Bookshelf Roundup: 05/15/21: 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!
Huge thanks to Tor Books this week, for sending me a finished copy of The Chosen and the Beautiful by Nghi Vo, a retelling of The Great Gatsby from the perspective of Jordan Baker, the famous golfer friend of Daisy Buchanan who has been reimagined as a queer immigrant from Vietnam who can work magic and see ghosts. The idea is definitely ambitious and interesting, and I certainly hope it’ll be as good as it sounds.
And courtesy of Tor Teen, I also received Dark Shores, Dark Skies, and Gilded Serpent by Danielle L. Jensen from her Dark Shores trilogy. I was actually just pitched the last book but they sent all three, so that was a surprise! At least I’m caught up, so I’m excited to see how everything will tie together.
I was also happy to receive an ALC of Daughter of Sparta by Claire M. Andrews this week. It’s YA historical fantasy so I’m a little wary, but the mythological angle was just too tempting! With thanks to Hachette Audio.
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!