Bookshelf Roundup 11/28/20: 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!

First, my thanks to Aladdin/Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing for The Beast and the Bethany by Jack Meggitt-Philips and illustrated by Isabelle Follath, an adorable looking dark whimsical middle grade fantasy. I’m really looking forward to reading this with my daughter, who is probably old enough now to be the perfect audience for this.

Thank you also to Titan Books for sending me a review copy of Spider-Man Miles Morales: Wings of Fury by Brittney Morris, the prequel novel that will lead directly into the Spider-Man: Miles Morales video game which I hope to play at some point, but probably won’t until I get a PS5…and that will be a while! On the bright side, it’ll give me more time to read this.

And also huge thanks to Subterranean Press for this ARC of What Abigail Did That Summer by Ben Aaronovitch, a Rivers of London novella about Peter Grant’s teenage cousin Abigail Kamara. I adore her character in the main series, and I’ve been excited to read this ever since it was announced. Needless to say, I was jumping for joy when a surprise copy showed up this week!

In the digital haul, with thanks to Random House Audio for a listening copy of Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline, narrated by Wil Wheaton. Ooh, this is going to be great, I can’t wait to listen.

Reviews

Architects of Memory by Karen Osborne (3.5 of 5 stars)
This Is Not A Ghost Story by Andrea Portes (3.5 of 5 stars)
Red Noise by John P. Murphy (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!:)

35 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 11/28/20: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Extra shelf for Sanderson! Let’s see how long that one lasts 🤣
    But I‘m still in rereading Words of Radiance, which is good, as it shortens waiting for the next 👍
    Ready Player Two is on my TBR, but it will rest there for a while probably.

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  2. OOh nice new reads! Totally new to me ones but 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 🙂

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  3. I like that you’ve included a book for the younger readers. And I don’t know whether it’s the times we’re living through or just a desire for something different (different for me), but I’m currenly reading Howl’s Moving Castle, another for the younger crowd, but also one this particular older crowd is thoroughly enjoying. Reading these children’s or middle grade books really takes me back a bit, and I like that. I may start weaving more into my reading list going forward. I hope you both enjoy The Beast and The Bethany! 🙂

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  4. I can’t believe it took you a week to finish RoW! Although, it is like… how long is it?

    I’m still eagerly awaiting Cyberpunk, though I did just get a bunch of used games on sale this week so I might not drop everything to play it when it comes out. Might not. MIGHT. Anyway, can’t wait to see how you like Ready Player 2! I’m sure you’ll hate RoW so 😂😂

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