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Stacking the Shelves

Ouch! This one got kind of big, didn’t it? Oodles of things came in for my committee, for a contest I’m judging, and just because they looked good. And some thing fell into more than one category – but not nearly enough!

Some of this is tsundoku, that fear of running out of things to read. While I never actually run out of things to read, I do occasionally run out of things I’m in the mood for at a particular moment. Doesn’t everyone?

For Review:
The Body Lies by Jo Baker
The Butterfly Girl by Rene Denfeld
A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
Dearly Beloved (Match Made in Heaven #1) by Peggy Jaeger
The Electric Hotel by Dominic Smith
Finding Kat (Windsor Falls #5) by Kimberley O’Malley
Forgotten Bones (Dead Remaining #1) by Vivian Barz
The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez
The Girl in Red by Christina Henry
How to Hack a Heartbreak by Kristin Rockaway
The House of Brides by Jane Cockram
How Could She by Lauren Mechling
Learning to Love (Serendipity #3) by Jennifer Wilck
A Love Like Yours (Love Story Duet #1) by Robin Huber
Mischief and Mayhem (Whiskey Sisters #2) by L.E. Rico
Must Be Crazy (Darling Cove #3) by Deborah Garland
The Parisian by Isabella Hammad
Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn
The Reluctant Princess (Charm City Hearts #1) by M.C. Vaughan
Relative Fortunes (Julia Kydd #1) by Marlowe Benn
Rules for Visiting by Jessica Francis Kane
Second Time Around (Second Glances #1) by Nancy Herkness
Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter
Summerlings by Lisa Howorth
Treacherous Strand (Inishowen #3) by Andrea Carter
Winter Grave (Embla Nyström #2) by Helene Tursten
You, Me and the Sea by Meg Donohue

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
European Travel for the Monstrous Gentlewoman (Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #2) by Theodora Goss (audio)
His Contract (Legally Bound #3) by Rebecca Grace Allen

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Yesterday was my birthday, and I seem to be having a bit of a sad about it. I’m not sure whether it’s the birthday, that the number of birthdays is so many at this point, that the people who knew me way back when are all either deceased or no longer part of my life, or all of the above.

I guess I’ll just have to keep reading until the feeling passes!

For Review:
Cold Storage by David Koepp
The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t with Her Mind by Jackson Ford
Girls Like Us by Cristina Alger
Gravity is the Thing by Jaclyn Moriarty
Just One Bite by Jack Heath
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Till Sudden Death Do Us Part (Ishmael Jones #7) by Simon R. Green
Unraveling by Karen Lord
What Rose Forgot by Nevada Barr

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
The Death of Chaos (Saga of Recluce #5) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.

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Stacking the Shelves

Audible was having a sale. A whole bunch of really interesting audios for $5 each. I had to restrain myself!

A couple of books that I’ve been waiting for popped up on NetGalley and Edelweiss. It was a good and interesting week for new books. I always look forward to Diesel’s adventures (The Cat in the Stacks series). The covers, which feature the handsome fellow, always make me smile.

And last but definitely not least, my Annual Blogo-Birthday Celebration starts on MONDAY!

For Review:
The Absinthe Earl (Faery Rehistory #1) by Sharon Lynn Fisher
American Witch (American Witch #1) by Thea Harrison
Becoming Superman by J. Michael Straczynski
The Book Charmer by Karen Hawkins
Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
A Justified Murder (Medlar #2) by Jude Deveraux
The Last Thing You Surrender by Leonard Pitts
Lone Wolf Cowboy (Gold Valley #7) by Maisey Yates
The Lost Daughter by Gill Paul
Never Look Back by Alison Gaylin
The Pawful Truth (Cat in the Stacks #11) by Miranda James
Prairie Fever by Michael Parker
Queen Bee by Dorothea Benton Frank
Recursion by Blake Crouch
The Spies of Shilling Lane by Jennifer Ryan
The Summer Country by Lauren Willig
Walking to Aldebaran by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Girl Waits with Gun (Kopp Sisters #5) by Amy Stewart (audio)
The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club #1) by Theodora Goss (audio)

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Stacking the Shelves

Not so huge this week. I’m hopeful that this will be the new normal.

