Books That Caught Our Eye


Books That Caught Our Eye

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

Here are the books that caught our eye this week:


Oleander GirlI saw Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni on two blogs — Bermudaonion and Luxury Reading — at least this week, and I was looking forward to seeing this one for some time after reading her book, One Amazing Thing, which I really loved. This latest novel is about the secret of Korobi Roy’s parents’ death, MidnightRoseand the identity she seeks in post-9/11 America following her grandfather’s death and her engagement.

I saw The Midnight Rose by Lucinda Riley on Silver’s Reviews and even though I have not read her other books yet, I’m really looking forward to seeing how she handles the British Raj.


Wives of  Los AlamosThe Wives of Los Alamos by TaraShea Nesbit
The blurb says “This is a novel that sheds light onto one of the strangest and most monumental research projects in modern history, and a testament to a remarkable group of women who carved out a life for themselves, in spite of the chaos of the war and the shroud of intense secrecy.” When I read the blurb, I knew it was going on my tbr list.
Found @ Sam Still Reading

Murder in the LibraryMurder In The Library by Steve Demaree
Anyone who is familiar with my blog knows that my favorite type of book is a murder mystery. The blurb says “A man is found murdered in the locked library in his home. Surveillance cameras show that no one other than the deceased entered the library. The deceased left a clue for the police, only they cannot figure out what the clue means.” I have to read this to find out how someone can be murdered in a room where surveillance cameras show no one else entering the room.
I saw this @ The Busy Mom’s Daily


Animal MadnessAnimal Madness: How Anxious Dogs, Compulsive Parrots, and Elephants in Recovery Help Us Understand Ourselves by Laurel Braitman at BookNAround and Bermudaonion.
I find this topic fascinating and these stories would be interesting and informative. We don’t often think about animals suffering emotional distress, but they do. I experienced this first hand when I adopted a bird from a shelter. While not afraid of me, she was terrified of hands, loud noises and my straw sun hat. It has taken months, but she is recovering.
No Time Like The Past
Star Trek The Original Series: No Time Like the Past by Greg Cox at The Bluestocking Guide.
Yeah, I’m an old trekkie from way back. Years ago I would read all the books as soon as they were released, but after a while I burned out on them and haven’t read one in a while. This one has the elements I enjoy: A visitor from the future poses a threat to the timeline; Captain Kirk and Seven of Nine must save the universe.


9 thoughts on “Books That Caught Our Eye

  1. I did too Serena! I love all animals, but have a huge soft spot for dogs.

    Leslie~ I love that you adopted a bird from a shelter. I’ve never seen any animal other than dogs or cats at the shelters around here.

    I’m addicted to the FB videos of the abused and abandoned dogs. My son keeps asking me why I keep watching them if the make me so sad and I tell him because I love the end of the video where the dog is fed and treated for sickness/sores etc. and then finds a forever home.

  2. Thank you for mentioning The Wives of Los Alamos. I stayed up very late last night to finish this and loved it. The style may not be for everyone, but wow, the ending packed a punch.
    Going to check out Animal Madness now to see how alike my birds and I are!

  3. You’re welcome, thanks for posting it on MM!
    After reading what the book was about, I knew it had to be one of my picks for the week!

  4. THANK YOU for mentioning THE MIDNIGHT ROSE that was in my Mailbox Monday last week. It is different from her other books, but starting to get interesting.

    THE LAVENDER GARDEN is my favorite of Ms. Riley’s Books.

    THANKS again for choosing a book from my blog. I am excited. 🙂 And thank you for doing such a great job with Mailbox Monday.

    Have a wonderful week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Blog

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