Bookshelf Roundup 04/16/23: 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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I’m back from my trip! And even though it was less than a week, it took me several more days to recuperate because the Mogsy household doesn’t just vacation, we ADVENTURE! So I was pretty beat when I got back. Then, not only was there a lot of work to catch up on, there was also a big pile of book mail waiting on my front porch.

It made me realize perhaps it’s time to streamline the book haul process so that it wouldn’t take me as long to put together every week, and more importantly, I was about to hit my media upload limit! After cleaning out my image files I was able to get some space back, but I suppose after 12-13 years of blogging it was bound to happen and it’s definitely time to cut back on the high res photos.

Without further ado, here’s my Bookshelf Roundup for the last two weeks…

Received for Review

With thanks to Saga Press/Gallery for:

With thanks to Subterranean Press for:

With thanks to Tor Books for:

With thanks Minotaur Books for:

  • What the Neighbors Saw by Melissa Adelman, a domestic suspense of murder and thrills set in a quiet well-to-do suburb of Washington DC. And okay, I do have to share just one photo here, because the package containing the ARC also included this neat piece of book swag.



Quite a few eARCs to feature in my digital haul today. In my defense, it’s been a while since I’ve requested anything on Netgalley and I might have gone a little overboard. With thanks to HarperTeen for The Lake House by Sarah Beth Durst; Ecco Press for The Librarianist by Patrick deWitt; Jo Fletcher Books for The Malevolent Seven by Sebastien de Castell; Tundra Books for Someone Is Always Watching by Kelley ArmstrongPoisoned Pen Press for Dead of Winter by Darcy Coates.

Thank you also to Saichek Publicity for providing me a review copy of The Eidolon by K.D. Edwards, the first book of in a new collection of stories in the Magnus Academy series from the author who brought us The Tarot Sequence.

These last two weeks, I only hauled one audiobook. With thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for Camp Zero by Michelle Min Sterling, a near-future dystopian following the lives of climate displaced survivors.


Recent Reads & Upcoming Reviews

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!

26 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 04/16/23: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Yeah, most people seem to need a vacation after their vacation 😀

    So you hit the media limit eh? That’s a bummer. What are you going to do for a solution? I now host all my high res pix at dropbox. Anything over 150K goes straight to dropbox and then I let the magic work. I also use caesium to compress everything. A kilobyte saved is a kilobyte earned after all, hahahaha 😀 Best of luck in figuring it all out.


    • Oh I was just close to hitting the limit on my wordpress storage, I have google storage and dropbox as well but I just prefer the convenience. It’s okay for just cover images and such, if I stop posting book haul photos I’m sure it will last me forever, plus it ends up saving so much time anyway!

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  2. That’s a brilliant haul and so many of them look like great reads. I’m going to have to clear out my image library at some point and really need to stop just uploading photos from my phone. The trouble is that it’s so quick and easy to do that I’m reluctant to go down another route.


  3. Glad to hear you had a nice vacation. I’m trying to get a mini one planned for myself. So far it could be end of June for an annual road trip but it’s not 100% set in stone yet.

    Whoa! Very nice haul! I still need to pick up Kelley’s latest, sadly I did not see it at two of the bookstores I went to this weekend. I know I can always ask them to order it but since the stores aren’t convenient location wise, I held off. Hope you enjoy all of your fantastic new reads! And yay a cookie! That’s so cool!

    Here’s my StS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


    • I love road trips! I hope you’ll be able to catch a few author signings too if you do go!
      And I just finished Kelley’s latest, maybe I’ve been spoiled by her adult mysteries like Rockton, but I felt this one was kinda blah!


  4. Welcome back! I’ve honestly been nervous about reaching my media limit. I’m thinking of deleting old posts and images but it seems like such a daunting task😭


  5. You’re so lucky you got “Thorn Hedge”! As for “The Will of the Many,” I started it and it’s going to be one of those books that none of us saw coming for this year. Yes, it’s that good (so far)!!!


  6. Sounds like you all had a great vacation. I certainly hope so. 🙂 And then to get home to all those books on the porch? Christmas in April!


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