Bookshelf Roundup 04/25/20: 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!

This was a super light week, though I did recently receive a few mailing alerts which could mean more books coming my way soon, so maybe it’s a good thing I’m getting a little breather. I got another package from the awesome team at Subterranean Press this week, and I’m excited about both these books that were in it: Seven of Infinities by Aliette de Bodard and A Stitch in Time by Kelley Armstrong! I was also very excited that my copy of Eden by Tim Lebbon finally arrived! Thank you, Titan Books!

I only made a few audiobook requests this week since I already have quite a backlog to go through, so there’s not much in the digital pile either. I did, however, snagged a couple of YA titles with thanks to Listening Library: Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson because it sounded interesting, as well as Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff because it’s the second book in the Aurora Cycle and I loved the first one. I also finally bit the bullet and requested the audiobook of The Last Emperox by John Scalzi, with thanks to Audible Studios. I was close to skipping this one because of my disappointment in the previous book, but some of the positive reviews from my fellow bloggers convinced me that I should give it a chance. And since it’s the last book in the trilogy, I figure I might as well just finish it.


Shorefall by Robert Jackson Bennett (4 of 5 stars)
The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix (4 of 5 stars)
The Book of Koli by M.R. Carey (3 of 5 stars)
The Companions by Katie M. Flynn (2 of 5 stars)

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!:)

32 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 04/25/20: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Currently I have no motivation to read at all – which is sad because I have so much free time to spend on it now…just typical hahaha. Glad your week went better ❤


  2. I’m looking forward to Aurora Burning, but I have no idea when I’ll get my copy (preordered from the UK). I’m missing book mail so much these days, you’re lucky you’re still getting some😁


  3. Seven of Infinities is what most caught my eye. I’ve very much enjoyed what I’ve read by Aliette de Bodard and really enjoy her Xuya stories. They’re different enough from the other sci-fi I read to always feel fresh and I love the cultural elements. I still have to try some of her other series.


  4. OOoh a new Kelley Armstrong book! I looove her books…though I am pretty behind on a few! Whoops! Lol. I’m curious about Andrea’s new book too! I feel like I’m in the wait for reviews stage before I place any orders though.

    Hope you enjoy all your lovely new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  5. I’d love to get my hands on the new Kelley Armstrong – it’s far too long since I’ve read one of her books. I hope you get to read The Last Emperox – it’s an interesting completion to the series…


  6. I just read a good review for Race the Sands so hope you enjoy that one too.
    I would definitely love that Armstrong book – it just sounds me to a tee.
    Lynn 😀


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