Sunday, August 9, 2009

In My Mailbox Week 2

In My Mailbox Week Two:

This post is inspired by The Story Siren blog =)
Number One:
Thanksgiving at the Inn by Tim Whitney:
Ever since his mother left, life hasn’t been easy for Heath Wellington III. Between his father’s (Junior’s) bouts with alcoholism and literary rejection, and Heath’s own wrongful suspension from school, there hasn’t been all that much to be thankful for. Ever since his mother left, life hasn’t been easy for Heath Wellington III. Between his father’s (Junior’s) bouts with alcoholism and literary rejection, and Heath’s own wrongful suspension from school, there hasn’t been all that much to be thankful for.

But following the tragic death of estranged grandfather Senior, father and son alike stand to inherit a life-changing fortune . . . with one catch.

Heath and Junior must spend the next three months managing Senior’s bed and breakfast, located in the same Massachusetts home Junior has spent the last eight years trying to escape.

Upended from his everyday life and relocated to a town where everyone knew and loved the grandfather he can’t even remember, Heath finds an inn full of some of the strangest people he’s ever met, such as:

• Winsted, the old, wise Jamaican man who used to lead the prayers in Senior’s factory;
• Mrs. Farrel, an elderly woman giving away her late husband’s fortune letter by letter;
• Mustang Sally, the muscle-bound, tattooed grease monkey who doubles as a children’s author;
• Carter, the silent TV news junkie and secret Harvard graduate.

And at a nearby school is Savannah, Junior’s first love, and her adorable, autistic daughter, Tori.

But most of all, there’s Junior himself, vinegar to Heath’s oil. As Heath adjusts to his new world, what he needs most is to start anew with his father, to understand that Junior, too, is dealing with loss, and to realize that, even in the most tragic of times, there’s a lot in life to be thankful for.
Number 2:

The Host by Stephanie Meyer:
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves-Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.
Number Three:
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin:

Rachel is an attorney living and working in Manhattan who has always been the good girl-until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend Darcy throws her a party. That night after too many drinks Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiance. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for him. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel has to choose. She discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk it all to win true happiness.
So that's what was in my mailbox this week! Tell me bloggers, what was in your mailbox? Leave me a link or let me know in the comment section below =)
As always,
That Chick That Reads

11 comments:

  1. Great books you got this week. The Host is quite an interesting book. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

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  2. Nice books! The Host was amazing- enjoy it(:

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  3. I still haven't read the Host! I really do need to.

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  4. Nice books =)
    I love the Host, took me a little to get into the story cause it's more SciFi then what I usually read but loved it =)
    Hope you enjoy!

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  5. I love The Host also. :D I don't know about the other two books, but they both sound pretty good. Hope you enjoy all of them!

    - Alex

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  6. I really enjoyed The Host. I actually liked it more than I liked the Twilight Series (gasp). Hope you enjoy your books

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  7. Ooh I loved the Host. Hope you like it.

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  8. I hope you like The Host! I haven't read it yet but I REALLY want to!

    -Briana

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  9. I can't wait to hear what you think of "Something Borrowed!" I really enjoyed it as a Chick Lit novel and had to run to Target to get the second one before it closed! Looking forward to your review!

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