There’s a book in this stack that I want to start YESTERDAY and I can’t. I have too many in the queue that are due immediately. But I want, I want, I want to read Wolf Rain SO BAD!

For Review:
Atlas Alone (Planetfall #4) by Emma Newman
Fireborn (Born Prophecy #1) by Katie Macalister
Lost in You (Petal, Georgia #2) by Lauren Dane
The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling
The Midnight Call by Jode Millman
Pirate’s Pleasure (Sentinels of Savannah #3) by Lisa Kessler
Say No to the Duke (Wildes of Lindow Castle #4) by Eloisa James
The Scent of Murder (Jazz Ramsey #1) by Kylie Logan
Their Discovery (Legally Bound #3) by Rebecca Grace Allen
Waste Tide by Chen Qiufan
Wolf Rain (Psy-Changeling Trinity #3, Psy-Changeling #18) by Nalini Singh

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Stacking the Shelves

I can’t call this a small stack, but it is slightly less large than the past few!

For Review:
The Age of Light by Whitney Scharer
The Alchemist of Lost Souls (Bianca Goddard #4) by Mary Lawrence
Catfishing on CatNet by Naomi Kritzer
End Transmission (Galactic Cold War #3) by Robyn Bachar
The Extinction Agenda by Michael Laurence
Five Unicorn Flush (Reason #2) by T.J. Berry
Hell Squad: Griff (Hell Squad #17) by Anna Hackett
Lonen’s Reign (Sorcerous Moons #6) by Jeffe Kennedy
The Resurrectionist of Caligo by Wendy Trimbold and Alicia Zaloga
A Silken Thread by Kim Vogel Sawyer
Singapore Sapphire (Harriet Gordon #1) by A.M. Stuart
Tightrope (Burning Cove #3) by Amanda Quick
Time’s Demon (Islevale #2) by D.B. Jackson
The Triangle by Dan Koboldt, Mindy McGinnis and Sylvia Wrigley

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Stacking the Shelves

There’s a part of me that is afraid, very afraid, that the stacks for the rest of the year are all going to look like this. I have things for my committee, things to review for the LJ and thing that just looked good. And I have a lot of them.

So many books, so little time!

For Review:
The Assassin of Verona (William Shakespeare Thriller #2) by Benet Brandreth
The Austen Playbook (London Celebrities #4) by Lucy Parker
The Bookish Life of Nina Hill by Abbi Waxman
A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World by C.A. Fletcher
A Brightness Long Ago by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins
The Devil Aspect by Craig Russell
Forever Wolf (Legend of All Wolves #3) by Maria Vale
The Ghost Manuscript by Kris Frieswick
The Guest Book by Sarah Blake
The Invited by Jennifer McMahon
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
Never Deny a Duke (Decadent Dukes Society #3) by Madeline Hunter
The October Man (Rivers of London #7.5) by Ben Aaronovitch
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
Run Away by Harlan Coben
Seven Blades in Black (Grave of Empires #1) by Sam Sykes
Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City by K.J. Parker
Theater of Spies (Tales from the Black Chamber #2) by S.M. Stirling
The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer
The Violent Century by Lavie Tidhar

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Doctor Who: Scratchman by Tom Baker, read by Tom Baker! (audio)

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Stacking the Shelves

This very tall stack is the last – but far, far, far from the least – of the ALA Midwinter fallout. Hopefully I’ll be back to the usual dozen or so books next week. Putting this together is a monster!

Also, inlinkz has unfortunately dropped their “classic” version, so the link up is a bit different. If you have a comment about how the linkup works now, please let me know. Not that I can change what inlinkz does, but I can look for different service to accomplish the same thing.

