Wrap Ups and TBRs

NetGalley Haul #2

Hey guys, here are some books I got on NetGalley.

I think I’m beginning to experience syndromes of a big TBR list, and it’s actually a bit concerning. I thought I’d sum it up in a meme for you guys.

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Without further ado, here we go!


Mother Knows Best by Kira Peikoff

There’s only room for one mother in this family.

Claire Abrams’s dreams became a nightmare when she passed on a genetic mutation that killed her little boy. Now she wants a second chance to be a mother, and finds it in Robert Nash, a maverick fertility doctor who works under the radar with Jillian Hendricks, a cunning young scientist bent on making her mark–and seducing her boss.

Claire, Robert, and Jillian work together to create the world’s first baby with three genetic parents–an unprecedented feat that could eliminate inherited disease. But when word of their illegal experiment leaks to the wrong person, Robert escapes into hiding with the now-pregnant Claire, leaving Jillian to serve out a prison sentence that destroys her future.

Ten years later, a spunky girl named Abigail begins to understand that all is not right with the reclusive man and woman she knows as her parents. But the family’s problems are only beginning. Jillian, hardened by a decade of jealousy and loss, has returned–and nothing will stop her from reuniting with the man and daughter who should have been hers.

King of Fools (The Shadow Game, #2)King of Fools by Amanda Foody

On the quest to find her missing mother, prim and proper Enne Salta became reluctant allies with Levi Glaisyer, the city’s most famous con man. Saving his life in the Shadow Game forced Enne to assume the identity of Seance, a mysterious underworld figure. Now, with the Chancellor of the Republic dead and bounties on both their heads, she and Levi must play a dangerous game of crime and politics…with the very fate of New Reynes at stake.

Thirsting for his freedom and the chance to build an empire, Levi enters an unlikely partnership with Vianca Augustine’s estranged son. Meanwhile, Enne remains trapped by the mafia donna’s binding oath, playing the roles of both darling lady and cunning street lord, unsure which side of herself reflects the truth.

As Enne and Levi walk a path of unimaginable wealth and opportunity, new relationships and deadly secrets could quickly lead them into ruin. And when unforeseen players enter the game, they must each make an impossible choice: To sacrifice everything they’ve earned in order to survive…

Or die as legends.


And to balance off these pretty intense reads, here are some calmer ones.


Literary Places by Sarah Baxter

Inspired Traveller’s Guides: Literary Places takes you on an enlightening journey through the key locations of literature’s best and brightest authors, movements, and moments—brought to life through comprehensively researched text and stunning hand-drawn artwork.

Travel to the sun-scorched plains of Don Quixote’s La Mancha, roam the wild Yorkshire moors with Cathy and Heathcliff, or view Central Park through the eyes of J.D. Salinger’s antihero. Explore the lush and languid backwaters of Arundhati Roy’s Kerala, the imposing precipice of Joan Lindsay’s Hanging Rock, and the labyrinthine streets and sewers of Victor Hugo’s Paris.

Delve into this book to discover some of the world’s most fascinating literary places and the novels that celebrate them.

Rilakkuma By Your Side

This is one part of the beloved Rilakkuma character books series, where Rilakkuma, Kiroitori (Yellow Bird), and Korilakkuma combine everyday scenes with unexpected insights. This book is great to read from the beginning or from any page you’d like. You can meet Rilakkuma again and again anytime and anywhere you can take this book. It is a great gift for any age, as both adults and children can enjoy the art and wisdom. In Spring 2019, you can also watch Rilakkuma on screen in the globally premiering Netflix original series titled “Rilakkuma and Kaoru”!


365 Ways to Find Peace by Marcus Braybrooke

With a different meditation or inspiration for each day of the year, this is a wonderfully inspiring collection that will open readers’ hearts and mind and show them the way to find peace and contentment whatever their mood or situation. A fresh, attractive design featuring sympathetic line drawings adds to the appeal of this gift package. Containing the wisdom of all the world’s great spiritual traditions, this is a book that will appeal to people of all faiths, as well as to those who believe in spiritual values without subscribing to a particular religion or even belief in a divinity.

365 Ways to Beat Stress by Adam Gordon

With a different technique or tip for each day of the year, no other book offers such a wide range of ways to release stress and anxiety, all set in an attractive illustrated design that will make dipping in for inspiration a joy. All the practices are effective yet also easy to follow, even if you have never tried them before, and range from energy techniques such as simple shiatsu, to quick stress fixes such as visualizing a blue bubble, to methods of life simplification such as avoiding a news overload and rationing your evenings out, to inspiring visualizations such as imagining yourself as the sky or as a lotus floating on water. There is no need to subscribe to any particular belief, lifestyle or long-term practice; this is simply a collection of brilliantly effective ideas that together have the potential to transform lives.


A play of ideas and short stories, about everything from Greek myth and the Great American Songbook to Jungian psychology, Buddhism, politics, foreign film classics, the Unconscious, Google maps, King Lear, baseball, Leonardo da Vinci, the N-word, Victorian stage illusions, dogs, the I Ching, cult movies, Time Machines, bulls, Memory Theaters, metaphysics, gay sex, Goya, photography, Joan of Arc, lost love, marriage and madness. How are they all connected? Where is it all going? Take the trip and find out.

This is a pretty big haul for me, considering the line up of books that I also have on my overdrive. So let’s see how it goes!!

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