Sunday, January 24, 2010

In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox is a meme originally hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren (click for more information) that shares all the new books you've bought, borrowed, received, or traded for the week.  

Even though I have a whole stack of unread books, I couldn't help myself. I got some really good books this week, that I'm stoked to get started on! :)

Bought/for review:
Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Audrey Niffenegger's innovative debut, The Time Traveler's Wife, is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry finds himself periodically displaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous, his experiences unpredictable, alternately harrowing and amusing.

The Time Traveler's Wife depicts the effects of time travel on Henry and Claire's marriage and their passionate love for each other, as the story unfolds from both points of view. Clare and Henry attempt to live normal lives, pursuing familiar goals - steady jobs, good friends, children of their own. All of this is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control, making their story intensely moving and entirely unforgettable.

This was kind of a random buy, but  I just watched the movie last night and I knew I had to get my hands on a copy. The movie was pretty amazing and I heard the book was even better. I'll be sure to keep a box of tissues nearby though.

Library/for review: 

The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro
 Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Parker Stanhope has played soccer practically since she could walk. And now that she’s a high school junior, everything she’s worked for is finally coming together. She’s paid her dues on the field, and as an upperclassman, she’s a shoo-in for the varsity team. But that’s not what happens.

This year, Coach Hartley moved up every JV player but two—and one of those two was Parker. Now, she’s stuck with the freshmen, her friends are cutting her loose, and her love of the game is seriously beginning to fail. But Parker is determined to get her life back. She has to get on the varsity team, and she has the perfect plan. All she needs now is the right kind of coach. A kissing coach.

I love the cover of this book! I'm not really expecting it too be the best book in the world, but it looks like a fun light read.

Tainted Love by Melody Mayer (book four in The Nannies series)
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Smart girls.

Things are heating up between Kiley and Jorge . . . but the fire isn't out between her and Tom either. Tom's used to hanging out with gorgeous models—how can a girl from Wisconsin compete with that? The only way to cool off is at scuba class, except Kiley keeps having panic attacks. Is it because of the ocean—or her Bermuda love triangle?

Crazy boys.

Getting drunk and hooking up with Luis was not smart. That's why Lydia's decided to pretend the whole fiasco never happened. Why ruin what she has with Billy over one stupid mistake? But Luis won't take no for an answer.

Crazier girls.

Life's pretty sweet right now for Esme. She and Jonathan are free to be together, her artist-to-the-stars tattoo biz is booming, and the Goldhagens just gave her a raise. So when Tarshea, the girl Esme vowed to help, arrives in L.A. and begins to steal her life, Esme's not about to let it happen.

I absolutely love The Nannies series, they are so fun! My library just got in the next few books in the series, so I can't wait to see what happens next. I also got the next few books in the series.

Bad to the Bone by Melody Mayer (the 5th book in The Nannies series)

All Night Long by Melody Mayer (the 6th book in The Nannies series)     



Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
Summary: (taken from Goodreads

An angry rebel, John dropped out of school and enlisted in the Army, not knowing what else to do with his life--until he meets the girl of his dreams, Savannah. Their mutual attraction quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah waiting for John to finish his tour of duty, and John wanting to settle down with the woman who captured his heart. But 9/11 changes everything. John feels it is his duty to re-enlist. And sadly, the long separation finds Savannah falling in love with someone else. "Dear John," the letter read...and with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives were changed forever. Returning home, John must come to grips with the fact that Savannah, now married, is still his true love--and face the hardest decision of his life.

Before I read The Last Song, I haven't read much by Nicholas Sparks, so I decided to try out some of his other books. I saw a movie trailer for this book and it looked pretty amazing, especially since Channing Tatum is one of the main characters :)

What's in your mailbox?


Dana said...

Oooh, the book version of time traveler's wife is definitely better than the movie. Enjoy!

Jenn (Books At Midnight) said...

Ohh, nice books! The Abc's of Kissing Boys looks really cute, and The Time Traveler's Wife sounds good. I've heard about it, but never actually read or watched it. I'll be looking forward to your reviews, and happy reading! :D

prophecygirl said...

The Time Traveler's Wife is AMAZING. I really hope you like it! :)

Sarah said...

I loved the Time Travelors Wife. Very romantic and very sweet and little bit tragic. I hope you enjoy it. and I've been wondering about Dear John since the movie is coming out here soon. Could be good.

The Library Lurker said...

You will definitely want tissues for The Time Travelers Wife. And plenty of time to read it: it kind of sucks you in. Dear John is another one that you might want to have tissue's handy for. All of the other books that you got look really good!

PolishOutlander said...

I loved, loved, loved the Time Traveler's Wife. My husband has read it five or six times, but I haven't had the courage to re-read it because I was quite moved by it when I first read. Happy reading!

Stephanie said...

I really, really liked The Time Traveler's Wife -- I can't wait for your review. :-)

Jenny Renee said...

Great Haul! All of those books look so good! I hope you love them all. :)

Brooke Reviews said...

Great books this week :) Hope you enjoy them all!

dArLyN said...

hi sara..just wanted to say hi. this is my 1st time here to your blog =p

happy reading all books you've got there =p

Christina/Book Addict said...

The Time Traveler's Wife is really good and I want to read Dear John as well.....especially before the movie comes out. Happy reading and thanks for the comment on my blog!

Emidy said...

Like everyone else, I've read Time Time Traveler's wife, too! I was so good - I couldn't put it down. I'm sure you'll love it.


Juju at Tales of said...

I really didn't like the Time Traveler's Wife. I'm interested to see what your thoughts are :)

BrittLit said...

Great books. I love the polka dot covers so fun!

ck.twilighter (Chasity) said...

I just finished this book last night. Oddly, this Dear John was among the books of Sparks that I hadnt read but I have them all... My favorite one is True Believer and The Rescue.
The ending is bitter sweet... but for a romance sap like me it's more bitter then sweet. Lets just that I am mad at Savannah for not waiting. grrr... well, that's all I'll say because I hate to spoil it!

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