Saturday, October 25, 2014

Stacking the Shelves - 10.25.14

Stacking the Shelves
hosted by Tynga's Reviews (details)

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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Bought:

Illusions of Fate
by Kiersten White
-paranormal, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

In The Shadows
by Kiersten White
illustrated by Jim Di Bartolo
-fantasy, graphic novel, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

-----> Got this after peeking inside this book as Stephanie Perkins does some page flipping



For Review:

Inventing Madness
by J.G. Schwartz
-historical, magic
courtesy of publicity
Thanks Penny!
Amazon | Goodreads

Soul Meaning
by A.D. Starrling
-urban fantasy, thriller
courtesy of publicity
Thanks Kate!
Amazon | Goodreads

Jane Austen's First Love
by Syrie James
-jane austen, historical
-courtesy of book tour
Thanks Laurel Ann!
Amazon | Goodreads

Library:

Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes
-chick-lit
Amazon | Goodreads

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?


-----> listening to the audio version and loving it!

Dreaming about getting soon:

Us
by David Nicholls
-contemporary romance
-on Man Booker Prize 2014 Longlist
Amazon | Goodreads

David Nicholls brings the wit and intelligence that graced his enormously popular New York Times bestseller, One Day, to a compellingly human, deftly funny new novel about what holds marriages and families together—and what happens, and what we learn about ourselves, when everything threatens to fall apart.

Douglas Petersen may be mild-mannered, but behind his reserve lies a sense of humor that, against all odds, seduces beautiful Connie into a second date . . . and eventually into marriage. Now, almost three decades after their relationship first blossomed in London, they live more or less happily in the suburbs with their moody seventeen year-old son, Albie. Then Connie tells him she thinks she wants a divorce.

The timing couldn’t be worse. Hoping to encourage her son’s artistic interests, Connie has planned a month-long tour of European capitals, a chance to experience the world’s greatest works of art as a family, and she can’t bring herself to cancel. And maybe going ahead with the original plan is for the best anyway? Douglas is privately convinced that this landmark trip will rekindle the romance in the marriage, and might even help him to bond with Albie.

Narrated from Douglas’s endearingly honest, slyly witty, and at times achingly optimistic point of view, Us is the story of a man trying to rescue his relationship with the woman he loves, and learning how to get closer to a son who’s always felt like a stranger. Us is a moving meditation on the demands of marriage and parenthood, the regrets of abandoning youth for middle age, and the intricate relationship between the heart and the head. And in David Nicholls’s gifted hands, Douglas’s odyssey brings Europe—from the streets of Amsterdam to the famed museums of Paris, from the caf├ęs of Venice to the beaches of Barcelona—to vivid life just as he experiences a powerful awakening of his own. Will this summer be his last as a husband, or the moment when he turns his marriage, and maybe even his whole life, around?


OTHER things on my shelf: kinda book-related

Participating in my first Goodreads read-along...

The Bone Season ReadAlong
hosted by Goodreads Featured Author Group
details here
Amazon | Goodreads

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