My Mailbox Monday post for this week features 2 week's worth of books, as last Monday I was passed out on the couch after coming home from our July 4th camping trip. I was awake enough to open up the few packages that were waiting for me (couldn't let them sit unopened, of course), but the excitement of new books was too much for my tired bones and I conked out shortly after.
Before I show you my new books, I want to thank Marcia from The Printed Page for hosting Mailbox Monday, where bookish folk talk about the books they purchased, received for review, or otherwise obtained over the last week.
Here's what arrived in the mail:
The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson and Martin Dugard (from Miriam Parker at Hachette) I've never read non-fiction by Patterson, so I'm really looking forward to this one.
Fear the Worst by Linwood Barclay (from Random House via Shelf Awareness) The description caught my eye, and I figure if I don't like it, it sounds like something my husband will enjoy.
Lizzi & Fredl: A Perilous Journey of Love and Faith by Dr. William B. Stanford (from Kelley & Hall Book Publicity & Promotion via Bostick Communications) I can't pass up what looks to be an interesting Holocaust story about the author's parents.
The Rapture by Liz Jensen (from Random House via Shelf Awareness) This one sounded too good to pass up, and my husband is interested in reading it because he loves disaster-related books and movies.
The Saint and the Fasting Girl by Anna Richenda (from the author) I'm always looking for some good historical fiction.
A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve (from Miriam Parker at Hachette) I just couldn't refuse this one, since Shreve is among my favorite authors.
Secrets to Happiness by Sarah Dunn (a contest win from Savvy Verse & Wit)
The Moon Looked Down by Dorothy Garlock (from Anna Balasi at Hachette) Another book for the WWII reading challenge at War Through the Generations.
The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst (from Random House for a book tour later this month) I haven't been participating in many book tours lately, but I couldn't refuse this one because it's a WWII-related book.
I received these books from Belle at Ms. Bookish from a giveaway:
The Same Sweet Girls by Cassandra King
The Sky Is Falling by Kit Pearson...another WWII-related book
Paging Aphrodite by Kim Green
Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn by Kris Radish
The Riddles of Epsilon by Christine Morton-Shaw
And I caved and went with Serena to her library's rockin' sale on Saturday, and picked these up for about $5. Most of them are WWII-related, of course.
The Wave: The Classroom Experiment That Went Too Far by Todd Strasser
Stones in Water by Donna Jo Napoli
Floating in My Mother's Palm by Ursula Hegi
Spy/Counterspy by Dusko Popov
No. 12 Kaiserhofstrasse: The Story of an Invisible Jew in Nazi Germany by Valentin Senger--I couldn't find a pic of the copy I purchased, and there wasn't much info about the book online.
So I'm going to be buried under books until further notice, but I'll enjoy every minute of it!
What books did you welcome into your home recently?