In My Mailbox (7)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Some of these I ordered last week. Others I bought this week. I still spent less than $200 for all the books combined:

The Plague by Albert Camus
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
Inverted World by Christopher Priest
The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
The Raising by Laura Kasischke
Love Always by Harriet Evans
Knitting Under the Influence by Claire LaZebnik
Staying at Daisy's by Jill Mansell

Kiss & Hell by Dakota Cassidy
My Way to Hell by Dakota Cassidy
The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy
Accidentally Dead by Dakota Cassidy
The Accidental Human by Dakota Cassidy
Accidentally Catty by Dakota Cassidy

Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot
The Blue Bistro by Elin Hilderbrand
And One Last Thing... by Molly Harper
Last Chance Saloon by Marian Keyes
Angels by Marian Keyes
Watermelon by Marian Keyes
The Next Big Thing by Johanna Edwards
How To Be Cool by Johanna Edwards

Certain Girls by Jennifer Weiner
Best Friends Forever by Jennifer Weiner
Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner
Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner

The Postman by David Brin
Flood by Stephen Baxter
A Werewolf in Manhattan by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Artistic License by Katie Fforde

Fantasy Lover by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Night Embrace by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Kiss of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Night Play by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Seize the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Sins of the Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dark Side of the Moon by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Dream Hunter by Sherrilyn Kenyon
The Dream Chaser by Sherrilyn Kenyon
One Silent Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Born of Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon
*I have the rest of the series on order along with the ones missing in this order.*

In My Mailbox (6)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I bought all the books in this week's edition. I bought a good chunk of books on B&, so when those come in, I'll post them. Still looking for more chick lit and light-hearted urban fantasy authors. If you know some, leave them in a comment. Do you like the new blog design? I decided to change it for my relaunch of sorts.

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Zombies by Matt Mogk
Fast Women by Jennifer Crusie
Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Crusie
Faking It by Jennifer Crusie

The Trouble with Magic by Madelyn Alt
Scarlet Nights by Jude Deveraux
Sizzling Sixteen by Janet Evanovich
Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs
Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs
Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
Monday Mourning by Kathy Reichs

I also bought a new Kindle 3 (WiFi, no ads, no 3G). I had my Kindle 2 for almost three years, but the screen is damaged. The power cord was cracking a little bit in a couple places. Naively I thought if the cord didn't work, then it just wouldn't charge the Kindle. In reality, it blackened out the bottom half of the screen. I love the new Kindle though. Anyway, so after moving all my books onto my new one, I also bought a few books:

Naked Nobility bundle by Sally MacKenzie (#1-8)
Dark Swan bundle by Richelle Mead (#1-3)
Cedar Cove bundle 1 by Debbie Macomber (#1-6)
Cedar Cove bundle 2 by Debbie Macomber (#7-10)
Lords of the Underworld bundle by Gena Showalter (#1-4)
Lord of the Vampires 4-in-1 bundle by Gena Showalter
Star Bright by Catherine Anderson
Miranda's Big Mistake by Jill Mansell
Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell

*All links go to Goodreads. Links for bundles go to the first book in the bundle.*

Genre problems! Help?

I am finding myself pulling away from young adult novels more and more. This is possibly because I'm taking a YA lit class, which I thought would be fun, but so far, not so much. Originally that was the main genre for this blog. I am getting back into the groove of reading more, but I'm having a harder time finding books. Finding YA novels was easy because they have their own section in libraries and bookstores. I clearly fail at creating the right combination of search terms to find books I want on websites and the library catalog. So, I am asking you for help. I am really into chick lit at the moment (which is very similar to contemporary YA, except with more adult themes)(i.e. Jennifer Crusie). I also like urban fantasy with the same light-hearted feel (i.e. Accidental series by Dakota Cassidy). I know a few chick lit authors, but very few in the second category. I also read a lot of amateur sleuth novel; however, I have found plenty of authors for that genre. Below are authors that I am familiar with and have books for besides the two already mentioned:

Heather Webber
Ashlyn Chase
Molly Harper
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Shanna Swendson
Jill Mansell
Harriet Evans
Marian Keyes
Emily Giffin
Cathy Kelly
Meg Cabot
Jane Green
Jane Moore
Pamela Ribon

Two final notes: First, I am coming back, but it's going to be slowly. It's my last semester of college, and I have a lot going on. I know I've said it a couple times, but I'm letting you know now that I really have not given up on the blogging world. Secondly, I will be redesigning the blog soon, so don't be surprised if you see something really weird while I'm fixing it. Or see a completely different look.