Bookshelf Roundup 01/08/23: 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!

Some interesting new arrivals this week! With thanks to Minotaur Books for a finished copy of The Devil You Know by P.J. Tracy, the third book of the Detective Margaret Nolan series which I’ve heard some great things about. Also thank you to Simon & Schuster/Aladdin Books for a review copy of City Spies: City of the Dead by James Ponti, the fourth book of the series. My daughter and I really enjoyed the previous book, which could be read as a standalone (and I assume this one can too) so I’m looking forward to checking it out. And with thanks to Grand Central Publishing for a review copy of The Cabinet of Dr. Leng by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It’s part of the Aloysius Pendergast series and I cannot wait to read another book by these authors again!

In the digital haul, with thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for listening copies of Mysteries of Thorn Manor by Margaret Rogerson and VAMPS: Fresh Blood by Nicole Arend. I was also excited to receive an ALC of Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano, with thanks to Macmillan Audio. And finally, my copy of Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson hit my inbox earlier this week. I backed the Kickstarter and the backer perks are now starting to roll in! I can’t wait to start this!


Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett (5 of 5 stars)
All The Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham (4.5 of 5 stars)
The Poison Season by Mara Rutherford (4 of 5 stars)

Roundup Highlights:

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!

6 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 01/08/23: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. OOh nice new reads! I am hoping to start the Finlay Donovan series sometime soon since I learned the author is coming to my library next month! Super excited to meet her as I read some of her YA books and am reading of them now and still have a duology to read AND then her adult books! I still need to read Rogerson’s Sorcery of Thorns too! It’s been on my TBR pretty much since its release! The rest are pretty much new to me ones! I hope you enjoy all of the lovely new reads!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. Each time I see a new Preston & Child novel I’m curious to check it out, but also unsure given they’re usually far into a series. One of these days I’ll either just give one a try or actually seek out book number 1.


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