Bookshelf Roundup 11/13/22: 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

Big thanks to Tor Books for sending me a finished copy of The Lost Metal by Brandon Sanderson earlier this month. I really enjoyed this conclusion to the second Mistborn saga, and if all goes well I should have my review up on Tuesday, release day!

With thanks also to the amazing folks at Del Rey for Wanderers and Wayward by Chuck Wendig. They were kind enough to send the first book since I hadn’t read it yet, and the sequel is coming out next week. I’ve always wanted to read this series and now I know how I’ll be keeping busy this winter!

I also want to thank Orbit Books for a finished copy of Empire of Exiles by Erin M. Evans. Depending on how I do on the rest of my sci-fi reading list this month, I’m really hoping to fit this one into my schedule for November!

Courtesy of Subterranean Press, I also received an ARC of Rose/House by Arkady Martine. This novella by the author of the Teixcalaan series is a sci-fi mystery about a supposedly empty house looked after by an embedded artificial intelligence. But then that AI reports the presence of a dead body within its walls…

And finally, thank you to Minotaur books for a surprise copy of The Double Agent by William Christie which, as you might expect, is a spy thriller!

Just one audiobook in the digital review pile this week, but it’s a good one! Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger is a locked-room thriller about three couples who rent a luxury cabin in the woods for a deadly weekend getaway. I’m really feeling this one, might even pick up this one next for a mood read!


Ocean’s Echo by Everina Maxwell (4 of 5 stars)
Living Memory by David Walton (4 of 5 stars)
The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian (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!

15 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 11/13/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I definitely plan on reading The Lost Metal and Wayward. I hope you enjoy Wanderers as much as I did. And I’ve only read one book by Lisa Unger and really enjoyed it so I keep wanting to read another but have yet to work one in.


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