October 23, 2011

In My Mailbox (14)

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 week's load is quite large because I spent a bit of money on my classroom library. Most of them are books I have previously read and have waited for them to come into paperback.
I'm excited for the new reads I have added for myself. I have already read a couple of them (I love fall break) and cannot wait to dive into the others.

Purchased from B&N

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
 I've already read and loved it 
Fury by Elizabeth Miles
I fell in love with the cover and with the plot idea
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
It's Maureen; do I need to say more?

Received as an ARC
Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
LOVE the cover on this one; I have already read and reviewed it

Received from The Compulsive Reader
Emily the Strange: Piece of Mind by Jessica Gruner, etc.
Black Boy White School by Brian F. Walker
Purchased for my classroom
Life As We Knew It, The Dead & Gone, and This World We Live In by Susan B. Pfeffer
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing Traitor to the Nation by M.T. Anderson 
The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
The Gemma Doyle trilogy by Libba Bray
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Matched by Ally Condie
Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles
I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend by Cora Harrison
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Make Lemonade by Virginia Euwer Wolff
Tyrell by Coe Booth
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Heist Society by Ally Carter
Jane by April Lindner

Any thoughts on the books above? Happy reading to all!


  1. Ooh wonderful haul! Shatter Me was a fantastic read and I just read Name of the Star last week and that, too, was great!

    Xpresso Reads

  2. Shatter Me was excellent. Just visiting as many IMM's as I can. Excellent mailbox week. Come visit me over at Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog.

  3. Shatter Me! we also won an Arc of Shatter Me from the author Mandy Hubbard. We've been dying to read this <3 Great books for this IMM! :)

    - juhina

  4. Great set! I can't wait to read Name of the Star. And yay for Anna and the FK!
    My IMM

  5. I want to read Name of the Star soooo bad!! I love that cover! Shatter Me looks amazing too :) Hope you enjoy everything!

    My IMM

  6. Ah! I'm loving all the books you got this week! I especially want to get my hands on Shatter Me, have just heard so many great things about it, and I'm pretty jealous you've read it already haha :)

    Hope you enjoy everything you got this week! You can see my IMM post at the link below :)

    Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  7. Wow! You some amazing books this week! I'm so excited for Shatter Me it looks soo good!!!
    Happy reading :)

    My IMM: http://thebookfaerie.blogspot.com/2011/10/in-my-mailbox-8.html

  8. Awesome books this week. I can't wait to read Shatter Me, it looks so good. I also can't wait to read The Name of the Star. I hope that you enjoy your new books!

    Ladybug Storytime

    New follower!

  9. Ooh, I really want to read The Name of The Star - I love Jack the Ripper stories, I'll definitely be reading this one sometime soon :)

    The kids who get access to this library are very lucky - there's several books there that I'd like to read.

    Here's my IMM: The Book Bundle


  10. I am very much looking forward to The Name of the Star and Shatter Me. I have The Maze Runner from the library and am so excited to read it!

  11. That's an awesome stack of books for your classroom. I'm sure your students will be thrilled. Glad to hear you loved A Monster Calls. I was impressed with it too.
    Enjoy all your new reads & have a great week!

  12. Great mailbox! I am really looking forward to reading The Name of the Star. Enjoy your new reads!

  13. An awesome week! Great stuff... I loved The Name of the Star :)
    Check out my IMM

    Mia @ Gripped into Books

  14. Oh wow great haul!
    Enjoy :)

  15. i know this is late in coming, but i am just now having time to look at everyone's IMM :) AWESOME books. especially that pile for your classroom! so jealous!

    Taylor at weneedreads


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