Sunday, June 12, 2016

Sunday Post - 199 & Stacking the Shelves - 141

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.

The flying ants that swarm our neighborhood during the summer have officially made an appearance. It sucks because that impacts us going for a walk. We've still gotten in a few walks, but we pretty much have to rush to eat as soon as husband gets home from work and then walk immediately after eating. But we do what we can. I went with my friend Paula to see Me Before You on Saturday and to eat lunch. I pretty much never get to see her since I'm not working anymore so it was really nice to be able to catch up and spend some time together. I haven't actually read the book yet so I won't be doing a movie review. I've had a hold placed on it at the library for a while now but I'm still waiting. Hopefully I'll get it soon.


Monday: Review of My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Reasons Why I Love Colleen Hoover
Wednesday: Waiting on Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth


Monday: Review Autofocus by Lauren Gilbaldi
Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases July - December 2016
Wednesday: Waiting on Wedndays

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Zac and Mia

By: AJ Betts

Published: July 24th 2013 by Text Publishing

310 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction

Source: Sync Audiobooks free download

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Goodreads description--"When I was little I believed in Jesus and Santa, spontaneous combustion, and the Loch Ness monster. Now I believe in science, statistics, and antibiotics."

So says seventeen-year-old Zac Meier during a long, grueling leukemia treatment in Perth, Australia. A loud blast of Lady Gaga alerts him to the presence of Mia, the angry, not-at-all-stoic cancer patient in the room next door. Once released, the two near-strangers can’t forget each other, even as they desperately try to resume normal lives. The story of their mysterious connection drives this unflinchingly tough, tender novel told in two voices.

Winner of the 2012 Australian Text Prize.

Leaving Paradise (Paradise, # 1)

By: Simone Elkeles

Published: April 8th 2007 by Flux

303 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Borrowed from library

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Goodreads description--Nothing has been the same since Caleb Becker left a party drunk, got behind the wheel, and hit Maggie Armstrong. Even after months of painful physical therapy, Maggie walks with a limp. Her social life is nil and a scholarship to study abroad—her chance to escape everyone and their pitying stares—has been canceled.

After a year in juvenile jail, Caleb’s free . . . if freedom means endless nagging from a transition coach and the prying eyes of the entire town. Coming home should feel good, but his family and ex-girlfriend seem like strangers.

Caleb and Maggie are outsiders, pigeon-holed as "criminal" and "freak." Then the truth emerges about what really happened the night of the accident and, once again, everything changes. It’s a bleak and tortuous journey for Caleb and Maggie, yet they end up finding comfort and strength from a surprising source: 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!

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