Saturday, October 21, 2017

The “Can’t Wait” Book Haul

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

Over the past few weeks, I’ve gotten some books that I’m very excited about. I’ve already read a few of them, and I can’t wait to read the rest.

The “Can’t Wait” Book Haul

Dreamland Burning – Jennifer Latham

When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family’s property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past, the present, and herself. 
One hundred years earlier, a single violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self-discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what’s right the night Tulsa burns.

Turtles All The Way Down – John Green

Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. 
Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

The Edible Woman – Margaret Atwood

Marian is determined to be ordinary. She lays her head gently on the shoulder of her serious fiancé and quietly awaits marriage. But she didn't count on an inner rebellion that would rock her stable routine, and her digestion. Marriage a la mode, Marian discovers, is something she literally can't stomach . . .

The Penelopiad – Margaret Atwood

In Homer’s account in The Odyssey, Penelope—wife of Odysseus and cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy—is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife, her story a salutary lesson through the ages. Left alone for twenty years when Odysseus goes off to fight in the Trojan War after the abduction of Helen, Penelope manages, in the face of scandalous rumors, to maintain the kingdom of Ithaca, bring up her wayward son, and keep over a hundred suitors at bay, simultaneously. When Odysseus finally comes home after enduring hardships, overcoming monsters, and sleeping with goddesses, he kills her suitors and—curiously—twelve of her maids. 
In a splendid contemporary twist to the ancient story, Margaret Atwood has chosen to give the telling of it to Penelope and to her twelve hanged maids, asking: “What led to the hanging of the maids, and what was Penelope really up to?”

The Secret History – Donna Tartt

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality they slip gradually from obsession to corruption and betrayal, and at last—inexorably—into evil.

All The Birds, Singing – Evie Wyld

Jake Whyte is living on her own in an old farmhouse on a craggy British island, a place of ceaseless rains and battering winds. Her disobedient collie, Dog, and a flock of sheep are her sole companions, which is how she wanted it to be. But every few nights something—or someone—picks off one of the sheep and sets off a new deep pulse of terror. There are foxes in the woods, a strange boy and a strange man, rumors of an obscure, formidable beast. But there is also Jake's past—hidden thousands of miles away and years ago, held in the silences about her family and the scars that stripe her back—a past that threatens to break into the present.

Have you read any of these? What did you think?


  1. I haven't read any of these, but Dreamland Burning is on my TBR. It's different from what I normally read, but it sounds so good.

  2. I haven't read any of your book haul I'm afraid! It's great though when a book haul produces a few gems to enjoy! Have a great reading week to come!

  3. I haven't read any of these books, but Dreamland Burning looks and sounds really interesting. Hope you enjoy all the books and have a great weekend. - Katie

  4. I haven't read any of these book. But I have been seeing Turtles All The Way Down a lot so I might have to check it out. Enjoy your books and have a great week!

  5. I need to get and check out the new Green books I've been seeing it everywhere! Enjoy!

  6. Ooh, that's a great haul! I hope you enjoy 'em!

    Here's my STS.

  7. I haven't read any of them. The Secret History seems interesting though.

  8. Wow, Dreamland Burning sounds like one I need to look for. Thanks for sharing it and I hope you love all your reads.

  9. Ooh! You got Turtles All the Way Down! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on this book!

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  10. Turtles All The Way Down has been on my list. I love the author and want to read it. I hope you'll love all these books. They look awesome. So happy for you. Happy reading and have a wonderful week. 😁❤️

  11. I got Dreamland at BEA (last year?), but have not read it (yet). I want to read Turtles, because I love JG, and it seemed like everyone was reading it but me this week. Enjoy all your books!

  12. This is such a great book haul! I finished Turtles All the Way Down a few days back and it was absolutely amazing. I can't tell you how much I loved it. Probably my favourite of the year :)

    I hope you enjoy all of your books. Happy reading :)

    My STS

  13. I havent read the books you got, but the new John Green book sounds very interesting. And the title sounds really great. :) I can't wait to get my own copy and start reading it. Have fun reading.

  14. I'm also excited about The Secret History :) Donna Tartt is great! I have only read the Goldfinch by her, and I have The Little Friend, but I haven't read it yet. I should grab The Secret History too one day.
    Have a great week!

  15. I haven't read any of these, although I have at least heard of them. I have been wanting t read The Secret History and I want to read just about everything Atwood has written. Dreamland Burning sounds amazing! That one is on my wish list. I'm also looking forward to eventually reading John Green's latest. I hope you are able to read all these soon! Have a great week!

  16. I really enjoyed Dreamland Burning. Such an interesting part of history that you don't ever hear about.