First of all, A very happy National day to all Singaporeans.
Mailbox Monday: I’m not counting books that came in my mailbox but books that came in my house. I went to the Borders sale here and although it was not much of a sale (according to me), I couldn’t resist picking up 3 books.
The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas by John Boyne: Heard a lot about this book and seen raving reviews.
The Shadow Catcher by Marianne Wiggins: What attracted me to this book was the title and what kept me mesmerized was the cover. Besides it has been named ‘The Best book of the Year” by so many newspapers. Has anyone read this?
Things I’ve been Silent About by Azar Nafisi: I was attracted to the title again but I got real interested when I read it was a memoir by the author of ‘Reading Lolita in Tehran’. Having read that one either but as I’ve set before I love reading books set in the Middle East. Again, anyone read this?
When I was in India last month, I bought 3 books which is tremendous self control. Since I would not be able to carry many books with me, there was no point in buying many.
Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer:I had finished Eclipse before the movie Twilight released but after watching the movie Twilight and not loving it, I was put off by the book too. I just didn’t feel like reading it. But I finally bought Breaking Dawn at 20% off and gobbled it within 2 days. Loved it. I think it was the perfect end to the series. I wish she would have continued it though because it definitely had the scope.
The Twentieth Wife by Indu Sundaresan: Again, an author I’ve heard rave reviews about mostly from Swapna. Finished it really fast too and loved it. A proper review coming up soon, I hope. It definitely deserves one.
The Best of Ruskin Bond: I LOVE Ruskin Bond so this book is really no surprise, I just had to get it.
What are you reading?
The Blue Notebook by James Levin: Not loving it as much as I thought I would, but I’ve just started reading it so I’m still hopeful.
On another very important note, I have completed the REVIEW database, yay. It’s not really much, just arranging the reviews alphabetically, but it does take a lot of time doing it manually. But it’s done. I still have to link a few reviews, mostly the latest ones but that could be done anytime.
23 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday and What are you reading?”
I am just about to start reading ‘The Art Thief’ by Noah Charney. He sounds like an interesting man, so lets hope the book meets my expectations.
The Art Thief is an interesting title. I hope you enjoy the book.
Sorry, I forgot to wish you all a Happy National Day, hope you have a good one!
Wow! All of these books are in my wishlist! Happy reading!
The Blue Notebook was a really rough read for me – the message is pretty powerful though.
Here is my Monday!
You got a lot of great looking books! I really enjoyed The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and Things I’ve Been Silent About really catches my eye. Happy reading!
I love Middle Eastern writers too. Haven’t heard anything about that memoir, but it sounds great, as does the 20th Wife.
You got great books!
Have a great reading week ahead!
Here are my Monday: Mailbox/Whereabouts and Musing Mondays posts!
I’ve heard terrific things about the Nasir book & the book in the striped pajamas.
Enjoy all your books!
The books from India look delightful! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.
I have been wanting to read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas…I started watching the movie, but then didn’t finish. I should read the book first. Hope you enjoy your books.
Here’s my Monday:
Happy National Day!
The Boy With The Striped Pajamas is on my Fill In The Gaps list. I look forward to hearing what you think.
I saw the movie The Boy In The Striped Pajamas. It left quite an impact on me. Very haunting but good. I hope you enjoy the book.
I completely agree with you about Breaking Dawn. I went into it with pretty low expectations, but it did feel like the perfect close to the series.
I just finished The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner yesterday.
I haven’t read any of the books you got, but the memoir by Nafisi sounds great. I will keep an eye out for it.
If you like memoirs, I am hosting a giveaway on Rose City Reader for one that came in my mailbox.
I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I enjoyed reading The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas; it’s such an emotionally charged book and not to mention powerful too! I can’t wait to hear what you’ll think of this book.
Happy reading! 🙂
Someone who really liked Breaking Dawn! I was starting to think I was alone… That’s a big book to have to carry back though!
I thought Breaking Dawn was a decent end to the series. I just didn’t like how the second part built things up…then nothing major happened.
Enjoy your new books!
looks like you got some great books…happy reading
Isn’t keeping up the review database a challenge! I’m behind on mine – I forget to add to my alphabetical list. I guess I should thank you for a reminder to go update mine. 🙂 Do you not have a search widget on your blog? (I don’t see it if you do.)
It is if you forget to update it regularly 🙂 I’m planning to update it every time I review a book.
I do I do, or rather I did have a Search Widget. I think I forgot to add it when I changed the layout. Thank you for the reminder. Adding right away.
Well done on the review database! I have enjoyed The Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas and I hope you would too. 😀