Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sunday Post - 96 & Stacking the Shelves - 62

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 of work this week. He's been working on cleaning out our garage so he can paint it and reorganize. I'm so excited to have this done. I love when everything has it's place and everything is in it's place. We also celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary on Thursday. The modern 5th anniversary is wood so Husband took me to the book store and let me pick out a couple of book and he got a lapdesk. We also bought a chest of drawers (FINALLY!!!) and so now our clothing will have it's place and be in it's place as well! It's been a good week. We also get to see each of our mothers today. Happy Mother's Day to all it applies to!


Monday: Review of Above by Isla Morley (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Book Covers I'd Hang as Art
Wednesday: Waiting on Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers, # 1) by Jamie McGuire
Thursday: Review of Just for Now (Sea Breeze, # 4) by Abbi Glines (4 Stars)
Friday: Review of Emma by Jane Austen (4 Stars)


Monday: Review of Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, # 2) by Robin LaFevers
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Barely Breathing (Breathing, # 2) by Rebecca Donovan
Friday: Upon Further Review: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, # 1) by Suzanne Collins

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!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Easy (Contours of the Heart, # 1)

By: Tammara Webber

Published: November 6th 2012 by Penguin Berkley (first published May 25th 2012)

336 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Library (Anniversary Present)

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Goodreads description--Rescued by a stranger.
Haunted by a secret
Sometimes, love isn’t easy…

He watched her, but never knew her. Until thanks to a chance encounter, he became her savior…

The attraction between them was undeniable. Yet the past he’d worked so hard to overcome, and the future she’d put so much faith in, threatened to tear them apart.

Only together could they fight the pain and guilt, face the truth—and find the unexpected power of love.

A groundbreaking novel in the New Adult genre, Easy faces one girl's struggle to regain the trust she's lost, find the inner strength to fight back against an attacker, and accept the peace she finds in the arms of a secretive boy.

Before I Fall

By: Lauren Oliver

Published: March 2nd 2010 by HarperCollins

496 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Library (Anniversary Present)

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Goodreads description--With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. Like Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why and Gayle Forman's If I Stay, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others.

For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night.

However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined.

Named to numerous state reading lists, this novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly. It has been optioned for film by Fox 2000 Pictures.


By: Rainbow Rowell

Published: September 10th 2013 by St. Martin's Press

445 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Library (Anniversary Present)

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Goodreads description--From the author of the New York Times bestseller Eleanor & Park.

A coming-of-age tale of fan fiction, family and first love.

Cath is a Simon Snow fan.

Okay, the whole world is a Simon Snow fan...

But for Cath, being a fan is her life—and she’s really good at it. She and her twin sister, Wren, ensconced themselves in the Simon Snow series when they were just kids; it’s what got them through their mother leaving.

Reading. Rereading. Hanging out in Simon Snow forums, writing Simon Snow fan fiction, dressing up like the characters for every movie premiere.

Cath’s sister has mostly grown away from fandom, but Cath can’t let go. She doesn’t want to.

Now that they’re going to college, Wren has told Cath she doesn’t want to be roommates. Cath is on her own, completely outside of her comfort zone. She’s got a surly roommate with a charming, always-around boyfriend, a fiction-writing professor who thinks fan fiction is the end of the civilized world, a handsome classmate who only wants to talk about words... And she can’t stop worrying about her dad, who’s loving and fragile and has never really been alone.

For Cath, the question is: Can she do this?

Can she make it without Wren holding her hand? Is she ready to start living her own life? Writing her own stories?

And does she even want to move on if it means leaving Simon Snow behind?

Balancing It All: My Story of Juggling Priorities and Purpose

By: Candace Cameron Bure

Published: December 4th 2013 by B&H Publishing Group

138 pages

Genre: Non-Fiction

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--“How do you do it all?”

That’s the question that wife, mom, actress, and best-selling author Candace Cameron Bure is often asked. And it’s a question that women everywhere are asking themselves as we seek to balance all of our roles, responsibilities, and opportunities.

So, how do we do it? Working since the age of 5, Candace has been in a balancing act for nearly her entire life. She is the first to tell you that there is no miracle formula for perfect execution in every area of your life, but there definitely are some lessons to be learned, lessons that come to life in Candace's story.

Come along and dig into Candace’s story from her start in commercials, the balance-necessitating years on Full House, to adding on the roles of wife and mom while also returning to Hollywood. Insightful, funny, and poignant, Candace’s story will help you balance it all.

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. Happy anniversary! I wish you the best in the coming years :D

    You got some great books this week! Easy, Fan Girl and Before I Fall are on my TBR. Can't wait to hear what you thing of it :D

    My STS @ So Bookalicious

  2. Belated Happy Anniversary to you and your husband! :D

    I finished reading Before I Fall over a week ago and I absolutely enjoyed it! I'm still considering Fangirl (but I'll probably end up buying it some time soon).

