Bookshelf Roundup 10/24/20: 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 week, I received a new-to-me thriller called The Power Couple by Alex Berenson which follows a husband and wife who both have top secret security clearance jobs at government intelligence agencies. To rekindle a faltering marriage, they decide to take a family vacation to Europe, but things take an unexpected and frightening turn when their teenage daughter doesn’t return from a night out at a dance club in Barcelona. With thanks to Simon and Schuster for the ARC.

Next, I’m super excited to receive a copy of Warlock Holmes: The Finality Problem by G.S. Denning, with thanks to the kind folks at Titan Books. I’m a huge fan of this series and I’m so glad the author is writing more. I only found out about this fifth installment recently, so that’s always a wonderful surprise!

With thanks also to Grand Central Publishing for sending me a copy of The Woods by Vanessa Savage. This one was already on my to-read list, so I was really happy to receive it. I hope to give it a try soon.

And finally, my thanks to Forge Books for this surprise arrival of A Dog’s Perfect Christmas by W. Bruce Cameron! If you’re even passing familiar with the author, you’ve probably heard of his adorable books about dogs. This one looks to be just as heartwarming and sweet, and plus it’s Christmas themed!

Just one audiobook for review in the digital haul this week. From Tantor Audio, I received a listening copy of Tales from the Folly by Ben Aaronovitch, a Rivers of London collection. This is one of my favorite series, but I haven’t really been keeping up with many of the short stories and novellas set in the same world, so I see this as my chance to catch up with them all!


The Hollow Places by T. Kingfisher (4 of 5 stars)
The Nesting by C.J. Cooke (3.5 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!:)

23 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 10/24/20: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I‘ve just recently read the first book of Rivers of London as an Arc (first translation to German). I always had it on my tbr and was happy to check on more thing from that loooong shelf. I probably won’t read more of it but I liked it.
    Just started Ring Shout, great stuff! And finished a non-fiction book which is about that 2019 foto from the M87‘s massive black hole. That‘s only available in German, yet.


  2. The Power Couple has a cruel cover – I really expected your post to be about how it arrived damaged, torn and creased, but then I realized that was the design. LOL


  3. OOh nice! These are all totally new to me ones. I hope you enjoy them all!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  4. I didn’t know there was a new Warlock Holmes book! I’m also planning on reading the Cameron book in December. I don’t think this one will be too sad at least. I can’t wait for your thoughts on Dracula’s Child as that one is on my TBR.


  5. That Power Couple cover certainly fits the FFO theme.
    I really fancied the Dracula book but resisted requesting a copy because I’m a bit behind atm.
    And the Warlock Holmes is a series that I would love to read and in fact I think I already bought the first one. Something, something, something, about the war between own vs review books.
    Lynn 😀


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