Bookshelf Roundup: 07/23/22: 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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It seems like the entire month of July has been a never-ending cycle of health issues at the Mogsy household. Pretty much immediately after I got over my last illness, my husband and kids came down with colds, so I spent a week busy taking care of them and of course now that they’re all better, I’m sick AGAIN with whatever they’ve given me! Unfortunately, all this has taken me away from blogging and commenting, and that’s why I also missed last week’s Bookshelf Roundup because I’ve been feeling like crap for days. Even as I’m writing this, I’m trying not to cough up a lung, but believe it or not I’ve been feeling slightly better. Thank you for your patience as I continue to try and catch up with reviews and visiting your blogs. This update will encompass two weeks, but I’ll keep it short.

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!

This update is pretty much all thriller and horror! With thanks to Grand Central Publishing for an ARC of Old Country by Matt Query & Harrison Query, which follows a young couple buying their first house together, only to find our their dream home is a nightmare. Also from the publisher, I received a review copy of I Told You This Would Happen by Elaine Murphy. This one was new to me, but I love the concept of a female sleuth investigating a series of deaths that bear eerie resemblance to the murders committed by her dead sister, who unbeknownst to everyone was a serial killer.

Also thank you to Minotaur Books for a surprise copy of Do No Harm by Robert Pobi, the third book of the Lucas Page series following an ex-FBI agent who investigates a string of suicides and accidental deaths in the medical community that are actually murders.

In the digital haul, I received listening copies of Belladonna by Adalyn Grace, a YA Gothic tale of fantasy and romance, as well as Dead Water by C.A. Fletcher, about an isolated island community that gets hit with a strange affliction.

And courtesy of Macmillan Audio, I received a listening copy of Just Like Home by Sarah Gailey, which I’m fantastically excited to start!

Reviews

Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier (5 of 5 stars)
Daisy Darker by Alice Feeney (4.5 of 5 stars)
Eversion by Alastair Reynolds (4 of 5 stars)
A Prayer for the Crown-Shy by Becky Chambers (3 of 5 stars)

Roundup Highlights:

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!


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