Monday, February 4, 2013

~ Mailbox Monday ~

Welcome to Mailbox Monday! Originally created by Marcia, Mailbox Monday is hosted by Audra at Unabridged Chick this February.    This list includes books from several weeks since this is my first mailbox post in a long while!

The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout (review copy from Random House)

Wife 22 by Melanie Gideon (win from Great Thoughts, Thank you Andrea!)

Circles of Time by Phillip Rock  (review for TLC Book Tours)

The Future Arrived by Phillip Rock  (review for TLC Book Tours)

Dickens at Christmas by Charles Dickens (won from Delia at Postcards of Asia  Thank you, Delia!)

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (library book sale)

Aloft by Chang-rae Lee (library book sale)


  1. Wow, great mailbox Amy! There's a whole bunch I want to read. Nice to see you back.

  2. Chang-Rae Lee's book is new to me. I really liked State of Wonder too.

  3. The Phillip Rock books are fantastic so far! Happy reading!

  4. Sooooooooooooo envious of the Strout! I didn't like State of Wonder but other bloggers adored it -- can't wait to see what you think of it!

  5. I also got The Burgess Boys, but none of the others. My selection this week was interesting too though, so I am not too envious :) I hope that you enjoy all of them, especially State of Wonder. That was one of my favorites of last year!

  6. Great variety of books. I enjoyed State of Wonder and Wife 22. I look forward to The Burgess Boys. Have a great week.

  7. I just got The Burgess Boys today and I'm ridiculously excited about it. Enjoy your new books!

  8. I really want to read State of Wonder--I've heard such good things about it.

    Enjoy your books!

  9. I've had Wife 22 on my shelf for FOREVER and still haven't gotten around to reading it. I've heard great things about it though. I hope you enjoy it!

  10. The Burgess Boys is on my list. Hope all of these are enjoyable Amy.

  11. I love them all. ENJOY!!!

    Giveaway going on at my blog for THE CONFESSION by Charles Todd. It is in the post right below Mailbox Monday.

    My Mailbox Monday link is below.

    Happy Monday!!

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  12. The Burgess Boys will be going on my wishlist. Your mailbox is full of lovely books!

  13. I really enjoyed Wife 22 and State of Wonder!

  14. Great mailbox. I really want to read the Phillip Rock series. Enjoy!
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  15. Darlene:
    Thank you! I have no idea when I'll read all of these but I'm looking forward to each and every one.
    It's so nice to be back. I've got a lot to do but that's just fine by me!

  16. Book Dilettante:
    I have yet to read any of Rae-Lee's books but he's on my list of authors to make sure I read. I've read great reviews of Patchett's book and have enjoyed some of her others so I'm looking forward to this one.
    Thank you for commenting!

  17. Anna:
    I like the Phillip Rock books. I'll admit, although, that I was getting a little bit of burn out by the end of the second one, but The Future Arrived has several new characters and storylines. I cannot read it fast enough!
    I'm so glad you're enjoying them, too.

  18. Adra:
    I wasn't all that intersted in reading State of Wonder until I read your review. I expected you'd probably like it as everyone else did. The fact that you didn't piqued my curiosity. Still, I'm not itchingg to pick it up but I plan to read it while reading something I expect I'll adore such as The Year of the Gadfly ...I know you loved this.
    I'm loving The Burgess Boys so far!

  19. Zibilee:
    It's great you received The Burgess Boys, too. We'll have to compare notes.
    I noticed you seem to be concentrating on audios lately. I'm going to try some soon as the more I think about hearing the story done well, the more intrigued I am!

  20. Nise:
    I'm happy to hear you enjoyed both those books. I'm especially loking forward to Wife 22!

  21. Bermudaonion:
    I feel the same way about The Burgess Boys! I have started it and it's fantastic so far, terrific characters and, of course the writing is tops.

  22. JaneGS:
    I've enjoyed the books I've read by Ann Patchett but State of Wonder was everywhere last year so I decided to wait on it. When I saw such a nice copy for sale I couldn't pass it up. Now I just hope I like it!
    Thank you for commenting and visiting my blog!

  23. Kathleen:
    Thank you! I think I will!
    It's so good to see you. Thanks for coming by and commenting

  24. alitareads:
    I have a lot of books in that position. Andrea at the blog Good Thoughts is hosting a readalong of Wife 22 in March. Melanie Gideon, the authos, is going to join the discussion and is also available on twitter. That was my incentive to read Wife 22 now! If you're interested and since you already have the book, maybe you'll join in?!

  25. Diane:
    I was thrilled to receive The Burgess Boys! The story sounds so interesting and so far, I'm loving this book but I am only in the very beginnings.
    I hope you enjoy it!

  26. Elizabeth:
    I plan too, thank you! I appreciate you stopping by and commenting and letting me know about your giveaway. I'm not familar with Todd's books so maybe it's time I get familiar!

  27. Beth:
    Thank you! I particulalry like my book mailbox this week.
    The Burgess Boys is a good choice for your wishlist! Thank you for visiting!

  28. Meg:
    I'm happy to know this. I'll be reading Wife 22 any day now and am very excited about it. State of Wonder will take a little bit longer and I'm not convinced I'm going to like it but the more I hear comments like yours, the more I'm looking forward to it so Thank you!
    I hope you're enjoying a good book today!

  29. Holly:
    Definitely read the Phillip Rock series. They're wonderful books...a great mix of drama, humore, history etc.
    I'm reviewing the third book, The Future Arrived this Thursday, the 14th. If you would like my three paperbacks which are still in good condition, email me and they're yours!