Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Mailbox

It's been like Christmas in April this past week here. And the kiddo who celebrates his birthday this month is a little disgruntled that I've gotten all the gifts so far! ::grin:: This past week's mailbox arrivals:

Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff came from Harper and TLC Book Tours for a blog tour.

How could you not be attracted to a book about a dangerous rescue mission to pluck downed men off a Greenland glacier during WWII and the corresponding modern day hunt to find the rescue plane's wreckage? I've already finished reading this one.

Float by JoeAnn Hart came from Ashland Creek Press.

Friends know that I am a complete sucker for any book with water on the cover or dealing with a lake, ocean, river, etc. So a funny novel about the ways in which we are destroying our oceans could hook me in so many different ways.

Letters From Skye by Jessica Brockmole came from Ballantine Books.

Epistolary novels make my heart sing. And letters from the time of both world wars, love, and secrets just make this one that much more enticing.

The Middlesteins by Jami Attenberg came from Grand Central Publishing.

A woman obsessed with food, her husband who leaves her, and their grown children who want to fix everything that's gone wrong, this is definitely appealing.

Schroder by Amity Gaige came from Twelve.

A story about the seven days in which a father kidnaps his daughter, this one should be completely intense.

The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern came from William Morrow.

I like Ahern's novels and this one about a woman who is harassed by Life in the form of a sloppy man sounds very entertaining.

The Repeat Year by Andrea Lochen came from Berkley.

I've wanted a do-over on occasion but I'm not so sure I'd want an entire year to do over as is the case in this fun looking novel.

Replacement Child by Judy L. Mandel came from Seal Press.

A memoir written by a woman who was conceived as a replacement child after one older sister was killed and another badly burned when a plane crashed into their home, this could be tough to read but definitely interesting nonetheless.

Topsy by Michael Daly was a contest win from WNBA-Charlotte.

As macabre as a book about an elephant who was electrocuted at Coney Island sounds (and this is non-fiction, incidentally), this tale of circuses and elephants and electricity should prove fascinating.

If you'd like to see the marvelous goodies in other people's mailboxes, make sure to visit MariReads as she is hosting this month's Mailbox Monday and have fun seeing how we are all doing our part to keep the USPS and delivery services viable.


  1. They all look good to me! You'll have a tough time deciding which one to read first.

  2. I'm curious about The Repeat Year. Hope you enjoy them all!

  3. Some great titles in your mailbox.

  4. Replacement Child sounds both interesting and heart wrenching. I received Letters From Skye also. Books that involve letters or journals always catch my attention.

  5. Nice mailbox...ENJOY!!!

    I have The Middlesteins on my shelf for a while, but haven't read it.

    I received Letters from Skye as well. That part of Scotland is awesome along with its citizens.

    I just got back in to town and missed all the fun. Going to try to visit everyone...better late than never I guess. :)

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  6. I love the sound of Letters from Skye - thanks for highlighting it!

  7. Argh...once again Kristen, I stop by your blog and I fill up my reserve quota at the library! I have to stop by her more often!

  8. Argh...once again Kristen, I stop by your blog and I fill up my reserve quota at the library! I have to stop by her more often!


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