Booking Ahead: August 2020

Booking Ahead is an opportunity to 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.

Here are a few of the books I’d like to read throughout August…

New Books

Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang – New York City, 1899. Tillie Pembroke’s sister lies dead, her body drained of blood and with two puncture wounds on her neck. Bram Stoker’s new novel, Dracula, has just been published, and Tillie’s imagination leaps to the impossible: the murderer is a vampire. But it can’t be—can it?
A reappearance on Booking Ahead for this book. I’ve read part of it already so it’s an ongoing read. I have ideas about who may be behind the killings so looking forward to seeing if I’m right.

Books from the Backlist

The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison – I’ve been tempted by this book a couple of times before and for some reason never started reading it. Then I see really enthusiastic comments about it online and I’m intrigued all over again.
I’ve finally decided that I’ll take the plunge and although I’m only just starting I do think it’s a story I’m going to enjoy, especially once I’ve mastered the pronunciation of the complicated names and titles! It’s a good thing that the guide to the Elflands is at the front of the e-book edition as I think it’s going to be very helpful.

The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett – At the moment I’m continuing with the Discworld novels in order so the further adventures of Rincewind and Twoflower are next on the list.

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.

9 thoughts on “Booking Ahead: August 2020

  1. Elyse LeMieux says:

    I listened to The Goblin Emperor and did not like it. I just felt like it didn’t go anywhere, it didn’t accomplish anything. I was disappointed. Hope you like it. The names are ridiculous. lol. I might be reading Opium & Absinthe this month as I am reading ARCs (or books I received as ARCs but did not get around to reading while they were still ARCs, lol) by BIPOC women.


    • pagesandtea says:

      I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. It’s still one of my favourite recent reads. Do you have the sequel too? I keep thinking I’d like to read a Western with added fantasy or horror so vampire gunslingers might be just the thing 😀


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