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
1. Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen on Bookfan and Stacy’s Books. I know I’ve heard of this book before but had forgotten about it until it appeared on a few lists this week. The story sounds uplifting and inspirational and I just love that cover.

2. The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North on Beauty in Ruins . I’m a big fan of science fiction, alternate reality, time travel and dystopia so of course I want to read about a guy who lives over and over again.

Serena
1. Courage Has No Color by Tanya Lee Stone came from Candlewick Press from Bermudaonion because I’m always interested in WWII stories and history, particularly since there were so many societal changes from women in combat to blacks in combat as well.

2. Scent of Butterflies by Dora Levy Mossanen from Everything Distils Into Reading because I read Rooftops of Tehran and loved that book, and this sounds like it’s going to be another great read about a country I know very little about. What’s not to like about this: “Soraya, a woman who dares to break free of the diamond-studded leash of her culture. A woman who refuses to accept the devastating betrayal her husband has perpetrated. A woman who refuses to forgive her best friend. Soraya turns her back on Iran, fleeing to America to plot her intricate revenge.”

Vicki
1. The Guest Book by Marybeth Whalen is about a little girl and boy who never meet, but leave drawings for each other in a guest book of  a California beach house for eleven years. On her last trip to the beach, she leaves a note in the book, asking her friend to draw her one last picture, and tells him where to hide the guest book, hoping that one day she can return and find it…and him. Finally after many years she goes back, and I want to know if she found the book and the boy, and how the story unfolds. I found this book @ Book Dragon’s Lair

2. The Plover by Brian Doyle.  The first thing that caught my eye was the cover, since I love anything to do with the water and boats. Then I checked it out on GoodReads and Amazon, (they had different blurbs). I love the thought of living on the water, and I can’t wait to read this and see how all these characters get along, living together on a boat. I found this @ Book Obsessed  and Luxury Reading.

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