In My Mailbox is a posting idea run by Kristi at The Story Siren (read all about it here: In My Mailbox) for bloggers to share the books they've gotten that week to help publicize as many titles as possible. It's a little preview on what book reviews to anticipate along with a way to build excitement about new titles coming out. All titles link to goodreads so you can add books to your "to-read" list.
Sometimes being a teacher/blogger has it's upsides, like when I get some books from the school/library divisions of publishers to share with my students like I did this week. Unfortunately, the downside is that being a teacher, I haven't had much time to read so far in the first 2 1/2 weeks of school, but I'm hoping to change that trend soon. I'm guessing some of my students will be getting their eyes on these books before I will.
I went to a local indie bookstore for a Simone Elkeles signing (awesome!), and since I already had all of her books, I made sure to buy some others to help support them bring in authors.
DARTH PAPER STRIKES BACK by Tom Angleberger
I loved THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA and it's a fantastic humorous middle grades book, so I'm definitely looking forward to reading this sequel and then passing it right on to my students.
DEAD END IN NORVELT by Jack Gantos
This one just sounded really good and was on the recommendation shelf at the store. When I went up to the counter, the bookseller told me it will be great.
BOY21 (ARC) by Matthew Quick
Releasing March, 2012. Thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers School & Library!
WHY WE BROKE UP (ARC) by Daniel Handler
Releasing in January, 2012. This one sound really intriguing and unique & came with fun postcards! Thanks to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers School & Library!
THE FINGERTIPS OF DUNCAN DORFMAN by Meg Wolitzer
Middle grades debut and scrabble? Sounds interesting. Thanks to Penguin Young Readers Group School & Library!
DARWEN ARKWRIGHT AND THE PEREGRINE PACT by A.J. Hartley
Love when they send a title I haven't heard of that sounds like it will be a good middle grade story. Thanks to Penguin Young Readers Group School & Library!
FURY (ARC) by Elizabeth Miles
Heard a lot about this one, and now have to tie in mythology with my reading class, so look forward to reading this one. Won from Sash & Em.
The next four are all from Farrah Penn's Epic ARC Giveaway.
WITHER (The Chemical Garden #1) by Lauren DeStefano
I've wanted to read this one for awhile, so I was excited to win one
DOWN THE MYSTERLY RIVER (ARC) by Bill Willingham
JUNONIA by Kevin Henkes
PRETTY BAD THINGS (ARC) by C.J. Skuse