Bookshelf Roundup: 06/11/22: 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 47North and Wunderkind PR for a finished copy of The Peacekeeper by B.L. Blanchard! I’ve meant to have started already on this alternate history mystery, but got a bit sidetracked last month with some Wyrd & Wonder books, but I’m planning on picking this up next.

With thanks also to Orbit Books for an ARC of The Oleander Sword by Tasha Suri. This is the second book of the Burning Kingdoms series and the sequel to The Jasmine Throne which I really enjoyed, so I’m looking forward to starting this one!

And from the awesome folks at Atria/Emily Bestler Books, I also received an ARC of First Born by Will Dean, a psychological thriller about dark secrets that come to light when a London woman receives word that her identical twin sister living in New York was murdered. File this one under perfect summer reading.


Not too busy in the digital pile this week, just one new audiobook from the amazing team at HarperAudio from whom I received a listening copy of Juniper & Thorn by Ava Reid, a horror gothic retelling of The Juniper Tree.


In the Shadow of Lightning by Brian McClellan (4 of 5 stars)
Blood Will Tell by Heather Chavez (3.5 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!

9 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 06/11/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I got the Oleander Sword too! Also it’s been really busy and I haven’t had time to read much. Which is disappointing. Have you ever considered just quitting your job and family so you can focus on what’s really important? Not that I’d tell them that necessarily;)

    I hope you’ve had a great week!!


  2. OOh nice! Those are all totally new to me ones! The Oleander Sword cover looks bada$$! Hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


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