For Review:
American Magic by Zach Fehst
Archaeology from Space by Sarah Parcak
Beijing Payback by Daniel Nieh
Big Bang by David Bowman
Breathe In, Cash Out by Madeleine Henry
The Chocolate Maker’s Wife by Karen Brooks
Crêpe Expectations (Pancake House #5) by Sarah Fox
Dahlia Black by Keith Thomas
Death and Other Happy Endings by Melanie Cantor
Deep River by Karl Marlantes
The Dragon Republic (Poppy War #2) by R.F. Kuang
A Duke in Disguise (Regency Impostors #2) by Cat Sebastian
The Eagle Has Landed edited by Neil Clarke
The Earl Next Door (First Comes Love #1) by Amelia Grey
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
Famous Men Who Never Lived by K. Chess
The Flight Girls by Noelle Salazar
The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer
The Girl He Used to Know by Tracey Garvis Graves
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Growing Things and Other Stories by Paul Tremblay
The Hard Stuff by David Gordon
Her Other Secret by HelenKay Dimon
A Hero Born (Legends of the Condor Heroes #1) by Jin Yong
Inspection by Josh Malerman
Kingdom of Exiles (Beast Charmer #1) by Maxym M. Martineau
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman
Life and Other Inconveniences by Kristan Higgins
Lost Roses by Martha Hall Kelly
The Mage-Fire War (Saga of Recluce #21) by L.E. Modesitt Jr.
Meet Me in Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
The Most Fun We Ever Had by Claire Lombardo
Normal People by Sally Rooney
Nottingham by Nathan Makaryk
The Plus One by Sarah Archer
The Redemption of Time (Remembrance of Earth’s Past #4) by Baoshu, translated by Ken Liu
Reverb (Twisted Wishes #3) by Anna Zabo
The Right Sort of Man by Allison Montclair
The Right Swipe (Modern Love #1) by Alisha Rai
The Rogue of Fifth Avenue (Uptown Girls #1) by Joanna Shupe
Sisters of Summer’s End (Summer Resort #2) by Lori Foster
The Summer of Sunshine and Margot by Susan Mallery
The Summer Retreat (Moonlight Harbor #3) by Sheila Roberts
Supernova Era by Cixin Liu
The Third Mrs. Durst by Ann Aguirre
Vendetta in Death (In Death #49) by J.D. Robb
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
The Wedding Party (Wedding Date #3) by Jasmine Guillory
The Woman in the White Kimono by Ana Johns
The Yankee Widow by Linda Lael Miller

Purchased from Amazon:
Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

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Stacking the Shelves

I am doing this super early this week. We’ll have just gotten back from another trip sometime in the wee hours of this morning, and I hope to goodness I’m still sleeping while you read this.

I’m still processing the post-ALA fallout onto my shelves, and this post is MUCH easier to prep from my desktop computer – where I have two monitors. I’ve done it from my laptop, trying to pretend that my iPad is the second screen, and it sorta/kinda works, but not for a haul this big. It’s beginning to feel like I’m going to get the post-ALA Midwinter fallout processed just in time to deal with the post-ALA Annual fallout, and that doesn’t happen until the end of JUNE!

For Review:
The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall
After the Party by Cressida Connolly
Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson
Blackberry and Wild Rose by Sonia Velton
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Conviction of Cora Burns by Carolyn Kirby
The Devil’s Equinox by John Everson
A Dream of Death (Kate Hamilton #1) by Connie Berry
Exhalation by Ted Chiang
The Farm by Joanne Ramos
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik
The Last Time I Saw You by Liv Constantine
The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner
The Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler
The Little Teashop on Main by Jodi Thomas
Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim
No Saving Throw by Kristin McFarland
The Orphan’s Song by Lauren Kate
Paris 7 A.M. by Liza Wieland
The Poison Thread by Laura Purcell
Puppy Love (Service Puppies #1) by Lucy Gilmore
Rebel (Women Who Dare #1) by Beverly Jenkins
The Red Address Book by Sofia Lundberg
Resistance Women by Jennifer Chiaverini
The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames
The Sol Majestic by Ferrett Steinmetz
The Song of the Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning
Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi
Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths
The Takeover Effect (Singh Family #1) by Nisha Sharma
The Trial of Lizzie Borden by Cara Robertson
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
The Vanishing Man (Charles Lenox Prequel #2) by Charles Finch
Vessel by Lisa A. Nichols
We Hunt the Flame (Sands of Arawiya #1) by Hafsah Faizal
Westside by W.M. Akers
When Love Leads to Scandal (Townsbridges #1) by Sophie Barnes (review)
The Wisdom of Sally Red Shoes by Ruth Hogan

