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Shelf Control and Books from the Backlog #5



These mid-week memes suit me well because they provide me a quick reminder to check my own shelves and see what interesting books are lingering there. How about you? Why don't you feature one of your shelf books and see if that helps you decide to read it or toss it.


Shelf Control and Books From the Backlog #5

Both of these memes target a particular problem of mine - reading books I already own. Like many of you, I'm sure, I can't stop adding to what I already own and my stacks grow while my pocketbook shrinks!


Shelf Control is hosted by Lisa at Bookshelf Fantasies. Every Wednesday you have the opportunity to peruse your shelves and share one that is STILL sitting there. Details here. I may not make it EVERY Wednesday, but I'm interested because my shelves are TOO full.


Books From the Backlog is hosted by Carole's Random Life and, similar to Shelf Control, it's about acknowledging and READING something I already own. Posted weekly on Thursdays, just visit the link, leave a link to your post about a book you have on your shelves that you'd like to read sooner rather than later.


Part of the pile on my nightstand is this ARC (which actually published in April!):


Doctor Glass by Louise Worthington

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Published: March 2020; 371 pages


The tagline on the cover is: The Silent Patient meets Misery

from Goodreads:

Psychotherapist Emma-Jane Glass has prioritized work over leisure for far too long. She does whatever it takes to help her clients, and it's bordering on professional obsession. When she publishes a controversial article about unstable mothers murdering their children, an anonymous letter arrives on her doorstep:


I will expose you.

Then, I will mutilate you…

Wait for me.


After she is abducted into the night, Doctor Glass finds herself at the mercy of a dangerous sociopath. But being a relentless doctor of the mind, she feels an urge to help her fragile captor, even if it might shatter her sanity-and her life. It becomes a game of survival, and only one mind can win.


For fans of deeply layered thrillers by Ruth Ware, Tana French, and Alex Michaelides comes the newest voice in psychological fiction.

CONTENT GUIDANCE: This novel explores aspects of psychology and mental health and contains depictions of self-harm, alcohol abuse, eating disorders, and suicide. Please read with care.


I received this book as a gift from the publisher in July, so it hasn't been on my shelf t-o-o long, but I feel guilty every time I pass it over for another book. I think I accepted the publisher request because of the tagline - I enjoyed both of those books. The trigger warnings definitely make it sound dark - I'll see......


Hope you join the fun and share what's been lingering a LONG time on your shelves. Happy Reading.




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