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.
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.
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!