Saturday, June 18, 2016

Stacking the Shelves - 6.18.16

Stacking the Shelves
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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!



Lady Jane
by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton
-Historical, Humor, Retelling, YA
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Kepler's Books presented Jodi Meadows, Cynthia Hand and Brodi Ashton along with their latest book collaboration at Redwood City Public Library. It was fun to hear how they met and the writing process for the book. They read an excerpt from the book in character, hence the head gear.

Murder on the Quai
(An Aimée Leduc Investigation)
by Cara Black
-France, Mystery
Amazon | Goodreads
=====> Also got this tote for a pre-order :-)

From BEA:

GOT some YA...

The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia
-Romance, YA | Amazon | Goodreads

The Secret Diary of Lizzy Bennett by Natasha Farrant
-Jane Austen theme, YA | Amazon | Goodreads

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills
-Romance, YA | Amazon | Goodreads

GOT some Fantasy...

The Littlest Bigfoot by Jennifer Weiner
-Fantasy, MG | Amazon | Goodreads

The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart
-Fantasy, MG | Amazon | Goodreads

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin
-Fantasy, MG | Amazon | Goodreads

GOT some Thriller...

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
-Thriller | Amazon | Goodreads

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris
-Thriller | Amazon | Goodreads

Only Daugther by Anna Snoekstra
-Thriller, Mystery | Amazon | Goodreads


=====> Exciting! my first Chatterbox win which is part of the Keep Turning the Pages Goodreads group (here).

JUNE box includes:

- Enchanted Islands by Allison Amend (with discussion guide and a note from author)
- Neon sunglasses
- Tropical flower candle
- Luggage tag
- Tropical Umbrella drinking straws

Enchanted Islands
by Allison Amend
-Historical, WWII
courtesy of Doubleday Books -Thanks!
Amazon | Goodreads

Inspired by the midcentury memoirs of Frances Conway, Enchanted Islands is the dazzling story of an independent American woman whose path takes her far from her native Minnesota when she and her husband, an undercover intelligence officer, are sent to the Galápagos Islands at the brink of World War II.

Born in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1882 to immigrant parents, Frances Frankowski covets the life of her best friend, Rosalie Mendel, who has everything Fanny could wish for—money, parents who value education, and an effervescent and winning personality. When, at age fifteen, Rosalie decides they should run away to Chicago, Fanny jumps at the chance to escape her unexceptional life. But, within a year, Rosalie commits an unforgivable betrayal, inciting Frances to strike out on her own.

Decades later, the women reconnect in San Francisco and realize how widely their lives have diverged. While Rosalie is a housewife and mother, Frances works as a secretary for the Office of Naval Intelligence. There she is introduced to Ainslie Conway, an intelligence operator ten years her junior. When it’s arranged for Frances and Ainslie to marry and carry out a mission on the Galápagos Islands, the couple’s identities—already hidden from each other—are further buried under their new cover stories. No longer a lonely spinster, Frances is about to begin the most fascinating and intrigue-filled years of her life.

Amid active volcanoes, forbidding wildlife and flora, and unfriendly neighbors, Ainslie and Frances carve out a life for themselves. But the secrets they harbor from their enemies and from each other may be their undoing.

Drawing on the rich history of the early twentieth century and set against a large, colorful canvas, Enchanted Islands boldly examines the complexity of female friendship, the universal pursuit of a place to call home, and the reverberations of secrets we keep from others and from ourselves.

Currently flipping through: from the library

My Little French Kitchen
by Rachel Khoo
-Cookbook, France
Amazon | Goodreads

=====> Crème brûlée is one of those fancy desserts I love to eat and not dare to make.


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  1. I swear I'm seeing My Lady Jane everywhere right now! I'll grab it at some time in the future. I'm happy with my book grabs this week...zombies, apocalypses, urban fantasy, tudors, saber toothed tigers, historical fiction, true crime AND mountain climbing disaster books!

  2. The Secret Diary of Lydia Bennett looks interesting!

  3. Neat that the authors read 'in character'. I've heard good things about this version of Lady Jane.

    OH, there are a few in your BEA batch that look great. Secret Diary of Lydia Bennet and Before the Fall.

    But that Enchanted Islands has really caught my fancy. I'm adding that one to my wish list.

    Have a good week!

  4. I love collecting tote bags almost as much as I do books! You've got some great sounding reads! Especially the Kami Garcia and Jennifer Weiner books. I love their work and I'll be checking them out. Here's my StS if you'd like to stop by my blog.


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