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.

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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!

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!

17 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 12/18/22: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. 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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    Have a GREAT day!

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