Mailbox Monday (92)

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Mailbox Monday buttonMailbox Monday is a weekly event where we share our latest book arrivals. Link up and find new mailboxes to stalk at the Mailbox Monday blog!

Well, time flies and we are already halfway through April. This week I have jury duty, it’s tax week, I’m in spring cleaning mode, and I’m unfortunately in a mini reading rut. (I blame Gilmore Girls, my current TV addiction)

Here’s my week in books:

Purchased:

pointe

 

Pointe by Brandy Colbert – I really need to have Ballet week for all of these ballet books I’m acquiring! Pointe is about dance, eating disorders, and a mysterious abduction. And it sounds intense, and everyone’s raving about it!

 

Review e-books:

How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran – A coming of age novel set in the 90s about a teen who reinvents herself with a new persona and a job as a rock journalist.

Rumble by Ellen Hopkins  - Hopkins tackles religion in her latest – an atheist falls for a Christian girl, and is mourning his brother’s death.

The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Alison Levy – This MG book is about a big family that includes two dads, four adopted boys and lots of pets.

We Are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt – This book is about sisters and secrets!

Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier – Born Confused first came out in 2002 and it’s coming back with a new cover to go with the forthcoming sequel Bombay Blues. Looks like a good coming of age.

 

Audiobooks: 

summer state of mind

Summer State of Mind by Jen Calonita, audiobook performed by Eileen Stevens – This is a summer camp story and companion novel to Sleepaway Girls. Thanks Audiobook Jukebox and Blackstone Audio!

 

What’s new in your mailbox? 

18 Responses to “Mailbox Monday (92)”

  1. Sarah @ The Bookshelf Pirate

    The Fletchers are delightful – I had such a great time reading that book. Just a fun cast of characters to hang out with. I absolutely can’t wait to read Pointe. How To Build A Girl looks appealing, too, though I’m struck by how the cover font looks so similar to The Bell Jar. Maybe it’s an obvious parallel? Anyway, looks like you’ve got some good stuff in your reading future.

    • Lucy

      Good eye, Sarah- yes indeed I think there is a Bell Jar connection. From the blurb: “Imagine The Bell Jar—written by Rizzo from Grease.”

      Glad to hear you liked The Fletchers! Can’t wait to meet them ;)

    • Lucy

      Ooh there’s an audiobook? Born Confused looks great- glad to hear you enjoyed it! Hope you like the sequel just as much. Looks like it’s out Aug. 26th.

      • anxiouseducator

        The audiobook was great. I felt the narrator made the story more authentic in a lot of ways and generally did an awesome job.

  2. laurelrainsnow

    These all look so good…and Summer State of Mind takes me back to the “lazy, hazy days of summer.” Probably a song before your time! LOL

    I, too, am addicted to Gilmore Girls…I DVR it everyday, never having seen the original series, just bits and pieces when Soapnet was still on.

    Enjoy your week! Here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES

  3. fishgirl182

    To Build A Girl sounds pretty interesting and I just saw Pointe this weekend. I am not usually into ballet settings but I have heard good things about this one.