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Sunday, July 9, 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

We're back! The road trip was awesome, and it was great to re-connect with family. It was a quick trip, with only one down day not on the road so I'd definitely want to plan for a longer visit next time.

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

Here is information about Week 11's theme:

In our eleventh week of AudiobookSYNC’s eighth season, our pair of audiobooks presents friendships that require work to create and to maintain. Both titles are realistic contemporary fiction, one performed as an audio drama and the other as a novel told from multiple characters’ viewpoints. After all, that’s how friendship is: more than a single voice with a single perspective.

Jyotsna Hariharan’s audio drama REBUTTAL from HarperAudio, performed by narrators Phoebe Strole, Michael Crouch, Nina Mehta, Peter Ganim, and Dan Bittner, features two high school students who go from being competitors to being teammates. The cast supplies authentic voices for each of the characters, including the success-driven teens, a pair of Indian-American parents, and the adult debate announcer who sometimes has to serve as referee between the accidental teammates. Ambient auditory enhancements, including buzzers, footsteps, and closing doors, all make this easy for new audio readers to become immersed and sustain interest.

Paired with this is Ashley Royer’s novel about a mute teen who has been sent from his home in Australia to his father’s American household in the hopes that a change in scenery will help with his depression. REMEMBER TO FORGET, from audio publisher Blink, is performed by Will Lasley, who must move from viewpoint to viewpoint as character perspectives alternate between depressed and silent Levi and his new American acquaintance, Delilah. Levi’s depression is credible, and the coping methods he’s developed for communication give plenty of opportunity to “hear” his silent voice. Thanks to Lasley’s straightforward pacing and minimal character voice interpretations, listeners can fall right into the unspooling plot.

At a time in life when friendships made and broken seem like the most important thing in the world, teen listeners can both enjoy and relate to these listens. Be sure to click through to the supplementary links above for information about Harper's writing contest and teen-friendly information about coping with depression.

by Jyotsna Hariharan

Remember to Forget
by Ashley Royer
(Remember to Forget, Book #1)

I won this audiobook in a giveaway hosted by the narrator for June is Audiobook Month:

The Red Shoelace Killer
by Susan Sundwall
(Minnie Markwood Mysteries, Book #1)

Thanks again, Lee Ann!

I won this giveaway at the 2017 Armchair BEA:

 Rogue's Pawn
Rogue's Possession
Rogue's Paradise
by Jeffe Kennedy
(Covenant of Thorns, Books #1-3)

Thanks again, Jeffe!

I came home from my vacation to find this goodie in my mailbox:

by Nicholas Sansbury Smith
(Hell Divers Trilogy, Book #2)

Thanks again, Blackstone Audio!

I received this audiobook for review:

Fierce Kingdom
by Gin Phillips

Thanks again, Penguin Random House Audio!

Recap: Last Week On The Blog

Sunday: Stacking the Shelves and Sunday Post

Thursday: June Wrap-up

Friday: Book Review: 5 out of 5 stars for Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock 'n' Roller's 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict by Alice Cooper

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. I've been hearing lots of talk about the free teen audiobooks this summer. I hope lots of teens (and others) are taking advantage of this.

  2. I need to check out these teen audiobooks!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

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

  3. Look at all those signed lovelies! Yeah all driving and only one down day would have completely wiped me out. Glad ya had fun though!


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