Book Haul | Stacking The Shelves 2

Book Haul | Stacking The Shelves 2

One of the ways that I save money on books is by constantly watching the ebook sales. I like to put books on my wishlist and keep checking for sale prices. More often than not those books will come on sale and I will save a significant amount of money. I also like to check Kobo's daily ebook sale and they send out emails for new sales weekly. I very rarely purchase ebooks at full price, which normally only happens for any pre-ordered books because I don't want to wait for an author's new release. Occasionally, I'll want to read a book and the library doesn't have it available so I will purchase it at full price too. I'm a mood reader, and I blame full-price books on that personality trait of mine. As for Kindle Unlimited, I am finding quite a few books that I want to read. I'm still using my 2 month trial but it does seem like something that would be worth it. I would need to make sure that I'm prioritizing reading some of those books each month.

The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen (Purchase)

Description: Wealthy Washington suburbanites Marissa and Matthew Bishop seem to have it all—until Marissa is unfaithful. Beneath their veneer of perfection is a relationship riven by work and a lack of intimacy. She wants to repair things for the sake of their eight-year-old son and because she loves her husband. Enter Avery Chambers.

Avery is a therapist who lost her professional license. Still, it doesn’t stop her from counseling those in crisis, though they have to adhere to her unorthodox methods. And the Bishops are desperate.

When they glide through Avery’s door and Marissa reveals her infidelity, all three are set on a collision course. Because the biggest secrets in the room are still hidden, and it’s no longer simply a marriage that’s in danger.

Thoughts: The description of this one sold me on it. I'm hoping to get to this one soon. 
The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont (Purchase)

Description: In 1925, Miss Nan O’Dea infiltrated the wealthy, rarefied world of author Agatha Christie and her husband, Archie. In every way, she became a part of their life––first, both Christies. Then, just Archie. Soon, Nan became Archie’s mistress, luring him away from his devoted wife, desperate to marry him. Nan’s plot didn’t begin the day she met Archie and Agatha.

It began decades before, in Ireland, when Nan was a young girl. She and the man she loved were a star-crossed couple who were destined to be together––until the Great War, a pandemic, and shameful secrets tore them apart. Then acts of unspeakable cruelty kept them separated.

What drives someone to murder? What will someone do in the name of love? What kind of crime can someone never forgive? Nina de Gramont’s brilliant, unforgettable novel explores these questions and more.

Thoughts: This cover is stunning! Reese's book club picks have been hit or miss for me, but I am excited to read this one. 

None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney (Purchase)

Description: The Silence of the Lambs meets Sadie in this riveting psychological thriller about two teenagers teaming up with the FBI to track down juvenile serial killers.

In 1982, two teenagers—serial killer survivor Emma Lewis and US Marshal candidate Travis Bell—are recruited by the FBI to interview convicted juvenile killers and provide insight and advice on cold cases. From the start, Emma and Travis develop a quick friendship, gaining information from juvenile murderers that even the FBI can't crack. But when the team is called in to give advice on an active case—a serial killer who exclusively hunts teenagers—things begin to unravel. Working against the clock, they must turn to one of the country's most notorious incarcerated murderers for help: teenage sociopath Simon Gutmunsson.

Despite Travis's objections, Emma becomes the conduit between Simon and the FBI team. But while Simon seems to be giving them the information they need to save lives, he's an expert manipulator playing a very long game...and he has his sights set on Emma.

Captivating, harrowing, and chilling, 
None Shall Sleep is an all-too-timely exploration of not only the monsters that live among us but also the monsters that live inside us.

Thoughts: I've heard a bit about this one, and it's been pretty positive. I don't think this is one I would have picked up if I hadn't been hearing about it lately. 

A Good Girls Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson (Purchase)

Description: THE MUST-READ MULTIMILLION BESTSELLING MYSTERY SERIES• Everyone is talking about A Good Girl's Guide to Murder! With shades of Serial and Making a Murderer this is the story about an investigation turned obsession, full of twists and turns and with an ending you'll never expect.

Everyone in Fairview knows the story.

Pretty and popular high school senior Andie Bell was murdered by her boyfriend, Sal Singh, who then killed himself. It was all anyone could talk about. And five years later, Pip sees how the tragedy still haunts her town.

But she can't shake the feeling that there was more to what happened that day. She knew Sal when she was a child, and he was always so kind to her. How could he possibly have been a killer?

Now a senior herself, Pip decides to reexamine the closed case for her final project, at first just to cast doubt on the original investigation. But soon she discovers a trail of dark secrets that might actually prove Sal innocent . . . and the line between past and present begins to blur. Someone in Fairview doesn't want Pip digging around for answers, and now her own life might be in danger.

Thoughts: I've already read this one, and I did enjoy it. It was a library ebook when I read it, and I had this on my wishlist waiting for a sale. I hope to get the second book soon. 

The Latecomer by Jean Hanff Korelitz (Purchase)

Description: From the New York Times bestselling author of The Plot, Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Latecomer is a layered and immersive literary novel about three siblings, desperate to escape one another, and the upending of their family by the late arrival of a fourth.

The Latecomer follows the story of the wealthy, New York City-based Oppenheimer family, from the first meeting of parents Salo and Johanna, under tragic circumstances, to their triplets born during the early days of IVF. As children, the three siblings – Harrison, Lewyn, and Sally – feel no strong familial bond and cannot wait to go their separate ways, even as their father becomes more distanced and their mother more desperate. When the triplets leave for college, Johanna, faced with being truly alone, makes the decision to have a fourth child. What role will the “latecomer” play in this fractured family?

