Weekly Book Haul (13)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren where you can share the books you received during the week. Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and is all about sharing the books you added to your shelves.

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We did Christmas early with my Mom this year. It was a lot of fun and filled with bookish gifts.

Matched, Crossed, and Reached by Ally Condie

The Matched Trilogy Box Set by Ally Condie. I have read all of these minus Reached which I am looking forward to.

Tail could not help but get involved in my photo shoot. He loves to smell books.

Tail the cat with Matched, Crossed, and Reached by Ally Condie

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?

I am listening to the audio version of this book while I train for my next Half Marathon because it came highly recommended by Sara from The Librarian Reads. Finally having this book means I can cancel my hold on it at the library. I think I am number 200 and something so I was probably not going to get it until sometime in 2014. 



The Templeton Twins Have An Idea by Ellis Weiner

The Templeton Twins Have An Idea (Templeton Twins #1) by Ellis Weiner and Illustrated by Jeremy Holmes

Suppose there were 12-year-old twins, a boy and girl named John and Abigail Templeton. Let’s say John was pragmatic and played the drums, and Abigail was theoretical and solved cryptic crosswords. Now suppose their father was a brilliant, if sometimes confused, inventor. And suppose that another set of twins-adults-named Dean D. Dean and Dan D.Dean, kidnapped the Templeton twins and their ridiculous dog in order to get their father to turn over one of his genius (sort of) inventions. Yes, I said kidnapped. Wouldn’t it be fun to read about that? Oh please. It would so. Luckily for you, this is just the first in a series perfect for boys and girls who are smart, clever, and funny (just like the twins), and enjoy reading adventurous stories (who doesn’t? ).


Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl (Stargirl #1) by Jerry Spinelli

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.

Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

Leviathan (Leviathan #1)  by Scott Westerfeld

Prince Aleksander, would-be heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, is on the run. His own people have turned on him. His title is worthless. All he has is a battle torn war machine and a loyal crew of men.

Deryn Sharp is a commoner, disguised as a boy in the British Air Service. She’s a brilliant airman. But her secret is in constant danger of being discovered.

With World War I brewing, Alek and Deryn’s paths cross in the most unexpected way…taking them on a fantastical, around-the-world adventure that will change both their lives forever.

What books did you get this week?

All cover images and summaries are from goodreads.


  1. You had a great haul! I absolutely loved the Matched trilogy though I still have eto read Reached as well. It’s pretty cool that they have a hardcover boxed set! I may have to check that out. I read Stargirl a few years back and I really enjoyed it. I hope you really enjoy all of your books this week. 😀

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    • I really do love boxed sets and love seeing so many during the holidays. Not sure why, but I like having all the books in a series the same way (hardcover or paperback).

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