Saturday, September 26, 2015

The #NYTimes Top 15 (20) #Bestsellers in #Fiction for the week ending 9-27-15! Plus #Blog Updates!

Welcome! Hope you had a great week of reading wonderful books this week! I did! Here we are with another week of #bestsellers in #Fiction again! This post is always up by NOON every Sunday and most of the time earlier!

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great week! This upcoming week we have some NEW RELEASES coming out with reviews!! Watch for them!

Also, this week I will be picking winners for the blog hop that just ended Friday night and the last 2 book giveaways! Headed to the post office this upcoming week to mail LOTS of books. I was going to do it 2 weeks ago, but life happened and I was unable to do it. (Hubby had to work overtime!) I will be getting LOTS of books mailed out!

Getting ready and reading for Halloween? I am! I have a NEW book I just found at NetGalley I HAD to have to read for Halloween, so it's ready and waiting! I am finishing up Pop Goes the Weasel by M J Arlidge, who also wrote Eeny Meeny! GREAT book! This book is just as great! She keeps you in her grips while you're reading!

Okay! Let's hit the books!

Remember every time you purchase a book from my blog, you are helping to support book giveaways! Please consider this! Thank you!!

1.  The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir
ebook: $ 8.99
print:   $9.00

2. Devoted in Death by J D Robb
ebook: $13.99
print:   $17.24

3. Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
ebook: $13.99
print:   $16.28

4. The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz
ebook: $13.99
print:   $16.77

5. The End Game: Brit in the FBI (A Brit in the FBI Book 3) by Catherine Coulter and J T Ellison
ebook: $12.99
print:   $14.82

6. Hard Love: The Hacker Series #5 by Meredith Wild
ebook: $  6.99
print:   $11.67

7. The Scam: A Fox and O'Hare Novel by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
ebook: $13.99
print:   $19.60

8. The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
ebook: $7.99
print:   $8.02

9. Fates and Furies: A Novel by Lauren Groff
ebook: $12.99
print:   $14.40

10. Gray Mountain: A Novel by John Grisham
ebook: $9.99
print:   $7.85

11. All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr
ebook: $13.99
print:   $10.87

12. Go Set a Watchman: A Novel by Harper Lee
ebook: $15.99
print:   $16.07

13. X (Kinsey Millhone Book 24) by Sue Grafton
ebook: $14.99
print:   $17.37

14. Fatal Frenzy (The Fatal Series Book 9) by Marie Force
ebook: $7.99
no print version yet

15. Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre
ebook: $ 4.99
print: $11.68

There are our first 15 books! Thanks for coming by! I'll see you later this week with some New Releases and Reviews! Here are the last 5 to bring the bestsellers to 20!

ONE YEAR AFTER, by William R. Forstchen (Forge)
THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's)
GREY, by E. L. James (Vintage)
DARK WILD NIGHT, by Christina Lauren (Gallery)
DRIVING HEAT, by Richard Castle (Kingswell)

Leave a comment! Tell us what you are reading! See you next week!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #6! Come see what #books I received this week!

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Hello! It's time to see what books I got this week! I LOVE this post! Here we go, first with books I received from Publishers/Publicists/NetGalley/and an Author!

The Skeleton Haunts A House by Leigh Perry
It's the perfect time of year for this NEW RELEASE NetGalley on October 6th!

Come As You Are, The Surprising New Science That Will transform Your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski, PH.D.
Released on March 3rd, 2015 - NetGalley - Sounds VERY interesting!! Can't wait to start this one!

Put A Ring On It by Beth Kendrick - New Release! NetGalley November 3rd! I am in a Blog Tour for this book, and my Review Date is it's release date of Nov 3rd! Watch for it!!

White Collar Girl, A Novel, by Renee Rosen NEW RELEASE  NetGalley Nov 3rd!
I am in a Blog Tour for this book, and you can see my Review on November 3rd, the Release Date! Watch for it!!

Reconnecting by Katalin Kennedy  2015 Women's Fiction print edition sent to me by the author (a Canadian Author making this book only available online at Chapters and Baico (the Publisher) and from the author at


The Perfect Christmas by Debbie Macomber (Kindle edition)

Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah 

And, how can ANYONE, (any woman) resist "Coco Chanel" by Justine Picardie (Kindle Edition)

That's ENOUGH for this week! Hope YOU found a LOT of GREAT books, too!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

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Monday, September 21, 2015

#REVIEW - If I Knew You Were Going To Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go by Judy Chicurel

“Brings to mind the books of Richard Price and the films of Martin Scorsese... I did not want this book to end.” —Julie Klam, New York Times–bestselling author of Friendkeeping

