Mailbox Monday (97)

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! This week can be described in one word: Hot! It was in the 90s-100 degrees all week. Yesterday I spent the day at the LA Vegan Beer & Food Festival, which was big fun. But drinking and eating in the hot sun left me in no mood to blog so I’ve been a little quiet here this weekend. How was your week?

Here’s my week in books:


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Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour – This book gets 5 stars from me. All the stars! (Review later this week.) This book is about a young Hollywood set designer who falls for an up and coming actress with a mysterious past.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson -My next read, maybe? This is about a girl whose best friend leaves her a to-do list of thirteen unusual tasks to complete one summer.

Far From You by Tess Sharpe -This is a mystery that alternates between the past and present as you piece together a murder.


Audiobooks for Review: 

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren, read by Shayna Thibodeaux – Such a great kickoff to a new contemporary romance series! It’s about a college graduate who meets a French guy in Vegas who invites her to spend the summer in Paris with him.

Only Everything by Kieran Scott, read by Rebekkah Ross – Greek mythology meets modern high school setting when Eros/Cupid is expelled from Olympus and has to play matchmaker for three couples without using magic.

Raging Star by Moira Young, read by Heather Lind – The final book in the Dust Lands trilogy.


E-Books for Review: 

Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley – This debut takes place in Virginia in 1959 and covers race relations and sexuality. Excited about this one!

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica – This is a mystery story with a supposedly big twist at the end! It’s about an abduction and extortion plot.

The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood – This is a psychological thriller about six residents of a building, and one of them is a killer.

The Sound by Sarah Alderson -This mystery is about a British nanny who visits the Nantucket Sound for a quiet summer, only to be pulled into a deadly mystery.

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Audio, Harlequin, Penguin, and Sarah Alderson!

Giveaway alert- While you’re here, be sure to check out my audiobook giveaway for The Snow Queen by Michael Cunningham, performed by Claire Danes. It’s open to everyone!

What’s new in your mailbox? 


16 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday (97)

  1. Woah that is hot! We dropped back down into the 50’s and 60’s here in Georgia, and it’s been raining. I could do with some heat, lol. I hope you enjoy your new reads!

  2. It sounds SO hot! But your weekend also sounds fun!

    Your three purchased paperbacks are books I really want to read, I am definitely going to order Nina’s book now!

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

  3. Can’t wait to read your review for Everything Leads to You! I want to read that book so badly, but I basically don’t ever buy hardcovers, so… Why aren’t they releasing it on the Kindle yet, dammit?

    I hope you enjoy Far From You! I loved that book so much.

    Also I’m really excited about Lies We Tell Ourselves; I’m interested to see what you’ll think of it!

    Happy reading!

  4. Mary says:

    The Sound looks interesting.

  5. The Sound and Since You’ve Been Gone both sound excellent. I feel your pain about the hot, although we’ve forgone autumn for winter & rain! I need to start remembering my umbrella again.

  6. harvee says:

    Far from You sounds like a mystery I’d enjoy. Hope you like all your books!
    Book Dilettante

  7. sagustocox says:

    Since YOu’ve Been gone looks like a fun one

  8. I love the look of Everything Leads to You….and also Far From You…enjoy your books! And thanks for visiting my blog.

  9. fishgirl182 says:

    Everything Leads to You is sooo pretty. I must get a copy soon. And I hope you like Sweet Filthy Boy. I may start it this week.

  10. Wonder what summer will bring if it’s that hot now. Very busy weekend for us.

    Looks like you’ve got some great books. Hope you enjoy them.

  11. Summer/Sunny says:

    YES, read Since You’ve Been Gone next! It was such a superb summer read, I wish I hadn’t read it so fast 🙂

  12. bookgoonie says:

    Can’t wait to hear whatcha think.

  13. DeniseF says:

    I’m intrigued by ‘The Good Girl’. Can’t wait to see what you think of it!

  14. abookdragon says:

    Love the covers, especially the audio books. Thanks for dropping by the Lair. Feel the Rush is a blogger recommended book (Herding Cats and Burning Soup), not sure if I’m going to read book 1 before this one.

    Happy Reading

  15. kay says:

    What a great mailbox! I really want to read The Sound, it looks good. Also I preordered Everything Leads to You a while ago (still waiting for it!) and I am so happy to read you loved it this much!

  16. Elizabeth says:

    Very nice mailbox. ENJOY all your books.

    Love the cover of The Sound and The Killer Next Door.

    Have a great reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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