Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sunday Post - 229 & Stacking the Shelves - 164

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Monday and Tuesday Husband was off work. It was so nice to have him around the house with us. Monday night Little Girl spent the night with Husband's mother. So that's her 2nd night away from home that went successfully. I missed her even more this time I think. Probably because I knew she was just two houses down from us. The local news here predicted snow Friday and Saturday (I live in Central AL), and of course everyone freaked out. Since I'm at home during the day it didn't affect me at all. And of course, I didn't see so much as a snowflake. I almost have all the Christmas decorations up. This is unusual for me for them to be out so long, but only having nap times to work on it hinders me from making real progress.


Monday: 2016 EOY Wrap Up
Wednesday: Waiting on The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby
Thursday: Review of Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist (4 Stars)
Friday: Problems Only We Know: Deal Bundles


Monday: Review of Like a River Glorious (The Gold Seer Trilogy, # 2) by Rae Carson
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday

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The Secret History of Us

By: Jessi Kirby

Expected Publication: August 1st 2017 by HarperTeen

288 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Gorgeously written and emotionally charged, The Secret History of Us explores the difficult journey of a teenage girl who must piece her life together after losing her memory in a near-fatal accident.

When Olivia awakes in a hospital bed following a car accident that almost took her life, she can’t remember the details about how she got there. She figures the fog is just a symptom of being in a week-long coma, but as time goes on, she realizes she’s lost more than just the last several days of her life—she’s lost her memory of the last four years. Gone is any recollection of starting or graduating high school; the prom; or her steady boyfriend Matt. Trying to figure out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.

As Liv tries to block out what her family and friends say about who she used to be, the one person she hasn’t heard enough from is Walker, the guy who saved her the night her car was knocked off that bridge into the bay below. Walker is the hardened boy who’s been keeping his distance—and the only person Olivia inexplicably feels herself with. With her feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can’t help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn’t remember living.

The Radius of Us

By: Marie Marquardt

Expected Publication: January 17th 2017 by St. Martin's Griffin

304 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--What happens when you fall in love with someone everyone seems determined to fear?

Ninety seconds can change a life — not just daily routine, but who you are as a person. Gretchen Asher knows this, because that’s how long a stranger held her body to the ground. When a car sped toward them and Gretchen’s attacker told her to run, she recognized a surprising terror in his eyes. And now she doesn’t even recognize herself.

Ninety seconds can change a life — not just the place you live, but the person others think you are. Phoenix Flores-Flores knows this, because months after setting off toward the U.S. / Mexico border in search of safety for his brother, he finally walked out of detention. But Phoenix didn’t just trade a perilous barrio in El Salvador for a leafy suburb in Atlanta. He became that person — the one his new neighbors crossed the street to avoid.

Ninety seconds can change a life — so how will the ninety seconds of Gretchen and Phoenix’s first encounter change theirs?

Told in alternating first person points of view, The Radius of Us is a story of love, sacrifice, and the journey from victim to survivor. It offers an intimate glimpse into the causes and devastating impact of Latino gang violence, both in the U.S. and in Central America, and explores the risks that victims take when they try to start over. Most importantly, Marie Marquardt's The Radius of Us shows how people struggling to overcome trauma can find healing in love.

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. Oooh, I love the sound of The Secret of Us! I'm hoping to read more books featuring characters with disabilities and neurodiversities, and this looks perfect! I've always been intrigued by the link between memory and personality, how who you are can be based on what you've experienced - what you remember experiencing - and how you may change if you forget quite a long period of your life. I think it would make a really fascinating read! Added to my wishlist.

    Happy reading!

  2. I sort of would have been happy to not see snow. It was just not a good weekend for it lol.
    Even at the age my kids are now, I still am sad when they or we are away. I always miss them :) I had all my decorations down the day before New years Eve. I LOVE Christmas but just need the house back to normal!

    Have a great week Sandy! Happy Reading!

  3. The Secret History of us Looks good. Hope you have a great week!

  4. Great to see your husband back at home!

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  5. The Radius of Us sounds really interesting! I may have to add it to my tbr. Enjoy your new reads!

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  6. The Secret History of Us sounds good!

    I'm glad your daughter did okay on her sleepovers. I think it's a good idea for kids to get fairly independent from an early age. I know of people whose kids are in primary school and struggle to spend a night away from their parents and it means they can't go on school camps or anything.

  7. I live on the coast in AL and we didn't get snow. Tons of rain and then some freezing temps. Luckily, we'll all thaw out by Tuesday. LOL It sounds like you and hubbie had some nice alone time. Enjoy those great looking new reads:)

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  8. We never got the predicted snow flurries here in NE Florida but it was still plenty cold. Love the sound of both your new ARCs! I'll be interested to see what you think of The Sectret History of Us when the time comes. Sounds really good!

  9. We are having a cold snap, lots of wind and rain, but today I see the sun and the temp is starting to rise. Have a great week and enjoy the new reads.

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  10. I need to hurry up and read Like a River Glorious, I loved the first book so much! Hope you have a great week. We had really cold last week, then it is into the 50s today and then back down for the weekend. Missouri weather is crazy.
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  11. I finished The Secret History of Us yesterday and I think you hit the nail on the head about our experiences influencing who we are. It's all very interesting. I hope you get a chance to read it! Thanks for stopping by Jo!

  12. I was okay with it not snowing. It really wouldn't have affected me either way. Yes, I know exactly what you mean. It's nice to have a breather, but I always miss her. sound like my friend Kay. She had hers down the day after Christmas though. Hope you have a great week too Michelle! thanks for stopping by!

  13. I finished it at midnight last night. The first time I've stayed up late to finish a book in a couple of years. Thanks for stopping by Yvonne!

  14. It ended it being better than I expected. I'll be reviewing it next week. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Krystianna!

  15. I agree. I want her to miss me a little, but not enough to keep her from having a good time. I finished The Secret History of Us last night and really enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by and commenting Deborah!

  16. Oh the weather has been wonderful the last two days. I hope it keeps up the rest of the week. I hope the same for you guys on the coast too! Thanks for stopping by Laura!

  17. I finished The Secret History of Us last night and really enjoyed it! Unfortunately, it doesn't release until August, so I won't be posting my review until probably the end of July. I hope you get to check it out! Thanks for stopping by Tanya!

  18. The temps have been in the 60s here the last two days which has been glorious! I hope you have a great week too Sherry! Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Our weather is about the same. Freezing this past weekend, but it's in the 60s the last two days here. I hope you enjoy Like a River Glorious when you get around to it. I had a few issues with it, but that happens. Thanks for commenting Lisa!