April 8, 2012 by Heidi
In my mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren in which you share the books you added to your collection in the past week.
Hi friends! I had another fantastic book week (is there a bad book week?), and picked up another stack of books I’m already worried about making time for. Here’s what I picked up (as always, clicky for GoodReads):
Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery: I decided it was high time for a visit to Avonlea, it’s been too long, so I picked up an old book in a new format and am currently listening to Anne of Green Gables. It’s absolutely lovely, I’m smiling more often than not while listening, and outright laughing a good deal as well. Totally recommended for a re-read (or a first read!) of this book.
Faery Tales and Nightmares – Melissa Marr: This hold finally came in for me, and I’m so excited to tear through this collection of short stories! About half of them take place in the Wicked Lovely universe, so I’m planning to split of my Salute Your Shorts review between WL and non-WL stories.
Second Helpings – Megan McCafferty: This is the book I was most excited about getting my hands on this week. I’m literally losing sleep over Jessica Darling and Marcus Flutie, and I cannot wait to crack this one open.
Saving Francesca – Melina Marchetta: About two weeks ago I mentioned Marchetta as one of the top authors on my TBR of Shame. This week I picked up not one but two of her books, so soon I will be shameful no more!
Damned – Chuck Palahniuk: Palahniuk is one of my favorite adult authors. He’s pretty much a must-read for me, and I was pumped when I saw Damned on Overdrive without a wait list. Yoink! And get this description from the author, YA readers, because if this doesn’t make you want to read this book, nothing will: “if The Shawshank Redemption had a baby by The Lovely Bones and it was raised by Judy Blume.” And “it’s kind of like The Breakfast Club set in Hell.”
I was outrageously gleeful to hear from Wendy that I won The Midnight Garden’s blogoversary giveaway of $25 to spend at The Book Despository. Happy happy blogoversary to The Midnight Garden, and thank you so so much for the books! <3
Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta: My second Marchetta of the week, and this one’s to keep! I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about Jellicoe Road, maybe more so than any of her other books as this was the Printz book. Very excited to read it!
Daughter of the Forest – Juliet Marillier: Another book from my TBR of Shame! I’ve been wanting to read Marillier for a long time, and I’ve heard such wonderful things about this series I cannot believe I haven’t picked it up years ago.
Good Omens – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett: One of my all-time favorites! This is my second copy, as I loaned the first out years ago and am pretty sure at this point I’ll never see that again. I like to own my favorite books since I tend to reread, so happy to have this in my hands again! I owned the Neil Gaiman cover last time, so it’s fun to mix it up and have the Terry Pratchett cover now.
The Assassin and the Pirate Lord – Sarah J. Mass: So….who’s excited for Throne of Glass? This girl, for one! I saw on GoodReads that there are three prequel shorts, and as I lurv this sort of thing, I snatched the first one up (the first one’s free, the other two are 99 cents a piece).
Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Mass: Omg you guys, this book sounds sooooooooo good! After reading Grave Mercy I am all about female assassins, so I pretty much pounced all over this one on NetGalley. Thanks Bloomsbury!
The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories – Maggie Stiefvater, Tessa Gratton, and Brenna Yovanoff: So for the third time today, I am a lover of short stories, so when I saw Maggie Stiefvater tweet about The Curiosities, it immediately jumped on my radar. This is my favorite cover of any book I picked up this week too, love it! Was so happy to see it on NetGalley this week. Thanks Lerner!
Review: I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga
Top Ten Tuesday: Books to read in a day.
Salute Your Shorts: A Questionable Client by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #.5)
Waiting on Wednesday: Embers and Echoes by Karsten Knight (Wildefire #2)
Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth
Review: There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff
Review: Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews (Kate Daniels #1)
Discussion: Dehumanization: Why people dying can be funny, and animals dying never is.
That’s it for me everyone! Let me know what you got in your mailbox this week. Cheers!