Mailbox Monday #174

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 Cindy’s Love of Books.

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.  The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock for a TLC Book Tour in May.

2.  A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez unrequested from Algonquin; it’s my second copy so, I’ll be finding this one a new home.

3. Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones unrequested from Algonquin.

4. A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd from William Morrow.

5. An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd from William Morrow.

6. An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd from William Morrow.

7. A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd from William Morrow.

Check out the Bess Crawford Read-a-Long at Book Club Girl!

8. Then Again by Diane Keaton from Random House.

9. Walter’s Muse by Jean Davies Okimoto, which I won from Under My Apple Tree.

10. Perla by Carolina de Roberts for a TLC Book Tour in May.

11. Insatiable by Meg Cabot in the used book section at Novel Places.

What did you receive?

***Today’s National Poetry Month Tour stop is over at Seer of Ghosts and Weaver of Stories.


  1. You have some great books here. I would love to read A Wedding in Haiti. I’ll have to look that one up and I’ve heard Silver Sparrow is a good read. I think I have two copies of that one as well.

  2. Great book week. I love the cover of THE PAPER GARDEN. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts.

  3. That’s an awesome list! The title A Wedding in Haiti jumps out at me. I like anything island themed.

  4. Glad the Charles Todd books finally arrived. Looks like you have a lot of interesting reads coming up. Enjoy!

  5. You had an awesome week in books. I love the cover of the Paper Garden. I have to get the new books by Meg Cabot since i have read her other books. Enjoy

  6. I’m so happy to see The Paper Garden arrived safe and sound. Also happy that your Walter’s Muse win arrived so promptly! Did you get a nice note from the author?

  7. The Silver Sparrow is on my wishlist so I look forward to your thoughts on it if you read it. A Wedding in Haiti sounds interesting, too. You received a lot of great sounding books this week including Walter’s Muse and several by Charles Todd.

    Enjoy, Serena and Happy reading!

  8. Tanya Patrice says

    Ooh so many cool finds! I plan on reading Silver Sparrow too – I love that new cover!

  9. Wow, what a week! My mom’s read Then Again – she said it’s wonderful but you’ll need tissues handy when you read it. Have a great week, Serena!

  10. I’ve enjoyed the first two Bess Crawford books (finished An Impartial Witness over the weekend).

  11. The Molly Peacock and Diane Keaton books caught my eye! they look amazing.

  12. The Charles Todd ones have my top interest; hope they are good ones.