It's been a while since I've done a Mailbox Monday post. Not that books haven't been trickling steadily into my house each week. I just haven't had my act together. I do love Mailbox Monday! I need to get myself more organized about posting.
I gave myself a little Monday motivation by creating a new Mailbox Monday picture. It isn't much to sneeze at, so I think I'll keep puttering. But it will do for now.
On with it! What books came into your house last week? These five new nonfiction books came my way and I am excited about all of them for different reasons:
The Garden in Every Sense and Season: A Year of Insights and Inspiration from My Garden by Tovah Martin is new from Timber Press.
What a great idea for a garden book! Tovah Martin describes a year in her garden broken down by season, starting with Spring, and by what is going on for each of the five senses: sight, smell, sound, touch, taste. It really gets you thinking -- and feeling -- about your garden on many levels.
This one could be a good idea for Mother's Day!
The Age of Decadence: A History of Britain: 1880-1914 by Simon Heffer is new from Pegasus Books.
There was a lot going on in Britain in the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods leading up to the First World War. Simon Heffer dives deep into this fascinating period in his new 900+ page history.
The way my husband snatched this up as soon as he saw it tells me this one may be a good idea for Father's Day.
No Modernism Without Lesbians by Diana Souhami is new from Head of Zeus.
This is the story of how four women -- Sylvia Beach, Bryher, Natalie Barney, and Gertrude Stein -- fostered the Modernist movement in Paris in the 1920s. Yes, I wanted to read it because I love the brash title!
The Last Layer of the Ocean: Kayaking Through Love and Loss on Alaska's Wild Coast by Mary Emerick is new from OSU Press.
This is Emerick's memoir about moving to the Alaskan coast when she was 38, becoming a kayak ranger, and trying to stay married to a man from another island.
On the Run: Finding the Trail Home by Catherine Doucette is also new from OSU Press.
This is another book by an adventure-seeking woman. Doucette is a backcountry skier, horseback rider, and mountaineer. In this collection of essays, she looks at how her outdoor lifestyle give her excitement and joy but has limits and requires sacrifices.
So what do you think of these Mailbox Monday books? Do any of them catch your eye?
And which do you prefer, my new Mailbox Monday picture at the top, or this original Mailbox Monday picture?
Join other book lovers on Mailbox Monday to share the books that came into your house last week. Or, if you haven't played along in a while, like me, share the books that you have acquired recently.
Mailbox Monday is hosted by Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.