Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sunday Post - 44 & Stacking the Shelves - 17

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 has been a busy week. Wednesday was our 4th anniversary (wedding not blog). It's been a great four years, and my husband is still my best friend. Back in February he gifted me with an early anniversary present--a dishwasher! WHOOOHOOO!!! And so we really took things easy--big financial goals to accomplish and all of that jazz. Oh and can't forget that today is Mother's Day. We're taking my mother-in-law out to dinner tonight and then taking my mother Tuesday night. Busy busy.


Monday: Review of The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen (4.5 Stars)

Tuesday: Top 10 Books When I Need Light & Fun

Wednesday: Waiting on While You Were Here

Thursday: Review of Love & Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs (4 Stars)


Monday: Review of Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham (yes that Lauren Graham...Gilmore Girls and Parenthood Lauren Graham. Now author Lauren Graham.)

Tuesday: Top 10 Tuesday: Dealing with Tough Subjects

Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

Thursday: Review of The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, # 2) by Julie Kagawa

Friday: May or may not do a High Five for Friday post.

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

If I Stay (If I Stay, # 1)

By: Gayle Forman

Published: April 2nd 2009 by Dutton Juvenile

201 pages

Genre: YA, Contemporary

Source: Borrowed from my local library

( Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository | )

Goodreads description--In a single moment, everything changes. Seventeen-year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall riding along the snow-wet Oregon road with her family. Then, in a blink, she finds herself watching as her own damaged body is taken from the wreck...

A sophisticated, layered, and heart-achingly beautiful story about the power of family and friends, the choices we all make, and the ultimate choice Mia commands.

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. This sounds like a great read--enjoy! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  2. You had a busy week! Happy Mother's Day!

  3. Happy anniversary! May you have many, many more years of happiness together.

    I've been hearing a lot about If I Stay, most of it good. I look forward to seeing what you think of it. Have a great week, and thank you for stopping by my
    Sunday Post

  4. Lauren Graham wrote a book?!

    Happy reading.


  5. I'll definitely be posting my review of it when I finish it! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. She sure did! Hope you come back tomorrow to see what I thought about it! :) Thanks for stopping by!

  7. been meaning to read Gayle's books so good for you. Hope you enjoy it :)

  8. Happy Anniversary! You have a busy week ahead. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  9. I wasn't a fan of this book. I read it for a reading group and not one person enjoyed it. I thought it was just me at first because I had seen so many good reviews for it before reading. I hope you enjoy it.

  10. I would die without my dishwasher and woo-hoo congrats on 4 years! Have a wonderful day and enjoy your new book!

  11. Aww, happy 4th anniversary! :-) A dishwasher would be lovely, but what I'd really like is a tumble dryer (for laundry I mean, not dishes lol, that would be crazy). Hope you have a lovely Mother's Day as well, and get in some time for relaxing and reading. Enjoy 'If I Stay' and have a fantastic week!

  12. Congrats for 4 years!!! :D Exciting. :)

    Have a great week this week!

    If you'd like to stop by, I have a Sunday Post up as well:

  13. I read If I Stay by Gayle Forman a few months ago - I thought it was a really good book. ^.^ Happy 4 year Anniversary - I hope you had a lovely day. :)
    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my Stacking The Shelves post. ^.^
    Happy Reading! :D

    Tiffa @ The British Book Nerd

  14. I really need to read If I Stay. It's been on my TBR stack forever. I hope you enjoy it!

  15. If I Stay looks great, I hope it is!

    - Jessica @ Book Sake

  16. Happy Anniversary!!! And woohoo for a dishwasher!! I've heard so many things about If I Stay...I need to pick it up or borrow it one day! Hope you love it!

    Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  17. I've heard some great things about If I Stay but it sounds like such a sad book :(
    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by

    Rashika @

  18. Oh, If I Stay. I hope you enjoy it. I really did. Thanks for visiting!

  19. Happy Anniversary!

    If I Stay is one of the most powerful books I've ever read. It was truly fantastic. Hope you enjoy!

  20. Thanks for stopping by! I've had this one on my TBR list for a really long time too! Thanks again!

  21. Thank you so much! Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day too! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  22. Sorry you didn't enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  23. Haha...I know, right! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  24. Thanks so much Victoria! A tumble dryer for dishes would be crazy! Maybe you'll get your hands on one (for the laundry, not dishes) soon! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  25. Thanks Melissa! I'll drop by your Sunday Post! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  26. Glad to hear that you liked it. I've seen mixed reviews. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  27. I know's been on my TBR list for forever too! Thanks for stopping by!

  28. Thanks Melissa! I'm loving my dishwasher! I still haven't had a chance to start it, but maybe you'll be able to get your hands on a copy soon! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  29. Yes, I've been in the mood for emotional reads lately! Thanks for stopping by!

  30. Oh good! I'm glad to hear it! Thank you so much!

  31. I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by!

  32. Thanks Ems! I'm even more looking forward to starting it after your comment! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  33. Aww, If I Stay! A really good book with an even better sequel! I hope you love it! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  34. Maria (bookchilla) Mijares-SamMay 16, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    If I Stay is okay, but the sequel, Where She Went - now that's amazing. :) Enjoy! and thank you for dropping by :D

  35. Happy Mother's Day & Happy Anniversary! Looks like your planner is pretty full. I've been meaning to read If I Stay and can't wait to see what you thought of it. Happy Reading.