Saturday, November 19, 2011

In My Mailbox 19NOV11

In My Mailbox, Hosted by The Story Siren
From the Library:
I went a little bit overboard, checking out a lot of great looking books! First up is Alexandra Robbins' The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth, a Goodreads Choice Nominee for Best Non-Fiction. While I probably won't review it on my blog (as I try to focus mostly on YA), I have high hopes as I loved her previous books Pledged and The Overachievers

Next up is a collection of Kate Beaton's hilarious cartoons, titled Hark! A Vagrant. I've read some of her cartoons but am excited to read all that is contained in this book.

Fangirl squee! Finally the third book in the Beka Cooper trilogy is out (it was actually released about a month ago but I wasn't aware). One of the hardest parts of being a Pierce fan is the LONG waits in between books. Luckily if you've never read a Pierce book, you have a great backlist waiting on you-start with the Alanna books.
As I was browsing for another book, I happened to see this one on the shelves and couldn't believe my luck. Shades of Milk and Honey, an Austen-esque fantasy novel, sounds right up my alley. Can't wait to dive into this one!
I've been following Tess Hilmo's blog for a while and have seen the high praise With a Name Like Love has received so of course I wanted to give it a read. My hold finally arrived this week.
I needed another book to round out the second of my trips to the library (yes there were two this week) so I was browsing the shelves and, while looking for a Julie James book, came across the Henry James section (vastly different!) I debated between this and The Turn of the Screw, as both are short but this got the nod as I adore the excellent adaptation, titled The Heiress and starring Olivia de Havilland and Montgomery Clift (highly recommended film).

From Amazon Vine:
I requested two amazing looking 2012 YA debuts this week (they should arrive on Monday but I want to post about them this week as I don't know if I'll do IMM next week).
First up is Article 5; I have no idea what to expect from this but I figured it was worth a shot.
Then we have The Gathering Storm, paranormal historical fiction set in Russia is a very unique premise so it will be interesting to see how Bridges pulls it off.

Last, but certainly not least is another 2012 debut that I was lucky enough to win through Firstreads. Another book about which I have no expectations but hopefully will end up enjoying.

So that's my haul. How did everyone else do this week?


  1. Most of these titles are new to me. I hope you enjoy them all!

  2. I hope Article 5 and The Gathering Storm are in the leftovers newsletter on Tuesday because they both look awesome!

    And also The Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth looks really good. Yay nonfiction!!

  3. I got The Gathering Storm this week too. I want to read The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth. Shades of Milk and Honey looks like it could be interesting too.

  4. Great IMM! I've been meaning to start reading one of Tamora Pierce's books as I've heard wonderful things about them!
    Enjoy your new books and happy reading :)

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  5. The first book looks like such fun!

    Hope you enjoy them all! Happy reading :)

  6. I love going overboard in the library though half the time I end up returning them without reading!

  7. Great set! I really enjoyed Geeks - as well as her previous books. I can't wait to read Gathering Storm. Enjoy!
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  8. Under the Never Sky has an amazing cover! I love the colors. Article 5 looks great as well. New follower. Love your background:) Makes me want to party.
    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction
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  9. I've heard only great things about Tamora Pierce I should read some of her books soon! I also have Article 5 on my shelf I'm really excited to get to it!

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  10. I want to read Article 5 too! I hope you enjoy it :)
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