Bookshelf Roundup: 10/24/21: 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.

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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!

The amazing folks at Tor.com were great to me this week. A big thanks to them for review copies of the following: Flowers For the Sea by Zin E. Rocklyn is described as a novella that reads like Rosemary’s Baby by way of Octavia E. Butler, so just give it to me already! Also received was a surprise ARC of Where the Drowned Girls Go by Seanan McGuire, reminding me once again I should be reading the Wayward Children series because all I’ve heard are good things. This is the seventh book though, so I have a ways to go to catch up. And I also received an an ARC of Redwood and Wildfire by Andrea Hairston which I believe is a reissue, bringing back this award winning novel whose themes are just as or perhaps even more relevant today.

In the digital haul, with thanks to Dreamscape Media for a listening copy of The Hidden by Melanie Golding. I’ve been wanting to read this one since I read her debut Little Darlings! As well, thank to Macmillan Audio for a listening copy of Gilded by Marissa Meyer. I really liked her Lunar Chronicles series, so I was excited when I found out she was writing a retelling of Rumpelstiltskin.

Reviews

All These Bodies by Kendare Blake (4 of 5 stars)
A Spindle Splintered by Alix E. Harrow (3.5 of 5 stars)

The Expanse Reread

This past week I took part in Orbit’s epic reread event for The Expanse series by James S.A. Corey, and in case you missed it, my re-review of book 7 Persepolis Rising went up yesterday so check it out! Get excited for Leviathan Falls!

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!

22 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 10/24/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

  1. I’ve actually got nothing for any of November. So… maybe I’ll have time to read an Expanse book or two. Or one of the Babel ones. But I kinda doubt it 😂 I’ve honestly never heard of any of these, don’t suppose there are any you’d already recommend?

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    • I do like Novembers and Decembers with their lighter book release schedules, equals more time for me to catch up as well 🙂 Anyway, The Hidden was really good! Kind of a mystery thriller with mythological elements. They kept the fantasy aspects vague, which I appreciated 🙂

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  2. I really need to read the expanse series – and the Wayward children (which I did read the first one and enjoyed it). Currently reading The Hidden – early days yet but okay so far.
    Lynn ;D

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  3. Like you, I’m ALL the way behind in the Wayward Children series, though I’ve been buying them in anticipation of enjoying them. What a bad habit! 🙂

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  4. I keep hearing about Flowers For the Sea – I’d love to give that a read. The Expanse is something I’ve been meaning to read since book 1 came out, but I just haven’t found my way into it.

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