Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Post - 90 & Stacking the Shelves - 57

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.

I may or may not have gone to see Divergent again yesterday with Holly.Yep. It's just that good. The rest of the week was pretty low key. I won't say I'm in a reading slump, but I'm having trouble deciding what to pick up next. Anyone want to check out my TBR in my possession shelf and give me some suggestions??? I'd appreciate it. My brother is also working on his second book and so I started proofreading his first draft earlier this week.


Monday: Review of Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover (4 Stars)
Tuesday: All-Time Favorite Book Boyfriends &
2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge - March Wrap Up
Wednesday: Waiting on Shatter (True Believers, # 4) by Erin McCarthy
Thursday: Review of Almost by Anne Eliot (4 Stars)
Friday: Review of Wait for You (Wait for You, # 1) by J Lynn (3.5 Stars)


Monday: March EOM Wrap Up
Tuesday: Top Ten Gateway Books/Authors
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Derailed (Clayton Falls, # 1) by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Friday: Review of Breathe (Sea Breeze, # 1) by Abbi Glines

Don't forget to sign up for the 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge! Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with a BIG giveaway at the end of the year! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Take Control of Your TBR Pile 2014

I'm also participating in Kimba's March 2014 Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge.

My Goals:

    1) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Millennium, # 3) by Stieg Larsson
    2) Inhuman (Fetch, # 1) by Kat Falls
    3) Kiss of Fire (Imdalind, # 1) by Rebecca Ethington
    4) The Evolution of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer, # 2) by Michelle Hodkin
    5) Something Strange and Deadly (Something Strange and Deadly, # 1) by Susan Dennard
    6) Article 5 (Article 5, # 1) by Kristen Simmons
    7) Pivot Point (Pivot Point, # 1) by Kasie West
    8) Shatter Me (Shatter Me, # 1) by Tahereh Mafi
    9) Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, # 1) by Jennifer Estep
    10) A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, # 5) by George R R Martin (I doubt I’ll finish this one, but a girl can hope, right?)
    11) Passion (Fallen, # 3) by Lauren Kate

And I actually finished a couple that weren't on my original goals list but have been on my TBR List for a while.

    12) Emma by Jane Austen
    13) Matched (Matched, # 1) by Ally Condie

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.


By: Claire Wallis

Expected Publication: May 1st 2014 by Harlequin MIR

400 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--I feel like I am wrapped in a cyclone. Everything is whirling around me, drawing the air out of my lungs and filling me with the best kind of turmoil. Every time his tongue slides against mine, a prickle in my gut tells me how right we are together. How much I need David. How much I need us.

I hope the cyclone never stops.

Emma Searfoss has spent a lifetime trying to escape her abusive stepfather. It's why she moved far away from home. It's why she's kept no ties with her remaining family. And it's why she's got a major rage problem. When her neighbor shows up to fix the kitchen in her new apartment, his enigmatic charm calms the fire in her. David is cool and collected, and he makes Emma feel safe for the first time ever. But David has his own chilling past—his six previous girlfriends have all disappeared without a trace. Emma's walking a dangerous line, but David's pull is intoxicating. And impossible to resist…

This is a new adult romance with mature content for readers 17 and up.

Matched (Matched, # 1)

By: Ally Condie

Published: November 30th 2010 by Dutton Juvenile

369 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian, Science Fiction

Source: Borrowed from the Public Library

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Goodreads description--Cassia has always trusted the Society to make the right choices for her: what to read, what to watch, what to believe. So when Xander's face appears on-screen at her Matching ceremony, Cassia knows with complete certainty that he is her ideal mate... until she sees Ky Markham's face flash for an instant before the screen fades to black.

The Society tells her it's a glitch, a rare malfunction, and that she should focus on the happy life she's destined to lead with Xander. But Cassia can't stop thinking about Ky, and as they slowly fall in love, Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility and is faced with an impossible choice: between Xander and Ky, between the only life she's known and a path that no one else has dared to follow.

Anathema (Casual Enchantment, # 1)

By: KA Tucker

Published: July 15th 2011 by Papoti Books

284 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Kindle Freebie Deal

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Goodreads description--Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone.

When Evangeline meets Sophie after literally stumbling upon her cafĂ©, she believes she’s found that connection. Willing to do anything to keep it, she accepts a job as Sofie’s assistant and drops everything to fly to Manhattan, where she is thrust into a luxurious world of Prada, diamonds, and limitless cash.

