The Printed Page invites bloggers to share what books have come into their house each week. You don’t have to be a book blogger — just a reader. You can share books that you received as gifts (as I did below), that you ordered for yourself, or that you received for review. Keep reading to see what we received, and check out the other Mailbox Monday participants at The Printed Page.
But beware, just like our What’s on Your Nightstand carnival that takes place tomorrow (and the 4th Tuesday of each month), Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.
- A review copy of Accidental Cowgirl: Six Cows, No Horse and No Clue arrived this past week. I’ll be participating in a book tour featuring this title, which captured my imagination and I’m really looking forward to it.
- I was excited to see Dietrich Bonhoeffer 1906-1945: Martyr, Thinker, Man of Resistance arrive in my mailbox. I had read the new Bonhoeffer biography by Metaxas earlier in the year (click on that title to read my review) and LOVED it. It definitely whetted my appetite to learn more about this extremely interesting man so I’m looking forward to diving in to that one! Since I indulged you guys in a Bonhoeffer title around these parts already, I”ll likely review this new one over at Reading to Know. So keep a lookout over there if you are interested!
- Of Bees and Mist: A Novel by Erick Setaiwan — This book arrived quickly after I requested it last week, and I’m absolutely not sure what to think of it. It’s what I call a genre-buster. I love it when books totally surprise me as the other genre-buster I read did. I think that this one either won’t work for me, or I’ll love it. Anyone read it?
- Kyle (6) had a birthday party this week, and a few new books came into our house that way. His favorite that we’ve already read more than once is Never Take a Shark to the Dentist: and Other Things Not to Do.
- I bought him a few of Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie books for an upcoming road trip (using amazon’s buy 3 get one free promotion, which is awesome!). We “discovered” them last year, and they had the perfect level of silly and simple for him. Though he’s quite a good reader now, he isn’t ready (or willing) to sit and read a long book. But he will read Elephant and Piggie, so it’s a good way to spend my book bucks. I buy hardbacks in these, and they are definitely ones that will end up in the “save for the grandchildren” box.
Most of the other books that have come into my house this week have been via NetGalley. I’m stocking up my Kindle for my month of e-reading self-challenge. There are a few that I’m really excited about:
- Annexed comes out in October from Houghton Mifflin books for Children. It’s a YA title that looks at Anne Frank’s story from Peter’s perspective.
- Foreign Bodies by Cynthia Ozick is supposed to be a sort of mirror image of Henry James’ The Ambassadors, so perhaps I’ll read it as well for our Classics Bookclub before the November release date. But Henry James? Seems a little weighty. Any thoughts on this idea?
- I downloaded The Genius Wars from NetGalley this week. It’s the 3rd in a series, and releases in August. My 11-year-old daughter got Catherine Jinks’ Evil Genius and Genius Squad from the library for our driving trip. I’m hoping she’ll fill in any gaps for me, and I’ll just read/review the 3rd one, but it seems like a great series for kids.
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Enjoy your new books. I love Netgalley for ebooks.
I just started using Netgalley!
Here is mine
Annexed sounds good!! Enjoy all your new goodies 🙂
I’m not familiar with Net Galley, but enjoy all your new books.
I got Annexed at BEA. I can’t wait to get started on it.
bermudaonion (Kathy) says
They all look good, but The Accidental Cowgirl looks right up my alley. Enjoy!
Staci-Life In the Thumb says
Annexed looks fantastic and is one that I want to read! Enjoy your books!
I can see where The Accidental Cowgirl title caught your eye, it sure caught mine. I hope you enjoy it immensely and have a great reading week.
wow I love what you get for this week!
Wow, lots of books! Happy reading. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
Carrie, Reading to Know says
Kaye & Kathy – Yup! I think I want to be an “accidental cowgirl” myself. In my dreams at any rate. The actual experience might be more than I would bargain for.
I have read Of Bees and Mist. I liked it but it was very different from anything I usually read. I’ll be interested to see what you think of it. I so want to read Annexed. Enjoy all your books!
Dietrich Bonhoeffer sounds like a fascinating read. Thanks for posting this great list! I just got a copy of a new book about the roots of the church called, “The Gathering.” I’m excited to read this one because the author actually examines the foundations of what God actually says about being a local church.
Many of these look interesting and fun! I was just introduced to NetGalley last week by one of the authors, and, although, I forgot to put them in my own Mailbox Monday post, have two that are on my reading list right now (one YA for Not-So-Bebe Girl Autumn, and then, of course, myself, and one for Bebe Boy James, who is always asking me where he can read books online!)