Saturday, August 13, 2011

In My Mailbox (41)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. 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.

While I was in Germany, I had the privilege of visiting with Lenore Appelhans and her husband Daniel Jennewein in Frankfurt (recap of our splendid time here).
Before I left their house, I ended up having to rearrange my suitcase because she sent me on my way with these 8 books to take home with me:
Dangerous Neighbors by Beth Kephart
You Wish by Mandy Hubbard
Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
Possum Summer by Jen K. Blom
The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey
The Predicteds by Christine Seifert
The Red Umbrella by Christina Gonzalez
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin

Thanks again Lenore! You are made of awesome! 

Books I bought in Germany:
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
I have no delusions that I'll actually be able read these books, but I just like having them on the shelves. I know some German, so maybe the drawings in Diary of a Wimpy Kid will help me figure out what I'm reading.  The Hunger Games, however, would probably take me a lifetime to figure out.

Check out my larger post about my trip to a German book store.

From Netgalley:
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Super excited for this one! It was my Waiting on Wednesday pick a few weeks ago.
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen
I love Carl Hiaasen's middle grade books. I was all agog to see he has a new one coming out. How can you not love his book covers?

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder

I went to Borders to mourn and I bought a couple books:
Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
I was very excited to get the special edition paperback cover, but in a hardcover!

From my library's used book store:
The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-fu Cavemen from the Future by George Beard and Harold Hutchins
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Strange Tales by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bad Kitty Vs.Uncle Murray by Nick Bruel
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 by Joan w. Blos
Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick
Howliday Inn by James Howe
Firewing by Kenneth Oppel
Magyk by Angie Sage
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Library Loot:
Vincent Van Gogh and the Colors of the Wind by Chiara Lossani, illustrated by Octavia Monaco
Diego Rivera: His World and Ours by Duncan Tonatiuh

Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jenkins, illustrated by Vicky White
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems

Twosomes: Love Poems from the Animal Kingdom by Marilyn Singer, illustrated by Lee Wildish
Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love by Pat Mora

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. Oh, wow, you got a ton of awesome books this week, Beth! I really want the special edition of Delirium. Enjoy :D

  2. Lots of great books this week! I love the new cover for Delirium and I just downloaded Wanderlove from netgalley about five minutes ago. Can't wait to read it! I hope that you enjoy your new books!


  3. Great set! So cool that you met Lenore!!! I'm excited to read Small Town Sinners. And I love the new Delirium cover.
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  4. Wow, you had a great bookish week! YAY to lenore, that is super sweet. Too funny about not being able to read the books, I would totally do that too (though I know NO German at all).

  5. Wow you got a ton of books! Small Town Sinners sticks out the most to me. I will hopefully be getting that book soon!

  6. Oh wow... That's like the hugest list ever. How will you read them all? I'm sort of torn over Wanderlove. Don't know if it's really my kind of read... on the other hand it's been getting so many great reviews and I've been reading books I wouldn't normally pick up and enjoying them a lot. Decisions, decisions.

  7. Thats like... a lot of books!

    The Predicteds and All These Things I've Done are so high on my list!

    The german Hunger Games is totally gorgeous! Wow!

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  8. wow! awesome collection of books this week. i really want to get my hands on all these things i've done. enjoy :)

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  9. WHOA. TONS of fabulous books you got there!! I so want to read Delirium! I've heard awesome things about it. I've read Chasing Brooklyn. It's really good. I hope you enjoy the mountains of books you got, haha! Happy reading. :)

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  10. Love the German books! Hope you had a fab time there, by the way.

    Aren't used book sales amazing? I love going to mine.

    Enjoy your books!

  11. Great IMM! I hope you had a great time while you were in Germany. Enjoy!

    Win an ARC of The Predicteds by Christine Seifert

  12. ohmygosh such great books! I've been *dying* to read All These Things I've Done, and I got Wanderlove from NG as well, can't wait to read it :)

  13. I love that you got HG in German! :) Hope you enjoy all your new books!

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  14. All These Things I've Done! Lucky!

  15. I'm pretty sure you'll love The Hunger Games. That book is simply amazing. I also love the German cover.

    Take a look at what's in my mailbox!

  16. CHASING BROOKLYN is a beautifully written novel in verse. Ms. Schroeder ties in characters from her first novel, I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME to ease the grief that the main characters are suffering.
    Brooklyn was Lucca's girlfriend. She has been struggling with her grief over Lucca's senseless death for an entire year. Nico is Lucca's brother. He, too, has been torn apart by the loss of Lucca, but for different reasons.