Monday, August 4, 2014

Monday Mailbox

I've been gone for almost a month so the books piled up in my absence. I love having book packages to open when I get home. It somehow makes the unpacking a little less tedious. This past month's mailbox arrivals:

The Future for Curious People by Gregory Sherl came from Algonquin Paperbacks.

If you knew your romantic future, would that change your relationships? I am very much looking forward to this inventive tale about two people who meet while checking out their futures with other people.

The Lost Tribe of Coney Island by Claire Prentice came from New Harvest.

Sometimes history is stranger than fiction as this book about a tribe from the Philippines who were a big hit in a Coney Island freak show will likely show.

2 A. M. at the Cat's Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino came from Crown.

A novel about jazz, love, and hope, this one sounds fantastic.

Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera came from St. Martin's Press.

About two women irrevocably changed by the Sri Lankan civil war and how they come to be connected, this should be an important read.

Small Blessings by Martha Woodruff came from St. Martin's Press.

I do so love books set in academia and this one promises to be a great romp.

Sweetness #9 by Stephan Eirik Clark came from Little, Brown.

Satire about the food industry and artificial sweeteners? What could be tastier?

The Curse of Van Gogh by Paul Hoppe came from Spark Press.

For some reason, I am attracted to books about art heists and this fictional account is no different.

Lighthouse Island by Paulette Jiles came from William Morrow.

About a young girl striking out for Lighthouse Island at some point in the dystopian future, I am curious to read this one because I think I'd head for the water too.

Wild Within by Melissa Hart came from Lyons Press.

A book about love and rescuing owls, this appeals to my animal softie side.

The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith came from Harper.

The cover initially drew me to this one (water, doncha know) but the story sounds enticing too.

Ready to Wed by Cindi Madsen came from me.

With a wedding planner jilted at the altar herself, this one looks like good, frothy fun.

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


  1. Except for Lighthouse Island, these are all "new to me" --enjoy

  2. The St. Martin's Press books do look inviting as do all your books. Enjoy/!
    Book Dilettante

  3. I'm looking forward to trying out Sweetness #9. I've been waffling about Cat's Pajamas, but I'll probably try it and see how it shakes out.


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