In My Mailbox is a shared posting idea started by Kristi at The Story Siren (read all about it here: In My Mailbox) for bloggers to share the books they've gotten that week to help publicize as many titles as possible. IMM is a semi-regular feature here on Teach 8 YA Book Blog to let my students know the books to be looking for on the classroom shelves and for blog readers to know what book reviews to anticipate along with building excitement about new titles coming out. All titles link to goodreads so you can add books to your "to-read" list.
(thanks to the recommendations of hmz1505 at YA Bibliophile, an awesome middle school library media specialist here in Wisconsin)
ON THE DEVIL'S COURT by Carl Deuker
My boys love Deuker's book, Runner, so I'll get any of his books.
FIRELIGHT by Sophie Jordan
(at the Borders liquidation sale - sad they're closing, but love the discounts! Was able to get some titles I've been wanting and some that just looked fun, and a couple of second copies of really popular books in my classroom.)
CALEB + KATE by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma
HEX HALL by Rachel Hawkins
INSIDE OUT by Maria V. Snyder
IRON WITCH by Karen Mahoney
(also on my Debut Author Challenge 2011 list)
LOSER / QUEEN by Jodi Lynn Anderson
A KISS IN TIME by Alex Flinn
THE MOCKINGBIRDS by Daisy Whitney
An important book and one of the best I read last year (read my review here) - second copy since I can't keep it on my shelves because so many girls want to read it and are then recommending it to their friends. Also, Daisy is fabulous!
TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY by Jay Asher
Another second copy of a popular, important, fabulous book that was one of the best I read in 2010! You must read it if you haven't yet!
RUNNER by Carl Deuker
One of my most popular for dormant boy readers - for some of them, the first full book they've read. Can't keep it on the shelves so had to get another copy!
(Thanks to a very generous donator who was cleaning out her bookshelves, I got a box full of books donated to my classroom library on my doorstep Friday. These are a few highlights.)
STORM RUNNERS by Roland Smith
I LOVED PEAK by Smith (one of my all-time favorites), so hoping this one is a good middle grades option.
THE PRINCESS OF LAS PULGAS by C. Lee McKenzie
THE GHOST AND THE GOTH by Stacey Kade
STRINGZ by Michael Wenberg
As a former cello player, this one is very intriguing to me.
What books are you excited about this week?