Monday, June 27, 2011

Mailbox Monday: June edition

I originally decided to do Mailbox Monday posts monthly as I do enough weekly memes and I wanted to leave Monday's free for other things. I am thinking however that maybe I should do it weekly because then I could be more in denial of how many books it is that are coming into my house!

Mailbox Monday is on tour and for June it is being hosted at The Bluestocking Guide. Head over there to share your links, or to see what everyone else has posted about this week.


Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli - I won this as part of Armchair BEA and I was very glad to get my first choice which was this book.

The Making of a Gentleman by Shana Galen - Jenny from Jenny Loves to Read sent me this to read. I read the first book in the trilogy a while ago and whilst I wasn't blown away with it, I did really like the concept so I will give this one a go.


Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn - I was out for lunch with some of the ARRA girls and we visited the specialty romance store in Melbourne, and I couldn't leave without buying something. I read this and it started a Julia Quinn reading jag!

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks - I went and saw Geraldine Brooks speak a few weeks ago and wanted to get a book signed so I had to buy it first!

The Katyn Order by Douglas W Jacobson - There was a mix up for a blog tour which meant I didn't get this book when I was meant to. However I really wanted to read it, so ended up buying it myself.

Unveiled by Courtney Milan - There's been a lot of buzz about this novella. I haven't read the other connected books to this one, but I will.


The Debutante's Dilemna by Elyse Mady, Friendly Fire by Megan Hart, Demon's Fall by Karalynn Lee and The Twisted Tale Stormy Gale by Christine Bell were all free downloads from Carina Press last week.

The Ex Boyfriend's Handbook by Matt Dunn and Dating Mr December by Philippa Ashley are both supposed to be fun reads, which sounded perfect to me at the time.


One Good Reason by Sarah Mayberry - I have read a couple of this author's books this year, so I grabbed this one when I saw it.

The Wind Up Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi - Heard lots of good things about this one.

The Very Thought of You by Rosie Alison - This was nominated for the Orange Prize so should hopefully be a good read.

City of Promise by Beverly Swerling - I have really enjoyed all the other books in this series, so the chance to read the final book was one that I couldn't pass up!

Grave Sight graphic novel - I have read the series that this is based on, so thought I would see how the graphic novel version was.

Accidents of Providence by Stacia Brown - I have read quite a few books set in the court of Charles II, but not a lot about what happened during the time of Charles I.

For review

The Orchard by Jeffrey Stepakoff - I read Fireworks over Toccoa by this author a couple of years ago.

Sylvester by Georgette Heyer - I always feel as though I should have read more Heyer!


  1. What a very eclectic mailbox you have Marg! I also received Sylvester by Georgette Heyer and am really looking forward to reading it, she has such a great sense of humor!

    Enjoy your new reads and have a great week!

  2. Wow- what a great group of books! I got Accidents of Providence as well.

  3. That's a lot of books! :) I'm looking forward to reading your opinions on both Caleb's Crossing and The Windup Girl. I've been thinking of reading those two.

    And a Heyer book is always a good read! :)

  4. I'm a huge Heyer fan and Sylvester is one of my favourites! Hope you enjoy it! Also, I just started reading Julia Quinn's books and have loved what I've tried so far - only problem is that my library doesn't catalogue trade paperbacks so I have no idea which titles they have or where they're at. So frustrating!

  5. I also have The Wind-Up Girl and Radio Shangri-La and am looking forward to reading both of them. My husband has recently shown an interest in The Wind-Up Girl, so he will probably get it before I do! I hope that you enjoy all your new reads and am excited to see your reviews of all of them.

  6. Wow, that's a huge haul of books! Enjoy!

  7. Wonderful mailbox - lots of variety. I've heard great things about Caleb's Crossing.

    I hope you enjoy all your new books.

  8. I received The Orchard as well. I loved Fireworks Over Toccoa! This one looks like it will be another winner!

  9. The Very Thought of You is on my wishlist. Glad you were able to read The Katyn Order after all. I know of at least one other blogger who never got a book they were supposed to from that tour company and I hear it's a common occurrence.

  10. The Windup Girl is sitting on my shelf. My husband loved it but I haven't read it yet. Caleb's Crossing looks good too. Enjoy, it's a great bunch of books!

  11. So many great looking books! I read Unlocked last week and really enjoyed it. I'm a fan of Courtney Milan.

  12. AH! I absolutely loved City of Dreams which I read years ago - you've reminded me that I've always wanted to read more of her books so I've ordered three more! It looks like they follow on from City of Dreams? Or is it just a theme? Anyway, she's a great writer and really brought the city to life.