With such generosity and kindness, it’s easy for Evangeline to dismiss certain oddities... like Sofie’s erratic and sometimes violent behavior, and the monstrous guard dogs. She’s even willing to dismiss her vivid dreams of mob-style murders, beautiful homeless people living in caves, and white-eyed demons that haunt her each night as figments of her imagination—especially when one of those figments is the gorgeous Caden. When she wakes up with bite marks on her neck, the fairy tale quickly turns into a nightmare. She slowly unravels the mystery surrounding Sofie and friends, and the reality of the bites and the “dreams.” What she discovers is far more mysterious and terrible than anything she could have imagined.

In a world where everyone has motive to lie for personal gain, Evangeline must decide which deception is least likely to get her killed.

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. Wow, you have quite the list there with your TBR challenge. Hope you continue to rock your way through the list!

  2. Holly @ Words Fueled by LoveMarch 30, 2014 at 9:20 AM

    Another new-to-me title by K.A. Tucker? " luxurious world of Prada, diamonds, and limitless cash" Yes please!

  3. I've read Matched but haven't had a chance to read the rest. They are on my TBR mountain. I haven't had a chance to wonder what to read next. I have review books filling my calendar through June. I'm just reading them in the order I put them on my calendar. Any and all non-review books I get are just adding to my TBR mountain. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

  4. Isn't it great to knock some books off the TBR Pile? I'm doing a challenge for the year, and I've done 12/36 so far. Every bit helps, right?

    Enjoy your reading...and here's


  5. I choose Above, Jane's Melody or The Kiss of Deception as books I'd like you to choose next :) They are 3 that I have been curious about and don't see many reviews on. Great post as always. Thanks for visiting me.

  6. I sometimes have those weeks as well, I want to read, but can't decide what. I would recommend Open Minds, I saw it was on your tbr in possession list. Or Brightest Kind of Darkness. I think those are about the only ones I've read from your list and I really enjoyed both of them.

  7. You've made great progress on your reading challenge! Happy reading, and thanks for visiting my blog,

  8. Happy reading for the coming week!

    Here is my post.

  9. You got some good books! I went through a hard time for the past couple of weeks with reading. I think it might just be because we have so much going on at our house. I hope it gets better for you. :)

  10. Happy Sunday Sandy! You grabbed some great books this week. I read Matched during my preblogging days and loved it. I think you will enjoy it. I have Anathema on my TBR list. It looks interesting. Wishing you a great week and happy reading!

  11. I really enjoyed Divergent myself.... I would even seen it again too. I heard that Insurgent got the green light so I am totally thrilled about that!! YES! You are doing great on the TBR challenge... that is something I really need to do.

  12. Push and Anathema both look really interesting! I hadn't heard of them before but I will be checking them out =)

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  13. Anathema looks good, hope you enjoy. I wish I could go see Divergent again

  14. Matched sounds good! Happy Reading! Here's my STS if you'd like to stop by.

  15. I found book #3 of Millennium to be not as good as the beginning : too many characters, parallel plots. I'd like to know what you think of it. Enjoy your week !

  16. Thanks Alison! The month is essentially over so it's back to ARCs mostly. Thanks for stopping by!

  17. I don't know when I'll get to the others in the series either. I've put Crossed on hold with the library so maybe it won't be too long. It definitely sounds like you've got quite a lot of ARCs to get caught up on. Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Oh yes. I love being able to knock some off my TBR pile. Makes me feel so accomplished! But I can only imagine how many you can get knocked out if you're focusing on them all year! Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Thanks for the recommendations. I can't believe I still haven't picked one to start yet. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  20. Oh yes, and that one has been on my TBR list for a really long time. Thanks for the recommendations. And thanks for stopping by!

  21. Great book haul, and congratulations on your reading goals.

  22. I like it that you have a writer in the family, all the best to your brother. In my family, no-one really understands my reading obsession :)

  23. Yes. I actually have a couple of writers in the family, but my brother is the only one who has pushed "publish." It definitely helps to have family and friends who understand my obsession, but that's what the blogging community is so good for. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  24. Sorry you've had a tough couple of weeks with your reading. Hopefully things will settle down and you can focus on your books soon. Thanks for stopping by!

  25. Thanks Ginny! Matched was good, but similar to Delirium which I enjoyed a bit better. Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Hope you had a great Sunday (and Monday) too!

  26. Oh yeah. I love finding other people who enjoyed Divergent just as much as I did. The second viewing was just as good. I hadn't heard that Insurgent has gotten the green light, but I'm in no way surprised. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  27. Thanks girl! It was definitely worth the second showing! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  28. I enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  29. Hmm...I just got it from the library so I guess I'll find out soon. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!