This month, Mailbox Monday moves over to Bermuda Onion‘s blog. She’s one of the most active commenters in the book blogosphere, so if you haven’t joined in this fun weekly carnival yet, go check it out over at her place.
I always love any surprise package as well as receiving the books I request for review, but I am super-excited about these first two titles:
- You Don’t Look Like Anyone I Know by Heather Sellers excites me for a lot of reasons — It’s a memoir, which I’m hungering for (usually, no matter how recently I’ve read a great one); It deals with a weird subject about which I would never know a thing (prosopagnosia, being “face blind”); and I’ve read the author’s writing books. For sure this one will jump to the top of the pile pretty quickly, even though it doesn’t come out until October.
- Pies & Prejudice (Mother Daughter Book Club) — I absolutely adore this series. I won’t say more, but here’s a link to a Mother-Daughter Bookclub giveaway we did last year of the first 3 books that describes each one, and links to my reviews. I have already made plans to watch the Colin Firth miniseries edition to familiarize her with the story, and then we’ll probably do it as a read-aloud (something I/we didn’t do all summer long).
- Healer: A Novel
- Emily’s New Friend is a children’s book by Peggy Post and Cindy Post Senning Ed.D.
- Halfway Herbert and The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village, both written by Francis Chan (who has recently gotten a LOT of attention for his book Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God) and illustrated by Matt Daniels.
- Frank and Ernest by Alexandra Day, author/illustrator of Good Dog, Carl, which is one of the board books (remember, I have a thing for board books) that was in constant rotation when Amanda was a baby/toddler/preschooler. I can’t wait to drool over this fun picture book set in a diner.
Since I left the comforts of home, including an internet connection and electricity, in exchange for a lovely family camping trip last week, I failed to get in my mailbox contents to last week’s post. Consider this a Mailbox Monday times two for me.
- E is for Ethics is a refreshing book for parents and children to read together. Ian James Corlett hopes to get families talking about the important issues of life.
- The Twisted Path Home by Fae Bidgoli will bring me a little out of my reading comfort zone, but I’m looking forward to this story of a contemporary Iranian-American woman who begins to channel an Persian woman from the 1800’s while in therapy.
- Rubia and the Three Osos is a new version of the familiar Goldilocks tale by Susan Middleton Elya, mixing Spanish and English in her fun story.
- Who Said Coo? by Deborah Ruddell has quickly become a new favorite in our house. Ideal for pre-naptime reading!
- Calvin Can’t Fly: The Story of a Bookworm Birdie by Jennifer Berne is a new picture book that I simply can’t wait to review. The kids like it, definitely, but the bookworm in me LOVES it.
- The 39 Clues Book Ten: Into the Gauntlet, the final book in the series that my son adored, was penned by Margaret Peterson Haddix and has certainly gotten its share of hype leading up to its release last week. Jennifer reviewed it, and there’s a fabulous contest happening over at 5 Minutes for Mom as well. My son was thrilled to see it on our doorstep on Tuesday, sent by an incredibly kind contact at Scholastic!