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Mailbox Monday

31 Jul

My mailbox looks a little like this one!Welcome to Mailbox Monday!

Mailbox Monday is a place to share all the wonderful books that have come to live in your home– including paper books, e-books and audio books.

Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia, who is now blogging at A girl and her books. When Marcia was ready to move on from being the weekly host, she was kind enough to set up the Mailbox Monday Blog Tour, August’s host is Staci at Life in the Thumb.

As for my mailbox:

Books for review:

The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina

When a notorious millionaire banker hangs himself, his death attracts no sympathy. But the legacy of a lifetime of selfishness is widespread, and the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his family.

Meanwhile, in a wealthy suburb of Glasgow, a young woman is found savagely murdered. The community is stunned by what appears to be a vicious, random attack. When Detective Inspector Alex Morrow, heavily pregnant with twins, is called in to investigate, she soon discovers that a tangled web of lies lurks behind the murder. It’s a web that will spiral through Alex’s own home, the local community, and ultimately right back to a swinging rope, hundreds of miles away.

Goodie One Shoes by Roz Siegel

A Jimmy Choo Sandal. A Manolo Blahnik mule; a Sergio Rossi slide, a Prada sliver-heeled boot. As magic as Cinderella’s glass slipper. Even when they don’t fit, they can determine your life—or end it. Emily knows these things because she owns a discount shoe store on the colorful Upper West Side of Manhattan—Emily’s Place a neighborhood hangout for shoe lovers, where customers could find a sympathetic ear, a hot cup of coffee and the perfect shoe. Unfortunately, someone has decided that a sexy stiletto-heeled shoe is an excellent murder weapon. A member of the Emily’s Place “family”—the staff of women who run the store and love the shoes in it—is murdered with a red Jimmy Choo high-heeled shoe—sharp as an ice pick, the spiked heel is embedded in her head. Emily is still reeling from the shock of her friend’s murder when a bag is shoved through her mail slot containing the mate to the shoe that was the murder weapon. Emily realizes that her store and everyone connected to it is a target and that a psycho killer is stalking them all. In fact the killer seems to particularly want Emily to suffer. She insists on working with the detective assigned to the case, Paul Murphy to find the killer—and she will do whatever it takes. It’s personal.

Repeat It Today With Tears by Anne Peile

Susanna is a secretive child, obsessed with the father she has never known and determined that one day she will find him. As an adolescent she becomes increasingly distanced from life at home with her mother and sister. When she finally discovers her father’s address and seeks him out, in the free and unconventional atmosphere of 1970s Chelsea, she conceals her identity, beginning an illicit affair that can only end in disaster.

Books I bought:

Both of these are for the Nerds Heart YA tournament!  Check back here on August 5 for my decision as to which book advances to the next round.

What Momma Left Me by Renee Watson

How is it that unsavory raw ingredients come together to form a delicious cake? What is it about life that when you take all the hard stuff and rough stuff and add in a lot of love, you still just might have a wonderful life? For Serenity, these questions rise up early when her father kills her mother, and leaves her and her brother Danny to live with their kind but strict grandparents. Despite the difficulties of a new school, a new church, and a new neighborhood, Serenity gains strength from the family around her, the new friends she finds, and her own careful optimism.

How I Made It to Eighteen by Tracy White

How do you know if you’re on the verge of a nervous breakdown?  For seventeen-year-old Stacy Black, it all begins with the smashing of a window. After putting her fist through the glass, she checks into a mental hospital.  Stacy hates it there but despite herself slowly realizes she has to face the reasons for her depression to stop from self-destructing.  Based on the author’s experiences, How I Made it to Eighteen is a frank portrait of what it’s like to struggle with self-esteem, body image issues, drug addiction, and anxiety.

I have a feeling these are going to be hard to compare!

Your turn

What came in your mailbox this week? Let me know, then go to Life in the Thumb to check out others!

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13 Comments

Posted by on July 31, 2011 in books, meme

 

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13 responses to “Mailbox Monday

  1. stacilifeinthethumb

    July 31, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    The End of the Wasp Season has me intrigued!!! Thanks for stopping by today!! Have a great week of reading! 😀

     
  2. Mystica

    July 31, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Enjoy all of them. Have a nice week.

     
  3. Sheila (Book Journey)

    July 31, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    How I made it to Eighteen sounds good. Enjoy your books!

     
  4. Jennifer Orozco

    August 1, 2011 at 12:11 am

    The End of the Wasp Season sounds really good! Hope you enjoy your reads!

     
  5. Diane@BibliophileBytheSea

    August 1, 2011 at 3:24 am

    Ohh..I’m curious about The End of Wasp Season??? enjoy

     
  6. Mary

    August 1, 2011 at 4:11 am

    These are all new to me – hope you enjoy!

     
  7. BermudaOnion

    August 1, 2011 at 4:57 am

    I’m excited about The End of the Wasp Season. The two YA books look really good as well.

     
  8. gautami tripathy

    August 1, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Wonderful mailbox. Have a great reading week. I did not received anything in my mailbox!!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/What Are You Reading?/Musings post!

     
  9. Beth(bookaholicmom)

    August 1, 2011 at 9:48 am

    These are all new to me titles. The End of the Wasp Season sounds intriguing. I hope you enjoy all your new reads.

     
  10. mary Ann Langan

    August 1, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Great week of reading ahead, enjoy!

     
  11. nomadreader

    August 1, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Hooray for Repeat It Today With Tears! I loved that one and am excited to see more about it in the U.S.

     
  12. Crystal @ I Totally Paused

    August 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I saw Goodie One Shoes on another blog a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with it right away! That shoe is enough to catch my attention 😉

     
  13. irene

    August 1, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Quite a selection, happy reading.

     

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