Bookshelf Roundup: 09/11/22: 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.
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!
Kicking off the haul this week, with thanks to Del Rey for a copy of The Golden Enclave by Naomi Novik, book three of Scholomance. I confess, I wasn’t fully on board with this series at first, but the second book really turned things around and I adored it! I can’t wait to see how this trilogy will end. Thank you also to Starscape for a finished copy of Bastille vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson, the sixth and final book of Alcatraz and the Evil Librarians. It’s been a long time coming for this one, and I’m happy to say my review will be posted next week. Also a big thank you to the kind folks at Saga Press for sending me an ARC of Don’t Fear the Reaper by Stephen Graham Jones, the follow-up to My Heart is a Chainsaw.
Courtesy of the amazing team at Tordotcom, I also received the following: a review copy of High Time in the Low Parliament by Kelly Robson and an ARC of Wild Massive by Scotto Moore. And with thanks to Minotaur Books for a copy of These Silent Woods by Kimi Cunningham Grant. As you might recall, I loved this book when it came out last year, and now the paperback edition is being released.
And a real treat arrived at the end of last month, which I hadn’t really had a chance to look at until I got back from my trip, and what a gorgeous surprise it was! I’m immensely grateful to Entangled Publishing for sending me this promotion box for The Liar’s Crown by Abigail Owen.
Included is the beautiful hardcover copy, as well as swag in the form of a painting-with-diamonds art kit, a small decorative mirror, and temporary tattoos. I’m very intrigued to read this!
In the digital haul, just a couple of audiobooks. With thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for a listening copy of Foul Lady Fortune by Chloe Gong, and to Random House Audio for ALCs of Daphne by Josh Malerman and House of Hunger by Alexis Henderson!
First Born by Will Dean (3.5 of 5 stars)
The Undertaking of Hart and Mercy by Megan Bannen (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!
For some reason, the cover for Wild Massive called out to me quite loudly: now that I’ve read the synopsis, I know it’s a book I must not fly under my radar… 🙂
I’ve had a great experience with the author, as well as a not so great experience…so it should be interesting to see how things go with Wild Massive 😀
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Ooo that PR kit for The Liar’s Crown is SWEET! I’m also really excited to check out The Golden Enclaves later this month 🤩
The Golden Enclaves is high priority this month, I’m hoping to start it later this week!
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Can’t wait to see what you think! I can’t wait to pick it up 😀
I was so excited to finally hear from a publicist at Saga😁 I just read House of Hunger and, well, it was just ok for me. I hope you enjoy it more!
OMG me too! It almost didn’t occur to me until afterwards, like, oh right, a contact from Saga! LOL!
OOoh nice haul! I still need to read Novak’s series. I’ve had the first book on my pile forever now and still haven’t gotten to it! Lol. And yay for The Liar’s Crown box! I loved that book and box! I’m still trying to find time to continue working on the diamond art activity! But I found every spare moment this week went into reading! Lol.
Hope you enjoy all your lovely new reads!
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It’s a beautiful box! I don’t know if I’ll ever find the time to work on the diamond art though! Haha!
Wow, that’s quite a box for The Liar’s Crown!
They definitely put a lot of work into it!
These Silent Woods sounds good to me. and wow, what a box!
These Silent Woods was amazing, definitely check it out!
Drooling at the Golden Enclaves! And gorgeous art box idea!
Hoping to start both The Golden Enclave and The Liar’s Crown this week – if my schedule doesn’t blow up, lol!
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These Silent Woods is still high on my list.