The very next day, I received a pitch for a great looking novel,The Girl in the Garden, and then I received Mitali Perkins' Bamboo People on audio from Brilliance Audiobooks. I also keep looking at Jhumpa Lahiri's The Namesake on my shelf, so I'm hoping by the end of May, I will have read at least two books towards my goal of 7 books by South Asian authors (or about South Asian culture) in 2011.
Other books received for review:
Beastly audiobook by Alex Finn (Yes, I was lured in by the new movie) on audio (Aside--I LOVE that Brilliance Audio offers MP3 CDs, which are easy to load and also cheaper. This audiobook is the same price as a trade paperback!).
If America Were a Village: A Book about the People of the United States -- after I reviewed This Child, Every Child: A book about the world's children (linked to my review) the author was so impressed with the comments that he offered to send another of his books. I was surprised by the level of interest as well and look forward to checking out this book as well.
This Is Just Exactly Like You: A Novel by Drew Perry that I slotted into a giveaway spot coming up very soon (May 7), so it's next up on my fiction list to read.
Daily Guideposts: Your First Year of Motherhood -- I'm not anticipating any other "first year" motherhood experiences in my own life, but I know that I would have appreciated a book like this when I had my children. I'll be hosting a giveaway on 5 Minutes for Mom on May 2, and I also thought it would be a great fit for that audience.
It was the slowest week I've had at the mailbox in a while, and I am more than fine with that! It's giving me time to catch up.
The April host of Mailbox Monday is Passages to the Past. Check out the other participants' lists there.
Reviews that I published this week:
- Bring Back Beatrice was an interesting look at the popularity of names. It was my first contribution to the Kirkus Blog where the 5 Minutes for Books team will be covering Lifestyle titles each Friday. I am so excited about this new gig!
- Little White Rabbit -- a picture book by Kevin Henkes not just for Easter only!
- Trauma Queen is a delightful novel for middle-schoolers. It's the second Barbara Dee novel that I've read, and my daughter and I enjoyed both of them equally. There's a giveaway on this too!