Mailbox Monday #165

Mailbox Mondays (click the icon to check out the new blog) has gone on tour since Marcia at A Girl and Her Books, formerly The Printed Page passed the torch. This month’s host is the Metro Reader.

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 this week:

1. Nostalgia for the Criminal Past by Kathleen Winter, which I purchased.

2. The Receptionist by Janet Groth, which came unrequested from Algonquin.

3. A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez, which came unrequested from Algonquin.

4. Elegy for Eddie by Jacqueline Winspear, which I receive from Harper.

5. A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear, which I received from Harper for a TLC Book Tour.

6. Hurrah’s Nest by Arisa White, which I received from the poet.

7. Real Courage by Michael Meyerhofer, which came from the poet.

8. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, which I bought at Novel Places for the WWI Read-a-Long this year.

9. Harlem’s Hell Fighters by Stephen L. Harris, which I bought at Novel Places.

10. Star Wars & Philosophy by Kevin Decker and Jason Eberl, which I bought at Novel Places for Book Club in March.

11. City of Thieves by David Benioff, which I bought at Novel Places for Book Club in May.

What did you receive?


  1. That’s a heap of books! Enjoy!

  2. Wow, that’s quote the mailbox. Enjoy! You’ve just reminded me that I have to start A Farewell to Arms or do we have a specific date to start?

  3. A Wedding in Haiti looks great, and I’m seriously loving the Winspear covers.

  4. Great books in your mailbox 🙂

  5. I like Maisie Dobbs . I read A Lesson In Secrets last year as my first book. Now I need to go back and read a few of the earlier books to get the full history of the character.

  6. You’re right, we did get a lot of the same books, though you were on a purchasing spree too. Enjoy your new books!

  7. A nice diverse mailbox. The Winspear books have been in a couple of MM’s. Have a good week, Serena, and happy reading!

  8. All of these books are pretty new to me, except for seeing them on other blogs this morning. I hope they all are wonderful!

  9. I loved City of Thieves. My son in Okinawa just read that one too and we spent some time talking about it when we were able to Face Time last week!! enjoy your reads!

  10. I am reading the first Maisie Dobbs book for the tour. I thought it was a nice surprise that they sent the newest book too. Hope you enjoy your new reads!

  11. These look like great books! Enjoy!!
    Here is my post!

  12. Such a great variety; enjoy and have a great week.

  13. Hope you enjoy your new books!

  14. Enjoy!

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  15. Dawn - She Is Too Fond of Books says

    That iconic cover for THE RECEPTIONIST is wonderful, isn’t it?!

    I hope busy little Wiggles gives you time to read these 🙂

  16. What a nice selection of books! I remember loving A Farewell to Arms long ago. Hope you do, too.

    Jacqueline Winspear is an author I haven’t read yet, but the books look intriguing. Enjoy!


  17. These are all new to me, enjoy!

  18. sash and em says


    Our IMM!

  19. Wonderful variety of books! Hope you enjoy A Farewell to Arms like I did!

  20. Beth Hoffman says

    Terrific books. Enjoy!

  21. You had a great book week! I need to buy that new Winspear for my mother. The Algonquin books look great!

    • O gosh, I am excited to read another mystery writer, but there are so many in this series and I chose the tour because the book is one of our book club selections.

  22. A nice mixed collection of books! enjoy them all.