Sunday, August 08, 2010

In My Mailbox 7

Just a quick post today. I am back from my weeklong residential school at Bath University - but I'm still feeling quite exhausted and also finding it really difficult to get back into my normal routine. Everything seems to be a struggle so I'm easing myself back into things very, very slowly. I didn't get much reading done while I was away, but I still managed to acquire a fair amount of books! As always, IMM is hosted by The Story Siren. Also, sorry again for the very poor picture quality :(

Fallen Grace by Mary Hooper
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Lottie Biggs is (Not) Mad by Hayley Long
Lottie Biggs is (Not) Desperate by Hayley Long
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E Pearson

Here are the books that were bought these week. I went a little mad with it, if I'm honest. Luckily, I found Fallen Grace in a charity shop. And I've just finished The Adoration of Jenna Fox, having read that between lectures this past week in Bath. Having a bit of a dystopian August, to go along with Presenting Lenore's theme month... Really looking forward to all of these.

Jealousy by Lili St Crow
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares

Two of the books are the pre-stop before sending them off on book tours. (Thanks asamum) And Luisa Plaja really is just the nicest person ever, and she agreed to send me her copy of Jealousy! Thank you Luisa!

The Chosen One by Carol Lynch Williams
Nicholas Dane by Melvin Burgess
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
Twilight the graphic novel vol. 1 by Stephenie Meyer and Young Kim

And here are the books that I picked up in the library this week. Twilight: the graphic novel was a bit of an impulse selection, the others I'd seen reviews of recently around the blogging world. Looking forward to them all, for very different reasons.

Anyway, that is it for me. What did you get in your postbox this week?!


  1. just finished the chosen one and jenna fox both were awesome

  2. The Chosen One is an amazing book, and I really like Fallen Grace too.

  3. Wow awesome books this week!
    I can't wait to read your review of Forbidden, it is such a powerful book that we were all very moved by it.
    I am very jealous of all the other books *adding titles to my TBR list* :)
    Have a lovely week!
    x Caroline

  4. Luisa Plaja is a really sweet person! :D I won one of her books "Swapped by a Kiss", then emailed her with my review and expressions of how much I liked it... and she sent me some swag and a signed copy of her first book, "Split by a Kiss"!

    It was at that time that I realised that authors are really nice, and really can be quite approachable. It's amazing that so many YA authors are really connected to their fans and readers. :)

    Anyway, of all these books, I'll name my top 5 wishlist:
    The Summer I Turned Pretty
    Fallen Grace
    My Name Is Memory
    The Chosen One

    I'd love to know what you think of them. New follower!

  5. I loved My Name is Memory and I am Number Four should be awesome too. You splurged a lot this week, no? (even with the charity shop find!) Enjoy them nevertheless, am liking The Maze Runner - gold and black looks good!

  6. I really liked The Chosen One, it's not my usual kind of book but I thought it was very good. I'm really looking forward to reading I Am Number Four, I hope you enjoy it! Have a great week and happy reading :).

  7. Hi, The Chosen One and The Maze Runner sounds really good and I can't wait to read it too. I've also had Fallen Grace for a while but haven't read yet. Will soon though. Have fun reading them!

  8. Ooh, I just got My Name is Memory from the library...I can't wait to read what you think of it!

  9. I have like 6 books on my night stand waiting to be read, pluse 8 more at the library waiting for me to pick up.. The Chosen one is on my list as well... right now I am reading an adult fiction book called Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.


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