Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mailbox Monday (58)

Mailbox Monday is a weekly link-up for bloggers to share the books they've added to their reading pile recently. Currently it's on tour, with Rose City Reader as our host for December, but starting in 2014 we're be backing linking up at the Mailbox Monday Official Site. This past week I picked up the following new books...
Mailbox Monday
From Goodreads
The Innocent Sleep by Karen Perry
In this book a father runs out to pick up a birthday gift for his wife leaving his son asleep at home. Except while he's out an earthquake hits that destroys his home with his son inside. The main story looks to take place 5 years after this event and looks to deal with how it's still impacting the couple lives. This books sounds a little eerie and heartbreaking, that while I'm looking forward to reading it, I'm also a little apprehensive.

For Review from Historical Fiction Book Tours
The Gods of Heavenly Punishment by Jennifer Cody Epstein
This is a historical fiction that takes place in Japan during WWII. I tend to love reading about WWII, and while I haven't read of ton of books about Japan, I did love spending time in the country and it's a place I definitely want to learn more about.

Borrowed from a Friend
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
I've been dying to read these books for so long, that when I friend said she had read them recently I couldn't say no to borrowing them. I've already started the first and while it is different than I expected, I am enjoying it.

What did you find in your mailbox this week? Have you read any of the books I picked up?


  1. I put The Innocent Sleep on hold at the library because it sounds kind of interesting.

  2. I haven't read them but I've noticed the covers of the Mara Dyer books around various blogs. They always make me stop and look :) Hope you enjoy all of the new books!

  3. The Mara Dyer books do sound intriguing. I hear they are very twisty turny. Enjoy your new reads!

  4. Ooh, The Innocent Sleep looks like a good one. Enjoy your haul...and here's MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

  5. I like the look of The Innocent Sleep. BTW, I like your tiles too - trying to decide what I want for my place at the moment and can't make up my mind!

    1. Thank you! They're probably one of my favorite floors in our house, but since they were here when we bought them I unfortunately don't know a ton about them. Hope you're able to pick out something great!

  6. I enjoyed the Gods of Heavenly Punishment, good historical fiction mixed with the present.
    Book Dilettante

  7. The Innocent Sleep sounds like quite the page turner!

  8. I've been curious about the Mara Dyer books! I hope you enjoy them. :)

  9. I've heard good things about Michelle Hodkin books and those sounds good. Happy reading!

  10. They all sound interesting, enjoy!

  11. ENJOY your new books.

    I read THE GODS OF HEAVENLY PUNISHMENT...well I only read about 100 pages. I couldn't get into it...too hard to follow. I hope you enjoy it more.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

    1. Yikes! I definitely hope I do enjoy more than you did then.