18.03.2014

Books to read march 2015

One of the things I decided I was going to do this year was track my books read because I was curious how much I read in a month and year. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green (teen romance) I read The Fault in Our Stars on recommendation from my neighbor. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. The Kill Order, by James Dashner (fantasy) I read The Maze Runner series last month and had to find out what caused all of it to happen. Before WICKED was formed, before the Glade was built, before Thomas entered the Maze, sun flares hit the earth and mankind fell to disease. The Initiate (Cloud Prophet Trilogy #.5), by Megg Jensen (fantasy)  The Initiate (free on Amazon) is the prequel to the Cloud Prophet Trilogy and also ties in The Swarm Trilogy by Megg Jensen. Over a thousand years ago, the gods left Eloh’s people and took their magic with them.
Forced into becoming an initiate, Eloh will try to find a way to beat the odds, stay with her boyfriend, and survive the fires that threaten to consume her. Reychel knows her gift of prophecy will lead to madness and now she is at her most vulnerable.
An adoptee raised in a foreign land, sixteen-year-old Lianne was content with her life as handmaiden to the queen, until a spell cast on her at birth activated. Her heart is torn between two boys, the one she’s always loved and the one who always ignored her. Everyone’s safety is in Lianne’s hands as the Malborn, an enemy more fearsome than her own people, looms over them.
About the authorPaula Krueger considers herself a "baby "chef, not because she cooks for babies, but because she's still learning how to cook. I wish I could read more, but once I start a book I can’t put it down, so I just stay away.
When their mother dies, sisters Jules, Brooke, and Lexi breathe a collective sigh of relief.
Now Jules, Brooke, and Lexi find themselves forced to rely on one another in order to become the women their mother wanted them to be. When her dream honeymoon turns into a hilarious tropical nightmare, Joanna’s first thought is survival. When they are finally rescued will Joanna’s marriage be saved as well, or will the life she knew and loved be in ruins?
So when her best friend Rebecca asks whether she’d like to spend the summer cooking on a ‘puffer’ boat just off the Scottish coast, she jumps at the chance. But she barely has time to get to grips with the galley before she finds herself with a lot on her plate. Rebecca is heavily pregnant and is thrilled to have her friend on board doing most of the work. And there’s Alasdair, the handsome local doctor who Emily is desperately trying not to notice. Because if she falls in love with him, as he appears to be falling for her, will she ever want her old life back again? Holly Swift has just landed the job of her dreams: events co-ordinator at Wickham Hall, the beautiful manor home that sits proudly at the heart of the village where she grew up. But life isn’t as easily organised as an event at Wickham Hall (and even those have their complications…). When Rosa and Bee get together in the run-up to Bee’s wedding, they reminisce about the holiday they took together as teenagers to the beautiful Greek island of Paros. SIGN UP TO RECEIVE WEEKLY RECAPS FROM THE BLOG + NEW CONTENT & BONUSES ONLY SUBSCRIBERS WILL RECEIVE! The release of my second memoir, Night Driving, came at the tattered end of a long, tough winter. The book went out into the world on March 15th, and I did my best to attend to it and to my own heart…but the honest truth is that I spent much of March treading the inky waters of my Depression, trying to keep breathing until a new medication kicked in.
I was on the Internet, doing the things you have to do to release a book, but I tried to spend as little time there as possible, wary of the gaping hole in me that was ravenous for praise and affirmation.
On the Saturday after the book came out, we celebrated the release at the Fallout Arts Initiative. I wrote my first book over several years, mostly in the quiet, cultivating space of grad school. But that night, I stood on a platform at that arts center, and I don’t know if the drugs finally kicked in that day, or if I was just buoyed by the love and support surrounding me, but it felt like for the first time all month, all winter, I was standing on solid ground. During Book Release Month, I tabled all of my regularly scheduled reading and dove deep into fast-read fiction.
I kept All Sons & Daughter’s “Christ Be All Around Me,” and Audrey Assad’s “I Shall Not Want” on repeat in my van all month. I’m a big fan of Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlists, and this month they helped me find The Sweeplings, Harbor & Home, The Strumbellas and Aunt Martha. Must-See shows include: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Jane the Virgin, and Younger — which just had its season finale. I like to have a Netflix show that I can have on while I do tedious tasks like folding laundry and dicing veggies. Thanks so much to everyone who ordered and pre-ordered Night Driving, and especially those of you who took the time to synchroblog, comment, tweet, post, review, or email me about it. If you haven’t had a chance to pick it up yet, you can do so at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, or IndieBound…or bookstores around you. My monthly “Dear Addie” column at Off the Page had to do with when to leave…and when to stay…at a church. I also shared about my journey with wine and moderation at Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics and about spiritual darkness and motherhood at Lisa-Jo Baker’s place. Lord God, your great love rivers through every difficult, mundane, happy, ordinary moment of my life. Draw my eyes from my lists and my plans, and toward the beauty of your redeeming work this week. I’m linking up as always with my good friend Leigh Kramer for the monthly “What I’m Into” link-up.
Addie, I love living way out in the mountains, EXCEPT for the fact that the postal service apparently ships stuff to us by donkey. I finally finished the revisions on my novel from critique partners that I wanted to finish by January.


