her sister Mattie in an isolated small town, trying her best to provide a normal life and keep their heads above water.

But when Mattie is found dead, Sadie's entire world crumbles. After a somewhat botched police investigation, Sadie is determined to bring her sister's killer to justice and hits the road following a few meager clues to find him.

When West McCray—a radio personality working on a segment about small, forgotten towns in America—overhears Sadie's story at a local gas station, he becomes obsessed with finding the missing girl. He starts his own podcast as he tracks Sadie's journey, trying to figure out what happened, hoping to find her before it's too late.

Courtney Summers has written the breakout book of her career. Sadie is propulsive and harrowing and will keep you riveted until the last page.

Listen to Your Heart

By: Kasie West

Expected Publication: May 29th 2018 by Point

336 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Talking to other people isn't Kate Bailey's favorite activity. She'd much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school's podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she'll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.

But to Kate's surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend ... until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.

Kasie West's adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere.

The Song of David (The Law of Moses, # 2)

By: Amy Harmon

Expected Publication: June 13th 2015 by CreateSpace

260 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Borrowed from the eLibrary

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Goodreads description--She said I was like a song. Her favorite song. A song isn’t something you can see. It’s something you feel, something you move to, something that disappears after the last note is played.

I won my first fight when I was eleven years old, and I’ve been throwing punches ever since. Fighting is the purest, truest, most elemental thing there is. Some people describe heaven as a sea of unending white. Where choirs sing and loved ones await. But for me, heaven was something else. It sounded like the bell at the beginning of a round, it tasted like adrenaline, it burned like sweat in my eyes and fire in my belly. It looked like the blur of screaming crowds and an opponent who wanted my blood.

For me, heaven was the octagon.

Until I met Millie, and heaven became something different. I became something different. I knew I loved her when I watched her stand perfectly still in the middle of a crowded room, people swarming, buzzing, slipping around her, her straight dancer’s posture unyielding, her chin high, her hands loose at her sides. No one seemed to see her at all, except for the few who squeezed past her, tossing exasperated looks at her unsmiling face. When they realized she wasn’t normal, they hurried away. Why was it that no one saw her, yet she was the first thing I saw?

If heaven was the octagon, then she was my angel at the center of it all, the girl with the power to take me down and lift me up again. The girl I wanted to fight for, the girl I wanted to claim. The girl who taught me that sometimes the biggest heroes go unsung and the most important battles are the ones we don’t think we can win.

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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