Sunday, September 14, 2014

Stacking the Shelves....September 13, 2014

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…

Busy week!  I got lots of great new books and I'm having trouble deciding what to read first.  NetGalley made two Alice Hoffman books available.  I'm not sure why - they are are both some of her first books from the 1970's, but when free Alice Hoffman comes your way - you don't say no.  Plus, they are both hard to find now, so I hadn't read either of them.  Best score of the week.

For Review.........

Dead Over Heels by Alison Kemper....The undead are walking in Glenview, and they are hungry. Panicked, Ava and Cole flee into the national forest. No supplies, no weapons. Just two teenagers who don’t even like each other fighting for their lives. But that’s the funny thing about the Zombpocalypse. You never know when you’ll meet your undead end. Or when you’ll fall dead over heels for a boy… 

The French for Christmas by Fiona Valpy.....When her best friends offer the use of their cottage in the beautiful French countryside, Evie jumps at the chance. With her soon-to-be-ex-husband, celebrity chef Will Brooke, plastered over the news with his latest ‘love interest’, leaving the country seems like the perfect plan.
Armed with her French grandmother’s tattered notebook of recipes, Evie is determined to ignore Christmas altogether and bake herself back to happiness.

Property Of by Alice Hoffman....Drag races, dope, knife fights in the street. To the seventeen-year-old heroine of Alice Hoffman’s stunning first novel, the gritty world of the Avenue is beautiful and enthralling. But her love for McKay is an addiction—one that is never satisfied and is impossible to kick. Deeper and deeper she falls, until the winter’s day when she decides to break the spell once and for all.
A strikingly original story about the razor-thin line between love and loss, Property Of showcases the vivid imagery, lyricism, and emotional complexity that are the hallmarks of Alice Hoffman’s extraordinary career.

Seventh Heaven by Alice Hoffman....Behind every neatly trimmed hedge and freshly painted shutter is a family struggling to solve its own unique mysteries. Inspired by Nora, the residents of Hemlock Street finally unlock the secrets that will transform their lives forever.
A tale of extraordinary discoveries, Seventh Heaven is an ode to a single mother’s heroic journey and a celebration of the courage it takes to change.

In the Mail....

Summer House With Swimming Pool by Herman Koch....When a medical mistake goes horribly wrong and Ralph Meier, a famous actor, winds up dead, Dr. Marc Schlosser is forced to conceal the error from his patients and family. After all, reputation is everything in this business. But the weight of carrying such a secret lies heavily on his mind, and he can't keep hiding from the truth…or the Board of Medical Examiners.

I Bought....

A Well-Tempered Heart by Jan Phillip Sendker....Almost ten years have passed since Julia Win
came back from Burma, her father’s native country. Though she is a successful Manhattan lawyer, her private life is at a crossroads; her boyfriend recently left her, she has suffered a miscarriage, and she is, despite her wealth, unhappy with her professional life. Julia is lost and exhausted.
  One day, in the middle of an important business meeting, she hears a stranger’s voice in her head that causes her to leave the office without explanation. In the following days, her crisis only deepens. Not only does the female voice refuse to disappear, but it starts to ask questions Julia has been trying to avoid. Why do you live alone? To whom do you feel close? What do you want in life?

Ugh - Sarah Pekannen's "The Best of Us" was a Kindle daily deal and I forgot to buy it - even with one of my BFF's emailing me a reminder.  FAIL!

Free From Kindle....

Playing With Poison by Cindy Blackburn....Pool shark Jessie Hewitt usually knows where the balls
will fall and how the game will end. But when a body lands on her couch, and the cute cop in her kitchen accuses her of murder, even Jessie isn't sure what will happen next.
Not something that I would usually look for  - but it was listed on one of my favorite book blogger's twitter account, Best Chick Lit, follow her!  She is always listing free or really cheap books.  Love her.

1 comment:

  1. So many interesting and good looking books you have here! Happy reading! :)

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