Books That Caught Our Eye

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Here at Mailbox Monday, we want to encourage participants to not only share the books they received, but to check out the books others have received.

To that end, we’ve decided to share “Books that Caught Our Eye” with you. Each week,LeslieSerena and Vicki  will each share 2 books that caught their eye from that week’s Mailbox Monday and share them here.

We encourage you to share the books that caught your eye in the comments.

Here are the books that caught our eye this week:

Leslie’s Picks:
16045229A Farm Dies Once a Year by Arlo Crawford at BermudaOnion and BookNAround.
I’m an eclectic reader and once in a while a memoir will catch my eye if the subject is of interest. Farming, nature and the land generally appeal to me. This book is about family and farming and a son’s reckoning with a father’s legacy.

 

18223070The Blonde by Anna Godbersen at Tales of a Book Addict.
The “blonde” refers to Marilyn Monroe in this reimagining of her life that is part biography, part love story, and part thriller. The 1960s were an interesting time period (yeah, I’m a Mad Man fan too!) and Marilyn Monroe is a fascinating subject.

The Blonde by Anna Godbersen at Tales of a Book Addict.
The “blonde” refers to Marilyn Monroe in this reimagining of her life that is part biography, part love story, and part thriller. The 1960s were an interesting time period (yeah, I’m a Mad Man fan too!) and Marilyn Monroe is a fascinating subject.

 

Serena’s Picks:
18371620Jane Austen: Her Life, Her Times, Her Novels by Janet Todd @ Diary of an Eccentric
I love Austen’s books, and this one sounds like it would be a comprehensive look not only at her books, but her life and the society she lived in. She’s a woman that only lived into her 40s and completed just six novels, but those novels have stood the test of time. There are handwritten drafts, letters, and more in this one.

18240211Casebook by Mona Simpson @ Serendipity
It’s a book about the curiosity of children about their parents and what plans they have for their kids. Miles Adler-Hart begins to wonder about what his parents have planned for his future, and through eavesdropping, he learns something about his parents that he’s not prepared to deal with. I used to love amateur detective novels like Nancy Drew, etc., and this one sounds like something similar.

 

Vicki’s Picks:
17352909As soon as I saw Going Over by Beth Kephart @ Savvy Verse And Wit,  I knew it would be one of my picks for this week.
In the early 1980s Ada and Stefan are young, would-be lovers living on opposite sides of the Berlin Wall–Ada lives with her mother and grandmother and paints graffiti on the Wall, and Stefan lives with his grandmother in the East and dreams of escaping to the West.

18527494I found The Drowning by Rachel Ward @ Luxury Reading. The blurb says…Water, water, everywhere: His brother has drowned, but Carl can’t remember a thing. Until it all comes flooding back…with a vengeance. With a jolt, Carl opens his eyes. He’s on the bank of a lake, soaked to the bone. Rob, his brother, is being zipped up in a body bag. And a girl, drenched and trembling, is talking to the police. Who is she? What happened in the water? And why can’t he remember any of it?

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