Letterbox Love No.5

Posted July 15, 2012 by chooseyabooks in letterboxlove / 4 Comments

Letterbox Love is a UK based alternative to the popular US In My Mailbox meme and a fun way for British (and non-British) bloggers to share the fab books we may have got this week and all manner of book and bloggish news.  I know I’ve been absent from this for a while, but I’m back, and I’m only including the books from this week so I don’t overload you with pictures and info as I bought a few books recently and received some awesome books for review! This meme is hosted at the fabulous Lynsey of narrativelyspeaking.com


A Monster Calls- Patrick Ness
I’ve heard such great things about this book and I adore Ness’ writing and general awesomeness so I had to buy this. It has pretty illustrations, a creepy monster and is pretty much guaranteed to make me sob. The bookseller at Waterstones seconded the recommendation of this at the till and generally she and I always agree on books and she’s lovely, so I have every confidence in this book.

Received for Review:


Why We Broke Up-Daniel Handler and Moira Kalman
How To Save A Life-Sara Zarr

Both of this books have been highly, highly anticipated by me and arrived on the same day, making my day a lot more happy and awesome. Both are contemporaries too. I’ve actually finished both books already and I loved them.

I received How To Save A Life from Amy at Usborne and am very grateful for the opportunity to read this. How To Save A Life is just a beautiful read and deserves the hype. It’s out in September and I highly, highly recommend it. I heard about it first on twitter and I know that Tanya Byrne, an author I really like and admire the writing of, said she loved Zarr’s books which popped them straight  to the top of my reading list and this one was a brilliant introduction to Zarr’s writing.

I received Why We Broke Up from Electric Monkey as a surprise and was so happy I did actually squeal. I’ve seen bloggers getting this recently and I was desperate to read it, but didn’t want to ask and appear greedy as Electric Monkey have sent me so many amazing books this year, so when it rolled up at my house – I would landed on my doormat, but I had to answer the door so it’s a lie- it was a great surprise and at a time where I was feeling a bit gross and it really brightened my day. The art is so pretty in it, so so pretty and the book is great and very real.

So as you can see I’ve had a fabulous week of books and goodies, what did you guys get? Link me your Letterbox Love, Stacking the Shelves, Sunday Showcase, IMM or whichever meme you follow 🙂

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4 responses to “Letterbox Love No.5

  1. rtgrthetasigma

    “How To Save A Life” is one of those books that’s got people interested and that’s made me interested as well.

    Hope you enjoy your books.

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