What’s New On My Bookshelf #91 and The Sunday Post

Posted: January 4, 2015 in Freebies!, giveaways, reviews, What's New on My Bookshelf
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This is my own version of a weekly book haul and all things new on fuonlyknew.

Another fun way to share your book news and enjoy others is The Sunday Post hosted by

Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Head on over and leave a link to your Sunday Post and hop around to visits others.

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The holidays are over. It seems like we wait forever for them to get here, and then they are gone in a flash.

I’m spending this weekend taking down the decorations, organizing and putting them away and doing a cleaning before I put my regular stuff back out.

I hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and safe and happy New Years.

Are any of you doing any reading challenges this year?

I’ve started my Goodreads Challenge again.

Here is last years.

2014 Goodreads Challenge

 I’d read 125 books and read 188. That’s150% percent towards my goal!

And I’ve set a slightly higher goal for 2015 with 130 books.

2015 Reading Challenge
You have read 4 of 130 books

3%
3 books ahead of schedule

As much as I devour books, I’m sure I’ll blow this years challenge out of the water too. But I’m really going to be

concentrating on reviewing so it might slow me down.

And I’m eying these two challenges also. They could work with my Goodreads Challenge and look fun.

alphabet 2015

This one is hosted by Lori at Escape With Dollycas and looks like a fun challenge.

And this one should be fun as I do love my horror!

Cornerfolds

Hosted by Tracy at Cornerfolds.

I’m also looking at some others and not sure yet which ones I might do.

How about you? Are you doing any reading challenges?

This is Zombie Month on my blog and I’ll be sneaking zombie pics into all of my posts. Keep your eye out!

I’ll be hopping over to check out your Sunday posts so be sure to leave me your link!

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Here are my new books for review.

You can click on the covers to check them out on Goodreads.

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And this ARC of Growl which will be releasing soon.

Click on the cover to check it out or pre-order.

And this one. I’ve read the first two books and loved them. My review for book two will be coming soon in a Tag Team Event with a giveaway!

This one is so new it isn’t even on Goodreads yet. But you can find it HERE on Amazon.

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New ones just for me!

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And here are some freebies for ya!

Click on the covers to get yours and remember to make sure they’re still free before you click that buy button.

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Books I’ve reviewed the past two weeks.

Click on the covers for my reviews.

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Books I’ll be reviewing next week.

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What I won.

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I won a print copy from a giveaway on Freda’s Voice.

Thanks Freda and thanks so much to Author Jay Richards

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Thanks so much to Author Becca J. Campbell

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I won this from the Winter Wonder Blog Hop

Thanks to much to Author Zoe Forward

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Other Posts this week.

Happy Release Day for Death Waltz

My Monday Minis Reviews ~ Refrigerator Monsters and a Welsh Dragon

Teaser Tuesdays #93 ~ Strange Magic ~ Some freaky deaky hoodoo

Meet Your Baker ~ A Bakeshop Mystery Release Day Giveaway

Counterphobia ~ A collection of phobias to keep you up at night

Ice Massacre and Evil Beach ~ Beware, Beauty

A Zombie New Year ~ It’s that time of the month ~ Zombie Month!

M9B Books You Might Have Missed Giveaway Blitz

The Getaway Girls ~ Monsters, Moms, and Mayhem in New Orleans ~ Tour Giveaway

In the spotlight ~ American Specter ~ The Seven Sisters Blog Tour

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Have you joined TSU yet?

Click on the widget below to friend and follow me!

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For all of my 2014/2015 reviews go HERE

For a list of free books go HERE

For all of my giveaways go HERE

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So, what did you get to read this week?

Got any recommendations?

I’d love to know and thanks so much for visiting fuonlyknew.

Comments
  1. fuonlyknew says:

    Just testing to make sure my comments are working

  2. bluekaren says:

    Let me just start by saying how cool it is that you are participating in zombie month and the horror challenge. That is almost my favorite thing about your site, your reads are so cool! I am participating in a few challenges. Outdo Yourself Challenge by Book Vixen, Read Your Freebees (no thanks to you and your cool links, I have amassed a boat load of freebees) also by Book Vixen. The Keyword and Motif Challenge both by Bookmark to Blog, and the Discussion Challenge by Feed Your Fiction Addiction. I have set myself up for 100 books this year on Goodreads. I am sure this wont be a problem since I read 94 last year.
    Oh, I followed you on Tsu.
    <a href=" http://kissinbluekaren.com/sunday-post-16/” My Sunday Post

    • bluekaren says:

      Oops, sorry for the incorrect coding. I forgot a > in there. Have a great week Laura!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Some more fun challenges. I just spotted another one on Freda’s Voice. It’s a color challenge and looks kind of fun. Might do it too. I’m following you back on TSU!

