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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

Inlinkz Link Party

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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)

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Stacking the Shelves

This is the post-ALA “OMG what have I done” stack. OMG it’s a lot.

Before anyone starts thinking about book hoarding and/or taking ARCs that should be reserved for librarians who are still working in libraries, all of these were eARCs. A few were for books that popped up on NetGalley or Edelweiss after I closed out last week’s Stacking the Shelves in order to go to the conference, but most are books I saw or heard about at the conference that looked and/or sounded like good reads for me. The proof of that will be in the reading, of course.

And for anyone wondering when on Earth I’ll get around to all these books, the answer is that I probably won’t. In the end, for very long definitions of end, I ultimately review about half of what I get, which is one of the reasons I get eARCs. I read about 250 books a year. Some things I try and they just fail me – or I’m just not feeling it at the time and forget to go back. Or life happens. Doesn’t it happen to everyone?

So many books, so little time!

For Review:
Aftershocks (Palladium Wars #1) by Marko Kloos
Aloha Rodeo by David Wolman and Julian Smith
American Moonshot by Douglas Brinkley
American Pop by Snowden Wright
Anything But a Duke (Duke’s Den #2) by Christy Carlyle
The Binding by Bridget Collins
The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson
Black Leopard, Red Wolf (Dark Star #1) by Marlon James
The Bride Test (Kiss Quotient #2) by Helen Hoang
Cowboy to the Core (Gold Valley #6) by Maisey Yates
Dangerous Waters (First Responders #7) by Radclyffe
The Deepest Blue (Tales of Renthia #1) by Sarah Beth Durst
Glory Road by Lauren K. Denton
It Never Goes Away by Anne L. Koch
No Ordinary Texas Billionaire (Devil’s Rock at Whiskey River #3) by Eve Gaddy
Ransom (Benson Security #4) by Janet E. Henderson
Sentinel of Darkness (Darkness #8) by Katie Reus
Slow Ride (Road to Love #2) by Lori Foster
Spindle’s End by Jessica Marting
The Tenth Muse by Catherine Chung
This Heart of Mine by C.C. Hunter
Today We Go Home by Kelli Estes
Traitor’s Codex (Crispin Guest #11) by Jeri Westerson
Where Oblivion Lives (Los Nefilim #1) by T. Frohock

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Children of Earth and Sky by Guy Gavriel Kay
How Long ‘Til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin
Minimum Wage Magic (DFZ #1) by Rachel Aaron
Oria’s Enchantment (Sorcerous Moons #5) by Jeffe Kennedy
River of Stars (Under Heaven #2) by Guy Gavriel Kay
Star Crossed: 7 Novels of Space Exploration, Alien Races, Adventure, and Romance by Christine Pope, C. Gockel, Carol Van Natta, Lindsay Buroker, Greta van der Rol, Alexis Glynn Latner, Pauline Baird Jones
Under Heaven (Under Heaven #1) by Guy Gavriel Kay
White Fragility by Robin J. DiAngelo

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Stacking the Shelves

As you read this, I am at the ALA Midwinter Conference, desperately trying not to pick up “all the things” – as in all the books I see pretty much everywhere. Even though I resist the impulse to grab print ARCS as much as I can, I can usually talk the publishers into sending me a NetGalley or Edelweiss widget. And I always leave with a LONG list of books I want to read!

In the meantime, here’s what I picked up BEFORE we left.

For Review:
The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason
Milady by Laura L. Sullivan
Radicalized by Cory Doctorow
Shadowblade by Anna Kashina

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Time’s Children by D.B. Jackson (audio)

Free from the publisher:
The Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander ( eBook Club)

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Stacking the Shelves

It didn’t feel like I was picking much up this week – at least not until Macmillan dumped their latest into Edelweiss. As they include Tor Books, that usually fills up my list quite nicely!

I’m trying to be a bit better about not grabbing so much when I know I won’t get to them all. I don’t feel as guilty because they are all eARCs, but it does make my to-do list look like “dreaming the impossible dream”. But the covers always look so tempting!

For Review:
Empress of Forever by Max Gladstone
Gideon the Ninth (The Ninth House #1) by Tamsyn Muir
The Last Tsar’s Dragons by Jane Yolen and Adam Stemple
Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey
Medusa in the Graveyard (Medusa Cycle #2) by Emily Devenport
Target of One’s Own (Night Stalkers 5E #4) by M.L. Buchman
Triple Jeopardy (Daniel Pitt #2) by Anne Perry
The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell

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Stacking the Shelves

It does look like things are picking back up, doesn’t it? And I still have two books that aren’t on the list because they don’t have covers yet. On the other hand, one of those listed here (Susan Wiggs’ Oysterville Sewing Circle) won’t be published until August and it DOES have a cover.

No one ever said that the publishing industry makes sense. Actually, there are plenty of people like Kristine Kathryn Rusch who have provided ample evidence that the traditional publishing industry doesn’t make sense!

For Review:
Fatal Inheritance by Rachel Rhys
Fire Season (Eric Carter #4) by Stephen Blackmoore
If This Goes On edited by Cat Rambo
The Oysterville Sewing Circle by Susan Wiggs
Phoenix Falling (Wildlands #5) by Laura Bickle
The Pursuits of Lord Kit Cavanaugh (Cavanaughs #2) by Stephanie Laurens
A Touch of Forever (Cowboys of Colorado #3) by Jo Goodman

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
The Last Sun (Tarot Sequence #1) by K.D. Edwards
Medusa Uploaded (Medusa Cycle #1) by Emily Devenport

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Stacking the Shelves

The stack is still short. Just barely tall enough to make a decent pancake breakfast – and that’s only after a couple of last minute additions. I actually have two other new books, but they are still sans covers, so I’ll wait to post them. It does look like things are picking back up at NetGalley and Edelweiss after the holidays, so next week’s stack should be a bit taller. We’ll see…

For Review:
An Illusion of Thieves (Chimera #1) by Cate Glass
No Country for Old Gnomes (Tales of Pell #2) by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne
Touch of Eon (Eon Warriors #2) by Anna Hackett
Titanshade by Dan Stout
Wild Country (World of the Others #2) by Anne Bishop
Zachary’s Christmas (Night Stalkers White House #4) by M.L. Buchman (review)

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
The Glory of the Empress (Evgardian #3) by Sean Danker
The Order War (Saga of Recluce #4) by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. (audio)

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Stacking the Shelves

This was almost the “Empty Shelf” edition of Stacking the Shelves, but…there was a sale. And something popped up on Edelweiss at the last minute. AND I remembered that there was a book on my “anticipated shelf” at Edelweiss that never did have an available eARC. And so on and so forth. And, as always, so many books, so little time.

But this is also the pre-New Years’ edition of Stacking the Shelves, and there is plenty of time to wish you and yours a Happy New Year, one hopefully filled with good luck, good health, much happiness and plenty of great books to read!

For Review:
Templar Silks by Elizabeth Chadwick

Purchased from Amazon/Audible:
Alice Payne Arrives (Alice Payne #1) by Kate Heartfield
Ninefox Gambit (Machineries of Empire #1) by Yoon Ha Lee
Raven Stratagem (Machineries of Empire #2) by Yoon Ha Lee
Revenant Gun (Machineries of Empire #3) by Yoon Ha Lee