Bookshelf Roundup 06/27/20: 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!
Well, a nice surprise in the mail this week, from the kind folks at Saga Press: The Kingdom of Liars by Nick Martell! I really enjoyed this book, so it was cool to get a finished copy. You can check out my review here if you missed it.
With thanks also to Tachyon Publications for an ARC of The Midnight Circus by Jane Yolen! A collection of darkly weird and wonderful poems and tales, it’s due out later this fall and seems perfect for the Halloween season.
My weekly digital hauls are getting bigger again, now that books whose release dates were pushed back by the pandemic are slowly but surely trickling in. From Penguin Random House Audio, I picked up quite a few titles, including Star Wars: Shadow Fall by Alexander Freed, the next Alphabet Squadron novel; Malorie by Josh Malerman, the followup to Bird Box (which I haven’t read but I’m hearing this can be enjoyed as a standalone); Shadow Garden by Alexandra Burt, a psychological suspense whose creepy cover intrigued me, and the description sounded pretty awesome too; and finally from their YA imprint I also picked up The Unleashed by Danielle Vega, the sequel to The Haunted which I had originally thought was a standalone, so this should be interesting.
With thanks to Hachette Audio, I also picked up advance listening copies of Random Sh*t Flying Through the Air by Jackson Ford, sequel to The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind, as well as Wonderland by Zoje Stage, which sounds like a different but awesome kind of horror.
My thanks also to Brilliance Audio for a listening copy of The House Guest by Mark Edwards, a suspense-thriller I could hardly resist.
And finally, thank you Sourcebooks Fire for Five Total Strangers by Natalie D. Richards. I had put in a request for this one on NetGalley so long ago I had almost forgotten about it, so that was a nice surprise.
Knife Children by Lois McMaster Bujold (4 of 5 stars)
Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (4 of 5 stars)
The Angel of the Crows by Katherine Addison (3.5 of 5 stars)
Devolution by Max Brooks (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!