It is the summer of 1972, and Katie has just turned eighteen. Katie and her town, Elephant Beach, are both on the verge: Katie of adulthood, and Elephant Beach of gentrification. But not yet: Elephant Beach is still gritty, working-class, close-knit. And Katie spends her time smoking and drinking with her friends, dreaming about a boy just back from Vietnam who’s still fighting a battle Katie can’t understand. In this poignant, evocative debut collection, Judy Chicurel creates a haunting, vivid world, where conflicts between mothers and daughters, men and women, soldiers and civilians and haves and have-nots reverberate to our own time. She captures not only a time and place, but the universal experience of being poised between the past and the future. At once heartbreaking, mesmerizing, and nostalgic, Chicurel shows us that no matter how beautiful some dreams are, there comes a time when we must let them go.

My Take:
3 Stars
First off, when I tell you I kind of enjoyed this book, you’re going to think I’m crazy! This is a brazen story, the words are rough and tough, and it’s not the typical book you would think I would read AT ALL. I normally wouldn’t had I not had this for a blog tour.
Katie, who this book is about, lives in Elephant Beach, Long Island, and it is set during the Vietnam War, 1972. It has pregnancy, abortion, drugs, any and everything bad you can think of, and life is in a haze of all of this while the war is going on.
In some of the other reviews I read before I dove into this book had mentioned that the writing and the times were hard to put together, but that is the beauty of this book in that it is written ‘for’ the times, for 1972, and for Elephant Beach that everyone wants to leave. There are a LOT of characters, had I realized this in the beginning, I probably would have counted!
The last chapter of this book makes reading this book the best! 
I would like to thank the Publisher, Penguin Group and NetGalley for giving me the chance to read and review this book for them.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The #NYTimes Top 15 (20) #Bestsellers for this previous week of Sept 20, 2015 PLUS Blog Updates!

Welcome everyone! Hope you had a GREAT week of reading this week with your books! I always do! I'm SO lucky in that I get to read SO MUCH! I LOVE it!!! Okay! This post is always up by NOON EVERY Sunday and most of the time even sooner than that!

Yesterday I tried posting the Stacking the Shelves article, but since I downloaded the NEW Windows 10, EVERYTHING went crazy on my computer and all the Defaults changed!!! ALL of the defaults set for this computer literally went crazy! Needless to say, I did not get to talk about everything I wanted to in the post. That kind of REALLY bummed me out! Thank GOD for The Geek Squad!!! I can't count how many time they have fixed EVERYTHING on my MANY computers through the years!! I LOVE them!! It's the BEST money I spend every year!!
I will have next week to share MORE BOOKS with you!
Plus, I did not get to share THIS with you! LOOK IN THE LEFT SIDE COLUMN! CLICK ON IT TO ENTER!!! Yeah!!! Good Luck and HAVE FUN!!!

Watch for this Giveaway Hop starting at MIDNIGHT, TONIGHT! Click in the LEFT SIDE COLUMN TO ENTER!!

Next week I will have the #winners of the two books that have been up for grabs! Those will be in the Stacking the Shelves post on Saturday!

Okay! Let's say we hit the books!


1.    Make Me: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child
ebook: $14.99
print:   $16.27

2. The Girl in the Spider's Web: A Lisbeth Salander novel, continuing Stieg Larsson's Millennium Series by David Lagercrantz
ebook: $13.99
print:   $16.77

3. The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir
ebook: $7.99
print:   $9.00

4.   The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
ebook: $7.99
print:   $8.02

5. Go Set a Watchman: A Novel by Harper Lee
ebook: $13.99
print:   $16.07

6. X (Kinsey Millhone Book 24) by Sue Grafton
ebook: $14.99
print:   $13.08

7. Gray Mountain: A Novel by John Grisham
ebook: $9.99
print:   $7.86

8. Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre
ebook: $  4.99
print:   $11.68

9. All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr
ebook: $13.99
print:   $ 6.86

10. Friction by Sandra Brown
ebook: $12.99
print:   $12.33

11. Aftermath: Star Wars: Journey to The Force Awakens by Chuck Wendig
ebook: $13.99
print:   $16.80

12. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as Told by Christian by E L James
ebook: $9.99
print:   $9.83

13. Dance of the Bones: A J. P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker Novel (Walker Family Mysteries Book 5) by J A Jance
ebook: $12.99
print:   $ 9.99

14. Purity: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
ebook: $14.99
print:   $15.40

15. Robert B. Parker's The Devil Wins (Jesse Stone Novels Book 14) by Reed Farrel Coleman
ebook: $12.99
print:   $18.69

Thanks for coming by again! I hope you enjoy your entire day you get to READ!!! See you back next week with next week's bestsellers again! Here are the last 5, completing the 20!

