In My Mailbox (2)

Welcome to Jenny Likes Books! I’m participating in In My Mailbox, which is hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. I have been busy buying things, and these are the fruits of my effort. It’s a hard life, but somebody has to buy¬†all the books in the world! Ha. Even though I should be focused on saving my money for Christmas presents and loan payments and “important adult stuff,” I am a super duper happy camper, because of these lovelies I’ve acquired in the past two weeks:

Starting today at the library:

Memoirs of A Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah: Bought from their sale. It’s supposed to be a young adult memoir, and I have been meaning to read this for a while now.

Bookends by Jane Green: My first Jane Green book! This I checked out from the library. It’s considered contemporary romance, or whatever you call it for adults. The main character is planning on opening a bookstore, and I thought it’d be an interesting plotline!

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon: This is book two in the Outlander series. I wasn’t planning on continuing with the series right now just because they are so long and so big, but I guess a part of me really wanted to, because I ended up needing to check this out.

From my used book store excursion:

The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker: Looks fun! It reminds me of the Gallagher Series by Aly Carter, but instead of super spy girls it’s just regular private school kids.

Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson: A bunch of my coworkers have read this, and they loved it. It’s about a woman who has amnesia and can’t remember anything every morning and has to figure out who to trust, which is particularly hard to do when there is CRAZINESS going on and SECRETS. She’s not even sure if she can trust her husband! Eep!

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigab: Set in India it’s about two women, one very rich and one really poor. It’s about their life and how they relate and I’m excited to read it because I feel like it’s going to really make me think about life and people and status and what that means.

The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise by Julia Stuart: This looks absolutely darling full of unique characters and whimsical plot lines. When I read the summary it made me think about finding magic in the people around you.

From other excursions:

HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE: This is actually a movie, but it is the only black Friday item I got and I’m so excited about it I felt the need to share. I watched the trailer for this forever ago, and I loved the quirkiness of it.

Matched by Ally Condie: I read this when it first came out and loved it. I’m looking forward to reading Crossed, and I really want to make sure I re-read this beforehand. This wasn’t a planned buy, it just sort of happens. Sales make me dangerous.

From the Young Adult Panel last week:

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch: Jeff Hirsch really intrigued me with his summary, and so I had.to.buy.this. I have yet to read it, but it’s wayyyyy up there on my to-read list. I have been listening to the playlist he created for this, and I love it!

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler: What an awesome idea for a premise! It sounded really cool, which is why I bought this. It ended up being really cool, which is why I have no regrets buying this.

Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan: This is actually my first solo Levithan book, which is why I bought this title and why I want to read it!

Alrighty, that’s about it. Lots of good things to look forward too! Happy reading:)

In My Mailbox (1)

I’ve decided to celebrate the arrival of the first book I ordered through online (not counting college textbooks), with my first “In My Mailbox” post! Started by Kristi at The Story Siren, I’m just posting the books I have acquired in the past week.

It’s funny, because my friend Kay was just patiently listening to me complain about how anxious I was waiting for this book to arrive this morning over tea. When I came home, BOOM! There it was!!!! I’m super duper excited to read Lola and the Boy Next Door!

I checked these out from the library recently!

So Much Closer: I really enjoyed Susane Colsanti’s other books, which is why I really want to read this one. I’ve seen so many mixed reviews, so I’m curious to see my reaction.

And Then Things Fall Apart: Aforementioned friend pulled this from the shelf at the library a while ago, and I LOVE the cover a lot. The summary sounds a little angsty, but I started it already (technically. I’m trying to decide if I want to pretend I didn’t start reading it and start Lola, but I don’t know…) and I like it so far! The girl is tasteful in her angst.

An Unquenchable Thirst: Saw this in a Barnes and Noble once upon a time in a nearby town, and it sounds SO interesting. It’s not young adult literature, but instead a memoir about a girl deciding to become a nun under Mother Theresa’s guidance.

Eona:I read Eon a while ago and I loved it (if you love Tamora Peirce I think you’ll love this too). I’m sure the sequel will be fantastic.

Cheers to happy reading!