Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mailbox Monday: May 23, 2011

Mailbox Monday is usually hosted by Marcia at the Printed Page; the meme will be doing a blog tour over the next few months - this month it is hosted by Mari from MariReads Mailbox Monday gives us a chance to feature the books that came into our homes over the past week (and of course to check out what came in to everyone else's!) It has been some time since I have done a Mailbox Monday so there is a lot in here (probably about 1 month's worth).  


 A Visit from the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan - for an upcoming bookclub
Love and Summer: A Novel by William Trevor - this author was recommended to me a while ago and I finally picked up one of his books
The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care by T.R. Reid - the title is a mouthful but an important topic
The Lacemakers of Glenmara  by Heather Barbieri - I saw a lot of great reviews about this book on the blogs last year
The Empty Family: Stories by Colm Toibin - I snap up anything by this author!
Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain by Portia de Rossi -this is not a celebrity I ever took any notice of but I heard her read some passages from this book and they were so raw and I was surprised by how much I could relate (even though I struggle with a different eating disorder than she did)

Received For Review
The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair (from the author)
Only Mine (Hqn) by Susan Mallery (from Little Bird Publicity)
The Long Song: A Novel by Andrea Levy (from Picador)
Summer in the South: A Novel by Cathy Holton (from the author)
The Oregon Experiment by Keith Scribner (from Regal Literary)
Dreams of Joy: A Novel by Lisa See (from Library Thing Early Reviewers)

What came into your home this week?


  1. Love and Summer looks like a good one for the beach...A Visit from the Goon Squad is one I read awhile ago...I had mixed feelings about it. Hope you do enjoy it.


  2. What great books! I'm definitely jealous of all your wonderful reads. I have Goon Squad and Love and Summer on my TBR pile now, and I've had my eye on Summer in the South for a beach read this year. Can't wait to hear your thoughts!

  3. I have Summer in the South on my wish list. It looks like it will be a good summer read. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

  4. Great books this week, I have been wanting to read Summer in the South, it looks like a nice summer read. Happy reading!

  5. You got some good ones! I'm reading Dreams of Joy now and so far its fantastic. Happy reading :)

  6. Those all look like really good books! Already looking forward to your reviews! I read Unbearable Lightness a few months ago and it was such a good book. Sad and difficult to read at times, but I thought it was a great book that anyone could read. I hope that you enjoy it!

  7. I'm waiting on Dreams of Joy. So looking forward to that book! Hope you enjoy The Lacemakers of Glenmara as much as I did.

  8. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on Goon Squad! I've still not decided, but now I'm inclined to check it out.

  9. Great mailbox, enjoy! them all.

  10. I've got Dreams of Joy in my tbr pile. :) Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  11. You've got some great ones. Enjoy! I loved A Visit from the Goon Squad.

  12. I've been wanting to read A Visit From the Goon Squad. I'll be interested to hear what you think of it.

  13. A Visit from the Goon Squad is on my list, so I'll be interested to read your thoughts on that one.

  14. I can't wait to read "A Visit From the Goon Squad." Jennifer Egan had me at "...yellow eye shadow..."