Bookshelf Roundup: 01/08/22: 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.
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!
Kicking things off this week is a super exciting new arrival, Deep Dive by Ron Walters from the amazing folks at Angry Robot! I can never resist anything to do with virtual worlds or video gaming, so I’m really looking forward to reading this one. The BiblioSanctum was also the first stop of the blog tour for this book yesterday, so if you haven’t checked out Ron’s guest post yet, you need to get on that right now!
I also want to thank Tor Books for an ARC of The Book Eaters by Sunyi Dean. If there’s one thing I love just as much as books about video games, it’s books about books! The premise of this one is rather strange but cool, though. Our main character of this story hails from an ancient line of people for whom books are food, and when they eat one, they retain all the information in it. This fantasy debut won’t be out until August so I probably won’t be starting it until closer to the release date, but I’m pretty excited already!
Thank you also to the fantastic team at Wunderkind PR and 47North for a surprise copy of The Quarter Storm by Veronica G. Henry. This one’s completely new to me, but the publisher’s description says this: “A practitioner of Vodou must test the boundaries of her powers to solve a ritual murder in New Orleans and protect everything she holds sacred.” Magic, mystery, and New Orleans, one of my favorite settings? Wow, I really hope I’ll get some time to fit this one in, because it sounds fascinating.
A couple of new audiobooks in the digitla haul this week. With thanks to Brilliance Audio, I receive a listening copy of Somebody’s Home by Kaira Rouda. Even though her thrillers are kind of cheesy, I remain a fan of hers, and this turned out to be an awesome surprise because I hadn’t even realized she had a new book out this month!
And last but not least, my thanks to Random House Audio for a listening copy of Star Wars: The Fallen Star by Claudia Gray, the latest release from The High Republic series of books. Gray has become my favorite new Star Wars author in recent years, but since this is being described as a sequel to The Rising Storm which I haven’t read yet, I’m not sure if I can just jump into this one. Still, I do plan on catching up at some point anyway.
What I’ve Been Reading
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!