Bookshelf Roundup 01/22/23: 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!

With thanks this week to sister imprints Redhook and Orbit Books for ARCs of a couple exciting upcoming releases this spring! First up is The Fairy Bargains of Prospect Hill by Rowenna Miller. I know I should catch up with her previous series before jumping on board something new, but this historical fantasy sounds so good. Next up is The Bone Shard War by Andrea Stewart and for once I’m actually caught up on The Drowning Empire trilogy which is amazing, so you can imagine how excited I am to read this final installment.

From the kind folks at Tordotcom I also received an ARC of The Archive Undying by Emma Mieko Candon, which first drew my attention because the author also wrote the Star Wars Visions: Ronin novel. But then I found out this one also has giant robots. From Nightfire, I also received Sister, Maiden, Monster by Lucy A. Snyder, a novel of eldritch and cosmic horror.

And finally, After the Rapture by Nany Stohlman is something a little different. I’m not usually one for flash fiction, but all the ones in this make up a larger narrative and can be read like a story. It’s a post-apocalyptic collection, of course. With thanks to Mason Jar Press and Roger Charlie for the review copy!

Some exciting new audiobooks in the digital haul this week! With thanks to Penguin Random House Audio, I received The Drift by C.J. Tudor which I dove into right away. I also picked up The Shadow of Perseus by Claire Heywood because I am always up for some mythological fantasy, and Such Pretty Flowers by K.L. Cerra, a southern gothic thriller that also has a dash of horror.

Reviews

How to Sell A Haunted House by Grady Hendrix (4 of 5 stars)
Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun by Elle Cosimano (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!

10 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 01/22/23: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. That cover for After the Rapture has a very classic, pulp-ish look about it. And it does sound interesting, stringing together flash fiction into a larger narrative. Has me curious.

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