In My Mailbox (15)

Monday, January 16, 2012

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme devoted to sharing the new books we've received, borrowed, or bought. For more information, visit IMM's fantastic host, The Story Siren. You can visit other blogs that are participating in this week’s IMM here.

I haven't done an IMM in months, but I recently grabbed some goodies through sales, trades, and the library. Here's the haul from the New Year:

Bought on sale:

Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber
Across the Universe by Beth Revis

Tahereh Mafi tweeted a 50% off coupon for teen books through Barnes & Noble's website. How could I resist? I picked up some books I'd considered reading, but never got around to because I didn't want to pony up full price. Looking forward to these!

Received from trade with Ruby's Reads:

Vesper by Jeff Sampson
The Jewel and the Key by Louise Spiegler
Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
The Native Star by M. K. Hobson
Clockwork Heart by Dru Pagliassotti
Under Wraps by Hannah Jayne
Under Attack by Hannah Jayne
Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Ruby is moving, and therefore trying to unload some books. This is a genius plan, and surely one I will copy when the time comes for a move of my own. I scored this shoebox full of books for the price of three hardcover pre-orders. Some of these I've read but didn't own copies, and some I hadn't even heard of but sounded cool. Full of win! Thanks Ruby!

Borrowed from the library:

The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
Lover Avenged by J. R. Ward
When Gods Die by C. S. Harris
History of a Suicide: My Sister's Unfinished Life by Jill Bialosky
Enclave by Ann Aguirre
Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
Hounded by Kevin Hearne

This was part of a set I checked out during my end of the year break, but still haven't managed to finish a single one. I always get overly ambitious at the library, but thank goodness for online renewals, amirite? I covered almost all of my bases, too - fantasy, romance, historical mystery, nonfiction, YA dystopian, steampunk, and YA urban fantasy/paranormal. Eclectic, much?

That's it for now. What books did you get recently?


Amanda @ On a Book Bender said...

OH! There is going to be a Hounded read-along in March.

You got so many good books!

purplg8r said...

Great mailbox! I have Across the Universe and If I Stay in my HUGE TBR pile! And I read Blue Bloods awhile and enjoyed it..I hope you do too!

Here's my Mailbox

Lisa said...

I really want to start reading the Blue Blood series, I've heard tons of good things! Across the Universe, is another book (on my very long) "To Be Read" pile!

I hope you enjoy all of your books, can't wait to see what you think of them!


Ajoop. S said...

OMG! Across the Universe has been on my TBR list since forever! Hope you enjoy it :)

on books!

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

SO many awesome books! I don't even know where to begin! IF I STAY! LOVER AVENGED! BLUE BLOODS! ALL SHERRILYN KENYONE ONES! lol Get to reading, missy!

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Oh, I'm jealous about Ruby Red! I've heard nothing but good reviews about it. Clockwork Heart and Hounded are also pretty good. Fantastic mailbox!

Rubita said...

They look so impressive all fanned out like that! You're welcome. Thanks for taking them off my hands. It was quite a relief, though there are a quazillion more where they came from.

I really enjoyed Ruby Red, which is saying a lot because I'm not usually a time travel fan. It's probably something to do with the fawesome name.

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

OMG! If I Stay and Hounded! I'm hyperventilating here!!! Logan, my dear, for the love of reading put those on the very top of your TBR!!! I'm dying to know how you'll like them. And why didn't I know about that coupon? *dies*

I just checked out of the Amazon Bargain book bin. I work solely to support my habit. *sighs*

Small Review said...

Yay for an abundance of books! I tried really hard to pretend I knew nothing about that coupon. Too tempting!

Ruby had The Native Star?! How did I miss that? You got a great haul from her. I am totally going to copy her strategy when I have to move :)

Enclave and Hounded! Why did I think you had already read both of those? Probably because you SHOULD have read both of them because they are full of win. Hope you like them :)

Anonymous said...

I really need to read If I Stay soon! Melina Marchetta, who is one of my favorite authors, recommends Gayle Forman's books. I hope you enjoy reading that as well as Clockwork Heart, which I really liked.

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