Bookshelf Roundup: 01/30/21: 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!

My thanks to Seventh Street Books and the awesome team at Kaye Publicity for sending me a review copy of The Strange Case of Eliza Doolittle by Timothy Miller, described as Sherlock Holmes meets Eliza Doolittle. This sounds to me like an intriguing little mashup!

Courtesy of the kind folks at Wunderkind PR and 47North, I also received a finished copy of Knight’s Ransom by Jeff Wheeler, the first volume in the author’s new series set in the same world as his popular Kingfountain novels. It’s on my reading schedule for early next month, and I’m very excited to start.

Some might recall I featured The Future is Yours by Dan Frey on a Waiting on Wednesday last year during Sci-Fi Month, so you can imagine how thrilled I was with the arrival of a finished copy this week! Big thanks to Del Rey! 

And speaking of finished copies, thank you to for this gorgeous hardcover of A History of What Comes Next by Sylvain Neuvel! This one is on my reading list for early next month as well, so stay tuned for a review.

In the digital haul this week, I received a few new listening copies with thanks to Penguin Random House Audio, starting with The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor. I’m a huge fan of the author so I wasted no time in starting the book. So far, it’s a bit slow, but I’m still enjoying it a lot. Next, The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse was a book I saw featured on a couple of other blogs, and it sounded interesting so I when I saw an ALC on offer, I jumped on it! The Diabolical Bones by Bella Ellis was another book that landed on my radar because of a blogger. Lynn had given this mystery starring the Brontë sisters close to full marks late last year, which caught my attention. It’s technically the second book of a series, but I was glad to learn it can be read as a standalone. Finally, The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec is a book I’ve had my eye on for a while. As it so happens, lately I’ve been in the mood for a “witchy” kind of read, and one about Angrboda from Norse mythology is just icing on the cake, so I’ll be starting this ASAP.


The Frozen Crown by Greta Kelly (4.5 of 5 stars)
Hall of Smoke by H.M. Long (3.5 of 5 stars)
Send Me Their Souls by Sara Wolf (3 of 5 stars)

Roundup Highlights:

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: 01/30/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I look forward to reading your thoughts on The Witch’s Heart. For me the Norse mythology aspect is intriguing, and the witchy side is icing on the cake. 🙂


  2. Ooh nice ones! Those are new to me ones. 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 🙂


  3. So excited for The Witch’s Heart! Also, the new Tudor! Very much looking forward to your thoughts on that one–I’ll probably pick that one up at some point as I enjoyed her last two books a lot. Enjoy these!


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