Mailbox Mondays: May 05


Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued.

I’ve been a little picky over the books I accept for review in the last couple of months. I have been a little tired with the books for review thing preferring to read my own books on my time.

But even I could not resist when such interesting books came my way!

So, when I came back after a wonderful vacation, these are the books that I found waiting for me.

Books I got last week

Books I got last week

I am most excited about Adopted Miracles by Anamika Mukherjee who is a close friend of mine. It’s a memoir about her family’s journey towards adopting their twin daughters. It feels a bit odd to tell you the truth to read such a personal account about someone you know so very well, but I am sure I”ll enjoy it very much just the same. You know why? Because she’s a fantastic writer. I skimmed through sections of the book, and it looks and reads terrific.

So, Adopted Miracles was the book that got me back into the rabbit hole of accepting books for review again. The next book that came my way was The Mother-in-Law Cure by Farha Z.Hasan. I don’t know much about the book but it’s billed as a modern-day fairy tale set in Lahore, and a description like that is hard to ignore, right?

And then came Afterburn | Aftershock by Sylvia Day. These are actually two books in one with Aftershock continuing the love story of Jax and Gianna that starts in Afterburn. Again, I don’t know too much about the book. But it’s rare (I think) in the romance world to have more than one book devoted to a single couple so I assume the first book at least is quite popular. Plus, the books are quite short, so I think this will work fine for some light-hearted reading.


I received The Son by Jo Nesbo just the day before I left on vacation. I tossed it into my travel bag and had a thoroughly lovely time reading it. Jo Nesbo is fast turning out into one of my dependable writers. I think I can read anything he writes.

I received some more books too last week, but there seems to be a mix-up with the mails, with the books going to my old home address. I need to sort out that confusion before I include those books in this week’s mailbox.

Looks like May is going to be a packed reading month.

What books did you receive last week? What books are you looking forward to reading?

7 Responses
  • Silver's Reviews
    May 6, 2014

    Wonder what The Mother-in-Law Cure is about. 🙂

    ENJOY your reading week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  • readingtheend
    May 6, 2014

    I didn’t get anything in the mail this week, BUT my library hold on Cinder finally came in! Hurrah! I haven’t read a trashy YA book in way too long, and I am mightily looking forward to this one.

  • Jen @ Book Scribbles
    May 6, 2014

    Adopted Miracles is intrigues me! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. I’m really, REALLY hoping to read a book called Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto. Waiting to see if my NetGalley request is granted!

  • Judith (Leeswammes)
    May 6, 2014

    I’m also much more choosy these days about review books as I haven’t got so much time now plus a BIG tbr! Happy reading1

  • bermudaonion(Kathy)
    May 5, 2014

    How exciting to be reading a memoir from a dear friend!

    • Nishita
      May 5, 2014

      yes @bermudaonion_kathy:disqus I’m really looking forward to it 🙂

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