The Mountains of Instead

Championing fiction as an escape from pandemics, politics and bad TV.

In My Mailbox (#4)

In My Mailbox is a meme created and hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren with inspiration from Alea at Pop Culture Junkie. It basically give book bloggers everywhere the opportunity to share what books they have received/bought/librarised (yes, I know that librarised is not a word) over the last week. It's also responsible for my personal wish list and TBR piles growing by several dozen titles each week as I get inspired by what everyone else gets in their mailbox...
All book titles link to further info at Goodreads.

The Red Pyramid
Rick Riordan
Puffin 2010

Having really enjoyed the humour of the Percy Jackson series, I pre-ordered this a while ago and totally forgot about it so it was a lovely surprise when it arrived this week.  

Monsters of Men
Patrick Ness
Walker 2010

This is the third and final book in Ness's Chaos Walking series.  I recently reviewed The Knife of Never Letting Go (here) and The Ask and The Answer (here)  and am delighted that I left it so long to read them that I finished the second one the week Monsters of Men was released.  Reading it currently and it is just as amazing as the first two.

Rachel Ward
Chicken House 2009

I only heard about this book recently and was really pleased to then come across it in my local library.  It looks like an interesting premise and I like that it's set in London as it's a backdrop that I am familiar with.

Adele Geras
David Fickling Books 2009

I've read a couple of reviews of this and thought that it looked pretty good.  It's totally different to what I normally read so I'm curious to see how I get on with it.

Sharon Dogar
Chicken House 2007

I'd never heard of this before but was totally pulled in by the fact that Philip Pullman declares it "sensuous".  If it's good enough for him then it's good enough for me.

Life on The Refrigerator Door
Alice Kuipers
Macmillan 2008

I'd added this to my TBR list just the other day after reading a good review of it over at I Want To Read That.  Am interested in the format and also have a personal interest as a single mum (albeit to a toddler, not a teenager).

Jekel Loves Hyde
Beth Fantaskey
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

I won this in a contest hosted by The Story Siren and was terribly excited when it arrived this week as I hadn't realised it was a signed copy!  The original story of Jekyll and Hyde is one close to my heart as I was born in Edinburgh and lived there for many years.  I am really intrigued at someone basing a YA novel on it and can't wait to see how it has turned out.

Pretty pleased this week, all in all!  Looking forward to seeing what everyone else has received!


Gaby G said…
You got great books!! Enjoy your reading!
Morgan said…
Numbers and Jekel Loves Hyde looks super good! I hope you enjoy all your books.
Candace said…
Great week! Congrats on winning Jekel Loves Hyde! That one and Numbers look good!
prophecygirl said…
Great week! I really liked Dido, and have some of the others in my TBR pile. Hope you enjoy them all!
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