Bookshelf Roundup 01/18/20: 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!

First, a big thank you to William Morrow for sending me a surprise copy of Dead to Her by Sarah Pinborough! This is on my list of highly anticipated books for February, so I was pretty excited. Also thank you to Tor for sending along A Queen in Hiding by Sarah Kozloff, the first book in a four-volume series called The Nine Realms. All the books will be published within a month of each other, so looks like I’ll be kept quite busy if I end up enjoying this! And from Minotaur Books, I received The Hollows by Jess Montgomery. Even though it is the second book in a series called Kinship, I believe it can be read as a standalone and I am quite curious to check out this historical mystery.

In the digital pile, I received a few audiobooks for review this week. With thanks to Tantor Audio for a listening copy of Watchdog by Will McIntosh, his 2017 middle grade novel that’s finally getting an audio release. Also from Listening Library I received Rebelwing by Andrea Tang which I’m really curious about, and from HarperAudio I received Infinity Son by Adam Silvera, a YA fantasy which seems to be getting quite a lot of buzz lately.

I’ve also been maintaining a pretty high ratio on NetGalley these days, so I figured a few more requests this week wouldn’t hurt. With thanks to Delacorte I received the eARC of Shielded by KayLynn Flanders, a book I recently featured for Waiting on Wednesday. I was also thrilled to have my request of Untamed Shore by Silvia Moreno-Garcia be approved by the folks at Polis Books. And finally, because I enjoyed the first book so much, I grabbed Ballistic by Marko Kloos, the second novel of The Palladium Wars.


The God Game by Danny Tobey (5 of 5 stars)
The Hanged Man by K.D. Edwards (4 of 5 stars)
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang (4 of 5 stars)

Roundup Highlights:

This Week’s Reads

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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! Let me know what you plan on checking out. Until next time, see you next Roundup!:)

31 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 01/18/20: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. The “Queen in Hiding” series had caught my attention as well, but 4 books in rapid succession combined with NetGalley’s tight schedule and my limited reading time sounded like too big a challenge… For now I will look forward to your comments on this saga… 🙂


  2. OOh nice new reads! Those are all new to me ones. I hope you will enjoy them all!

    My StS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  3. Nice haul! I went a little overboard with the review titles this week, so it might be time to hold off a bit until I’ve read some . . . although we all know that’s not likely to happen. 🙂


  4. Curious what people think about A Queen in Hiding, I almost snagged it off of Edelweiss, but my review stack was already pretty full. Will be interesting to see how the one a month model works for them!


  5. I’m looking forward to the Pinborough but then I do like her books. Great haul as ever – I now need to go running around like a headless chicken adding books willy nilly to my tbr.
    Lynn 😀


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