Good Books & Good Wine Update

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren. Oh, and I have a few little updates.

For Review:
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl (2 copies)
Radiance by Alyson Noel
At Home by Bill Bryson
Half Empty by David Rakoff

Contest Wins:
To Surrender To A Rogue by Cara Elliott
The Rock And The River by Kekla Magoon

Pre-Order Arrival:
Paperback of The Ask And The Answer by Patrick Ness

Participated in the Read Your Own Books Readathon: Books Read:
The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
My Darling, My Hamburger by Paul Zindel
The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard
Along For The Ride by Sarah Dessen

I am also joining Amanda at The Zen Leaf in reading Bleak House by Charles Dickens. I’m excited to FINALLY get my nose in a classic.

And this is what I plan to read over next week:
More of Bleak House, obvs.
Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Really, I have a crazy week of reading ahead of me.

About April (Books&Wine)

April is 30 years old and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and baby, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. cynthial11 says:

    Awesome books! I can't wait to read Beautiful Darkness and I'll be reading Mockingjay too next week!! =)

  2. Oh, you got some great stuff! I have The Knife of Never Letting Go but I still need to read it. This IMM is reminding me that I ought to. Enjoy your new books!

  3. Enbrethiliel says:


    . . . a book about pessimism, so it's perfect for my boyfriend . . .

    LOL!!! You two must have really interesting conversations.

    PS–I'm the same way about my series books. Sometimes I will compromise by having paperbacks of different editions–but only if they are also the same size.

    PPS–Great vlog! I should do my next "Mailbox" post like this.

  4. Nice stash! Liked your vlog and I have Beautiful Creatures too.

    Enjoy the read and have a great week!

  5. Jennifer @ Mrs. Q: Book Addict says:

    Great mailbox week. I have Beautiful Darkness on my wishlist. Enjoy! I love when I forget about a preorder and it arrives, it makes me so happy!

  6. You had some nice books in your mailbox. I want to read the Bryson book. Have a great week!

  7. I really enjoyed Middlesex. It's a great book.

  8. Ah! Lucky! You got Radiance! I've been curious about Beautiful Darkness and the first book in that series since I'm seeing it everywhere!

    Happy reading!

    My mailbox is here!

  9. Laurel-Rain Snow says:

    You look very excited about your books…hope you enjoy them all.

    Here's mine:

    (Or click my name for the link)

  10. E.J. Stevens says:

    Beautiful Darkness looks awesome. Great mailbox! My IMM Birthday Edition is here.

    From the Shadows

  11. Eden the StorySnoop says:

    April, what did you think of The Secret Year?

  12. Laura @ I'm Booking It says:

    I guess I should get my BEA copy of Beautiful Darkness out soon, I'm looking forward to reading it!

    I hope you like Mockingjay (I'll be reading it Tuesday!) and Middlesex (which I enjoyed last year).

  13. bermudaonion says:

    I haven't read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire yet, but my husband has and he's chomping at the bit to get his hands on Mockingjay. I know what he'll be doing Tuesday night. I read My Darling, My Hamburger years ago and liked it a lot.

  14. TheBookGirl says:

    You do have a big week of reading planned…Middlesex has been on my bookshelf for years now…maybe I will actually get around to it someday 🙂
    Hope you enjoy your books!

  15. DCMetroreader says:

    Lots of great books — I would especially like to read the Bryson one.

    Happy reading!

  16. I want one of those copies of Radiance!!! LOL…enjoy!

  17. I've heard good things about the Ness books. I really want to read them. Hope you enjoy! My Mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  18. The Bookish Type says:

    I am SO JEALOUS!!! Radiance!! It sounds like such a good read! I hope you enjoy! =)

    Also, yes, DEFINITELY read Clockwork Angel! SO GOOD!

    The Bookish Type

  19. pussreboots says:

    My textbooks are here along with some fun stuff. Here's what I'm reading this week.

  20. Alexia561 says:

    Great mailbox! I've got 'Beautiful Darkness' and 'Radiance' in my TBR pile and really looking forward to reading them both! Enjoy!

  21. Elizabeth says:

    Great mailbox…love the colors in your site.

    Hopping by…

    Hop on over to my blog if you like…My Monday Mailbox, Teaser Tuesday, and a review of I'd Know you Anywhere by Laura Lippman.

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