Sunday, May 3, 2009

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a post where I tell you the books that I received this week either by buying them from the bookstore, going to the library or from my mailbox. Check out The Story Siren to learn more!

For Review:

Ordinary Me by June Sproat
While behind the wheel during driver’s ed, high school sophomore Kate Sterns inadvertently foils an escaped convict’s getaway. When her heroic actions land her face on the front page of the Wainscott Gazette, she thinks her life is over, and it is, at least her life as an ordinary anyway. Overnight she is plucked from the ordinaries and plopped into the "in crowd." At first Kate is in denial of her status change, but then she likes it, that is until she’s labeled a snob, her locker gets trashed and one other minor thing-- she’s being stalked.

Contests:

You, Maybe: The Profound Asymmetry of Love in High School by Rachel Vail

Josie is independent and fierce. She may flirt with boys or kiss them, but it doesn't mean anything, not even with Michael, who's more like a friend-with-benefits. So how can she explain what happens when Carson Gold goes after her? Carson Gold, the hottest senior, the one everyone secretly watches. . . . Maybe it's the same thing that causes all the girls to stare as he walks by. Or maybe it's something between them, something just he and Josie share. Could you resist? It's too much, when love finds you and pulls you under. It's too much, even for Josie.

Bought:

Looking For Alaska by John Green

Miles Halter is fascinated by famous last words — and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps." Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Clever, funny, screwed-up, and dead sexy, Alaska will pull Miles into her labyrinth and catapult him into the Great Perhaps.

-Amanda

11 comments:

MarjoleinBookBlog said...

great books, enjoy!
best,
Marjoline

Lianne said...

cool books! I'm a huge Rachel Vail fan!

Ravenous Reader said...

Great book week. Looking for Alaska was one of my fav reads. I love John Green

Meg said...

Looking for Alaska was a great story! Very well-written and put together. What am I saying? Just enjoy!

prophecygirl said...

I really like that cover of LFA. It's so cool!

Callie said...

I really want to read LFA. I hope you like it!

robin_titan said...

Those look awesome! Enjoy :)

Insert Book Title said...

Love the covers! Happy reading!

susan said...

Anytime there's a book in the mail, it's a good week. Happy reading.

~JoRdAn~ said...

I just finished LFA and it was good. I was kinda disappointed with the end it left me with a lot of questions but other than that amazing book.

Enjoy

Rebecca said...

Awesome books, I have Looking For Alaska in my reading pile at the moment. Enjoy.