Bookshelf Roundup: 03/05/22: 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 the Wunderkind PR team as well as Saga Press for a review copy of Scorpica by G. R. Macallister. She also writes historical fiction under the name Greer Macallister, and this one is her epic fantasy debut. I hope to be reading this one soon, very curious to see how it will work out. Thank you also to Tor Books for a finished copy of Last Exit by Max Gladstone, which I’ve heard is a bit strange, but I love the author so I’m still eager and optimistic to try it. And last week, you may recall I received an eARC of Living Memory by David Walton, and this week I received the hard copy in the mail! Thank you again, David!
It’s the start of a new month so I picked up quite a few audiobooks in the digital haul this week. With thanks to Penguin Audio for an ALC of The Book of cold Cases by Simone St. James. After the amazing time I had with The Sun Down Motel, I’m looking forward to checking out another book by the author. Courtesy of Dreamscape Media, I also received a listening copy of The Damage Done by Michael Landweber, which looks like an intriguing sci-fi dystopian.
And huge thanks to Simon & Schuster Audio for review copies of some of their March releases! I’m very excited for Fevered Star by Rebecca Roanhorse, the sequel to her brilliant novel Black Sun. I also picked up All the White Spaces by Ally Wilkes because I love cold settings for my horror thrillers, and it doesn’t get much colder than the Antarctic. Next is Tell Me An Ending by Jo Harkin, a dystopian debut about a tech company that offers to delete unwanted memories and the consequences for those who wish to forget. And last but not least, The Children on the Hill by Jennifer McMahon was one I just couldn’t resist. I’ve never read anything by the author, and I hope to change that.
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!
Ahhh much better haul! I hope you try Last Exit because I’m really torn about whether to read it. It sounds good, but it also sounds like it might be kinda… you know. Hope everything is well and sleep is a thing that you’re getting now!!
It may be kind of weird? Haha, I know – I’ve heard some mixed things about Last Exit, I think it could go either way for me!
I’ve already eyed Scorpica and it seems promising, while I know I will grab whatever Rebecca Roanhorse writes without even looking at the synopsis… 😉
Haha, same here with Rebecca Roanhorse! And I think I will give Scorpica a go later this week, once I finish my current reads.
I have an copy of Fevered Star on the way. Of course, I’ll have to read Black Sun first. 🙂 And I really like that cover for The Damage Done. It took me a few seconds to figure out what I was looking at.
Nice! I think you will really like Black Sun – it’s AWESOME.
Ooh nice new reads! Those are all new to me ones but I hope you enjoy them all once you get to read them!
My StS will be up tomorrow, so stop by then if you can!
Have a GREAT day!
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I’ve been seeing lots of mixed ratings for Last Exit, so I passed on that one. But curious to hear your thoughts😁
Yeah, something tells me it’ll be a bit weird!
So many books I’ve been looking at! Looking forward to your thoughts on all of these. 😀
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I enjoyed Last Exit – BUT – of course there’s a ‘but’ – I felt it was drawn out. Look forward to reading your thoughts.
I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it! We have similar tastes 😀