A complex novel that builds slowly and deliberately,
 The Latecomer touches on the topics of grief and guilt, generational trauma, privilege and race, traditions and religion, and family dynamics. It is a profound and witty family story from an accomplished author, known for the depth of her character studies, expertly woven storylines, and plot twists.

Thoughts: I've heard this author has great writing and I've been on the lookout to find a book on sale. As of posting this one is still on sale. 

You'd Be Home Now by Kathleen Glasgow (Purchase)

Description: From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces comes a stunning novel that Vanity Fair calls “impossibly moving” and “suffused with light”. In this raw, deeply personal story, a teenaged girl struggles to find herself amidst the fallout of her brother's addiction in a town ravaged by the opioid crisis.

For all of Emory's life she's been told who she is. In town she's the rich one--the great-great-granddaughter of the mill's founder. At school she's hot Maddie Ward's younger sister. And at home, she's the good one, her stoner older brother Joey's babysitter. Everything was turned on its head, though, when she and Joey were in the car accident that killed Candy MontClaire. The car accident that revealed just how bad Joey's drug habit was.

Four months later, Emmy's junior year is starting, Joey is home from rehab, and the entire town of Mill Haven is still reeling from the accident. Everyone's telling Emmy who she is, but so much has changed, how can she be the same person? Or was she ever that person at all?

Mill Haven wants everyone to live one story, but Emmy's beginning to see that people are more than they appear. Her brother, who might not be "cured," the popular guy who lives next door, and most of all, many "ghostie" addicts who haunt the edges of the town. People spend so much time telling her who she is--it might be time to decide for herself.

A journey of one sister, one brother, one family, to finally recognize and love each other for who they are, not who they are supposed to be, 
You'd Be Home Now is Kathleen Glasgow's glorious and heartbreaking story about the opioid crisis, and how it touches all of us.

Thoughts: I saw this one a youtube reading vlog and added it to my wishlist. It came on sale this week, still on sale as of posting and decided to add it to my collection.

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me By Mariana Zapata (Purchase) (Kindle Unlimited)

Description: Vanessa Mazur knows she's doing the right thing. She shouldn't feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she's beyond shocked.

For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn't find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He's asking for the unthinkable.

What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants? 

Thoughts: I've heard alot about this one, but I couldn't get it on my Kobo and now I get a chance to read it since I purchased a Kindle Paperwhite. 

The Perfect Marriage by Jeneva Rose (Purchase) (Kindle Unlimited)

Description: Sarah Morgan is a successful and powerful defense attorney in Washington D.C. As a named partner at her firm, life is going exactly how she planned. The same cannot be said for her husband, Adam. He’s a struggling writer who has had little success in his career and he tires of his and Sarah’s relationship as she is constantly working. 

Out in the secluded woods, at the couple’s lake house, Adam engages in a passionate affair with Kelly Summers. But one morning everything changes. Kelly is found brutally stabbed to death and now, Sarah must take on her hardest case yet, defending her own husband, a man accused of murdering his mistress. 

The Perfect Marriage
 is a juicy, twisty, and utterly addictive thriller that will keep you turning pages. You won’t see the ending coming . . . guaranteed!

Thoughts: This one is giving me all the fall vibes. It sounds like something that I would be hooked on until I finished. 

Full Tilt by Emma Scott (Purchase) (Kindle Unlimited)

Description: From USA Today and Wall St. Journal bestselling author, Emma Scott... "I would love you forever if I only had the chance..."

Kacey Dawson has always lived life on the edge--impulsively, sometimes recklessly. And now, as lead guitarist for a hot up-and-coming band, she is poised at the brink of fame and fortune. But she is torn between wanting to be a serious musician, and the demons that lure her down the glittering, but alcohol-soaked path of rock stardom. A wrecked concert in Las Vegas threatens to ruin her career entirely. She wakes up with the hangover from hell and no memory of the night before, or how she ended up on her limo driver’s couch...

Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he's vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch. Jonah sees that Kacey is on a path to self-destruction. He lets her crash with him for a few days to dry out and get her head on straight. But neither of them expected the deep connection they felt, or how that connection could grow so fast from friendship into something more. Something deep and pure and life-changing…something as fragile as glass, that they both know will shatter in the end no matter how hard they try to hold on to it.

 Thoughts: This is one that I've heard a lot about, and I had it on my amazon wishlist. I'm happy that I was able to get it with Kindle Unlimited.

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  1. I've put in a hold request for The Perfect Marriage, sounds delicious. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  2. I've heard good things about The Christie Affair. I hope you enjoy all these books!

    1. I'll have to get to it soon. It's always encouraging when you hear positive reviews on a book.

  3. Looks like a good haul. I enjoyed The Christie Affair when I read it.

    Have a great weekend!

    Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
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    1. Thank you. The Christie Affair is moving up my tbr since I've been hearing positive reviews.

  4. I have Kindle Unlimited and there are SO many books I want to read, I just never do! I need to get better at it, or let it go! Have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks. I'll have to keep an eye and make sure I'm reading a few books a month otherwise I don't think i'll keep it.

  5. I found good mysteries on Kindle Unlimited and am still subscribed but read fewer books now. It introduced me to Viveca Sten and some other international thriller writers.

    1. Thanks, I'll have to check out Viveca Sten. Have a great reading week!

  6. A Good Girl's Guide looks fun- I wanted to read that- and love that cover of None Shall Sleep.

    1. I'm hoping to read the second book in the series soon. Have a great reading week.