Sunday, May 8, 2011

In My Mailbox (9)

I have a great week to share for this week's IMM. Or I guess technically 3 weeks since it's been about that long since I've posted one. If you're new to this feature, you can head over to The Story Siren to learn more, but it's basically a wear for bloggers to share books they've picked up recently whether it be through the mail, through the library, or the bookstore.

My latest obsession is Goodreads First Reads giveaways. I'm not sure if it's beginner lucks (I hope not!), but I've already won quite a few books through their contests. There are so many more books I'd love to win, so here's to hoping my luck continues and here are the books I've won so far!
In My Mailbox
Hidden in Paris by Corine Gantz
This is a self-published book about an American (I believe) living in Paris who feels lost after her husband's death. But Paris, being the magical place it is, is the place where she also rediscovers herself. I have a soft spot of France (Have I ever mentioned my parents met in their high school French class?), and I think I'll really enjoy this. The author was also kind enough to sign the book for me before she sent it my way.

The Deadly Sister by Eliot Schrefer
This is a YA book that was published last year. In the book Abby's sister is accused of a murder, and she starts to cover for her sister. I'm not sure what happens, but I'm hoping for a bunch of twists and turns. I'm not normally a big mystery reader, but being that's it's YA it seems like a good one to try.

Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister
This is an uncorrected proof that's set to be published this upcoming June. In the book, Kate survives cancer and with a new take on life challenges herself and her friends each to do something they swore never to do. These seems like the perfect beach read, except unfortunately it doesn't look like I'll be getting to the beach anytime soon.

A Courtesan's Guide to Getting Your Man by Celeste Bradley & Susan Donovan
This is another book set to debut this June. Here Piper is a museum curator who accidentally stumbles on a 200-year-old diary of a courtesan. Of course being the shy & quiet girl inside the museum she decides to discover just how her life may change by learning the courtesan's lessons. I'm about a third of the way through the once already, and it's definitely keeping me entertained so far.

So tell me, what's in your mailbox this week?


  1. Let me know what you think of Hidden in Paris! As you know, I am quite the Francophile, so I think I would enjoy that book!!!

    And I did not know your parents met in a French class! What a cute story of how they met. Perhaps I need to take a French class. ;)

  2. This week I just finished When You Were Mine by Elizabeth Noble, and it was okay. Next on my shelf is a little unknown... I'm not sure what to read yet. Everything I really want to read is still on hold at the library.

    Thanks for the tip about the Goodreads giveaways! I'm already checking that out!

  3. Wow! Four First Reads giveaway wins? I've won twice, but once it was because the guy gave away HUNDREDS of copies. The Courtesan's Guide looks fun!

  4. I haven't heard of these titles yet, thank you for sharing and for stopping by my blog! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

  5. I've never heard of The Deadly Sister, but it looks like something up my alley!

    Our Mailbox is at BookSake.

  6. I've won once via them but none since which I thought was still pretty decent statistically, but you definitely take the cake. I keep on seeing The Deadly Sister mentioned, so I'll have to check back to see what you think of it!

  7. Thanks for the comment- I was thrilled to get such great deals on books this week! Its awesome that you have been winning books- I have entered a few of the goodreads giveaways and I have won once so far! Good luck :-)

  8. I will have to check this place out!! I am heading to the beach in two weeks!! I am planning on taking Carrie Diaries, Girl in Translation and Heart of the Matter. So looking forward to getting some reading done!

  9. I haven't read any of those! You'll have to review them when you're done!