Sunday, February 28, 2010

In My Mailbox (8)

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.

I had a good week, but not as good as last week! I can't believe how many good books I have to read, my TBR pile is literally about to reach the ceiling :)

Library/for review:

Tangled by Caroyln Mackler 

Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Jena, Dakota, Skye, and Owen are all at Paradise—the resort in the Caribbean, that is—for different reasons, but in Paradise their lives become tangled together in ways none of them can predict. Over the course of four months, through four voices and four stories, what happened in Paradise will change them all.

In this extraordinary novel, the Printz Honor–winning author brings us her most accomplished work yet. Tangled is a story of the secrets we keep, the risks we take, and the things we do for love.

Ooh finally my library had some newish releases out! I can't wait to read this, it looks so cute :)

Naomi and Ely's No Kiss by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

Summary:(taken from Goodreads)

NAOMI AND ELY ARE BEST FRIENDS. Naomi loves and is in love with Ely, and Ely loves Naomi, but prefers to be in love with boys. So they create their "No Kiss List" of people neither of them is allowed to kiss. And this works fine - until Bruce. Bruce is Naomi's boyfriend, so there's no reason to put him on the List. But Ely kissed Bruce even though he is boring. The result: a rift of universal proportions and the potential end of "Naomi and Ely: the institution." Can these best friends come back together again?

This sounds really interesting. I really like Rachel Cohn, so I have some pretty high expectations for this one.

The Dark Days of Hamburger Helpin by Josh Berk

Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Being a hefty, deaf newcomer almost makes Will Halpin the least popular guy at Coaler High. But when he befriends the only guy less popular than him, the dork-namic duo has the smarts and guts to figure out who knocked off the star quarterback. Will can’t hear what’s going on, but he’s a great observer. So, who did it? And why does that guy talk to his fingers? And will the beautiful girl ever notice him? (Okay, so Will’s interested in more than just murder . . .)

Those who prefer their heroes to be not-so-usual and with a side of wiseguy will gobble up this witty, geeks-rule debut.  

Hmm this isn't my typical read, but I decided to try something out for once.

Getting the Girl :A Guide to Private Investigation, Surveillance, and Cookery by Susan Juby 

Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

Sunglasses. Check.
Binoculars. Check.
Notepad. Check.
Mom's pink bike. Check. Check?

Meet Sherman Mack. Short. Nerdy. Amateur P.I. and prepared to do anything for Dini Trioli. 

Nobody knows who began it or when it became a tradition, but every girl at Harewood Tech fears being D-listed, a ritual that wipes her off the social map forever. When Sherman believes Dini is in danger of being D-listed, he snatches up his surveillance gear and launches a full-scale investigation to uncover who is res

I love the cover of this one! Comedy and mystery are two of my favorites, so  I hope I like it :)

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson

Summary: (taken from Goodreads)

When Ginny receives thirteen little blue envelopes and instructions to buy a plane ticket to London, she knows something exciting is going to happen. What Ginny doesn't know is that she will have the adventure of her life and it will change her in more ways than one. Life and love are waiting for her across the Atlantic, and the thirteen little blue envelopes are the key to finding them in this funny, romantic, heartbreaking novel.

Thanks everyone who suggested this book on my Girl At Sea review! It looks really good and I have to say I'm really liking Maureen Johnson.

What's in your mailbox?


Holly said...

13 Little Blue Envelopes is really good, can't wait for the sequel coming out soonish.

I am definately jealous of Tangled, I need to hurry up and order that one!


Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Oooh, I'd love to read Tangled and 13 LB Envelopes! Can't wait for your reviews! Happy reading!

YellowBanana said...

I loveeeeeeeeed 13 Little Blue Envelopes, hope you enjoy it too! (and the other books, they all seem great)

A.J. said...

I hope The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin is good! I plan on checking it out next week. :)

Anonymous said...

Great books all of which I want to read. I very much look forward to reading your thoughts on all of them.

A happy reading to you! ;D

BrittLit said...

Excellent books this week. Super Happy Reading!

Jami said...

Tangled and 13 Little Blue Envelopes looks good. Love the cover to Getting the Girl! Great books this week Sara! Happy reading. :)

Dazzling Mage said...

Getting The Girl seems interesting. I've been dying to read 13 Little Blue Envelopes! Tell me how you like it.

Happy reading!

Jamie said...

I can't wait to get my hands on Tangled. It sounds so good!

Enjoy Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List. Cohn and Levithan are rockstars.

Emidy said...

Those all seem so cute! I love the cover of The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin. Adorable! Hope all these books are good.

Une Parole

Erica said...

Getting The Girl looks cute. Happy reading :)

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Great books this week! Enjoy :)

Lea said...

Tangled & Getting the Girl look so fun! I hope you enjoy each of your books :)

Christina/Book Addict said...

Getting The Girl looks really good- love the cover! I read Tangled--I'll be interested to see what you think about the book. I'll keep my eye out for your review. Also, thanks for the comment on my page. :)

Anonymous said...

I read Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List last year. Enjoy. I haven't read the others, but they look good.

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Awesome books!

Here's what I got this week:

Have an awesome booktastic Monday! :D
The Bookie Bunch

Juju at Tales of said...

Envelopes sounds SO good :)

Melissa said...

I hear that 13 Little Blue Envelopes is really good...I hope you enjoy it! :)

Lori said...

Cute reads, Enjoy your books. Here's Mine.