Bookshelf Roundup 12/18/22: 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.
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!
It’s always a nice getting mail from Subterranean Press, and this week’s surprise was Under my Skin by K.J. Parker, a new collection containing almost 700 pages of the author’s novelettes and novellas. It’s a huge book, that’s for sure!
Thank you also to Del Rey Books for sending along an ARC of Nocturne by Alyssa Wees, a historical fantasy set in 1930s Chicago and looks at the competitive world of ballerinas. And the best part: it’s apparently a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
Big thanks also to Tor Nightfire for the following ARCs: The Scourge Between Stars by Ness Brown is a sci-fi horror set aboard a doomed generation ship, and Piñata by Leopoldo Gout is a possession story that meshes the horrors of colonialism with indigenous folklore.
With thanks also to the kind folks at Macmillan Audio, I received a listening copy of What Lies in the Woods by Kate Alice Marshall which sounds like a crazy dark and twisted thriller, as well as an ALC of Tell Me I’m Worthless by Alison Rumfitt, a haunted house horror.
The Luminaries by Susan Dennard (3.5 of 5 stars)
The Villa by Rachel Hawkins (3.5 of 5 stars)
Tread of Angels by Rebecca Roanhorse (3.5 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!
OOoh nice new reads! Love that cover for Nocturne! So pretty! What Lies in the Woods is one I’m looking forward to! I love Marshall’s books! Though I still need to read her most recent one from this year but excited for her adult debut! Tell Me I’m Worthless sounds intriguing too! Love a good haunted house story!
Hope you enjoy all of your lovely new reads!
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I’m so looking forward to What Lies in the Woods! I don’t know the author, I didn’t realize she was a YA author!
She writes YA horror/thriller too! I’ve enjoyed all that I read so far from her and was excited for this new one of hers! Which reminds me, I still need to preorder it!
I’ve collected several of K.J. Parker’s novellas, with each one sounding fascinating, but I’ve yet to try any.
I have only read one or two books by him, which is so sad consider he’s so prolific and I have many more of his books!
I got The Luminaries in two book boxes so I hope I’ll love it more than you Mogsy. Also great haul!
Haha, I didn’t not enjoy it, the story was fun and entertaining. The world-building was just sparse.
I’m seeing What Lies In the Woods everywhere and I’m kinda curious… 🙂
I’m hoping to read that one next!
I mean, mail from Subterranean Press… heck yeah! I wish, lol!
They do spoil me 🙂
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Happy reading 😁
Happy reading to you too!
Nocture has a pretty coverr! Happy reading!
I think it’s quite beautiful too!
Happy reading. I recently read a Parker short story – it was certainly thought provoking – not sure I’d get through a huge tome though. Happy reading.
I don’t think I could get through such a huge tome of short stories either, doesn’t matter what author!