Monday, April 2, 2012

Mailbox Monday - my book club's picks

Mailbox Monday started by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do). This month Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Cindy at Cindy's Love of Books. Stop by there to check out everyone else's mailboxes.

My mailbox all came from an Amazon order I placed for my local book club's next few months of picks. I'm excited about all of them, I think these are good picks! Here's what we're reading....

For April....
From Goodreads: The year is 1929, and newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton travel from Boston to the North Carolina mountains where they plan to create a timber empire. Although George has already lived in the camp long enough to father an illegitimate child, Serena is new to the mountains—but she soon shows herself to be the equal of any man, overseeing crews, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving her husband's life in the wilderness. Together this lord and lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish all who fall out of favor. Yet when Serena learns that she will never bear a child, she sets out to murder the son George fathered without her. Mother and child begin a struggle for their lives, and when Serena suspects George is protecting his illegitimate family, the Pembertons' intense, passionate marriage starts to unravel as the story moves toward its shocking reckoning.


For May.....
From Goodreads: Marion and Shiva Stone are twin brothers born of a secret union between a beautiful Indian nun and a brash British surgeon. Orphaned by their mother’s death and their father’s disappearance, bound together by a preternatural connection and a shared fascination with medicine, the twins come of age as Ethiopia hovers on the brink of revolution. Moving from Addis Ababa to New York City and back again, Cutting for Stone is an unforgettable story of love and betrayal, medicine and ordinary miracles—and two brothers whose fates are forever intertwined.

For June......
From Goodreads: This first novel in a new trilogy from bestselling author Trigiani offers a heartwarming and hilarious story of Valentine Roncalli and the decades-old family business she struggles to save, finding love and the life she wants along the way.

7 comments:

bermudaonion said...

You should come here and go to the Ron Rash lunch with me on May 24th. My book club read Cutting for Stone. A lot of people loved it, but it was just okay for me. We did have a great discussion at our meeting though, so I think it's a great pick.

Mrs Q Book Addict said...

Oh, so many good books! Cutting for Stones is on my tbr list. Happy reading!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I think the Ron Rash book looks interesting. And I loved Very Valentine. Have a good week!

Tribute Books Mama said...

Good reading ahead this week.

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Cindy said...

I really need to read Very Valentine. I have it sitting on my TBR pile. Thanks for stopping by and linking to the IMM post.

reviewsbylola said...

I loved Cutting for Stone, as did my book club. I bought Serena some time ago and never got around to reading it. I look forward to your thoughts on it.

Mystica said...

I put off taking the Verghese book only because it was so very big! my mistake. Thank you for visiting my blog.