Bookshelf Roundup 10/23/22: 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.
Autumn is in full swing, and I love this time of the year. The frigidly cold days are still some ways off, and sunshine plus a brisk breeze equals my idea of the perfect weather. We also get some decent leaf change where we are, so it’s pretty gorgeous. Earlier this week, my family took a drive to the Shenandoah Valley area and stayed overnight in Luray, home of the famous caverns. Though it was a very brief trip, I definitely needed it! I’m feeling a lot more rested and mentally refreshed.
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!
Big thanks this week to Nightfire Books for an ARC of The Spite House by Johnny Compton, because who can resist a haunted house story? Certainly not me. With thanks also to Tor Books for a review copy of The Spare Man by Mary Robinette Kowal and their YA imprint Tor Teen for a finished copy of The Luminaries by Susan Dennard. The latter also came with this gorgeous enamel pin!
Earlier this month I also received In the Shadow Garden by Liz Parker from the awesome team at Grand Central Publishing. This one’s new to me, but after some research I found out it’s a paranormal fantasy about witches, so count me in! And from the kind folks at Harper Voyager, I received an ARC of Conquer the Kingdom by Jennifer Estep, the final book of her Gargoyle Queen trilogy. I can’t wait to see how things end.
With thanks to Macmillan Audio for my haul of listening copies this week! They’re reissuing the audiobook of My Darkest Prayer by S.A. Cosby this fall, so I couldn’t resist jumping on the opportunity. I’m also super excited about The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson, the conclusion to the Wax and Wayne books of the Mistborn saga. For my thriller fix, I also received The Prisoner by B.A. Paris, as well as White Horse by Erika T. Wurth for when I’m in the mood for some horror.
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!