In My Mailbox every Sunday. It was created by The Story Siren as a great way to share weekly hauls of books. Anyway, while TWFT isn't being avalanched (Is that a word? Should be) by books from publicists and authors, we've got a few good reads worth looking at.
First up is THE AGE OF MIRACLES by Karen Thompson Walker, which is about a girl struggling to come of age in a future when the days start getting longer, in "an era of profound uncertainty" (because obviously, no one knows what the heck's going on with the Earth and the Sun).
I had actually emailed the author's publicist Thursday. It was on my doorstep Friday morning, along with the WSJ's Friday Journal. Random House, I love you forever.
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Review to come soon!
I AM THE MESSENGER by Markus Zusak is an evergreen favorite. Whenever I get hung up on bad writing or uninspired dialogue, this book is my go-to. It's got quick pacing, lovable characters, and beautiful sentences. The subject matter's not for your average twelve-year old (I say "average" because at age twelve I'd already read Palahniuk's Lullaby), but all the same, it's a brilliant book with a powerful message. Those Printz judges make finding good books easy!