Bookshelf Roundup 11/06/22: 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!

This week, big thanks to Tor Books for the following: Arch-Conspirator by Veronica Roth is a reimagining of Antigone, and I haven’t read the author since the Divergent days so I’m very excited to check this one out. And speaking of excited, I was practically jumping up and down when an ARC of A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher showed up earlier this month; a new book by her is always a cause for celebration. My thanks also to the publisher for a review copy of Legends & Lattes by Travis Baldree, the paperback of which is releasing this month. In case you missed it, I reviewed the audiobook of this charming book earlier this summer. Rounding things up, I also received an ARC of The First Bright Thing by J.R. Dawson, and you know how much I just love stories about circuses!

From the kind folks at Tordotcom I also received an ARC of Untethered Sky by Fonda Lee, which is one of my most anticipated 2023 releases. Yes, I’m highly anticipating a novella! Thank you also to Minotaur Books for a review copy of Murder at Black Oaks by Philip Margolin. This was a surprise arrival so I didn’t know too much about it, but apparently it’s the sixth volume in the Robin Lockwood series. If anyone is familiar with it, please let me know what you think! And finally with thanks to Bloomsbury YA for an ARC of She Is A Haunting by Trang Thanh Tran. I only recently learned of this one, but it seems to be gaining a lot of buzz and I’m definitely intrigued by the paranormal horror premise.

It’s the beginning of the month, so I also received several audiobooks for review. With thanks to Random House Audio for a listening copy of A Sliver of Darkness by C.J. Tudor, her first short story collection. Also thanks to Macmillan Audio for The Villa by Rachel Hawkins and Simon & Schuster Audio for Flight Risk by Cherie Priest, the sequel to Grave Reservations which I’m really looking to, as well as The Cloisters by Katy Hays which follows a young scholar who uncovers a mystery in The Cloisters, the Met’s famed gothic museum. Last but not least, big thanks to Hachette Audio for a listening copy of The Light Pirate by Lily Brooks-Dalton, a dystopian that sounds very much in keeping with the lyrical and longing tone of the author’s last novel, Good Morning, Midnight.


Wrath by Sharon Moalem and Daniel Kraus (4 of 5 stars)
Ghostwritten by Ronald Malfi (4 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 11/06/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I’m glad to see Flight Risk here and I just added it to my audiobook wishlist. I plan on purchasing it soon as it releases, which thankfully isn’t all that far away.


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