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:


Day After Night by Anita Diamant @ Diary of an Eccentric.

DayAfterNightThis is based on a true rescue of illegal immigrants from the Atlit internment camp run by the British military on the Mediterranean coast south of Haifa. This is about those who survived the Holocaust. There aren’t too many after the war that focus on what happened to displaced persons, so this intrigues me. After the joy and elation of being saved from the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis where do you go when everything you’ve ever known and everyone you’ve ever know have been destroyed?

The Mapmaker’s Children by Sarah McCoy @ Musings From Sri Lanka.

I loved Sarah McCoy’s The Baker’s Daughter and The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico! I knew she was working on another novel, even after reading her story in Grand Central this year, and I am eager to get my hands on it as you can imagine. I haven’t found a lot of good books about the Civil War, and this one is about the Underground Railroad and more. I know in McCoy’s hands, this is going to be a winner.


TheRoomThe Room by Jonas Karlsson @ Booklover Book Reviews.

Bjorn is a co mpulsive, exacting bureaucrat who discovers a secret room at the government office where he works-a secret room that no one else in his office will acknowledge.

I want to find out what happens to Bjorn and if the room really does exist, and if it does, why is everyone else acting like it doesn’t.

AllGoodWomenAll Good Women by Valerie Miner @ Musings From Sri Lanka.

As World War II rages abroad, a group of women forge the bonds of sisterhood in America. Against the backdrop of a nation gripped by fear and paranoia, Miner eloquently captures the spirit of wartime on the home front

I love books about women who are strong. I love that these women are trying to live as normal a life as possible, in a time of such turmoil.


The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan at Savvy Verse and Wit.

OmnivoreThe question of what to have for dinner has confronted us since man discovered fire. But as Michael Pollan explains in this revolutionary book, how we answer it now, as the dawn of the twenty-first century, may determine our survival as a species. Packed with profound surprises, The Omnivore’s Dilemma is changing the way Americans thing about the politics, perils, and pleasures of eating.

I know this isn’t new book, but I’m reminded again that it is one that I want to read.

LastBreathThe Last Breath by Kimberly Belle at Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf.

From a remarkable new voice in suspenseful women’s fiction comes an emotionally searing drama about a woman who risks her life to discover the devastating truth about her family.

Suspense and family secrets. Sounds good to me.

5 thoughts on “Books That Caught Our Eye

  1. LOL! I had a hard time deciding this week because I ended up with 5 that I really wanted to choose,,, the two I ended up picking, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Last Breath, and
    The Mapmakers Children, It’s funny how with all the choices we have, we usually end up choosing from the same group of books.

  2. Hi Ladies,

    ‘The Last Breath’ is definitely my favourite of your picks this week and is heading straight to my Goodreads ‘Want To Read’ list. Sounds like a great, intriguing premise for a debut novel, Kimberly is certainly an author to watch out for in the future.

    A holiday weekend here in the UK, although holiday Monday’s weather looks pretty awful!


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