Mailbox Monday: A Few Books I’m Looking Forward To


can an epic adventure succeed without a hero? andra watkins needed a wingman to help her become the first living person to walk the historic 444-mile natchez trace as the pioneers did. she planned to walk fifteen miles a day. for thirty-four days.

after striking out with everyone in her life, she was left with her disinterested eighty-year-old father. and his gas. the sleep apnea machine and self-scratching. sharing a bathroom with a man whose gut obliterated his aim.

~not without my father by Andra Watkins


In the tradition of Alan Furst, the #1 international bestselling author delivers his first stand-alone novel, a psychological thriller set in World War II Nazi Germany and 1970s England.

~The Alphabet House by Jussi Adler-Olsen


An irresistible debut novel about the wisdom of the very young, the mischief of the very old, and the magic that happens when no one else is looking.

  ~lost & found by Brooke Davis


From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a surprising and moving romance set in an old-fashioned seaside town on the verge of unwelcome change.

~Silver Bay by JoJo Moyes


From the New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You and One Plus One, in an earlier work available in the U.S. for the first time, a post-WWII story of the war brides who crossed the seas by the thousands to face their unknown futures.

1946. World War II has ended and all over the world, young women are beginning to fulfill the promises made to the men they wed in wartime.

~The Ship of Brides by JoJo Moyes


A prince with a quest, a beautiful commoner with mysterious powers, and dragons who demand to be freed—at any cost.

Filled with the potent mix of the supernatural and romance that made A Discovery of Witches a runaway success, Moth and Spark introduces readers to a vibrant world—and a love story they won’t soon forget.

~Moth and Spark by Anne Leonard

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25 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday: A Few Books I’m Looking Forward To”

    1. I have already read the previous for by him, and they are so good! (Except, The Marco Effect ended up seeming a little contrived at the end…more like watching a film than reading a book.) I’m looking forward to see what he’s done with The Alphabet House.


  1. I read my first Jojo Moyes “Me before you” a few weeks ago, and I quite enjoyed it up to its last 50 pages, when everything seemed to be written in a hurry…


    1. The ending of that book actually made me cry. I wonder if I’ll enjoy another book by her quite as much. I’m sorry you felt it rushed, which may have actually halted the emotional impact.


    1. I’m curious about JoJo’s books which came earlier than Me Before You; that’s been my favorite, but only the second one I’ve read.

      I’m trying to read all of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s books. His characters (in Department Q) almost become friends.


    1. I’m glad you heard about Lost & Found, which apparently has been a huge success already in Australia. I didn’t know about it until Penguin delivered it to my doorstep, bless their hearts.


    1. Actually, these are “old”. They came out before Me Before You, and Penguin is rereleasing them. Still, I haven’t read them yet. They’re something to look forward to.


  2. I know so, so many people love Jojo Moyes, but I’ve yet to read anything by her. And I’m also quite intrigued by the cover of Lost & Found. Hope you enjoy all your new books. Happy reading!


    1. Doesn’t Lost and Found sound wonderfully intriguing? I’ve read such great reviews about it on the Penguin Australia site, from when it was first published there.


  3. Two books by Jojo Moyes! I have finally read Me Before You, and would like to read more by this talented author. Bellezza, the bold, new look of your blog is stunning!


    1. Isn’t Me Before You heartbreaking and thought-provoking? I was especially sympathetic to the mother’s point of view in that novel. Thank you for the compliment about the ever-changing blog look. 😉


  4. What a great mix of books! I have the two Moyes on my kindle and will be getting Moth and Spark – I can’t wait to read them all. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on them 😉 Enjoy your new reads!


  5. Very curious about Lost & Found…

    I loved Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You, but was disappointed with The Girl You Left Behind. I’m glad I decided to give Moye’s another chance, though, as I wound up thoroughly enjoying The Last Letter from Your Lover. Now to try some of her other earlier works.


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