Bookshelf Roundup 11/07/20: 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!

Kicking off this roundup with the latest batch of books from the awesome folks at Orbit! First up, The Children of Red Peak by Craig DiLouie sounds so creepy, and it’ll also be my first book by the author so that’s double the excitement! As well, I’m looking forward to tackle Call of the Bone Ships by RJ Barker, the sequel to The Bone Ships. I enjoyed the first book a lot, and I just can’t wait to return to the amazing world of The Tide Child. Speaking of sequels, I’m also looking forward to read The Fires of Vengeance by Evan Winter, the follow-up to his runaway hit The Rage of Dragons. And because Orbit just loves to spoil me, earlier this week I also received a surprise ARC of The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick, which had me jumping up and down like a giddy schoolgirl. It’s one of my most anticipated releases in the new year!

And finally, with thanks to Minotaur Books for sending me an ARC of Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano. This was completely new to me, and at first I wasn’t sure if it’ll be my kind of book based on the cover. After doing some research though, I found out it is the first book of a new mystery series, one that’s supposedly full of wry wit and humor, so who knows, maybe it’ll turn out to my thing after all 🙂

In the digital haul this week, I snagged a trio of listening copies. With thanks to Macmillan Audio for The Survivors by Jane Harper, a crime mystery set in a small Australian town on the coast of Tasmania. I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about the author and this book, and it made me curious to try. Also thank you to Tantor Audio for a review copy of The Bright and Breaking Sea by Chloe Neill (because YAY for maritime fantasy!) as well as A Chorus of Fire by Brian D. Anderson, the sequel to The Bard’s Blade. Last but not least, my thanks to Penguin Audio for a ALC of We Hear Voices by Evie Green. It’s a dystopian horror-thriller, and from the reviews I’ve been seeing, apparently it’s terrifying.


The Mirror Man by Jane Gilmartin (4 of 5 stars)
Machine by Elizabeth Bear (2 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!:)

20 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 11/07/20: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. We Hear Voices sounds very promising: this is the first I’ve heard about it and I look forward to sampling it myself. As for Call of the Bone Ships, which I’ve almost finished, I can tell you it’s even better than its predecessor – which is saying a LOT… 😉


  2. I noticed The Original has made it up to this week’s reads. I’ve been really curious about that one. I’ve enjoyed books by both authors so I’m looking forward to hearing how their collaboration works.


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