In My Mailbox #32

The idea behind In My Mailbox is to share any books you get your hands on, be they borrowed, bought, gifted, received for review, with your readers. I particularly like this meme because I’m often picking up books that don’t get read, at least for a while. It’s nice to spotlight them before they are shoved into some corner of my shelf to gather dust. Hosted by The Story Siren.

So this week I got..

(Apologies for the worse-than-usual picture quality – I really could use a camera rather than an old phone.)

I received a postcard this week! I love snail mail (and hate that phrase) and haven’t received a postcard in years! This one has a beautiful image too. I won’t go into details but I wanted to mention it and the book it’s talking about, Madame Bovary’s Daughter. Take a look :) Sounds pretty good, I still plan to get a copy when I can afford it.

Received For Review

The Lady of the Rivers by Philippa Gregory | Goodreads

The Women of the Cousins’ War by Philippa Gregory | Goodreads

Dearly Departed by Lia Habel | Goodreads

A pretty damn good week here. I’ve been coveting The Lady of the Rivers for a long time so I was ecstatically happy to get a copy through the post for review! The best thing about her books is that you don’t really need to read them in order, because while I own The White Queen and The Red Queen, I haven’t had time to read them yet. In the same parcel was also The Women of the Cousins’ War, I hadn’t heard about this one but it honestly looks like a fantastically interesting read. It’s a non-fiction history book, with input from David Baldwin and Michael Jones, all about the three women featured in Gregory’s Cousin War books. And Dearly Departed I wasn’t sure if I was going to get though I had requested it from Lia who forwarded it to her UK publisher and that turned up this week! Big yay! Thank you Lia for that. I have snuck a peak at the first few pages and the writing is very good and I love the idea of the New-Victorian society in a couple of hundred years time, and I will be featuring it in my steampunk feature as I said I would do alongside an interview (excited?). I can’t wait to read and review all of these!


Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett | Goodreads

A Hat Full of Sky by Terry Pratchett | Goodreads

Diggers by Terry Pratchett | Goodreads

Wings by Terry Pratchett | Goodreads

All sent over by the fabulous Elle from The Book Memoirs. She had mentioned she was trying to get rid of some Pratchett books on twitter and as I’m trying to collect them all at the moment I jumped up and down waving my hands in the air going, “Oohooh! Me! Pick me! Pleasepleaseplease!” As you do, and they arrived this week. I need to get a copy of Truckers now, and in doing so discovered an omnibus with a cool cover of that particular trilogy which I’m semi-eyeing up but can’t afford, so I’ll probably library it. But yeah, thank you Elle!


Daughters of Iraq by Revital Shiri-Horowitz | Goodreads

Sleepers by Megg Jensen | Goodreads

Frost Moon by Anthony Francis | Goodreads

Blood Rock by Anthony Francis | Goodreads

All, of course, sitting on my kindle. Daughters of Iraq I received as part of a book tour. I will (unless anything changes in the next couple of months) be reviewing this book and hosting a guest post and maybe a giveaway for this book in early November. The book itself is a literary fiction based on true events and it sounds absolutely fantastic. Sleepers I won in Creative Deeds’ Bout of Books giveaway and this book sounds very much up my street. Thanks to Megg for sending a copy over. The last two NetGalley mentioned in one of their many emails and they just sounded fun so yeah, I caved, I couldn’t resist. They’re still up there as “Read now!” so if you’re interested go go.

What did you get this week? Please don’t leave more than one link in your comments! It gets picked up by my spam filter and is unnecessary. :)


  1. I was lucky enough to win a copy of Dearly, Departed. It was so amazing! Can’t wait to see what you think of it! New follower here!

    Here’s my IMM:

  2. Fantastic mailbox this week!

  3. Lots of great books – especially Dearly Departed! Have fun reading them :)

    Thanks for stopping by earlier today :D

  4. Dearly Departed sounds like a lot of fun! I don’t normally read steampunk, but with it also being futuristic/dystopian, it sounds exciting! :)
    Have a great week,

  5. See I read Good Omens and disliked it so I then read more Neil Gaiman and thought American Gods was just fantasic. Curious to know what other Terry Pratchett is like!

  6. Wow, you had an great week.
    “Dearly, Departed” is on my wishlist so I hope that you will love it.

  7. Your haul is fantastic! And I’m very very jealous of your Philippa Gregory books! I LOVE her!
    Happy reading :]

    In My Mailbox!

  8. I have not read any Terry Pratchett, but they look interesting.

  9. Great books – I got the latest Philippa Gregory too – but my my cover for Lady of the Rivers is different. Enjoy them all :)

  10. Great books! I’ve only heard good things about Philippa Gregory books!

    Tia @ Falling For Books

  11. Nice haul this week! I’ve also got Lady of the Rivers for read & review too.. but I still have to read The Red Queen.. not sure if I “have” to do them in order…

    Here’s my (excessive) IMM this week! :P

  12. I’ve never read any Terry Pratchett books, but I need to change that at some point in the near future! I really want to read his Discworld series. Enjoy!

    Books of Amber

  13. Never read any Philippa Gregory but every time I see her covers I think I should. I love them all.
    I tried Terry Pratchett (my husband is a huge fan and has them all) but after 20 pages of The color of magic I had to give up on him. Not for me!

  14. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Wow! You had an awesome week! Hope you enjoy all your books!

    Happy Reading! Here’s my IMM

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  15. The Philippa Gregory books look amazing! Congrats on finding and receiving review copies!

  16. Those books look really great. I’m definitely looking forward to hear what you think of “Dearly, Departed”, because this sounds too amazing to be real. :D And seeing those Philippa Gregory books reminds me that I still have “The Other Boleyn Girl” sitting on my shelf. Definitely need to get to that soon.

    Enjoy your new books. :)

    • I’m very jealous, you’ve got Dearly Departed with UK cover – I love that cover! Also I’m so glad you’re going to feature steampunk, more people should know about this wonderful genre. I’m going to start investigating it from September as well, especially because I’m going to a steampunk festival in Lincoln :) Hope you’ll enjoy Anthony Francis, I think he is great in a manic way.

      • @kara-karina – Hehehe, I’m glad it arrived! I admittedly prefer the US cover, but I’m a sucker for shinies, and it is shiny. And yes, I hadn’t really looked into it before so I figured it’d be a great idea for a feature. Pick up the steampunk “must reads” review them and look at a couple of other things as well. That sounds wonderful!

    • @Carina – That will be in mid-October in my steampunk feature! It does sound pretty awesome :D
      And yeah I have most of Gregory’s historical books, I’ve read The Constant Princess which was good but I still need to get to the others. Lady of the Rivers first!

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