In My Mailbox (15): Or when things get out of hand.

This image makes me miss spring time and the smell of flowers and days before my mailbox broke into two pieces. Also, it makes me want to hole up in a Dutch windmill and do nothing but read.

Welcome to this week’s installment of In My Mailbox, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It’s a weekly look at everything received for review, purchased, or picked up at the library.

The Cybils? Full swing ahead, baby. But I also got a nice box and envelope of 2011 preview titles from Simon and Schuster. I also got my nookcolor, which I am already in love with. More on that later.

For review:

10 Miles Past Normal by Francis O’Roarke Dowell: This is her first teen novel (she’s written a number of middle grade titles). The cover of this one is after my own heart.

Choker by Elizabeth Woods: A thriller!

Darkness Becomes Her by Kelly Keaton: A story where New Orleans is rebuilt and reimagined? Yes please.

All three of these came together in an envelope with a cube of paper featuring the covers on four of the sides and a “2011 Debut Titles” logo on the forth. I love it so much I took it to work just to look at it.

Girl Saves Boy by Steph Bowe: This one’s out of Australia and it’s by a teen author. It’s about coincidences and growing up and lawn gnomes. I finished it last week, and I’ll be really interested to see how it might be made a little stronger when it launches in the US through Egmont.

Runaway Storm by D. E. Knobbe: A boy takes on his own to kayak the Canadian wilderness.

Survivor’s Leave by Robert Sutherland: Looks like a war story of some kind.

Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins: I’ve been meaning to read this one for a while, so, this was a nice gift.

I Am Nuchu by Brenda Stanley: I don’t know much about this one, but I know it’s one of Westside Books’s later 2010/early 2011 offerings.

Ghosts of Ashbury High by Jaclyn Moriarty: Forth in the series, and it’s supposedly a gothic novel…which you know how I feel about.

Rhythm and Blues by Jill Murray: Cecil Castellucci is blurbed on the cover, which already makes me excited.

Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson: I didn’t like the first one. I know that pretty much makes me satan but I’m pretty okay with that.

8th Grade Super Zero by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich: This is the longest author name I have ever typed in my life.

After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick: Loved the first one so I’m excited to see this story continue.

The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer: A mystery!

Sellout by Ebony Joy Wilkins: A story about race and being “inauthentic.”

I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan: I read this one last week and really, really liked it. Review will be up shortly!

Life, After by Sarah Darer Littman: I know this one has to do with a foreign country in South America.

The Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell: The audiobook! I think this one will be hilarious. You know, for when I’m don reading Cybils titles.

Fallout by Ellen Hopkins: Last book in her Kristina series.

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst: A funny story, I believe aimed at the middle grade.

Kat, Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis: A magical story set in London for middle grade.

Freefall by Mindi Scott: I’ve read this one, and you’ll be hearing about it (and Mindi!) soon.

The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott: I’ve read this one, and I haven’t reviewed it here purposely. I’ll leave it to that.

Nothing Like You by Lauren Strasnick: Read and reviewed here.

Crossing the Tracks by Barbara Stuber: A historical fiction that looks pretty good!

Forget You by Jennifer Echols: High intensity romance? Yes please.

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden: Read and reviewed it here.

Nothing by Janne Teller: Read this one, and it made me want to drink.

Every Little Thing in the World by Nina de Gramont: Read and reviewed here.

Sweet, Hereafter by Angela Johnson: This one’s gotten a lot of attention. It’s the third in her “Heaven” trilogy.

Lifted by Wendy Toliver: Read this one, too!

Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams: Read this book in verse and reviewed it here.

After the Kiss by Tera McVoy: Read this. Also a book in verse with alternating voices.

Perfect Shot by Debbie Rigaud: One of the Simon Pulse romantic comedies.

Change of Heart by Shari Maurer: This one sounds a bit like In a Heartbeat.

The Girl Next Door by Selene Castrovilla: Something about grown up decisions and I think heartbreak.

Scars by Cheryl Rainfield: Read and reviewed this one here.

Something Terrible Happened on Kenmore by Marci Stillerman: Historical murder in 1930s Chicago.

Stringz by Michael Wenberg: This one’s got a backdrop of music and performance.

The Summer I Got a Life by Mark Fink: The main character had a bad summer. It changed his life.

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  1. says

    Just finished writing my IMM and I didn't even bother including all the Cybils titles. Too many to write and way too may to find covers for! Props to you!

  2. says

    @Amanda it was mostly a record to myself so *I* knew what I was thinking when I got the books. You know, so I could decide which ones I wanted to hurry and read and which ones I would kind of…read when forced.

  3. says

    WOW….so many great books! Losing Faith, Choker, Forget you and the title " Girl saves boy" sounds so interesting! Enjoy them all:)
    Here is my Mailbox

    And don't forget to check out my giveaway, ending on Nov 30th and open internationally, here!

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