Bookshelf Roundup: 04/24/21: 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.
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!
First, with thanks to Minotaur Books for sending me a review copy of Thief of Souls by Brian Klingborg, kicking off a new series called Inspector Lu Fei Mysteries about a young graduate from China’s top police college assigned to solve crimes in a sleepy backwater town in the north where practically nothing ever happens—until a young woman is found dead with her organs removed and joss papers stuffed in her mouth.
Also thanks to Subterranean Press for an ARC of Everything in All the Wrong Order: The Best of Chaz Brenchley featuring a collection of the author’s short stories. Unfortunately, as of this writing I can find very little information on this book—no Goodreads link, or even a page on the publisher website—but I’m sure that will change soon as we get closer to the book’s release date at the end of August. Chaz Brenchley fans take note!
I was also very excited earlier this week to receive an ARC of Capture the Crown by Jennifer Estep with huge thanks to the amazing team at HarperVoyager. I really enjoyed the Crown of Shards trilogy and love that this new series called Gargoyle Queen is set in the same world.
And also thank you to the awesome folks at Titan Books for a review copy of Aliens: Infiltrator by Weston Ochse, because they know how much I love my media tie-ins! This one is the prequel to the upcoming Aliens: Fireteam video game, a cooperative third-person survival shooter slated to come out later this year. Honestly, there’s not much known about the game at the moment, not even a hard release date, and I’m still on the fence about whether I’ll pick it up. Maybe this book will help me decide, if the story intrigues me!
A couple of audiobook additions to the digital review pile this week. Though technically, I received Instinct by Jason M. Hough at the beginning of the month but forgot to feature it, and welp, that needed to be rectified! I’ve enjoyed Jason’s work a great deal, and can’t wait to check this one out too, with thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio. Next, I also received a listening copy of We Are Satellites by Sarah Pinsker, with thanks to Penguin Audio. She’s an author I still need to read, and I have a good feeling it’ll be happening soon, as I have this on my reading list for early next month.
Fugitive Telemetry by Martha Wells (5 of 5 stars)
Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone (3.5 of 5 stars)
The Galaxy, and the Ground Within by Becky Chambers (3.5 of 5 stars)
The Dispatcher: Murder by Other Means by John Scalzi (3.5 of 5 stars)
What I’ve Been Reading
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!