Bookshelf Roundup 10/16/22: 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!
Thank you to the William Morrow team for sending me a review copy of Marple: Twelve New Mysteries featuring a dozen stories inspired by Agatha Christie’s legendary detective character Jane Marple written by an incredible lineup of powerhouse authors including Leigh Bardugo, Lucy Foley, Ruth Ware and more! I would definitely be willing to put aside my misgivings for anthologies to give this one a try.
Also thank you to Tachyon Publications for sending me a copy of the tenth anniversary edition of The Emperor’s Soul by Brandon Sanderson. This is one of my favorite novellas of all time, and I can’t believe it’s been ten years! I’ll be hosting a special giveaway later this week for this book, so keep an eye out for that for your chance to win your own copy.
With thanks also to Jo Fletcher Books for a review copy of Sorcerer’s Edge by David Hair. This lovely gem is the third book of The Tethered Citadel series and was a surprise from across the pond, and I have the first novel but must have missed the release of the second one somehow! Once I can track down a copy and catch up, I look forward to starting this.
As well, a big thanks to Redhook for the following ARCs: The Magician’s Daughter by H.G. Parry and Episode Thirteen by Craig DiLouie are both high on my anticipated book releases for early 2023. I still haven’t read either author before, and hope to change that soon.
In the digital haul, with thanks to Penguin Audio for a listening copy of Ghost 19 by Simone St. James, which I hit the download button on as soon as I saw the author! From HarperAudio I also received a listening copy of Across the Sand by Hugh Howey, his new standalone novel set in the world of Sand. And finally thank you to Tantor Audio for Ghostwritten by Ronald Malfi, a collection of four horror novellas which I plan on listening to later this month as part of my challenge to read as many dark fantasy and horror books during the spooky season.
The Golden Enclaves by Naomi Novik (3.5 of 5 stars)
The Final Equinox by Andrew Mayne (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!
Oooh nice new reads! I have got to start reading St. James’ books! They always sound amazing and I think I’ve bought 2 or 3 of them! Maybe I ought to change my next read! The trick will be to finding where I stashed her books! Lol.
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I’m so excited for Episode Thirteen. I might have to read it early😁
Lovely haul. I look forward to your review of Dowry of Blood.
Like Tammy, I was considering Episode Thirteen during halloween season… I can’t believe the Emperor’s Soul is 10 years old either!! And I still haven’t read it lol
That anthology does look tempting! And Wrath looks like a trip.
I wanted the Maple one cos of Elly Griffiths