Books from the Backlog #185

Posted October 28, 2021 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 24 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #185Eat What You Kill by Ted Scofield
Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group on March 25, 2014
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / General
Pages: 304
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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In Eat What You Kill by Ted Scofield, Evan Stoess is a struggling young Wall Street analyst obsessed with fortune and fame. A trailer park kid who attended an exclusive prep school through a lucky twist of fate, Evan's unusual past leaves him an alien in both worlds, an outsider who desperately wants to belong. When a small stock he discovers becomes an overnight sensation, he is poised to make millions and land the girl of his dreams, but disaster strikes and he loses everything.

Two years later a mysterious firm offers Evan a chance for redemption, and he jumps at the opportunity. His new job is to short stocks—to bet against the market. But when the stock goes up and he finds himself on the brink of ruin once again, another option presents itself: murder. At a moral crossroads, Evan must ask himself—how far will a man go for money and vengeance?

Why did I add Eat What You Kill to my bookshelf?

I downloaded this book from NetGalley back in January 2014. I had only been on NetGalley for a couple of months and was still downloading more books than I could possibly read. So it is still sitting on my NetGalley shelf for more than 7 years. It’s not even a long book and it sounds promising so I would love to get it off of my tbr list as soon as possible.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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24 responses to “Books from the Backlog #185

  1. What reviewer doesn’t feel a bit overwhelmed with all the amazing titles they constantly put under our nose? Still, we do love that feeling, don’t we? 😉 I hope you’re gonna have a great time with this book soon, Carole!

  2. Debbie Haupt

    Oh this one looks really good. I hope you get a chance to read it someday soon especially if it’s short

  3. That does sound like quite the story. I took out so many when I first got on Net Galley. Sometimes I slip up these days, but mostly I request what I think I can reasonably read. Hope you get the chance on this one, soon. 🙂

  4. I hope you get a chance to read it at some point. I restrict myself to 3 books from NetGalley and don’t request more until I’ve written the reviews for those.

  5. I definitely feel you on those books on NG that have been in your archives for seven years (I had the same issue too) Its so hard when you are first on NG and get approved for so many books and then you have too many to read haha

    Sounds so interesting though, the title alone has me curious. Hope you are able to get to it quickly and that its a satisfying one.

    • When I first started NetGalley, I thought that if I wasn’t approved in the first few weeks than I wouldn’t be…then I got buried under some late approvals on top of over-requesting and the rest is history.

  6. It’s cool you are getting some of these reviewed now. It may not be the publisher’s original intention but could be a revival of a book after a decade. There are some gems out there from years ago which I still need to read.

    • I am down to my last 2 books on Edelweiss so I am going to try to focus my energy on NetGalley as we move into next year. I think that reviewing might be more fun if I actually get caught up!

  7. This sounds intriguing and I’ve definitely fallen victim to over-requesting on NetGalley! I have so many books lurking on the NetGalley shelf!

  8. i downloaded off of amazon. it’s funny but i feel i owe it to everyone of them to read them. HA HA HA HA i’d have to be immortal!!!!!! because i just can’t stop myself from adding more.
    sherry @ fundinmental