Happy Saturday, reading friends! 💜 Stacking The Shelves is a weekly prompt hosted by Marlene of Reading Reality where we share the books we’re adding to our shelves, whether they’re physical or virtual. I heavily utilize my local library, so the books I showcase here may be either newly borrowed or newly owned. 😊
I’ve had another slow week in terms of stacking my shelves. I’m in the middle of a couple books now and I’m always careful not to overload myself on new books or library borrows. I know it’s odd for a bookworm to not buy a ton of books, but I find myself overwhelmed easily if I have too many “to be read soon” books. I did add a couple books this week though! 💜
When I reviewed Lapvona (Book Review: Lapvona), I had a couple people recommend me some other dark/disturbing books because I said I really tend to enjoy gritty books like that. I picked up a couple of the books that were recommended to me on my Booksta review.
- Penpal by Dathan Auerbach. This book follows a man attempting to reconstruct the horrifying story of his life through fragmented memories. The book actually started as a series of posts on the r/nosleep subreddit which ended with a kickstarter campaign to fund a full book. I’ve heard that it’s really creepy so I’m looking forward to checking it out for myself!
- Head Like A Hole by Andrew Van Wey. I’m in love with the cover for this book! I had never heard of it and it just released a few weeks ago, but it sounds like fun. The setting for this book is mid-nineties New England where a fisherman finds discovers the possessed remains of a young woman who exacts terror on a group of friends. I’m not sure what to expect from this one because it doesn’t have many reviews yet, but the 90s nostalgia alone sounds great!
Have you read any of the books that are new to my shelves? If so, what did you think and if not are you interested in reading any of them?
Have a great weekend! I’ll see you in your blogs. ❤
6 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves – Oct 22”
I haven’t heard of either of then, but Penpal sounds delightfully creepy!
I don’t like my books to be too disturbing but the cover of Head Like a Hole is brilliant
They sound like interesting books.
I understand what you mean by feeling overwhelmed. I get books gradually and still get overwhelmed. I have about 105 on my shelves that I haven’t read 😶
Have a great weekend!
Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
I can certainly understand being overwhelmed by too many “read right now” books. Glad you’ve been able to limit the new books you brought in.
It is easy to feel overwhelmed when there are deadlines on books (or reviews!). There are not my type of books but I hope you enjoy them!
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