It has been about a month since I last did an In My Mailbox posting... but that's mainly because I've been trying to get through some books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while! This past week, however, I went a little bit book crazy as I prepare to move up to London to do my Masters. While in theory I should be saving my money for rent and groceries, I figured that books to keep me company while I settle in to a new city were worth the investment! Here's what I got...
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
This book was actually a going away gift from some of my amazing friends! They surprised me by putting a whole basket of goodies together to help me prepare for my move. Obviously they know me pretty well by deciding to supply me with a book! Can't wait to dig into this one!
We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
One of the first things I did after I moved my stuff into my new house was go check out the local library! I got set up with a card (which was free since I was a student...yay!), and browsed around the shelves for a bit. I was super excited to discover what a great Young Adult section they had, which was stocked full of several books that had just recently been published! I was especially surprised to see a copy of We'll Always Have Summer considering that I have been on the waiting list for it at my home library for over a month now! I couldn't resist reading it... so I checked it out and stayed up for the past two nights reading it!
Love Story by Jennifer Echols
I've been dying to read this book after I read a bunch of reviews from other bloggers online! I finally picked up a copy while at Coles this week... along with the rest of the books listed below. I have yet to read a book by Jennifer Echols... but I hear that they are usually pretty good... so I hope that it lives up to my expectations! Based on the synopsis it sounds like a perfect back to school book!
Room by Emma Donoghue
An old friend of mine who now works at Coles told me that if I did not read Room and absolutely fall in love with it then I was officially crazy. How could I resist a challenge like that? I know Room has been on bestseller lists for ages now... but I never really had any interest in it until now. I decided to trust my friend's opinion and pick up a copy to try!
I actually bought a third book but I can't for the life of me remember what it is! How sad and pathetic is that!? I brought it up with me to my new house (where I'm not at right now) and I'm drawing a complete blank! All I remember is that it is a YA book that I've been wanting to read for a while now... Oh well! Guess I'll have a nice surprise when I check out my bookshelf after I return this week!