Bookshelf Roundup: 11/27/21: 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.
For those Stateside, I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving (and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably still working off the turkey coma). This weekend is all about staying in with a good book!
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!
Kicking us off this week is Absynthe by Brendan P. Bellecourt, a very cool mix of sci-fi and alternate history set in a version of Roaring 20s Chicago. Really, can it get any more awesome than that? Thanks so much to DAW Books for sending me a review copy.
Up next, with thanks to Tor Books sending me an ARC of The Bone Orchard by Sara A. Mueller. This is one I’ve had my eye on for a while, and a lush, gothic mystery full of secrets and magic sounds right up my alley.
With thanks also to Grand Central Publishing for an ARC of Killer View by Roy Johansen, a thriller which follows two kick-ass women as they embark on a hunt for a missing businessman while trying to stay ahead of a long list of suspects which include murderers, drug kingpins, and other bloodthirsty criminals.
My next arrivals are a couple of Middle Grade books. My thanks to the amazing team at Wunderkind PR and at Quill Tree Books for a review copy of The Halloween Moon by Joseph Fink, which might be a little past the season (it was actually a July release), but I believe any time is good for a Halloween story.
And finally, with thanks to Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers for an ARC of Spy School: The Graphic Novel by Stuart Gibbs, a comic adaptation of the hit sensation by the author. I thought this would be a great one for my 9-year-old daughter, though if I’m to be honest, I’m actually quite interested in checking it out as well. It’s been a while since she’s done a guest review for me, but maybe this time we’ll do one together.
Only one audiobook in the digital haul this week. With thanks to Dreamscape Media for a listening copy of The Hunger of Crows by Richard Chiappone, a new thriller set in Alaska.
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!