Saturday, February 10, 2018

The “Give Me More Favorites” Book Haul


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

These are books by authors whose work I like and need in my life.




The “Give Me More Favorites” Book Haul










Blood Red, Snow White – Marcus Sedgwick

When writer Arthur Ransome leaves his home in England and moves to Russia to work as a journalist, it is with little idea of the violent revolution about to erupt. Unwittingly, he finds himself at its center, tapped by the British to report back on the Bolsheviks even as he becomes dangerously romantically entangled with revolutionary leader Trotsky’s personal secretary. Both sides seek to use Arthur for their own purposes . . . and, as he struggles to find autonomy, both sides grow to suspect him of being a double agent. Arthur wants only to elope far from the conflict with his beloved. But when he attempts to extract himself and Evgenia from the complicated politics and politicians that he fears will lead them both to their deaths, the decisions he faces are the most dangerous and difficult of his life.









Britt-Marie Was Here – Fredrik Backman

Britt-Marie can’t stand mess. A disorganized cutlery drawer ranks high on her list of unforgivable sins. She is not one to judge others—no matter how ill-mannered, unkempt, or morally suspect they might be. It’s just that sometimes people interpret her helpful suggestions as criticisms, which is certainly not her intention. But hidden inside the socially awkward, fussy busybody is a woman who has more imagination, bigger dreams, and a warmer heart than anyone around her realizes.










A Clash of Kings – George R.R. Martin

Time is out of joint. The summer of peace and plenty, ten years long, is drawing to a close, and the harsh, chill winter approaches like an angry beast. Two great leaders—Lord Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon—who held sway over an age of enforced peace are dead, victims of royal treachery. Now, from the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding shores of Winterfell, chaos reigns, as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms prepare to stake their claims through tempest, turmoil, and war.








The Arsonist – Stephanie Oakes

Molly Mavity is not a normal teenage girl. For one thing, her father is a convicted murderer, and his execution date is fast approaching. For another, Molly refuses to believe that her mother is dead, and she waits for the day when they’ll be reunited . . . despite all evidence that this will never happen. 
Pepper Yusef is not your average teenage boy. A Kuwaiti immigrant with epilepsy, serious girl problems, and the most useless seizure dog in existence, he has to write a series of essays over the summer . . . or fail out of school. 
And Ava Dreyman—the brave and beautiful East German resistance fighter whose murder at seventeen led to the destruction of the Berlin Wall—is unlike anyone you’ve met before. 
When Molly gets a package leading her to Pepper, they’re tasked with solving a decades-old mystery: find out who killed Ava, back in 1989. Using Ava’s diary for clues, Molly and Pepper realize there’s more to her life—and death—than meets the eye. Someone is lying to them. And someone out there is guiding them along, desperate for answers.









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









36 comments:

  1. Blood Red Snow White looks fantastic! Great post!

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  2. These are some great covers, I haven't read any of them but Britt-Marie Was Here especially sounds good. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. The Arsonist sounds really unique! I hope you enjoy your new books.

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  4. Blood Red Snow White looks like a fun read. Haven't read any of these.

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  5. The Song of Ice and Fire series is really good, I hope you continue to enjoy it!

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  6. I haven't read any of these.

    But I read a graphic bio of Trotsky, so I'll be interested to see how this book sticks to the facts. Or doesn't.

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  7. As a HUGE fan of GoT I feel so ashamed I haven't read the books yet! SMH!
    Blood Red, Snow White sounds really good!

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  8. Blood Red Snow White sounds amazing. This is new to be but I am adding it to my tbr. Thanks for sharing! Happy reading :)

    My STT

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  9. I loved Clash of Kings. I think they get better as they go (well maybe except for Feast for crows). And that's quite the cover of Blood Red Snow White. Nice one.

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  10. I still need to read a Fredrik Backman book. Hope you enjoy all of these!

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  11. Great set of books you got here! I really need to read the Game of Thrones books (before I watch the show)!

