Mailbox Monday #222

Mailbox Monday (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. May’s host is 4 the LOVE of BOOKS.

The meme allows 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 for review:

1.  Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust by Leanne Lieberman, which I won from Diary of an Eccentric.

Lauren Yanofsky doesn’t want to be Jewish anymore. Her father, a noted Holocaust historian, keeps giving her Holocaust memoirs to read, and her mother doesn’t understand why Lauren hates the idea of Jewish youth camps and family vacations to Holocaust memorials. But when Lauren sees some of her friends—including Jesse, a cute boy she likes—playing Nazi war games, she is faced with a terrible choice: betray her friends or betray her heritage.

2.  Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks, which I purchased at the library for 50 cents.

Published to international critical and popular acclaim, this intensely romantic yet stunningly realistic novel spans three generations and the unimaginable gulf between the First World War and the present. As the young Englishman Stephen Wraysford passes through a tempestuous love affair with Isabelle Azaire in France and enters the dark, surreal world beneath the trenches of No Man’s Land, Sebastian Faulks creates a world of fiction that is as tragic as A Farewell to Arms and as sensuous as The English Patient. Crafted from the ruins of war and the indestructibility of love, Birdsong is a novel that will be read and marveled at for years to come.

What did you receive?


  1. Birdsong is one of those books I’ve been meaning to read in forever. There’s a movie? I think I must have missed that! Enjoy your reads.

  2. These look great. I hope you enjoy them!

  3. These are both new to me, although I can’t get over Lauren Yanofsky Hates the Holocaust. Growing up I obsessively read every single YA-type book about the Holocaust, so I’m sure I would have jumped right into this then. And yes, I’d probably still would be happy to read it now.

  4. BIRDSONG looks wonderful. ENJOY both of your books.

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  5. I hope you like the Lauren Yanofsky book. I’ll have to borrow Birdsong when you’re done with it. Happy reading!

  6. These look like a couple of goodies! Enjoy!

  7. Love those bargains at the library sales. Hope Birdsong turns out to be a good one.

  8. I hope they’re both terrific reads for you!