In My (New York) Mailbox 23

Well, as I mentioned in last week’s IMM, I had scheduled that one to go so I wouldn’t be able to include any books I purchased while in NYC – so that’s what I’ll be sharing this week! Also, be sure to check out my 2011 accomplishments party & giveaway if you haven’t already!

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor <– FINALLY!! Haha.. I swear I'll read this one soon. Bought it at The Strand Bookstore

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma <– Bought at The Strand. Heard a lot of good things about it.

Fracture by Megan Miranda <– Bought at The Strand. So surprised to see it already available since it technically doesn't come out till Jan 17!

If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman <– Bought at The Strand for only $4. I believe it was #2 that won the Goodreads 2011 award, so I was curious to check it out. So much NYC subwaying allowed me to finish this in 2 days! (My review of it is here)

Everything Matters! by Ron Currie, Jr. <– Bought at The Strand, at the enthusiastic recommendation from Andrew who works there. Bonded over Canada (Toronto vs Montreal) and he sold Jenn & I on it!

(For those keeping track, that’s 5 books + the leatherbound Wicked/Son of a Witch that Jenn got for me that I had to haul back!)

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn <– Bought on Kobo. Jenn was reading it on our subway rides and she said that after our city-wide excursions, I'll probably have gone to all the places mentioned in the book. Interest = piqued. Plus, with my store credit I had on Kobo, it only cost me a little over $2!

Jessica’s Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey <– Free on Kindle!

Titan Magic by Jodi Lamm <– For read & review from author

Sleepwalker by Karen Robards <– For read & review for blog tour from Simon & Schuster Canada

Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks <– Graphic novel for read & review from First Second via Netgalley. Recommended by Lindsay @ Me On Books

Half-Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan <– SIGNED copy won from Thomas Allen Ltd. from their #transitblues Twitter contest!

And this beautiful boxset of The Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia also arrived while I was away… my prize from Hachette Book Group Canada’s #bookroomthursday Twitter contest!

What did you guys get this week? Leave your link and I’ll be sure to check it out!


  1. The Strand!!! I LOVE THE STRAND!!! Seriously. I’m contemplating not buy any boks from now until BEA so that I can shop at The Strand for them all!

    It sounds like you had a great NYC trip! Amazing books this week and happy reading!

    Oh, who am I kidding… I won’t be able to not buy books for 5 months! πŸ˜‰

  2. Looks like you got some amazing books in NY! Though try taking about 15 books (half hardcover) on a plane. I had to use a whole bag and a carry-on, and it didn’t hold all the books. I kinda went overboard then :) Yep.

    Fracture was such a great book, so I hope you enjoy it!!! :)

  3. Jac @ For Love and Books says:

    I got If I Stay this week too!!

    You got some great books, I can’t wait to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

    Stop by and see what was In My Mailbox this week!

  4. You had a great week! I thought you would have picked up Dash & Lily on one of your trips to the Strand. That’s one of my favorites- hope you like it.
    Looking forward to your reviews of Forbidden and Daughter Of. Everything Matters looks interesting too.
    Glad you had a great trip to NY!

  5. Sounds like you’ve been busy shopping in New York. Great books! I need to start reading the Caster Chronicles. I have the first book on my Kobo.

    Happy Reading!

  6. Wow you have a rockin’ mailbox this week. I really liked Forbidden, and I am really looking forward reading Fracture. got Titan Magic for review too. You got tons of awesome books. Enjoy. Here’s my IMM if you want to check it out.

  7. Forbidden is amazing. It’s heartbreaking though so have tissues handy.
    Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares was cute, and you most likely did see most of the places while travelling around NYC.

    I loved If I Stay and Where She Went. I am going to check out your review for If I Stay and hopefully you’ll get to read Where She Went soon.

    Sounds like you had a great time in NYC. I am going to have to check out The Strand when I go there for Book Expo.

    Happy reading!

  8. They had quite a bit of copies of Fracture at WBB when we went there last time. I was surprised too. Turns out it was released early!
    Looks like you had an awesome trip to NYC Michele! And I love the pretties you brought back. Enjoy =D

    Feel free to check mine out ~
    My IMM:
    A Cupcake and a Latte: Young Adult Reviews!

  9. I REALLY need to get my physical copy of Fracture!! I have it from Netgalley but I’m going to the author’s signing so I need a real one too haha. Too bad it doesn’t come out until the 17th here :(

    Anna @ Literary Exploration

  10. Oh, I LOVE The Strand. Must go back there soon. They can pretty much do whatever they want, lol. They even sell ARCs, but they’re book royalty so no one can touch them.

  11. How much was it to check-in your luggage?:P

    It was so much at Strand even though it’s such a dangerous place for the wallet! LOL

    I’ve heard good things about the Caster Chronicles, but I might be to lazy to start a new series.

  12. Looks like your visit went well, especially with all the great finds from the Strand! Have heard good things about Fracture, so looking forward to that one the most. Happy reading!

  13. Great haul. Lovely in fact. So many good books are coming out this week.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  14. Great Mailbox! I was lucky enough to read Fracture and I really liked it. Hope you’ll enjoy it too!
    Happy Reading!
    My IMM post
    A Beautiful Madness

  15. If I Stay is one of my favorites! Can’t wait to read Fracture. Happy reading!

    My IMM

  16. Great haul! I got If I Stay also! I finished it the same night I got it, so it’s awesome! I hope you enjoy it :) Happy Reading! My IMM

  17. What an amazing boxset! Unfortunately, I still need to read Beautiful Chaos and Beautiful Darkness.
    And I feel like I’m the last person who hasn’t read Daughter of Smoke and Bone. xD Happy reading!

  18. Daughter of Smoke and Bone was a really weird, but enjoyable read, I hope it goes over well with you.
    Awesome haul and happy reading!
    Check out my IMM

  19. Yay! Lots of great books there. I got Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Fracture too. :)

  20. Looks like you got some wonderful stuff. I am DYING to read Daughter of Smoke and Bone – I hope I can get a copy of that soon. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week!

    IMM at Book Brats!

  21. I just finished Friends With Boys this morning. It is REALLY GOOD! And it’ll probably take you two hours or less to read. Maggie and her brothers are definitely a treat to read about.

    Happy reading!!

  22. You can FINALLY read Daughter of Smoke & Bone now. πŸ˜‰ And yay for Friends with Boys, I hope you like it. :)

  23. You’ll have to tell me how Half Blood Blues goes. That book is everywhere right now… And so is Daughter of Smoke and Bone! I think that was on every blogger’s “Best of 2011” list.

  24. Awesome set of books! And that Caster set looks so pretty!

  25. Great set of books this week! I hope you enjoy them. I have a couple of the books that you got this week on my massive TBR bookcase but haven’t gotten to them yet. Happy reading! :)

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