In My Mailbox (IMM) is weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It’s a chance for people to tell others about the books they received that week.
It’s so typical that I started this blog around the time my self-imposed book-buying ban started. I don’t actually have many books to show you that I’ve bought. Instead, I thought I’d tell you about the eGalleys I’ve received and the pre-orders (it doesn’t count if the book isn’t released yet!) I’ve made.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
John Green. What can I say? I’ve actually only read Paper Towns but I own the rest of his books and hopefully will get to read them soon.
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Jack the Ripper, ghosts, and London? Yes please! I’m hoping more young adult mysteries emerge.
Bought / Received:
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
I haven’t actually received this yet as I had to get it ordered in by my local indie bookstore. I had my eye on it for ages and so I made an exception and broke my book-buying ban. It seems like such a unique book: the storyline, the vintage photographs, and the fact it’s printed on photography paper. I could’ve bought the ebook but I think the print version is much more special.
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
Like many of you, I received Bloodlines from Penguin Books recently. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the Vampire Academy and so I can’t wait to get stuck into Bloodlines!
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
“A heartbreaking and redemptive novel about the meaning of flowers, the meaning of family, and the meaning of love.”
Prized by Caragh M. O’Brien
I have the first book, Birthmarked, although I’ve not read it yet, and so I was elated when I saw that the sequel was on NetGalley. I’ll be able to read the sequel straight after now!
The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison
“Lo … attempts to piece together the mysterious “butterfly clues,” with the unlikely help of a street artist named Flynt, Lo quickly finds herself caught up in a seedy, violent underworld much closer to home than she ever imagined”.
You Are My Only by Beth Kephart
“The riveting stories of Emmy and Sophie—alternating narratives of loss, imprisonment, and freedom regained—escalate with breathless suspense toward an unforgettable climax.”
Ashfall by Mike Mullin
“With a combination of nonstop action, a little romance, and very real science, this is a story that is difficult to stop reading and even more difficult to forget.”
Saving June by Hannah Harrington
“When her older sister commits suicide and her divorcing parents decide to divide the ashes, Harper Scott takes her sister’s urn to the one place June always wanted to go: California.”
That’s all for now!