Books That Caught Our Eye

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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:

LESLIE:

Night Night, Sleep Tight by Hallie Ephron @BermudaOnion and Silver’s Reviews.

From the award-winning author of There Was an Old Woman comes a riveting tale of domestic noir, infused with old Hollywood folklore and glamour, set in a town rife with egotism and backstabbing and where fame and infamy are often interchangeable.

I can never have too many mystery books in my TBR pile!

In Some Other World, Maybe by Shari Goldhagen @The Reading Date.

Over the [past] two decades, three unforgettable characters criss-cross the globe, becoming entwined by friendship, sex, ambition, fame and tragedy. A razor-sharp, darkly comic page-turner,In Some Other World, Maybe sheds light on what it means to grow up in modern America.

Usually friendship books are serious and filled with heavy trauma and drama, but this one is described as razor-sharp and darkly comic. So that caught my eye!

VICKI:

An Uncomplicated Life: A Father’s Memoir of His Exceptional Daughter by Paul Daugherty @ Luxury Reading

A father’s exhilarating and funny love letter to his Down syndrome daughter whose vibrant and infectious approach to life has something to teach all of us about how we can better live our own.

A Second Bite at the Apple by Dana Bate @Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

Sydney Strauss is obsessed with food. Not with eating it–though she does that too–but with writing about the wonders of the gastronomic world, from obscure fruit hybrids to organic farming techniques. Since food journalism jobs are more coveted than Cronuts®, Sydney pays her bills working for one of TV’s biggest egomaniacs–until she’s left scrambling for shifts at a local farmers’ market.

SERENA:

After Byron by Normal Beim @Luxury Reading

How can you pass up a Gothic novel told in journals, notes, and intimate diaries of a cast of fascinating characters? I can’t!

While touring Europe, before starting an apprenticeship as a barrister, Gerald Marston, a young Englishman, is running out of cash. He accepts an offer from a London based detective agency to replace a detective who mysteriously vanished while reporting on the activities of the disreputable Lord Ingersoll, the sometime poet and close friend of the late Lord Byron, a man with a dangerous and scandal-ridden past.

The Brightwood Stillness by Mark Pomeroy @Rose City Reader

Anyone who knows my taste will tell you that I like reading novels about Vietnam and Asia, and books about the Vietnam War in particular. I could not pass up this one for my list this week.

When Hieu Nguyen, a Portland high school teacher, is accused of sexual misconduct by two of his students, his close friend and colleague Nate Davis tries to lend support. But Nate has recently been assaulted by a former student in the school parking lot, an event that brings on not only sharp anxiety, but a final push into a long-deferred quest to find out what happened to his uncle, a drifter and a Vietnam veteran.

What books caught your eyes this week?

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