Bookshelf Roundup 02/29/20: 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.
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 the amazing team at Ace/Roc/DAW for sending along a care package earlier this week, containing the following finished copies: False Value by Ben Aaronovitch is the eighth installment of the Peter Grant/Rivers of London series, which I love — not surprisingly, I’ve already devoured this one and a review should be hitting the blog some time next week. Another one I’ll be starting soon is Smoke Bitten by Patricia Briggs, and it’s hard to believe we’re on book number twelve in the Mercy Thompson series, but I’ll keep reading as long as they keep coming. Up next are finished copies of Sword of Fire by Katharine Kerr and The Queen’s Bargain by Anne Bishop, both of which are continuations to an already established series, reintroducing readers to their respective worlds. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get to them next month.
Thank you also to Aladdin, a children’s imprint of Simon & Schuster, for this surprise arrival of City Spies by James Ponti. It’s a middle grade novel about a group of spy kids, and while I might not be its target audience, I think I’ll be passing this one on to my daughter who reads above her grade level and should probably be ready for this now. Thanks also to Del Rey for sending along this ARC of Queen of the Unwanted by Jenna Glass. It wasn’t on my radar before, even though it sounded familiar, and only when I looked it up did I realize it is the sequel to The Women’s War. I haven’t read the first book yet, hence I haven’t been following up with news on the series, but it’s definitely on the to-read list. Up next, with thanks to 47North and Wunderkind PR for a finished copy of The Killing Fog by Jeff Wheeler, which I’m actually going to try really hard to fit into my spring schedule because this looks quite interesting! And finally, with thanks to Tor Books and Tor.com for ARCs of Automatic Reload by Ferrett Steinmetz and The Ghosts of Sherwood by Carrie Vaughn, respectively. Both are highly anticipated releases on my May-June TBR!
I’ve been trying real hard these last couple weeks to limit my digital haul, since at the moment I have a lot of audiobooks to catch up with, plus I also want to boost my NetGalley stats by a few points before I start requesting again. Still, there was one title I couldn’t resist grabbing, and that’s The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel, with thanks to Random House Audio.
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This Week’s Reads
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!