Saturday, March 27, 2010

In My Mailbox (15)

In My Mailbox is held weekly by Kristi at The Story Siren. Click here for details on how to participate.

My, it's been quite a while since I've gotten new books. The ones this week are sort of similar to the ones in my last IMM. Deep reads are awesome!


The Last Song
by Nicholas Sparks

Seventeen year old Veronica "Ronnie" Miller's life was turned upside-down when her parents divorced and her father moved from New York City to Wilmington, North Carolina. Three years later, she remains angry and alientated from her parents, especially her father...until her mother decides it would be in everyone's best interest if she spent the summer in Wilmington with him. Ronnie's father, a former concert pianist and teacher, is living a quiet life in the beach town, immersed in creating a work of art that will become the centerpiece of a local church.The tale that unfolds is an unforgettable story of love on many levels--first love, love between parents and children -- that demonstrates, as only a Nicholas Sparks novel can, the many ways that love can break our hearts...and heal them.


So I haven't watched the movie for this one (because it's not yet released, haha), which is something I'm happy about.


Nineteen Minutes
by Jodi Picoult

Sterling is an ordinary New Hampshire town where nothing ever happens--until the day its complacency is shattered by an act of violence. Josie Cormier, the daughter of the judge sitting on the case, should be the state's best witness, but she can't remember what happened before her very own eyes--or can she? As the trial progresses, fault lines between the high school and the adult community begin to show--destroying the closest of friendships and families. Nineteen Minutes asks what it means to be different in our society, who has the right to judge someone else, and whether anyone is ever really who they seem to be.


Change of Heart
by Jodi Picoult

One moment June Nealon was happily looking forward to years full of laughter and adventure with her family, and the next, she was staring into a future that was as empty as her heart. Now her life is a waiting game. Waiting for time to heal her wounds, waiting for justice. In short, waiting for a miracle to happen.

For Shay Bourne, life holds no more surprises. The world has given him nothing, and he has nothing to offer the world. In a heartbeat, though, something happens that changes everything for him. Now, he has one last chance for salvation, and it lies with June's eleven-year-old daughter, Claire. But between Shay and Claire stretches an ocean of bitter regrets, past crimes, and the rage of a mother who has lost her child.

Would you give up your vengeance against someone you hate if it meant saving someone you love? Would you want your dreams to come true if it meant granting your enemy's dying wish?


*happy sigh* I love these two authors.


  1. Interesting books you got there. I have "Nineteen Minutes" on my shelf and have heard tonnes of glowing review on the book! Hope you enjoy those three. I'd really love to have The Last Song and Change of Heart too one day =)

  2. I want to read all of these. I actually own The Last Song but am yet to get to it. Hopefully these books are amazing and you thoroughly enjoy them! :D

  3. Great selection! I haven't yet read anything by Picoult, so I've got to fix that! I'll be looking out for your reviews.

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  4. I love Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart was excellent. I haven't read Nineteen Minutes, I keep putting it off because it seems like such a sad story. I hope you enjoy all your books!

  5. oh great great stuff! i really want to read THE LAST SONG. :D i might see the movie first.. lol

    thanks for sharing!

  6. I actually own The Last Song but am yet to get to it. Hopefully these books are amazing and you thoroughly enjoy them!
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