May 13, 2012

In My Mailbox #2

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It's a way for book bloggers to showcase books and other literary things they've received over the past week.

This week I came into possession of quite a few books.

Borrowed from my local library:

Just Listen by Sarah Dessen

Goodreads Synopsis: Last year, Annabel was "the girl who has everything"—at least that's the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf's Department Store.This year, she's the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen's help,maybe Annabel can face what happened
the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Goodreads Synopsis: When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton's type happens to be girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. He's also a washed-up child prodigy with ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a passion for anagrams, and an overweight, Judge Judy-obsessed best friend. Colin's on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which will predict the future of all relationships, transform him from a fading prodigy into a true genius, and finally win him the girl. Letting expectations go and allowing love in are at the heart of Colin's hilarious quest to find his missing piece and avenge dumpees everywhere.

Delirium by Lauren Oliver

Goodreads Synopsis: Before scientists found the cure, people thought love was a good thing. They didn’t understand that once love -- the deliria -- blooms in your blood, there is no escaping its hold. Things are different now. Scientists are able to eradicate love, and the government demands that all citizens receive the cure upon turning eighteen. Lena Holoway has always looked forward to the day when she’ll be cured. A life without love is a life without pain: safe, measured, predictable, and happy.

But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena does the unthinkable: She falls in love.

Purchased as an e-book: 

Entangled by Nikki Jefford

Goodreads Synopsis: Twin witches Graylee and Charlene Perez agree on one rule: No dating warlocks.
Not so easy when a certain rogue warlock is convinced he and Graylee belong together and will use anything, including magic, to try and impress Gray. When Charlene’s boyfriend dumps her, she threatens to kill either herself or the girl who stole Blake. Somehow, Gray ends up dead.
A Resurrection Spell Gone Wrong:

Two months after dying, Gray wakes up in Charlene’s body. As a witch, can anyone blame her mother for attempting to bring her daughter back to life? Only now Gray’s stuck sharing her sister’s body 50/50 in twenty-four hour shifts.
The race is on for Gray to find a way back inside her own body before Charlene purges her from existence. Raj McKenna is rumored to meddle in the black arts, not to mention he’s after Gray’s invisibility spell and worse – her heart. But Raj might be the only one powerful enough to save Gray from fading away forever.

Half the books I got this week are contemporary YA. Unusual since that's not my preferred genre. But John Green and Sarah Dessen are popular YA authors, so I felt like I had to read at least one thing by each of them. I'm definitely excited to read Delirium and get back into some dystopian fiction. As for Entangled, it sounds interesting and was only 99 cents via Amazon (and has since become free). I'd say a good book week overall.
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Amanda loves few things better than sitting down with a cup of tea and a book. She frequently stays up far too late, telling herself she just needs to finish one more page. When she's not wrapped up in the stories of others, Amanda works as a children's librarian in a public library.


  1. Hi,

    Abundance of Katherines is a brilliant book. It's the only John Green that I have read and I can't wait to read more!

    Hope you enjoy your books and if you have a chance please pop over to my IMM -

    Happy reading,

  2. John Green is awesome hope you enjoy. Want to see my mailbox follow the link.

  3. Delirium was pretty good, and I've heard lots of good things about Just Listen. I hope you enjoy them!

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