Bookshelf Roundup 12/26/20: 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!

Just two new arrivals this week! Now, imagine every time you fell asleep, you would wake up to a new alternate reality and you had no ability to control where you would end up. This is the premise of Doors of Sleep by Tim Pratt which I’ve been looking forward to reading, so it is with much gratitude to Angry Robot for sending me a review copy! Tim may be stopping by with a guest post in the new year too, so stay tuned.

Also thanks to 47North and the kind folks at Wunderkind for sending me an ARC of Knight’s Ransom by Jeff Wheeler, whose books I’ve enjoyed before. This one returns to the fantasy world of his Kingfountain novels with an epic new series, and I’m really excited to check it out.

In the digital pile, with thanks to Hachette Audio I grabbed a listening copy of How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black, a novella that takes us back to the world of The Folk of the Air series that follows Cardan during his childhood and also certain events from The Cruel Prince. I’m mostly interested in the story so audio will do just fine, but I would highly recommend the print if you want to see all the accompanying illustrations. I’ve seen the real book, and it’s gorgeous!

Also thanks to Entangled: Teen for sending me a widget for The Afterlife of the Party by Marlene Perez. This one looks like a lot of fun!


The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow (4 of 5 stars)
Battle Ground by Jim Butcher (3.5 of 5 stars)
We Hear Voices by Evie Green (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!:)

23 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup 12/26/20: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. Nice! I just read How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories and loved it!! The Afterlife of the Party was also pretty cute. Hope you enjoy all your new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


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