17 April 2011

In My Mailbox #72

I'm (still) terribly sorry that IMMs are almost all that I post on here these days, but but but life's too busy for blogging right now and it's not like I particularly want to do IMMs, but I just get soooo many AMAZING books and I need to share my joy with the world and what better way to do it than IMM, right? :)
The past weeks have been nothing short of spectacular in terms of books - I mean, just LOOK at all the lovelies I got!!!

FEMALE FICTION
  • SING YOU HOME by Jodi Picoult - I used to be a massive Picoult fan and I've read almost all her books, but this one just doesn't appeal so much, I guess ... At the same time, I'm very tempted to read it because I know Picoult sure can tell a fantastic story ... So we'll see, but I might not be able to resist it after all! Thanks though, Hodder!
  • ALONG CAME A STORK by Marisa Mackle - Review copy from Poolbeg. And while the cover is rather gooorgeous and eyecatching, I'm really not about books about pregnant women. Not my cup of tea, but it looks very pretty!
  • THE WEIRD SISTERS by Eleanor Brown (ARC) - This one comes out in the UK in August and don't you just LOVE the cover? Totally makes me want to read the book!
  • THE LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS by Vanessa Diffenbaugh (ARC) - This one also comes out in August and is said to be THE publishing event of 2011! The final UK cover is rather pretty, but so is this one actually - I'm loving the simplicity and the beautiful lettering! Sounds good too!
  • GIRL ON THE RUN by Jane Costello - I've already read this one and quite liked it. Review to come eventually, hehe. Lovely cover though, no?
  • IDOL by Carrie Duffy (ARC) - Squeeee! I've been wanting to read this one ever since I've heard of it and saw the cover (gorgeous, y/y?!) so I was over the moon that I was able to snag an ARC! Can't wait to read it, although I'm told it's much raunchier than it looks, hehe. ;)
  • TO MARRY A PRINCE by Sophie Page - Squeeee! Another book that I've been dying to read for months and now I finally have it, yay - all I need is some free time, bah! Will deffo read this asap, but probably not in time for the big fat Royal Wedding in a couple of weeks. Shame but oh well.
  • PEARL by Deidre Purcell - This one sounds really good, but I decided to wait for the paperback, which is finally out now! Not sure about the cover though ...
  • THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett - Now, I got this for free so I really shouldn't complain, but but but I can't help bringing up the cover. Yes, I hear the book is really good and I've been wanting to read it, BUT how can I get past this cover?!?! This has got to be one of the most awful covers I have ever come across and I just cannot justify it. :( In my eyes, everything's completely wrong: the colour combination (eww), the plain text, the random birds. There's just no excuse for this cover, seriously - I find it straight up HORRIBLE. I know it's not chick lit and the cover's not meant to be pretty, but that doesn't mean you have to make it soooo BLAH. I would never ever spend money on a cover like this, but I got it for free so I can't bitch too much. Although if I do read (which I'm hoping to some day), I'll certainly use a book jacket or something.
YOUNG ADULT

Last but not least, I also got a copy of THE TIME-TRAVELING FASHIONISTA by Bianca Turetsky, which is absolutely gorgeous both inside and out! It's beautifully illustrated so I just couldn't resist taking a few snaps on how it looks on the inside - isn't it just amazing? Yeah, I think so.


That's it from me - what did YOU get?????? :)

8 comments:

Luisa at Chicklish said...

Your IMM posts are always so interesting - and so lovely to look at! Wow, how gorgeous are loads of those books?!
I've read and loved some of the teen ones. (Including Royally Crushed which had a very different cover when I read it...)
Happy happy reading! :)

Ria- The Beaucoup Review book blog. said...

Wow- you've got some amazing books here.
Running In Heels is one of the best YA books I've read this year, hope you enjoy xx

Sabrina said...

You have always the IMM with the prettiest books.
Some of the books sound great so I guess my poor wishlst will once again grow.

Asamum said...

Wow what a brilliant book week. I adore the covers. Enjoy

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Whoa! I'm envious! What a gorgeous load :)

BooksforCompany said...

Wow, this is a lot of books!
Great week =)

Alexia561 said...

Life does have a habit of getting in the way of blogging, doesn't it? But thanks for sharing all the great titles you receive via IMM, as that's how I fill up my wishlist! *L*

Happy reading!

Here's my IMM.

It's a Book Thing said...

You are going to Love Language of Flowers! I did!

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