Mailbox Monday: 10/10/2011

Yay, another Monday! I always relish looking through other people’s mailboxes. My mailbox was quite generous this week, and I ended up with five new books.



The Days of Abandonment, by Elena Ferrante: This one was sent to me by Care of Book Club Care.  She saw a post of mine where I talked about the Europa challenge and she immediately offered to send me her copy of this Europa.  She said it is the second favorite Europa that she has read before, so I am excited to read this one and discuss it with her.

Inner Circle, by TC Boyle: I have longed to read more from Boyle and when I saw this one for $1 at Half Price Books, I couldn’t resist.  Plus, apparently it involves themes of matrimony and infidelity, which always grabs my attention.

Slaughter on a Snowy Morn, by Colin Evans: I was itching for some historical true crime the other day at my aforementioned trip to Half Price Books, so I grabbed this one.  If I can fit it in for RIP, it would be the perfect fit.

The Post Birthday World, by Lionel Shriver: I have been meaning to try more from this author ever since I read We Need to Talk About Kevin, which was phenomenal.  This one is yet another book on infidelity.  I like my novels salacious!

Practical Jean, by Trevor Cole: This one is for an upcoming tour, so watch for my review on November 7!  It sounds like more of a dark comedy, which is right up my alley.

Have you read any of these?  If so, spill!!

21 Responses

  1. I’ve wanted to read The inner Circle since Constance Reader read and reviewed it. I look forward tour thoughts. I haven’t read anything by Shriver but plan on changing that soon!

  2. These are all new to me. I hope you enjoy them all. Looking forward to your reviews.

  3. I am not a fan of true crime books, but hope you enjoy this one!

  4. Interesting group of books this week. All are new titles for me. Hope they are good ones.

  5. You had a great mailbox! I’ve been wanting to try Shriver’s work, so I’m most curious about that book.

  6. Ack! The Post-Birthday World! LOVE!

  7. First time visitor; love the look of your blog.

  8. These titles are all new to me. I hope you enjoy them all.

  9. They all look good!

  10. I LOVED The Post-Birthday World!!! So different from We Need To Talk about Kevin but wondeful. I’ll be interested to see what you think of it.

  11. Like the selection here. Enjoy them all.

  12. I love T.C. Boyle! For a dollar, I’d never be able to resist either!

  13. I hope you really like Practical Jean!

  14. Aw, Care is one of the sweetest bloggers out there. And great find at HP Books! Boyle is such a great writer.

  15. These are all new too me…happy reading.

  16. Good stuff. I still haven’t read Lionel Shriver yet. Really want to read We Must Talk About Kevin in particular.

  17. Oh cool, Elena Ferrante! 🙂

  18. The Post-Birthday World was actually my first Lionel Shriver. It’s inventive, and, yes, salacious but affective, and many times, it had me going, “Yes! Exactly!” I hope you like it!

  19. The Lionel Shriver book sounds really good. I’ve also been wanting to read more of her work since We Need to Talk About Kevin. I hope you’ll share your thoughts with us!

  20. What a great stack of books! I want to read more TC Boyle too. It’s something I need to work on. Inner Circle sounds really interesting. Diane of Bibliophile by the Sea is reading an Elena Ferrante now or just finished it and I have The Lost Daughter to read which I’m looking forward to! The Post Birthday World is on my shelf but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. One of these days I’ll lose patience and just grab it and start reading!

    Enjoy your books & Happy Reading!

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