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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin prepares for the holidays with Becky Bloomwood Brandon in Sophie Kinsella’s Christmas Shopaholic.

Title: Christmas Shopaholic

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Pages: 273

Publisher: The Dial Press

ISBN: 978-0593132821

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin learns about life, love, and being funny with comic Ali Wong’s Dear Girls.

Title: Dear Girls

Author: Ali Wong

Pages: 276

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 978-0525508830

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin explores the same love story at different times in life with Christina Lauren’s Twice in a Blue Moon.

Title: Twice in a Blue Moon

Author: Christina Lauren

Pages: 239

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1501197420

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin heads out on an adventure with the audio edition of L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Title: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Author: L. Frank Baum

Runtime: 4 hours, 29 minutes

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

ISBN: 978-1624062155

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin makes friends with a group of fiercely loyal outsiders in author Katie Lowe’s The Furies.

Title: The Furies

Author: Katie Lowe

Pages: 257

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

ISBN: 978-1250297891

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets a pep talk from Rachel Hollis in the audio edition of Girl, Stop Apologizing.

Title: Girl, Stop Apologizing

Author: Rachel Hollis

Runtime: 8 hours, 10 minutes

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

AISN: B07FSTP9WQ

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin meets a school full of kids with extraordinary powers in Bob Proehl’s The Nobody People.

Title: The Nobody People

Author: Bob Proehl

Pages: 441

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 978-1524798956

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin learns life lessons from a legend with Life’s Journeys According to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers.

Title: Life’s Journeys According to Mister Rogers

Author: Fred Rogers

Pages: 138

Publisher: Hachette Books         

ISBN: 978-0316493291

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on a disastrous blind date with an unlucky pair in Matt Dunn’s Then I Met You.

Title: Then I Met You

Author: Matt Dunn

Pages: 321

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1477823453

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets a pep talk from former football pro Bo Eason in There’s No Plan B for Your A-Game.

Title: There’s No Plan B for Your A-Game

Author: Bo Eason

Pages: 160

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

ISBN: 978-1250210821

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets an eerie image of the future in author Rob Hart’s The Warehouse.

Title: The Warehouse

Author: Rob Hart

Pages: 276

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 978-1984823793

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins a pair of adventurous young siblings as the climb the beanstalk in Spill the Beans by Sarah Mlynowski.

Title: Spill the Beans (Whatever After #13)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 3 hours, 16 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B07PVKH7GM

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin tours historic homes with a would-be couple in Playing House by Ruby Lang.

Title: Playing House (Uptown #1)

Author: Ruby Lang

Pages: 89

Publisher: Carina Press

AISN: B07Q5N1FSP

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins in a secret war in The Russian by Ben Coes.

Title: The Russian

Author: Ben Coes

Pages: 349

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

ISBN: 978-1250140791

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin fights to be the top mom in Manhattan with That’s What Frenemies Are For by Sophie Littlefield and Lauren Gershell.

Title: That’s What Frenemies Are For

Author: Sophie Littlefield and Lauren Gershell

Pages: 289

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 978-1984817969

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin teams up to save the world with a group of young geniuses in Jess Keating’s first Elements of Genius adventure, Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray.

Title: Nikki Tesla and the Ferret-Proof Death Ray (Elements of Genius #1)

Author: Jess Keating

Pages: 277

Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 978-1338295214

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin follows a girl as she follows her dreams in the audio edition of Puddin’ by author Julie Murphy.

Title: Puddin’ (Dumplin’ #2)

Author: Julie Murphy

Runtime: 11 hours, 9 minutes

Publisher: HarperAudio

AISN: B07CMC8KLY

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin heads to Grandma’s house with two adventurous siblings in the audio edition of Seeing Red by author Sarah Mlynowski.

Title: Seeing Red (Whatever After #12)

Author: Sarah Mlynowski

Runtime: 3 hours, 5 minutes

Publisher: Scholastic Audio

AISN: B07JVGHDS6

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin catches a flight with two desperate strangers in Carter Wilson’s The Dead Girl in 2A.

Title: The Dead Girl in 2A

Author: Carter Wilson

Pages: 310

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press

ISBN: 978-1492686033

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin looks for a book thief with a trio of young librarians in The Book Case by Dave Shelton.

Title: The Book Case (Emily Lime Mystery)

Author: Dave Shelton

Pages: 358

Publisher: Dave Fickling Books

ISBN: 978-1338323795

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin sees what kind of damage a little bit of gossip can do in Lesley Kara’s The Rumor.

Title: The Rumor

Author: Lesley Kara

Pages: 259

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 978-1984819345

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin heads under the sea for a lesson in friendship in Lisa Ann Scott’s Nixie Makes Waves.

Title: Nixie Makes Waves (Mermaids to the Rescue #1)

Author: Lisa Ann Scott

Pages: 116

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 978-1338266979

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Karl Gruber in Chicken Soup for the Soul

Jun 12, 2019

"As I was blasting through yet another one of my morning 6 mile runs down one of the rugged dirt and gravel roads of rural Hocking County in southeastern Ohio, the thought occurred to me, ‘ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things!’

 It came as no surprise to me that I should think this, as over the years of reading and studying, I had become a student of what I like to call Positive, Possibility, Power Thinking. That and the fact that I wasn’t necessarily an extraordinary runner, but I truly loved to run, especially long distances.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin searches for answers to a decades-old mystery in Catherine McKenzie’s I’ll Never Tell.

Title: I’ll Never Tell

Author: Catherine McKenzie

Pages: 375

Publisher: Lake Union Publishing

ISBN: 978-1542040358

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes a new look at an old tale in Jennifer Donnelly’s Stepsister.

Title: Stepsister

Author: Jennifer Donnelly

Pages: 342

Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 978-1338268461

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin lives through a summer of anticipation and loss with a struggling teen writer in Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak by Adi Alsaid.

Title: Brief Chronicle of Another Stupid Heartbreak

Author: Adi Alsaid

Pages: 330

Publisher: Inkyard Press

ISBN: 978-1335012555

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin goes on a dream honeymoon with two warring in-laws in Christina Lauren’s The Unhoneymooners.

Title: The Unhoneymooners

Author: Christina Lauren

Pages: 231

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 978-1501128035

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin delves deep into the world of motherhood with a couple of social media favorites in Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths by Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer.

Title: Cat & Nat’s Mom Truths

Author: Catherine Belknap and Natalie Telfer

Pages: 197

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 978-0525574910

On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin battles enemies and emotions with Juno Rushdan’s Every Last Breath.

Title: Every Last Breath (Final Hour #1)

Author: Juno Rushdan

Pages: 293

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

ISBN: 978-1492686088

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On this week’s Shelf Discovery, Kristin starts school with an anxious little girl in Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord.

Title: Because of the Rabbit

Author: Cynthia Lord

Pages: 183

Publisher: Scholastic Press

ISBN: 978-0545914246

And read Kristin's full review on NightsAndWeekends.com.

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