After a relaxing, lazy Sunday, I'm well-rested this Monday morning, but always unhappy to see the weekend come to a close. The one bright spot today is Mailbox Monday (hosted by Marcia from The Printed Page), which invites bookish folk to share the titles that arrived in their homes over the past week, whether by mail, library, or book store.
I have a lot of books to show you all today, but this is a couple weeks' worth, as last Monday I was just getting back from vacation and too tired to go online. I've pretty much stopped accepting review copies, so the Mailbox will soon be bare. I still plan to go to library sales, though. I can't resist those. Anyway, here are the books I recently welcomed into my home and onto my sagging shelves:
Time of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch (from Random House for an upcoming TLC Book Tour)
The Widow's Season by Laura Brodie (from the author and Penguin)
Up for Renewal: What Magazines Taught Me About Love, Sex, and Starting Over by Cathy Alter (from PR consultant Minjae Ormes)
Bundle of Trouble: A Maternal Instincts Mystery by Diana Orgain (from author)
Bending Toward the Sun: A Mother and Daughter Memoir by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie with Rita Lurie (from FSB Associates)
A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi (from the author)
Searching for Pemberley by Mary Lydon Simonson (from Sourcebooks)
The 13 Days of Halloween by Carol Greene and Tim Raglin (illus.) (from Sourcebooks)
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood (from Doubleday/Random House via Shelf Awareness)
Mercury in Retrograde by Paula Froelich (from Atria Books)
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner (from Atria Books)
Homer & Langley by E.L. Doctorow (surprise ARC from Random House)
Emma by Jane Austen (contest win from One Person's Journey through a world of Books)
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult (contest win from One Person's Journey through a world of Books)
The Secret Keeper by Paul Harris (contest win from Savvy Verse & Wit)
Crack of Doom by Willi Heinrich (a WWII book someone left behind in the train station in the free book area).
My Secret War Diary: My History of the Second World War 1939-1945 by Flossie Albright by Marica Williams (The Girl's birthday gift from Serena and her hubby)
The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones (Book One) by Rick Riordan (The Girl's birthday gift from Serena and her hubby)
Well, I better get reading then. What books did you add to your shelves recently?