Saturday, April 30, 2011

In My Mailbox (April 24th-30th)

Quite a mix of books in my mailbox this week, memoir, YA, non-fiction, historical fiction, noir, mystery; it was an eclectic mix, just like my reading tastes. 

{For Review}
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes (Publishers Group Canada)
Say Her Name by Francisco Goldman (Publishers Group Canada)
Smuggled by Christina Shea (ARC) (Publishers Group Canada)
Limitless by Alan Glynn (Picador)
Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey (Thomas Allen & Sons)
The Filter Bubble by Eli Pariser (TLC Tours)
The Man Who Killed by Fraser Nixon (D&M Publishers)
God Was A Rabbit by Sarah Winman (TLC Tours)
The Ask by Sam Lipsyte (Picador)
Don't Breathe a Word by Jennifer McMahon (TLC Tours)

Matterhorn is quite the tome, it's about the Vietnam War and apparently it took the author thirty five years to write- hopefully it will take less time than that for me to read it! Say Her Name is a memoir about Goldman's wife who died while on holiday with him and the grief and responsibility he felt afterwards, it sounds incredibly powerful and despite its bleak subject matter it is a book I am really looking forward to. I've also been looking forward to Smuggled so it was cool getting an early copy, it's a novel about a young girl who was smuggled across the border to escape the Nazis. The film based on Limitless (which was originally called The Dark Fields) just came out, so I'm excited to read the book as I prefer to do that before I watch the movie.

Jekel Loves Hyde was my only YA this week which was surprising, I haven't read Fantaskey before but apparently her debut was really good so I am definitely intrigued. The Filter Bubble is a non-fiction book about the internet for an upcoming book tour, hopefully it doesn't scare me away from blogging! The Man Who Killed is a noir thriller which takes place in Montreal in the 1920s and sounds like it could have an awesome atmosphere to the novel, it's all about political corruption and smoke-filled saloons. God Was A Rabbit sounds really interesting, as does The Ask, so I can't wait to read both. I'm on the book tour for three of McMahon's books and have read and loved one already (Promise Not To Tell) so I was excited to get her latest mystery thriller, Don't Breathe a Word.

{Won}
Secrets and Shadows by Shannon Delany + Swag, including signed bookmarks by Daisy Whitney and Jennifer Brown (Thanks Lori!)

It's always exciting winning a giveaway, although in this case I won the sequel to 13 to Life and I'll definitely have to pick up the first book in the near future so I can dig into Secrets and Shadows. The swag was a wonderful surprise, autographed bookmarks!

Well that's it for me, what was in your mailbox this week?

7 comments:

  1. A great pile of books! They all seem great. Happy Reading :)
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    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  2. I have yet to read 13 to Life, though I've heard awesome things about it! :) Happy reading!

    Bella
    My Mailbox

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  3. I just finished Don't Breathe a Word just a few days ago. I won't have the review up until May 16, but in a nutshell it was awesome and creepy. It was the first book I read of hers, and I will definitely be looking for her others.

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  4. Looks like a great haul. Happy reading!

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  5. Great lot! I bought Jekyll & Hyde quite awhile ago and need to read it. Happy Reading :)

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  6. Great books! I've been meaning to read 13 To Life as well!

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  7. I haven't read 13 to life either but I have secrets and shadows.

    Looks like you have some good books

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