Saturday, December 19, 2015

Winter Book Haul (Part 2)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. I get to show off all the books I’ve gotten recently.

Challenger Deep – Neal Shusterman

Caden Bosch is on a ship that's headed for the deepest point on Earth: Challenger Deep, the southern part of the Marianas Trench. 
Caden Bosch is a brilliant high school student whose friends are starting to notice his odd behavior. 
Caden Bosch is designated the ship's artist in residence, to document the journey with images. 
Caden Bosch pretends to join the school track team but spends his days walking for miles, absorbed by the thoughts in his head. 
Caden Bosch is split between his allegiance to the captain and the allure of mutiny. 
Caden Bosch is torn. 
A captivating and powerful novel that lingers long beyond the last page, Challenger Deep is a heartfelt tour de force by one of today's most admired writers for teens.

 Attachments – Rainbow Rowell

Beth Fremont and Jennifer Scribner-Snyder know that somebody is monitoring their work e-mail. (Everybody in the newsroom knows. It's company policy.) But they can't quite bring themselves to take it seriously. They go on sending each other endless and endlessly hilarious e-mails, discussing every aspect of their personal lives. 
Meanwhile, Lincoln O'Neill can't believe this is his job now—reading other people's e-mail. When he applied to be "internet security officer," he pictured himself building firewalls and crushing hackers—not writing up a report every time a sports reporter forwards a dirty joke. 
When Lincoln comes across Beth's and Jennifer's messages, he knows he should turn them in. But he can't help being entertained—and captivated—by their stories. 
By the time Lincoln realizes he's falling for Beth, it's way too late to introduce himself.

Feed – M.T. Anderson

Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains. 
For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon—a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires.

Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America – Susan Campbell Bartoletti

What happens when a person's reputation has been forever damaged? 
With archival photographs and text among other primary sources, this riveting biography of Mary Mallon by the Sibert medalist and Newbery Honor winner Susan Bartoletti looks beyond the tabloid scandal of Mary's controversial life. 
How she was treated by medical and legal officials reveals a lesser-known story of human and constitutional rights, entangled with the science of pathology and enduring questions about who Mary Mallon really was. 
How did her name become synonymous with deadly disease? And who is really responsible for the lasting legacy of Typhoid Mary?


  1. I LOVED Attachments. It is my favorite from her. I really want to read Challenger Deep. Hope you enjoy them all!

    1. Attachments is the only Rainbow Rowell book I haven’t read. I hope it’s as good as the others.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

  2. Attachments is a great read, so I hope you enjoy it! Happy Saturday!
    My STS

  3. I love Rainbow Rowell books. She is also very nice. I hope you love all your new books.

    Grace @ Books of Love

    1. I love Rainbow Rowell’s books, too. Attachments is the only one I haven’t read.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. Attachments was a very nice novel. I hope you'll enjoy it! I also want to read Challenger Deep, I've heard so much about it!

    Aeriko @ The Reading Armchair

    1. I’ve heard a lot about Challenger Deep, too. It’s been winning a lot of awards.

      Aj @ Read All The Things!

  5. I read just a little of Feed and couldn't handle the lingo. I hope you really enjoy that one. I also can't wait to try Rainbow Rowell.

  6. I haven't read Attachments but many raveabout it a lot. I hadnt read about the rest of the books but I hope you enjoy them :)

  7. OOoh nice! Those are new to me reads! Hope you enjoy them all!!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. NICE haul! I really want to read Attachments soon, I've heard such wonderful things about it! Rowell is a bit hit or miss for me but I'm hoping that this one will deliver. I hope you enjoy it and the rest of your goodies :D

  9. Attachments is my favorite Rowell book. Hope you love it. Enjoy all your books.