Mailbox Monday #92

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon at the right to check out the tour) has gone on tour since Marcia at The Printed Page passed the torch.  This month our host is Shanyn at Chick Loves Lit.  Kristi of The Story Siren continues to sponsor her In My Mailbox meme.  Both of these memes allow bloggers to share what books they receive in the mail or through other means over the past week.

Just be warned that these posts can increase your TBR piles and wish lists.

Here’s what I received:

1.  A Curable Romantic by Joseph Skibbell, which I received from Algonquin Books unexpectedly and a few of the pages are ripped.

2.  Serena by Ron Rash, which I won in a giveaway.

3.  Becoming Jane Eyre by Sheila Kohler, which I won in a giveaway.

4.  The Lost by Daniel Mendelsohn, which I won in a giveaway.

5.  My Life in France by Julia Child, which I won in a giveaway.

6.  The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows, which I won in a giveaway.  I’ll probably be passing this one on since I already have a copy.

What did you receive in your mailbox?


  1. I got a few good ones last week but not much this week so far. I really want to read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society! I almost bought a copy when it first came out but there was something else I wanted a little bit more at the time.
    Ladytink_534´s last blog post ..BTT- Book Meme

  2. Wow, you sure are on a winning streak! Did you happen to buy yourself a lottery ticket? lol

  3. Looks like you received a bunch of great ones! Will be looking forward to seeing what you think of them.

  4. Where are you going to put all of those? LOL Well, if you decide to read A Curable Romantic you can always borrow mine, as the pages aren’t ripped.
    Anna´s last blog post ..Review- Holly’s Inbox- Scandal in the City by Holly Denham

  5. I love that you won a book with your name as the title!!

    I think you should play the lottery too … you’ve been on a winning streak.
    Jenners´s last blog post ..Review- The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier &amp Clay by Michael Chabon

  6. You have a great mailbox this week. I have The Lost and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society on my shelf and I still need to open them. Hope you enjoy them.

  7. How cool to win a book with your name as the title! Becoming Jane Eyre looks good too. I hope you enjoy the Guernsey book as much as I did.
    Beth(bookaholicmom)´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday August 16

  8. Serena you need to go play the lottery – you seem to be on a winning streak! 🙂

    I received the Joseph Skibell book too and am really excited about that one. Enjoy your books!
    iliana´s last blog post ..Weekend Wrap Up

  9. You got some great books this week! I love that there is one with your name!
    Alyce´s last blog post ..Giveaway Winners!

  10. Re: Facebook vote

    Yes, this is a daily (counted 24 hours from your last vote) thru 8/29. But any votes you can do will really help & are very much appreciated.

    Thanks again!

    PS Hope it is ok to post this here (didn’t know if you would see my answer on my blog).

  11. Sounds like you had a lucky winning month to get all those books from giveaways!
    [email protected] Minutes for Books´s last blog post ..Back to School with Scholastic Children’s Dictionary

  12. Serena, I am doing good. I am writing a lot of poetry. Not sad poetry either. I don’t really know how but I got out of my blue mood. Maybe writing about it on my blog snapped me out of it.

    Thanks for asking. I truly appreciate it.
    gautami tripathy´s last blog post ..Mondays- Mailbox-Where Am I-Musings

  13. Laurel-Rain Snow says

    These all look positively yummy! Loved the Guernsey, etc. book! I can never get the whole title out; it’s like a tongue-twister.

    Hope you enjoy your books.

    Mine are here:


  14. I love these to get these!!

    here’s mine!

  15. My Life in France is a definite must for my upcoming reads. I saw the movie Julia and Julia which was based partly on this book. I loved the movie. The Guernsey….and I can never remember the name correctly, is one of my favorites from last year. You will love this I know you will. Great mailbox.

  16. Oh I can’t wait to hear what you think of My Life in France! I want to read that book so much!! Enjoy all your new reads!

  17. I love that you won Serena!!!
    rhapsodyinbooks´s last blog post ..Sunday Salon – “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida- Baby”

  18. Beth Hoffman says

    Oooo, nice mailbox treats. I’ve wanted to read SERENA since it was released but for some reason I’ve never gotten around to it.

  19. How appropriate that you won a book called Serena! Enjoy all of your new goodies!
    Jo-Jo´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday-Aug 16

  20. Great books. Enjoy!
    Mary´s last blog post ..In My Mailbox-Mailbox Monday – August 15-16

  21. Congratulations on all the great wins! Ron Rash is very popular around here, so I’ll be interested to see what you think of Serena!

  22. Great mailbox! I’d like to read all of those! Please stop by my Mailbox when you have a moment!

  23. Serena was one of the most engrossing books I’ve read in the last year…Hated every character, and couldn’t put the book down! The author writes beautifully…

    Enjoy all your wins 🙂
    TheBookGirl´s last blog post ..Mailbox Monday

  24. You’re on a winning streak — congrats!

    Becoming Jane Eyre, My Life in France and the Gursey books are all ones that I would love to read.

    Enjoy your books!

  25. You seem to have a winning streak!


    Have another great reading week ahead! Here is my Mondays: Mailbox/Where Am I/Musings post.
    gautami tripathy´s last blog post ..Mondays- Mailbox-Where Am I-Musings

  26. I love your mailbox. Becoming Jane Eyre!! OH sounds divine !! I got A Curable Romantic too. What a pretty book.