Bookshelf Roundup: 02/05/22: 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.

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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!

Starting this week with a trio of middle grade titles with thanks to Simon & Schuster. From their children’s imprint Aladdin, I received a finish copy of City Spies: Forbidden City by James Ponti. I’ve been reading this one to my kids before bed each night and we’re all enjoying it a lot; a review will be posted soon after we’re done. From the publisher’s McElderberry imprint, I also received a review copy of Wilderlore: The Weeping Tide by Amanda Foody, which my girls and I are probably going to read next. My oldest daughter loves marine biology and reading about sea creatures, so I think this one’s going to be amazing for her. And lastly from the publisher I also received a finished copy of Spy School: The Graphic Novel by Stuart Gibbs. The story and artwork look so fun, I’ll probably check this one out myself soon.

Moving on to more adult fare, with thanks to Redhook for a review copy of The Great Witch of Brittany by Louisa Morgan. I’m a big fan of her previous “witchy” books, so I can’t wait to dive into this one later this month. I’m also very excited about Locklands by Robert Jackson Bennett which is book three of The Founders trilogy, and I’m looking forward to reading the conclusion. My thanks to Del Rey for the ARC. And last but not least, thank you to Tor Books for a review copy of The Thousand Eyes by A.K. Larkwood, sequel to The Unspoken Name. I very much enjoyed reading about the orc assassin Csorwe in the first book, and would love to continue the series to see where it takes her next.

In the digital haul, with thanks to Macmillan Audio for an ALC of The Deepest of Secrets by Kelley Armstrong, book seven of her Rockton series which I love so much that I started this one right away! Courtesy of Simon & Schuster Audio I also received listening copies of a couple books I’ve been looking forward to, the epic fantasy Scorpica by G.R. Macallister and the horror-thriller Beneath the Stairs by Jennifer Fawcett.


Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano (4 stars)
Deep Dive by Ron Walters (4 stars)
Evershore by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson (4 stars)

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!

16 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 02/05/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. OOoh nice new reads! Lots of new to me ones! Except for Kelley’s book of course! Hope you enjoy each and every one of your new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  2. Locklands reminds me how much I wanted to try Foundryside. At least now when I finally start it I won’t have to wait for the series to be completed. 🙂


  3. GASP LOCKLANDS PHYSICAL ARCS ARE OUT???? *scrambles to write to Del Rey and beg for one* Most of the time I’m fine getting an eARC, but I have physical ARCs for the first two and would love to complete my collection!!


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