Monday, July 5, 2010

Mailbox Monday: July 5

Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. (Checked out library books don’t count, but eBooks & audio books do). Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists!

The Outer Banks House: A NovelARC. Crown Publishers.
One fateful summer in the post-Civil War Outer Banks of North Carolina will forever change the course of young Abigail Sinclair's life.

I've already read this one and loved it! Would make a great beach read. See my review below.

Dracula in LoveARC. Doubleday.
From the shadowy banks of the river Thames to the wild and windswept Yorkshire coast, Dracula's eternal muse, Mina Murray, vividlky recounts the intimate details of what really transpired between her and the Count - the joys and terrors of a passionate affair that has linked them through the centuries, and her rebellion against her own frightening preternatural powers.

The King's Mistress: A NovelARC. Crown Publishing.
History has not been kind to Alice Perrers, the notorious mistress of King Edward III. Scholars and contemporaries alike have deemed her a manipulative woman who used her great beauty and sensuality to take advantage of an aging and increasingly senile king. But who is the woman behind the scandal? A coldhearted opportunist or someone who was fighting for her very survival?

The Tower, The Zoo, and The Tortoise: A NovelARC. Doubleday.
Balthazar Jones lives in the Tower of London with his wife, Hebe, and his one-hundred-eighty-one-year-old pet tortoise. It's no easy job navigating the trials and tribulations that come with living and working in the largest tourist attraction in present-day London... Suffused with whimsy, heart, and hilarity - not to mention chock-full of curious Tower history.

The WhisperFinished Copy won through BookReporter.
MIRA Books.
It was meant to be an adventure - a night alone on a remote Irish island. Archaeologist Sophie Malone never expected to find Celtic treasure or to end up in a fight for her life in a dark, desolate cave. Now, a year later, she's convinced answers to the mysteries of that night lie in Boston. Is the recent violence there connected to her night of terror? Who has the priceless gold artifacts that disappeared from the cave...and who is responsible for the whispers she heard in the dark?

What did you get last week?

Mailbox Monday is hosted by The Printed Page.


  1. Really great titles! Happy reading!

  2. These all sound great! Enjoy...

    Here's mine:

  3. I am seeing The Outerbanks and Dracula in Love all over the blogosphere. I hope you enjoy them. Thanks for stopping by the blog.

    Happy Reading!!!

  4. There is not a single title in your list this week that I wouldn't LOVE to read! (Yes, I'm an eclectic reader!) Enjoy ALL of them!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

  5. Sweet, we got a few of the same ones - Dracula in Love and The King's Mistress. I can't wait to start them!

    Enjoy all your new reads!

    My mailbox is HERE.

  6. Nice variety! The only one from your list that I'm familiar with is the Outer Banks House.

  7. I like the mailbox photo. Outer Banks sounds good doesn't it? I got it a few weeks ago as well.

  8. Great list. I just found out I'm getting a copy of The Tower, The Zoo, and the Tortoise from Goodreads First Reads. Really looking forward to that!

  9. I received the first three books on your list. I see you have read and enjoyed Outer Banks. I need to scoot it up the pile I think.

  10. The King's Mistress sounds good and I love the cover! Enjoy your books!

  11. Hey there – just swinging by for Monday to see what you are reading. After seeing the same books on so many blogs, I am going to have to get to the store. Have a great week. Stop by The Wormhole to check out what I have gotten and what I have been reading too. Happy reading! Bev.

  12. I've seen The Outer Banks House on a few blogs and it keeps nudging me to read it.

  13. I just love the cover of The Outer Banks House. Happy reading!

    Check out my mailbox.

  14. I see E.C. is making rounds lately. Hope you enjoy the reads. Love the cute mailboxes.

  15. I'm reading The King's Mistress now and also received Dracula in Love.
    Like Diary, I love the Outer Banks cover.
    Enjoy your week reading.
    Love the pic of THOR, Lucy and Venus.
    I have greyhounds, you may like to visit them. :)

  16. Only the Georgette Heyer book has been read by me. Everything else is new. Enjoy them all.


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