In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by the marvellous Kristi @ The Story Siren

I was going to do a vlog, however I can’t go 5 minutes without sneezing or sniffling and since I’m grossed out by sick people,. I don’t want to be rude and gross you all out!! Hence the lack of vlog!

I’ve only received three books over the last two weeks!

For review:

 An e-book of The Little Known by Janice Daugharty

A good-hearted boy. A segregated town. A stolen fortune. 
When twelve-year-old Knot Crews, an African American boy growing up in the segregated south Georgia town of Statenville, discovers a bag of bank-robbed cash in an alley, he is nearly overcome with happiness and terror.  All that money – a hundred thousand dollars – could be the ticket to everything he’s ever wanted, but he knows he can’t spend it, not only because his conscience won’t let him, but for fear of being caught. 
He decides to do what he can for his needy neighbors, both black and white, and begins mailing them hundred-dollar bills anonymously, but it irks Knot daily to discover that most of them squander it and don’t use the money as he had intended, and that the money doesn’t change their lives for the better.  It turns out that the weight of Knot’s world can’t be lifted by cold hard cash alone.
Set during the turbulent 1960’s, The Little Known is a coming-of-age story full of hope and forgivene

For review:
One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Late afternoon sun sneaks through the windows of a passport and visa office in an unnamed American city. Most customers and even most office workers have come and gone, but nine people remain. A punky teenager with an unexpected gift. An upper-class Caucasian couple whose relationship is disintegrating. A young Muslim-American man struggling with the fallout of 9/11. A graduate student haunted by a question about love. An African-American ex-soldier searching for redemption. A Chinese grandmother with a secret past. And two visa office workers on the verge of an adulterous affair.
When an earthquake rips through the afternoon lull, trapping these nine characters together, their focus first jolts to their collective struggle to survive. There’s little food. The office begins to flood. Then, at a moment when the psychological and emotional stress seems nearly too much for them to bear, the young graduate student suggests that each tell a personal tale, “one amazing thing” from their lives, which they have never told anyone before. And as their surprising stories of romance, marriage, family, political upheaval, and self-discovery unfold against the urgency of their life-or-death circumstances, the novel proves the transcendent power of stories and the meaningfulness of human expression itself.
Contest win from The Tainted Poet
When Cassie was a little girl, her grandmother told her a fairy tale about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth. Now that Cassie is older, she knows the story was a nice way of saying her mother had died. Cassie lives with her father at an Arctic research station, is determined to become a scientist, and has no time for make-believe.
Then, on her eighteenth birthday, Cassie comes face-to-face with a polar bear who speaks to her. He tells her that her mother is alive, imprisoned at the ends of the earth. And he can bring her back — if Cassie will agree to be his bride.
That is the beginning of Cassie’s own real-life fairy tale, one that sends her on an unbelievable journey across the brutal Arctic, through the Canadian boreal forest, and on the back of the North Wind to the land east of the sun and west of the moon. Before it is over, the world she knows will be swept away, and everything she holds dear will be taken from her — until she discovers the true meaning of love and family in the magical realm of Ice.

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April is in her 30s 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 toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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April is in her 30s 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 toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. Ah Yuan // wingstodust says

    One Amazing Thing looks… Well, AMAZING! (… I apologize for the terrible pun) lol nice books, have fun reading~

  2. I loved "Ice" — it was such a good read. I hope you like it as much as I did.

    Happy reading!

  3. Ice looks amazing. Enjoy!

  4. Ice is on my wish list, and once I have the time, I'm going to the bookstore to get a copy!
    Great mailbox!

  5. It keeps looking like I desperately need to pick up a copy of Ice. Enjoy.

  6. B.A.M. Book Reviews says

    Ice sounds VERY different from the stuff I usually read… but it sounds great! Maybe I'll check it out 🙂


  7. trishalynn0708 says

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my IMM..
    You got some great books. One Amazing Thing sounds really good.. Enjoy! 🙂

  8. Awesome books you got this week. Hope you get better soon and enjoy reading all your books.

  9. Juju at Tales of says

    Oooo I'm itching for Chitra's book!

  10. I have One Amazing Thing also and have liked Divakaruni in the past so I'm very hopeful about this one.

  11. You received some great books in your mailbox! I have One Amazing Think in my TBR pile, and Ice sounds like a great read. Enjoy!