Bookshelf Roundup: 06/04/22: 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 Minotaur Books for a review copy of the new thriller The Gatekeeper by James Byrne, which follows a retired mercenary as he tries to thwart an attack on the hotel he’s staying at. This sounds completely insane and entertaining, just in time for summer reading.

Also thanks to Redhook for an ARC of The Book of Gothel by Mary McMyne, a retelling of Rapunzel by giving the backstory of the witch. I love different takes on classic fairy tales, so this one is a definite must-read.

With thanks also to Tor Books for a surprise ARC of The Genesis of Misery by Neon Yang. I didn’t really know much about this one and it wasn’t on any of my lists, but it’s a sci-fi space fantasy so I’m open to giving it a try.

And finally my thanks to Union Square Co. for an ARC of Wrath by Sharon Moalem and Daniel Kraus. I confess I was mostly interested in this because of Kraus’ involvement, but the more I find out about it, the more interested I am! Especially in its tagline, “A terrifying cautionary tale of today’s science fun amok!”

In the digital haul, with thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for The Dawnhounds by Sascha Stronach, following a police officer who is murdered and then brought back to life by an ancient power. Thank you also to Penguin Audio for a listening copy of The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read so far by the author, so I’m hoping this one will be a winner too. Last but not least, thank you to Macmillan Audio for Outside by Ragnar Jonasson. Yay for thrillers set in remote cold places!


The Night They Vanished by Vanessa Savage (4 of 5 stars)
Just Like Mother by Anne Heltzel (4 of 5 stars)

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: 06/04/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Ooh nice! Those are all new to me ones! I hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  2. I think the only two I’m familiar with, or all that I remember anyway, are The Book of Gothel and Outside, because both have been available as giveaways. So lots of new stories to look into. 🙂


  3. I was looking at the Riley Sager, but my first book by the author was Survive the Night and it didn’t really work well for me. I hope it works well for you and look forward to reading your review.
    Lynn 😀


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