Bookshelf Roundup 12/05/20: 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.
Happy December, everyone! I’ve been pretty excited, as this is the time when publisher release schedules typically slow down, giving me the chance to do some catching up on books I meant to read earlier in the year. Now that I’ve gotten Rhythm of War out of the way, I can pretty much mood-read whatever I want! Activity in the mailbox/inbox has also been lighter, plus I haven’t been requesting more audiobooks or eARCs from NetGalley/Edeweiss, which helps a lot, but we do still have a few new arrivals.
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!
A couple of packages arrived after the Thanksgiving weekend. First, I was really happy to receive a finished copy of Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline, which was really cool of Ballantine Books to send along! I had already gotten an audio copy for review, but now I can switch back and forth between listening and reading. At the time of this writing, I had just started the book, so crossing my fingers that by the time this post goes live I should be finished.
My thanks also to the amazing folks at Tor.com for sending me a surprise ARC of A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel, who is also the author of the Themis Files trilogy which I thought was pretty awesome. This one’s described as a “darkly satirical first contact thriller,” and I’m quite looking forward to seeing what it will be all about. Hopefully, it’ll be as fun and interesting as it sounds.
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!