Bookshelf Roundup 10/09/22: 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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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!

We kick things off this week with a surprise arrival with thanks from Minotaur Books: The Devil You Know by P.J. Tracy is the third book of the Detective Margaret Nolan series, which I’ve not heard of before now. But with luck, many of these types of mysteries can be read as standalones, and I’m going to check it out if I can. Up next, my thanks to Tor Books for this sweet little hardcover of Mistborn: Secret History by Brandon Sanderson, a companion story to the original Mistborn trilogy. I’ve read it before in the Arcanum Unbounded collection, but I may do a reread and a more expanded review at some point. Courtesy of Orbit Books, earlier this month I also received a finished copy of Light Perpetual by Andrzej Sapkowski, the third and final book of the author’s Hussite trilogy.

Thank you also to Tordotcom for an ARC of Lost in the Moment and Found by Seanan McGuire, book 8 in the Wayward Children series. As well, another surprise came from the amazing team at Subterranean Press in the form of Playing Games by Lawrence Block, a new anthology from the author that’s all about the literal and figurative games we play. From the publisher I also received After Many A Summer by Tim Powers, a new novella which borrows its title from a line from the poem “Tithonus” by Alfred Tennyson and follows a hapless screenwriter who takes on a bizarre assignment.

In the digital haul, with thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for an ALC of Tread of Angels by Rebecca Roanhorse, a novella which should be a quick listen, as well as Macmillan Audio for The Hollow Kind by Andy Davidson which should fit right in with my dark fantasy and horror themed reads this month.


Silver Queendom by Dan Koboldt (4 of 5 stars)
The Blame Game by Sandie Jones (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!

18 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 10/09/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Oooh Brandon Sanderson’s book is the one that got me excited, even if I still need to read Mistborn!


  2. I just added a couple of Tim Powers’ older books to my re-read collection on my kindle, so that stuck out to me here.

    I also checked out feedly. Seems decent. One question I have is, do you still use wp to keep track of your comments and replies or is there some other mechanism?


    • Yes, I still use WordPress to follow comments and replies. That’s the one thing I’ve noticed WP getting better at, I like having updates sent to my email every time one of my comments is liked or if there is a follow up from another user.

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  3. Ooh nice new reads! Those are all totally new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all! I’m super curious about One Dark Window! I believe that might be in one of my upcoming book boxes, so I’m hoping that’s right as this one does sound like something I’d enjoy!

    Happy Reading!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  4. Last year you had a post about a book by Lawrence Block and I recall the author replying to my comment about not having tried his work yet. Since then I’ve read two from his Bernie Rhodenbarr series and have thoroughly enjoyed both, such a great character. I hope to both continue that series and branch out and try some of his other books.


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