Sunday, January 13, 2013

Mailbox Monday, Jan 14

Well, I might have been blue after the end of my vacation, but the copious amount of books waiting for me made me a lot cheerier. My first Mailbox Monday for 2013, which is being hosted this month at Lori's Reading Corner.

What did you get this week?

For Review


I was one of the 'Jane Austen Superfan' sweepstakes winners! Thanks to The Reading Group Center/Knopf Doubleday.


One of my hotels in Turkey had a take-one-leave-one library, and these books were among the offerings!

Gifted to me by a friend who knows how much I like to read. Thanks Emily!


  1. So many neat looking books! You're so lucky, that would make me happy too!

  2. Wow, it'll be hard to know which one to start with!!

  3. What a fabulous mailbox, Audra! I'm looking forward to your review of Deanna Raybourn's new novel, as well as Fiona McIntosh's next release. I'll be reading A Place of Greater Safety at some point this year, I've heard such good things about it.


  4. Great list. I have the Raybourn on preorder, but April's a long way away!

  5. I just finished the two Demi-Monde books; I greatly enjoyed the first one but didn't think the second was quite as good. Still, the world-building is fascinating.

    Happy reading!

    1. This week I received two books that I won: LIVE BY NIGHT by Dennis Lehane (hardcover) and ANIMAL WISE by Virginia Morell (ARC). From the Bargain Books at the bookstore I bought NOCTURNES by Kazuo Ishiguro (hardcover) and ALEX AND ME by Irene M. Pepperberg (hardcover)

  6. HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL is on my wishlist. I just wrote this statement someplace else. Feels like deja vu.

  7. I love the tag about reading from your friend! Hilarious. Children of Liberty sounds interesting...for the War challenge?

    I also got House Girl...cannot wait to read it.

  8. What a beautiful haul of books. The Hilary Mantel is a new one for me and the Deanna Raybourn book is also new to me. Will be looking out for them.

  9. Oh wow, so many interesting new titles across genres, I simply would not know where to start. Enjoy, and I will look forward to reading your reviews of a few of these titles.

  10. The House Girl is one I've been wanting to read. Enjoy your week!


  11. So many books! Enjoy!

  12. Wow! Talk about a great mail day!! Woohoo!! "heading out to wonderful" is on my TBR list!!

  13. Great mailbox you have! Rebecca's Tale and The Scrivener's Tale sounds very good. loved Night Circus and I hope you enjoy it too. Happy reading!

  14. These all look so good...Wow...enjoy your fabulous mailbox and ALL the books.

    I have THE HOUSE GIRL....can't wait to start it. HEADING OUT TO WONDERFUL looks good too...I like Robert Goolrick.

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  15. I got a couple of these, but man, this is a fantastic mailbox! I also love the fact that you are going to be reading The Night Circus, as it's one of my favorites. The atmosphere is incredible in that book, even if the characters are a little thin to some. Very nice mailbox today!

  16. What great titles. I see a couple that would fit "What's In A Name 6"

    Hope you enjoy them all.

  17. Hope you love The Night Circus as much as I did!

  18. Great books! I just read something about Ghana Must Go - I look forward to your review of that one!

  19. "Just another mailbox Monday..." *sings*

    That girl on Heading Out to Wonderful looks SASSY. Also, I want that dress.

    Would love the Antonia Lively cover if it weren't for the cigarette. :(

    I Should Have Stayed Home: GLOVES!

    Much Ado About Loving: That looks awesome!

    The Scrivener's Tale: At first I thought her dress was her hair, and I was shocked by how long and thick it was. Nope, just crazy.

    A Spear of Summer Grass: I love this one.

    The Gravedigger's Brawl: Lol at the title, but it actually looks super cool.

    Children of Liberty: We're on another tour together! *fistbumps*

    The Night Circus: I've been meaning to read that. nice find!

  20. As always, a wonderful collection of books! I'm curious to see how you like the Night Circus (a bit mixy on it myself) and the Hilary Mantel - of hers, have only ever read Eight Months on Ghazzah St. but thought it was excellent - would love to know more about this one.

  21. Wow!! Lots of eye candy there. I haven't visited Net Galley or Edelweiss recently so my book stack is looking grim right now.

  22. I hope you love The Night Circus as much as I do. It's unique. Happy reading!