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  12. I have started the GoT series but have not made it very far into the series yet. I have to get back into them. I have also been meaning to get into Fredrik Bachman. I have A Man Called Ove on my shelf.

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  13. OOO, I would love to read Blood Red Snow White! I am wondering how good it is. Two lovers in the cross hairs of a war. It sounds really good.

    Mary

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  14. Hi Aj, it's interesting I never heard of these books and their authors except for George R. Martin and Game of thrones. Blood Red Snow White and The Arsonist look nice. Have a great weekend!
    My STS

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  15. I haven't read any of these, but I have a copy of Britt-Marie that I hope to get to at some point. My mom loved it.

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  16. I have been wanting to read Britt-Marie Was Here. I have the "grandmother" book, and read A Man Called Ove.

    Enjoy!

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  17. I haven't read any Bachman yet. Blood Red Snow White is my least favorite of the 3 Sedgwick books I've read so far. The Arsonist sounds amazing, and I loved MInnow Bly, so I'll have to look for it. Looks like a lot of fun reading is in store for you!

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  18. I still need to read the A Song of Ice Fire series. I LOVE the TV show, and I'm obsessed with it, but I haven't read the books. I'm wondering if I should read them between the long wait for season eight. But then who knows how long I'll have to wait for the next book...

    Enjoy your new lovelies! Thanks for visiting Shell's Stories!

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  19. I've heard good things about Britt-Marie was here :) but I haven't read any of these! Enjoy :)

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  20. I just gave Britt-Marie to a woman at word (somebody asked me for books!!!). I really enjoyed it. Backman has this quiet style, but it was such a beautiful story. The Arsonist has been on my radar for a while. Lots of raves. Hope you enjoy all your new books.

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  21. The cover of Blood Red Snow White always gets me when I see it, I really need to pick that one up and try it. I hope you enjoy all your reads! :)

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  22. I like the covers of some of these. Hope you enjoy all your books!

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  23. Beautiful covers, though I have not read any of them. My daughter's father insists I will love Game of Thrones and I always say, "Um hellooooo, it's based on the Plantagenets, but with zombies and dragons." Maybe some day I will give it a go when I have read everything else on my 3500+ to-read list...

    Happy Reading, I hope you enjoy your new treasures.

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  24. I really need to get a copy of Britt-Marie was here! I absolutely loved A Man Called Ove and Beartown was a pretty good read as well. And A Clash Of Kings is definitely a monster! I enjoy the series so far, although book three and four took me ages to get through. Five was a winner though, especially since it has all my favorite characters! I hope you will enjoy these and happy reading.

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  25. Cool cover for Blood Red, Snow White. I have Britt-Marie but have not yet read it. Enjoy your latest.

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  26. I have not read any of the books from your haul this week. These are all authors that I want to read though. I hope you enjoy them all.

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  27. I have a copy of The Arsonist and hope to get to it soon - although I say that all the time. I really do mean it but other books always get in the way. Enjoy all your books!

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  28. Wow, The Arsonist sounds amazing!! I look forward to your review!

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  29. I actually got my hands on one of Fredrik Backman's other novels but, I was so close to picking up Britt Marie Was Here! The Arsonist has been on my wishlist for a while and it really does sound quite intriguing! Hope you enjoy all your new books and have a wonderful week!

    Elena @ Book Lady's Reviews

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  30. The Oakes cover is quite catching! Happy reading this week :)

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  31. Blood Red Snow White is REALLY good- definitely NOT YA, I have no idea why it is listed as such, just a heads up- but yeah, it's good! I actually just lent it to my dad to read! And I want to read The Arsonist too- one I must get to ASAP! Hope you love these!!

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  32. Not read any of these yet, but The Arsonist cover is amazing and I think I would enjoy Britt-Marie Was Here.
    Thanks for the suggestions :-)

    Stephanie Jane @ Literary Flits

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  33. So I think I'm the only one in the world who didn't like Ove, and I've avoided Backman books ever since. Yay for Clash of Kings, though!

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