Sunday, January 19, 2020

Sunday Post & Stacking the Shelves - 01/19/20

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.

Finally a pretty normal week! Hooray! We literally didn't do anything outside of the ordinary. It rained the first couple of days of the week and the last couple of days. So we did get outside for a walk and to play on Thursday, but other than that we have been stuck inside. I got sucked into a show on Netflix with Husband so I haven't read much this week, but that's okay because I'm already exceeding my pace for the year. I typically do very well in the winter months with reading and then slow down when Spring hits. I've acquired way too many books over the last month so I need to cut back on requesting. It's just so hard. Especially if any pop up that have been on my radar for quite some time. Thursday I had a major allergy attack and sneezed all day. That resulted in some sinus problems, and I'm still not feeling 100%. Oh and I used some Christmas and birthday (from last year) money to purchase a new vacuum cleaner that just came in Friday. I'm so excited about this!! The older I get the more I want to vacuum and tidy daily rather than weekly like I used to prefer. Saturday I took the kids to my mom's to visit my grandmother. We had a great time, and I love seeing my kids be loving and affectionate to Nanny.

THE PAST WEEK:

Monday: Review of Finding Mr. Better-Than-You by Shani Petroff (4 Stars)
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Chosen Ones (The Chosen Ones, # 1) by Veronica Roth
Thursday: Review of The Start of Me and You (The Start of Me and You, # 1) by Emery Lord (4 Stars)
Friday: Mountains Out of Molehills: Compassion vs. Ignorance

UPCOMING THIS WEEK:

Monday: Blog Tour Review of Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Tuesday: Top Ten Tuesday?
Wednesday: Can't Wait for Wednesday
Thursday: Review of The Map from Here to There (The Start of Me and You, # 2) by Emery Lord

Don’t forget to link up for the 2020 Series Enders Reading Challenge! You have until December 15th, 2020 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.

Where the Lost Wander

By: Amy Harmon

Expected Publication: April 28th 2020 by Lake Union Publishing

348 pages

Genre: New Adult, Historical Fiction

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--In this epic and haunting love story set on the Oregon Trail, a family and their unlikely protector find their way through peril, uncertainty, and loss.

The Overland Trail, 1853: Naomi May never expected to be widowed at twenty. Eager to leave her grief behind, she sets off with her family for a life out West. On the trail, she forms an instant connection with John Lowry, a half-Pawnee man straddling two worlds and a stranger in both.

But life in a wagon train is fraught with hardship, fear, and death. Even as John and Naomi are drawn to each other, the trials of the journey and their disparate pasts work to keep them apart. John’s heritage gains them safe passage through hostile territory only to come between them as they seek to build a life together.

When a horrific tragedy strikes, decimating Naomi’s family and separating her from John, the promises they made are all they have left. Ripped apart, they can’t turn back, they can’t go on, and they can’t let go. Both will have to make terrible sacrifices to find each other, save each other, and eventually…make peace with who they are.

Not Another Love Song

By: Olivia Wildenstein

Expected Publication: July 7th 2020 by Swoon Reads

320 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Angie gets thrown into the deep end of the music industry and goes head to head with a sexy new boy.

Success requires sacrifice.

No one understands this better than high school senior Angie, who’s worked her entire life toward her dream of making it onto Nashville’s music scene. When her idol, Mona Stone, launches a songwriting competition, her dream suddenly feels within reach. Against her mother’s wishes, Angie pours her heart and soul into creating a song worthy of Mona.

But soon it isn’t only her mother who stands in the way of her dream. Reedwood High’s newest transfer student, Ten, becomes a major roadblock in Angie’s path to success. With his endless collection of graphic tees, his infuriating attitude, smoldering good looks, and endearing little sister, Ten toys with the rhythm of Angie’s heart.

She’s never desired anything but success until Ten mauled her with his big black car. Now she wants him and Mona Stone, but she can’t have both.

And picking one means losing the other.

Against the glittery backdrop of Nashville’s music scene unfolds a story of betrayal and abandonment, of first love and acceptance, and of ties that go far beyond those made of blood.

The Betrothed (The Betrothed, # 1)

By: Kiera Cass

Expected Publication: May 5th 2020 by HarperCollins Children's Books

400 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--When King Jameson declares his love for Lady Hollis Brite, Hollis is shocked—and thrilled. After all, she’s grown up at Keresken Castle, vying for the king’s attention alongside other daughters of the nobility. Capturing his heart is a dream come true.

But Hollis soon realizes that falling in love with a king and being crowned queen may not be the happily ever after she thought it would be. And when she meets a commoner with the mysterious power to see right into her heart, she finds that the future she really wants is one that she never thought to imagine.

Beach Read

By: Emily Henry

Expected Publication: May 19th 2020 by Berkley

384 pages

Genre: Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.

Augustus Everett is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. January Andrews writes bestselling romance. When she pens a happily ever after, he kills off his entire cast.

They're polar opposites.

In fact, the only thing they have in common is that for the next three months, they're living in neighboring beach houses, broke, and bogged down with writer's block.

Until, one hazy evening, one thing leads to another and they strike a deal designed to force them out of their creative ruts: Augustus will spend the summer writing something happy, and January will pen the next Great American Novel. She'll take him on field trips worthy of any rom-com montage, and he'll take her to interview surviving members of a backwoods death cult (obviously). Everyone will finish a book and no one will fall in love. Really.

The Marriage Game

By: Sara Desai

Expected Publication: June 9th 2020 by Berkley

304 pages

Genre: Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--It's a clash of culture in this romantic comedy about arranged marriages from Sara Desai.

Layla Santos is the child of first-generation immigrants from India. Her parents run a Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in San Francisco and are very traditional in their ways, including a firm belief in the benefit of arranged marriages. Her father, thinking he knows best, signs Layla up for IndianGirlMatch.com and sets up a series of dates without telling her....

Sam Mehta is the self-made CEO of a corporate consultancy specializing in downsizing. Also the child of first-generation immigrants with traditional beliefs, his famly treated him like a prince and saw him as a symbol of their social and economic strength. But his sister's marital experience has taught him that parents don't always know what's best for their children, and arranged marriages don't always end in a happily ever after.

When life throws Layla and Sam into close quarters, Sam finds himself unexpectedly chaperoning Layla on her dates. But neither can deny the chemistry building between them, and they wonder if perhaps they should make an arrangement of their own...

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!

4 comments:

  1. Jessica @ a GREAT readJanuary 19, 2020 at 9:26 AM

    Glad you had a week of normalcy! Sorry to hear about the allergy attack. I hope you're on the mend now.


    OOh nice new reads! All new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!


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    Have a GREAT day!


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  2. I hate that I’m old enough to have a dream vacuum cleaner (a Dyson) on my wishlist

    Wishing you a great reading week, and no more allergies

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  3. I'm glad it was a good and routine week! We all need some regular time without extra stress. I'm sorry for the allergy attack. I used to have a horrible time before I got allergy meds.

    Have a lovely week and enjoy your reads!

    Anne - Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post

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  4. Hoping you feel all better soon... and get to enjoy your reading minus allergies..
    I will check out your review of Tweet Cute. I was on the blog tour as well earlier.. and just completed my review last week! I need to check all the books on your list.. I have one non-fiction book titled The Oregon Trail on my bookshelf right now and did not realize Kierra Cass had a new series.. And I did see the Marriage Game earlier and wanted to check it out..

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