Bookmail! (May 2016)

I’ve been receiving some unsolicited book mail in the last few months. I’ve collected a good few so I thought I’d share them with you all! If you’ve read any of them let me know what you thought!


Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben

Former special ops pilot Maya, home from the war, sees an unthinkable image captured by her nanny cam while she is at work: her two-year-old daughter playing with Maya’s husband, Joe—who was brutally murdered two weeks earlier. The provocative question at the heart of the mystery: Can you believe everything you see with your own eyes, even when you desperately want to? To find the answer, Maya must finally come to terms with deep secrets and deceit in her own past before she can face the unbelievable truth about her husband—and herself.

Goodreads | Amazon

Maestra by L.S. Hilton

By day, Judith Rashleigh is a put-upon assistant at a prestigious London art house. By night, she’s a hostess at one of the capital’s notorious champagne bars, although her work there pales against her activities on nights off. Maestra is a glamorous, ferocious thriller and the beginning of a razor-sharp trilogy that introduces the darkly irresistible Judith Rashleigh, a femme fatale for the ages whose vulnerability and ruthlessness will keep you guessing until the last page.

Goodreads | Amazon

The Assistants by Camille Perri

A wry and astute debut about a young Manhattanite whose embezzlement scam turns her into an unlikely advocate for the leagues of overeducated and underpaid assistants across the city. The Assistants speaks directly to a new generation of women who feel stuck and unable to get ahead playing by the rules. It will appeal to all of those who have ever asked themselves, “How is it that after all these years, we are still assistants?”

Goodreads | Amazon

Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett

From a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award finalist, a ferociously intimate story of a family facing the ultimate question: how far will we go to save the people we love the most? With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Adam Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives.

Goodreads | Amazon

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.

Goodreads | Amazon

Oh! You Pretty Things by Shanna Mahin

Jess Dunne is third-generation Hollywood, but her star on the boulevard has yet to materialize. Sure, she’s got a Santa Monica address and a working actress roommate, but with her nowhere barista job in a town that acknowledges zeroes only as a dress size, she’s a dead girl walking. Oh! You Pretty Things is a dizzying ride at the carnival of fame, a fast-paced and sharply funny work that dares to imagine what happens when we go over the top in a town of gilded excess.

Goodreads | Amazon

Thanks so much to Dutton Books, Putnam Books, St. Martin’s Press and Little, Brown and Company for sending me these books!

I think I am most interested in reading The Assistants by Camille Perri. I’ve never read any books that deal with embezzlement, and overall the tone seems to be light. I think it will be a fun read! Do any of these books sound intriguing to you?



Library Book Sale Haul!

Today was the annual library book sale in my town and of course I was there! I actually went twice today, haha. It was pretty overwhelming because there were SO many books, but I think I found a good bunch. Hardbacks were $1.00 and paperbacks were 50 cents. I got 11 books for only $9.50. What an amazing deal! I removed the library bindings and they look pretty much like new!

Have you read any of the pictured books? Would love to know what you thought of them!