Sunday, February 28, 2010

In My Mailbox (2)

Hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren, In My Mailbox is where you share the recent books you've bought/received/taken out from the library.

I finally went to the library yesterday (which I've been meaning to do for a while) and found some really interesting books. Here they are!

Book of Clouds by Chloe Aridjis: Chloe Aridjis's haunting debut novel is a masterfully wrought tale of a young woman adrift in Berlin, where a string of fateful encounters lead to romance, violence, and, ultimately, revelation. Chloe guides us through Berlin with wit and compassion, and shows why cities, like people, cannot outrun their pasts.

Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood: This is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a woman - but above all she must seek release from her haunting memories.

A Table by the Window by Lawana Blackwell: Carler Reed has survived a troubled childhood. Her newfound comfortable routine as an adult begins to unravel one morning when a private investigator brings her the news of a substantial inheritance - including a house in Mississippi. She soon realizes she has found the kind of life she always desired - but it's more than she bargained for when a mysterious murder threatens her happiness.

Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs: It's tea for two hundred at the annual historic homes garden party. And Theodosia, as event caterer, is busy serving steaming teas and blackberry scones. But the sweet smell of success turns to suspense when an esteemed guest is found dead - his hand clutching an empty teacup.

Blood Orange Brewing by Laura Childs: When social darling Delaine Dish throws a lavish benefit for the restoration of a run-down Victorian home, Theodosia Browning donates tea and treats from her Indigo Tea Shop. But the grand unveiling of Theo's spread proves a gruesome scene when a beloved local politico falls dead with a jagged piece of metal in his neck. Her investigation will lead her into places darker than the blackest tea...

I'm super excited to tackle this pile of books! I took the advice of Christina from Reading Extensively and found some Laura Childs books. While I was doing that, I came across some other great-sounding books. Since I just finished reading two mystery novels, I started reading Book of Clouds for a change of genre. It's very different so far, but I can tell it'll be good. So, what did you get?


Jeanne C. said...

I want to read the Tea Shop books by Laura Child, too! I hope you'll do reviews!

Christina T said...

I liked Death By Darjeeling. Sadly it is the only one of the series that I've read. I read A Table By the Window a few years ago and I remember liking that one too. I hope you enjoy your reading!

Here is what's in my mailbox.

Aths said...

You got some great books there! I'm curious to know what you think of Cat's Eye and Death by Darjeeling!

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Juju at Tales of said...

Interesting diverse collection :)

Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

Very interesting Collection. Looking forward to the reviews

Nymeth said...

Ooh, I want Cat's Eye! I've loved everything I've read by Atwood so far, and really need to pick up more of her stuff.

Shy said...

"Book of Clouds" sounds very interesting to me. I'll come again later on to see if you do review this book =) Until then, hope you have a good week!

Emidy said...

Jeanne - Yes, you can expect some reviews on all these books! I'm extremely busy with school and haven't been able to read as much as I would like, but they'll be up eventually.

Christina - Thank you! I'm looking forward to reading all of these.

Ath - I'm excited to start Cat's Eye! It seems great.

Nymeth: That's exactly why I chose this book! I've enjoyed everything I've read by her, too.

Shy - Thanks! I'm loving Book of Clouds so far.