  3. I signed up for the Horror Challenge too and way to many others..lol. I love when you have freebies cause you always have mystery/horror books so I always know I will pick up a few off your freebies which I did. :)

    Happy New Year!
    Stormi
    Week In Review

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Happy New Year! I had to search quite a bit to find some of the freebies for today. It’s always fun though. I need to get a post together and get started on my challenges.

  4. Nice book hall. Good luck on your challenges this year. Have a great week!

  5. Oh my goodness, Laura! So many books!! There are several I’d love to read myself, those that stood out the most to me are the Tanya Kappes books and Growl.

    I am participating in five challenges this year, some of them overlap a little bit, so I should be able to manage, hopefully.

    Have a fantastic week and happy reading.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I really did get fortunate and get some great ones. They are definitely my genre.
      Some of my challenges will work together too so that makes me confident to do 3 or 4 this year.

  6. I am doing Contemporary Romance and Literary Pickers Challenges. I have a tab on my site for them. I downloaded Jenny Pox years ago – I don’t know why I ever got to it. My post: http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/2015/01/sunpo-1-4-15.html

  7. Sounds like our weeks are going to be very similar with the putting up holiday stuff and getting caught up on cleaning. It’ll be nice to have everything back to normal and clean! The Tonya Kappes books look really interesting and Murder in the South of France is calling me. Have a great week!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I want to read every book I posted about today. LOL I just devoured some good ones over the holidays and now have to get started on reviews.

  8. Wow, your books look impressive and a little scary…LOL.

    I only signed up for the Goodreads Challenge, and lowered my book total, even though I more than met last year’s and the year before.

    I am aiming for less stress…

    Enjoy your week, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I do like my scary ones. LOL
      Two years ago I did 200 books for my Goodreads challenge and made it but I didn’t get quite all of them reviewed. So last year and this I’m keeping it lower so I can be sure to review all of them.

  9. Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA says:

    I thought about signing up for the horror challenge but I don’t think I will. I’m already doing a bunch of challenges and don’t want to get too overwhelmed. I’m probably going to be saving all of my horror reviews (except for ARCs) for October. That way I’ll be ahead that month instead of trying to come up with some at the last minute…like I mostly did this year!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I read so much horror I’m sure I’ll have a bunch for Halloween too. LOL I usually use authors I know well for then also.

  10. It looks like you got a lot to get done this week. I sure hope you get some or most of it done. If you have the time would take a look at this poll and vote in it: Could you please help me by getting word out about my Poll – I need help of all bloggers and member to vote so I have an idea of the best option or options to use for my event called “Reading For Autism”. That will be coming out in April. https://plus.google.com/10667174002757172…/posts/M84EfC14FiT

    Thanks for commenting.
    Lindsay @ Nighttime Reading Center

  11. yvonne473 says:

    Your books all look great. The Tonya Kappes books especially have my interest. I have the first one to read and review. I just sent you a friend request on TSU.

    Have a great week!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      These will be my first books by Tonya and I’m looking forward to them. Another one you might enjoy is the Ghost Trapper series. Such fun.

  12. katarguelles says:

    Those challenges sound like fun. I’ll have to check out the Alphabet Soup challenge.

    We finally took down our decorations but now we have to take them to storage (so hopefully we will stop being lazy and do this part this week). I sent you a friend request on TSU. I’m still new to the site so I’m not sure how to do things lol.

    Have a great week and enjoy all your new books!

  13. I boxed up Christmas yesterday and was glad to just get all the decorations down so I could clean properly. Good luck with your challenges and your zombie month! Sounds fun!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      All of my decorations are put away and the house is clean. It takes a couple days to get used to it again. LOL

  14. Berls says:

    Wow you got quite the haul this week! I’m trying not to look to closely since I’m focused on not buying books this year LOL. That’s one of my challenges actually – I signed up for ten – here’s my summary post if you want to see all of them. Some really good ones! Have a great week :)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Ten! Wow. I spotted so many I wanted to do but worried about keeping track and not getting overwhelmed. I’ll check yours out!

  15. I hope you enjoy your books! And hope you have fun with your zombie month! I’ve had Jenny Pox on my ebook reader list forever, I’ve heard it’s good! I need to read it too. Happy New Year!

    April @ My Shelf Confessions

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I kept ignoring Jenny Pox even though it sounded great. Then I read the authors other series and knew I had to check this out.

  16. Cold Shadows sounds good, hope you enjoy and have a happy 2015

  17. jen ryland says:

    I do enjoy horror now and then so looking forward to seeing what you read – I need ideas!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  18. Evil book pusher! I went and downloaded some of the freebies you listed. 😀 YOu got quite the haul. Happy reading and happy new year!

