Weekly Wrap-Up – January 30, 2016


Welcome to my weekly wrap-up! Here is where you can see my books read during the past week, books I have added to my shelves, any bookish happenings and the like. I have linked to Stacking the Shelves, the Saturday Situation, the Saturday Review of Books, Talk of the TownBought, Borrowed & Bagged, The Sunday Salon, Caffeinated Book Reviewer’s Sunday Wrap-Up and Mailbox Monday. So check out what I’ve been up to this past week.



Books Added This Week

From NetGalley

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All the Missing Girls by Megan Miranda – It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched…. Told backwards—Day 15 to Day 1—from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor’s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.

Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer – On a ferry departing Seattle, Nico encounters a slight blond guy with piercing blue eyes wearing a hooded jacket. Something in her heart tells her that this feeling she has might actually be the truth, so she follows him to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. When she is stranded there by a winter storm, fear and darkness collide, and the only one who can save Nico might just be herself.

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid – In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure. On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell – Imagine that you live on a picturesque communal garden square, an oasis in urban London where your children run free, in and out of other people’s houses. You’ve known your neighbors for years and you trust them. Implicitly. You think your children are safe. But are they really?

From Edelweiss

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The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett – The one thing that’s certain is they met on a Cambridge street by chance and felt a connection that would last a lifetime. But as for what happened next . . . They fell wildly in love, or went their separate ways. They kissed, or they thought better of it. They married soon after, or were together for a few weeks before splitting up. They grew distracted and disappointed with their daily lives together, or found solace together only after hard years spent apart. 

The Trouble with Lexie by Jessica Anya Blau – Lexie James escaped: after being abandoned by her alcoholic father, and kicked out of the apartment to make room for her mother’s boyfriend, Lexie made it on her own. She earned a Masters degree, conquered terrifying panic attacks, got engaged to the nicest guy she’d ever met, and landed a counseling job at the prestigious Ruxton Academy, a prep school for the moneyed children of the elite. But as her wedding date nears, Lexie has doubts. Yes, she’s created the stable life she craved as a child, but is stability really what she wants?

100 Days of Cake by Shari Goldhagen – There are only three things that can get seventeen-year-old Molly Byrne out of bed these days: her job at FishTopia, the promise of endless episodes of Golden Girls, and some delicious lo mein. You see, for the past two years, Molly’s been struggling with something more than your usual teenage angst. Her shrink, Dr. Brooks, isn’t helping much, and neither is her mom, who is convinced that baking the perfect cake will cure Molly of her depression—as if cake can magically make her rejoin the swim team, get along with her promiscuous sister, or care about the SATs. Um, no. Never going to happen.


Books Read This Week

Reserved Cover

Reserved: A Love Story by Tracy Ewens.

This Week in Review…

So you totally see the number of books read this week correctly. The really sad thing is as I write this on Friday night I am still not finished, but I am only 40 minutes away from finishing per my Kindle, so it will get done tonight. Work has been challenging this week to say the least. Two nights till nine pm and two nights till eleven pm. This is the most brutal time of the year for me as I will not have a day off from January 25th to February 20th. Fun times! So if I randomly disappear for a few days you will all know why and you can find me at my desk, or curled under it on the floor slowly rocking back and forth as I lose my mind.

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United States of Books – This week’s book took us to Missouri with The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. There are now nine of us taking on this reading challenge, so much thanks to all who volunteered.




Up Next for Author Tuesday – February 2, 2016 – Daphne Lamb author of The Girls Guide to the Apocalypse

Then  on February 16, 2016 – Sonali Dev author of The Bollywood Bride.

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Posted January 29, 2016 by Laura in Stacking The Shelves, Weekly Wrap-Up / 24 Comments

24 responses to “Weekly Wrap-Up – January 30, 2016

  1. Your ARCs look so tempting. I hope you enjoy the books this week and hey.. sometimes one book a week happens. Hope you have a great week and happy reading!

  2. All The Missing Girls and Girls in the Garden both sound really good. Wow, you are busy! Hope you get a break here and there to catch your breath.

    The United states Book challenge sounds fun, if I wasn’t so bad at challenges I’d think about joining. I never seem to keep up with them though. I enjoyed reading Twain as a kid and would love to revisit one of these days.
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  3. I love that gif! Haha, I’d do that just so I can bring all my unread books with me everywhere.

    Have a fantastic week, happy reading 🙂

  4. I like the sound of some of your NetGalley choices, esp All The Missing Girls. I haven’t seen that there so must check it out.

    Love the gif and I LOVED that show Black Books!
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  5. All the Missing Girls is on my list to read too. Looks like you’ll be delving into some great reads soon. Hope you enjoy them.