Sunday, September 25, 2011

In My Mailbox #6

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Here's what I got this week.

From giveaways / For Review

Witches of East End by Melissa De La Cruz (thanks, Mandy!)
Jane Austen Made Me Do It edited by Laurel Ann Nattress (from LibraryThing Early Reviewers)
Ashes, Ashes by Jo Treggiari (from teenreads)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Bad Girls Don't Die by Katie Alender
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Ophelia by Lisa Klein
A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Bedside, Bathtub, and Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie by Dick Riley and Pam McAllister

 College is keeping me really busy right now, and I'm finding it hard to set aside time for reading. I'll try to make more of an effort to fit some reading time into my schedule.

That's what I got in my mailbox this week. What did you get in your mailbox?

Friday, September 9, 2011

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

Summary (from Goodreads): First, there were ten - a curious assortment of strangers summoned as weekend guests to a private island off the coast of Devon. Their host, an eccentric millionaire unknown to all of them, is nowhere to be found. All that the guests have in common is a wicked past they're unwilling to reveal - and a secret that will seal their fate. For each has been marked for murder. One by one they fall prey. Before the weekend is out, there will be none. And only the dead are above suspicion.
My Review: This book was amazing! It was brilliantly constructed, and kept me guessing at every turn. I really don't want to give anything away, so I'll just say read it. You definitley won't regret it. There, that was really short, but at least it was spoiler free!

I also wanted to let you guys know what's going on. I'll be reading two classics a month for this following year, There are so many great authors and novels that I have wanted to experience, and this will give me that chance. I also will start to review the non YA, non classics books that I read. I will still be reading YA, I'll just be adding different books that you guys might find interesting.  

Sunday, September 4, 2011

In My Mailbox #5

This week I got:
Nightshade and Wolfsbane by Andrea Cremer (from Fire and Ice)
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (from Book Chic)
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (From my university library. 4 floors of books!)
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (from Bloomsbury)
The Train of Small Mercies by David Rowell (from Penguin)

That's what I got in my mailbox. Leave links to your IMM's below and I promise I will check them out! Also, I'm thinking about reading and reviewing two classics per month for a year, starting this month. Thoughts?

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.