My TBR Pile haul July (1)

In need of a new way to showcase titles, I decided that My Book Haul seems like a good fit. I like giving books a little special attention as sometimes it can be awhile before I’m able to review them.

Sad to say, but some get put on the shelf and gather a little dust before I’m able to give them the love they deserve. I’ve included links to Goodreads if you want more information.


This one came highly recommended. I’m not usually a non-fiction fan, but seem to be reading a lot of them this year.


Mindset by Carol S. Dweck

After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset.

In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. (Amazon)

For Review:

21 Truths

Twenty-one Truths About Love by Matthew Dicks

This heartfelt story is about the lengths one man will go to and the risks he will take to save his family. But Dan doesn’t just want to save his failing bookstore and his family’s finances.

Dan is also an obsessive list maker; his story unfolds entirely in his lists, which are brimming with Dan’s hilarious sense of humor, unique world-view, and deeply personal thoughts. When read in full, his lists paint a picture of a man struggling to be a man, a man who has reached a point where he’s willing to do anything for the love (and soon-to-be new love) of his life. (Amazon)


Stopped by my local used bookstore and found a few goodies!


Everwild by Neal Shusterman

Going against Mary Hightower’s wishes, Nick, “the chocolate ogre,” is slowly trying to reach every kid in Everlost to hand each and every one a coin, which will release them from Everlost. Mikey McGill and Allie have joined a band of skinjackers who have more of an impact on the living world then any other inhabitant of Everlost. Except Mikey can’t skinjack and Allie can – and there is a very good reason: Allie is not actually dead. (Amazon)

Hair Raising

Hair Raising by Kevin J. Anderson

The fur really flies when a serial scalper stalks the supernatural citizens of the Unnatural Quarter, targeting werewolves – and what’s sadder than a chrome-domed lycanthrope?

Zombie P.I. Dan Shamble is on the case, trying to stop an all-out gang war between full-time and full-moon werewolves. As he combs through the tangled clues to hunt down the bald facts, things get hairy fast. (Amazon)


This book has been recommended to me a few times, so decided to grab a copy when Amazon sent me a $5 coupon for any ebook on my wishlist. Hey, I never turn down a good deal!

Little Book of TalentLittle Book of Talent by Daniel Coyle

The Little Book of Talent is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills – your skills, your kids’ skills, your organization’s skills – in sports, music, art, math, and business. The product of five years of reporting from the world’s greatest talent hotbeds and interviews with successful master coaches, it distills the daunting complexity of skill development into 52 clear, concise directives. (Amazon)


I’ve seen this one around the blogosphere and the sample I read was awesome, so decided to take the plunge using the $5 wishlist coupon from Amazon. Didn’t realize it was good for more than one use, but I never turn down a good deal!

Girl In RedGirl in Red by Christina Henry

From the national bestselling author of Alice comes a postapocalyptic take on the perennial classic “Little Red Riding Hood”…about a woman who isn’t as defenseless as she seems. It’s not safe for anyone alone in the woods.

There are predators that come out at night: critters and coyotes, snakes and wolves. But the woman in the red jacket has no choice. Not since the Crisis came, decimated the population, and sent those who survived fleeing into quarantine camps that serve as breeding grounds for death, destruction, and disease. She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn’t look anything like the one she grew up in, the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago. (Amazon)


Another book that’s been recommend to me several times, so I used the $5 wishlist coupon since my library doesn’t have a copy.

Atomic HabitsAtomic Habits by James Clear

No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving–every day. James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. (Amazon)




All ebooks were free at the time of download, but prices may have changed.

Girl Who Sees

Girl Who Sees by Dima Zales

I’m an illusionist, not a psychic. Going on TV is supposed to advance my career, but things go wrong. Like vampires and zombies kind of wrong.

My name is Sasha Urban, and this is how I learned what I am.



Tayrn's HuntTaryn’s Hunt by Chrys Cymri

Inspector Taryn is proud of her record in the city’s police service. She might be small for a gryphon, but even the most hardened criminals have learned to fear her abilities. Now her Superintendent has given her a human male as a partner. Can Peter prove himself worthy as they investigate a series of suspicious deaths?

Taryn and Peter are characters in the urban fantasy ‘Penny White’ series. This is how they first met. (Amazon)


Amazon offered Prime Members two free books this month instead of the usual one. I signed up for the 30 day trial to take advantage of Prime Day, so figured might as well take advantage of this offer too!

What You DidWhat You Did by Claire McGowen

It was supposed to be the perfect reunion: six university friends together again after twenty years. Host Ali finally has the life she always wanted, a career she can be proud of and a wonderful family with her college boyfriend, now husband. But that night her best friend makes an accusation so shocking that nothing will ever be the same again. (Amazon)



Forgotten BonesForgotten Bones by Vivian Barz

An unlikely pair teams up to investigate a brutal murder in a haunting thriller that walks the line between reality and impossibility.

When small-town police officers discover the grave of a young boy, they’re quick to pin the crime on a convicted criminal who lives nearby. But when it comes to murder, Officer Susan Marlan never trusts a simple explanation, so she’s just getting started. (Amazon)

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