Bookshelf Roundup: 04/17/21: 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!

Only a few new arrivals in the mailbox this week, so this update will be a quick one. First, I received an ARC of Gone for Good by Joanna Schaffhausen, with thanks to Minotaur Books. They’ve been sending me a lot of great thrillers lately, and this one’s the opening volume of a new mystery series featuring a female sleuth on the trail of a serial killer after a cold case is reopened.

Courtesy of the kind folks at Grand Central Publishing, I also received Breakout by Paul Herron, which is a thriller as well, but of a different sort. A correctional officer and an ex-cop flee from a Category 5 hurricane in this edgy page-turner, but the only place of refuge is a maximum-security prison where its eight hundred blood-crazed inmates have been released and left to fend for themselves as floodwaters rise. Okay, this sounds totally bonkers, but now I want to read it so badly!

My thanks also to the awesome team at Subterranean Press for an ARC of The Best of David Brin, an anthology described as a major retrospective collection of the author’s short stories, gathered across his career which spans many decades. This is a huge book, containing more than twenty of Brin’s award winning work.

Just one audiobook in the digital haul this week. I’ve been contemplating picking up The Last Watch by J.S. Dewes for a while, but finally decided to get off the fence recently when I saw some promising reviews on Goodreads and high praise from a couple bloggers I follow. When a listening copy was offered to me for review, I took the opportunity, with thanks to Macmillan Audio.


The Lost Village by Camilla Sten (4 of 5 stars)
All the Murmuring Bones by A.G. Slatter (4 of 5 stars)
The Light of Midnight Stars by Rena Rossner (3.5 of 5 stars)
The Stolen Kingdom by Jillian Boehme (3 of 5 stars)

What I’ve Been Reading

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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!:)

17 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 04/17/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I really like when they take the extra effort and artistry to integrate cover text into the cover design, so I like the cover of Gone for Good. It’s a simple thing, and has nothing to do with how good the story is, but it stands out to me. 🙂


  2. OOh nice! Those are all totally 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. Hmmm not many books this week. Maybe you can go outside (unless you got snow like we did) But, I hope you won’t have to spend time with your family instead… 😂


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