Bookshelf Roundup 05/07/23: 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

With thanks to Tordotcom for:

  •  City of Bones by Martha Wells, a gorgeous reissue of one of her earliest novels first published in the 90s. Before her Murderbot Diaries took the world by storm, Wells was already creating amazing fantasy worlds and I am so looking forward to visiting this one.

With thanks to Subterranean Press for:

  • Across the Sorrow Sea by Anthony Ryan, which continues the saga of The Seven Swords with the fifth novella of the series. One of these days I’m just going to have to sit down and read them all at once.

With thanks to Minotaur Books for:

  • The Trade Off by Sandie Jones, whose mystery thrillers I have been following for a while, and I can’t wait to dive into this next one about the cutthroat world of tabloid journalism.

With thanks to Del Rey for:

  • Silver Nitrate by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, a historical horror thriller about a curse that haunts a legendary lost film. What I love about the author is that you’ll never know what you’ll get when you pick up one of her books, but they’re bound to be unique and awesome.

In the audiobook haul, a big thanks to Dreanscape Media for a listening copy of A Crown of Ivy and Glass by Claire Legrand, the first book of The Middlemist Trilogy. I’ve also been hankering for some thrillers, and my thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for ALCs of The Chateau by Jaclyn Goldis and Drowning by T.J. Newman.



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!

15 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 05/07/23: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I was just mentioning somewhere else how I need to go back and finally try some of Martha Wells’ earlier fantasy. I had it in ebook form long before I tried Murderbot but I’ve yet to try any of it. I must try it! 🙂

    And seeing Anthony Ryan here reminds me I need to read The Martyr. I absolutely loved The Pariah and want to continue that series.


    • I somehow missed the boat on The Pariah, but I have a copy and it’s been on my tbr for a while!

      And I read Martha Wells’ Raksura way back when so I am looking forward to going back to her fantasy again.


  2. I’m totally jealous for that Seven Swords ARC—I’m still hopeful that I can finagle a copy from somewhere before it’s released. Had you read any of Wells’ earlier stuff, like the Raksara, innit?


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