In My Mailbox VLOG – July!


Hi guys! Here’s my IMM post for the books I bought in the last month. In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren, you should visit there for more info and to participate!

I talk a lot. And I’m a huge dork. Here’s the books mentioned:

  1. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
  2. Eat Slay Love by Jesse Petersen
  3. Beowulf translated byBurton Raffel
  4. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
  5. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
  6. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne
  7. Medea by Euripides
  8. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  9. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  10. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
  11. Ice Cream & Sadness (Cyanide & Happiness Volume 2) by Kris, Rob, Matt, and Dave
  12. Outlander (20th Anniversary Edition) by Diana Gabaldon
  13. Growing Up X by Ilyasah Shabazz
  14. Sacajawea by Anna Lee Waldo
  15. Last Chance by Jill Marie Landis
  16. Nantucket Nights by Elin Hilderbrand
  17. Spindle’s End by Robin McKinley
  18. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
  19. Banagrams: The Official Book
  20. Lost and Found by Jacqueline Sheehan
  21. Nightwatch by Sergei Lukyanenko
  22. Trickster’s Choice by Tamora Pierce
  23. American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld
  24. Tears for Water by Alicia Keyes
  25. The Beach House by Jane Green
  26. The Secret Life of Josephine by Carolly Erickson
  27. (forgot to mention this one, because I’m reading it now) The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons

And that’s it! Almost thirty books in one month… wow. I blame it on Borders closing 😦

If you’ve read or know anything about any of these, leave me a comment and let me know! Have a good Sunday!





  1. Okay, I know you like strong female characters and that means you must read Medea sooner rather than later! She is kick butt strong. Not necessarily nice but strong.


  2. Borders closing sucks, but you did get some really great books out of it! I read The Magicians about a year ago and it wasn’t for me, I’m looking forward to hearing what you think of it! (and hope you’ll like it better…)
    And Beauty Queens looks and sounds amazing, I’m hoping to read it soon 🙂


    1. You can definitely borrow one of my copies if you want! Actually, now that I think about it last time I was at the library I saw a mass market copy of it in the little used bookstore there, for only $1. It was shelved with all the romance mass markets.


  3. I also got The Magicians on my last trip to Borders… it IS the beginning of the series – the next book The Magician King, is either already out or soon will be! (I’m with you; I really want to read this one, but I’m trying to resist temptation). I think I may follow your lead on my next Borders outing and pick up some classics for my shelves. I HAD the first seven books of the Outlander series, but loaned them all out to one person (in hardcover, no less), and they never made it back, which kind of made me mad. At least I still have my autographed Companion book, and I am determined to get the series back on my shelf in hardcover, one title at a time. 🙂 You had a great book-buying/obtaining month – love it!


  4. I love that you picked up some classics. I think that Canterbury Tales is pretty ingenious for it’s time. I recently read Vanity Fair. I didn’t hate it nor did I love it but you can definitely get the sense of the satire.
    I’ve never played banana grams but now I really want to.


    1. I haven’t read either yet, but hoping I’ll get to them sometime this year. And Bananagrams is really fun! I played with my friend the other night, I love it. Although she kicks my butt in it everytime.


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