Bookshelf Roundup: 01/29/22: 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.

black line

Thanks to everyone who asked after me following last week’s update. Things are still a bit uncertain as I’ve been dealing with some health issues, but I’ve definitely been getting the care I need and things are being sorted out. It’s still a stressful time, but I’ve been finding comfort in my books and writing lately so the reviews should still keep flowing, albeit at a slower rate.

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!

First, my thanks to Tor Books for a review copy of Rise of the Mages by Scott Drakeford, which sort of snuck up on me out of nowhere but it sounds really good. It’s got that modern fantasy feel with a cool magic system and yet a bit of that old school quest vibe at the same time. I’m really looking forward to read it.

And a huge thanks to the amazing folks at Del Rey for sending me an ARC of In A Garden Burning Gold by Rory Power. The author has already made a name for herself with her YA horror which I’ve enjoyed, which makes me even more excited to check out her first adult fantasy novel inspired by her own Greek roots.

Also courtesy of Subterranean Press, I received an ARC of The Jade Setter of Janloon by Fonda Lee, a standalone novella set in her world of The Green Bone Saga.

Just one audiobook in the digital haul this week. With thanks to Listening Library for an ALC of League of Liars by Astrid Scholte.


Battle of the Linguist Mages by Scotto Moore (2 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!

11 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 01/29/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Rise of the Mages sounds interesting, and that’s a great cover for In a Garden Burning Gold. Take things at whatever pace you need, and I hope for a speedy and lasting recovery.


  2. Glad you’re getting the right care! Hope you continue to improve.

    Nice new reads! Those are mostly new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  3. Glad you’re getting the care you need. Stay safe and hope things continue to improve.
    I’m really curious to see what Rory Powers adult novel will be like. I didn’t realise it had Greek roots to it. Hope you enjoy your future reads and take it easy 💗💗


  4. Oh wow, I didn’t know they made physical ARCs for Jade Setter! Tor’s been really good to me these last few weeks between The Atlas Six and The Discord of Gods. Took a pass on trying for Rise of Mages but I’m keeping an eye out for your review!


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: