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, Leslie, Serena 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:
You by Caroline Kepnes at Sam Still Reading.
A chilling account of unrelenting passion, Caroline Kepnes’s You is a perversely romantic thriller that’s more dangerously clever than any you’ve read before.
I’m not a big ‘romance’ reader but if a romance is wrapped in another genre, I’ll enjoy it just the same. A lot of good reviews on this one with comments like ‘unusual’ and ‘strange’, which made me even more curious to read it.
Don’t Try to Find Me by Holly Brown at The Infinite Curio
When a 14-year-old runs away, her parents turn to social media to find her-launching a public campaign that will expose their darkest secrets and change their family forever.
I usually like these types of thrillers – this sounds a bit like Reconstructing Amelia, which I enjoyed. The reviews have been mixed but I’d give it a chance anyway.
Journalist Dani McKenna enters the world of tango in order to uncover lies that have threatened three generations of her family as she seeks to understand why her mother abandoned her, why her grandmother lives in fear, and more. She meets a revered tango dancer named Carlos — and you know that passions will flare!
What secrets could be that powerful? Inquiring minds want to know.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by
Benjamin Alire Sáenz @Infinite Curio
What first struck me about this book was the swirly type on the cover, the images, and the field with the red truck which seems out of place when talking about Aristotle and Dante, so I had to find out more about this book.
Looking at the synopsis, you know that the characters are not who you think they are but two boys in a coming of age novel. Aristotle is angry and has a brother in prison, while Dante is a little bit of an outsider and has a unique way of looking at the world. At first glance these boys would seem to have nothing in common, but once they get to know each other, things change. Seems like a good coming of age novel to me!
The Blue Fox by Sjón @ Bermudaonion
Set against the stark backdrop of the Icelandic winter, an elusive, enigmatic fox leads a hunter on a transformative quest. At the edge of the hunter’s territory, a naturalist struggles to build a life for his charge, a young woman with Down syndrome whom he had rescued from a shipwreck years before. By the end of Sjón’s slender, spellbinding fable of a novel, none of their lives will be the same.
Sounds interesting and different than my usual reads.
Enchanted Objects: Design, Human Desire, and the Internet of Things by David Rose @ Under My Apple Tree
Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and learn to think on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices—which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace—Enchanted Objects.
I’d love to see what advancements the author thinks technology will be making.