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.

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 our choices from this week’s Mailbox Monday:

22571021The Pocket Wife by Susan Crawford at Silver’s Reviews
A stylish psychological thriller with the compelling intrigue of The Silent Wife and Turn of Mind and the white-knuckle pacing of Before I Go to Sleep—in which a woman suffering from bipolar disorder cannot remember if she murdered her friend. A story of marriage, murder, and madness, The Pocket Wife explores the world through the foggy lens of a woman on the edge.

I like a good psychological thriller – this sounds like my kind of book.



The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah at BermudaOnion 21853621
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an epic novel of love and war, spanning from the 1940s to the present day, and the secret lives of those who live in a small French town.

Although Kristin Hannah isn’t my usual type of read, her new novel is historical fiction and sounds like a story I could get involved in.






22294407Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris @ Under My Apple Tree
Tired of memoirs that only tell you what really happened?
Sick of deeply personal accounts written in the first person? Seeking an exciting, interactive read that puts the “u” back in “aUtobiography”? Then look no further than Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography! In this revolutionary, Joycean experiment in light celebrity narrative, actor/personality/carbon-based life-form Neil Patrick Harris lets you, the reader, live his life. You will be born in New Mexico. You will get your big break at an acting camp. You will get into a bizarre confrontation outside a nightclub with actor Scott Caan. Even better, at each critical juncture of your life you will choose how to proceed. You will decide whether to try out for Doogie Howser, M.D. You will decide whether to spend years struggling with your sexuality. You will decide what kind of caviar you want to eat on board Elton John’s yacht.”

I really enjoy NPH as an actor and a comedian host of award shows. I love the concept of this book, which he recently talked about on The Talk. I loved choose your own adventure books, and NPH makes this concept come alive in a memoir….I have to see how that works.


Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella @ From L.A. To LA and BermudaOnion 21064599
“Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) has stars in her eyes. She and her daughter, Minnie, have joined husband Luke in LA—city of herbal smoothies, multimillion-dollar yoga retreats, and the lure of celebrity. Luke is there to help manage the career of famous actress Sage Seymour—and Becky is convinced she is destined to be Sage’s personal stylist, and go from there to every A-list celebrity in Hollywood! But things become complicated when Becky joins the team of Sage’s archrival. How will charming and supportive Luke deal with this conflict? Is it possible that what Becky wants most will end up hurting those she loves most? Shopaholic fans old and new will devour Sophie Kinsella’s newest adventure!”

I’ve read all the others in this series, and I had no idea that she was crafting another one. Becky Bloomwood (Brandon) is a riot and she’s always getting herself into trouble. Imagine all the trouble she’ll be in when she deals with famous people.


22294407Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris @ Under My Apple Tree
This hilarious book has been adapted especially for the audiobook edition so you’ll hear all of the same fun and humor from the printed version but you don’t have to make any decisions or jump around—just kick back, relax and listen.

This is supposed to be hilarious, so of course I want to give it a listen.





The All You Can Dream Buffet by Barbara O’Neal @ Book Obsessed 18248416
Perfect for fans of Kristin Hannah and Susan Wiggs—Barbara O’Neal’s new novel of food, friendship, and the freedom to grow your dreams brings together four very different women longing to savor the true taste of happiness.

Popular blogger and foodie queen Lavender Wills reigns over Lavender Honey Farms, a serene slice of organic heaven nestled in Oregon wine country. Lavender is determined to keep her legacy from falling into the profit-driven hands of uncaring relatives, and she wants an heir to sustain her life’s work after she’s gone. So she invites her three closest online friends—fellow food bloggers, women of varied ages and backgrounds—out to her farm. She hopes to choose one of them to inherit it—but who?

This sounds like a fun read, and I’m in need of some light reads.

12 thoughts on “Books That Caught Our Eye

  1. The Kristen Hannah book looks good.

    Thanks for choosing The Pocket Wife from my blog. I am intrigued by the title. I want to know what it means. The premise of the book sounds quite good too. I am looking forward to reading it.

    ENJOY the rest of your reading week.


  2. Thanks for asking the question Yvonne. I love how she came up with the title LOL! I gave Susan the link to Elizabeth’s post so she could check it out.

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