Stacking the Shelves: 12/16/17

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and it’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. You can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

Received for Review:


I was surprised to receive a finished copy of The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer in the mail recently thanks to Tor. This is the third book in her acclaimed Terra Ignota series. I won’t get to this for awhile since I’m behind on the series.

I also received an ARC of Blood of the Four by Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon from Harper Voyager – thanks guys! This is my first ARC from them and the synopsis sounds really cool. This will be published in early March, so I hope to have it read by then.

Lastly and perhaps most excitingly, I finally got my copy of Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft from Orbit! This book made a great impression amongst the SPFBO participants and was picked up by Orbit – big congrats to Bancroft on that. I’ve seen nothing but good reviews and can’t wait to check it out!

Books Purchased:


In addition to the audiobook I picked up the hardcover of Oathbringer by Brandon Sanderson. This book is too gorgeous not to own in hardcover, featuring beautifully illustrated endpapers, interior art, and a nice glyph impression on the cover.

While I was browsing Amazon, I decided to go ahead and get An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson too! I’ve heard so many good things about this and I LOVE anything Fey. Plus, it’s one of the prettiest books I own.

At long last I’ve received my signed copy of The Death of Dulgath by Michael J. Sullivan! This is actually part of a reward from the MJS graphic novel I backed on Kickstarted maaaany months ago. I’ve already listened to the audiobook, so this is just going to look pretty on my shelf until I have the chance to do  a re-read.

Both of these were Audible purchases – it’s one of the only ways I manage to check out older books! Guns of the Dawn by Adrian Tchaikovsky was a truly fantastic military fantasy and I’ll have a review up soon! A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness was somewhat less endearing, but not every book you pick up can be a winner. I’ll have a review up of this soon-ish also.

7 thoughts on “Stacking the Shelves: 12/16/17

  1. For discussion’s sake, what do you define as “older” in regards to books?
    I know some people consider a book old once it leaves Netgalley. Others have a “X years since publication” to be considered old. For me, it’s the 10 year mark. If it was published more than 10 years ago, it’s old. 2-10 years ago is “recent” and 0-2 years is “new”.

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