In My Mailbox (18)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme sponsored by The Story Siren.  It’s a way for bloggers to share what books they’ve received for review, borrowed from the library, or bought from the store.

Received for review:

A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young (Goodreads): I won this ARC through Goodreads! I’ve never won any of their giveaways, so I was excited.  I just finished this book and it’s wonderful!

Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic (Goodreads): Megan is the first 2012 debut author to sign up for Students Want to Know next year 🙂

Bought for memoir unit:

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah (Goodreads): We’re working on our memoir unit for English 9 and we’d like to add something current.  I looked up memoirs for teens and found this one.  I’ve been told it’s a tough read, but a worthwhile read.

Life Is So Good by George Dawson, Richard Glaubman (Goodreads):  This was recommended by a teacher I follow on Twitter who has taught it for three years.  It’s about a man who learned to read when he was 98!!  I’m really looking forward to this one.

Bought because, you know, I love books:

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma (Goodreads)

Hourglass by Myra McEntire (Goodreads)

The Marbury Lens by Andrew Smith (Goodreads)


  1. Congrats on your Goodreads giveaway win! I’ve heard a lot of good things about A Need So Beautiful. Glad you enjoyed it.
    Looking forward to seeing what you think of The Marbury Lens. I don’t know much about that one. All of your other books look intriguing as well. Happy reading!

  2. 🙂

  3. Great set! I especially want to read A Need so Beautiful and Hourglass.
    My IMM

  4. A Need so Beautiful looks so good.
    Enjoy all your books!

  5. I really enjoyed Hourglass; I mean, really, really enjoyed it.

    I hope you like Life Is So Good as much as I did. I taught regular 11 for years and years and needed a book to connect with my kids, a book that told them it was okay to be who they are. They LOVED it! They connected with George on so many levels. When I started teaching AP Language I kept it because our focus in nonfiction. Those kids love it as well. They find it refreshing and hopeful. They love George, a man who has not bitterness in his soul because “that’s just the way it was.”



  6. nice haul! i want to read A Need so Beautiful and Hourglass 🙂 here’s my IMM.

  7. So jealous that you got Hourglass this week! It looks so good and I’ve heard great things about it 🙂 Hope you enjoy reading it!

    Crystal @ Elegantly Bound Books

  8. Amazing IMM this week! I really need to read A Need so Beautiful! I heard so many fantastic things so far!! 🙂

    My IMM is here:

  9. Never Eighteen is a phenomenal novel. I hope that you really enjoy reading it!
    Happy reading!

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