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.
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.