  19. alisbooks says:

    Cool book haul! I set my Goodreads challenge to 150 books, and right now I’m doing just one other challenge to finish up a bunch of series that I’ve started. After I reach my goal, I’ll probably add another challenge. I look forward to the reviews on some of your new books!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m thinking of one more challenge I spotted and will probably add another as the horror challenge will be done quickly.
      I set my Goodreads challenge at a comfortable amount of books because I want to make sure I have time to review all of them.

  20. Wow, that a lot of books read last year! Looks like you picked some fun challenges, I’m doing the Goodreads one(obviously, are there any book bloggers that don’t?), a TBR pile challenge, and a fantasy books challenge because I really want to read more fantasy. I’m also going to be doing a blogging challenge all about the discussion posts…that’s the one I’m most afraid of!

    Hope you had an amazing holiday and a great week ahead! =)

  21. Holidays always go by so quickly! Good luck with all your challenges! Happy new year (:

  22. I’m doing the Audiobook Challenge this year. We’ll see how it goes. Good luck on your challenges!

  23. Wow, way to go on your challenge! I totally failed mine by 4 books, but that’s alright because last year was a tough one for me. The challenges you picked look pretty fun, I’m trying to find some new ones to change things up a bit.

    I hope you have an awesome week!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I was surprised how far I went past my challenge. I figure I will this year too but wanted less stress about it. Trying hard not to add many more challenges but have one or two others I’m checking out.

  24. Camille says:

    I am totally with you about how holidays seem to just slip by so very fast. How come it’s work Monday already? lol :) I am participating in a couple of challenges, some different from the ones I had last year. Good luck with yours! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my Sunday Post :)

  25. The Tonya Kappes books look good! I actually signed up for the Alphabet Soup challenge because I saw that you were interested in it. I did it last year and missed three letters – but this year it’s on!! I’m also focused on several challenges to read what I already own.

  26. pagesandtea says:

    Zombie month, that’s brilliant, but it also makes me long for another series of The Walking Dead, which I know I won’t be able to watch for months yet.
    I like the sound of the horror challenge, and I’m doing the GR challenge too – good luck with them :)

  27. I agree with you that the holidays are always over so fast. But I can’t say that I mind it, all those family dinners are just too much at the end :) It’s always fun to participate in some challenges, I’m still looking for some I want to participate in. Good luck with yours!
    Thanks for stopping by!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I had a very quiet holiday this year. I was sick and one other in my family was too so we couldn’t get together. Happened last year too. We plan to do a Christmas when family comes down this summer.

  28. Verushka says:

    I am on tsu as well — sydneyeditor1– so I’m glad to find people to follow. I have to confess, I’m not sure what to do with it just yet. how are you finding it?

    Sobs. So many books to read! I’m jealous!

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m just learning about it and wonder what it’s all about too. I think it’s going to grow quickly and become very interesting.

  29. atothewr says:

    We took down our Christmas decorations last week just after New Years. Hate to see it end so soon. I haven’t set a Goodreads Challenge for myself – just not enough time to read too much, but I have about 5 or 6 books I will have to read this year. Revisiting The Shining right now and then onto Doctor Sleep. Really curious about that sequel. Thanks again for helping me and all you done for me.

  30. Quite an impressive haul, which should keep you ahead of schedule for all of your reading challenges. Other than Goodreads, I haven’t decided on any other challenges yet. I’m not feeling much of a calling toward them this year.

  31. Jessica says:

    I’m only doing the Goodreads challenge as of yet, though it will certainly change as time goes on I’m sure. I always set my goal to 50 books because I use it more like a gauge rather than a goal. Sometimes I meet it. Sometimes I blow past it. Other times I don’t meet it at all.

    Based on your stats last year, it looks like you shouldn’t have a problem blowing by your new goal. Good luck!

  32. Awesome week you had! I’m definitely going to try out the Alphabet Soup Challenge!

  33. Ha, isn’t it lovely when the Goodreads Challenge tells you you’re ahead? I have a copy of Jenny Pox too. Hope you enjoy it, and have a great week!

  34. So many books! I’m surprised you only put your goal up to 130 since you demolished your last goal. I’m going for 96 books this year for the Goodreads Challenge. I’m participating in eleven challenges on the blogosphere world… I know I’m crazy.
    it’s time to take down the tree here too. So sad ): ~ Enjoy your week.

  35. You got Silence! I still haven’t read it but I really like Natasha’s other stories so I can only hope this one is amazing as well.

  36. The Kappes books look good. You got quite a few in your stack. I hope you get lots of reading in and enjoy them all! Thanks for stopping by. I joined Tsu and friended you. :)

  37. Dreams says:

    I thought about signing up for the horror challenge, but I don’t normally read a lot of those books, so I held back. I’m still on the fence though, so I may join at a later date. You have quite a few books up there that I haven’t heard of before, so I expect my TBR is going to grow before I leave this page.

  38. Those look liek cool challenges! I’m trying to find some as well, but haven’t found anything yet.

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