Saturday, January 31, 2015

Stacking the Shelves ~ January

Stacking the Shelves

Here are the books I have been collecting in January:

Ebooks
Love's PursuitUndeniably Yours (Porter Family #1)A Promise Kept (Kings Meadow Romance, #1)A Garden to KeepUnrivaledAlone With God: Rediscovering the Power and Passion of Prayer (John MacArthur Study)Oath of the Brotherhood (Song of Seare, #1)A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet: Southern Stories of Faith, Family, and Fifteen Pounds of BaconFor Such a TimeMaking Marion: Where's Robin Hood When You Need Him?

For Review
Home Is Where My People Are: The Roads That Lead Us to Where We BelongBeneath the Forsaken City (Song of Seare, #2)

Paperback Swap
Stumbling Into Grace: Confessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy WomanLove Finds You in Liberty, Indiana (merge)

Tyndale Rewards
Own Your Life: How to Grow a Legacy of Faith, Love, and Spiritual Influence

Check out what's on everyone else's shelves at Tynga's Reviews.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Crimson Cord

What I am waiting for:
The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land #1)

When will it be released? February 17, 2015

Why am I waiting? I'm not really sure. I have only read one book by this author, and I enjoyed it. I am not a big fan of Biblical fiction, but I have already heard good things about this one from people who have gotten early copies. I definitely want to give it a try. check out the Goodreads description here.

Check out what everyone else is waiting for at Breaking the Spine.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Book Club Books

Here are some books I have read recently that I think would make for fascinating discussion.

Sleeping in EdenThe Butterfly and the Violin (Hidden Masterpiece, #1)When Mountains Move (Into the Free #2)Saving AmeliePassing StrangersDear Mr. KnightleyThe Prayer BoxMiracle in a Dry Season (Appalachian Blessings, #1)A Fall of MarigoldsThe Story Keeper (Carolina #2)

Check out more top ten list at The Broke and the Bookish.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Rosie Effect

What I am waiting for:
The Rosie Effect (Don Tillman #2)

When is it coming out? It was released on December 30, 2014

Why am I waiting? I enjoyed the Rosie Project, and I can't wait to find out what happens to these adorable, quirky characters. Check out the Goodreads description here.

Check out what everyone else is waiting on at Breaking the Spine.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday ~ My Favorite Lynn Austin Books


I decided to reread some of my favorite books by Lynn Austin in 2014. She writes wonderful historical fiction, and I enjoyed revisiting all of these stories. Here were some of my favorites.

While We're Far Apart
While We're Far Apart ~ Lovely WW2 fiction

Wonderland Creek
Wonderland Creek ~ Great book for book lovers. Fun and whimsical. 

Until We Reach Home
Until We Reach Home ~ I really wish this one was a series. There is so much more story to tell.

All She Ever Wanted
All She Ever Wanted ~ A deep, rich family drama.

Hidden Places
Hidden Places ~ Lots of mystery in this one, and some quirky, eccentric characters.

A Proper Pursuit
A Proper Pursuit ~ This is hands down my favorite. It has the best meet-cute I have ever read.

Check out more top ten lists at The Broke and the Bookish.




Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Quick Lit ~ What I've Been Reading

It's only the middle of January, but I have already read some really great books. I'll be linking up with Modern Mrs. Darcy for this month's Quick Lit, so check her out.

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I did a full review of Esther: Royal Beauty here, so I won't say much. I am really excited that Angela Hunt is getting back into historical fiction. I do think the title sounds like some kind of Inside Edition expose, but the cover is beautiful. I loved it.

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This memoir of Cary Elwes' time making The Princess Bride was absolutely delightful. He has so much respect for the people he worked with, and he is so grateful for everything this movie did for his career, reading it made me feel like part of The Princess Bride family. It also made me want to reread the book and re watch the movie.

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Nothing really earth shattering here. This is a good, solid marriage book. I was hoping for some new advice, but it is mostly common sense stuff. I would recommend it for newly weds and engaged couples. I think it would get them off to a good start.

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This is my current read. I am enjoying it so far, but it isn't blowing my socks off. It has a lot of magical realism elements, but I am finding it a little predictable. Here is the Goodreads description.

What have you been reading lately?

Waiting on Wednesday ~ The Accidental Empress


What I'm waiting on:
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When is it coming out? February 17, 2015
Why am I waiting? I read Ms. Pataki's first book, The Traitor's Wife, last year. It was exactly the type of historical fiction I enjoy. The Accidental Empress looks like it will be along those same lines. Here is the Goodreads description.

Check out what everyone else is waiting on at Breaking the Spine.