The Mountains of Instead

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

IMM (#8)

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. All book titles link to further info at Goodreads.

Jenna Burtenshaw
Headline 2010

I can't say that I know a huge amount about this book and haven't really read any reviews on it - but it looks like fun and is on my 2010 Debut Author Challenge list.  

Paper Towns
John Green
Bloomsbury 2010

I recently read Looking for Alaska by Mr. Green and have made it my mission to read everything the man has ever written.  This is the start and I really, really cannot wait to get stuck in.

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have To Kill You
Ally Carter
Orchard 2010
I've been reading quite a lot of serious stuff about death and change and, y'know, the trials of life recently.  I wanted something fun and this looks like the perfect piece of summer reading.

Life As We Knew It
Susan Beth Pfeffer
Marion Lloyd Books 2007
A slightly older title, but it looks interesting. I've not read any YA fiction that I can think of that is post-apocolyptic and this could be interesting. I have the other two books in the series reserved at my local library so hope that this turns out to be a good start.

Are We There Yet
David Levithan
HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks 2007
I have heard only good things about David Levithan, and as he has now written a book by my new favourite, John Green I thought I should take a look at his stuff.  This looks fun, different and interesting.

So that's it for this week - I'm looking forward to spending more time reading and blogging, having finished studying until October!  Looking forward to seeing what everyone else has aquired and happy reading!


the story siren said…
awesome books this week! i hope you enjoy them all!! happy reading!
Robby said…
Paper Towns! I have that in my To-Read pile.
Also, David Levithan is fantastic.
Allison said…
Great books this week! Paper Towns was a pretty good read, hope you enjoy it!
Kathy Martin said…
You got some great books this week. I hope you enjoy all of them. Happy reading!
The Book Hour said…
Wintercraft looks really fun! :-) Hope you like them all! x
I'd love to read Wintercraft and Are We There Yet! Paper Towns is my fave by JG so far and Life As We Knew It is an excellent start to post-apocalyptic YA for you. Hope you love it!! Happy reading!
Lauren said…
I nearly bought that David Leviathan book the other day, so I'll be interested to hear what you think.

Life As We Knew It is one of my favourites, actually. But then I adore the post-apocalyptic stuff in general.

I'm liking your John Green mission. Maybe I should adopt that mission too. Good call. :D
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