Bookshelf Roundup: 01/23/21: 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!

A few exciting arrivals this week. With thanks to Redhook and the kind folks at Sparkpoint Studio for this ARC of The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers. I loved the author’s debut A Witch in Time, and even though this new book looks quite a bit different, I’m very excited to check out a historical about a magical circus.

Thank you also to for sending me an ARC of We Shall Sing a Song into the Deep by Andrew Kelly Stewart which was pitched to me as “a haunting post-apocalyptic fantasy set on the world’s last nuclear submarine.” Very intriguing…

And with thanks to Subterranean Press for The Best of Harry Turtledove, a massive tome collecting twenty-four stories from an author renowned for his alternate history fiction. The cover is fabulous!

Only one audiobook in the digital haul this week, but it’s one I’ve been looking forward to for a while. A Stranger in Town by Kelley Armstrong is the sixth book of the Rockton series, which has become one of my favorite thriller series in recent years. My thanks to Macmillan Audio for the ALC.


Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert (4 of 5 stars)
The Push by Ashley Audrain (3.5 of 5 stars)
Star Wars: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule (3.5 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!:)

22 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 01/23/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I would love to read Ladies of the Secret Circus – everything about it appeals to me.
    And I look forward to your review for Hall of Smoke. I’m very interested in that one and I know Tammy enjoyed it.
    Lynn 😀


  2. I’ve been wanting to try Harry Turtledove for many years. I’ve no clue whether I’d get into his alternate history sort of narratives, but I’d like to find out.


  3. Ooh nice new reads! I read Kelley’s latest towards the end of last year I think it was, and it was really good! Excited to see what’s next in store for Rockton! Hope you enjoy all the new reads!

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

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂


  4. Ladies of the Circus looks very interesting! I have Hall of Smoke sitting on my Netgalley shelf, I’ve actually had it for a couple of weeks and am ashamed to admit that I’ve not gotten around to reading it yet!


  5. Hall of Smoke looks pretty interesting–although I admit I’m partially attracted to it because the cover reminds me of those Melissa Caruso books hahaha. I hope you enjoy your reads this week!


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