1.09.2010

In My Mailbox [10]

This is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren

So, I've still been getting TONS of books from my after-Christmas book-buying spree. I feel like such a book-glutton, haha. All recieved in the mail.







Rosoff Mania:





1. Willow by Julia Hoban: So I'd seen some glowing reviews of this book around the blogosphere and the premise sounded interesting. And it fits nicely into my resolution to read more contemporary.

2. Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta: I read a review by a writer friend that said this book was AMAZING so I took her word for it and bought it!

3. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: OKAY I FINALLY GOT IT THIS WEEK AND I ALREADY READ IT AND OMG IT IS MORE AMAZING AND SPARKLY THAN EVERYONE SAYS IT IS OMG I'M A TOTAL JELLICOE FANGIRL NOW.

4. Smack by Melvin Burgess: Figured I'd venture for some edgy YA. I've seen this book recced practically everywhere, so I'm pretty curious to see if it's as great as everyone says.

5. What I Was by Meg Rosoff: *dies* Boarding school. Britain. That's all I needed to know before I bought it.

6. Just in Case by Meg Rosoff: So the premise sounds awesome. Trying to escape fate? Renaming yourself Justin Case? Haha. Can't wait to read this one :)

7. How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff: All I have to say is this won the PRINTZ and the main character moves to ENGLAND. It better be mind-bogglingy amazing!

24 comments:

Lea said...

Lol, wasn't Jellicoe Road awesome? I keep trying to find LFA...I can't wait to see your review on it though!

Happy reading ;)

Book Monster said...

Happy Reading !!! Looks like amazing books :)

Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week, they all look really good. Hope you enjoy reading the rest of them.

Justine said...

Ooh, Willow. I hope to read that soon :) I've also heard some great reviews about that.
Happy reading!

Ah Yuan // wingstodust said...

I've been seeing How I Live Now around... Are you gonna do a review for it? I'll be looking forward to it. =D

Bianca said...

Great, great books! Will be looking into those!

....Justin Case. Hah that's wicked.

Lauren said...

Oooh, Willow! I love that book. :)

RaĆ­la said...

WILLOW! I so want to read this one!

Emilia Joyce Plater said...

Have fun with those :D

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Awesome books! (Totally know what you mean by Christmas shopping-spree, lol.) Willow was good and I hadn't heard Of Meg Rosoff, but if you buy that many of her books, she must be good! Happy reading. :)

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

I bought Willow ages ago and I have yet to read it, but it's bound to be amazing! And yay for Meg Rosoff! Happy reading! :)

Lauren said...

How I Live Now is one of my favourite books ever - it's written in such a distinctive style but it's one of those stories that stays with you.

I'm really hoping to read Willow soon too. It sounds really powerful. Hope you enjoy!

Becky said...

What I Was is certainly an unusual read. I enjoyed it so I am very interested to hear what you think. Happy reading!

Angie said...

I'm reading SMACK right now. Very edgy and the characterization is awesome. I think you'll enjoy it!

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Willow Looks awesome I hope you enjoy it and I cant wait to hear what you think!

Stephanie aka The Stark Raving Bibliophile said...

I have read great things about Meg Rosoff. I hope you enjoy all your new books!

Mine is here: When the Apocalypse Comes Nobody's Going to Be Punctuating

readsamread said...

How I Live Now is so... heart-wrenching. I want to read Meg Rosoff's new book!

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Great books! Jellicoe Road was really good...I enjoyed it.

Here's what I got this week: http://bookielaura.blogspot.com/2010/01/in-my-mailbox-11010.html

Take care! :D

Michelle said...

Lots of good books this week. I look forward to your reviews. Willow is amazing by the way. I hope you like it as much as I did. :D

Faye said...

awesome books! I hear willow is really good. I'll have 2 pick it up
Happy reading :D

Cleverly Inked said...

They all sound great! You seem to know how to pick them

5peasinapod said...

I really want to get my hands on that SMACK one.

CarlyB said...

How I Live Now is absolutely amazing and so beautifully written; I'll be surprised if you don't fall in love with it! Also, Smack (that confused me a bit as it's called Junk in the UK) is another fantastic book and brutally honest.
Hope you enjoy them all, nothing beats getting a big package of books through the mail!
xxx

pepsivanilla said...

All of those Meg Rosoff books have the prettiest covers!

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