Sunday, June 05, 2011

In My Mailbox #17

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where you can talk about the books you bought or received this week.

So this week I got...

Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson

Goodreads description:

Three days before her drama club's trip to Italy, Jessa Gardner discovers her boyfriend in the costume barn with another girl. Jessa is left with a care package from her best friend titled "Top Twenty Reasons He's a Slimy Jerk Bastard," instructing her to do one un-Jessa-like thing each day of the trip. At turns hilarious and heartwrenching, Instructions for a Broken Heart paints a magical Italy in which Jessa learns she must figure out life-and romance-for herself.

I've seen this one around other blogs a few times, and it sounds like a fun read! I love the idea for the title.

All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab

Goodreads description:

Carly: She was sweet. Smart. Self-destructive. She knew the secrets of Brighton Day School’s most privileged students. Secrets that got her killed.
Neily: Dumped by Carly for a notorious bad boy, Neily didn’t answer the phone call she made before she died. If he had, maybe he could have helped her. Now he can’t get the image of her lifeless body out of his mind.
Audrey: She’s the reason Carly got tangled up with Brighton’s fast crowd in the first place, and now she regrets it—especially since she’s convinced the police have put the wrong person in jail. Audrey thinks the murderer is someone at Brighton, and she wants Neily to help her find out who it is.
As reluctant allies Neily and Audrey dig into their shared past with Carly, her involvement with Brighton’s dark goings-on comes to light. But figuring out how Carly and her killer fit into the twisted drama will force Audrey and Neily to face hard truths about themselves and the girl they couldn’t save.

This one has been on my wishlist for ages, and I have no idea why I've waited so long to buy this. It sounds and looks creepy, in a good way!

Miles from Ordinary by Carol Lynch Williams
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Goodreads description:

Thirteen-year-old Lacey wakes to a beautiful summer morning excited to begin her new job at the library, just as her mother is supposed to start work at the grocery store. Lacey hopes that her mother's ghosts have finally been laid to rest; after all, she seems so much better these days, and they really do need the money. But as the hours tick by and memories come flooding back, a day full of hope spins terrifyingly out of control.... This award-winning YA author brings us a gripping story of a girl who loves her mother, but must face the truth of what life with that mother means for both of them.
I got this one from a giveaway Midnight Bloom - thanks, Liz!
What did you get in your mailbox this week?


  1. I got Instructions for a Broken Heart on my TBR pile, sounds like a sweet and fun read. Enjoy your books and have a nice sunday!

  2. Whoaaaa that cover for All Quiet Things spooked me out. Going to look that one up next.

    Enjoy the reads and keeping fingers crossed that you love them :)

  3. Great set! I really want to read Miles from Ordinary.
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  4. These look like great books. I haven't read any of these yet :)

    Check out my IMM @Imaginary Reads!!

  5. I've heard All Unquiet Things is good. Also, yay for Miles From Ordinary.

    Happy reading!

  6. Miles from Ordinary sounds like a really good books. I really have to read it soon.

    Happy Reading!
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