Hothouse Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire by Margot Berwin came from Marsha for my unbirthday month.
I have the complete opposite of a green thumb and yet I can never resist books that deal with exotic plants. Rare plants locked in a laundromat? A main character who has the chance to see and learn about these plants but blows her opportunity, thereby setting out on a journey into the jungle? I may be an easy sell, but there's everything enticing about this premise, don't you think?
Dune Road by Jane Green came from Marsha for my unbirthday month.
I do, unashamedly admit I enjoy chick lit. And Jane Green writes it beautifully. Add in a tale that includes a reclusive writer and it's a sure thing this was going to find its way into my library at some point.
The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan came from Linda for my unbirthday month.
I have seen so many good reviews of this one that I just couldn't resist. It was glowingly mentioned to me this summer by a lovely member of my summer book club who passed away this week and I had told her I definitely wanted to read it. I'm sure I will think of her as I turn its pages.
The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnsoncame from Linda for my unbirthday month.
What's not enticing about a woman who receives a book with faint diary entries in the margin written by a woman many centuries ago? I would totally go off to try and track down more of the story too. And since that's not a reality in my life, I'm glad to have this book now in order to do it vicariously though its pages instead.
Best Intentionswas a contest win at J. Kaye's Book Blog.
A thriller about marriage. No, really. Should make for some interesting reading. And I have read and enjoyed earlier Listfield novels so I'm curious to see if my older self still likes her style.
The Kids Are All Right by Amanda Welchcame from Jenny for my unbirthday month.
A memoir of kids orphaned in their teens and their subsequent lives, this appeals to me for morbid reasons. Plus I like memoirs and anything quirky gives a memoir a leg up in my book.
Swish by Joel Derfnercame from Jenny for my unbirthday month.
I saw this in Shelf Awareness and clicked through to the author's website. He's funny. I mean really funny. So I e-mailed him and told him that if he was as funny in the book as on his site, I would definitely need his book. He tells me he's even funnier. And then Jenny sent me the book so I didn't have to wait to get it until the book buying freeze is over. Yippee!
The Recipe Club by Andrea Israel and Nancy Garfinkelcame from Caitlin at FSB Associates.
I love food and I love epistolary novels. Epistolary novels that include recipes are just the pinnacle of that love affair so of course this will be the book for me.
As always, if you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit Marcia at The Printed Page and enjoy seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.