In My Mailbox (55) / Stacking the Shelves (10)

15 Dec

in my mailbox stacking the shelvesWeek of December 15, 2012

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. It’s awesome. Every week, we all get a chance to tell everyone what new books we’ve gotten so that we can tell you guys and we can all drool and squee together! Huzzah for squees! Stacking the Shelves is another weekly meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. They’re both awesome memes and I love meeting all of you through them!

I totally forgot that there were books I had to share with you all last week! Ooops!


Book cover for The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay

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The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay (March 26, 2013 from Bloomsbury). 

I can’t think of  a book that’s been getting more buzz on the tweets and the posts and EVERYWHERE lately. It sounds really angsty and emotional and heavy, and I’m in the mood for those kind of contemps around now. I was so excited to get this one–thanks Atria!

Book cover for Dr. Frankenstein's Daughters by Suzanne Weyn

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Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters by Suzanne Weyn (January 1, 2013 from Scholastic).  I’m totally intrigued by this one, friends. It’s a historical fiction/mystery about these two secret daughters of Dr. Frankenstein who take up their father’s legacy and get caught up in this love triangle (tiny ugh…sisters competing for a guy = discomfiting, but whatever). There’s a serial killer and experiments and a really awesome-sounding gothic vibe about it.

Book cover for The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman

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The Fire Horse Girl by Kay Honeyman (January 1, 2013 from Scholastic). Whooo Hooo! A 2013 debut! Even cooler, this is a 2013 debut about both a culture and a time period that are lacking in YA: Asian immigrants to the US in the early 20th century. I know. Sounds a little specific. But still: This story about a Chinese girl born under a bad sign who has to deal with some tough things, not the least of which involve a boy she falls in love with. Sounds GOOD.


Kissing Under the Mistletoe

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Kissing Under the Mistletoe: A St. Helena Vineyard Novel Series #1 by Marina Adair. I saw this cutie-pie contemporary ADULT romance all over twitter a little while ago, thanks to April and Allison. Plus, it was super cheap for my kindle and Christmasy. I’m going to read this one hopefully BEFORE the holiday because it sounds like a good, happy-making book. GOOD TIMES.


An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

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An Echo in the Bone: Outlander #7 by Diana Gabaldon, narrated by Davina Porter.  Actually already listening to this one. It’s so good. Not the best Outlander book based on what I’ve listened to so far, but it’s OUTLANDER. I’m totally invested. And the narrator, Davina Porter, is AMAZING. I’m going to be listening to LOTS more of her books.

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood

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The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, narrated by Claire Danes. Sadly, I’ve never read this book, even though my mom has been pushing it on me for years. There’s too many books, guys!! So when I saw that Claire Danes read the audiobook, and that it was one of Audible’s best audiobooks of the year, I knew I had to give it a go.

That’s my mailbox for the last TWO weeks, friends! I hope you all got some great things, too!


8 Responses to “In My Mailbox (55) / Stacking the Shelves (10)”

  1. Quinn December 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    I always forget to include the books I get from Netgalley in these posts. I also have The Sea of Tranquility. I’m really excited to read it. I think I am going to start it tonight while I am babysitting my cousin’s children. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

    Happy reading!

  2. Krystianna December 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    The Sea of Tranquility sounds really good! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂 I’ve seen it around a lot lately so it must be pretty good.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. andreaheltsleybooks December 15, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    I haven’t heard of a lot of these, but they all look like great reads! I love reading during the holidays:) Enjoy them all.
    Here’s my STS:

  4. Tara @ Hobbitsies December 15, 2012 at 4:48 pm #

    😀 I bought Kissing Under the Mistletoe too, haha! And I am so tempted by that Claire Danes audiobook because I fangirl her. Ah! Fab books, Amy ❤

  5. April Books & Wine December 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm #


    Kissing Under The Mistletoe is FANTASTICAL.


    You need to read The Sea Of Tranquility right this second.

  6. Lisa December 16, 2012 at 6:00 pm #

    Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters omggggggg

  7. Alyssa December 17, 2012 at 10:46 am #

    Well HELLO Dr. Frankenstein’s Daughters! Adding that one immediately.

  8. Estelle (@thatsostelle) December 17, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    Hi there! 🙂 Your blog makes me smile so much with the bright yellow.

    Sea of Tranquility….!! I want to say I’m going to read this before the clock strikes 12 on December 31 but I don’t think it’s going to happen. (If you want proof, you should check out my vlog from Saturday… so many goals! haha)

    But I cannot cannot wait!

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