Bookshelf Roundup 05/30/20: 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!
I received some book mail from the kind folks at Tachyon Publications this week! First up is an ARC of Kitty’s Mix Tape by Carrie Vaugh, the sixth and final novella in the author’s Kitty Norville series which I confess I’m not too familiar with. But now that I know it’s completed, maybe I’ll go back to the first book and take a look! Also in the package was Adventures of a Dwergish Girl by Daniel Pinkwater, a story which sounds as charming as its cover and title! To see what I mean, here’s the first line of the book’s description: “Molly O’Malley is a clever, adventurous girl. She is also a Dwerg. Dwergs are strange folks who live very quietly in the Catskill mountains, have lots of gold, and are kind of like dwarves (but also not!).” I love it! Definitely going to read it later this fall as we get closer to the release date.
And in the digital book haul, just three audio titles this week, with thanks to Tantor for the listening copies! I was very excited to find out they were pubbing the audiobook edition of Hella by David Gerrold, as this was a novel I’ve been dying to check out. I also received the audiobook of Silver in the Wood/Drowned Country by Emily Tesh featuring both novellas in the Greenhollow Duology, which is just perfect since I missed out on the first book and I’ve been kicking myself ever since. And finally, while Public Enemy Zero by Andrew Mayne isn’t exactly new, I believe it’s the first time coming out in audio. And you know me – I am ALWAYS up for anything by the author, and I’m especially curious to see how his older stuff holds up.
And that’s pretty much a wrap for Wyrd & Wonder! It was my first year participating, so everything was kind of touch and go this month, but now that I know what it’s all about, next year I hope to plan a little better and do more fun stuff on top of review posts. I also did terrible on my fantasy backlist challenge, by the way! But May actually turned out to be a very busy month, so was I was definitely relying more on my mood reads to pick me up rather than sticking to a reading list.
This Week’s Reads
Speaking of mood reads, as you can see, my week was clearly dominated by thrillers! As you might also recall, one of my hauls from a couple weeks ago were heavy on the thriller-mysteries, so some of this was me trying to catch up with those as well.
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!