Sunday, December 11, 2016

Sunday Post - 225 & Stacking the Shelves - 161

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 had Little Girl continuing to struggle with her cold, but I think she might be well now. Yet she's cutting some molars so there's that. And of course, Husband and I got hit as well (with sickness...not cutting teeth). Thankfully mine has not been intense--more of an annoyance really. But surely you guys know how men handle sickness. HAHA! Every time I get the slightest cold, though, I become so appreciative of good health. I know so many struggle with much more than the common cold every day. Saturday we went to Anniston to Husband's annual family reunion. I love that they do it at Christmas time. Is anyone else getting ticked off with mistaking these review samples as the entire book? Or is it just me? This has happened to me twice recently.


Monday: Review of Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms by Tim Tebow (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten New-to-Me Authors of 2016
Wednesday: Waiting on To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough
Friday: 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge - Sign Ups


Monday: Review of Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan
Tuesday: Top Ten Books I'm Anticipating Q1/Q2 2017
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge - Goals

You have a few more days until December 15, 2016 to sign up for the 2016 Series Enders Reading Challenge! Each review you link up will give you an entry into the end of the year giveaway! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Don’t forget to sign up for the 2017 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15, 2017 to sign up. Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with an end of the year giveaway too! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Harry Potter, # 8)

By: J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany

Published: July 31st 2016 by Little Brown UK

320 pages

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Play

Source: Own/Personal Library (Husband actually bought this for me two weeks ago, but I forgot to feature it.)

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Goodreads description--Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a new play by Jack Thorne, is the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. It will receive its world premiere in London’s West End on 30th July 2016

It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband, and father of three school-age children.

While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes darkness comes from unexpected places.

A Lady of Esteem (Hawthorne House, # 0.5)

By: Kristi Ann Hunter

Published: July 7th 2015 by Bethany House Publishers

159 pages

Genre: Adult, Christian Fiction, Historical Fiction, Regency

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Miss Amelia Stalwood may live in London at her absent guardian's townhouse, but she's never actually met any nobility, and instead of aristocrats, her closest friends are servants. Quite by happenstance, she's introduced to the Hawthorne family and their close family friend, Anthony, the reformed marquis of Raeburn. They welcome her into their world, but just as she's beginning to gain some confidence and even suspect she may have caught Anthony's eye, she's blindsided by an unexpected twist in her situation accompanied by nasty rumors. Will she lose her reputation when the world that has only just accepted her turns its back on her, or will she rest in the support of the friends who've become like family and the man who's shared his faith and captured her heart?

A Lady of Esteem is an e-only novella that gives an exciting introduction to Kristi Ann Hunter's new Regency romance series about the aristocratic Hawthorne family! Includes an extended excerpt of Kristi's debut full-length novel, A Noble Masquerade.

To Catch a Killer

By: Sheryl Scarborough

Expected Publication: February 7th 2017 by Tor Teen

320 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Source: (SAMPLE EXCERPT) Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.

Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. When questioned by the police, Erin tells almost the whole truth, but never voices her suspicions that her mother's killer has struck again in order to protect the casework she's secretly doing on her own.

Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin has ramped up her forensic hobby into a full-blown cold-case investigation. This new murder makes her certain she's close to the truth, but when all the evidence starts to point the authorities straight to Erin, she turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it's too late.

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. Those books look great, enjoy! I love the covers too :) Have a lovely week ahead.

  2. The covers really draw you in to those books. I Hope you have a lovely holiday.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  3. I really liked The Cursed Child. I hope you enjoy it. I wish your family speedy recoveries. I had that respiratory bug and it was nasty. Have a wonderful week. :)

  4. Hope you have a lovely week too! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  5. Thanks! I hope so too! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting!

  6. I get incredibly frustrated with the samples or previews available for review. I've gotten better at catching it but there were a few times I didn't. I don't feel like I can really review just part of a book. To Catch a Killer looks really interesting, I'll add it to my TBR.

  7. To Catch A Killer looks like my kind of read.
    sherry @ fundinmental
    My Sunday Memes

  8. I haven't read anything by Hunter yet, but I think I need to! Also, I just clicked through to your review of Shaken--I've been really curious about it, and now I think I should get my hands on a copy!

  9. I will probably join the Series Ender Challenge again. I need to actually go see how I did on it this year! I have the HP book at home, started it, but haven't finished it yet. Not because it isn't good, just because I haven't had the time. Hope you have a great week! Thanks for visiting my Sunday Post at Lisa Loves Literature.

  10. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  11. OOoh Cursed Child! I sure did love it... I've actually already read it twice this year. lol Hope you enjoy it too! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

  12. I've stopped myself on a few samples too but sometimes I get so caught up in the excitement of a book that I've been dying for that I just don't realize. I don't do any kind of review on them, but I do still provide feedback to the publisher on the portion that I was able to read. Thanks for stopping by Katy.

  13. The part I was able to read was interesting. Thanks for stopping by Sherry.

  14. Oh yay! I hope you do get a chance to read Shaken. And I'd definitely recommend Kristi Ann Hunter too. Thanks for stopping by Becky!

  15. I know what you mean. My husband bought me the hardcopy of HP 8 and that means I can only read while Little Girl is asleep. It'll take me a while to get through that way I'm sure. Thanks for stopping by as always Lisa!

  16. I still need to read the Cursed Child. My husband bought me the hardcopy and that means I can only read while Little Girl is asleep. I hope you get a chance to read it too! Thanks for stopping by Jenny!

  17. Oh that's a great recommendation. I still haven't read it because Husband bought me the hardcopy and that makes it hard to read with Little Girl. Thanks for stopping by Bonnie!