Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. Mailbox Monday is hosted by The Printed Page.
I´m really getting into bookmooch, you never know what books will turn up there! Here´s what arrived in my mailbox this week:
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lionel Shriver)
I´m probably the last person to read this and it´s been on my list for a long time, but I was afraid I was expecting too much and so kept putting off reading it. But now I´ve got a wonderfully used (but not cracked) copy via bookmooch. I just love that someone read all through the book before me and now I don´t have to wrestle the pages for the book to stay open.
Nella Last’s War (ed. Richard Broad, Suzie Fleming)
This is an English housewife’s diary about life during WWII. It’ll be so interesting to read about how WWII influenced women from the perspective of a real woman. And I have to admit that I´m also a bit relieved that this was written for the Mass Observation Archive and Nella Last knew that it would be read by others. I know diaries are amazing sources of information, but I always feel that I´m invading someone´s privacy.
Commonwealth (Joey Goebel)
I read Goebel´s The Anomalies (which is about a rockband of outsiders) a couple of years ago and never quite recovered from the awesomeness of it. Commonwealth is a novel about politics, and I´m curious what he makes of it.
Any thoughts on these books? And what arrived in your mailbox recently?