I just finished your book, Addie, and truly admire your willingness to be vulnerable and so honest about your struggles. Our last two posts on Good Books To Read were very popular, so here is third post in the Series. All the Light we cannot see is a beautifully written book  with a page-turning, suspenseful quality that is virtually unseen. The plot alternates between different timelines and point of view of three characters every chapter. This is one book which I purchased a while back , but never got the time to read it back then. I would recommend this to fans of mystery and thriller novels and also to general Audience. This was on my radar for a while because its the latest Nicholas Spark’s book and the only one out of 17 that I haven’t read!
A few Miles away, a young college senior Sophia meets a cowboy Luke and their life will change forever. Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first men to walk on the surface of Mars.
But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.
I read Book 1 of the Cloud Prophet trilogy in Feb and wanted to find out what happens before to tie it all together. But will her lack of faith in the gods and her disbelief in their magic doom her to a painful death? Now she’s filled with uncontrollable rage and access to magic she thought had been bled from her people years ago. But when the kingdom threatens to tear itself apart due to rumors surrounding the queen’s alleged affair, who will Lianne protect and who will she destroy? She started this blog after taking Wilton method classes and at that point was more interested in baking. Then I usually end up with one day every couple of weeks where I read for the majority of the day to unwind from our crazy schedule.
Instead, they discover there’s a fortune waiting to be claimed—one they knew nothing about.
With millions of dollars on the line and as many obstacles in the way, they embark on a hilarious journey of self-discovery, forgiveness, and the real meaning of wealth. She loves her job as a book editor, she just married Liam, high profile bestselling author and the man of her dreams, and she’s headed to the Caribbean to enjoy two weeks of paradise for her luxurious honeymoon. He is a country boy who has a no-nonsense approach to life, more scars than he’d like to admit, and he hates city girls. Even more so when their flight is caught in the perfect storm and Joanna wakes up stranded on a desert island with Connor, the very man she hoped she would never have to see again.
Then there’s Emily’s competitive and jealous kitchen assistant who thinks she should be head-cook, not Emily. As awards season spins into action Mona is in hot demand and Amber’s life turned upside down. Not only does she get to organise for a living and work in stunning surroundings, but it will also put a bit of distance between Holly and her problems at home.
They remember the sandy coves, the guest house in the converted windmill where they stayed with their friend Iona, and the gorgeous local men.
I’ve been obsessed with foodie books lately but need to give myself a break from that just for a change of pace.
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It’s a rough time to release a book — particularly when you’re a person who tends to get the shit kicked out of you by winter to begin with. And then I wrote Night Driving on a deadline with a publisher waiting for it and all sorts of expectations and hopes having to do with sales and numbers and platform.
I’ve been meaning to read Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache series for a while now, and I took down the first three books this month (Still Life, A Fatal Grace, and The Cruelest Month). One of her plot lines — the story of a woman with postnatal depression — was written so perfectly spot-on that it took my breath away. Both songs are versions of old prayers and were a kind of anchor for my tempestuous soul during the book release.
The syncroblog posts — both blogger and nonblogger — were phenomenal, and I hope you’ll read at least the roundup here. It’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart, and I hope that you’ll pop over and read it if you haven’t had a chance. From the author of the acclaimed YEAR OF WONDERS, an historical novel and love story set during a time of catastrophe, on the front lines of the American Civil War. This is a tricky thing to achieve, but this is probably the best execution I have ever seen. The first main character is Marie Laure – a girl living in Paris who became blind at the age of 6. But when I saw the movie trailer based on the book, I knew it was the time to bite the bullet. The Novel is loosely based on life and crimes of Rostov ripper who supposedly committed 56 murders. The Longest ride tells the story of two couples in North Carolina who could not be more different from one another. The built up of relationship between Luke and Sophia presents a very nice contrast to the Ira’s story.
I like the Science fiction genre as an occasional read and this book was recommended by  a close friend (who loaned it to me as well!).
Now a disease of rage and lunacy races across the eastern United States, and there’s something suspicious about its origin.
Now that I’m almost done with The Swarm Trilogy, I really want to re-read this book because I forgot some of it.
Even at her weakest, she refuses to give up on her desire to end the war between the Malborn and the Serenians.
Even her years of secret training in elite hand-to-hand combat and meditation can’t calm the fires raging inside her. She embarks on a secret trip to find Mags and return her son, but her search leads her into another nest of lies.


