Bookshelf Roundup: 10/16/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads

Bookshelf Roundup is a feature I do every 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 summarize what I’ve finished reading in the last week 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.

black line

Received for Review

My thanks to the publishers and authors for the following review copies received, and be sure to click the links to their Goodreads pages for more details and full descriptions!

I always love getting Orbit book mail! Earlier this month, a finished copy of Warriors of God by Andrzej Sapkowski arrived from the publisher. This is the follow up to The Tower of Fools, which was okay. I’m too much of a fan of the author’s Witcher books to just give up on this new series though, so if I have time this fall, I wanted to give this sequel a try before I make up my mind about this trilogy.

With thanks also to Minotaur Books for the surprise arrival of Echoes of the Dead by Spencer Kope. This is the fourth installment of a series called Special Tracking Unit, but the good thing about these types of series is that their individual volumes are usually written as stand alone cases/stories. I’m kind of digging the premise of the series, which follows a world famous “tracker” known for his ability to follow a person’s trail anywhere, and in this one he is tasked to find a group of four high-profile friends who went missing in the Sierra Nevada range.

Thanks to the kind folks at Subterranean Press, I also received this gorgeous, humongous ARC of Holy Terror: Stories by Cherie Priest. This is the author’s first collection of short fiction, and weirdly, even though I’m not big on anthologies, I’m actually pretty excited about this one. I’m currently reading her book Grave Reservations and it’s reminding me of all the reasons I love her style. I’m especially interested in a couple of the standalone novellas collected in here, but there are also some stories that take place in her series like Clockwork Century.

In the digital haul, I’d like to thank HarperAudio for a tri of exciting new ALCs: Trashlands by Alison StineAny Sign of Life by Rae Carson, and The Seven Queen by Greta Kelly which I’m so excited about because I loved the first book The Frozen Crown. And I gotta know how that cliffhanger resolves!

And with thanks to Listening Library, I also received ALCs of Aurora’s End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (hard to believe the third book is upon us already) as well as ReDawn by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson, which is the second volume in the Skyward novella series. I’ve just recently reviewed the first one, so I’m ready to dive right in.


The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke (4 of 5 stars)
Sunreach by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson (3.5 of 5 stars)
Nothing But Blackened Teeth by Cassandra Khaw (3 of 5 stars)

What I’ve Been Reading

black line

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!

17 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 10/16/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I was apparently not a big enough fan of the Witcher to see me through the first book lol
    Also hmmm more than one novella. How’re you feeling about this week?


  2. Nice haul! Some new to me ones here. I hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Back when it came out I read and thoroughly enjoyed Collecting the Dead, the first book in Spencer Kope’s Special Tracking Unit series, so if you get to Echoes of the Dead I hope you enjoy it. I’d love to return to that series one of these days. It really was a well done and interesting premise.


  4. I need to make time for the Skyward novellas! I’ve heard that it’s recommended that you read them before Cytonic – curious to see what you think about that and how you like ReDawn!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: