Monday, July 25, 2011

Mailbox Monday: July Edition

Not counting how many books came into my house this month - need to remain oblivious to how far behind I am getting! Not counting....not counting....don't tell me!

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


Nanberry by Jackie French - I have read one Jackie French novel before, so thought I would give this one a go when I saw it up for grabs.

Empire Day by Diane Armstrong - This is a new author to me, and the setting of just after the end of WWII sounds fascinating.

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson - A new series from Maureen Johnson, and I wanted to get in early for the first books.

Sweet Invention by Michael Krondl - a history of dessert, and a future Weekend Cooking post I am sure.

The King's Courtesan by Judith James - I have heard such good things about Judith James, and even own one of her other books!

Unclaimed by Courtney Milan - There has been a lot of hype about the novella that precedes this book. I own it, so I wanted to have this one lined up ready to go when I read the first book and the novella.


Murder in the Kitchen by Alice B Toklas and Exciting Food for Southern Types by Pellegrino Artusi - Two books from the Penguin Great Food Series. I have already posted about Murder in the Kitchen.

Exclusively Yours, Undeniably Yours and Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey - I downloaded Exclusively Yours one Friday night, read it and then got up at 6am on a Saturday morning and downloaded the next two, and then proceeded to read both of them straight through. So good!

Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison - I have heard so many good things about this book and it is not yet available from the library so I decided just to buy it.

Dear Cupid, Falling for You, Lean on Me and Don't Tempt Me by Julie Ortolon - I read Julie Ortolon five years ago but then had lost track of her. Now that her backlist is digitised I ended up buying all the ones I hadn't yet read.


The Mistress House by Leigh Michaels, The Fire Lord's Lover by Kathryne Kennedy and Never a Bride by Amelia Grey - These are all new to me authors but they sounded interesting so I thought I would try them out.


The Other Countess by Eve Edwards - My local bookstore had a contest! The owner knows what I will like and so gave me this YA historical fiction.

For Review

The Private World of Georgette Heyer by Jane Aiken Hodge - With thanks to Sourcebooks.


  1. Lots if romance ahead of you! I scored all three of those freebies, too! I'm gonna have to check out The Name of the Star. Have no clue what it's about, but that cover is awesome!

  2. Great looking books! I like the sound of Murder in the Kitchen By Alice B. Toklas...that takes me back...LOL

    Enjoy your books.


  3. Oh, Nanberry looks really interesting. Looks like a good haul all around!

  4. The Private World of Georgette Heyer sounds really, really good. Looking forward to your review!

  5. Looking forward to The Other Countess and adding the Georgette Heyer one to my WL. That dessert book looks interesting too :) Enjoy!

  6. Enjoy all of your new books!

  7. You are like me. No matter how behind I am, or how many books I have, I can't seem to stop adding more to my collection. I keep telling myself that one day I will stop this insanity, but it's been going strong for so many years that I am not sure that that is true anymore! I hope that you enjoy all your new reads!

  8. Nice haul of books, I hope you enjoy them all.

  9. Wow, what a week, no wonder you're not counting! Lol, Empire Days does sound good as I like that time frame too. Have a great week and enjoy your new reads!

  10. We went out of town for the weekend, expecting to having swimming weather, but it didn't end up being all that warm. Darn cold wind. Grrr...

  11. I'm the same way...after buying so many books per month I just stop counting! I bought Dragon Bound last weekend at the Borders sale. I've seen so many wonderful reviews for it. Ooo! And I want the Shannon Stacey books too. I hope you enjoy them!

    Diana @ Book of Secrets

  12. I've enjoyed a couple of Shannon Stacey books and also Courtney Milan's.

  13. You won't run out of books for a while! I hope they're all great!

  14. Great mailbox! I hope they are all good reads!

  15. I've got Empire Day from NetGalley too - looks good, hope to read it in August.