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Sunday, July 23, 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

The weather here is gorgeous, and I am planning to do this for the rest of the day:

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 13 FREE audiobooks, which you can download HERE. You have to download them by 7:00 AM EST on July 27th. Once you have downloaded them, the audiobooks are yours to keep forever and listen at your leisure.

Here is information about Week 13's theme:

This week, AudiobookSYNC offers a pair of dark fantasies in which young people are pitted against the odds of survival. The sceneries may be fantastic, and yet there are real-world matters at their cores.

GONE by Michael Grant is the first title in the popular series of the same name. Narrator Kyle McCarley, for Tantor Media, lends distinct voices to each of the characters here: a band of kids who have awakened to a world in which everyone older than 14 has completely vanished. Power struggles ensue, as they did in William Golding’s classic Lord of the Flies, with the added twist that some of the kids in Grant’s tale also happen to be imbued with magical powers.

Paired with that selection is Tania Unsworth’s THE ONE SAFE PLACE, narrated by Mark Turetsky for HighBridge Audio. In this genre blend of mystery and fantasy, Devin falls in with two other teens, one of whom lures them to a garden populated by confused young children who seem to be contained there by disturbingly cheerful guardians. Turetsky imparts Unsworth’s rich and intense imagistic language with clarity, fully developing Devin, a character with both a photographic memory and synesthesia.

This week’s pair is likely to entice listeners into seeking more audiobooks featuring the revelatory power of fantasy. As with each title in the AudiobookSYNC program, the publishers have provided handy lists of listen-alikes on the same web page as the featured title download. While these listen-alikes aren’t available through SYNC this summer, you’re likely to find them in nearby library collections, ready for you to borrow. 

by Michael Grant
(Gone, Book #1)
***Squee!!!! I've wanted to read this series for a long time, so I'm super excited for this one!!

The One Safe Place
by Tania Unsworth

This was one of Audible's Daily Deals this week that I bought for $3.95:

A Merciful Death
by Kendra Elliot
(Mercy Kilpatrick, Book #1)

If you join Macmillan's Heroes & Heartbreakers Book Club (which is free online), you will get a free romance ebook to download each month. Here is this month's freebie:

Wild Card
by Lora Leigh
(Elite Ops, Book #1)

Recap: Last Week On The Blog

Sunday: Stacking the Shelves and Sunday Post

Friday: Audiobook Review: 3 out of 5 stars for Burntown by Jennifer McMahon

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. The One Safe Place is one that I need to check out. Happy listening. :)

    Jenea's Book Obsession

  2. Jealous of the great weather! We have only had rain and maybe ONE nice sunny day. Have a great reading week :)

  3. A Merciful Death looks like an interesting book! I hope you enjoy all of your books!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

  4. Ooh. Lots of good reads for you! The One Safe Place and A Merciful Death look like ones I'd enjoy. I did what you did Sunday. Had a Sangria and floated in the pool in between reading chapters of a really good book.

    My Sunday Post


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