Heather (Call of Duty Widow) details what she received in her mailbox this week.
I am very excited to read the books that I received in the mail this week.
1. The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins – Since everyone raves about this series, I decided to buy it for a new feature debuting later this month. It’s called “Heather Finally Reads” where I finally get around to reading all of the popular books people have been recommending to me for ages. First up is the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward. Look for the post later this month.
2. Dog Tags by David Rosenfelt – I love this author’s series about a defense lawyer named Andy Carpenter. This is the eighth book in the series and each one is a legal thriller with a lot of humor and at least one dog mixed up together. I preordered this book and I can’t wait to dive into the latest fast paced thriller. Here’s the description from David Rosenfelt’s website for Dog Tags.
A German Shepherd police dog witnesses a murder and if his owner–an Iraq war vet and former cop-turned-thief–is convicted of the crime, the dog could be put down. Few rival Andy Carpenter’s affection for dogs, and he decides to represent the poor canine. As Andy struggles to convince a judge that this dog should be set free, he discovers that the dog and his owner have become involved unwittingly in a case of much greater proportions than the one they’ve been charged with. Andy will have to call upon the unique abilities of this ex-police dog to help solve the crime and prevent a catastrophic event from taking place.
The writing is tight in these books and very entertaining. But what I really love about this author is his work with saving dogs, especially golden retrievers. Check out his website to learn how he’s helped save over 4000 dogs and has lived with up to 20 something dogs at a time. That’s devotion.
3. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn – I loved this author’s dark thriller Sharp Objects and it was such a page turner that I didn’t hesitate to order this one when I found out about it. A word of caution about either book: these are definitely not your fluffy good heroine overcomes the odds to win kind of books. The main character in Sharp Objects is a cutter, very flawed and fragile. To quote the author on her website when asked about the main character of Sharp Objects: “And she uses booze, sex, and scissors to get through the day.” From the reviews I’ve seen of Dark Places, which features a main character that witnessed her family’s murder at the tender age of 7 and testified that her brother killed them, this book promises to be just as dark as Sharp Objects. I’m looking forward to reading something other than the paranormal romance and young adult books that have been a staple in my library lately.
4. How Did You Get This Number by Sloane Crosley – This author writes personal essays about her life in New York City and is guaranteed to make you squeal with laughter. Her first book, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, made people give me the evil eye during my train commute because I couldn’t stop laughing out loud. Her books are in the vein of David Sedaris and Jen Lancaster (Two Authors that I love, btw). I plan on reading this after I read Dark Places. I have a feeling I’ll need the pick me up.
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What did you get in your mailbox??
Which one is the one you are most excited to read?
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