Saturday, 9 June 2012

In My Mailbox (42)

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, in which book bloggers post about the books they've bought, borrowed or received in the past week. This will be my last In My Mailbox until the end of August, since I leave for summer camp on Sunday. I have regular posts scheduled, but no IMMs.

This week I bought Falling In Love With British Boys by Melissa Jensen, author of The Fine Art of Truth or Dare. At first I wasn't going to pick up this book, but when I found out it was about two different girls in two different centuries I changed my mind. The title reminds me of how my friend went to summer camp and met an English boy there. Later on she told me that his accent was the most beautiful thing in the world and how wonderful it sounded when he said "Pass the peanut butter." 

This week I took out Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler from the library. A few months ago I took this book out and even started it, but for one reason or another I never got past the first few chapters. Not long after I returned it I decided to give it another chance, and my hold finally came in this week. I'm glad I read this book- it was a deeper summer read that was well written. It's basically about a girl named Anna who was in love with her best friend Frankie's brother, but never got a chance to tell her about their relationship before he died. Now a year later, Anna is dealing with grief and the weight of the secret, when Frankie decides that together they will try and meet twenty boys over their summer vacation. 

I bought my third e-book ever to take with camp with me (I usually read free ones instead of actually buying them.) Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson is about Taylor Edwards, whose family is changed forever when her dad becomes sick. The family decides to spend the summer together at their old summerhouse where they become closer and get to know each other again. Morgan Matson also wrote Amy and Roger's Epic Detour, which I really liked. 

This book definitely doesn't fit with the summer theme of the rest of the books I got this week. Yesterday I read Anne Frank: Beyond the Diary, which is a very good book about Anne Frank (with lots of photographs) that I've had forever and would definitely recommend. Reading this made me want to reread the actual diary, which I read in maybe the 5th grade. I bought it today for $4 at a used bookstore. It will be interesting to read it again, since I was fairly young the first time I read it. 

That's it for me! Feel free to respond with links to you own IMM! 


  1. I love reading anything dealing with the Holocaust. Anne Frank is one of my favorite movies. Falling in Love With English Boys looks like it'll be really good! Hope you enjoy :) Check out what's IMM!

  2. It's sad how happy I was when I saw that you bought an ebook xD



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