Books That Caught Our Eye

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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:

Serena

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver @ Lori’s Reading Corner.

vanishinggirlsDara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it’s too late.

This sounds like a good read and one that will have readers on the edge of their seats. It’s interesting what can push families to become estranged, and I’d like to see how that happens with Dara and Nick, and of course, uncover the mysterious disappearances.

A Hunger for High Country: One Woman’s Journey to the Wild in Yellowstone Country by Susan Marsh @ Rose City Reader.

hungerhighcountryMarsh was one of the first women hired by the US Forest Service in the 1970s, working first in Montana and then for many years in Wyoming. A Hunger for High Country is her personal memoir and a history of the agency and region.

I’ve always loved the outdoors, and at one time, I thought seriously about going into forestry and working to preserve the nation’s lands, but student loan bills, etc. forced me to consider other options. However, that hasn’t stopped me from reading about nature conservancy and other ways to protect the environment without having such a career. This sounds interesting.

Leslie

BlackSuitThe Boy in the Black Suit by Jason Reynolds at The Reading Date.

Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down—in this wry, gritty novel from the author of When I Was the Greatest.

Something a little different for me. From early reviews, it has the look of a compelling, well-written story.
 
 
 
 
TouchOfStardustA Touch of Stardust by Kate Alcott at Luxury Reading.

From The New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmaker, comes a blockbuster novel that takes you behind-the-scenes of the filming of Gone with the Wind, while turning the spotlight on the passionate romance between its dashing leading man, Clark Gable, and the blithe, free-spirited actress, Carole Lombard.

I love reading about this era of Hollywood.

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