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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Stacking The Shelves and Sunday Post

This meme is hosted by Tynga over at Team Tynga's Reviews, which she describes as follows:

"Stacking The Shelves is all about the books we are adding to our shelves each week, sharing with you our excitement for our newest titles and maybe have you discover a new book in the process!"

Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

As you read this, my kids and I are currently on a road trip!

We are heading west to visit with my aunt, since I was not able to attend my uncle's funeral two weeks ago. We will be clocking a total 2,363 km and be on the road round-trip for 23h 21 min. That's a lot of driving over just five days, but it should be manageable. 

 Have you all been taking advantage of the FREE audiobooks that SYNC has been offering? I love this program! Each week during the summer, there is a new pair of audiobooks up for grabs and you need to download them before the new pair is up which takes place every Thursday at 7:00 AM EST. The pairing consists of a newer YA book with a classic or non-fiction title, and it's based on a weekly theme. The books are suitable for ages 13+.

Here are the Week 10 FREE audiobooks, which you can download HERE. You have to download them by 7:00 AM EST on July 6th. Once you have downloaded them, the audiobooks are yours to keep forever and listen at your leisure.

Here is information about Week 10's theme:

With American Independence Day falling during AudiobookSYNC’s tenth week, it seems right to turn to a pair of audiobooks in which the possible meanings of being American lies at the core.

MY NAME IS NOT EASY, a National Book Award Finalist (2011) and a YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults winner (2012), comes from Alaskan author Debby Dahl Edwardson. In accurate historical fiction, we meet three Inupiak (Eskimo) youth sent to a boarding school where they’re estranged from their native culture and used as illegal test subjects. Nick Podehl and Amy Rubinate share the narration here for Brilliance Audio, and both sound credibly young and provide the wide range of emotions experienced by these young Americans.

AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSÉ is the work of award-winning playwright, filmmaker, and actor Richard Montoya. Staged with comedy trio Culture Clash and a full cast, this play features vignettes from the dreams of the title character, a Mexican immigrant, during the night before his U.S. citizenship exam. Thanks to L.A. Theatre Works for contributing this recording of the performance, which was developed by Culture Clash with Jo Bonney and which takes listeners into alleys of American history as a hard working and imaginative student might rehearse them in anticipation of the big exam.

To extend the value of these two titles for teens’ own collections, we are offering an audiobook discussion guide to accompany them, which will be published here over the weekend. If you regularly work with a teen book group or teach a summer school history class, you might use the guide to delve into the stories of being American the week’s selections offer. Be sure to remind your group to download this week's free audiobooks and listen to them for a discussion you can schedule in a week or month from now, after all have had the opportunity to listen.

My Name Is Not Easy
by Debby Dahl Edwardson

American Night: The Ballad of Juan José
by Richard Montoya

Audible was having a Buy 3 Get $10 Sale, so this is what I picked up:

Little Girl Lost
by Carol Wyer
(DI Robyn Carter, Book #1)

Girl Last Seen
by Nina Laurin

Last Breath
by Robert Bryndza
(Detective Erika Foster, Book #4)

Penguin Random House Audio offered this audiobook as a FREE download for 48 hours on June 28th:

The Beach House
by Jane Green

Thanks again, PRH Audio! It looks like a suitable summer read! has offered a FREE download every Thursday in June to celebrate June is Audiobook Month. Unfortunately, I didn't find out about this earlier so I missed snagging the three earlier ones. These are the ones that I downloaded on June 22nd and June 29th:

The Trouble with Patience
by Maggie Brendan
(Virtues and Vices of the Old West, Book #1)

by Julie Murphy
(Dumplin', Book #1)

I bought these two like-new paperbacks for 65¢ each at a Used Book Sale, so it was hard to say no:

Boy Meets Boy
by David Levithan

How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff

Recap: Last Week On The Blog

Sunday: Stacking the Shelves and Sunday Post

Friday: Audiobook Review: 2 out of 5 stars for Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

Saturday: Goodreads Spring 2017 Seasonal Scavenger Challenge - Spring Has Sprung: Wrap-up Post

Saturday: Happy 150th Birthday, Canada!

What books have you added to your shelves this week? If you are also participating in either of these memes, please leave me the link to your blog post in the comments so that I can come and drool over all your goodies!


  1. What a great week for audio. Enjoy your road trip!

  2. Wow! That's a lot of great books you got there! I hope you have a nice road trip!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays!

  3. Wow! You got lots of great books. Last Breath sounds really good. Have a great trip!

  4. Great book haul! Enjoy the road trip!


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