Mogsy’s Bookshelf Roundup: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads

Bookshelf Roundup is a feature I do every other weekend which fills the role of several blog memes, like Stacking the Shelves where I talk about the new books I’ve added to my library or received for review, as well as It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? where I round up what I’ve read since the last update and what I’m planning to read soon. Mostly it also serves as a recap post, so sometimes I’ll throw in stuff like reading challenge progress reports, book lists, and other random bookish thoughts or announcements.

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Welcome to Bookshelf Roundup, the On-The-Road edition! As you can see I’m vacationing in Canada at the moment, and this being my first time back home in almost ten years, I’m very excited. I know I haven’t been around to visit everyone’s blogs, but I promise to catch up and comment again once I get back. Since this is also a pre-scheduled post, with my physical copies at home and the post office holding some book packages for me, I’ll be featuring only my digital book haul this week. As a result, this is going to be a shorter update, but as always I’d like to thank the publishers and authors for the review copies received. For more details and full descriptions of the books, be sure to check out the links to their Goodreads pages!

Received for Review



My thanks to HarperVoyager for the following eARCs: Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers is the third book in the Wayfarers sequence, once again featuring new characters in a new adventure so presumably it can be read as a standalone like the previous installments. I love this universe and I can’t wait to return to it! I also received Temper by Nicky Drayden which I’m really excited about – I still want to read her book The Prey of Gods which came out last year, but figured that I’ll try to get to this one first.

From NetGalley, I requested Seventh Born by Monica Sanz because I was intrigued after reading its description. My thanks to Entangled: Teen for approving me; they sure have been putting out a lot of really good looking titles lately!

In the audiobook pile, I received The Raptor & the Wren by Chuck Wendig from the awesome folks at Audible Studios. Feels like I’ve been waiting forever for this fifth book in the Miriam Black series to come out in audio, and it was finally released earlier this month. And courtesy of Listening Library, I was also lucky enough to snag an advance listening copy of Dance of Thieves by Mary E. Pearson. I’ve enjoyed her books in the past and I’m looking forward to reading more!


A list of my reviews posted since the last update:

Starless by Jacqueline Carey (4.5 of 5 stars)
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (3.5 of 5 stars)
Damselfly by Chandra Prasad (3.5 of 5 stars)
Born to the Blade created by Michael R. Underwood (3 of 5 stars)
The Oddling Prince by Nancy Springer (3 of 5 stars)
The Singularity Trap by Dennis E. Taylor (3 of 5 stars)
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay (3 of 5 stars)

Roundup Highlights:

What I’ve Read Since the Last Update

Here’s what I’ve managed to “unstack” from the TBR since the last update. More reviews coming soon!



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Have you heard of or read any of the books featured this week? What caught your eye? Any new discoveries? I hope you found something interesting for a future read! Let me know what you plan on checking out. Until next time, see you next Roundup!:)

34 Comments on “Mogsy’s Bookshelf Roundup: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. OOh nice new reads! I loved Dance of Thieves! I read it, not listened to it but I loved it all the same! Hope you will too, along with all your other new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  2. I’m definitely going to check out Seventh Born, it’s new to me! Yes, I agree, Entangled Teen has really been stepping up their game lately😁


  3. Oooh, you finished Trail of Lightning! I really hope you enjoyed it and am looking forward to your review, since that’s a book I’ve had my eye on lately.

    Btw I finished Madeline Miller’s Circe the other night… and LOVED it! It’s definitely a contender for my favorite new book of the year. So thanks for reviewing it and bringing it to my attention. 🙂

    Hope you’re having a good time in Canada!


    • My ToL review went up yesterday, in case you missed it! And I’m so glad you enjoyed Circe! I had heard about Miller’s Song of Achilles but didn’t really pay much attention then to be honest. But a lot of people I knew praised her writing, so I decided to check out Circe when it came out. Really blew me away! Definitely going to be checking out her work from now on.

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  4. I see you’re right next door right now (Toronto)! Do you plan on checking out other cities during your trip? 😮 Also got to mention how pretty Dance of Thieves is. Have a safe one and happy reading! 🙂


    • We just went to Niagara Falls and Toronto, because that’s where I used to live. We were only gone for a week, so no time to check out any more cities unfortunately! Next time though, I’m sure we will! I’d love more chances to show my kids the country where mom grew up 🙂

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  5. Really love that cover for Dance of Thieves. Those are the kinds of covers that make me pick up a book off of a shelf. 🙂 So excited for the next Chambers book! I may have to push all my other reading to the side when mine comes in. 🙂


  6. Oh wow, going home after 10 years? I thought my going home every six months was too long. 😂 Terrific wrap-up! Temper looks really cool, so I hope you enjoy it, and I can’t wait to read your review for Spinning Silver! 😀


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