Bookshelf Roundup: 06/05/21: 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!
With thanks to Orbit Books for a review copy of Catalyst Gate by Megan E. O’Keefe, the third and final installment in The Protectorate trilogy!
Also thank you to Random House for a finished copy of Scorpion by Christian Cantrell, a high concept technothriller about a cat-and-mouse hunt for an international killer known as the Elite Assassin.
And also my thanks to Minotaur/Wednesday Books for an ARC of Enola Holmes and the Black Barouche by Nancy Springer, which is technically the seventh volume in the series but can be read as a standalone. In fact, the last book came out more than a decade ago, so this is definitely more of the series revival following the success of the Netflix movie more than anything!
Huge thanks also to Hachette Audio for the following audiobooks added to the digital review pile this month: A Season of Sinister Dreams by Tracy Banghart is a YA court intrigue fantasy, and The Retreat by Elisabeth de Mariaffi is a locked room mystery-thriller with a snowy setting that I’ve been looking forward to checking out.
The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell (4 of 5 stars)
The Lights of Prague by Nicole Jarvis (4 of 5 stars)
The Trouble With Peace by Joe Abercrombie (4 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!