Saturday, October 1, 2011

In My Mailbox (63)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren to share what books you received for review, purchased, or checked out from the library during the past week.

For review:

Crossed by Ally Condie

I received this as part of an ARC tour from Around the World Tours. I have already finished it and I thought it was pretty good but I liked Matched more in the end.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

I received this through the Amazon Vine program.  I don't know much about the book but I am looking forward to reading it.

Tempest by Julie Cross

I am interested in reading this book because of the time travel aspect and the male protagonist (still I think the cover would probably draw more girls to read it than guys). It isn't available till January but I requested it from NetGalley.

How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr

This is another book I requested from NetGalley. I think it sounds like a really good emotional story.

The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott

I really want to read this one because it is historical fiction and it is set on the Titanic. With the 100th anniversary approaching this is just the kind of book I'm in the mood for.  I am glad that I received a copy for review.

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

I was also surprised to receive a copy of The Language of Flowers. I have been wanting to read it with all the good reviews it has received.

From the library:

Come Sunday by Isla Morley

I have been interested in reading this book since it was published but I just now got around to checking it out (though I've got tons of other library books checked out!). I think the story sounds really moving.

Annie Freeman's Fabulous Traveling Funeral by Kris Radish

My book group might be reading this in November so I thought I'd get a head start. I've heard that Kris Radish is a good writer and I certainly love the title.

These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner

I think this story based on the author's ancestor and frontier life in Arizona sounds really fascinating.


  1. i hadn't seen the dressmaker before! can't wait to read your review :)

  2. I can't wait to read your review of Crossed. I am reading it next. Tempest also is on my TBR list. Enjoy all your books!

  3. I really wanted to get The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer through Vine because of all the good buzz around it; I was able to get Tempest though and hopefully that will be good. Great mailbox for you!

  4. How to Save a Life is AMAZING. you will looove it--i hope. i know i did!

    check out what i got in my mailbox!

  5. Hmmm glad you liked Crossed but you aren't the 1st person to say Matched was better :( I finished Mara last week & loved it, so different then what's out there. Tempest sounds interesting, I <3 time travel!!

  6. Tempest looks really good and now I wish we have something like Amazon Vine in Canada. Happy reading!

  7. i am in love with the cover of tempest. FANTASTIC mailbox :)


  8. I'm curious to see where Crossed is going to take the story--happy reading!

  9. Mara Dyer! Super popular this week this one huh! I got it too and i can't wait to get into it!

    Xpresso Reads
    P.S. I've also got a new giveaway on my blog for Remembrance if you want to enter.

  10. Really awesome IMM this week! Enjoy all of your new books and have a great weekend!

    Stop by and see my IMM & enter in my two new giveaways. I'm giving away 12 books and a swag pack!

    Hippies, Beauty, and Books. Oh My!

  11. Crossed, Mara, AND!!! Hope you enjoy.

    Check out my IMM:

  12. wow, quite the eclectic collection! I haven't heard of some of these so am looking forward to your reviews!

    Here's my IMM!

  13. I am really looking forward to starting Tempest! I hope it's good. Mara Dyer is amazing! I hope you enjoy it. :)

  14. The Dressmaker sounds like a great historical read...and I've read nothing but praises for Mara :)

    Hope you enjoy them all, Christina! :D


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