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  3. Nice assortment of books. I really enjoyed Fangirl and hope you like it too. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy reading!

  4. Happy Anniversary!

    Balancing It All looks good. Enjoy your reading! Have a great week!

  5. Happy Anniversary :)

    I enjoyed Easy and Before I Fall. Hope you do too :)

    Happy Sunday!

    My Book Haul

  6. Good job with the organizing! I love when things are in their place, too, and need to start my own garage project.

    Enjoy your books! I have Fangirl on Sparky...hope to read it soon. Here's


  7. Happy late Anniversary! Sounds like you both found great gifts.

    I love organizing and having everything in its place too. :)

    Fangirl has been on my tbr list for a while I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of it and Balancing it All looks like something I need to read. Hope you have a terrific week and happy reading.

  8. I'm looking forward to reading Fangirl soon. I have loved everything I have read by Rainbow Rowell so far.

  9. Fangirl is a delight! I really hope you like it too! That book was like sunshine in novel form.

    I've never read any of Lauren Oliver's books but I really feel like I should!

    Happy reading! (:

  10. Hope you had a nice day visiting your mothers!!
    You've picked up some great reads, heard good things about Easy and Fangirl!

    Thanx for visiting My Weekly Wrap-Up!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  11. Nice books! Fan Girl is on my wish list. Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy 5th anniversary and many more!

  12. Before I Fall is SOOOOO good! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Have a great week!

  13. Thanks El! It's been a great 5 years married and 5 years before that. It's hard to believe we've actually known each other for 10 years now. I have to say that I've already finished Easy and LOVED it! Enjoying Before I Fall now, but I feel like there must be a lot to happen in the latter half of the book. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  14. Thanks Czai! I'm more than halfway through Before I Fall. I'm enjoying it so far, but it feels like there must be a lot that happens in the latter half of the book. I wasn't sure about Fangirl but I loved Eleanor & Park and it seems to have gotten rave reviews. I'm looking forward to getting around to it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  15. Thanks Kathy! I'm looking forward to getting around to Fangirl soon I hope!

  16. Thanks Yvonne! I'm really not sure when I'll get around to reading Balancing It All, but I hope to enjoy it when I do! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

  17. Thanks Shane! I LOVED Easy. Reading Before I Fall now and so far so good. Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Oh yes. Organization makes life easier! I hope to get around to Fangirl soon, but I need to read a couple of ARCs next probably! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  19. Thanks Gin! We definitely had a great anniversary. I can't wait to get around to Fangirl, but I feel like I need to read a couple of ARCs first. Thanks for stopping by as always!

  20. I've only read Eleanor & Park so far but Rainbow Rowell, but I really loved it. I hope to get to Fangirl soon, but I need to read a couple of ARCs first. Thanks for stopping by Rachael!

  21. Oh that's so great to hear! I love when I can expect good things! I LOVED Delirium by Lauren Oliver. So far Before I Fall will be my 5th Lauren Oliver and Delirium is still my favorite. It was just on a whole other level. I hope you get around to reading something by her at some point. Thanks for stopping by Cynthia!

  22. Thanks for stopping by LuAnn! I hope you and your husband had a wonderful anniversary! 17 years is pretty awesome. Husband and I have known each other for 10 which has flown by. Only been married for 5 of those 10. Thanks again!

  23. It was a good mother's day. Thank you Naomi! I LOVED Easy. I haven't gotten around to Fangirl yet, but I can't wait to. Hoping I love it too! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  24. I hope to enjoy Fangirl when I get around to it. I need to read a couple of ARCs first I think. Thanks for stopping by, commenting, and for the anniversary well-wishes. Have a great week Catherine!

  25. I'm reading it now. So far so good. I feel like there's much more to come in the latter half of the book though. Thanks for stopping by Julie!

  26. I've had copies of Easy and Before I Fall for absolute ages and not read them yet! But I LOVED Fangirl! Ah, and happy anniversary!! :D

  27. Fangirl is a cute read. I should probably look into Balancing It all. Hope it is helpful. Happy Reading!

    Here are my newest additions.

  28. Easy you need to read soon for sure. Before I Fall is hard for me to describe. I feel like it's one of those books that will stick with you and that every girl (especially teenage girls) should read it at some point. Yet I also feel like it might have been built up too much for me. I can't wait to read Fangirl, but I need to read a couple of ARCs first. Thanks for the anniversary wishes, and thanks for stopping by Rachel!

  29. I'm looking forward to Fangirl Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jamie!

  30. Following from the Stacking the Shelves linkup. My husband's and my 17th anniversary was Friday! (Happy Anniversary to you and yours!)