Goodreads Monday: March 4th

Goodreads Monday comes courtesy once again of Lauren’s Page Turners.  Every Monday I will randomly pick a book on my Goodreads to read shelf and pair it with the cover image and Goodreads description.  This week I picked a random page and the cover that stood out the most to me!

Quick Goodreads Stats

370: To Read Shelf

67: Read Shelf

11: Read 2019 Shelf

My Pick This Week

TheNightingale

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Released: February 2, 2015

Current Goodreads Rating (as of 03/01/2019): 4.56 stars (484,287 ratings, 49,900 reviews)

Goodreads Summary

France, 1939
In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France…but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When France is overrun, Vianne is forced to take an enemy into her house, and suddenly her every move is watched; her life and her child’s life is at constant risk. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates around her, she must make one terrible choice after another.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets the compelling and mysterious Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can…completely. When he betrays her, Isabelle races headlong into danger and joins the Resistance, never looking back or giving a thought to the real–and deadly–consequences.

My Thoughts

I snagged this book for $4.88 during an Amazon flash sale in December.  It’s been sitting on my shelf ever since, staring at me, whispering, “read me.”

finalthoughts

This book has been getting so much attention lately because it’s being turned into a movie.  I plan on starting this book very shortly, it’s next to line after my physical copy of Saving Meghan and right before The Guest Book…maybe it will help me keep my butt reading instead of being too distracted to read!  Have you read this book, what did you think of it?

Goodreads Monday: February 25th

Goodreads Monday comes courtesy once again of Lauren’s Page Turners.  Every Monday I will randomly pick a book on my Goodreads to read shelf and pair it with the cover image and Goodreads description.  This week I picked a random page and the cover that stood out the most to me!

Quick Goodreads Stats

369: To Read Shelf

65: Read Shelf

9: Read 2019 Shelf

My Pick This Week

OnceMoreWeSawStars

Once More We Saw Stars by Jayson Greene

Expected Released: May 14, 2019

Current Goodreads Rating (as of 02/24/2019): 4.67 stars (33 ratings, 13 reviews)

Goodreads Summary

Two-year-old Greta Greene was sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan when a brick crumbled from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious. She is immediately rushed to the hospital. Once More We Saw Stars begins with this event, leading the reader into the unimaginable.

But although it begins with the anguish Jayson and his wife Stacy confront in the wake of their daughter’s trauma and the hours leading up to her death, it quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the very midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it—that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will
survive what seems un-survivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation—and a book that will change the way you look at the world

My Thoughts

I have been entering a few giveaways lately, all the books I’m randomly selecting haven’t come out yet!

finalthoughts

This sounds like a book that will tug at your heartstrings.  I am usually not a big memoir fan, but, I would give this one a try and see how it goes.  Have you heard about this book at all?

Goodreads Monday: January 28th

Goodreads Monday comes courtesy once again of Lauren’s Page Turners.  Every Monday I will randomly pick a book on my Goodreads to read shelf and pair it with the cover image and Goodreads description.  This week I picked another favorite number of mine, 72, and went the book that was there.

Quick Goodreads Stats

328: To Read Shelf

61: Read Shelf

4: Read 2019 Shelf

My Pick This Week

 

thegirlwhoneverreadnoamchomsky

The Girl Who Never Read Noam Chomsky by Jana Casale

Released: April 17, 2018

Current Goodreads Rating: 3.61 stars (523 ratings, 131 reviews)

Goodreads Summary

Leda is a girl who knows what she wants and who she is—or at least believes she does. When we meet her as a college student in Boston—confident, intelligent, independent—she’s hopeful that a flirty chat with a cute boy reading a book in a café will lead to romance. They have a fleetingly awkward conversation that dwindles into little more than mortifying embarrassment, but the encounter does leave her one positive, and ultimately transformative, thought: Leda decides she wants to read Noam Chomsky. So she promptly buys a book and never—ever—reads it.
As the days, years, and decades of the rest of her life unfold, we watch Leda confront what it is that she really wants and who it is that she is really meant to be.

My Thoughts

I am fairly positive I added this book to my want to read shelf because I entered a giveaway for it…

finalthoughts

I am taking it off my want to read shelf.  I have too many books and the short synopsis on Goodreads does nothing for me.  I have too many other books on my shelf that I am dying to read to worry about this one!  Oh well, on to the next one!  If you have read this book and I should keep it, let me know!

Goodreads Monday

Goodreads Monday comes courtesy of Lauren’s Page Turners.  I thought this was a neat idea so each Monday I will randomly pick a book on my Goodreads to read shelf.  Every Monday will have a cover picture and Goodreads description.  If you have read the book, let me know!  I will move it up on my TBR list!  Maybe this will also help me tame down my to read shelf!

Quick Goodreads Stats

305: To Read Shelf

57: Read Shelf

1: Read 2019 Shelf

My Pick This Week

thelifewewanted

The Life We Wanted by Kelsey Kingsley

Expected Release: February 1, 2019

Current Goodreads Rating: 5 stars (4 reviews)

Goodreads Summary

“You have too many rules.”
“And you don’t have enough.”
 

Sebastian Moore thought he had it all.

A drumming gig with one of the world’s biggest up-and-coming stars. The looks and charm to get him any woman he laid his eyes on. All the friends he could ever ask for.

But something was always missing.

That is, until he receives a letter, telling him that he’s a father to a fifteen-year-old boy.

Now, with the addition of his son, a love interest he never expected, and a whole new set of responsibilities, Sebastian finds himself happier than he’s ever been.

But old habits die hard, and when life finally gives him everything he wanted, he’ll have to find a way to keep his past from ruining the present.

My Thoughts

This week I organized my want to read shelf by picking the book with the highest rating.  This book only has 4 current reviews and it is not yet released.  I am actually on Kelsey Kingley’s Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) team, Team Dearie, as of January 6th and I will be receiving an advanced copy of this book shortly to read and review (so look for that SOON).  I thought it was appropriate my first Goodreads Monday will be a book I *WILL* be reading very shortly!  I’m super excited now!  I also love the plot and that makes it all that much more exciting!

finalthoughts

I hope you have enjoyed my first Goodreads Monday and you’ll think about doing it too!  If you have done it, leave the link to your post (not your actual blog) at the link below. Put your name, @, and the name of your blog!  Let’s get through those massive TBR piles together!

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Next week I will have YOU decide which book I will pick.  Simply pick a number between 1 and 305 and I will pick that number on my to read shelf and do that book!  Let me know if you are looking forward to reading this pick too!