A Girl and Her Books started Mailbox Monday as a way for us to share about books that we've received over the week. It's on tour, and the April host is Passages to the Past.
This was a big box at the mailbox, as far as getting new books. However, it was also a big reading week. I finished 3 or 4 books and an audiobook this week, so I don't feel too overwhelmed by all of these that came in.
Before I share about the books I received, here are some that I actually reviewed. Please check out my reviews on 5 Minutes for Books.
Reviewed this Week:
Sweet Valley Confidential audiobook
The Wilder Life -- a fun memoir about Wendy McClure's love of Little House on the Prairie with giveaway
The Raising -- a supernatural thriller
And this week we broke into a new frontier, by starting a YouTube channel and posting video reviews of The Raising and The Wilder Life.
Books for Review:
Faith: A Novel by Jennifer Haigh -- Her novel The Condition blew me away. Can't wait for this one.
Quacky Baseball a new children's book from Harper Collins that my own little baseball player has been enjoying.
Trauma Queen - a fun new book for tweens by Barbara Dee
My Hippo Has the Hiccups with CD: And Other Poems I Totally Made Up by Kenn Nesbitt (just in time for Poetry Appreciation month)
Angel: A Maximum Ride Novel by James Patterson, which my daughter read in one day (after returning home from school, even), and then took to her friend ("She reads fast. I promise.") before I even had a chance to look at it.
From Amazon Vine:
Spousonomics: Using Economics to Master Love, Marriage, and Dirty Dishes -- can't wait to crack open this one
Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading -- I've heard a lot of this book, which doesn't release until June.
From NetGalley for my Kindle:
Rules of Civility a novel set in the Fitzgerald era
that doesn't release until July
Jane Austen: A Life Revealed
Personal Purchase, On My Kindle:
Tim Challies new book The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson (FREE)
Wow. It makes me happy reading these. I got some great books. What am I doing blogging? I need to get READING!