Sunday Post/Stacking the Shelves (31)

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and focuses on new books that were received/bought/borrowed this week while the Sunday Post is hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and focuses on recapping your week. 

New Books: 

For Review: 

One More Promise (Bands on the Run, #2) by Samantha Chase 
What The Valley Knows by Heather Christie 
Hello Stranger (The Ravenels, #4) by Lisa Kleypas

 Much thanks goes to Harper Collins, Sourcebooks/Inkslinger PR, and Film19! 

Books Read this Week: 

Your One & Only by Adrianne Finlay: Another 2018 Debut! I enjoyed this book, but I didn't love it nearly as much as I expected. The premise was fantastic. Adrianne did such a fantastic job of developing the clones and their history, and I really enjoyed the takeaway message of the book. However, I didn't particularly love the ending (it was rushed) and I never felt an incredibly strong connection to the MCs. Look out for my review on Tuesday! 

Lost Love (Cowboys & Angels, #1),  Love Profound (Cowboys & Angels, #2), Tempting Love (Cowboys & Angels, #3) by Kelly Elliott: Link to my reviews below!

The Calculus of Change by Jessie Hilb: This wasn't what I expected, and even though it's been a couple of days since I finished it, I still can't fully decide if I liked it or not.

Not That I Could Tell by Jessica Strawser: I started reading this at 10:30 pm on Friday night and ended up staying up until 2 am to finish it. I couldn't for the life of me put it down! Jessica presents a cast of interesting, strong young women all facing their own respective demons - parenthood, unrequited love, a failing marriage. There's also a mystery competent, which I enjoyed. Fans of Big Little Lies will definitely eat this one up! 

Indecent by Corinne Sullivan: After Courtney Summers (one of my favorite YA authors ever!) raved about this book on Instagram, I knew I had to read it. It was an incredibly fast paced & emotionally charged read. 

The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth: I never expected to love this one as much as I did. Yet another book about neighbors, secrets, and family; however, Sally puts a heart-stopping, crazy twist to it. The characters are what truly made the book, in my opinion. Gosh, I just wanted to hug them all - they went through so much. 

Posts You May Have Missed:  

Thursday: I reviewed Arvin Ahmadi's Down and Across
Friday: I reviewed Sugar Lump as part of the blog tour. There's also a giveaway for a copy! 
Saturday: I reviewed Gloria Chao's American Panda as part of the blog tour. There's also a giveaway for one copy!  

New in my Reading/Blogging/Personal Life: 

Who else can't believe January is over?! However, I'm beyond excited to be one step closer to spring - I NEED warm weather. I'm so tired of these below 0 days. I have a trip planned to Florida in March (West Palm Beach!!) and I can't wait! It's going to be GLORIOUS to be on the beach and in the sun. Plus it'll be my first vacation in like 5 years. 

Other than that, it's been a relatively busy week. I feel like I've been go, go, go all week. I treated myself to pizza on Thursday night, which was nice. Sometimes the last thing I want do when I get home is cook. Starting in January I've had new insurance, which I've discovered this week may be a really good thing. Instead, of paying $75 a month for my medications, I'm now barely spending $15, which was such a wonderful surprise! I flew through several contemporary fiction books this week, and gosh, were they so good! BUT I've cried like a baby for my last three reads, which almost never happens. I think I'm getting weak lol 

Anyhow, have a great week! For those of you in the US, are you watching the Super Bowl? I don't have television at my apartment, so I won't be able to watch the game (by the watch the game I mean the half time show and commercials lol), which is a slight bummer. 


  1. Ha! I only watch the game for the commercials too. What the Valley Knows is one that sounds really good. Hope you enjoy them all. February means Spring is getting closer. Yay!! Have a great week.

  2. Not That I Could Tell and The Family Next Door are definitely ones I'm looking forward to! I've enjoyed both those authors before.

    Yay for having a vacation to look forward to!

  3. Yay for lower co-pays. Now you can save some money for and use it for fun in the sun in FL. I was so emotionally drained from I Stop Somewhere, I had to go for something a little lighter.

  4. I love the cover of Hello Stranger! It's soooo anachronistic but I still like it. :D I gave up on Kleypas's books so I won't be reading this one but I'm sure it'll be a hit among fans. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Lauren. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  5. I'm watching the game as I blog lol and eat (the snacks and commercials are the best) but not really paying attention. :) Unless I see a cool trailer pop on.

    Florida in March! Woo hoo!!


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