Mailbox Mondays: October 22, 2012

Welcome to this week’s Mailbox Monday which is hosted this month by Marcia at The Mailbox Monday Blog.

Books I received last week

Books I received last week

Random House India again very kindly sent over a wonderful collection of books.

I have long been curious about A Case of Exploding Mangoes by Mohammed Hanif, but not curious enough to actually pick it up and give a read. When it came highly recommended from the chappie from Random House, I knew I had to give it a go. Reviews that say it’s a little like Catch-22 and because it’s set in my favorite time period of Pakistani history vaults this book right to the top of my TBR list.

The next one is some easy reading from Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham – The Wedding Girl, and then comes Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri – a book of short stories about the immigrant experience among Indian Bengalis in the United States.

I received A Mysterious Death at Sainik Farms directly from the author Rukmani Anandani (through her publisher Rupa Publications). I just finished reading it over the weekend, and it’s a nice pleasant, cozy mystery in the classic Christie-esque style. My review will be up shortly on the blog.

This week I also won an iPad book app – The Berenstain Bears Go on a Ghost Walk from iGameMom. Thanks, iGameMom, it was a pleasant surprise for my daughter and she really enjoyed the book.

So those are the books I received last week. It’s a list I am quite excited about. Have you read these books? What books did you receive?




  • booksnyc

    Jhumpa Lahiri’s books are amazing – have you read any yet? And I am very excited to see that new Sophie Kinsella there – love her!

  • http://www.bookloverbookreviews.com Jo @ Booklover Book Reviews

    I thought A Case of Exploding Mangoes was excellent – bold and darkly satirical writing. Enjoy!

  • http://silversolara.blogspot.com Elizabeth

    I have seen Unaccustomed Earth on a few blogs. Enjoy all your books.

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com/2012/10/mailbox-monday-10222012.html

  • http://theglassbangle.wordpress.com The Glass Bangle

    I’ve been wondering about Mohammed Hanif’s book. So glad that it’s on your list, cos now I can take a decision based on your review :)

  • http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com Tribute Books Mama
  • Kaye

    I’ve read good things about Jhumpa Lahiri and you just can’t go wrong with a Kinsella for a nice light humorous read. Have a great week and happy reading! <(")

  • http://samstillreading.wordpress.com samstillreading

    I enjoy Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham’s books – I read one a while ago and loved it. The characters were a little more sensible thasn Becky Bloomwood! Enjoy your reads :)

  • http://bermudaonion.net bermudaonion(Kathy)

    Your new books look so good! I really want to read Unaccustomed Earth.