Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's Monday! What are you reading?/Mailbox Monday

It's Monday! What are you reading? is hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey.

You may have noticed it has been nothing but crickets chirping on this blog for awhile.  That is because I am plugging away at two classes right now.  I have one more week to go and then its a blissful three week break in which I plan to catch up on all of my back reviews.

Read this week:
  •  The Twelve by Justin Cronin
  • What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day by Pearl Cleage
  • Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes

Reading Now:

  • The Last King of Scotland by Giles Foden

Upcoming Reads this week:

  • The Twelve Rooms of the Nile by Enid Shomer
  • Death Comes for the Archbishop by Willa Cather

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia.  This meme is currently on tour and this month it is making it's home @  Suko's Notebook.

I had bunches of books come into my house this week.  Guess I got a little over excited about having that three week break from school because now I've got enough new books to last three month.

For Review:
  • The Ambassador's Daughter by Pam Jenoff
  • The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
  • Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • A Murder at Rosamund's Gate by Susanna Calkins
  • Roses Have Thorns by Sandra Byrd



From PBS:
  • In Need of a Good Wife by Kelly O'Connor McNees
  • San Miguel by T.C. Boyle
  • In the Woods by Tana French
  • The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton

  • The Rising Tide by Jeff Shaara
  • The Steel Wave by Jeff Shaara
  • The Shadow Queen by Rebecca Dean


That's it for me!


  1. exciting upcoming reading! Tell me, I'm curious when you say: From PBS. What's that??

  2. Wow so many good sounding books! I am adding Twelve Rooms of the Nile, In Need of a Good Wife, and A Murder at Rosamund's Gate to my TBR. :) Have a great week!

  3. I hope you enjoy your upcoming break!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out

  4. PBS is Paperbackswap-the book swapping site. I get a ton of books from there :)

  5. I do not know which list to go to first as they all look so good. You've also got Jenoff (that makes me green!)

  6. These all look fantastic!

  7. I've had my eye on The Ambassador's Daughter too. It sounds wonderful. Have a great week and enjoy all your new reads.

  8. Wow....nice stash. They look great. You will love THE SECRET KEEPER and THE AVIATOR'S WIFE.

    MATTERHORN and TWELVE ROOMS look awesome...they all do.


    My link is below....hope you can stop by to also see my review of THE SECRET KEEPER


    A review and E-book giveaway of MURDER TAKES TIME

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  9. I am currently reading the Secret Keeper. Enjoy your books!

  10. Great haul! I'm looking forward to reading THE SECRET KEEPER this month. All of the reviews I've seen have been good. Happy reading!

  11. Ooh...lots of tempting books! What Looks Like Crazy...appeals to me. And The Aviator's Wife is on my list. Have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  12. looks like loads of great historical books! Have a great reading week!

  13. Oooh, The Aviator's Wife is on my wish list. You got a lot of great looking books!

  14. Wow, lots of awesome books. I'm hopefully on the list for Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. I've heard good things about The Aviator's Wife. Enjoy!
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  15. What a great stack of books! I am currently reading The Secret Keeper. I'll be interested to read your review. Other reviews seem to be all over the board, from 1STAR to 5STARS. I am withholding my rating til I finish. MY POST IS HERE

  16. Yay for incoming books. Hope you enjoy them all!

    Tanya Patrice

  17. So many great books on your list! How did you like Matterhorn? I'm also very curious about Mrs Lincoln's Dressmaker :)

    Have a great week!!

  18. WOW! Many of these are new to me. hope you enjoy all of them. San Miguel seems very intriguing--I want to learn more about that book. :)

  19. Saw a few I would love to read, enjoy! your new books.

  20. Great bunch of books arrived at your house! Did you enjoy The Twelve? I hope to get to that before the end of this year.

  21. I did like the Twelve although since it was so long after The Passage that it came out it took me awhile to remember all the characters.

  22. Fantastic mailbox, Holly! I'm eager to read your thoughts on several of the books you've listed.

  23. The Twelve Rooms of the Nile sounds great. I hope you enjoy your books this week!

  24. What an awesome mailbox! I have both The Secret Keeper and The Aviator's Wife, which I just got today. Looks like you have some great reading coming up during your time off. I also have two weeks off during the holidays but with middle-graders time flies with all sorts of activities!

  25. What an absolutely great list! The Aviator's Wife is already getting rave reviews, and you can never go wrong with Kate Morton. I thought In Need of a Good Wife was just fantastic as was In the Woods. What did you think of Matterhorn? It was one of my first audiobook experiences, and I just loved it.

  26. What a great group of books, I don't know where to begin! I have The Aviator's Wife too and am looking forward to it.

  27. Hi Holly,

    You will LOVE "The Secret Keeper" - it was my fav read of 2012. Also, I was wondering if I would be able to borrow or buy or copy of "Even Roses have Thorns" to do a review of it. Let me know!

  28. Isn't the cover for Aviator's Wife just so smart looking? Love everything about it, it would totally for for an ad. :) Love it!
    Have a wonderful reading week! Whatcha readin' this week @ the Brunette Librarian :)

  29. wow, such lovely books in the mail, I love a good historical. Roses Have Thorns looks very good.