Purchased from Amazon:
Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Dark Star #1) by Marlon James (audio)

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Stacking the Shelves

This is still mostly ALA fallout. Or fall in. Or books falling on my virtual shelves. However one wants to frame that. I’ll be dealing with this fallout for at least a couple more weeks. It’s a good thing this stuff is 99% ebooks, or the UPS person would totally hate me!

For Review:
Beautiful Bad by Annie Ward
The Better Sister by Alafair Burke
The Book of Dreams by Nina George
The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman
Call Me Evie by JP Pomare
Cemetery Road by Greg Iles
Confessions of an Innocent Man by David R. Dow
The Dark Game by Jonathan Janz
Getting Hot with the Scot (Sometimes in Love #1) by Melonie Johnson
Gimme Some Sugar (Southern Eclectic #3) by Molly Harper
Grace After Henry by Eithne Shortall
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
Jacked Cat Jive (Kai Gracen #3) by Rhys Ford
The Last Act by Brad Parks
The Magnetic Girl by Jessica Handler
Miracle Creek by Angie Kim
My Lovely Wife by Samantha Downing
New Suns edited by Nisi Shawl
Old Baggage by Lissa Evans
The Pandora Room (Ben Walker #2) by Christopher Golden
The Perfect Assassin (Chronicles of Ghadid #1) by K.A. Doore
A Prince on Paper (Reluctant Royals #3) by Alyssa Cole
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
Stone Mothers by Erin Kelly
Swimming for Sunlight by Allie Larkin
The Unlikely Adventures of the Shergill Sisters by Balli Kaur Jaswal
Will Haunt You by Brian Kirk
The Wolf and the Watchman by Niklas Natt och Dag

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Dragon Age: Until We Sleep by David Gaider, Alexander Freed, Chad Hardin (hardcover)

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Stacking the Shelves

I severely underestimated how long the tail would be for books I saw/heard about/talked to people about at ALA. There are LOTS more in this week’s ginormous stack!

For Review:
Black Wings by Megan Hart
Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks
Death in a Darkening Mist (Lane Winslow #2) by Iona Whishaw
A Deceptive Devotion (Lane Winslow #6) by Iona Whishaw
Early Riser by Jasper Fforde
The Good Ones (Happy Ever After #1) by Jenn McKinlay
The Hiding Place by C.J. Tudor
The Homecoming by Andrew Pyper
The Huntress by Kate Quinn
It Begins in Betrayal (Lane Winslow #4) by Iona Whishaw
The Killer Collective by Barry Eisler
A Killer in King’s Cove (Lane Winslow #1) by Iona Whishaw
Lady Derring Takes a Lover (Palace of Rogues #1) by Julie Ann Long
The Lost Man by Jane Harper
The Lost Night by Andrea Bartz
Mission: Her Defense (Team 52 #4) by Anna Hackett
Never Tell by Lisa Gardner
The Night Olivia Fell by Christina McDonald
An Old, Cold Grave (Lane Winslow #3) by Iona Whishaw
The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict
The One You Fight For (Ones Who Got Away #3) by Roni Loren
A Ring of Truth (Henrietta and Inspector Howard #2) by Michelle Cox
A Sorrowful Sanctuary (Lane Winslow #5) by Iona Whishaw
Stroke of Luck (Sterling’s Montana #1) by B.J. Daniels
An Unconditional Freedom (Loyal League #3) by Alyssa Cole
When You Read This by Mary Adkins

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Fallen Empire Omnibus by Lindsay Buroker (currently FREE!)
Junkyard (Fractured Stars #0.5) by Lindsay Buroker (currently FREE!)
The Ruin of Kings (Chorus of Dragons #1) by Jenn Lyons (audio)