Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is on tour! This month it’s being hosted by Let Them Read Books. This is a weekly meme created by The Printed Page where book bloggers show off the books they received, picked up from the library, or bought at the book store.

Fruits Basket, Volumes 20-23 by Natsuki Takaya
Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

PS – There’s still time to enter the Matched ARC giveaway. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow night at 10 PM.

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  1. Congrats on snagging the last few volumes of Fruits Basket! I keep seeing The Sky is Everywhere literally 'everywhere'– including at the local indie store– so I'll definitely have to check it out. Going to read your review now. 🙂

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  2. I've had my eye on Wintergirls! Thanks for linking up to Mailbox Monday. Happy reading!

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  3. I have wanted to read Dash and Lily's Book of Dares since I first saw it around the blogosphere!Hope you enjoy your books 🙂

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  4. I received for review Lipstick in Afghanistan by Roberta Gately from Gallery Publishers.Roberta Gately’s lyrical and authentic debut novel—inspired by her own experiences as a nurse in third world war zones—is one woman’s moving story of offering help and finding hope in the last place she expected.Gripped by haunting magazine images of starving refugees, Elsa has dreamed of becoming a nurse since she was a teenager. Of leaving her humble working-class Boston neighborhood to help people whose lives are far more difficult than her own. No one in her family has ever escaped poverty, but Elsa has a secret weapon: a tube of lipstick she found in her older sister’s bureau. Wearing it never fails to raise her spirits and cement her determination. With lipstick on, she can do anything—even travel alone to war-torn Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11.But violent nights as an ER nurse in South Boston could not prepare Elsa for the devastation she witnesses at the small medical clinic she runs in Bamiyan. As she struggles to prove herself to the Afghan doctors and local villagers, she begins a forbidden romance with her only confidant, a charming Special Forces soldier. Then, a tube of lipstick she finds in the aftermath of a tragic bus bombing leads her to another life-changing friendship. In her neighbor Parween, Elsa finds a kindred spirit, fiery and generous. Together, the two women risk their lives to save friends and family from the worst excesses of the Taliban. But when the war waging around them threatens their own survival, Elsa discovers her only hope is to unveil the warrior within. Roberta Gately’s raw, intimate novel is an unforgettable tribute to the power of friendship and a poignant reminder of the tragic cost of war.***I received for review Laney (The Brookehaven Vampires Series #1) by Joann Sowles from the author.In a small college town in Northern California, Laney Alexander leads a regular, uneventful life–that is, until the charming and alluring Oliver Knight enters her world. Who is this gorgeous and mysterious stranger? Or, rather, what is he?As Laney’s sophomore year of college begins, so does an unbelievable adventure–including a love she didn’t know she longed for. She soon learns that Oliver is not ordinary, nor is the rest of his family, including a sister who openly hates her and a brother who will stop at nothing for revenge. As she fights for her life, and Oliver’s love, Laney discovers that the fictional world of vampires isn’t so fictional after all. Nobody is safe, especially Laney, Oliver’s most important priority, and he will stop at nothing to protect her. With her mortality at risk, and a commitment revealed that she, without a doubt, knows she wants, Laney’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn…

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  5. Fruit Basket was the name of a game we used to play!!! Enjoy your reading and a Merry Christmas to you.

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  6. I seem to recall hearing some wonderful things about Wintergirls. (love the title as well!)Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

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