Bookshelf Roundup 11/27/22: 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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To my readers in the US, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’m still trying to fight off this turkey coma to come back to reality, but definitely feeling thankful this weekend for everything good in my life. I just love this time of the year!

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!

A quick update this week, but we have some very exciting new arrivals. First up, my thanks to Orbit Books for an ARC of The Foxglove King by Hannah Whitten, the first in her new series called The Nightshade Kingdom. I should probably catch up with her other series first, but still very excited about this one! Thank you also to Inkyard Press for a review copy of The Poison Season by Mara Rutherford, a fairytale inspired YA fantasy. I’m just utterly mesmerized by that pretty cover…

With thanks also to Del Rey for sending me an ARC of Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett. You might recall I featured this one in a recent Waiting on Wednesday, so as you can imagine how giddy I was when it showed up. And huge thanks to Tordotcom for the arrival of an ARC of Dead Country by Max Gladstone. This is a new story set in the same universe as the author’s Craft sequence and I’m really looking forward to returning to that world.

Only one audiobook for review this week. Thank you to Brilliance Audio for a listening copy of The Widow by Kaira Rouda. I can always count on her domestic thrillers being completely insane so I think I’m going to have a lot of fun with this one!


All the Blood We Share by Camilla Bruce (4 of 5 stars)
The Stars Undying by Emery Robin (3.5 of 5 stars)
Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger (3 of 5 stars)
Station Eternity by Mur Lafferty (2 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!

20 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 11/27/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Is a “turkey-coma” a coma that’s in Turkey, a coma from caused by losing a fight to turkeys, or some third option I haven’t considered? Looking forward to hearing what you think of Reckoning! And glad you had a Merry Thanksgiving!!


  2. OOoooh nice set of reads!! Really excited for a lot of these! I still need to read Whitten’s previous duology but always seem to get excited for author’s new books before I read their old ones too! I still need to read more of Rutherford too! Fawcett’s book is another one I am excited for! For some reason my first thought (a few months back) I thought it was a literal encyclopedia of faeries, but then I realized it was an actual story instead! Lol. Still excited for it either way!

    Happy Reading!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  3. I think all of these are completely new to me, and though I’ve heard of some of the authors I’ve not tried any of their books. Always great learning about both books and authors that are new to me. 🙂


  4. Oh my gosh the turkey coma was real this year! I don’t think I hardly moved Thursday night lol. The Faeries book looks good.

    Ooh Kaira Rouda. I thought her The Favorite Daughter was a TRIP.


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