Bookshelf Roundup: 11/06/21: 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!

Another quick update this week, but it’s also the beginning of the month so there are a few audiobooks additions, and there were also a couple new arrivals in the mailbox. Huge thank to Tor Books for an ARC of The Starless Crown by James Rollins. I’ve only known Rollins as a thriller and mystery author, but apparently he started out with fantasy, so it’s quite exciting that he’s starting this new series called Moon Fall.

Also big thanks to Minotaur Books for this surprise arrival of The Return of the Pharaoh by Nicholas Meyer. For obvious reasons the title caught my attention right away, but then there was also the tagline of “From the reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.” I found out this is actually the fifth book of a series, but I really hope it can be read as a standalone!


Gimme the thrillers! With thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for a listening copy of Everything We Didn’t Say by Nicole Baart, as well as Macmillan Audio for The Golden Couple by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Also thank you to Tantor Audio for a listening copy of Noor by Nnedi Okorafor, which is pretty timely seeing as it’s Sci-Fi Month.


ReDawn by Brandon Sanderson and Janci Patterson (4 of 5 stars)
The Corpse Flower by Anne Mette Hancock (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!

17 Comments on “Bookshelf Roundup: 11/06/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads”

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  2. I’m currently listening to The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and enjoying the stories, so I’m curious about The Return of the Pharaoh (though always a bit nervious about someone else taking the helm of a favorite character/series). Can’t wait to read your thoughts on The Body Scount. That’s one I really enjoyed.


    • I enjoyed The Body Scout a lot, as you’ve probably seen from my review already! And I hear ya about Sherlock Holmes retellings, etc. I am a sucker for them too, but you get some good ones and you get some bad ones.


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