Bookshelf Roundup 06/13/20: 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.
Well, last week was so busy that I had a roundup post all drafted out in the middle of the week, but when Saturday rolled around, it completely slipped my mind to actually hit that “Publish” button. Oops! By the time I remembered it was already quite late, so this just means we’ll have a longer post today because we’ll be covering two weeks.
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!
In the mail, I received The Puzzler’s War by Eyal Kless, the sequel to The Lost Puzzler which I read last year. It was an intriguing introduction to a post-apocalyptic dystopian series, and despite some pacing issues, I was interested in continuing. Very glad to have a review copy, with thanks to Harper Voyager.
Because I missed posting last week’s roundup and because it was also the first week of the month, my digital piled kind of exploded, especially with audiobooks. But first, from NetGalley I snagged Seven Devils by Laura Lam and Elizabeth May, with thanks to DAW Books.
Next, we’re hitting up all the audiobook publishers today, leading with Penguin Random House Audio, from whom I received listening copies of Seven Lies by Elizabeth Kay, Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (creepy!) and Devolution by Max Brooks (read by an epic full cast). From their Young Adult audio imprint Listening Library, I also received The Kinder Poison by Natalie Mae as well as Star Wars: Queen’s Peril by E.K. Johnston.
With thanks to Hachette Audio I also hauled a couple exciting new listens including The Hollow Ones by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan as well as Afterland by Lauren Beukes. Courtesy of Harper Audio, I received Seasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano and Obliteration by James S. Murray and Darren Wearmouth. And finally, my thanks to Macmillan Audio for sending me The Half Sister by Sandie Jones and The Shadows by Alex North. I’m definitely getting my thriller fix in for the week!
This Is How I Lied by Heather Gudenkauf (4 of 5 stars)
Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova (4 of 5 stars)
Dragon Unleashed by Grace Draven (4 of 5 stars)
The House of Whispers by Laura Purcell (4 of 5 stars)
The Last Emperox by John Scalzi (3.5 of 5 stars)
The Closer You Get by Mary Torjussen (3.5 of 5 stars)
The Split by Sharon Bolton (3 of 5 stars)
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!