In My Mailbox #11

In My Mailbox explores the books I received during the week. If you would like to have your own “In My Mailbox” post, you can find more information at The Story Siren.

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green, David Levithan
6th April 2010 | Dutton

One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical.

Hilarious, poignant, and deeply insightful, John Green and David Levithan’s collaborative novel is brimming with a double helping of the heart and humor that have won both them legions of faithful fans.

She's So Money by Cherry Cheva
1st February 2008 | HarperTeen

Question: What do you get when you take . . .

1 overachieving girl + 1 insanely cute guy + 1 massive fine + 1 scheme involving a little dishonesty and a whole lot of cash?

I've always been the good girl—working seriously long hours at my family's restaurant and getting straight As. And Camden King was always just that hot, popular guy I'd pass in the halls, whose ego was probably much bigger than his brain. I didn't think there'd ever be a reason for us to actually, like, interact.

Then again, I never thought I'd mess up so badly that my family might lose our entire restaurant if I didn't come up with a ton of money, and fast. So that's where Camden comes in—he and his evil/genius plan to do kids' homework for cash.

I know cheating's wrong, but it's better than being dead, right? Which is what I'd be if my parents knew about what happened. I never expected things to spin so far out of control. Or that I'd be such a sucker for Camden's lopsided grin. Or that falling apart could be the best thing that ever happened to me.

Answer: The time of my life.

Cathy's Ring by Jordan Weisman, Sean Stewart, Cathy Brigg
4th May 2009 | Running Press

Cathy cannot manage to find more than a few days to relax in her hectic (and mortal) life - she barely has time to put the mystery surrounding her father to rest before she finds herself targeted by a group of Ancestor Lu's professional killers!

Recognizing she is a serious threat to everyone in her life, Cathy makes plans to leave town. But her friends, Emma, Pete, Victor, and, surprisingly, Jun, unite to convince Cathy that they must finish Lu once and for all to have any chance at peace - mortal or immortal. In order to defeat Lu, the friends must come together in a way they never have before.

Meanwhile - unbeknownst to Cathy - Victor has made the ultimate sacrifice hoping it will bring him closer to a normal relationship with Cathy. But when Victor is seriously wounded and Cathy finds herself attracted to another mortal with similar feelings for her, Cathy's world turns upside down and she is forced to make a decision about her future with Victor, while his life hangs by a thread. What will Cathy decide, and how will their epic battle with Lu play out? Find out in the newest adventure-packed installment of the Cathy story!

Also Received, This Week:

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead | Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson

We Need to Talk About Kevin (P.S.) by Lionel Shriver | Going Bovine by Libba Bray

Hamlet: A Novel by John Marsden | Post Grad by Emily Cassel

The Good Daughter by Amra Pajalic | About a Girl by Joanne Horniman

Q: What helps you get through a big stack of books with varying awesomeness?


  1. GAH! So jealous of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. Happy reading! :)

    Answer: Cinnamon scented candles and an ice-cold can of Diet Pepsi. And most importantly: silence.

  2. Omg I so want to read Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I think it sounds excellent! :)

  3. Wow, that's quite a collection you got this week! I haven't actually read any of the books here - in fact, many I hadn't heard of! But now I have a few books to look up. :D

  4. Oh My!

    Can I, like, come over and steal your books?! All of those books seriously look amazing.
    I mean, I haven't really heard of the last 4 books but they sound great!

  5. So many great books! A Cathy book! I like that series :D

    what gets me through a big stack of awesomeness? I try not to buy or borrow any books whilst I trim down my pile. It's SO hard but... I feel better when I finish my pile and can calmly start a new book without having to worry about a pile that HAS to be read. :D

  6. Love your In My Mailbox pic.... Winter Girls is one I hope to read one of these days. You have a great reading week!

  7. OMG. I really want Will grayson, Will grayson.
    Oh.. and Going Bovine is a book I've wanted to try out for a while.

  8. This has reminded me, When You Reach Me sounds fantastic. Definitely need to read that.

    Answer: I read the ones I'm most interested in first. So the pile goes down and if there's any I'm not so intrigued by, the pile isn't so daunting by the time I get to them.

  9. Wow, amazing books! We Need to Talk about Kevin & Wintergirls are among my all-time favourite books and I do hope you enjoy them too! She's So Money sounds great too! Happy reading!

  10. Great books you got this week. Wintergirls is a really good book. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  11. Wow what a good week! Hope you enjoy all your reading. :)

  12. We Need to Talk About Kevin is amazing! Enjoy.

  13. WOW! What a great collection.

    When working my way through a pile of books, I tend to go for variety, alternating light reads with more serious books, and alternating books I expect to be awesome with ones I'm not so sure about.

  14. Will Grayson Will Grayson! Wintergirls! Going Bovine! :]

  15. Great books this week, I really wanna see the movie Post Grad but I'm sure the book is better :)

  16. Great books! Post Grad looks really good.

  17. Will Grayson, Will Grayson!!!! Lucky, lucky you! Enjoy ;D

  18. Will Grayson, Will Grayson sounds awesome I hope you enjoy it and I cant wait to read your thoughts!

  19. What a great selection of books! I'd definitely suggest quality quiet and couch-time with either a hot chocolate, or an ice cold beverage... they should help you get through that pile in no time! :)

  20. Can I steal your mailbox? Lol, just kidding! (maybe...)

    Will Grayson, Will Grayson!! Ah!!

    Going Bovine is really awesome, I hope you love it as much as I did :)

    Have fun reading :D

  21. Wintergirls is so amazing. I hope you love it! :)

  22. Wow, excellent week you had! Will Grayson, Will Grayson looks so good! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  23. Awesome books this week. Hope you enjoy reading all of them. :)

  24. So many good books!!! Have fun reading them.

  25. Great books! Wintergirls is wonderful.

    Here's what I got this week:

    Have a great week!

  26. I'm SO jealous of Will Grayson, Will Grayson. And Wintergirls was AMAZING.

    Happy Reading :)


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