Bookshelf Roundup: 05/07/22: 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!

Thank you to G.P. Putnam’s Sons for a review copy of horror/noir mashup Friend of the Devil by Stephen Lloyd. I can’t wait to start this one! Anyone who knows me knows I can’t resist any story set in elite boarding schools, though I’ve been seeing some mixed reviews and now I’m getting a little nervous.

With thanks to the amazing folks at Del Rey, I also received an ARC of The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez, who also authored the splendid novel The Vanished Birds. I hope this one will be as unique and fun to read.

Courtesy of the awesome team at Pyr, I also received The Hourglass Throne by K.D. Edwards. It feels like I’ve been waiting forever for this third book of the Tarot Sequence, even though it’s only been a few years since the last book The Hanged Man. I’m looking forward to continuing the series.

Huge thanks also to Tordotcom for sending me a review copy of Rosebud by Paul Cornell, a sci-fi locked room mystery. Enough said.

And finally, with thanks to Grand Central Publishing for The Night They Vanished by Vanessa Savage, which will satisfy my psychological thriller fix for the week. The story has a “dark tourism” element, a type of tourism that involves traveling to and visiting sites associated with death, suffering, and other macabre events.

Just one book in the digital haul, if you can believe it. Thank you to Penguin Audio for Darling Girl by Liz Michalski, because how can I say no to anything Peter Pan related?

Wyrd & Wonder 2022

The big news around the blogosphere this week is of course Wyrd & Wonder 2022, which is now live! You can check out my announcement post for my plans and what I’m hoping to read this month.


Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher (5 of 5 stars)
Tear Down the Throne by Jennifer Estep (4 of 5 stars)

Roundup Highlights:

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!

7 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 05/07/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Ooh nice new reads! I’ve been seeing a lot of Darling Girl lately! I’m definitely curious about that one! Peter Pan is one of those retellings I’m always happy to pick up! Hope you enjoy all your fantastic new reads!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


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