Mailbox Monday #48

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Hope you all had a nice weekend and happy mother’s day. My family gifted me with a new kindle paperwhite so I’m pretty excited to get that set up. My current kindle 2 is on its last legs.

We are having triple digit heat in my neck of the woods so it was hard to concentrate on reading this weekend. Summer is here early!

May is shaping up to be quite a big book month! It’s a little intimidating to be honest. Good thing Bout of Books readathon is going on. What books are you excited to read this month?

Books Received:

MM 48Purchased:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Yep, the hype got to me. It’s really good so far.

Invisibility by David Levithan & Andrea Cremer – My daughter is a total David Levithan fangirl so had to grab this one.

Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein – New to paperback

What We Lost by Sara Zarr – New paperback cover and title (previously called Once Was Lost)

Digital- not pictured:

If I Should Die by Amy Plum – kindle edition

The Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr – audiobook


Don’t Let Me Go & Where You Are by J.H. Trumble – Won from Brigid Kemmerer in her Breathless Release Week celebration. I loved Where You Are and I’m happy to own a copy, and to check out the first book in the series.


The Keep by Veronica Wolff – The Watchers book 4 from NAL Trade.

Audiobooks from Penguin Audio:

The Black Country by Alex Grecian

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindel

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson and Hugh Delahanty

Silken Prey by John Sandford

A Delicate Truth by John Le Carre

Digital Review Books:

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (audio received after I bought the book, so I can compare reading experiences! The narration is fantastic)

Down London Road by Samantha Young (audio)

Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly

Gated by Amy Christine Parker

How to Love by Katie Cotugno

Once We Were by Kat Zhang

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

OCD Love Story by Corey Ann Haydu

The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Rae Miller

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Let me know what you’re reading in the comments. Have a good week!


22 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday #48

  1. Sunny says:

    I don’t even know where to begin to comment! Such amazing books, can’t wait to see your reviews 🙂

  2. Hope you love The 5th Wave. I got a bit obsessed with it, lol!

    1. Lucy says:

      I’m liking it so far. Really good storytelling. I’ll have to go check out your review when I’m done reading!

  3. Tammy Sparks says:

    Awesome books, Lucy! I just ordered The 5th Wave and I can’t wait till it comes in. I also have Gated. Have fun reading and listening, and Happy Mother’s Day!

    1. Lucy says:

      Happy Mother’s Day to you too! I think you’ll absolutely love The 5th Wave.

  4. Ohhhh I’m jealous of you getting to read And The Mountains Echoed lol! I hope you enjoy it. You’ve got so many fabulous books this haul! I would love to read Fangirl because I feel like it’s such an appropriate book for the times :). And I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts about The Lucy Variations. It’s gotten mixed reviews so far, so I don’t know if I’d pick it up or not. Wonderful Haul!

    1. Lucy says:

      I am a fangirl of Rainbow Rowell so I can’t wait to read Fangirl 🙂 I’ve seen the mixed reviews of Lucy Variations too but there’s just so much about it that looks good to me. I’m sure I’ll do a giveaway of Mountains Echoed after I listen to it so check back if you want to try the audio.

  5. I’m excited to see your reviews of OCD Love Story and Fangirl! 🙂 Happy reading!

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Nice mailbox for you.


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  7. fishgirl182 says:

    happy mother’s day, lucy! a new paperwhite sounds awesome. i love using my new kindle as well though the k2 is still there in case i need it. looks like you got a lot of great books this week. i really want to read the 5th wave and code name verity.

    and i have the ac cranked up right now. argh it was so hot today. hope it’s better this week.

  8. Danielle says:

    Excellent selection! So want to read Gated and Code Name Verity!

  9. Great mailbox! I’m drawn to Fangirl, as I loved this author’s book Attachments. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. I’ve read the first Amy Plum book and quite liked it and I’ve heard lot of good about Code Name Verity. What We Lost is new to me but sounds very good. Enjoy!

  11. So many good books! I’m real curious about The 5th Wave. I can see how the hype got you. Will have to check it out.Thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. Quinn says:

    I have Fangirl and The Summer I Became a Nerd and Invisibility too. I am actually going to meet David Levithan on Saturday at the Rochester Teen Book Festival. I’m very excited.

  13. Kelly says:

    I’ve just finished The Summer I Became a Nerd this week and I loved it! It’s a really sweet story. I hope you enjoy it.

    I really want to read The Hazards of Skinny Dipping, I have that on my list to get next week 🙂

    If you fancy seeing what I got last week you can find it on my Stacking the Shelves post

  14. Mary says:

    Fantastic mailbox books! I’m thinking about listening to the new Hosseini book. Have a great week!

  15. kay says:

    What an awesome selection! But I just realised I completely forgot two books in my post (The 5th Wave and The rising) Great thing there is always next week!
    Happy reading! 🙂

  16. Ack! I need more time to read! You keep adding to my TBR list! 🙂 Happy reading!

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