Bookshelf Roundup 10/30/22: 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!

Huge thanks to Minotaur Books for sending me finished copies of a couple of mystery thrillers. Blackwater Falls by Ausma Zehanat Khan is the first book of a new series starring Detective Inaya Rahman. I’ve read the author’s fantasy, and now I’m curious to check out her work in another genre. Desolation Canyon by P.J. Tracy is also part of a series, the second of the Detective Margaret Nolan sequence. I actually recently got an ARC of the third book, so I’m thinking I should start here first.

Earlier this month I was also super excited to receive an ARC of The Cradle of Ice by James Rollins, with thanks to Tor Books. It’s the second book of the Moonfall series, and it’s huge! I had a really good time with the first book so I’m really excited. And speaking of excitement, from the amazing team at Ace Books I received a review copy of Raven Unveiled by Grace Draven. The next book in her Fallen Empire world, this is one of my most highly anticipated books this year.

Also thanks to the kind folks at Penguin Workshop and Wunderkind PR for a review copy of Area 51 Interns: Zoned Out by James S. Murray and Carsen Smith. This is the second book of the middle grade series, which I hadn’t realized until I looked it up, but I believe it can be read as a standalone. At least my daughter hasn’t been complaining; she actually started the book earlier this week and seems to be enjoying it. And with thanks to Saga Press, I also received an ARC of Loki’s Ring by Stina Leicht, described as an intergalactic space adventure about a starship captain on a quest through space to rescue the robot she loves as a daughter.

Thank you also to Penguin Random House Audio for my listening copies this week, a nice trio of horror titles: Five Survive by Holly Jackson, All the Blood We Share by Camilla Bruce, and Sign Here by Claudia Lux.


Little Eve by Catriona Ward (4 of 5 stars)
Lute by Jennifer Thorne (4 of 5 stars)
A Dowry of Blood by S.T. Gibson (3.5 of 5 stars)
One Dark Window by Rachel Gillig (2.5 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!

19 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 10/30/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I love your new books. I’ve just got The Starless Crown to read so I’m excited to read that the next one will be out soon I loved Ocean’s Echo and hope that you do too.


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