Mailbox Monday [2]

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page, and hosted by Library of Clean Reads for the month of February.

Here are the books that came into my shelves last week:

The Secret Scripture Nearing her hundredth birthday, and still living in the mental hospital where she was committed as a young woman, Roseanne looks back on the tragedies and passions of her life through her secret journals. Growing up in rural Ireland in the 1930s, her adolescence is marked by civil war and a turbulent family life. When she marries Tom McNulty, she believes she has found love and security – only for a terrible misunderstanding, born of prejudice and deception, to threaten her fragile happiness.

Water for ElephantsOrphaned, penniless, Jacob Jankowski jumps a freight train in the dark, and in that instant, transforms his future. By morning, he’s landed a job with the Flying Squadron of the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. By nightfall, he’s in love. In an America made colorless by prohibition and the depression, the circus is a refuge of sequins and sensuality. But behind the glamor lies a darker world, where both animals and men are dispensable. Where falling in love is the most dangerous act of all..

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society January 1946: Writer Juliet Ashton receives a letter from a stranger, a founding member of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. And so begins a remarkable tale of the island of the Guernsey during the German occupation and of a society as extraordinary as its name.

And currently reading …

The Invisible BridgeParis, 1937: Andras Lévi, a Hungarian-Jewish architecture student, arrives from Budapest with a scholarship, a single suitcase, and a mysterious letter he has promised to deliver. But when he falls into a complicated relationship with the letter’s recipient, he becomes privy to a secret that will alter the course of his – and his family’s – history. From the small Hungarian town of Konyár to the grand opera houses of Budapest and Paris, from the despair of the Carpathian winter to an unimaginable life in labor camps, The Invisible Bridge tells the story of a family shattered and remade in history’s darkest hour.


Mystica said…
Interesting books. Enjoy the reading.
I have the eBook of Invisible Bridge, so I hope you are enjoying it.
Nina B. said…
I really love that Water for Elephants book cover, I love the green on that lady's dress. Those books sound exciting, can't wait to know what you think of them, and I might again find myself adding more books to my TBR thanks to you :D

And I agree, watching your laundry dry under the sun is kind of fun. Have a great week!

Brush Up On Your Reading
Mystica: Thanks. Hope you're enjoying your reading too.

Diane: I am almost halfway through the Invisible Bridge and I am enjoying every page of it!

Nina B.: I found this book in two different covers and I chose this one because I thought the lady looks so elegant in that green dress. I have quite a collection in my TBR pile but I think I'll give this book a priority since the movie's going to be out soon!
TheBookGirl said…
I must get around to reading Water for Elephants this many people have recommended it to me.
Hope you enjoy all your books :)
La Toya said…
You've got some great books there! I love how clean and symmetrical your page is hehe :)
Teacher/Learner said…
I love Water For Elephants & can't wait to see the movie! I've also heard lots of good things about The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I've enjoyed my visit to yours, too :)
Holly said…
Loved the first 3. Can't wait to read Invisible Bridge. Happy reading!
Anonymous said…
here's mine
bermudaonion said…
You are in for some great reading! Both Guernsey and Water for Elephants are fantastic books.
Anonymous said…
I loved Water for Elephants. Enjoy your books!
I recently bought Guernsey too, can't wait to read it. I've heard that Water for Elephants is very good.

It's a dream of mine to visit Istanbul too. If we weren't getting married this summer we would go then, so instead we're going in april 2012. We're only in the UK so it's not too far and I can't wait! :)
Mary (Bookfan) said…
Nice mailbox list. I enjoyed Water for Elephants as well as the "Guernsey" book :-)
RAnn said…
Loved Guernsey. If you like the Secret Scripture, you might want to try The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Tales of Whimsy said…
Water for Elephants is suppose to be superb! I started it once. I neeeed to finish it. And I LOVE this cover. I hadn't seen it before.

I realllly want to try The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society!
All your books sound good. I hope you enjoy them all.
Juju: I heard a lot of good reviews on the two books. That's why I bought them.

Beth: Thanks. I am now your newest follower.