Bookshelf Roundup 11/21/20: 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!

With huge thanks to Tor (emphasis on HUGE), a super exciting and highly anticipated review copy arrived this week, and that is of course Rhythm of War by Brandon Sanderson! I have a feeling the rest of my month is going to be spent working on this bad boy, everything else on the TBR is officially on hold! I can’t wait to get started.

Thank you also to Orbit for a finished copy of Memoria by Kristyn Merbeth. The publisher is really killing it with sci-fi releases this month! This is the sequel to Fortuna, which was so much fun, and I look forward to catching up with the Kaiser Family.

I was also pretty pleased when a finished copy of This is Not a Ghost Story by Andrea Portes landed on my doorstep earlier this week, with thanks to HarperTeen. I’ve already finished this one, and I’m a bit conflicted about it, to be honest. I mean, it was an enjoyable read and I chomped right through it, but not without feeling the urge to smack the main character like every few seconds. My review should be up soon, so stay tuned.

Two new audiobooks added to the digital review pile this week. First up, with thanks to Hachette Audio I received The Lies You Told by Harriet Tyce. I’m pretty horror’ed and sci-fi’ed out with Spooktastic Reads and Sci-Month, so I’m looking forward to getting back into some thrillers soon and this one looked pretty good. And with thanks to Tantor Audio, I received a listening copy of Daughter of the Serpentine by E.E. Knight, the second book in the Dragoneer Academy. I enjoyed the first book Novice Dragoneer, so I’m interested in continuing the series.


Unreconciled by W. Michael Gear (4 of 5 stars)
Memento by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (3.5 of 5 stars)
Tales From the Folly by Ben Aaronovitch (3 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!:)

25 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 11/21/20: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I maaaay be insanely jealous of you right now. Just a little. Tiny. Bit. And then there’s Memoria too…

    Well, I can’t wait to hear what you thought of Red Noise! Time will tell whether I led you astray or not, but I’m not worried or anything 😅


  2. Yes, the Stormlight Archive! But it has to wait a little bit, as I‘m in the middle of a re-listen, and I found that I‘ve forgotten too much to just move forward. I‘m just not sure if I want to get through Oathbringer which was a meager 3 ⭐️. And that’s not worth reading again considering its size.


  3. Yeah I had mixed feelings towards This is Not a Ghost Story as well. Though I felt like my conflicting feelings spiraled more towards negative. I hope you enjoy all your other new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  4. I gave up on waiting for a review copy of Rhythm of War and went out to buy a copy on Wednesday – which likely means, of course, a review copy will arrive next week. LOL


  5. I was tempted by Memoria because Orbit offered the chance to request Fortuna at the same time, but I was afraid that my TBR would explode! Still, there is time until the end of December, so I might finally give in to temptation: the road to Hell is paved with intriguing books! 😀 😀


  6. *groans* I still haven’t read Oathbringer. I actually picked up a copy for audio but it’s so daunting, something like 55 pages! I have to go there but I don’t even know what my memory of the first two will be like by this stage. I need some cheat notes to get me back up to scratch.
    Lynn 😀


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