As the days turn to weeks, and then months, this mismatched pair will have to learn how to coexist and how to resist the sparkles of an attraction they weren’t prepared to feel. Suddenly she catching the attention of two very different suitors, TV producer Rob and Hollywood bad boy rising star Liam. As memories of that long-forgotten holiday resurface, they are forced to confront the turns their lives have taken – and the guilt they both feel about letting Iona slip away from them. Adding to the list of endeavors, she's got a Vintage Rental biz with her bestie, Vintage Sparkle Rentals and also now calls herself a podcaster with the Boss Girl Creative Podcast. The Church Ladies brought cheese platters that overfilled the long tables, and I accidentally bought about three times as much wine as we needed, and so many people whom I love and who love me showed up to celebrate. To say that it was a different process is an enormous understatement, and it was much harder for me to let this one go out into the world than the last. We finished The Bachelor, whose finale (as usual) was exponentially less dramatic than the previews made it out to be.
Acclaimed author Geraldine Brooks gives us the story of the absent father from Louisa May Alcott's Little Women - and conjures a world of brutality, stubborn courage and transcendent love.
Add to it the thrill of impending intersection between the Characters and the lyrical beauty of words, and you have an wonderful book.
Now, my expectations were quite high for this book and after finishing it, I can say that it did live up to my expectations. So when I finally picked this, I was happy and waited for a nice and quiet Saturday morning to start reading. It is like you have both the beginning and End intertwined together but told from the different point of views. It is one of those rare indie success stories where the novel was first self published before going mainstream. Worse yet, it’s mutating, and all evidence suggests that it will bring humanity to its knees. I love magic and fantasy books where it just takes me away from the real world and Megg does that in the Cloud Prophet trilogy. No one alive can teach her to manipulate her unique gift and the answers she needs lie buried within a madman’s journals. Reychel would do anything, even come back from the dead, to conquer the enemy and reunite with Mark. When they learn that the windmill guest house is going bust they form a plan: why not go back to the island and take it over themselves? I’m alarmed that I’m not through yet, but now I’ve committed and will see it through the the bitter (shallow) end. Due to impending German invasion of France, precious work of art is under risk of being taken by Hitler for inclusion in his own Fuhrer museum. The novel is based on an interesting premise and has all the makings of a good ol classical thriller. If a crime is committed, it cannot be reported as it would go against the perfect law and order claimed by the communist party. The story begins with 91 year old Ira levinson who is injured after a car crash and couldn’t find the will or strength to do anything. There are not too many twists barring an odd bombshell, but the story is sentimental and poignant. Astronaut Mark Whatney is stuck in a Dust Storm in mars with his suit unable to communicate back to the base. I’m not at all good at summarizing books but I want to practice doing it so I figured I’d make you my guinea pigs! Besides the fact that the teens in the book talk like college professors instead of teens, I really ended up liking this book.
At the beginning you’re rooting for Reychel to figure out her powers and then by the end you want her to have never figured them out!
She’s thrust in the midst of a brewing war and the only uniting factor for her people is their belief in the Prophet. She calls Texas home, Chai Tea Latte's her go-to drink and time spent with her hubby and friends music to her soul.
Like Tanya Marlow said so beautifully in the syncroblog a few weeks ago, sometimes when you’re in the darkness, you just have to grab the rope and follow it until you find your way out.
These prayers will be short, and they won’t be on the blog, but you’ll be able to see them on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, so make sure you follow me in at least one of those spaces! But the war tests his faith not only in the Union - which is also capable of barbarism and racism - but in himself.
Second Major character is Werner, an German orphan whose father died at the mines when he was 6.
Suddenly his wife, who passed away 9 years ago, appears besides him and prevents him from drifting away by reminding him of their story.
I’m thankful for the people, places, liturgies and communities that have formed that rope for me this month. As he recovers from a near-fatal illness, March must reassemble and reconnect with his family, who have no idea of what he has endured. Its a wonderful portrayal of how it was in its extreme in 1950s when Stalin ruled with an Iron fist. Her motto in life: Roll out your own red carpet and keep your big girl panties pulled up high.
A love story set in a time of catastrophe, March explores the passions between a man and a woman, the tenderness of parent and child, and the life-changing power of an ardently held belief.
All the signs points towards a clear murder yet, the state declares it an accident involving a train.
Later, due to various unrelated incidents, Leo is asked to investigate and denounce his own wife.
Additionally, a motion picture is coming out in April, so all the more motivation for you to read it before the movie comes out.



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