Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Post - 132 & Stacking the Shelves - 93

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 week was both really slow and really fast. I took the day off work on Friday and spent the entire day cooking for the shower on Saturday. I was literally on my feet from 8:30 am until about 11:00 pm. Saturday I woke up and did some last minute prepping for the shower. It was about 2 hours away from where I live so that meant I had to get going earlier than normal. The shower was a blast but yet exhausting. But I really can't think of anyone more deserving as the bride is literally the nicest person I know. Oh and Husband got a slight promotion at work. So we're celebrating that also.


Monday: Review of Twice in a Blue Moon by Cate Masters (2.5 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Inspirational Characters
Wednesday: Waiting on Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers, # 2) by Jamie McGuire
Thursday: Review of Mayhem (Mayhem, # 1) by Jamie Shaw (4 Stars)
Friday: Review of Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables, # 1) by LM Montgomery (5 Stars)
Saturday: Discussion Only We Know: Citing Sources


Monday: Review of Never Never (Never Never, # 1) by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Out of Breath (Breathing, # 3) by Rebecca Donovan
Friday: Review of Playing It Safe by Barbie Bohrman
Saturday: Discussions Only We Know: Scheduling Posts

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Top Secret Twenty One (Stephanie Plum, # 21)

By: Janet Evanovich

Published: June 17th 2014 by Bantam

320 pages

Genre: Adult, Humor

Source: Borrowed from my sister (who borrowed from the library)

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Goodreads description--Catch a professional assassin: top priority. Find a failure-to-appear and collect big bucks: top score. How she’ll pull it all off: top secret.

Trenton, New Jersey’s favorite used-car dealer, Jimmy Poletti, was caught selling a lot more than used cars out of his dealerships. Now he’s out on bail and has missed his date in court, and bounty hunter Stephanie Plum is looking to bring him in. Leads are quickly turning into dead ends, and all too frequently into dead bodies. Even Joe Morelli, the city’s hottest cop, is struggling to find a clue to the suspected killer’s whereabouts. These are desperate times, and they call for desperate measures. So Stephanie is going to have to do something she really doesn’t want to do: protect former hospital security guard and general pain in her behind Randy Briggs. Briggs was picking up quick cash as Poletti’s bookkeeper and knows all his boss’s dirty secrets. Now Briggs is next on Poletti’s list of people to put six feet under.

To top things off, Ranger—resident security expert and Stephanie’s greatest temptation—has been the target of an assassination plot. He’s dodged the bullet this time, but if Ranger wants to survive the next attempt on his life, he’ll have to enlist Stephanie’s help and reveal a bit more of his mysterious past.

Death threats, highly trained assassins, highly untrained assassins, and Stark Street being overrun by a pack of feral Chihuahuas are all in a day’s work for Stephanie Plum. The real challenge is dealing with her Grandma Mazur’s wild bucket list. A boob job and getting revenge on Joe Morelli’s Grandma Bella can barely hold a candle to what’s number one on the list—but that’s top secret.

Vanishing Girls

By: Lauren Oliver

Expected Publication: March 3rd 2015 by HarperCollins

358 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Suspense

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident.

Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

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. Days off never really ending up being days off. All my days off from college always end up being homework days.

  2. I cannot wait to read Vanishing Girls! It sounds just so good! I'm currently listening the Evanovich audiobooks at work...I just started High Five last Friday. They are fun to listen to although I have to break it up once in awhile with something different. Have a great week!

  3. Vanishing Girls looks so good, can't wait to read it!
    Congrats on a fun shower and hubby's promotion. Have a good week!

  4. Awesome haul! I can't wait for the release of Vanishing Girls because I love all of Lauren Oliver's other books; especially her Delirium series. I hope you enjoy all of your books. :)

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. I love Janet's books and have a few sitting waiting for me. It sounds like the shower was a success and congrats on your husbands promotion!

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  6. Vanishing Girl is one I'm looking forward to as well.
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  7. That does sound like a good week. Yay for the promotion. And what the ... Stephanie Plum is up to 21 books now? Sheesh.

  8. ooh Vanishing Girls. I really can't wait to read that one. Will be looking forward to your review them. Hope you'll enjoy your new books. Happy reading! :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

  9. Yay on the promotion!
    I really need to pick up a Stephanie Plum book. I read one years ago and liked it but it was the middle of the series. I think I need to read the first book in a series. Though I did like the movie!

  10. I really want to read Vanishing Girls too! Hope you enjoyed it :)

    Sofia @ SofiaLovesReading

  11. I completely agree. Days off rarely end up being off days. :) Thanks for commenting Rachael!

  12. It was a busy week! (Sorry I'm so late responding.) Thanks Lola! it was a good week though. I can't wait to start Vanishing Girl, but I need to read a couple more that are closer to release date before I start that one. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Lola!

  13. I'm hoping it'll be good as I know Lauren Oliver can be. I didn't love Panic though so we'll see. I have had a weird mix of the Stephanie Plum books. I listened to book 13 first, then 15-19, then I read book 1, and then listened to 20-21. Haha! I still need to read/listen to books 2-12 & 14. I definitely understanding needing a break in between them.Thanks for stopping by and commenting Samantha!

  14. I hope it will be! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  15. I've enjoyed all of Lauren Oliver's books except Panic. It was just okay for me. I hope we both love Vanishing Girls though. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Krystianna!

  16. I've enjoyed her books. They're fun and light reads, but I'm getting ready for this series to wrap up at the same time. Each book is starting to feel the same to me. :( Thanks so much Laura! And thanks for stopping by!

  17. I hope we both enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by Lisa!

  18. It was a good week! Yep...Stephanie Plum is up to 21. And actually that one released last June so 22 is probably not too far off. Thanks for commenting Christy!

  19. I'm excited about getting to it, but I have a few others that I need to read first. Thanks for commenting Czai!

  20. That's exactly how I was with the series. I started listening to the 13th audiobook. Then listened to 15-19. Then I read the first book. And then listened to the 20th & 21st. So I've been bouncing all over the place with them. They're pretty humorous reads and that's why I enjoy them so much. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Candace!

  21. Sounds like you had a busy but fun week, glad to hear the shower went well. And ya for your husband getting a promotion. I am looking forward to hear what you think of Vanishing Girl. I only read Delirium by that author so far.