Stacking the Shelves #43!

Posted May 28, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Book Blog Meme, bookblogger / 30 Comments

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!

Only two NetGalley books this week and one Kindle Unlimited book.


Publication Date: August 16, 2020

This is set in Canada, and it just looks cute.

Synopsis: A new heartfelt novel about the power of loneliness and the strength of love that overcomes it by critically acclaimed author Roselle Lim.

Newly minted professional matchmaker Sophie Go has returned to Toronto, her hometown, after spending three years in Shanghai. Her job is made quite difficult, however, when she is revealed as a fraud—she never actually graduated from matchmaking school. In a competitive market like Toronto, no one wants to take a chance on an inexperienced and unaccredited matchmaker, and soon Sophie becomes an outcast.

In dire search of clients, Sophie stumbles upon a secret club within her condo complex: the Old Ducks, seven septuagenarian Chinese bachelors who never found love. Somehow, she convinces them to hire her, but her matchmaking skills are put to the test as she learns the depths of loneliness, heartbreak, and love by attempting to make the hardest matches of her life.

Publication Date: September 20, 2022

I’ve read previous books by Sarah Adams and have enjoyed them very much. Plus this is about food! 🙂

Synopisis: Opposites certainly attract for the stranded pop star and small-town baker in this charming slice of romance from the author of the TikTok sensation The Cheat Sheet.

“This modern take on the Hepburn classic, Roman Holiday is a quick, fun, slow-burn rom-com.”—Abby Jimenez, USA Today bestselling author of The Friend Zone.

Amelia Rose, known as Rae Rose to her adoring fans, is burned-out from years of maintaining her “princess of pop” image. Inspired by her favorite Audrey Hepburn film, Roman Holiday, she drives off in the middle of the night for a break in Rome . . . Rome, Kentucky, that is. 

When Noah Walker finds Amelia on his front lawn in her broken-down car, he makes it clear he doesn’t have the time or patience for celebrity problems. He’s too busy running the pie shop his grandmother left him and reminding his nosy but lovable neighbors to mind their own damn business. Despite his better judgment, he lets her stay in his guest room—but only until her car is fixed—then she’s on her own. 

Then Noah starts to see a different side of Rae Rose—she’s Amelia: kindhearted and goofy, yet lonely from years in the public eye. He can’t help but get close to her. Soon she’ll have to return to her glamorous life on tour, but until then, Noah will show Amelia all the charming small-town experiences she’s been missing, and she’ll help him open his heart to more. 

Amelia can’t resist falling for the cozy town and her grumpy tour guide, but even Audrey had to leave Rome eventually.

Kindle Unlimited:

Publication Date: May1, 2022

I’ve been slacking on my NonFiction challenge, so I browsed through Kindle Unlimited and found this gem! I’ve been retired for just over 2 years now, and It might be fun to see what else I can do with my life.

Synopsis: 501 Fun, Insightful, Simple and Enjoyable Ideas and Things to Do in Your Retirement Without Spending Too Much.

Are you now free from the time restrictions of your past workplace? Are you done being tied to the everyday routine of your 9-5 job?

Congratulations! You are now in the happiest chapter of your life!

No boss. No deadline. No pressure. No rat race!

You have more time to do what you want, anytime you want. But maybe you have no idea what to do with your life to keep yourself happy and productive in your retirement.

You might still be missing working despite it being stressful and overwhelming at times… because your mind and body have gotten used to being active after so many years.

Maybe you have identified yourself with the work you do. You’ve felt secure about yourself because of your job. So, seeing your career end seems to stop you from having a strong sense of self.

Identity loss in retirement is common. You’re not alone – millions of people experience it.

Your transition to retirement might be difficult because of the emotional roller coaster that can follow, but you can get through it with time.

The experiences you had while working has shaped you into the wise person you are now — more understanding of the world and, more importantly, yourself.

Your joyful life doesn’t stop when you retire; it is going to get even better!

In this book, you’ll discover how to get the best out of life in your retirement years –

✔ Why retirement will be the best chapter of your life.

✔ The 5 stages of retirement you should be aware of — which phase are you in now?

✔ Unique, Simple, Unusual and Fun things to do without blowing through your savings. ✔ How to improve and maintain Emotional and Physical well-being in your golden years

✔ Nurturing Your Relationships and Deepening Bonds

✔ Fun ways to keep your Creative Juices Flowing

✔ Simple and Enjoyable Activities for Ladies with Limited Mobility

✔ Cheerful and Indulgent Ideas for Foodies

✔ Delightful ways to Get Outdoors and Enjoy Nature.

✔ A free bonus that you’re sure to enjoy.

✔ Insightful Activities and Journaling at the end of each chapter that you do not want to miss.

And much, much more – about Relishing Your Retirement.

Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, you will indeed find something you enjoy with these 501 ideas that cover various activities from indoor to outdoor, from arts to food, from relaxing to merrymaking, and from traveling to snuggling at home. You will find something you’ll love and make you smile!

It’s time to get excited about your retirement… because it’s about to be amazing!

That’s all I have for this week. Have you read any of these books? What’s on your list to read? Comment below!

30 responses to “Stacking the Shelves #43!

  1. Both the Netgalley books look so cute! I love books with a bit of romance this time of year. When in Rome especially is calling me.

  2. The first two look really cute. As I start thinking about retiring in 6 years, the third one looks interesting as well. Although I am just retiring from teaching, I’ll still find another job I’m sure. Not ready to be done working, just done working in a school. Thanks for visiting my Sunday post earlier!

  3. Great list Wendy. Sophia Go looks like fun–there’s actually such a thing as matchmaking school? As does When in Rome. Lots of food us always welcome

  4. These look interesting. We won’t talk about how long I looked at Sophie Go’s trying to figure out if that was a last name or a typo, LOL!

  5. Relish Your Retirement is one I may look into. Although I actually can’t fit everything into a day as it is, this book might have some fun ideas to “mix it up” a little.

  6. Set in Canada, you got me, I just requested it. I have been retired for 11 years, but new ideas might be good. Enjoy your new additions, Wendy.

    • Sunday nights, when I don’t have to worry what Monday will bring. Also camping and travelling during the week when everyone else is at work!

  7. Looking for travel ideas for your retirement? (I’m trying to tie all three books together. How am I doing?

  8. These all look like great books Wendy! I hope that you enjoy them all. I’m looking forward to reading your reviews.