In My Mailbox (50)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren where you talk about the awesome books you obtained during the week. And gawk at all the awesome things other people got during the week.

In My Mailbox, Pyramid of books

Book Pyramid


The Other Guy’s Bride by Connie Brockway
The Unofficial Harry Potter Party Book: From Monster Books to Potions Class! Crafts, Games, and Treats by Jessica Fox
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch


Blankets by Craig Thompson
Okay For Now by Gary D. Schmidt (audiobook)
The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas
And Both Were Young by Madeleine L’Engle (audiobook)
Born To Run by Christopher McDougall (audiobook)
Gregor The Overlander by Suzanne Collins (audiobook)
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab (audiobook)

For Review:

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green audiobook (solicited)
Swallows And Amazons by Arthur Ransome audiobook (solicited)
Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood (Shelf Awareness Ad)
Ripper by Amy  Carol Reeves (netgalley)
Happy Families by Tanita S. Davis (net galley)
The Book Of Blood And Shadow by Robin Wasserman (negalley)
Don’t You Wish by Roxanne St. Claire (Netgalley)
Cross My Heart by Sasha Gould (Netgalley)
Seraphina by Rachel Hartman (Netgalley)
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel (Netgalley)
Pure by Julianna Baggott (Netgalley)


Raw Blue by Kirsty Eager from Linds at Bibliophile Brouhaha via Ginger at G Reads Books!

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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.
About April (Books&Wine)

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. Born Wicked is so good omg. I started it last night and can hardly pull myself away from it long enough to do anything productive.

  2. Oooh exciting! That’s a MASSIVE IMM you got there. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins πŸ™‚

    Hope you enjoy ALL the books! πŸ˜€

  3. I can’t wait to hear what you think of Blankets, everyone says that one is really good. I read Okay for Now and it was pretty decent. I’ve also gotten The Fault In Our Stars recently, but I got the actual book. Nice IMM, April!

  4. And Both Were Young, I think that’s one Madelein book I havent read yet (have it on my TBR though).

    The Book of Blood and Shadow, you are so very lucky. =)

    Happy reading.

  5. I’ll probably buy and listen to TFioS’s audiobook after I finish reading it, lol…can’t wait to see what you think of it! The Book of Blood and Shadows looks really good! Happy reading, April!

  6. Audiobook heaven! I love to stock up on audiobooks through the library (and if that fails, then Audible).

  7. I keep seeing great things about Raw Blue. I haven’t looked to see what it’s about though. Everyone is raving about that John Green one too.

    I wish I had something interesting to say today, but I haven’t read any of the ones in your pile this week. lol. Your pyramid is the shiz though! Hope you have a great week and Happy Reading! Aubrey is now bugging me to go back and watch that hunger games video you posted.. she must recognize your blog, cause she’s telling me she wants to see the boo boo girl.

  8. You got some seriously awesome books here! Raw Blue in particular was amazing. It made me want to be a surfer. But that’s only the teeniest reason for its awesomeness.
    And I’m stoked for some of these NetGalley titles! The Book of Blood and Shadow sounds crazy good, and I’m SO JAZZED for Seraphina. The dragons! I loves them!
    I’ve got to get into The Survival Kit, too. I still haven’t picked it up yet! I’m giving myself a break from all the crying!

  9. “The Unofficial Harry Potter Party Book: From Monster Books to Potions Class!” sounds awesome! o-o

    Also yay TFIOS! I can’t wait to be able to read it myself.

  10. The Harry Potter book sounds awesome. I’ll have to look into that. You’ve got a lot of audiobooks this week. I’ve never really listened to one before, I think I might give them a go πŸ™‚ I got The Fault in our Stars this week too! I hope you enjoy them all.

  11. RAW BLUE! Honestly, I would do illegal things to get my hands on that book. Well, I guess I could just get it from TBD πŸ™‚ and Born Wicked, too?! So jealous! I hope you enjoy your books, April!

  12. Awesome tower of books. I keep hearing great things about Raw Blue and I feel like the only person in the world who isn’t reading John Green’s new book.

  13. Great books! Come visit my mailbox! πŸ™‚

  14. The Survival Kit, Raw Blue, and All Unquiet Things all look really great – I have yet to read any of them though, ha. Enjoy all your books πŸ™‚ Happy reading!

  15. WOW. You got a diverse selection of books. So many awesome books. Come visit me as well.

    Livre De Amour-Books of Love Blog

  16. I am dying for Born Wicked!!! Just a few more weeks to wait, though πŸ˜€ You got a great stack of books!

  17. Great set! I loved Swallows And Amazon. And Born to Run. I want to read Gregor the Overlander.
    My IMM

  18. Fab books! I loved Swallows And Amazon. And Born to Run. I want to read Gregor the Overlander.
    My IMM

  19. Wow, you got a ton this week! I hope you enjoy what you got!

    Here’s my IMM!

