Mailbox Mondays: October 21, 2013


Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued and hosted by Gina of Book Dragon’s Lair this month.

Ooh, what a windfall of lovely books last week!

Just in time for Man Booker season, I received 2 Man Booker shortlist books.

We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo is the most colorful of the lot. On an initial skim through, it seems pretty easy reading. Whether it will be anything more, I need to read and find out.

It’s been ages since I read anything for the Japanese Literature Reading Challenge, and so I jumped at the chance to read A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki. It’s not often you get to tick off 2 reading list check boxes (Japanese literature and Man Booker) with one book 😉

In my mailbox this week

In my mailbox this week

The last book and one that I am really excited about is Night Film by Marisha Pessl. I’ve heard both good and bad things about this book, but the synopsis is so noir-ish, and so dark, and mysterious, and so my kind of book that I pounced on it all eager-beaver style. Also when I read this absolutely intriguing review, I knew I had to sign up to read this book.

Huge thanks to Penguin Random House for sending me a copy of these books to read.

Have you read these books? What do you think of them? What books did you receive last week?

  • Nice mailbox. No…I haven’t read any of these books.

    ENJOY your books and your week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  • Wonderful mailbox. Night Film sounds interesting.

    Have a great reading week!

    Here is my post.

    • Nish

      @Gautami: It’s pretty good so far. At the time of reading the book, I didn’t feel spooky or anything, but in the night I was startled by shadows 🙂

  • Such a great stack of books! I have Night Film and want to read it soon!

  • Ooh, I’ve been wanting to read Night Film; can’t wait to see how you like it.

  • Glad to see you received some potentially award winning books! Have a great week.

    • Support

      @postingfornow: Neither of the two books won, but I am sure they will be very good anyway.

      Thanks for visiting and commenting 🙂

  • I’ve heard such great things about Night Film! I hope you love it!

    • Support

      @Kathy: I started reading it over the weekend, and so far it’s very, very gripping.

  • I have the first and last book, but haven’t read either. Have read great reviews for all 3!

    • Nish

      @samstillreading: I started with Night Film and I have to say it’s very engrossing.

  • What books did I receive last week? Only the ones I bought. How / why do you ‘receive’ them?

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