Monday, January 12, 2009

Mailbox Monday



I know I promised you a BIG haul of books - I think this week's mailbox will not disappoint. Here is the official list of all the books I got with my Christmas gift cards:







The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson - a journalist tries to unravel the mystery of the disappearance of a young girl.

Landing by Emma Donoghue
- a transatlantic love story.

Twenty Questions by Alison Clement
- a small town woman enmeshes herself in a local murder.

Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman
- first in the Welsh princes series

The Red Necklace by Sally Gardner
- an heiress and an orphan in revolutionary France

Daughters of the North by Sarah Hall - a young girl rebels in a dystopian future

Nothing Remains the Same by Wendy Lesser
- nonfiction about the joys of re-reading old
favorites

Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar - complete guilty pleasure reading

The Hearth and Eagle by Anya Seton - novel based on research the author did on her own family

It Sleeps in Me by Kathleen O'Neal Gear - Native American prehistorical novel

Shadow Children boxed set by Margaret Peterson Haddix - first four novels in the young adult dystopian series

The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle - Midwestern families and suburban secrets

Deep in the Shade of Paradise by John Dufresne
- Southern families and marriages

The Used World by Haven Kimmel
- the unusual occupants of an antique shop

Spellbinder by Melanie Rawn
- a love story with magical interruptions

Zig Zag by Jose' Carlos Somoza - physics, time travel, and murder

Q by Luther Blissett
- Anabaptist heretic vs. papal spy

Sewer, Gas, and Electric: The Public Works Trilogy by Matt Ruff
- weird, futuristic, experimental stuff

There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern
- where do missing people go?

Nowhere in Africa by Stefanie Zweig
- autobiographical novel about a Jewis family who fled to Kenya to escape the Nazis

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult - I'm pretty sure I bought this BECAUSE of the recent "Picoult is racist" ridiculousness

Blind Submission by Debra Ginsberg
- terror and mystery in the literary agent world

The Monsters: Mary Shelley and the Curse of Frankenstein by Dorothy Thomas Hoobler
- nonfiction about the strange, strange life of Mary Shelley

Stormy Weather by Paulette Jiles
- oil wells in Depression-era Texas

The Last Wife of Henry VIII by Carolly Erickson - yet another Tudor novel - for some reason I can't resist them

Roma by Steven Saylor
- Rome's first 1,000 years


Whew. I'm a little exhausted from typing up that list. Want to drool some more? Visit Marcia at The Printed Page and read some more mailboxes!

14 comments:

Molly said...

WOW ---- I am so jealous!!

Enjoy reading all those wonderful new books.

Jenners said...

Wow! You are not kidding! You got a huge haul and several caught my eye.

"Twenty Questions" sounds very intriguing. I always love when amateurs get involved in murder investigations.

I have "Nothing Remains the Same" sitting on my bookshelf but haven't read it yet. It just sounded too good to pass up.

I just adore Haven Kimmel -- her memoir "A Girl Named Zippy" is one of my all-time fave books. I didn't hear about this one so I'll have to check it out. She is always a joy to read.

I had read Matt Ruff's "Bad Monkeys" but didn't do this one.

I always read Jodi Picoult because I never know where she is going to go next. Can't imagine why people would say she is a racist unless I'm not remembering something about that book. I certainly didn't get that impression.

Alea said...

It does get kind of exhausting typing it up and linking all the books! Great stuff!

bermudaonion said...

Oh my gosh - you got some serious gift cards. Enjoy all of your books!

gautami tripathy said...

So how I get to steal your pile?!

Here is mine

Shooting Stars Mag said...

That is one crazy list! Congrats on all the amazing sounding novels.

-Lauren

I started a blog for all things non-american and this is what I got:

http://bridgethegapx.blogspot.com/2009/01/in-your-mailbox.html

Kristi said...

Wow, I am exhausted from just reading the titles - and envious! Great going!

My post for my MM is here http://booksandneedlepoint.blogspot.com/2009/01/mailbox-monday-1-12-2009.html
Kristi

Belle @ MsBookish said...

Wow - you weren't kidding! What a lovely lot of books. Gift cards are so much fun!

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

What a great week! Sad to say I haven't read any of those!! I can say that a few are on my wish list though. :)

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

violetcrush said...

Thats way too many books. But wow...hope you enjoy all.

Cathy said...

WOW! You're my kind of bookaholic!

Anna said...

That's a boatload 'o books! Happy reading!


--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Marcia said...

Thank you for stopping by the 'mailbox' this week. Your mailbox isn't quite as empty as you think. You have another headed your way from my mailbox to yours.

Allison said...

WOW!! You will be busy for a while!!