Saturday, July 23, 2011

In My Mailbox (39)

 In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. The books you share do not have to be ones you actually received in the mail. They can be ones you bought at the book store, checked out at the library, or downloaded to your e-reader. The idea is just to share what's on your TBR pile for the upcoming week.

This was another prolific book week for me.

For Review:
Broetry by Brian McGackin

Cut by Patricia McCormick

When Life Gives You O.J. by Erica S. Perl
Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter 
I actually got to meet Aimee today at Carrie Harris's book launch party for Bad Taste in Boys (pictures and recap to come soon!) and she was gracious enough to sign it for me since I'll be in Germany during her event on August 5th:

Purchased at my library's used book store:

A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan
Lush by Natasha Friend
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Schooled by Gordon Korman
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Replay by Sharon Creech
The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
Tree of Freedom by Rebecca Caudill
How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell

Library Loot:


Story of a Girl by Sara Zarr
Sovay by Celia Rees
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Nick of Time by Ted Bell
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi
After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

I went a little crazy with the audiobooks this week because I'm leaving for Germany on Friday and I wanted to load a bunch of books on my iPhone so I have stuff to keep me occupied.

Picture books:
The Bear Who Shared by Catherine Rayner
A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story by Audrey Vernick, illustrated by Don Tate
Jimi Sounds Like a Rainbow: A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix by Gary Golio, illustrated by Javaka Steptoe

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Ohhhh, you got Broetry, yay!!!!! I hope you like it as much as I did.

    Awesome mailbox this week. The Outsiders is my all-time favorite novel. Speak is amazing, of course, as is Shel Silverstein, and The Goddess Test was also really good. Happy reading!

  2. Yeah, not long after I commented on your review, Eric from Quirk Books emailed me and asked me if I'd like a review copy. Well, duh! :) Can't wait to read it!

  3. Awesome mailbox!! I loved The Goddess Test! I love your signed copy! Enjoy!

  4. You got a ton of books this week. This is crazy. I have a few weeks like this and a know one is coming soon because August is my birthday month - a great excuse to go overboard.

    I've not heard of Broetry before, but it is going on my wishlist. It sounds exactly like something I would like to read.

    Have fun on your trip and safe travels.


  5. Great set! Congrats on the signed Goddess Test. I really enjoyed that book. I've always wanted to read Al Capone Does My Shorts too.
    My IMM

  6. You have a nice list of books in your mailbox this week. Congrats on the book signing, that was really nice of her.
    Happy Reading,
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  7. I love The Hatchet. It was one of my favorite books growing up. The Outsiders too.

  8. Great book haul! I love your signed copy of The Goddess Test! I really enjoyed that one and I hope you do, too!

    Happy reading (and listening!)!

  9. Three of my favorite audiobooks in your loot! After Tupac, Ship Breaker, and Dairy Queen (which I just finished!). Enjoy those!