Bookshelf Roundup 02/01/20: 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, my thanks to Saga Press for a couple of surprise arrivals this week: Gravity of a Distant Sun by R.E. Stearns is the third novel wrapping up the space opera trilogy Shieldrunner Pirates, and The Hidden Girl and Other Stories by Ken Liu is the author’s second anthology, collecting the title story as well as sixteen other tales plus an excerpt from his upcoming novel The Veiled Throne, book three of the Dandelion Dynasty series.

With thanks also to the kind folks at Harper Voyager for sending along a copy of Where Oblivion Lives by T. Frohock after I had mentioned not having read it when I received its follow-up, Carved From Stone and Dream, which is coming out next month. Speaking of which, we’ll be celebrating in February by hosting a guest post by the author, so keep an eye out for that!

I’d also like to thank Angry Robot for sending me a copy of Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole, which I’m very excited to read. I somehow missed out on his Sacred Throne series so I’m looking forward to getting back into his work with this one.

Courtesy of Ace Books, I also received The Queen’s Bargain by Anne Bishop. I’ve been debating this one, because on the one hand I’m intrigued by a new story set in the world of the author’s much admired Black Jewels series, while on the other…well, I’m not exactly caught up. I’m hoping I can dive into this one and still enjoy it though, and with the arrival of a surprise ARC at least I can give it a try.

Finally, my thanks to 47North and Wunderkind PR for sending me a finished copy of Bridge 108 by Anne Charnock, a post-apocalyptic dystopian.

And here I thought I would have a week with no new digital acquisitions, but a couple squeaked by at the last moment. With thanks to Saga/Gallery for The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell, which I’ve been anticipating for a long time. Also I received a listening copy of Ashes of Onyx by Seth Skorkowsky with thanks to the author and Audible Studios!


The Bard’s Blade by Brian D. Anderson (4.5 of 5 stars)
The Other People by C.J. Tudor (4 of 5 stars)
A Queen in Hiding by Sarah Kozloff (4 of 5 stars)
Infinity Son by Adam Silvera (2.5 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!:)

28 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 02/01/20: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. OOoh very nice! Quite a few new to me ones here! I hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  2. I just realized you’re doing this post every weekend now! I just snagged a copy of The Kingdom of Liars as well – it sounds pretty good and a Sanderson blurb is an extra good sign.


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