Sunday, August 7, 2011

Mondays: Mailbox/What Are You Reading/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her BooksStaci from Life in the Thumb  is hosting for the month of August.

I received one book, thanks to the author:

1) Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward:

Close Your Eyes: A NovelFor most of her life, Lauren Mahdian has been certain of two things: that her mother is dead, and that her father is a murderer. Here Lauren and her older brother, Alex, thought they were safe. But one morning, six-year-old Lauren and eight-year-old Alex awoke after a night spent in their tree house to discover their mother’s body and their beloved father arrested for the murder. Years later, Lauren is surrounded by uncertainty. Her one constant is Alex, always her protector, still trying to understand the unraveling of his idyllic childhood. Then Alex disappears. As Lauren is forced to peek under the floorboards of her carefully constructed memories, she comes to question the version of her history that she has clung to so fiercely. Lauren’s search for the truth about what happened on that fateful night so many years ago is a riveting tale that will keep readers feverishly turning pages.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.
Theodore Boone: The Abduction
I finished two books after SO long:

1) The Abduction by John Grisham
2) Close Your Eyes by Amanda Eyre Ward

If you were (are) going on vacation, what books would you take with you?


I usually pick a book of poetry and lots of crime fiction!

39 comments:

bermudaonion said...

Close Your Eyes looks like a good one!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Close Your Eyes sounds like one I should pick up.

Here is mine

randomizeme said...

Oh, I didn't know there was a new Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer book out! Hopefully, a Kindle edition is available. :)

Here's my Musing Mondays (August 8) post!

Kaye said...

These look good. Have a great week, enjoy your new books and happy reading!

RAnn said...

Grishom is usually a goodie. Enjoy your books.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Need to check into Close Your Eyes. Thank you for sharing!

Here's my It's Monday post for this week: It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
And don't forget to stop in and sign up to win in the Readerbuzz August Giveaway!

Gigi Ann said...

When i go on vacation I pack light, and I also pack light with books.

diannehartsock said...

John Grisham has always been too serious for me. I find I like medical thrillers better.

Here's my MM: http://diannehartsocksalex.wordpress.com/alexs-blogs/

Anna said...

Enjoy your new book! I'm looking forward to your review.

Jenny Q said...

Close Your Eyes sounds good! Enjoy your new books!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, Close Your Eyes looks like something I'd enjoy. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

The Book Gatherer said...

I haven't read a crime novel in ages! I went through a stage of reading lots of Karen Slaughter's books - might have to look out for another one!

http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/08/monday-musings.html

LibrarySnake said...

Very cool that you take poetry while on vacation :)

Here's mine:
http://carabosseslibrary.blogspot.com/2011/08/musing-mondays_08.html

Hannah said...

Thanks for visiting my blog--Happy reading ! :)

Ryan said...

I haven't read Grishom in years. Hope you have a great week.

Anne said...

Close Your Eyes sounds interesting, hope you enjoy it!

Amused said...

Close Your Eyes looks like one I would like. Happy reading!

CMash said...

Can't wait to see your review of the Grisham book...wondering if it was very legalegese, that's why I stopped reading his books.

fiction-books said...

Hi Gautami,

John Grisham never fails to leave me wanting more, I love his style of writing.

Amanda Ward is a new name to me, and I just love the sound of this book. A mystery and crime combination, together with some great sounding characterizations of Lauren, Alex and their relationship, this has gone straight to my reading list and I look forward to your review.

Yvonne

Jo-Jo said...

Close Your Eyes looks really good...enjoy!

Mary said...

I hope you enjoy Close Your Eyes!

Elysium said...

It sounds very interesting! Hope you enjoy it!

Joy Weese Moll said...

Close Your Eyes looks good. Have a good week!

Book Dragon said...

thanks for dropping by

I read Kid Lawyer but haven't pick up any of the others.

Close Your Eyes looks good!

Aisle B said...

Oh now that one sounds like an all nighter for a read... I predict you are going to be up late :)

Alyce said...

Congrats on your two books read!

Teddy Rose said...

Close Your Eyes sounds really good and "edge of your seat" reading.

DCMetroreader said...

Close Your Eyes sounds excellent -- hope you enjoy it!

Diana (Book of Secrets) said...

Close Your Eyes sounds like a great read! Enjoy. :)

Diana @ Book of Secrets

Nise' said...

I've read good reviews for Close Your Eyes. I just got The Abduction. Have another good reading week.

talesofabookaddict said...

Wow! Close Your Eyes sounds awesome! That just went on my reminder list :)

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Close Your Eyes is a new to me title but one that sounds very good! I hope you enjoy it.

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

I've been in a bit of a reading slump for the past week, but both of the books you finished look like great ones!

Cheryl said...

Close your eyes sounds like a good book! Thanks for visiting my blog! I'm following you now.

Laura Fabiani said...

Close Your Eyes sounds so intriguing!

Mystica said...

I'd like to take Never Knowing with me on vacation!

Staci said...

I really enjoyed Close Your Eyes..have a great week!

stacybuckeye said...

I turn to crime fiction when I'm in a reading slump. Or a romance. Glad to see you reading again :)

marcia said...

Enjoy your book.