Saturday, May 28, 2011

In My Mailbox (May 15th-28th 2011)

I was away last weekend and didn't get a chance to post my mailbox so you get two weeks worth today! Actually though, the last two weeks have been pretty calm which is definitely a good thing as I have a billion books (only a slight exaggeration) to read as it is. Definitely looking forward to all of these ones though.

May 15th-21st
{For Review}
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (Scholastic Canada)
Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay (Random House Canada)
The London Train by Tessa Hadley (ARC) (TLC Tours)

Really excited for all of these, Ashes is a YA dystopia that's supposed to be fantastic, while Alone in the Classroom is new Canadian Fiction. The London Train is for an upcoming book tour, and although it is an ARC isn't that cover gorgeous?

Divergent by Veronica Roth

I read the first 100 pages of Divergent online and got SO hooked, combine that with the fact that I've only seen rave reviews and I knew it was time to order my copy. Then I had to wait for it to arrive anxiously. Totally worth the wait though, this is easily one of my new favourite books. I'll be reviewing it soon.

May 22nd-28th
{For Review}
Awaken by Katie Kacvinsky (Thomas Allen & Sons)

I am SO excited for Awaken, I just love my YA dystopia and this one- a love story set in a world where everyone communicates via computers instead of in person- definitely has a creepy and believable premise.

The Sack of Bath by Adam Fergusson

To be honest, I didn't really know what The Sack of Bath was about when I pre-ordered it several months ago. I just knew it was by a publisher, Persephone, that I'd been hearing really great things about and it was available for $1 (I think that was a mistake as other ones are around $19) so I hit buy. It actually has a lot of black and white photos instead to accompany the text... still not completely sure what it is about but I will definitely be finding out more in the future.

What was in your mailbox this week? Or in your suitcase, if you went to BEA in which case I am insanely jealous! I'm hoping I can maybe make it in 2013...


  1. I've read Divergent and Awaken and gave 5 stars to both but Awaken is definitely my favourite of the two. I really need to buy a copy of it so I read it again! I liked Awaken's world more because it was definitely a world I could see myself living in!
    BTW, very jealous that you have Ashes, Ashes!

    ComaCalm's Corner

  2. The only thing I can tell you about Divergent is that it's amazing! I couldn't stop reading it. It got kind of blah past the middle,but maybe it was because I was tired of reading it non stop.

    Check out my IMM:

  3. Awesome choice to buy Divergent!Loved it

  4. Divergent is a definite page turner! I hope you enjoy it as much as me! Awaken looks really good as well! Nice IMM :)

  5. The cover for the London Train is gorgeous. Your blog always makes me want to go out and order heaps of books, like you thought I already have a big stack waiting to be read. Alone in the Classroom look interesting I might look into it a little more. I am currently reading The Slap which is an Australian novel, I am really enjoying it at the moment.

  6. I got Awaken and Divergent this week too! So excited!


Your comments make my day!