Mailbox Monday

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (from the library’s sale shelf): I have wanted to read this since I’ve enjoyed the other Scandinavian crime writers. Not Steig Larsson, but Jo Nesbo and Jussi Adler-Olsen to be specific. This is the first in Mankell’s series.

House Rules by Jodi Picoult (for a reading prize from our local library): I have wanted to read this since I read that it deals with the topic of Asperger’s Syndrome, as many of the children I teach suffer with the same condition.

Stay by Allie Larkin (from Plume, of  the Penguin Group)

Promises to Keep by Jane Green (from Plume, of the Penguin Group)

The Girl in The Garden by Kamala Nair (from Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hatchette)

Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah (from the library’s sale shelf): Yeah, I know it’s Summer. But, this seemed like a quick, fun read whenever I saw it last Winter…

Would you start with any on this list in particular?

Thanks to The Bluestocking Guide for hosting Mailbox Monday this June.

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25 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday”

  1. Hmm, I liked Faceless Killers, it would be a good winter read though. I also really liked House Rules, but from memory, it's set in winter too…I would take out the ones you don't want to read now, then pick one of the ones you have left. (If that makes any sense).

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  2. I read some of Jane Green's earlier books and really liked them (as light reading). I listened to Promises to Keep as an audiobook and thought it was charming at the beginning and almost insufferable at the end (as in 'please end, already! I'm suffering through you!'} There are a couple of writers (like her) who I think were better, earlier, before they joined the chick lit industry. {That's mean of me.) Sorry…you didn't ask which one NOT to start with. Fun stack, though! Happy reading!

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  3. Parrish, I like your plan of attack!SamStillReading, I'm really anxious to try some of Mankell's work. I actually found another one of his in the AAUW book sale on Saturday: The Man From Beijing, I think it's called. Probably the ones I'm least likely to begin with are the so-called 'chick lit' books, as that's never been a terribly appealing genre to me.Anna, I kept seeing Winter Garden everywhere last winter. I had to know what it's about!Audrey, you're not too mean at all; I know exactly what you're saying. I've not read anything by Jane Green, was actually surprised to be sent this novel as a matter of fact, since I usually read the classics. Anyway, a little girlishness goes a long way with me, and if a novel seems trite? I want to throw it against the wall. Not to be mean. 🙂

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  4. Nice stack – and I'm a Kristin Hannah fan, so WINTER GARDEN or maybe I'd rather suggest HOUSE RULES. I liked that one a lot. It had been a while since I read a Picoult book and I was ready for her stype of writing. I found it very interesting. We have some friends who have a 20-ish son with Asperger's. Plus there is a mystery. Enjoy whichever one you choose!

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  5. Kay, thanks for the insight into Kristen Hannah, an author whom I've not read before. Picoult does have an interesting style of writing; when she takes two sides, you can see the point of view of either one! Plus, I'm all for a mystery.Mary, glad to know you liked Stay!

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  6. Wonderful books in your mailbox, Bellezza! I have a couple of Jodi Picoult's books which I borrowed from the library – 'Songs of the Humpback Whale' and 'My Sister's Keeper'. I want to read 'Songs of the Humpback Whale' first. Have you read Jodi Picoult's books before? How did you like them?I love the title of that book – 'Winter Garden' 🙂 Very tempting book!Happy Reading!

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  7. Vishy, My Sister's Keeper was the first Picoult I read. I have several others of hers, but I wasn't ready for the 'drama' during the school year. Now they seem quite tempting! I have this one from the post today, and also The Pact. We'll have to talk when you finish the Keeper one; I don't want to spoil any of it for you.

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  8. Have to ask you… is that French actress Romy Schneider on your banner?? She played in the famous series called Sissi. If so… she also went out with Alain Delon in the early 50s. Both were the IT couple of the French cinema.Nice loot again 🙂 PS Thanks for the feedback on the photographs – your style on this blog is perfect for its classy touch. 🙂

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  9. I'd have a hard time deciding which of these to start with. I, too, am interested in reading House Rules. I like how Jodi Picoult writes about issues of our time.

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