In My Mailbox is an awesome meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Check out her blog for more info. Links are for Amazon; summaries are from Good Reads.
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Release date: May 10, 2011
In the past two years, Mclean Sweet has moved four times. At each stop, she assumes a new persona, but it never quite works. Whether she's an effervescent cheerleader or an intense drama queen, nothing can permanently dispel the turmoil and rage at her mother since her parents' divorce. Sarah Dessen's novel about a teenager and her restaurant manager father captures the vulnerability that young people often experience after the dissolution of their family. A compelling story; strong characterization; and with a touch of romance.
I love Sarah Dessen, so I had to buy What Happened to Goodbye. I started reading it right away, but then decided that this is the kind of book I need to read at home, curled up in bed, so I took a break from it to read Bright Young Things (which I will post a review for soon).
I also purchased a copy of The Queen Bee of Bridgeton by Leslie DuBois. I already had the eBook that Leslie sent to me for review awhile back, but I had to buy a copy of the actual book, because a quote from my review is on the cover, and I am super-excited about it.
I haven't been doing IMM regularly for a while now, so other books I've purchased in the last few months:
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
Ex-Mas by Kate Brian
She's So Dead to Us by Kiernan Scott
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
And from the library in the past month:
Die For Me by Amy Plum
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later by Francine Pascal
Tangled by Carolyn Mackler
Stork by Wendy Delsol
Rival by Sara Bennett Wealer
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
Pink by Lili Wilkinson
The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Clarity by Kim Harrington
Babe in Boyland by Jody Gehrman
Like Mandarin by Kristen Hubbard
Recovery Road by Blake Nelson
Illegal by Bettina Restrepo
I should start doing IMM regularly again, otherwise, I'll always be playing catch-up when I do decide to do it. Looking at the list of books I've received in the past month, it's obvious that I haven't reviewed most of them. There's a reason for that, but now I'm thinking I'll review some of them after all, so keep an eye out for that.
What did you get this week? Happy reading!