The Mountains of Instead

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

In My Mailbox (#5)

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.

Jellicoe Road
Melina Marchetta
Harper Teen 2010 (UK paperback)

Having heard so many people raving about this book (I mean YOU, Adele, Carla and Jenny), I decided that I had better read it immediately.  Arrived yesterday so will be getting stuck in later today.

The Iron King
Julie Kagawa
Harlequin 2010

I've wanted to read this one for ages, if only to see what the whole Team Ash/Team Puck hoo-ha is all about...

Radiant Shadows
Melissa Marr
Harper Collins 2010

I've read all the others in this series and particularly enjoyed Ink Exchange - it looks like this title returns to the world of the Dark Court so I can't wait to get into it

Kiss and Break Up
Kate Kingsley
Headline 2010

I won this in a contest hosted by Lauren at I Was A Teenage Book Geek and it looks like a whole load of fun - I love Gossip Girl-y type stuff and this looks like a British version so should be interesting and not too taxing!  Perfect summer reading.

White Cat
Holly Black
Margaret K. McElderry Books 2010

I got a voucher via Amazon for their new audio book site Audible.  They were offering one free title and so I logged on (fully expecting only older books to be available for free) and was delighted to get White Cat for nothing!  I do a lot of sewing and like to listen to something when I'm hunched over the sewing machine so this will be perfect.

I'm proper chuffed with my selection this week - now I just need to try and cool my house down enough to sit and read comfortably in the evenings (it's like a sauna in this gorgeous weather!).  Now off to peruse all of your purchases this week....


Lauren said…
Glad to hear that Kiss and Break Up arrived safely. I got Jellicoe Road last week, and then my mum came round the next day and borrowed it. So, still waiting to read that one. It sounds awesome though, especially with wonderful reviews from the bloggers you've mentioned.
Anonymous said…
Great haul! I bought Radiant Shadows a while ago and it's slowly making it's way to the top of my pile. I too am curious about the Iron King but haven't committed to it yet - look forward to seeing your thoughts on it.

Happy Reading!
prophecygirl said…
Yay for Jellicoe! I hope you love it. If you don't, please don't send us hate mail ;)
A.J. said…
Hope you like Jellicoe Road! I loved it so much. And I hope you enjoy all the other books as well. :)
Alayne said…
Looks like I'd better check out Jellicoe Road! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
bclement412 said…
I've read rave reviews for Jellicoe Road, so I hope you enjoy it! I haven't had the chance to read it yet though. Happy happy reading!
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