Stacking the Shelves (516)

I said these would start getting smaller, and they have. YAY! If you’re wondering why, it’s because of the ALA committee that I’m on, jokingly referred to as the ‘Overachievers’ Book Club’. To be eligible for the awards that we’re working on this year, a book has to be published between 11/1/2021 and 10/31/2022. While people can submit books for consideration up to the very end of the period, in reality we’re past the 90% mark. So stacks get shorter. Again, YAY!

This is my final year of eligibility for this particular committee. I’ll volunteer for something else, but most have shorter lists overall than this one does – hence the ‘Overachievers’ nickname.

Several here I’m REALLY looking forward to. A House with Good Bones because I love me some T. Kingfisher even when she’s writing horror. Witch King by Martha Wells of Murderbot fame because I’m interested in her take on fantasy and this looks like a standalone. And, most definitely and most surprisingly, Antimatter Blues by Edward Ashton. I loved its predecessor, Mickey7, but the ending didn’t seem like it was pointed at a potential sequel. Although I’m very happy to see that it spawned – or perhaps that should be cloned? – a sequel anyway!

For Review:
Antimatter Blues (Mickey7 #2) by Edward Ashton
The First Bright Thing by J.R. Dawson
A House with Good Bones by T. Kingfisher
Intrigue in Istanbul (Jane Wunderly #4) by Erica Ruth Neubauer
The London Séance Society by Sarah Penner
Red Team Blues by Cory Doctorow
A Rogue’s Rules for Seduction (Last Chance Scoundrels #3) by Eva Leigh
When the Angels Left the Old Country by Sacha Lamb
Witch King by Martha Wells

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Sweep of the Heart (Innkeeper Chronicles #6) by Ilona Andrews (preorder)

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    1. The covers for the Jane Wunderly series have all been in that same theme as Istanbul. They’re so pretty and very period. I’m hoping to review Witch King for Library Journal when we get into the new year. But it looks so good I’ll read it no matter what!
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  1. You always manage to come up with such an interesting collection of books! All sorts of genres – and some of the covers! So nice to see some different styles – I like the creativity of When Angels Left theOld Country – pretty cool. Hope you have a great week.
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys

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