Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday Post - 264 & Stacking the Shelves - 160

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.

Monday it was so nice for Husband to have the day off work. We spent the day with his family. My parents did come by to put the cabinet doors and drawers on the vanity that Dad built for our bathroom remodel. That means the bathroom is completely finished. I'm so thankful that it's done and that my Dad was able to help us out. Tuesday Little Girl got hit with another cold. UGH. We just got over the last one a couple of weeks ago. Wednesday she was pretty puny and really just wanted to sit with me all day. She's doing better, but not completely well. Husband and I were both hit with it by Friday as well. Also Thursday my laptop died. From what I can tell in doing some research it appears that my hard drive has kicked the bucket. So frustrating. I'll be using Husband's laptop for now which will allow me to get by until I can replace mine, but it isn't really convenient. On a positive note, I completed my Goodreads Goal Challenge of 52 books read this year. That's a load off. Anything else I read for the rest of the year is basically bonus.


Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Struggled to Get Into But Ended Up Loving
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Thursday: Review of Anatomy of an Affair by Dave Carder (4 Stars)


Monday: Review of The Lost Letter by Mimi Matthews
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Thursday: Review of An Inconvenient Beauty (Hawthorne House, # 4) by Kristi Ann Hunter

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.

An Inconvenient Beauty (Hawthorne House, # 4)

By: Kristi Ann Hunter

Published: September 5th 2017 by Bethany House Publishers

384 pages

Genre: Christian, Historical Fiction

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Award-Winning Regency Romance Author on the Rise

Griffith, Duke of Riverton, likes order, logic, and control, and he naturally applies this rational approach to his search for a bride. He's certain Miss Frederica St. Claire is the perfect wife for him, but while Frederica is strangely elusive, he can't seem to stop running into her stunningly beautiful cousin, Miss Isabella Breckenridge.

Isabella should be enjoying her society debut, but with her family in difficult circumstances, her uncle will only help them if she'll use her beauty to assist him in his political aims. Already uncomfortable with this agreement, the more she comes to know Griffith, the more she wishes to be free of her unfortunate obligation.

Will Griffith and Isabella be able to set aside their pride and face their fears in time to find their own happily-ever-after?

First Grave on the Right (Charliey Davidson, # 1)

By: Darynda Jones

Published: February 1st 2011 by St. Martin's Press

310 pages

Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Humor

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--This whole grim reaper thing should have come with a manual.
Or a diagram of some kind.
A flow chart would have been nice.

Charley Davidson is a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper. Meaning, she sees dead people. Really. And it's her job to convince them to "go into the light." But when these very dead people have died under less than ideal circumstances (like murder), sometimes they want Charley to bring the bad guys to justice. Complicating matters are the intensely hot dreams she's been having about an entity who has been following her all her life...and it turns out he might not be dead after all. In fact, he might be something else entirely. But what does he want with Charley? And why can't she seem to resist him? And what does she have to lose by giving in?

With scorching-hot tension and high-octane humor, First Grave on the Right is your signpost to paranormal suspense of the highest order.

Ice Wolves (Elementals, # 1)

By: Aime Kaufman

Published: March 27th 2018 by HarperCollins

326 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Everyone in Vallen knows that ice wolves and scorch dragons are sworn enemies who live deeply separate lives.

So when twelve-year-old orphan Anders takes one elemental form and his twin sister, Rayna, takes another, he has to question whether they are even related. Still, whether or not they’re family, Anders knows that Rayna is his best and only true friend. She’s nothing like the brutal, cruel dragons who claimed her as one of their own and stole her away.

To learn what he needs to rescue her, Anders will have to enlist at the foreboding Ulfar Academy, a school for young wolves that values loyalty to the pack above all else. But for Anders, loyalty is more complicated than blind obedience, and friendship is the most powerful shape-shifting force of 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. All of your books look fabulous. Especially Ice Wolves. Looks like a fun adventure. Sorry you were all hit by a cold. It's that time of year. Yuck.

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  2. I've got First Grave on the Right on my kindle TBR as well. I've heard some really great things about this series so I'm looking forward to reading it. The only thing I don't like about fall is the colds that come with it. My family was passing one around for like two weeks. I hope that yours gets over it soon! Have a great week!

  3. Congrats on meeting your Goodreads goal. Doesn't sound that easy when dealing with illness, bathroom remodel and computer death. :-)

    sherry @ fundinmental Sunday Memes

  4. Sounds like you had a heck of a week! Hope it gets better for you.

    Congrats on completing your challenge! I'm still chugging along on mine. :)

  5. Sorry you had a rough week! I hope everyone feels better soon, and you get your laptop issue sorted.

    Well done on meeting your GR goal this early in the year! I'm ahead on mine, but not completed yet. Your new books look interesting. I've been thinking of reading the Darynda Jones series, but haven't jumped on it yet because I have so many other books in hand.

  6. Thanks for stopping by Laura! Sorry I'm so late responding!

  7. Thanks! I'm stoked about hitting the goal so quickly in the year. All my other reads are bonus! Thanks for commenting Sherry!

  8. Haha...yep. We've had several busy and stressful weeks, but it's all good. Good luck with your Goodreads challenge! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. I've heard good things about the series too. Hope your family is well. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Samantha!

  10. Husband actually just bought me a chromebook this week because I was complaining about using his laptop. :) Good look on your Goodreads challenge! I hope you have a great week! And thanks for stopping by Lark!