Bookshelf Roundup: 07/09/22: 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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Reviews and content have been light this week, and I’ve also fallen behind on commenting because I’ve been feeling under the weather. I’m still not a hundred percent, but the extra downtime has allowed me to get a lot more reading done, and I hope to get all the reviews up in the following weeks.

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!

This week, my haul is from the kind folks at Minotaur Books! And we start with not just one but two dog-themed books, Holy Chow by David Rosenfelt and The Lost by Jeffrey B. Burton. They’re both later installments of their respective mystery series, but I believe they can be read as a standalones. And the third book that came was Peril at the Exposition by Nev March, the second book of a historical mystery thriller series. These were all surprise arrivals, and if I can find some time this month I’d really like to try some of them, especially the doggie mysteries.

Continuing my mystery thriller streak, from Penguin Audio I received a listening copy of The Retreat by Sarah Pearse, the follow up to The Sanatorium, a locked-room remote chilly setting mystery I read last year. I wasn’t exactly swept off my feet by the first book, but apparently from the reviews I’ve seen, this one’s much better. It’s worth a try at least. From the publisher I also received a review copy of One of the Girls by Lucy Clarke, a psychological thriller following a doomed bachelorette party on an alluring Greek island. Changing to the fantasy genre, I also added a couple of late audiobook releases from May, including Her Majesty’s Royal Coven by Juno Dawson and Heroic Hearts edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie L. Hughes.


Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree (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!

8 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 07/09/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Hope you feel better soon.
    My coworker watched his grandkids the week before the 4th and go some sort of super nasty cold. Of course he came to work coughing and sneezing. So I got it and was really out of it for the whole holiday weekend, boooo! And then I even called out of work on tuesday because I felt so crappy.
    Even now I’m still coughing. Good times, right?


  2. I think I have the first Jeffery B Burton book from Netgalley but never got to read it🙁 It’s so hard to resist books with dogs on the cover, lol. Hope you feel better soon, Steff!


  3. Hope you feel better soon! It’s never fun having a cold for a reader. It always makes it harder for me to read as well. Depending on the severity I usually try to power through though. Lol.

    Nice new reads! These are all new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  4. Sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather. I’m hoping that continues to change for the better. I’m curious to read your thoughts on Daisy Darker. The blurb had me interested and it appears you really enjoyed it. 🙂


  5. I hope you feel better soon. I’ve been suffering from the flu for the past week and it’s not fun. Those dog mysteries look very interesting. I hope you’ll have the time to read them.


  6. Peril at the Exposition looks great. I need the new Lucy Clarke since I loved her book the Blue. I do want to try The Retreat, and The Swell also.


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