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Welcome to Mailbox Monday! Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at the Mailbox Monday blog.
Here are the books that made their way into my physical and digital mailboxes last week:
Paper Review Copies
Digital Review Copies
Additions to Personal Library
Should I comment on DEFENDING JACOB here? Oh heck, why not?
How can I adequately describe it without spoiling the story? You need to have the story unfold just as the author writes it. I can promise you this: all those raves you’ve already read about this book are true. I’m adding it to my list of favorite books.
Read it. See what happens when the 14-year-old son of a district attorney is accused of murder. Watch as the DA and you both discover more and more about Jacob. And, even though the story is narrated by the father, pay attention to the mother’s reactions.
You’ll thank me for not saying more. If someone else reviews this, please warn them not to say more than I just did. Otherwise, they’ll do a disservice to the reader.
Since I see that you did get DARK MATTER, I’ll comment on it here. I did read it and was quite impressed.
If your favorite books are those that you don’t want to put down, that keep you up at night, read DARK MATTER. Even if you are not normally a science fiction fan (because this is sci fi) but do love thrillers, read DARK MATTER.
This excellent novel presents happily married Jason who has a son and a job as a professor at a small college. He sometimes wonders what his life would have been like if he had taken a different path 15 years ago when he married his wife, Daniela. Don’t many of us wonder the same thing, how the road not taken might have changed things for us? Jason got multiple answers to that question.
DARK MATTER is Stephen Kingish. Some of his books do not have monsters or clowns but are about normal people who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances. DARK MATTER is like those.
Or maybe Crouch should not be compared to King. Crouch is not a new author. He wrote the WAYWARD PINES trilogy, the basis for the TV series of the same name (which I began to watch simply to pacify my husband but then was hooked). But I did not read it; Crouch was new to me, so I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked DARK MATTER.
I see several that interest me. Do you prefer print copies or digital? Harmony House looks so deliciously spooky!
Love the cover of Wedding Bell Blues! And a new Ann Patchett is always a welcome sight! I read Circling the Sun last year, one of my favorites for 2015!
Lots of great looking books this week. A couple of those are on my review stack.
Nice selection of books. The Tourist sounds fascinating
Beautiful book selection. Enjoy!
Beautiful mailbox as always! I’m super excited for the new Ann Patchett, and I’ve read stellar reviews of Dark Matter. I bought the new Liane Moriarty, too – she’s a must-read for me!
Holy cow, your shelves must be overflowing! We got a couple books in common. I really enjoyed Defending Jacob!
Ooooh, Commonwealth is one of the books I consider a must-read for this year. Enjoy! –Kara S
Wow! you have quite a stash of new material this week, from right across the spectrum of genres.
I have quite eclectic reading tastes, so I would probably tackle most of your selection, with the exception of any fantasy titles, which together with science fiction, are two genres I really can’t get on with!
However, I do enjoy a good mystery / thriller, so I particularly have my eye on two which are new to me – ‘The Things We Wish Were True’ and ‘Defending Jacob’
It is also good to see so many paper copies in your haul, so ‘Happy Reading’ and have a good week :)
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