In My Mailbox #19

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

Echo by Francesca Lia Block

Jealous of her perfect mother and ignored by her artist father, Echo seeks attention and healing from a variety of people living in beautiful Los Angeles.

Looking for Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

Josephine Alibrandi is seventeen, illegitimate and in her final year at a wealthy Catholic school. This is the year her father comes back into her life, she falls in love, discovers family secrets and sets herself free.

Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

Intertwined by Gena Showalter

Most sixteen-year-olds have friends. Aden Stone has four human souls living inside him: one can time travel, one can raise the dead, one can tell the future, and one can possess another human, and then he meets a girl who quiets the voices.

Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah

Thirteen-year-old Hayaat is on a mission. She believes a handful of soil from her grandmother's ancestral home in Jerusalem will save her beloved Sitti Zeynab's life. The only problem is the impenetrable wall that divides the West Bank, as well as the checkpoints, the curfews, and Hayaat's best friend Samy, who is always a troublemaker. But luck is on their side. Hayaat and Samy have a curfew-free day to travel to Jerusalem. However, while their journey is only a few kilometres long, it may take a lifetime to complete.

A debut coming-of-age novel about a motherless teenage boy who discovers a terrifying secret in his small Georgia town, and finds that sometimes the most gruesome monsters are those inside ourselves.

Q: Are you hoping to become a published author or do you blog just for fun?


  1. Great books Holly! I've never heard Where the Streets Had a Name, but I like Randa Abdel-Fattah, I'll have to check it out.

    It would be amazing to one day become publish author, but I know it's not going to happen anytime soon. So I guess I could say I just blog for fun!

    I hope you enjoy your books :)

  2. Awesome selection. Especially Echo, anything by Francesca Lia Block has to be good.

  3. Great books this week! I've only read one book by Randa Abdul Fattah, but I'm sure her other books are good. I love that there is at least niche for Middle Eastern YA books.

    Happy reading!

  4. Echo looks really great! I love the cover and the little summary.
    I hope to one day be a published author. I blog because this community is so loving and great, but I originally started blogging just for practice. :]

  5. Neat books! I haven't read any. Though I have picked up and set back down Diary of a Part-time Indian a few times. I blog for fun. I'm a consumer of books, not a producer (and that's the way I like it). Happy reading!

  6. Echo looks cool, I haven't seen it before. Hope you enjoy them all :D

    Answer: I am hoping to be a published author one day, but right now I'm working on the story for awhile.

  7. I have Echo and it looks awesome.

    I hope to be published someday.

  8. These books look terrific! I have heard amazing things about Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

    I would like to become a published author someday, but that's not why I blog. Blogging is a hobby and an important social outlet for me.

  9. I hope that you will enjoy your books. Here's mine.

  10. Looks like you have some great reading planned.

    I have a book in the works right now. I also do a lot of freelance, but mostly I just blog for fun. I do hope to be published one day though.

    I have an award for you:

  11. Intriguing looking books this week!! Enjoy all of them!!

  12. Nice haul!!! Intertwined is a favorite of mine so I hope you like it. And Echo sounds really interesting!!! Hope you enjoy reading them all!!!


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