Lisa’s Weekly Recap ~ 7.15.17

July 15, 2017 // Posted by Lisa in Stacking the Shelves, Weekly Recaps // 7 Comments

Weekly Recap is a weekly feature here at Lost in Literature where we discuss all things bookish from the past week!

I’ve linked to Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga at Team Tynga’s Reviews & The Sunday Post, hosted by Kim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.


Life Happenings

Hi, Friends!  Today is the 15th, which means my birthday is in TWO DAYS!!  Woo hoo!!!  I’m actually not a very big fan of my birthday.  When I was younger I LOVED it, and basically celebrated for the entire month of July.  Now that I’m older now, and in the current position I’m in, I’m really not looking forward to it too much.  I am, however, excited to have cake since my son gets soooo excited for birthday cake!  Also there’s a chance I may get a few new books for gifts, so there’s that too.  😀

How are you guys spending your summer?  Any fun activities planned?

Book Haul (For Review)

Physical Books

July has been a MASSIVE book haul month for me!!  I actually didn’t receive all of these books just in the past two weeks…  but these are the books that I’ve received in the last month or so that are on my TBR.  I KNOW!  It’s crazy!  I’m so sorry, guys… there’s just no way I could link to all of these books. (well, I guess I physically could have, I just didn’t want to.  😛 ) But if you have any questions regarding any of the books or if you aren’t able to see the title in the photo, feel free to ask me and I’m happy to provide more info for you.





A HUGE thank you to all of the amazing authors, publishers and blog tour companies for sending me these copies!!  You guys are all truly amazing!

Other Bookish Fun

I received these gorgeous Hogwarts house candles from the amazing Samantha of Half Oak Candles!!  She has an incredible monthly box up for sale right now that is Harry Potter themed!!  When you purchase the box, if you state your house she will include that candle in the box for you!  It will also include several other Harry Potter themed goodies too.  This is a box you won’t want to miss if you’re an HP fan!
Promo code: LISA10 will save you 10% off your entire order!

I received the amazing Kennedy Fox box for Checkmate: This is Dangerous and it was PACKED FULL of all kinds of goodness!!  It’s such an honor being part of the Kennedy Fox Insta Fam.  I feel so lucky to receive these amazing boxes to be a part of such an incredible group of readers.

To purchase your own Kennedy Fox box, stop by for full details!

Book Sparks Summer Reading Challenge

I’ve been taking part in the awesome Book Sparks #SRC2017 Reading Challenge this summer, and I’ve found so many new books that we’re on my radar before joining the challenge.  Are you joining?  Check out the entire reading schedule of the Book Sparks Reading Challenge and join in on the fun!

Book of the Month

I’ve been lucky enough to work with this company quite a bit this year, and I can’t say enough about them.  These are the three books I chose this month.  Visit their website Book of the Month to sign up to starting receiving your monthly book, starting at only $9.99 a month!

Subscription Boxes

Once Upon a Book Club Box – Hint for July’s box: The Best Friends Forever Club!
Promo Code: LISALOSTINLIT10 for 10% off your first box!

Nerdy Post – August’s theme is Back at Hogwarts!
Promo Code: LOSTINLIT10 for 10% off your first box!

Mark the Page – July’s theme is Escape Route!

Also available: Town of Dawn (one-time box), Godsgrave (one-time box)
Promo Code: LOSTINLIT5 for 5% off your first box!

Litcube – August’s theme is Steampunk Alice in Wonderland!
Promo Code: LOSTINLIT10 for 10% off your first box!

Stars Hollow Monthly – August boxes are currently on sale!
Promo Code: LOSTINLIT10 for 10% off your first box!

Currently Reading

Atheists Who Kneel and Pray Words in Deep Blue

Reading: Atheists Who Kneel and Pray ~ This book is AMAZING! And it was a complete surprise when it released yesterday!

Listening: Words in Deep Blue ~ I’m still making my way through this one.  I’ve had almost zero time to read lately, so even listening to audiobooks has been a challenge.  But it’s really a great story, and I’m enjoying it quite a bit.




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  • Happy early Birthday!! Yay for birthday cake 🙂 That really is a serious book haul!! Enjoy them all and have a great week!

  • Jessica @ a GREAT read

    OOoh nice! Happy early Birthday!! Cake is always a good thing! I especially like getting cookie cake from a place called Great American Cookie Co! I know it’s a chain but not sure where all they’re located! It’s the best cookie cake ever!! The icing is delicious and the cookie always soooo soft and chewy! Having a December birthday does make it hard since there’s usually Christmas cookies coming in a week later but I sill can’t resist getting one each year! LOL! Hope you have a fantastic day filled with books and cake!

    Nice new reads too! Thinking I need to just go ahead and buy Meddling Kids! I am a BIG Scooby Doo fan so a book that’s sort of Scoobyish has my name all over it! Might just need to put the order in today! LOL!

    Hope you enjoy all the new reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  • Happy early birthday!! I hope you enjoy some tasty birthday cake! Look at all those books! Wow! I hope you enjoy them all and have a great weekend!

  • Happy early birthday! <3 Wow your book haul looks amazing! Also those Hogwarts house candles look very cool. I was thinking of listening to the audiobook version of Words in Deep Blue (it's available on my school's digital library). Anyway, I'm glad you're enjoying it! I haven't read most of the books you've mentioned in your post but some of them are on my tbr! I really want to read This Savage Dawn and The Epic Crush of Genie Lo.

    Rachana @ Spun

  • Sam Kozbial

    Excuse me, I need to wipe the drool from my face. First you mention cake (Happy Early Birthday!), then you show us your haul. Impressive.

  • Charlie Anderson

    Happy birthday!! You got some major book love this week. I would be in heaven. I LOVE your HP photos! There seem to be a bunch of folks re-reading and I feel out of the loop! Have a great week!

  • sarabara081 @ Forever 17 Books

    Happy Birthday Lisa!!!! OMG look at all those new books! Super jealous of the Game Changers box! I just finished reading Trust this past weekend and I grabbed up Atheists Who Kneel and Pray too. I hope I get to read it soon because it sounds fabulous! I hope you enjoy the day and eat lots of cake! 🙂