  • SMALL WARS, by Lee Child (Delacorte)
  • THE NIGHTINGALE, by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's)
  • PROTECTING MELODY, by Susan Stoker (Susan Stoker)
  • UNDERCOVER, by Danielle Steel (Delacorte)
  • NUMBERS, by Laurann Dohner (Ellora's Cave)

  • Saturday, September 19, 2015

    Stuck in a Good #Book #Giveaway Hop! Come #enter from 9-20 at 12:00am to 9-25 12:00am again!

                              Thanks to our Host, Stuck In Books!

    Thanks for coming by to the #Giveaway Hop! If you would like to #WIN this #print #book that is shown, enter your information!! Thanks and Good Luck!!!

    2 #WINNERS
    Robyn Carr has kindly sent me a trio of these a NEW releases from 2015, and the latest was released on August 25th, Wildest Dreams! Talk about a HOT guy on the cover! Wow!!! 
    However, I am giving these two away first! I am saving the newest release, Wildest Dreams, for another #Giveaway Hop- One of the Thanksgiving/CHRISTMAS Hops! Keep your eyes peeled for it! (Oh, my! Wait till you see this book!!! If you think these two are hot, just wait!!!) WOW!! Here are the first two I have!

    Blake Smiley searched the country for just the right place to call home. The professional triathlete has traveled the world, but Thunder Point has what he needs to put down the roots he's never had. In the quiet coastal town he can focus on his training without distractions. Until he meets his new neighbors and everything changes.

    Lin Su Simmons and her teenage son, Charlie, are fixtures at Winnie Banks' house as Lin Su nurses Winnie through the realities of ALS. A single mother, Lin Su is proud of taking charge and never showing weakness. But she has her hands full coping with a job, debt and Charlie's health issues. And Charlie is asking questions about his family history—questions she doesn't want to answer.

    When Charlie enlists Blake's help to escape his overprotective mother, Lin Su resents the interference in her life. But Blake is certain he can break through her barriers and be the man she and Charlie need. When faced with a terrible situation, Blake comes to the rescue, and Lin Su realizes he just might be the man of her dreams. Together, they recognize that family is who you choose it to be. AND

    Starting over is never easy, but in Thunder Point, where newcomers are welcome and friends become family, it's possible to find yourself again. In this brand-new story, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr takes us on a moving and rewarding journey as a young woman finds new hope.

    After losing her child, Ginger Dysart was lost in grief. But since moving to Thunder Point, a small town on the Oregon coast, and with the help of her cousin Ray Anne, Ginger is finally moving forward. Her job at the flower shop is peaceful and fulfilling, and she's excited to start her first big assignment, assisting with the Lacoumette wedding.

    In spite of her lasting heartache, Ginger finds herself swept up in the pleasure of the occasion. But the beauty of the Lacoumette farm and the joy of the gregarious family are ruined by an unfortunate encounter with the bride's brother, Matt. Struggling with painful memories of his own recent divorce, Matt makes a drunken spectacle of himself and Ginger when he tries to make a pass at her, forcing Ginger to flee the scene in embarrassment.

    But when Matt shows up at the flower shop determined to make amends, what started out as a humiliating first meeting blossoms into something much deeper than either of them expected. Discovering they have a lot in common, they form a solid friendship, though everyone around them worries that Ginger will end up with a broken heart yet again. But if Ginger has the courage to embrace the future, and if Matt can finally learn to let go of the past, there may still be hope for a happy ending.

    Want to #win ONE out of two of these #print books?


    Here are the other blogs in this Hop! Hop on over and enter their Giveaways, too!

    Friday, September 18, 2015

    Stacking the Shelves #5!

    How was your week? Mine was pretty good, a little bit crazy in parts. My husband has been working overtime, CRAZY overtime! 12 hours overtime! Thankfully, that slowed down in the middle of the week after a crazy week of doing it! We CANNOT complain about the money though!! :)

    Here are some books I got!

    Girls who Travel by Nicole Trilivas Release Date: Dec 1, 2015

    And it looks like Adobe Picture Viewer took over my photos this week. Next week we'll do this again WITHOUT ADOBE!!! Grrrrr!!!!!

    This SUNDAY, Sept 20th to FRIDAY Sept 25 to midnight WE HAVE A "Stuck in a Good Book" #GIVEAWAY BLOG HOP! Mark your calendars!! Come on by and enter! Look for the icon below! See you tomorrow!