Bookshelf Roundup: 04/02/22: 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!
With thanks to Subterranean Press for an ARC of Comparative Anatomy: The Best of Stephen Gallagher, a collection of thirty tales spanning the author’s distinguished career.
Huge thanks also to Union Square Co. for a review copy of The Wolf Den by Elodie Harper, which has apparently made it stateside with a US publisher and I’m so excited! I have been obsessed with everything Pompeii as of late, and I am itching to start this one.
Earlier in the week I also received an ARC of The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah, the first book of a fantasy trilogy about a thief who hunts and sells illegal magic with the help of her jinn bodyguard. As well, courtesy of their sister imprint Redhook, I received The Ballad of Perilous Graves by Alex Jennings, a lush debut of music and magic set in a fantastical version of New Orleans.
Time to dive into the digital haul! With thanks to Penguin Audio, I received Amongst Our Weapons by Ben Aaronovitch, the ninth book of the Rivers of London series which I will be listening to real soon. From Random House Audio I also received World of Warcraft: Sylvanas by Christie Golden. It’s been a while since I’ve played WoW but I can’t help but be drawn back to the stories, especially ones about the Banshee Queen, and I’m also a big fan of the author. I also couldn’t resist a thriller, so I picked up I’ll Be You by Janelle Brown because I really enjoyed the last book I read by her.
With thanks to Listening Library, I also received a listening copy of Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. Taylor, probably the first YA fantasy title that’s interested me in a long time. I would also like to thank Brilliance Audio for a review copy of Or Else by Joe Hart. I’ve read the author before, and I’m definitely excited to again with his new domestic thriller. And finally, with thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for an ALC of Gone Dark by Amanda Panitch, a YA survival thriller that has been described as Dry meets Hatchet.
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!