Bookshelf Roundup 03/28/20: 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!

A big thanks to Tor Books for a couple of exciting finished copies this week. First, A Broken Queen by Sarah Kozloff is the third book in The Nine Realms series which is still proceeding full steam ahead with its rigorous release schedule, for which I’m grateful. I need to know what happens next! As well, I received this gorgeous hardcover of The Glass Magician by Caroline Stevermer, which I’m looking forward to dive into.

With thanks also to the incredible team at Tachyon Publications for an ARC of The Four Profound Weaves by R.B. Lemberg, which is part of the author’s Birdverse series. I am not familiar with it, but it sounds interesting.

Up next is a book I’m really excited about! Earlier this month I featured The Mirror Man by Jane Gilmartin in a Waiting on Wednesday post, and the author got in touch after seeing it to offer me an ARC! Believe me, I couldn’t say YES fast enough. Thanks so much, Jane!

Also thank you to Del Rey for sending along a finished copy of Bonds of Brass by Emily Skrutskie. The release of this one totally snuck up on me, as it doesn’t appear to have gotten much buzz which is surprising because it sounds pretty good. I’m going to try and make some time in my schedule next month to check it out.

And finally, with thanks to Saga Press for this surprise arrival of Vagabond by Hao Jingfang, translated by Ken Liu. This is another one I’d like to read if I can somehow figure out a way to fit it into my spring TBR. Even though we’re all holed up at home these days, I have even less time to read because I’m still working from home while taking care of the kiddos. The schools have put out some new curriculum since they’ll be out for four more weeks, and I need to make sure my daughter stays on top of her studies.


On to the digital pile! So I loosened my self-imposed NetGalley restrictions this week and picked up three new titles. First, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab is one I’ve been looking forward to, so I pretty much grabbed it as soon as I saw it uploaded, with thanks to Tor. While I was browsing my auto-approvals section (which in retrospect was unwise, walking straight into temptation), I also took the opportunity to snag two more titles, Bone Chase by Weston Ochse with thanks to Saga Press and Out of Body by Jeffrey Ford with thanks to Both books were featured on past Waiting on Wednesdays and are highly anticipated!


The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James (5 of 5 stars)
The Return by Rachel Harrison (4 of 5 stars)
Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden (4 of 5 stars)
Sixteenth Watch by Myke Cole (3.5 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!:)

35 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 03/28/20: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. OOh nice new reads! All new to me ones but a few are looking a bit familiar from other blog visits! I hope you enjoy all the new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  2. I grabbed Addie LaRue too! I was surprised to see it up already. And I’m going to grab Out of Body as well. Bone Chase is tempting me but I’m holding off for a bit😁


  3. I got to do the cover reveal for The Four Profound Weaves. I’ve had a digital copy forever but am waiting until closer to release to give it a read. I suspect the physical copy is what got delivered to my PO Box last week, but I can’t get over there again until they reopen the Can/US border. Sigh.


  4. I need to get The Sun Down Motel and Out Of Body has me curious as well. Now if I can just pick up my reading pace, which has been slacking lately…


  5. I’ve been hearing really great things about Bonds of Brass from my friends so I’m sure that one is right up my alley. You’ve got a lot of other books in your pile that are also intriguing to me. Hope you get the chance to enjoy some of these!


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