Bookshelf Roundup: 02/13/21: 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.
The laptop saga continues. It was determined that my old one was well and truly busted, so I did get a replacement this week…only to get a faulty one that didn’t work right out of the box. So right now, that return is being processed and I’m still sharing my desktop with my kids, but hopefully by the start of next week everything will be sorted.
In the meantime, we had a couple of back-to-back snow events these past few weeks. I was driving in my neighborhood after a fresh snowfall one morning and just had to pull over and take this pic because I was struck by how perfectly beautiful everything was.
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!
Kicking off this week’s roundup is My Heart Is A Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones, a surprise arrival from the amazing folks at Saga Press. Ever since The Only Good Indians I’ve been meaning to pick up another book by the author, and with luck this one seems way more my speed. And seriously, that title is awesome!
Earlier in the week I also received an ARC of Wings of Fury by Emily R. King with thanks to 47North and the Wunderkind PR team. This one was new to me, but a quick look on Goodreads revealed it to be a Greek mythology inspired fantasy, which is all I need to know! Definitely want to check this one out if I can.
And with thanks to Subterranean Press, I also received Alias Space and Other Stories by Kelly Robson. I’ve never read the author, but her name has popped up on many of the biggest SFF anthologies in the last few years which has made me curious about her work. Getting a book collecting all of her best stories in one handy volume is pretty sweet!
This week, I received lot of exciting new audiobooks for review. With thanks to Harper Audio, I snagged a couple of YA titles I’ve had my eye on, including the highly anticipated The Iron Raven by Julie Kagawa, and a new fantasy debut called The Bright and the Pale by Jessica Rubinkowski. I was also happy when the audiobook of The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Durst became available to request, because I think it has the potential to be a really good listen. There were also quite a few early ALC titles offered, and I couldn’t help but be drawn to the synopsis for Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson, a mystery thriller about a mother who will stop at nothing to get her abducted infant son back.
And speaking of thrillers, with thanks to Penguin Random House Audio, I also received The Downstairs Neighbor by Helen Cooper. Not gonna lie, the blurb comparing it to Shari Lapena’s work was a big part of why I wanted to take a look. Last but not least, I was also super pumped to receive a listening copy of Quiet In Her Bones by Nalini Singh. I’ve always wanted to read her, maybe 2021 will finally be the year!
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!