  20. Enjoy the TIFoS audiobook, it must sound amazing!

    Shorskie’s IMM

  21. Okay let’s see, Blankets is freaking awesome. The Book of Blood and Shadow also dense and very Angels and Demons like. Dust Girl – let’s just say that it gets better in the latter half after you get used to the main character, Don’t You Wish is also really good and I am totally jealous that you were approved for Seraphina. I’ve heard really good things about it. Have fun reading, woman.

  22. I just requested Okay for Now from the library the other day. I can’t wait to read it! I’m also waiting for TFiOS. I have Looking for Alaska at home right now so I guess I’ll be reading my first John Green soon. Jealous of your netgalley haul!

  23. The Fault in our Stars <3. I read it this week and loved it. I'm waiting for my audiobook from DFTBA, the one narrated by John Green, to arrive. Hope you enjoy it!
    My IMM
    A Beautiful Madness

  24. I bought The Other Guy’s Bride and just finished reading it Friday. I got Ripper this week from NetGalley too and hope to start it soon. I want to read Pure. It sounds so good. I am curious about Born Wicked and The Fault is In Our Stars too. I can’t wait to read your reviews!

  25. You’ve joined the Survival Kit library club- yay! My copy is almost due. So many good NG titles! Seraphina looks fantastic. I’ve heard TFIOS audio is great. Can’t wait for your review. I ordered the John Green narrated version, which should be interesting.
    Have a great week, April!


    Blankets is the first graphic novel I’ve ever read (completely). I tried reading the first volume of Scott Pilgrim and got through the first half but there’s kind of a long story with why I stopped, but I *did* like what I read before I quit.

    But Blankets. Oh man, that book ripped my heart right out, threw it against a wall, stomped all over it, then smiled an evil grin. I feel like it’s one of those books that people will either connect with or not. I certainly did. I am so so glad it was my first illustrated novel that I finished, though. I think there are a lot of misconceptions on what graphic novels are, and how good (or bad) they can be.

    But seriously, you hit the IMM lottery with all of these books!

  27. I’m pretty sure Blankets was my first ever graphic novel. I read it a couple of years ago, but I remember really liking it! Here’s hoping you enjoy it as well!

    P.S. You got Born Wicked?!?!? Cue jealous face. Lol.

  28. Wow, you had an awesome week. πŸ™‚ I’ve never heard of the Harry Potter book you go, but I will have to look into it. πŸ˜› Hope you enjoy all these great books.

  29. Awesome books this week. I’m almost finished with the audio of The Fault in Our Stars. SO good! πŸ™‚

  30. I am so envious that you got a review copy of the TFIOS audiobook. I want to listen to that so bad. I just read the entire book yesterday and it was the most beautiful book I’ve ever read in my life. I’ve never declared having a favorite book in all my 32 years on this planet, but now I have: The Fault in Our stars. I want to hug John Green.

  31. gr8 haul
    hope u enjoy


  32. Raw Blue looks like it’ll be a good book i hope you enjoy it! Come check out my IMM!

  33. I really, really likes Born Wicked! Your list also reminded me that I need to read Dust Girl….

  34. I’m so excited for Born Wicked! =D Hope you enjoy!!

  35. Looking forward to seeing what you think of Raw Blue and And Both Were Young! Oh and The Fault in Our Stars, of course. I really should finish that book soon. I wasn’t able to do much reading this weekend because I started the first season of Downton Abbey.

  36. You’ve got a fantastic haul of books this week. I’m looking forward to your thoughts on The Book Of Blood And Shadow by Robin Wasserman. Seeing your lists of audiobooks makes me want to become a more faithful listener of them. I don’t know why I don’t listen to them more. Enjoy your goodies!!

  37. Pure by Julianna Baggott is unbelievable for post-apocalyptic. It’s absolutely amazing what this author has done with this genre. I think you’ll love it. The world she created is STUNNING. I know you love world-building as much as I do, so I feel quite certain you’ll like it.

  38. I bought Born to Run last year when I was on a running kick, but you reminded me I didn’t finish it. Maybe I’ll find some enthusiasm like you’ve got to do the C25K. (awesome job, btw!)

    I cannot wait to read the Survival Kit. Definitely anxious to get my hands on it. I really wish my local libraries were better about acquiring new releases. Hmm.

  39. Ooh that Harry Potter book sounds like fun! And cute…
    You’ve got a lot of reading to do – enjoy!

  40. HP Party Book?!?!? *goes to buy immediately*

  41. WOW! Fantastic book week! I don’t even know where to start so I’m just going to wish you happy reading! You’ve got a plethora of great books.

  42. Raw Blue! Lots and lots of sexytimes in that one my friend. I’d read that first:)

  43. You could kill with the All Unquiet Things audiobook. I hope you enjoy it!