Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/30

Well folks, it looks like September really is almost over, which hopefully means cooler weather down in Hotlanta and a month dedicated to scary books on the horizon! This week flew by at our house, which means I got behind on everything blog related and am hoping as I scurry to post this that I’m not forgetting anything important. No giveaway wins this week, so I’ll be substituting with other book mail and goodwill purchases. 🙂 I finished reading The Last Time She Saw Him by Jane Haseldine and will be getting my review up soon. I’m still reading Poinsonfeather as listed last week, and added a couple of new books to my currently reading stack.


This was a highly anticipated read for me, as I am infatuated with Eskens writing. I loved his previous two books, The Life We Bury and The Guise of Another, so I was thrilled when I found out he was publishing this one and that it featured a few characters from his first book. I’m only about 100 pages in, but so far the writing is rich and full bodied; his books are worth savoring and enjoying to the max, so I’m pacing myself as to not rush through it to be left with a book hangover for another year. This one comes out on 10/04 by Prometheus books!


YAY! YAY! YAY! I was so excited and blown away by how quickly my library got this one in. I haven’t had the chance to start it yet, but I’m hoping to carve aside some time this weekend and make a good dent in it. Six of Crows left off in a good place; it wasn’t a cliffhanger so terrible that you screamed and threw the book across the room (of course I’ve never done that…), but it did leave you craving the next installment and I need some more Jesper in my life. It’s officially out now so buy it or request it from your local library!

Buddy Bookmail:


My fellow book blogger and buddy Amy over at Novelgossip sent me some fun book mail this week and I’m super grateful! The are all books I did not have, but wanted, and look at the super cute notepad and pen! I ordered 5 more pens because it writes so well! 🙂 I can’t wait to dive into these Amy; thanks for spoiling me rotten!




Janky Unedited Picture



One of my favorite spots to buy used books is Goodwill! I seem to always find those older books, you know, the ones you’ve always meant to read but never got around to? Well I found some! The bottom two are for my sissy and the top two are for me.






Originally found on Instagram @chelseahumphrey

Yay for more books from Minotaur! These all look fantastic, but I was particularly taken with the one on the far right called Blue Light Yokohama. It’s a debut crime fiction set in Japan that sounds completely engrossing. L to R- Inherit the Bones by Emily LittleJohn coming 11/2016, A Divided Spy by Charles Cumming coming 02/2017 (previously published in the UK this past summer), and Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon coming 03/2017.



Super excited to have received this from Pegasus books this week! This is another book that was published previously in the UK but is just now making its way over to the US. I have loved Tammy Cohen’s previous books and know this one will be fantastic as well. I was warned that I may poop my pants upon the ending, so maybe I should invest in some adult diapers until I make it through?



That’s it for this week guys! Have you read any of the above books? Is there something you’d like to see reviewed that I haven’t posted yet? Let me know and hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


About The Suspense Is Thrilling Me

Chelsea is a happily married mother of two who's love of mysteries can be traced back to her first Nancy Drew experience. When not reading and writing book reviews, she likes to drink wine in her jammies and pretend that she exercises.
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6 Responses to Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/30

  1. TeacherofYA says:

    I love this book pen pal thing! I am trying to do that with some friends!
    I think it would be awesome.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Goodwill is my favorite place to buy used books too! At my local Goodwill, all hardbacks are $1.99 and paperbacks are $0.99. You can’t beat it 😊

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  3. FictionFan says:

    Loved Dying for Christmas, and I reckon it might be just your kind of thing – enjoy! 🙂


  4. novelgossip says:

    I love that you ordered more pens 😂 They’re the best though.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. susieqlaw says:

    Lots of great books! Happy reading!

    Liked by 1 person

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