Sunday, 3 July 2011

IMM (#5) 03/07/11

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren as a way of showing off our addiction to books every week. You can learn more about is here.
This one I've been very excited about doing..then I woke up with a stonking hangover...which I should have had yesterday but decided to come on today! 
As I said last week I got a bonus at Work and Mike was letting me spend £50 on books...So I did! First is the charity shop books:

Stolen Innocence (My Story of Growing Up in a Polygamous Sect, Becoming a Teenage Bride, and Breaking Free) - Elissa Wall
I bought this one in the hopes that it would be better that Not My Idea of Heaven, and thankfully 195 pages in its a lot better! Very interesting! And its making a lot of religious based discussions with people when I'm reading it which I love! I love books that start of discussions!!
Dawn - Virginia Andrews
Yey...Virginia Andrews...that's all I can really say about this one because as soon as I find a Virginia Andrews book I buy it! 
Witch Child - Celia Rees
I've always loved this book...then it got lost in the transition to University so had to rebuy this! This is a reading group edition so I'm looking forward to reading the questions and seeing if it makes me read the book in a different way.
Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher
The premise of this book interested me and then I read the first Chapter...and had to force myself to stop reading and actually take the rest of these books out the box as it gripped me! I love the idea that you can have an effect on someone without realising and I'm looking forward to seeing what affect the person had!

Stolen Child - Laura Elliot
This one seems very much like Jodi Picoult so hopefully will not disappoint! 
Before I Fall - Lauren Oliver
Again I've been captivated by the ideas of the book! Hopefully I'll like it!
Doing It - Melvin Burgess
I LOVED Junk when I read it at the age of 15 and then found this...I really like the idea that for once its not the girls perspectives of sex and I will get to see it from the other side. I advise all to go read Junk now actually...its amazing!

Forget you - Jennifer Echols
Another one that I love the idea of. The tag line of "Why can't you choose what you forget and what you remember?" means I'm going to like this book a lot! 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
This is a book I've always been told I should I finally bought it! I will have to see what it's like and let you all know..
Entangled - Cat Clarke
I'm excited to read this one!! Raimy told me about it when I saw the cover for Torn and thought it looked amazing...She then told me about Entangled...and it went straight into my Amazon basket!
The Midwife's Confession -Diane Chamberlain
This authour seems to be following me...I always end up picking it up because I think it's a Jodi Picoult and finally I gave in and bought one...It actually comes with a "We are as good as Jodi Picoult guarantee" Apparently If I don't like it as much as her I can get my money back?!

Starter for ten - David Nicholls
The Understudy - David Nicholls
Ever since I read One Day I've been meaning to read more of this author! So when I found them on offer on Amazon I knew I had to buy them!
My Best Friend's Girl - Dorothy Koomson
I read the first few chapters while at a friends house (She'd passed out asleep so I found a book to read...) and loved it but couldn't borrow it at the time...3 years later I finally bought it!
A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks
This movie always makes me cry and I'm really excited to read this book! I know a lot is different already but I'm sure I'm still going to love it
So THATS IT! 15 books I'm off to organise my book shelves. I may post a list of books I plan to get rid of (i.e. Charity Shop, or RISI) so if anyone is interested you can nab them before someone else!
Hope everyone else got some good books!

Steffi x


  1. Wow nice lot of books. I have started reading Entangled, interesting. Alot of those I havent herd of:D

    Michelle A

    New follower

  2. yay!
    awesome books. Im so glad I influence you so well... :P ive read at least four of these and have a few of the others on my wishlist! We ned to do a huge book swap soon and save each other some more money! lol
    Loves x

  3. Lol you do influence me, don't think I've converted you to mine yet! Yep! I'll drive down with a trunk full of books :P

  4. What a great haul of books!

    I remember reading Dawn way back in the day. If I'm remembering right, it was one of the first ghost-written Virginia Andrews books? Ah, now I'm all teenage-years-reading-reminiscent ;)

  5. Great set! I really want to read Witch Child and 13 Reasons Why. I loved Before I Fall. New follower!
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  6. Great IMM this week! You got lots of amazing books! LOVED Before I Fall!!

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  7. FORGET YOU IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Everything by Jennifer Echols is :D Also, Doing It was a great read. Enjoy all your books, they look stellar.

  8. Great books this week. They all look so good. Just thinking about A Walk to Remember make me what to cry - the book is good too.
    Happy reading.