In My Mailbox was started by Kristi over at The Story Siren and all you have to do is post about what books you received that week by mail, library, or store.
I'm really excited about the three books I purchased this past week that I'm dropping everything to make sure I read them this week.
Wednesday night I attended the first meeting of a new book club at Books A Million and after the meeting was over, I immediately started looking for Irene Latham's Leaving Gee's Bend. Other than hearing great things about this book, Irene Latham is a resident of Alabama and I love to support local authors, plus I really wanted to read her book before the Alabama Book Festival and what better time to do that than now?
If you've read my blog, you know that I've been waiting impatiently for Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins to be released. Well after seeing her blog entry about Hex Hall being seen in the wild, I knew I had to go back to Books A Million to see if they had it yet and sure enough they had ten copies! I grabbed it as soon as I saw it and tweeted pictures to Rachel in my excitement. I did get the side eye by the two men sitting in the chairs near that section but who cares, right? I haven't had too much time to read this weekend, but I started it immediately and so far it has definitely lived up to all the hexy hype. I can already tell that the second book cannot come out soon enough.
The third and final book I purchased was Jennifer Hubbard's The Secret Year. I've heard rave reviews on this book as well and I was planning on buying this when I bought Leaving Gee's Bend but they didn't have any and were expecting more on Friday (which just happened to be the day I went looking for Hex Hall) and luckily I was the one who got the only copy on the shelf.
Is there anything that you got this past week that you're excited about reading?