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.
My weekends have been really busy these past two weeks, so I’m behind with my IMM posts. This week’s IMM consists of two weeks worth of books!
Dinner Party w/Lisa McMann: I have an entire post about how awesome this was here. Before the party I bought hardcover copies of the Wake trilogy to get signed and brought along my ARC of Cryer’s Cross. Lisa told Simon & Schuster about inviting all of us over, so they sent us some awesome presents!
- The Unwanteds (Goodreads) and Dead to You (Goodreads) by Lisa McMann
- Where It Began by Ann Redisch Stampler (Goodreads)
- The Accidental Hero by Matt Myklusch (Goodreads)
Received from HarperCollins:
Variant by Robison Wells (Goodreads): This one sounds really suspenseful. Plus, it has boy appeal.
Liesl & Po by Lauren Oliver (Goodreads): I’ve been on a middle grade kick lately, so I’m pumped to read this one. I’ve read some great reviews from bloggers and teachers I trust.
Don’t Breathe a Word by Holly Cupula (Goodreads): After reading her debut Tell Me a Secret, I don’t think it’s possible not to like this book. She’s incredibly talented, so I have high hopes for this one.
Eve by Anna Carey (Goodreads): I’m really into dystopian novels, and this 2011 debut sounds promising.
I told my contact at HarperCollins about a freshmen English class full of struggling readers that I’m teaching this fall. I’m thinking that offering these students more middle grade novels will be a good idea, so I was sent these five titles to see if they’ll work! Thank you, HarperCollins!!
Dragons of Silk by Laurence Yep (Goodreads)
Wolf Storm by Dee Garretson (Goodreads): I already know that out of the 26 students scheduled for this class, 20 of them are boys. This one sounds like a great action/adventure title for them to read.
Deep Zone by Time Green (Goodreads): The description isn’t up yet on Goodreads, but based on the cover I’m going to guess there will be some interest in this book.
The Family Hitchcock by Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett (Publisher): There isn’t a cover on the Goodreads page, but the cover on my copy is really cute! And since there isn’t a description on the Goodreads page either, I’m linking to the publisher’s page. It sounds adorable.
The Goblin War (Gobline Wood #3) by Hilari Bell (Goodreads)
Received from Little, Brown and Company:
Boy21 by Matthew Quick (Goodreads): I was sent this one because it will probably appeal to my boys in class. I love the cover and even though it doesn’t come out until March, I think I’m going to read it this summer because it sounds awesome!
Wintertown by Stephen Emund (Goodreads): An illustrated novel that appeals to boys?! Yay! Plus it’s blurbed as “Garden State meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” which sounds like all sorts of awesome.
The Rivals by Daisy Whitney (Goodreads): I really liked The Mockingbirds, which has become a favorite in my classroom. I can’t wait to see what happens in this sequel.
Received from Tor, Random House, Simon & Schuster:
I didn’t want to waste space and take three individual pictures, so I put these three together.
7th Sigma by Steven Gould (Goodreads): I’m really picky about sci-fi, but this one sounds like a book a few of the boys that borrow books from me all the time would like to read. Plus, I promised one of them that I would read more books that are specifically books he enjoys to read.
Don’t Expect Magic by Kathy McCullough (Goodreads): Kathy signed up to be interviewed by my students this fall for my Students Want to Know feature. Now my students will be able to read her book before the interview Also, I’m featuring the trailer for Don’t Expect Magic in this week’s Book Trailer Thursday. It’s a wonderful trailer with music that fits perfectly!
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez (Goodreads): Jessica is another 2011 debut author that signed up for my Students Want to Know feature. This book has a lot of what my students are interested in–music, addiction, relationships, etc.
Book Launch for Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris:
Carrie Harris is another debut author signed up for my Students Want to Know feature (how awesome are these 2011 debut authors?!). Her book launch was yesterday, and she invited me and some other bloggers to get lunch with her before the party. Lunch was really fun and a great way to finally meet Kelly from Stacked and some other cool bloggers as well. It was awesome to get to know Carrie, along with her husband. The launch itself was amazing because Carrie is incredibly funny, read a great section from her book, Nicola’s Books might be my new favorite book store, and two of my students made the trip down to Ann Arbor to get their books signed
I bought my second copy of Bad Taste in Boys (it’s incredibly funny), along with some other books as well.
- Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker (Goodreads)
- Everything Beautiful by Simone Howell (Goodreads): I’m reading this one right now and REALLY liking it.
- Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman (Goodreads): I thought this wasn’t coming out until August, but I decided not to question it and bought a copy since it was there!
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (Goodreads): Is anyone else sad that this is the last book??