Sunday, September 8, 2013

Mailbox Monday (46)

Remember how two weeks ago I posted that I had linked up 3 books in a week 3 Mailbox Mondays in a row? While that streak ended last week since I was otherwise occupied, and didn't post my books. Except this week I'm linking up 6 books, so really we're still average 3 books each weeks over 5 weeks! If you want to learn more about Mailbox Monday you can visit the official site or Notorious Spinks Talks who's our host for the month of September.
Mailbox Monday
From Goodreads
The Collini Case by Ferdinand Von Schirach
This book was first published in German in 2011, and after being a best seller there, it's now being translated. In case you couldn't guess from the title, it's some type of courtroom drama.

Day One by Nate Kenyon
The back of this books describes it as Cloverfield meets The Terminator. It looks like it could be YA, but I'm not sure that's the case.

From Paperback Swap
Asylum by K.A. Tucker.
I really liked the first in this series, Anathema, when I read it last year. And since K.A. Tucker seems to have gotten huge lately, I figured it was time to track down the next in the series.

The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. by Nichole Bernier
This is our book club book for the month. From what I've heard from those who've already started it, it's supposed to be awfully sad.

Madame Serpent by Jean Plaidy
When I bought our book club book, I had an offer where if I spent $25 I received $5 cash back. Obviously I HAD to spend more money so that $5 wouldn't go to waste, right? At least I decided on a book I've been lusting over for a while, the first in Jean Plaidy's Catherine De'Medici series.

Revenge of the Rose by Nicole Galland
Even with two books in my hand, I wasn't quite sure I would make it to $25. So what to do but pick up a third book. Knowing that I've enjoyed the last two of her books I figured this one looked like a good bet.

What do you use to justify your book buying? And what did you find in your mailbox this week?


  1. I still have yet to win a single book from goodreads! I haven't bought a book in quite awhile. I used to buy them all the time, now it needs to be something I KNOW I will love. I have just gotten so used to using the library and the wait times seem to be shorter here in Charlotte! This week I picked up And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini and The Oceans at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. I will probably finish And the Mountains Echoed today. It is SO good.

  2. I still haven't read Anathema yet! That's cool you won some Goodreads giveaways :) I'm terrible when it comes to book buying. I buy an obscene amount of books but I wouldn't stop for the world. Lol.

    Thanks for stopping by my STS post!
    Dee @ Dee's Reads

  3. I am at the point where I absolutely cannot justify any purchases! Way, way too many unread books on the shelf. I've told myself that for every X number of books I read, I'm allowed one purchase. Bribery works ha.

  4. I found myself buying a couple of books last week even though I vowed to borrow not buy. Couldn't resist.

  5. GREAT week...ENJOY!!

    I don't know what I have received since I am out of town, but I did attend a Hachette Book Event and received 9 books. I will report about those books on next week's Mailbox Monday when I return.

    Actually my husband just called and told me I received SIX books. I said please tell me the titles, and he said he didn't feel like opening all the packages. :( Oh will be an even bigger surprise.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  6. They all sound like a nice mix.

  7. The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. sounds really good. Happy reading!

  8. I liked The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. Hope you and your group do too - or at least have a great discussion!

  9. Hope you enjoy DAY ONE, Shoshana! :) --Nate Kenyon