Saturday, June 25, 2011

In My Mailbox (14)

Somewhat unexpectedly I have a great In My Mailbox to share this week! For those who are new, it's a weekly link-in hosted by The Story Siren to share the books we've picked up whether by mail, by bookstore, through a friend, or really any other way you can think of. So now, let's get started!

The first three books I actually picked up at work. Someone had left out a pretty big stack of books that they were looking to get rid of. Some of these books I probably wouldn't have picked up otherwise, but if they're books someone wants to get rid of I'm more than game.
Tan Lines by Katherine Applegate
This is the type of book I used to read all the type over the summer back in high school. It looks like it's the second in series, but I have a feeling based on the type of book it is, I won't be missing too much if I read this one first.

Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
This is another YA book that looks cute. I believe it's a relationship story, and alternating chapters are told from the girl's & guy's perspective.

How to Deal by Sarah Dessen
This one is actually a 2-in-1. It contains Someone Like You and That Summer, both of which inspired the movie staring Mandy Moore. It's almost ironic that I just finished That Summer a few days before I found this (review will be up later this week). I wasn't actually a huge fan of it, but since I've heard so many great things about Sarah Dessen, hopefully Someone Like You will change my mind.

Borrowed from a Friend
What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
The friend that lent this to me is a huge fan of it. It is another YA book, and at first glance it isn't interesting because while the book is a collection of poems, each one comes together to tell a complete story.

From Goodreads
The Swimming Pool by Holly LeCraw
The only YA book today. The one is about a woman who has an affair, and the day it ends, her ex-affair-ee's wife is found day. It looks to be a chick-lit mixed with a bit of mystery and hopefully a good summer read.

Did you pick up anything unexpectedly this week too? Please let me know, what's in your mailbox?


  1. What My Mother Doesn't Know sounds like a really interesting concept, but I'm not sure how well it'd manage to keep my attention. I'm always a little scared of narrative poetry ;)

  2. Great set! I especially want to read How to Deal and Flipped.
    My IMM

  3. What My Mother Doesn't Know is really good! If I remember correctly, I think it's sad too.

  4. How to Deal! I remember watching that movie years ago! I should totally pick up the book!

  5. A great mailbox! They all look great! I can't wait to read Flipped :)
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    Mia @ Gripped into Books

  6. Flipped is sooooooo good! Really hope you like it! :D

  7. Ooh, Sarah Dessen books are so wonderful. I haven't actually read Someone Like You or That Summer, but the books I've read from her have all been great so I hope you enjoy How to Deal :).

    Flipped also sounds really nice. I love it when authors use alternating perspectives.

    Happy reading!
    -Christina Reads YA

  8. Oh, sorry you didn't enjoy That Summer :( I hate it when books don't live up to my expectations. Great books though! I love free stuff ;D