In My Mailbox is a weekly meme sponsored by The Story Siren. It is a way for bloggers to network and share what books they are reviewing, borrowing, and/or buying.
This is my final IMM post before the school year starts for me (sigh). I am excited about my finds this week; of course, I'm always excited about my finds, but you get what I'm saying. Book lovers unite!
From the Library
Beauty Queens audio by Libba Bray
During the school year I prefer to listen to audio books on my way to school instead of listening to the radio. I find it calms me. I usually pick a YA novel, but every now and again I'll pick up a mystery. This week, I found Beauty Queens. I read this novel the week it came out, but I noticed that Bray is the reader...so I HAD to give it a try. I like to do this sometimes, listen to the audio after I've read the book. Sometimes it changes the experience with the book for me - Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book is an example.
Falling for Hamlet by Michelle Ray
I have taught eleventh graders for eleven years. I am always looking for contemporary novels that bring to life what I teach to my students. Anything dealing with Hamlet is an example. While I no longer teach the play because now I teach AP, I still love reading modern re-tellings. I had my eye on this novel for a while now, so I thought I would go ahead and go for it.
Eve by Anna Carey - This looks like an intriguing dystopian novel. I'm curious to read the author's vision of things in the year 2032.
Liesl and Po by Lauren Oliver - I am a huge fan of Oliver's, so I am excited to read this.
Cinder and Ella by Melissa Lemon - Fractured fairy tale? Yes, please
Alice-Miranda on Vacation by Jacqueline Harvey - The first novel was cute, so I am interested in seeing where Harvey takes the character next
The Lacey Chronicles #2: The Queen's Lady by Eve Edwards - Absolutely loved the first novel! I cannot wait to read what becomes of Lady Jane
That's what I've added this week. What have you added? Have you read any of the above books? Do you have suggestions? I would love to hear them.