Sunday, June 13, 2010

In My Mailbox (15)

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.
Hello everyone! I decided to do my IMM post this week even though I said I was taking time off to (ugh) study. But I have two great books that I wanted to show off, so here goes.

Florence & Giles by John Harding:
1891. In a remote and crumbling New England mansion, 12-year-old orphan Florence is neglected by her guardian uncle and banned from reading. Left to her own devices she devours books in secret and talks to herself - and narrates this, her story - in a unique language of her own invention. By night, she sleepwalks the corridors like one of the old house's many ghosts and is troubled by a recurrent dream in which a mysterious woman appears to threaten her younger brother Giles. Sometimes Florence doesn't sleepwalk at all, but simply pretends to so she can roam at will and search the house for clues to her own baffling past.


If I Stay by Gayle Forman:
Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones. Stay true to her first love - music - even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends. Then, one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it's the only one that matters.

So, those are the books that will keep me company this week. Have you read any of them? Did you enjoy them? I'd love to hear about it!

14 comments:

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I loved If I Stay. I have not heard of Florence and Giles, but it sounds really good! Thanks for sharing & happy readings!

Adriana said...

Florence & Giles sounds really good!
I've heard great things about If I Stay. Enjoy!

Candace said...

I have If I Stay and can't wait to read it. Florence and Giles sounds really good too!

Leanna (Daisy Chain Book Reviews) said...

I've heard some very good things about If I stay. I must buy it soon. Hope you enjoy both your books! ;)

Carina said...

I've added Florence and Giles to my wishlist now - a book about a girl who's banned from reading! That sounds fantastic!

Here are the books I got this week.

Sara said...

Yay I'm glad your back (even if it's for a second haha). Eee I loved If I Stay! I can't wait to see what you think of it. Happy reading (:

lisa (the little reader) said...

If I Stay is one of my favorite reads this year and i hope you enjoy it!

i hadn't heard of Florence and Giles before but i'm adding it to my wishlist!

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

They both sound good!

Emidy said...

Thanks for all the comments! I finished If I Stay yesterday and I loved it . I'll post the review sometime next week! Now I'm on to Florence and Giles. It does sound interesting!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Your back? YAH :)

brandileigh2003 said...

Looks like a great week: I enjoyed If I stay. Very ingriguing! Happy Reading! Check out my IMMB if you want here

Aths said...

I've heard some good things about If I Stay! Looking forward to your thoughts.

Katie said...

I've heard about If I Stay. Definitely do a review!

Allison said...

I've never heard of Florence & Giles, but it sounds very intriguing.