Sunday, June 2, 2019

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 06/02/19

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 was Memorial Day here in the US to remember those who have given their lives for our freedom. Monday Grammy kept the kids for a couple of hours for Husband and I to work on cleaning up our yard. There's still so, so much to do. The storm was a month ago. It's hard to believe. We went to Grammy's house to eat lunch, and then we went swimming. The kids were both exhausted and took really good naps. Tuesday and Wednesday were normal days. Thursday I had to make a trip to the grocery store which is always an adventure with two kids three and under. They did really well though all things considered. Friday I took the kids to the park. It was the nicest day weather wise we've had here in about two weeks. My niece came to spend the night with us Friday night. She impresses me so much. She's only fifteen, but she has her head screwed on straight. She has a beautiful heart, and I'm constantly impressed with her maturity. She kept her eyes on the kids for us while we yet again worked outside on Saturday. My brother-in-law also came to help us, and he brought his tractor which ended up being a much bigger help than I expected.


Monday: Review of The Highest of Hopes (Canadian Crossings, # 2) by Susan Anne Mason (3 Stars)
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Fireborn (The Aurelian Cycle, # 1) by Rosaria Mundo
Thursday: Review of The Innkeeper's Daughter (Bow Street Runners, # 2) by Michelle Griep (2.5 Stars)
Friday: May 2019 EOM Wrap Up


Monday: Review of The Noble Guardian (Bow Street Runners, # 3) by Michelle Griep
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Boundaries With Kids by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend

Don’t forget to link up for the 2019 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15th, 2019 to sing 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.

The Hive

By: Barry Lyga & Morgan Baden

Expected Publication: September 3rd 2019 by Kids Can Press

416 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Cassie McKinney has always believed in the Hive.

Social media used to be out of control, after all. People were torn apart by trolls and doxxers. Even hackers - like Cassie's dad - were powerless against it.

But then the Hive came. A better way to sanction people for what they do online. Cause trouble, get too many "condemns," and a crowd can come after you, teach you a lesson in real life. It's safer, fairer and perfectly legal.

Entering her senior year of high school, filled with grief over an unexpected loss, Cassie is primed to lash out. Egged on by new friends, she makes an edgy joke online. Cassie doubts anyone will notice.

But the Hive notices everything. And as her viral comment whips an entire country into a frenzy, the Hive demands retribution.

One moment Cassie is anonymous; the next, she's infamous. And running for her life.

With nowhere to turn, she must learn to rely on herself - and a group of Hive outcasts who may not be reliable - as she slowly uncovers the truth about the machine behind the Hive.

New York Times bestselling authors Barry Lyga and Morgan Baden have teamed up for the first time to create a novel that's gripping, terrifying and more relevant every day, based on a story proposal by Jennifer Beals and Tom Jacobson.

A Proper Scandal

By: Esther Hatch

Publication: May 1st 2019 by Covenant Communications

222 pages

Genre: Historical Fiction, Regency

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!_

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Goodreads description--Grace Sinclair has been callously cast out of her home. And though taken in as an orphaned child by the vicar and his wife, her unsurpassed beauty makes it impossible for her to remain in the vicar’s household—with two daughters of their own about to enter Society, the vicar and his wife see Grace as nothing but competition. Thankfully, Grace’s estranged Aunt Bell has agreed to take her in to her home in London. But Grace soon learns her situation has just gotten much worse.

It takes only a moment’s acquaintance for Grace to ascertain that her aunt has married a detestable rake. And Aunt Bell, recognizing the danger of having her lovely niece too near her husband, gives Grace an ultimatum: the young woman has two weeks to find a man to marry, after which she will be turned out. With no experience in the art of attracting a husband, Grace quickly realizes that a worthy suitor might not be so easy to ensnare.

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. Jessica @ a GREAT readJune 2, 2019 at 8:25 AM

    Sounds like a busy week!

    Nice new reads too! Totally new to me ones but I hope you will enjoy them all!

    Here's my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Aww you and your family sound lovely! It sounds like you had a busy, but very productive week. I remember reading a book from Barry Lyga long time ago. Both of your books sound great!
    Have a good week!

    The Infinite Limits of Love

  3. Sounds like you had a busy week! I've never heard of the books you've acquired, but they definitely sound interesting.

  4. What a busy week! I hope this week is calmer. Enjoy your books!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

  5. I have to get out in the yard tomorrow but I was waiting for the temperature to be in the 80s instead of mid 90s. So tomorrow is the first day. It's just me to get all the weeds that have shot up while we were out of town last week and the branches which fell in the hail storm on Friday. Hopefully, you will finish up and be able to enjoy the summer. Happy reading!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post

  6. I hope the yard is nearly done, and storm proofed for next time!

    Have a great reading week, The Hive sounds interesting.

    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

  7. sounds like a great week, though busy. we have had some fabulous weather, sunny and the nineties, until the last couple of days. but we sorely needed the rain.

    sherry @