Bookshelf Roundup: 07/31/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads

Bookshelf Roundup is a feature I do every weekend which fills the role of several blog memes, like Stacking the Shelves where I talk about the new books I’ve added to my library or received for review, as well as It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? where I summarize what I’ve finished reading in the last week and what I’m planning to read soon. Mostly it also serves as a recap post, so sometimes I’ll throw in stuff like reading challenge progress reports, book lists, and other random bookish thoughts or announcements.

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Health update: So apparently, I got both bronchitis and laryngitis which explains why I was feeling like such crap. This past week has been brutal. Even though I stopped being sick a while ago, a lingering cough remains and still gets pretty bad. It’s taken a toll on me physically as a result, and I also haven’t been sleeping well. I’ve lost my voice. So I pretty much took the week off from everything not related to work and real-life obligations, which included reading and blogging, but this is the week I hope to feel rested enough to finally get back in the saddle again.

Received for Review

My thanks to the publishers and authors for the following review copies received, and be sure to click the links to their Goodreads pages for more details and full descriptions!

First up, a huge thanks to Tor Nightfire or a sending me an ARC of Lute by Jennifer Thorne! You may remember this book from a recent Waiting on Wednesday in which I gushed about how excited I am to check out this atmospheric horror.

With thanks to Titan Books I also received a review copy of Ricky’s Hand by David Quantick. This one just sounds so crazy weird and awesome, and from my experience with the author’s books, he’s definitely going to do this one justice.

Also thanks to the kind folks at Minotaur Books for a finished copy of The Blame Game by Sandie Jones. This will be my fourth book by the author, and her thrillers never disappoint!

And earlier this week, courtesy of Union Square came this exciting arrival in the form of The House with the Golden Door by Elodie Harper, the sequel to The Wolf Den! AHHHHH, I can’t wait to continue this series!

A couple of new audiobooks in the digital haul, with thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio. It’s horror galore with The Babysitter Lives by Stephen Graham Jones, which is an exclusive in audio so of course I couldn’t say no! I also could not resist requesting Fairy Tale by Stephen King. I haven’t been this intrigued by a new release by him in quite a while.


The Pallbearers’ Club by Paul Tremblay (3 of 5 stars)

What I’ve Been Reading

Have you heard of or read any of the books featured this week? What caught your eye? Any new discoveries? I hope you found something interesting for a future read!

16 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 07/31/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Oh, both at the same time?!? No wonder you got your ass handed to you then. That is terrible and you have my sympathies!
    I hope your recovery to full health will be quick. When I got covid I had a lingering cough for almost a month afterwards. Thankfully, it wasn’t a wracking one. Yours sounds like it is like that 😦

    Take another week or two off from blogging. We’re not going anywhere after all 🙂


  2. Oh noes, hope you’re back to fighting fit asap!
    For some reason, I always feel so surprised at another Stephen King release. Maybe ‘cos I was such a follower in my teens.


  3. Oh no! Double whammy! I hope you’re feeling better now! That’s a bummer when you can’t even relax with a book but totally understand when you’re that sick not much beyond the absolute necessary gets done.

    Nice new reads! These are new to me ones but I hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  4. Ahh, the delights of recuperating and recovery – just don’t rush things.
    I hope you love the Elodie Harper book, I really enjoyed it and can’t wait to see what comes next.
    Lynn 😀


  5. Wow, neither bronchitis nor laryngitis is any fun, but to have both? Argh! Glad to hear you’re getting better. I hope that continues. I’m looking forward to reading your thoughts on Just Like Home to see how they compare with mine. Take care!!


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