Bookshelf Roundup 12/04/22: 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!

A quick update this week! Big thanks to Orbit Books for review copies of The Cuckoo by Leo Carew and The Ivory Tomb by Melissa Caruso. Both are third books of their respective series, which I’m excited to continue.

With thanks to Penguin Workshop, I also received a review copy of Deadly Hearts by Michael Burgan, a middle grade nonfiction book featuring sixteen biographies of history’s most dangerous people. My daughter snatched this one up as soon as it arrived and read it in a single evening. In case you missed it, here’s her review!

Thank you also to Tordotcom for sending me an ARC of Some Desperate Glory by Emily Tesh. I’ve read and enjoyed her The Greenhollow Duology, so I’m looking forward to see what this one has in store.

It’s the first week of the month so I also picked up a few new listening copies. Courtesy of Hachette Audio, I received an ALC of Children of Memory by Adrian Tchaikovsky, the third installment of the Children of Time series. I loved the first two books, so here’s hoping this one will also be awesome. From Macmillan Audio, I also received All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham. I adored her book A Flicker in the Dark so I am beyond excited for this! And finally, thank you to Simon & Schuster Audio for a listening copy of A History of Fear by Luke Dumas, which sounds like an intense horror thriller.


Deadly Hearts by Michael Burgan (5 of 5 stars) (Guest Review)
Flight Risk by Cherie Priest (4 of 5 stars)
Reckoning by W. Michael Gear (4 of 5 stars)

Roundup Hightlights:

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 12/04/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I really enjoyed The Ivory Tomb. I still don’t like the trilogy as much as the orignal Tethered Mage series but I did grow to love to love Ryx and Severin a lot more in this latest book.


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