Sunday, December 18, 2011

In My Mailbox (70)

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:

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

I am a fan of Jennifer Lynn Barnes's Raised By Wolves series so when I was offered the chance to review this through the Amazon Vine program, you can bet I was thrilled! I've already finished the book (it was pretty good though I like the wolf series better) and my review is here.

The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey

I also got this through the Amazon Vine program. It is a retelling of Jane Eyre set in Scotland during the 1950s and 60s. So far it is pretty good.

A Walk Across the Sun by Corban Addison

I first saw this in a Shelf Awareness newsletter and I am glad I was able to get an ARC for review because it sounds like such a moving story. 


All is Bright by Sarah Pekkanen

While I don't usually read short stories, I am a fan of Sarah Pekkanen and I was looking for something holiday-ish to read. 

Love, Accidentally by Sarah Pekkanen

This is a companion short story to All is Bright and if you read the first short story, you definitely should read this to get closure on the story.

Haunting Violet by Alyxandra Harvey

I like the Drake Chronicles so hopefully I will enjoy this one too. The synopsis reminds me of both The Vespertine and Clarity.

Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

I decided to buy this when it was a Kindle Daily Deal. I've heard that this book is good for book discussions so I thought I'd try it.

The Heroine's Bookshelf by Erin Blakemore

I saw an excellent review of this by Lydia of The Lost Entwife so I decided that I needed to own it. I love Jane Austen and liked the Little House books as a child. The author also writes about Anne of Green Gables and other books I've enjoyed. I look forward to reading this next month.

From the library:

Legend by Marie Lu

Since I have heard so many good things about this book I have rather high expectations. It is definitely one I will be reading soon because I want to finish it by the end of the year. We'll see if it makes it onto my Best of 2011 list...

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler

This is another one I've been wanting to read for awhile, mostly because it will be a flashback to my own teen years (minus the FaceBook part of course). 

Little Women and Me by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

I am currently reading Little Women and I like the idea of this book where the modern protagonist finds herself in the book and tries to change what happens in the story.

The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon

I haven't read any of the Lord John books but I did like Outlander. This book features Jamie and I believe it takes place between Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. While I haven't read the entire series yet, I have read those so I should be okay with reading this book.


  1. A Walk Across The Sun looks really good. I can't wait to get my hands on it. Legend was also a very good read! I hope that you enjoy your new books!

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  2. I haven't heard of most of these books, but they all sound interesting. I really need to start the Outlander series, though. :-)

  3. ohh they all look so good, Christina! I've heard excellent things about LEGEND.

  4. Your mailbox is pure awesomeness! I want to read all those books :-)

  5. I NEED The Future of Us! :P Happy reading!

  6. Loved Legend. It is amazing. Hope you enjoy it! Happy Reading!
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  7. Lots of great books this week! Mudbound looks interesting, and Legend was really good!

    Hope you enjoy them all :D

  8. Lots of great books--and we have a few in common! I sort of shamelessly begged for a copy of A Walk Across the Sun at ALA way back in June... I've been holding off reading it, so I can't wait to start! I also just bought Pekkanen's two short stories, but I haven't read them yet. I will soon! (Maybe today?)

    I just bought Legend at a local thrift store, so I'm interested to hear how you like it since we seem to have similar tastes; I hear such great things about it.

    Happy reading!


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