Bookshelf Roundup 05/16/20: 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!

Boy, do I miss book mail! But a couple more packages landed on my doorstep this week, both from the kind folks at HarperCollins. With thanks to their William Morrow imprint, I received a hardcover of Eagle Station by Dale Brown. I’ve never read the author’s books, but my husband is a fan, so his ringing endorsement was definitely a factor in my decision to accept this one for review. Plus, its description of a “geopolitical technological” thriller-adventure grabbed my attention. Up next, I also received Sunshield by Emily B. Martin with thanks to Harper Voyager. This book was already on the reading list for this month, but I’m happy to have a finished copy!

I hauled a lot in the digital pile this week, mostly audiobooks. But from NetGalley, I couldn’t resist snagging Burn Our Bodies Down by Rory Power with thanks to Delacorte Press when I saw it pop up in my auto-approvals. I’ve been kicking myself for missing out on the author’s Wilder Girls, and I’m not about to make the same mistake with this one. And as you might recall, earlier this month I also featured It Will Just be Us by Jo Kaplan for Waiting on Wednesday, and I was so happy when my request for the e-galley was approved, with thanks to Crooked Lane Books.

And now for the parade of new horror and thriller titles! With thanks to Harper Audio, I received This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf, which I’ve been hearing great things about. I was also fortunate enough to receive a trio of exciting listening copies, courtesy of Brilliance Audio. I had already gotten a copy of The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Mayne from my Amazon Prime offers earlier this year, but I would definitely prefer listening to it in audio format especially as it is narrated by the incredible Susannah Jones! I also received What Lies Between Us by John Marrs, which sounds absolutely terrifying and insane. And speaking of terrifying, while this next one isn’t exactly new, the audiobook edition certainly is, and considering how much I’ve enjoyed the author’s previous work, I was thrilled to received a listening copy of If You See Her by Ania Ahlborn.

Finally, with thanks to Penguin Audio, I also received an advance listening copy of Death In Her Hands by Ottessa Moshfegh. It’s not your typical thriller, but the synopsis makes it sound so intriguing!


You Let Me In by Camilla Bruce (4.5 of 5 stars)
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge (4.5 of 5 stars)
The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell (4 of 5 stars)
Something She’s Not Telling Us by Darcey Bell (3 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!:)

20 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 05/16/20: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Not a single one of these was on my list. Which… is about par for one of these haha! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Network Effect though. Lemme guess… you hated it, neh?


  2. Ooh nice new reads! Those are all new to me ones! I hope you enjoy them all once you get to read them!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  3. Definitely see a thriller theme here this weekend, Mogsy! I’m trying to hold off on too many review titles until I catch up, but 4 reviews this week helped. 🙂


  4. I thought for sure I’d read something by Dale Brown, but checking goodreads I couldn’t find anything. I guess I’ve just seen enough of his titles that caught my eye. Perhaps I should try one. And I’m interested in Sunshield and The Girl Beneath the Sea. I’ve enjoyed the few Andrew Mayne books I’ve read (listed to) so far.


    • Haha, yep, I sometimes have that same confusion with authors who have been around for a long time and have tons of books out – I can never remember if I read them or not 😛 I just finished TGBTS, it wasn’t as gripping or insane as his Naturalist books, but it was good!


  5. I have a couple of these that I’m really looking forward to. I managed to pick up a copy of the Andrew Mayne book which I’m really excited about and It Will Just Be Us which I’m also really looking forward to. Must check out the John Marrs book.
    Lynn 😀


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