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September 17, 2012 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday was created by The Printed Page. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their home last week.

Mailbox Monday is currently on tour, hosted by a different blog each month. The September host is BookNAround.
For review from Atria Books:

The Secret Keeper by Kate MortonThe Secret Keeper
by Kate Morton

1959 England. Laurel Nicolson is sixteen years old, dreaming alone in her childhood tree house during a family celebration at their home, Green Acres Farm. She spies a stranger coming up the long road to the farm and then observes her mother, Dorothy, speaking to him. And then she witnesses a crime. Fifty years later, Laurel is a successful and well-regarded actress, living in London. She returns to Green Acres for Dorothy’s ninetieth birthday and finds herself overwhelmed by memories and questions she has not thought about for decades.

For review from Audiobook Jukebox:

The Three-Day Affair
by Michael Kardos

Will, Jeffrey, and Nolan are lifelong friends. Each has gone their separate ways as adults, living their own lives while forging their own careers. They have no reason to believe anything extraordinary will befall them. Until one shocking moment changes everything. Will is a part-time drummer who spends the rest of his time in recording studios. Then one night Jeffrey attempts to rob a convenience store, drags a young woman into Will’s car, and shouts a single word: “Drive “

From Penguin Audio:

Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2) by Ken Follett
Severe Clear (Stone Barrington #24 by Stuart Woods
A Murder of Quality: A George Smiley Novel (George Smiley #2) by John le Carré
The Tombs (Fargo Adventure #4) by Clive Cussler
Gone (Hannah Smith #1) by Randy Wayne White
NW by Zadie Smith


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Share what you read last week and what you are currently reading.


Last week I listened to The Little Stranger for the RIP Readalong at The Estella Society and Cascade by Maryanne O’Hara, historical fiction set in 1935 Massachusetts.

I also read The Last Policeman, some excellent apocalyptic fiction. An asteroid is on a crash course with the earth. Does anyone care about investigating a murder if the world is ending in a few months? I enjoyed this one! Review coming soon for all three.

Reading/Listening This Week:

The Dog Stars by Peter HellerInnocent Victims by Minette WaltersRoots of the OliveTree by Courtney Miller Santo

This week I’m planning on reading Innocent Victims, psychological suspense novellas for RIP VII and The Dog Stars.

I’m also listening to Roots of the Olive Tree.


American Dervish by Ayad AkhtarLast week I posted a giveaway of American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar.

The giveaway is open for entry until Sunday, September 23rd for readers with a US or Canadian mailing address. (Sorry International folks, the publisher is mailing the books.) I have three trade paperbacks and one audiobook to give away.

What Are You Reading?

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  1. Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews / Sep 17 2012 2:01 am

    I loved Kate Morton’s ‘The Forgotten Garden’ so am sure The Secret Keeper will be great too. Exciting collection of audiobooks – enjoy!


  2. BookBelle / Sep 17 2012 3:06 am

    Cannot wait for the new Morton! Great books here.


  3. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out / Sep 17 2012 4:04 am

    I have The Secret Keeper to read by its Nov 1st release date as well – its a chunkster though!

    Enjoy your reads this week,
    Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out


  4. sagustocox / Sep 17 2012 4:07 am

    Secret Keeper is on my wish list


  5. Tanya Patrice / Sep 17 2012 4:46 am

    Ooh The Last Policeman sounds pretty interesting – I’m think investigating a murder would be the last thing on my mind if the world were ending – but I guess that’s why I’m not in law enforcement 🙂


  6. Leeswammes / Sep 17 2012 5:20 am

    Wow, you got a few audios there! I hope you have a lot of gardening planned, so you can listen to them. Or a long trip by car? I got The Secret Keeper too as a Netgalley ebook. I enjoyed Morton’s other books so I’m looking forward to this. NW is a book I’m also curious about.

    Have a good week!


  7. samstillreading / Sep 17 2012 5:56 am

    Oh my goodness, I’m drooling over the keyboard at your mailbox – Kate Morton and Ken Follett?! Wow, enjoy!


  8. Diane@BibliophilebytheSea / Sep 17 2012 6:08 am

    Lucky you, I so want NW and Winter of the World! enjoy


  9. Kaye / Sep 17 2012 6:21 am

    I am absolutely lusting for Kate Morton’s book. If you haven’t read The Distant Hours, give it a try. Fantastic book! You got some wonderful books this week. Enjoy!


  10. BermudaOnion / Sep 17 2012 6:56 am

    I got that box from Penguin too – I’m excited about most of the audios in it! I’m reading The Last Policeman right now.


  11. Marie Burton (@BurtonReview) / Sep 17 2012 8:00 am

    I am hoping The Secret Keeper comes this way also. Roots of the Olive Tree continues to catch my eye, I hope you are enjoying it! Here is my Monday post.


  12. laurelrainsnow / Sep 17 2012 8:28 am

    Love the look of The Secret Keeper…and I hope you enjoy The Roots of the Olive Tree as much as I did. Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST


  13. Brunette Librarian / Sep 17 2012 9:20 am

    I’ve heard Dog Stars is good, hope you enjoy! Off to enter your giveaway, crossing my fingers 🙂

    Have a wonderful reading week 🙂
    Whatcha readin’ this week @ the Brunette Librarian 🙂


  14. Tribute Books Mama / Sep 17 2012 9:48 am

    The Secret Keeper sounds interesting, nice mailbox.


  15. techeditor / Sep 17 2012 9:55 am

    I’m reading BEL CANTO by Ann Patchet. I’ve never read her before and am very pleased with her writing.


  16. Nise' (Under the Boardwalk) / Sep 17 2012 10:09 am

    I look forward to The Secret Keeper too! I want to get on Penguin’s mailing list! ;o) Those audios have me drooling.


  17. therelentlessreader / Sep 17 2012 10:16 am

    As usual you have a fantastic stack of reads and almost all of them are on my wish list! Especially the new Follett…love the heck out of his work!


  18. booknaround / Sep 17 2012 4:01 pm

    A friend of mine highly recommends Kate Morton. I think I’m going to have to get my hands on one of hers soon. Happy reading this week.


  19. Suko / Sep 17 2012 9:45 pm

    Enjoy your reading and listening, Leslie! I’m reading The Forgetting Tree. 🙂


  20. Mystica / Sep 18 2012 2:42 am

    What a nice pile of reads. Enjoy them all.


  21. Elizabeth / Sep 19 2012 10:50 am

    Nice Mailbox…I love Kate Morton’s books. Haven’t read this one.


    Silver’s Reviews


  22. Anna (Diary of an Eccentric) / Sep 20 2012 7:26 am

    The Secret Keeper looks really good. I’ve been wanting to read something by Morton. Happy reading (and listening)!


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