Bookshelf Roundup: 07/02/22: 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 Tordotcom for sending me a copy of A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland. Not my usual kind of read, but I’m sure when the mood for a queer fantasy romance strikes, I’ll be glad to have this. I was also very excited to receive a review copy of The Swell by Allie Reynolds from the kind folks at G.P. Putnum’s Sons. The same author’s debut Shiver was a thriller I absolutely loved, and I cannot wait to check out her sophomore novel. And finally, another exciting arrival, this time from Starscape. Bastille and the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson is the sixth and final book of the middle grade series Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians and I have been waiting a long time to see how it’s going to end.
In the digital haul this week, with thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for a listening copy of The Last to Vanish by Megan Miranda, a thriller that opens with the disappearance of a journalist investigating a string of missing persons cases in a small resort town. Also thanks to Listening Library for a listening copy of Go Hunt Me by Kelly deVos, a YA horror following a group of friends on their dream trip to a remote Romanian castle, where they end up being killed one by one. And with thanks to Harper Audio for ALCs of Eclipse the Moon by Jessie Mihalik, the next installment of her Starlight’s Shadow series, as well as The Pallbearers Club by Paul Tremblay, the author’s newest psychological thriller.
The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager (4 of 5 stars)
Friend of the Devil by Stephen Lloyd (3 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!
Interested to hear about tBattles and Lattes, pretty sure it involves some D&D references.
OOh nice! I got a copy of Eclipse the Moon this week too! As soon as I finish my current read that one is up next! Hope you enjoy all of your new reads!
My StS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!
Have a GREAT day!
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If you review the final Alcatraz book, please do so in a fashion that other people (ie, me) don’t need to read the book after the review. I’m pretty unhappy with Sanderson fobbing this off onto a co-writer AND changing the name like that.
There are at least a few authors here I’m curious to try: Allie Reynolds, Megan Miranda and Paul Tremblay.
The Swell looks awesome. I’ve been eyeing that one… and I love that cover of the new Megan Miranda book too. I’ve only read one of hers…
My goal is to read “Legends & Lattes” by the end of the summer. I swear, it feels like I’m the only one who hasn’t read it yet; and yes, I bought the ebook!
I didn’t have a single one of these on my list. So you’re anticipating the final Alcatraz one, that’s something. I hope it lives up to your expectations! Any of the others you’d recommend yet?
I’m curious about Things We Do in the Dark – look forward to your thoughts on that one.
I have heard great things about Jennifer Hillier’s books!
Loving the cover of Bastille and the Evil Librarians, lol! Looks fun.
I am listening to Mihalik now :=D
Oh many little intriguing little things!