Booking Ahead: March 2018

Booking Ahead is a feature on Pages and Tea where I glance through my never-ending TBR list/pile and select a few potential reads for the coming month. If I’m not reading books I love talking about books I’d like to read, so this post is a perfect excuse to do just that.

Welcome to another wander through my endless TBR pile. Here are a few of the books I hope to read over the coming month…

New Books

I hadn’t been to the library for a while, so imagine my delight when I went to the requests shelf and found this little stack of beautiful-looking books waiting for me. I was surprised at the size of some of them, so it might be optimistic to think that I’ll manage to tackle all of these in March, especially when you see what I’ve listed as my Backlist read for the month, but here’s hoping…

The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin – This book looks beautiful. I love the dark, detailed cover and the gold detailing and the maps inside. And I got a brand new copy from the library so it’s pristine. I love new books.
It’s historical, sounds mysterious and was recommended for fans of The Essex Serpent (which I loved) so I have high hopes for this book.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton – This sounds so intriguing. A murder mystery with a twist as one of the characters relives the time leading up to the murder over and over from the point of view of other guests at a party until he can solve the murder.

The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gower – I know you shouldn’t judge a book by it’s cover but this one is really very pretty. If I hadn’t pre-requested it from the library just seeing this book in the shop would have been enough to draw my interest.
The story sounds a little magical – a captain has apparently sold a ship for what appears to be a mermaid. Can’t wait to see how that turns out.

Books from the Backlist

It by Stephen King – I dusted off my e-reader and have started this mammoth read for the second time. It’s a few years since I read it before but quite a lot has stayed in memory, particularly from the childhood sections. Am still enjoying the book second time around.
This book may well be the reason that nothing from the above section will be read during March!

What are you hoping to read this month? Have you read of my picks, and if so what did you think?
See you again next month for another Booking Ahead.

14 thoughts on “Booking Ahead: March 2018

  1. robyn-lee samuels says:

    One of my current reads is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. I noticed you have similar title in your list and almost thought it was a sequel. LOL. I’m hoping to get through my March ARCs and maybe a the Mocking Jay. And as soon as My ARCs are under control I’ll dive into The Stone sky.

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    • pagesandtea says:

      I’ve seen The Seven Husbands… on a few blogs lately and thought it was something I might like to check out but then totally forgot to check whether the library have it, so thanks for the reminder 🙂
      Hope you manage to get your ARCs under control soon.

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    • pagesandtea says:

      It’s probably the longest book i’ve ever read 🙂 I’m still enjoying it second time around but I’m getting conscious off my mounting pile of library books, some of which have other requests on them.

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