Bookshelf Roundup: 10/30/21: 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.

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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!

Super short update this week, as there were only two recent new arrivals in the mailbox and nothing to add to the digital haul, which is actually quite amazing. Maybe I’m just getting better at controlling my requesting impulses? (Nah!) 🙂 Anyway, with thanks to Subterranean Press for an ARC of The Long Game by K.J. Parker is a novella which tells the story of an adept who over time develops a bond with a demon that his order is charged to oppose.

Next, my thanks to the kind folks at Ballantine Books for sending along this gorgeous copy of Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline in celebration of the novel’s upcoming paperback release. Just in time for Sci-Fi Month, in early November we’ll also be hosting a giveaway for your chance to win your own copy, so stay tuned!


Grave Reservations by Cherie Priest (5 of 5 stars)
The House of Dust by Noah Broyles (3 stars)

Roundup Highlights:

What I’ve Been Reading

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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!

15 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 10/30/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I’m looking forward to what you thought of These Silent Woods. Not terribly interested in reading Ready Player Two, but I do love that cover! I’m assuming you kept it pretty quick this week because of Halloween tomorrow, and the fact that you’ve a couple of kids… 😁


    • Oh These Silent Woods just killed me. I loved it 🙂 Hopefully I’ll get a review up soon.

      And yeah, it was a busy weekend, had to get the costumes together and trick or treating and handing out candy and all that jazz. Glad to have a couple weeks downtime now until things get ramped up for the holidays 😀

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  2. I shall be reviewing The Hidden soon – I really enjoyed it so can’t wait to see what you thought. Now reading the Lighthouse Witches which I’m also really enjoying.
    Lynn 😀


  3. Ooh nice! Those are new to me ones. I hope you enjoy them once you get to read them!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  4. I was really happy to hear you enjoyed These Silent Woods. I very much enjoyed that one, as well. I think I’ve mostly lost my interest in trying Ready Player Two, but who knows, I’ve been know to change my mind (again) before. 🙂


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