Sunday, July 12, 2009

In My Mailbox (8)

Here's what I got in the last two weeks:


What’s Eating Gilbert Grape-Peter Hedges
Gilbert Grape hates his life. At 24, he's still living at home in the boring small town of Endora, Iowa, working a part time job as a clerk in a failing family owned grocery store. His long suffering older sister is always on his case, his young sister likes to pretend he doesn't exist, and his mother hasn't left the house in years. And then there's Arnie, Gilbert's retarded 17 year old brother, whom he loves and yet resents. But things are changing in Endora. As Arnie's milestone 18th birthday approaches, and with it all of the Grapes and a mysterious, unassuming girl who has Gilbert as confused as ever, he might just begin to see his family in a whole new light.

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood-Rebecca Wells
The Ya-Yas are the wild circle of girls who swirl around the narrator Siddalee's mama, Vivi, whose vivid voice is "part Scarlett, part Katharine Hepburn, part Tallulah." The Ya-Yas broke the no-booze rule at the cotillion, skinny-dipped their way to jail in the town water tower, disrupted the Shirley Temple look-alike contest, and bonded for life because, as one says, "It's so much fun being a bad girl!" Siddalee must repair her busted relationship with Vivi by reading a half-century's worth of letters and clippings contained in the Ya-Ya Sisterhood's packet of "Divine Secrets." It's a contrived premise, but the secrets are really fun to learn.


Bad Girls Don’t Die-Katie Alender
There’s something wrong with anti-social Alexis’ younger sister, Kasey. Not only is she a doll-crazed 13 year old, but sometimes her blue eyes go green, she uses odd, old-fashioned language, and even loses track of chunks of time. Is it just in Alexis’ head, or is her sister possessed?

Crash into Me-Albert Borris
Four suicidal teenagers go on a “celebrity suicide road trip”, visiting the graves of famous people who have killed themselves, with the intention of ending their lives in Death Valley, California.

Killer-Sara Shepard
Rosewood’s four prettiest girls keep a million deadly secrets…and they’ll do anything to make sure they stay buried.

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi at The Story Siren, who was inspired by Alea at Pop Culture Junkie


Windowpane Memoirs said...

I’m curious about Crash into Me By: Albert Borris. Let me know if you like it. Enjoy your books.


Rebecca said...

Great books you got. I didn't know that What's Eating Gilbert Grape was a book. Enjoy.

vvb32 reads said...

i like your bought books. i think you'll like the ya ya's book. it had funny moments.

prophecygirl said...

I got Bad Girls.. too. It looks really good. Hope you enjoy!

So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I love the Pretty Little Liars series and Crash Into Me sounds great. Enjoy!