Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 01/12/20

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.

It's been a whirlwind of a week. Lots of non-fun events and such. I'm not going to get into it all here. Little Girl started school back this week. I'm so glad that she's enjoying it so much this year. She did enjoy it last year, but she also went through a spell of not wanting to go even though she had fun once she got there. It's so much more enjoyable to drop her off in good spirits. The kids have been hyped up ever since Christmas. I don't think it's just my kids, but man they've been at each other. Purposefully annoying each other. It's a drain when they're like this. Then they have moments of playing together so well. It's like a switch gets flipped. Husband was off work a couple of days this week and that was a big help. Next week should be more normal.


Monday: Review of How to Speak Boy by Tiana Smith (4 Stars)
Tuesday: Top Ten Most Anticipated Books of Q1/Q2 2020
Wednesday: Can't Wait for A Bad Day for Sunshine
Thursday: Review of Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry (4 Stars)


Monday: Review of Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani Petroff
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Thursday: Review of The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

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Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Chosen Ones (The Chosen Ones, # 1)

By: Veronica Roth

Expected Publication: April 7th 2020 by John Joseph Adams/Houghton Mifflin

304 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--The first novel written for an adult audience by the mega-selling author of the Divergent franchise: five twenty-something heroes famous for saving the world when they were teenagers must face even greater demons—and reconsider what it means to be a hero . . . by destiny or by choice.

A decade ago near Chicago, five teenagers defeated the otherworldly enemy known as the Dark One, whose reign of terror brought widespread destruction and death. The seemingly un-extraordinary teens—Sloane, Matt, Ines, Albie, and Esther—had been brought together by a clandestine government agency because one of them was fated to be the “Chosen One,” prophesized to save the world. With the goal achieved, humankind celebrated the victors and began to mourn their lost loved ones.

Ten years later, though the champions remain celebrities, the world has moved forward and a whole, younger generation doesn’t seem to recall the days of endless fear. But Sloane remembers. It’s impossible for her to forget when the paparazzi haunt her every step just as the Dark One still haunts her dreams. Unlike everyone else, she hasn’t moved on; she’s adrift—no direction, no goals, no purpose. On the eve of the Ten Year Celebration of Peace, a new trauma hits the Chosen: the death of one of their own. And when they gather for the funeral at the enshrined site of their triumph, they discover to their horror that the Dark One’s reign never really ended.

The Winter Companion (Parish Orphans of Devon, # 4)

By: Mimi Matthews

Expected Publication: February 11th 2020 by Perfectly Proper Press

? pages

Genre: Adult, Historical Fiction

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--A winter reunion for the orphans brings romance for Neville Cross in Book 4 of Mimi Matthews' USA Today bestselling Parish Orphans of Devon series.

She Needed to be Seen...

As a lady’s companion, Clara Hartwright never receives much attention from anyone. And that’s precisely how she likes it. With a stormy past, and an unconventional plan for her future, it’s far safer to remain invisible. But when her new employer is invited to a month-long holiday at a remote coastal abbey, Clara discovers that she may not be as invisible as she'd hoped. At least, not as far as one gentleman is concerned.

He Wanted to be Heard...

Neville Cross has always been more comfortable with animals than people. An accident in his youth has left him with a brain injury that affects his speech. Forming the words to speak to his childhood friends is difficult enough. Finding the right things to say to a lovely young lady’s companion seems downright impossible. But Miss Hartwright is no ordinary companion. In fact, there may not be anything ordinary about her at all.

During a bleak Devon winter, two sensitive souls forge an unexpected friendship. But when Clara needs him most, will Neville find the courage to face his fears? Or is saying goodbye to her the most heroic thing he can do?

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 readJanuary 12, 2020 at 8:06 AM

    Guess the kids think Christmas is over and Santa's taking a break from watching them! Lol. I remember when my niece had that much energy, well she still does from time to time. I feel like kids just need something to do sometimes to stay out of trouble. Glad that Little Girl is back to liking school again. It's always better when they can enjoy going instead of dreading it!

    Nice new reads! I got Chosen Ones this week too! It came as a total surprise! I can't wait to see Veronica's adult style writing! Happy Reading!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. I'm glad my daughter likes her classes and teachers for this new session. It's a busy schedule so that makes it better. They are classes which are really interesting and help with her life, not just busy work.

    You asked about the decorating and we didn't get started very early this year because of moving but we did decorate the tree up fully and the mantle and got hooks put up for stockings. I also got a solar string of lights for the outdoor tree which works pretty well. Our tree is still up since we did it so late but we will probably take it own next weekend. It's a 3 day weekend- yay.

    I hope this week goes better for you with them playing together better! Enjoy those new reads!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post

  3. It’s still a few weeks til my children go back to school and they have started with the sniping now.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  4. Getting into a routine after Christmas is always hard. I hope things settle down for you soon and the kids get back to normal.