Sunday, March 15, 2009

In My Mailbox ( 3/9 to 3/14)

I am "stealing" this from The Story Siren. If you want to find out more about it click here. Anyway, these are books I got this week at the bookstore, library, and in the mail, of course. All summaries are from either Barnes and Noble or Amazon.

The Received:

A Map of the Known World by Lisa Ann Sandell ( ARC, Releases: April 15, 2009)

Cora Bradley dreams of escape. Ever since her reckless older brother, Nate, died in a car crash, Cora has felt suffocated by her small town and high school. She seeks solace in drawing beautiful maps, envisioning herself in exotic locales. When Cora begins to fall for Damian, the handsome, brooding boy who was in the car with Nate the night he died, she uncovers her brother's secret artistic life and realizes she had more in common with him than she ever imagined. With stunning lyricism, Sandell weaves a tale of one girl's journey through the redemptive powers of art, friendship, and love.

They say no land remains to be discovered, no continent is left unexplored. But the whole world is out there, waiting, just waiting for me. I want to do things-I want to walk the rain-soaked streets of London, and drink mint tea in Casablanca. I want to wander the wastelands of the Gobi desert and see a yak. I think my life's ambition is to see a yak. I want to bargain for trinkets in an Arab market in some distant, dusty land. There's so much. But, most of all, I want to do things that will mean something.

This one sounds fantastic. Plus, the cover is really cool up close.

The Bought:

This Is What I Want to Tell You by Heather Duffy Stone

Nadio and his twin sister, Noelle, always had a unique bond. And somehow, Keeley Shipley fit perfectly into their world. But when Keeley spends the summer in England, she comes home changed, haunted by a dark memory. As she and Nadio fall in love, they try to hide it from Noelle, who's jealously guarding a secret of her own. Slowly, a life-long friendship begins to crack under the crushing weight of past trauma, guarded secrets, jealousy, obsession . . . and an unexpected love that could destroy them.

Can't wait to start this!

Not the best week ever. Though, I still have a big stack of books to read that I got in the last few weeks. :)

12 comments:

  1. A map of the known world looks great! Let us know what you think.

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  2. ahahaha this week sucked for me as well xD

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  3. Both those books are on my TBR list. I love the cover of This is What I Want To Tell You

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  4. I love both covers, very nice books.

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  5. I want both of those books! They sound amazing.

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  6. Both of these look so awesome!! Small week, but great picks!

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  7. A good week with some excellent choices for reading. A Map of the known world looks amazing and I really want to read that soon.

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  8. I love both of the covers. I really want to read the first one too.

    -Lauren

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  9. slow week too.. but both books i want to read!! nice!

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  10. Both books are ones that I've been wanting to read and I love those covers!

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  11. I really really really can't wait to read A Map of the Known World. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy-you're so lucky!!

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