Mailbox Mondays: September 10, 2012


Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by Kristen at BookNAround.

This is the first time I am participating because to be honest, this is the first time I have more than a single book to show πŸ™‚

Books I received from Random House

Thank you to Random House India for sending me books of my choice for review. Honestly, I got to pick from a most mouth-watering selection of books. And finally, I decided to choose these three.

The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes and On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan have been on my radar for some time. These books will help me proceed further on my mission of reading more Man Booker award winning authors.

And The Affair by Lee Child? That’s my usual thriller fix that I need in between more hard-hitting novels.

I am so looking forward to reading and discussing these books with you all on my blog πŸ™‚

Did you get any wonderful books this week?

  • aakanksharulz

    Hello, great books. Is there a book club or something that the Random House has and sends its members books to review? Do they have such a programme and if so, then how can one participate in it?

    • @aakankshruz: I am not aware of any book club. They came across my blog and emailed me asking if I would be interested in a few book reviews. Of course I said yes πŸ™‚

  • melissaseclecticbookshelf

    Great books! Happy Reading! My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    β™₯ Melissa @ Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf

  • Enjoy your new books. I read On Chesil Beach a long time ago and thought it was good. Happy reading!

    • @mrsqbookaddict01: I don’t know too much about it, but based on my experience of Atonement, I expect to love it.

  • Lovely choices! I enjoyed The Sense of an Ending. Haven’t read the Ian McEwan, but adored Atonement. Happy reading!

  • I liked On Chesil Beach. Hope you enjoy all your new books.

  • booknaround

    I keep meaning to read Julian Barnes as I have several of his novels on my shelf but somehow I never pick one up. Maybe you will have inspired me! Happy reading this week!

    • @booknaround: My first experience reading Julian Barnes was pretty disappointing (Love etc.), but I have read such good things about his other books, that I should give him another try. Besides, I am trying to read all the Man Bookers out there, so…

      Hoping this one works for me, I think it will, the blurb at the back of the book is very interesting.

  • The books you picked look wonderful! I’m surprised they’re in English – are there a lot of English books published in India? I hope you enjoy them!

    • @BermudaOnion: Oh, we are a major English speaking country. Most English books are published here, it just takes a little longer in getting here that’s all.

      In fact, the local language publishing is taking a hit because English books sell the most.

  • Yay for getting lovely books πŸ™‚ I also like reading some easy-breezy thriller or crime novel in between heavier stuff. How are you doing on your Man Booker prize author list?

    I’m not expecting any new books this week, but that’s ok… I’ve got more than enough to read :s

  • Great books! I loved Chesil Beach and the Barnes book. I got loads of books, wrote about it yesterday. I’m looking forward to all of them.

    I am very curious about the new Ian McEwan – but I haven’t got it yet.

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