Sunday, April 22, 2012

In My Mailbox (38)

I never seem to expect to be participating in this link up, because I really don't need to pick up any new books. But yet again here I am linking up with The Story Siren's In My Mailbox. The damage was done a the library book sale of a local community college. The most expensive of these was $3, and on average the books were under $2. So with such a good deal, how could I pass it up. Now let's get to the books!
In My Mailbox
Swimming by Nicola Keegan
This seems to be somewhat chick-lit-y but in it the main character competes in the Olympics. And with the London games only a few weeks away, it seems like the perfect time to read it.

Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon
I've never read any of Gabaldon's books, but I do have the first book in her Outlander series sitting by my bed to read. Although I'm realizing now this is a spin off of the Outlander books, so I might read those before picking up this one.

One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
I've heard nothing by great things about the Stephanie Plum books, and now I finally have the chance to read the first in the series.

Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati
I knew nothing about this book, but it's hard for me to say no to any type of historical fiction. This one takes place in New York in the late 1700s.

Masie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear
This is another series I've heard nothing but great things about, but I've haven't had the chance to read before.

Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
This is actually mentioned in my favorite book series, The Betsy-Tacy Series. This is the romance novel that Tacy's father finds her reading and burns it in the stove since it isn't the type of book a young lady should be reading. After hearing about the book through multiple re-readings, I'm excited to see if it's as risque now as it was 100 years ago.

Digging to America by Anne Tyler
This was a compemtory novel that caught my eye about a family adopting a baby girl from Korea.

Vanishing Acts by Jodi Picoult
I recently read my first Picoult book and wound up being a fan, so I can't wait to read more of her books.

The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland
This is another historical fiction that called out to me about an Italian painter.

The Quiet Gentleman by Georgette Heyer
I've heard great things about Heyer, but I've yet to read any of her books. So here's my chance!

I know there's a good amount of books here, but I had to stop myself because I could have easily found more. What's in your mailbox this week? Did you wind up with any good deals as well?


  1. Looks like a full Mailbox! Have fun reading them all!

    Thanks for sharing,
    My IMM -

  2. So many great books! I am definitely going to have to add 'Into the Wilderness' to my TBR list.

    Have a great week!

  3. I have not heard of any of these... probably because I rarely read adult books. But I hope you enjoy reading all of them!

  4. Nice haul! You have a lot of variety here.

    My Mailbox this week

  5. Funny isn't your TBR pile grows even when you aren't trying to add to it! I want to read Digging to America and you have a few others I've been considering. Enjoy! And thanks for stopping by.

  6. Great books this week! I love Stephanie Plum. Maisie Dobbs is on my wish list.

  7. Great set of books! I've read a few of Anne Tyler's books, I really enjoy her writing!

    Enjoy all of these!

  8. Digging to America is a wonderful book. I read it a few years ago and remember it fondly!

  9. Nice haul! I've never read any of these but I do have Outlander sitting waiting to be read as well. Digging to America sounds really interesting, I'm going to have to check it out.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Wow, you did good! I cant resist books. I just love getting new ones even though it never seems like I will finish them all!

  11. Looks like you got a lot of great books! I hope you enjoy them! (: