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:
The Bird Eater by Ania Ahlborn @ Chaotic Compendiums.
When I see the word “bird” in a title I’m all about checking it out. Anyone who’s visited my blog knows I love birds. So – eeeeek – why did I add this book with a dead bird on the cover? Because it’s a ghost/horror story and I like to keep a good selection of scary titles in mind for the annual RIP reading event in September.
The Painter by Peter Heller @ Bibliophile by the Sea.
I read and loved The Dog Stars, Peter Heller’s first book, and when I saw he had a new book coming out, I immediately added it to my list. Then I looked to see what it was about: An achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past.
Summer Breeze by Nancy Thayer @ Book Obsessed
It’s about three women who bond during a summer spent at a lake. I lived at a lake from my early teens until I got married, and I love stories about friendships between women, so this book sounds really interesting to me.
The Murder Farm by Andrea Maria Schenkel @ Chaotic Compendiums
It’s about a whole family who have been murdered with a pickax. The book is stated to keep the readers guessing and says “When we leave the narrator, not even he knows the truth, and only the reader is able to reach the shattering conclusion.” How could I not want to read it after that?
Unspeakable by Caroline Pignat @ Library of Clean Reads
Ellie is a stewardess for the first time aboard the Empress of Ireland, and she meets a fire stoker who often writes in his journal late at night. Something tragic happens and its hard for her to think about him, but she’s forced to do so when a journalist begs her for her story, bribing her with one page of the fire stoker’s journal at a time.
The Eternal Nazi: From Mauthausen to Cairo, the Relentless Pursuit of SS Doctor Aribert Heim by Nicholas Kulish and Souad Mekhennet @ Chaotic Compendiums
“Dr. Aribert Heim worked at the Mauthausen concentration camp for only a few months in 1941 but left a devastating mark. According to the testimony of survivors, Heim euthanized patients with injections of gasoline into their hearts. … Yet in the chaos of the postwar period, Heim was able to slip away from his dark past and establish himself as a reputable doctor and family man in the resort town of Baden-Baden. His story might have ended there, but for certain rare Germans who were unwilling to let Nazi war criminals go unpunished, among them a police investigator named Alfred Aedtner.”
Can you imagine chasing down this war criminal?
What books did you add to your wish lists this week?