August 27, 2019

Goodreads Update Pt. 2

Ok. Back in the saddle with more new books on my TBR.

Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock by Imogene Hermes Gowar - I selected this one from Book of the Month. I have no clue what it's about, but it says Mermaid in the title, and I like the cover.

You Owe Me a Murder

You Owe Me A Murder by Eileen Cook - This is a YA mystery based on Agatha Christie's Stranger on a Train. I haven't heard great things about it, but I'm interested anyway.

Notorious RBG

Notorious RBG Young Readers' Edition: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Irin Carmen and Shana Knizhnik - I didn't realize I had ordered the children's edition until I was reorganizing my bookshelf. I'll read it and then get the grown up's one.


Legendary by Stephanie Garber - I read the first book in this series last summer on the plane to Syracuse. It's a fantasy story about two sisters who get invited to Carnivale. It ends up being a very competitive game where you don't know who to trust. This is the second in the series.


Finale by Stephanie Garber - I got this book from the publisher because of my award reading, so I went out and bought the second so I could have them all. It doesn't even matter that this is hardcover and the other two are paperbacks.

We Hunt the Flame

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal - The ladies in my reading group didn't love this one, but lots of booktube readers really liked it. I think I'll try it out. This is a fantasy set in some part of Arabia.


Transcription by Kate Atkinson - I bought this on a whim from one of those "Buy Two, Get One Free" tables at Barnes and Noble. It's about a girl who was a transcriptionist during WWII. After the war she gets pulled back into espionage.

Til Death Do Us Tart

Til Death Do Us Tart by Ellie Alexander - My mother handed me this. It's always good to have a light cozy mystery hanging around for when your brain has had enough.

Stationery Shop

The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali - Set in 1953 Tehran, the main couple meet in a bookstore and stationery shop. On the eve of their wedding, they are torn apart by the coup that took over the government. It takes 60 years to reunite.

Vol. the First

Volume the First, Second, and Third by Jane Austen: In Her Own Hand by Jane Austen - I picked up these three books of Jane Austen's letters secondhand somewhere. They are reproductions of her actual letters.

Life in Regency England

Life in Regency England by Reginald James White - I nabbed this one from the sale cart at the library. It hadn't been checked out in a while, so it got weeded. Lucky for me!


Treat! by Christian Vieler - My husband got me this. It's to go with the ones I already have called Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies.

First-time Manager

The First-Time Manager by Jim McCormick - Because one day, I hope to be a manager. Well, not really. I hope to be promoted and that usually means being a manager around these parts.

Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead by Brene Brown - I've heard good things about Brown, so I got one of her books on sale one day. I guess it's also professional development.

Essential manager's Handbook

The Essential Manager's Handbook by DK Publishing - See also, First-Time Manager.

Uppity Women

Uppity Women Speak Their Minds by Vicki Leon - This book being put with the three above it makes me realize why I haven't garnered a promotion yet. I am an uppity woman, for sure, and I rarely keep my opinions to myself.

Unfuck your habitat

Unf@ck Your Habitat: You Are Better Than Your Mess by Rachel Hoffman - I haven't read this yet, which is probably why my house looks the way it does.


Literature: Why It Matters by Robert Eaglestone - I snagged this at Tattered Cover in Denver. It's a tiny little book and there are some important people on the cover.

Book Girl

Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasure and Transforming Power of a Reading Life by Sarah Clarkson - We all know how I feel about a book about books and reading. I wasn't going to pass by this one.

The Enneagram Made Easy

The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People by Renee Baron and Elizabeth Wagele - One of my favorite podcasters, Anne Bogel, talks a lot about the Enneagram. I decided to learn more about it.

7 Deaths

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton - I do not remember where I picked this up, but I've been eyeing it for awhile. It's about a guy who has to relive the same day over and over again, in the bodies of different people at a party, until he figures out who killed Evelyn Hardcastle.

Shades of Milk and Honey

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal - I have been wanting to read this for years. My hubby was doing some research and came across this book set in Regency England. I finally acquired a copy!


Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood - This is a memoir by a woman whose father was a Catholic priest. There was some loophole by which he became a priest after he had a wife and family.

Twisted 26

Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich - The next installment in the Stephanie Plum series. I was kind of afraid she would stop after 25, so I'm glad there is another one.

The following are books that I took off my TBR list, but didn't take off my shelves. When I reorganized last weekend, I decided to put them back on the list.

The Stand by Stephen King, The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, and We Gon' Be Alright by Jeff Chang.