Mailbox Monday #29

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Mailbox Monday buttonMailbox Monday is a weekly event where we share our latest book arrivals. Join in to share your book loot and discover some new book blogs. Suko’s Notebook is the host for December, so be sure to say hi and link up!

In a week I’ll be heading to the Big Island of Hawaii for the holidays with my family. As some of you know, I lost my mom 6 months ago and this was a trip she planned to take. I think it will be relaxing and healing for all of us and we are all looking forward to it. I will be around sporadically for the next couple weeks & I hope all of you have the happiest of holidays :)

I picked up some vacation type reads (apparently they are all kissing books) and will most likely have plenty of reading time during my travels.

Won:

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys – From Philomel Books via LibraryThing Early Reviewers

Review:

Courting Greta by Ramsey Hootman – From Gallery Books via Edelweiss

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams – From William Morrow Paperbacks via Edelweiss

Book Purchases:

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Perfect Game by J. Sterling

The Ultimate New Adult Stocking Stuffer: 4 full-length new adult romances by Steph Campbell & Liz Reinhardt.

Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

Tidal by Emily Snow (set in Hawaii!)

Relatively Famous by Jessica Park (free today)

Gifted from my Book Blogger Holiday Card Exchange partners:

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – Audible gift from Cynthia at The Things You Can Read. Thanks so much, Cynthia!

Christmas card and MetroCard / bookmark from Danielle at The Readers Commute. She also wrote a sweet note and recommended I read The Adults, and it does look good. Thanks Danielle!

Have a great week!

20 Responses to “Mailbox Monday #29”

  1. kay

    What an awesome mailbox! I heard a lot about Abbi Glines books but I’m still not sure if it’s for me. I hope you enjoy all of your reads!

  2. Quinn

    Have a wonderful time in Hawaii. I hope it is healing for you.

    It looks like you have some great vacation reads. Opal is great, but there is a killer cliffhanger at the end. I’m very intrigued by the Ultimate New Adult Stocking Stuffer book.

    Happy holidays and Happy Reading :)

  3. Suko

    I hope your trip to Hawaii helps you heal from your loss. It looks as if you will have plenty of good books to keep you entertained–enjoy!

  4. bookgoonie

    Lots of goodies. I can’t wait to see what you think about The Perfect Game. I’ve been stalking it, but not bit yet.

    I hope you and the family have a great time getting away, being together & honoring your mother.

  5. squee1313

    Yay, Kissing Books! Princess Bride, yay!
    I read Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys last year and really liked it, so if she’s done something new, I definitely want to read it.
    Have fun in Hawaii.

  6. fishgirl182

    you’ll have to let me know how opal is, lucy. i love kissing books esp during vacation.

    i know it’s been a tough year for you and your family. i think your mom would be happy to know that you guys were going on this trip. have a wonderful time. look forward to seeing more from you in 2013.

  7. veganyanerds

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Lucy. I hope you have a wonderful time in Hawaii and that it’s all that you mother hoped it would be xox

    You got some great books to take with you, I love the look of Out of the Easy and Taking Chances sounds good too :)

  8. Leslie

    Those look like some good choices for vacation reading. Sorry to hear about your mom and hope you have a good time with your family.