Bookshelf Roundup: 06/19/21: Stacking the Shelves & Recent Reads

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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!

Only a couple books in the mail this week. First, with thanks to Tor Books for the arrival of a finished copy of The Witness for the Dead by Katherine Addison, the standalone sequel to The Goblin Emperor. I enjoyed the first book, so I’m really looking forward to returning to Maia’s world!

Also a huge thank you to Del Rey for sending along an ARC of The Free Bastards by Jonathan French, the conclusion to The Lot Lands trilogy. We’ve already gotten Jackal and Fetch’s stories, so it’s only fair that we follow Oats this time around! The “thrice” (a term for a three-quarters orc) has always been one of my favorite characters, so I’m pretty excited about this one.

On the digital front though, we have a pretty full haul. With thanks to Tantor Audio for listening copies of The Ones We’re Meant to Find by Joan He and Horrid by Katrina Leno. I’m so glad these books got audio editions, better late than never! Also thank you to Harper Audio for The Chariot at Dusk by Swati Teerdhala, the final installment of the epic Tiger at Midnight trilogy.

As well, thank you to Macmillan Audio for the following ALCs: Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby is a mystery thriller that’s been gaining a lot of buzz lately, and it does sound incredible! Not to be outshone, Dark Roads by Chevy Stevens also caught my eye, setting this summer up to be an excellent one for thrillers. And finally, I also grabbed A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers, a novella that kicks off a new series by the author called Monk & Robot. The book’s blurb sounds positively delightful and I’m always up for anything Becky Chambers writes.


Rabbits by Terry Miles (3.5 of 5 stars)
For the Wolf by Hannah Whitten (3.5 of 5 stars)
Survive the Night by Riley Sager (3 of 5 stars)
The Ice Lion by Kathleen O’Neal Gear (2 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!

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