Monday, October 31, 2011

Mailbox Monday: October edition

After being very controlled last month, I have had a bit of a book blowout this month!


The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott - With the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic happening next year there are bound to be a number of books out about those events. This will likely be the first one I read.

The Folded World by Catherynne Valente - I didn't realise when I requested this that is was a second book in a series, and I haven't read the first!

The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James - The next book in Eloisa James' current series. I love the cover on this one and can't wait to see how this fairytale telling goes. I suspect based on the cover it is going to be The Princess and the Pea but we will see.

Trouble at the Wedding by Laura Lee Guhrke - I really enjoyed the first two books in this series so I had to request this as soon as I saw it1
The Winter Palace by Eva Stachniak - a new novel about the life of Catherine the Great? Of course I had to request it!
Obedience by Jacqueline Yallop - WWII and set in France was definitely enough to pique my interest in this book1

Rogue Pirates Bride by Shana Galen - I have read the first book in this trilogy, and I have the second here somewhere to read!
Hidden Summit by Robyn Carr - a new Virgin River book! Squeeeee!
Busted in Bollywood by Nicola Marsh - I helped launch the cover for this book a few weeks ago. Can't wait to get to read the book now!

The Bungalow by Sarah Jio - I have been wanting to read Sarah Jio's debut novel for the longest time. If that one sounds great, this one sounds even better!
Small Town Christmas anthology - There's a Lucky Harbor story in this anthology which was enough for me to want to read it.


Demon Marked by Meljean Brook - I didn't even realise that Meljean was running a competition when I responded to a tweet from her!


Discord's Apple by Carrie Vaughn - an author I have been meaning to find out about for a while.
Song of Scarabeaus by Sara Creasy - an Aussie author. I have high hopes for this one.
Double Cross by Carolyn Crane - I have been reading this author's blog for many years now, back even before she decided on this author name.

Touched by an Angel by Gini Koch - I don't know too much about either this book or the next one, but I am generally happy to try new stuff.
The Broken Kingdom by N K Jemison


Lola's Secret by Monica McInerney - I loved The Alphabet Sisters. This book is about Lola who was the spirited grandmother in that book!
Dissertation on Roast Pig by Charles Lamb - another of the Penguin Great food series.
The Violets of March by Sarah Jio - I have been waiting for this book to hit the bookshelves here but there was still no sign of it, so I bought it instead.

Warrior by Zoe Archer - I am contemplating joining a romance themed book club. This is their next book.
30 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver - hoping to get some recipes that both the little chef and I can cook!
Bring me home for Christmas by Robyn Carr - Another Virgin River book! Squeeeee!

For Review

Golden Earrings by Belinda Alexandra - I am a big fan of this author's books so I was very excited to read this one!
Things We Cherished by Pam Jennoff - an author I have been meaning to try for the longest time.

As you may be able to tell, I need to go and read now!

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  1. Wow, what a Mailbox! I got The Dressmaker, too. I want to read The Winter Palace and The Violets of March. Enjoy all of those goodies!

  2. My goodness that's an awesome stash you got Marg! I also picked up The Winter Palace and can't wait to see what you think of The Dressmaker.

  3. Some great reads there! Hope you love the Jamie book as much as I do - a great inspiration.

  4. Wow, busy week in books. Dressmaker has been in some other mailboxes this month. happy reading.

  5. Wow- I am so jealous of your mailbox! They all look good, I really want to read The Winter Palace.

  6. I got The Dressmaker too! Enjoy your books.

  7. A few of these have been in my mailbox recently. Enjoy them all!

  8. Oh my, there was a lot in your mailbox this time around, and lots of them look great! I also have been grabbing a lot of books recently, and it's not like I need them, but I can't seem to resist! Happy Halloween, Marg!

  9. A very full mailbox, and a nice mixture, enjoy!

  10. So many good books! I'm drooling -- enjoy!

  11. Wow - what a stash of wonderful reads! I LOVED The Violets of March, so I hope you will, too. Jealous that you have her next book, Bungalow. Enjoy!

  12. You weren't kidding were you!!??? I can understand why you had to have each and every one. Enjoy!

  13. That's a lot of awesome looking books. I hope you enjoy your 'gifts'. I read Discord's Apple and actually enjoyed it quite a bit! I was denied for The Dressmaker. I really wanted to read it, too!

  14. I hope you like The Things We Cherished as much as I did! I also can't wait to hear what you think about The Dressmaker. Happy reading!