Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality 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! And audiobooks. Don’t forget audiobooks!
I got some good ones again this week!
I don’t get book mail very often, as I usually prefer to read e-books or listen to audiobooks. But, I love Miranda Liasson’s books and I am looking forward to this one.
Synopsis: Kit Blakemore is ready to live again. After her husband died while serving in the military, she was in a haze of grief. Now she wants to reclaim her former self—finish her degree and find a better career to provide for their sweet little boy, Oliver. To do that, she’ll need to sell her late husband’s dilapidated Victorian in Seashell Harbor. But first, Kit intends to give Ollie the kind of unforgettable seaside summer she had growing up, making lifelong memories and friendships.
Of course, nothing goes exactly as she planned. Ollie is struggling with his confidence, and frankly, so is Kit. But everything changes when her husband’s best friend, Alex de la Cruz, returns to town, offering to help her renovate. She doesn’t expect Alex to temporarily move in…or for him to bond with Ollie…or for her numb heart to begin thawing. Slowly he’s helping Kit and Ollie heal, and it scares her to death.
Kit swore she wouldn’t leave herself open to the pain of loss again. But if she’s going to teach her son to be brave and move forward, Kit must first face her own fears.
I don’t get NetGalley audiobooks very often, but this book looks good.
Synopsis: From the New York Times bestselling author of One Last Stop and Red, White & Royal Blue comes a debut YA romantic comedy about chasing down what you want, only to find what you need…
Chloe Green is so close to winning. After her moms moved her from SoCal to Alabama for high school, she’s spent the past four years dodging gossipy classmates and a puritanical administration at Willowgrove Christian Academy. The thing that’s kept her going: winning valedictorian. Her only rival: prom queen Shara Wheeler, the principal’s perfect progeny.
But a month before graduation, Shara kisses Chloe and vanishes.
On a furious hunt for answers, Chloe discovers she’s not the only one Shara kissed. There’s also Smith, Shara’s longtime quarterback sweetheart, and Rory, Shara’s bad boy neighbor with a crush. The three have nothing in common except Shara and the annoyingly cryptic notes she left behind, but together they must untangle Shara’s trail of clues and find her. It’ll be worth it, if Chloe can drag Shara back before graduation to beat her fair-and-square.
Thrown into an unlikely alliance, chasing a ghost through parties, break-ins, puzzles, and secrets revealed on monogrammed stationery, Chloe starts to suspect there might be more to this small town than she thought. And maybe—probably not, but maybe—more to Shara, too.
Fierce, funny, and frank, Casey McQuiston’s I Kissed Shara Wheeler is about breaking the rules, getting messy, and finding love in unexpected places.
Kristan Higgins is one of my favorite authors. I was denied this a while back, but I got a widget from the publisher this week.
Synopsis: From New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins comes a funny and surprising new novel about losing it all—and getting back more than you ever expected.
Lillie Silva knew life as an empty nester would be hard after her only child left for college, but when her husband abruptly dumps her for another woman just as her son leaves, her world comes crashing down. Besides the fact that this announcement is a complete surprise (to say the least), what shocks Lillie most is that she isn’t heartbroken. She’s furious.
Lillie has loved her life on Cape Cod, but as a mother, wife, and nurse-midwife, she’s used to caring for other people . . . not taking care of herself. Now, alone for the first time in her life, she finds herself going a little rogue. Is it over the top to crash her ex-husband’s wedding dressed like the angel of death? Sure! Should she release a skunk into his perfect new home? Probably not! But it beats staying home and moping.
She finds an unexpected ally in her glamorous sister, with whom she’s had a tense relationship all these years. And an unexpected babysitter in, of all people, Ben Hallowell, the driver in a car accident that nearly killed Lillie twenty years ago. And then there’s Ophelia, her ex-husband’s oddly lost niece, who could really use a friend.
It’s the end of Lillie’s life as she knew it. But sometimes the perfect next chapter surprises you . . . out of the clear blue sky.
Another book set in Alaska looks good to me.
Synopsis: A woman bush pilot in Alaska finds love where she least expects it in this new novel from New York Times bestselling author Barbara Dunlop.
Hailey Barosse always knew what her wealthy family expected of her: marry an affluent Georgia man, run a charitable organization, and provide her parents with two or three grandchildren. But Hailey rebelled. Instead, she moved far away from that suffocating life, and for six years she’s built her independence by flying bush planes in the tiny town of Paradise, Alaska. Then a suave, handsome businessman arrives, shaking up her world and reminding her of her controlling family. Parker Hall wants to invest in her boss’s airline, but Hailey doesn’t trust him at all. He might be confident and charming, but she knows all about self-centered cutthroat industrialists—and Parker is one of them.
Parker Hall prides himself on being a self-made entrepreneur. He earned his fortune by working day and night, expanding his gold mine and investing in new businesses that support his growing dream. His next opportunity is in Paradise, but his plans are quickly derailed by a fierce, beautiful pilot who both fights and fascinates him. The closer he gets to the feisty Hailey, the more she pushes him away. But Parker’s not giving up, not on Paradise and not on Hailey. He’s come a long way in life by being laser-focused on his passions, and this time is no different…
That’s all I have for this week. Have you read any of these books? What’s on your list to read? Comment below!
A very nice haul!
Thank you, Carrie!
Nice selection! I think the Shara Wheeler one can be a good one. Keep us posted!
Have a good week Wendy.
I’m really looking forward to it! Hope you have a great week!
I got the new Miranda Liasson book called Out of the Clear Blue Sky and a couple Strangers in Paradise books from my favorite author Kristan Higgins. I’ve been reading them, too and I love them! They’re always big winners with me.
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I hope we both love them all!
Nice summer themed reading stack. Enjoy.
I Kissed Shara Wheeler has been very popular. Hope you enjoy it. I look forward to hearing what you think.
I does look good!
I’m currently finishing up All That it Takes by Nicole Deese. After that will be my local book club’s selection of the month: A Piece of the Moon by Chris Fabry.
Those both sound great, and I hope you enjoy them!
I got a copy of the Miranda Liasson book, Out of the Clear Blue Sky, and Strangers in Paradise. Liasson is a new-to-me author but I’ve seen you like her. Been loving Kristan Higgins newer books, and I’ve been enjoying the Paradise, Alaska series! Hope we both love all these new additions!
I hope we love them all too, Rachel!
I hope you enjoy these. I like the summery covers 🙂
Thank you, Cindy!
I hope I get approved for the Miranda Liasson book. I hope you enjoy all the new additions, Wendy.
Thank you, Carla! I hope you get approved for it as well!
Some great looking reads there. Strangers in Paradise stood out a bit more because of its Alaska setting
It does look good! Thank you, Mallika
I hope you like I Kissed Shara Wheeler! I’m curious about that one.
I’m very curious about that one too!
You have some great books/audiobooks to enjoy Wendy! I am starting to enjoy the freedom of choosing what format I’d like to read a book in. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Jodie! I do enjoy the audiobooks.
I loved the covers for Sea Glass Summer and Out of the Clear Blue Sky. They look so peaceful and relaxing. I hope you enjoy reading all of these!
Thank you, Jenni.
Your new books look good. Happy reading
Thank you, Janette!
Some lovely books post again this week, hope you enjoy 😊
Thank you, Jenny
I received the Miranda Liasson book from Forever this week too. I hope we both love it Wendy!
It sure looks good!