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May 16, 2016 / Leslie

Mailbox Monday ~ May 16th

SpringBirdsFenceMailbox-smlWelcome to Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia of To Be Continued, a place where readers share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week.

After several years of being on tour with different blogs as the monthly host, the Mailbox Monday Blog is now the permanent home for the meme.

Last week I attended BEA and that means lots of new books. Over the three days I picked up a total of 40 books — not a lot by BEA standards but only as many as I could carry. I was going to bring my rolling bag on days two and three, but when I hauled it out of my closet, a wheel broke off! I think the book gods were trying to tell me something.

Today I’m featuring 10 books that were already on my want-to-read list. I ended up picking up another 30 books that were too tempting to pass up. I will write about those in the coming weeks.

Books from BEA


Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger from Quirk Books.
A sharp and funny urban fantasy for “new adults” about a secret society of bartenders who fight monsters with alcohol fueled magic.

Constellation by Adrien Bosc from Other Press.
This best-selling debut novel from one of France’s most exciting young writers is based on the true story of the 1949 disappearance of Air France’s Lockheed Constellation and its famous passengers.

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict from Sourcebooks.
A vivid and mesmerizing novel about the extraordinary woman who married and worked with one of the greatest scientists in history.

Dark Matter by Blake Crouch from Crown Books.
From the author of the bestselling WAYWARD PINES trilogy, a brilliantly mind-bending science-fiction thriller in which an ordinary man is kidnapped, knocked unconscious—and awakens in a world inexplicably different from the reality he thought he knew.

Darktown by Thomas Mullen from Atria.
The award-winning author of The Last Town on Earth delivers a riveting and elegant police procedural set in 1948 Atlanta, exploring a murder, corrupt police, and strained race relations that feels ripped from today’s headlines.

Rise the Dark by Michael Koryta from Little, Brown.
Rise the dark. These were the last words written in Lauren Novak’s notebook before she was murdered in a strange Florida village.

Before the Fall by Noah Hawley from Grand Central Publishing.
On a foggy summer night, eleven people-ten privileged, one down-on-his-luck painter-depart Martha’s Vineyard on a private jet headed for New York. Sixteen minutes later, the unthinkable happens: the plane plunges into the ocean.

The Sudden Appearance of Hope by Claire North from Redhook.
The Sudden Appearance of Hope is the tale of the girl no one remembers. But this gripping story – of love and loss, of hope and despair, of living in the moment and dying to leave a mark – is novel that will stay with you for ever.

The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore from Random House.
From Graham Moore, the Academy Award–winning screenwriter of The Imitation Game and New York Times bestselling author of The Sherlockian comes a riveting historical thriller about the “War of the Currents,” the famous race for glory and riches between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.

Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman from Atria.
A heartwarming and hilarious story of a reluctant outsider who transforms a tiny village and a woman who finds love and second chances in the unlikeliest of places.


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  1. Diane / May 16 2016 5:57 am

    Sounds like a nice, tiring event 🙂 So many new books, enjoy


  2. Mary / May 16 2016 6:08 am

    Yes, the gods were telling you to go easy with the books 😀 These all look great!


  3. BermudaOnion / May 16 2016 8:06 am

    Wow, you picked up some great looking books!


  4. Lloyd Russell / May 16 2016 8:31 am

    After reading, and loving, A Man Called Ove, I will definitely have to read Britt-Marie.


  5. laurelrainsnow / May 16 2016 9:38 am

    The only time I ever attended BEA (2008 in LA), I was totally unprepared for carrying away books, so I filled up several tote bags, staggered out the the event center, and called a cab. After that I bought some rolling bags, prepared for future events. But everything has been too far away!

    With this year in Chicago, I am encouraged that it is moving slowly toward the West Coast again.

    I love your stack, though; I want Britt-Marie Was Here and I’ve been eyeing Before the Fall. Enjoy!

    Here are my (non-BEA) WEEKLY UPDATES


  6. Lucy / May 16 2016 10:09 am

    Hope you had a great time at BEA! I still have never been, maybe someday! All your books look wonderful- enjoy!


  7. Pat @ Posting For Now / May 16 2016 11:32 am

    Wow! Sounds like you had a great BEA haul even though your roll-along broke! Enjoy all of your new books!


  8. Mary Ann Langan / May 16 2016 2:17 pm

    I only attended BEA once, nice haul of books.


  9. Vicki / May 17 2016 3:49 pm

    Nice haul! I have Britt-Marie Was Here and hope to get to it soon.


  10. Silver's Reviews / May 17 2016 4:09 pm

    AWESOME stack of books…ENJOY!!

    I loved Britt-Marie – I think you will too. I don’t know any of the other books.

    Have a wonderful reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday


  11. sagustocox / May 17 2016 5:02 pm

    I hope you hada great time at BEA


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