Booking Ahead: September 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.

It’s time to take a look at the TBR pile and select some reads for the coming month. Here’s a selection of what I’m hoping to read…

I’ve already started Pines by Blake Crouch and it’s such a page-turner that the other two books, Wayward and The Last Town are definitely going onto my TBR list. Whether I’ll read straight through or choose a totally different book in between I’m not sure yet.

The arrival of autumn usually sees me craving something a little gothic or slightly spooky in my reading choices. Actually, parts of Pines have been a little creepy, and if the book ends on a cliff-hanger I might not be able to resist carrying on.

In keeping with a change of reading mood, and Readers Imbibing Peril (#RIPXV) happening through September and October, a few other titles catching my eye at the moment are…

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. I watched The Turning recently, and there’s a new Netflix series apparently loosely based on this story, so am tempted to check it out.

Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver – I love the description, a ‘darkly gothic thriller’, and the setting of the manor house out in the wilderness. It sounds like the ideal scenario for some autumnal evening reading.

I Am Dust by Louise Beech – Eerie events haunting the new cast during a revival of a musical called Dust. Sounds tempting…

I’m also interested in sampling at least a couple more of the Dark Corners collection after I enjoyed The Sleep Tight Motel so much. There are a few more stories, most of which sound intriguing, and being able to read a whole story in one sitting is still pretty unique to me.

I doubt I’ll be able to manage even half of this list over the course of one month, so some titles may make a reappearance in October.

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.


7 thoughts on “Booking Ahead: September 2020

  1. Elyse LeMieux says:

    I really enjoyed the Wayward Pines trilogy. You will want to read one after the other! I hated The Turn of the Screw. I tried listening to it (narrated by Emma Thompson no less!) and I tried reading the public domain e-book. I couldn’t get into it.

    I’m doing a readalong of The Woman in White for Sept/Oct. And reading To Sleep in a Sea of Stars. Otherwise, I have noooo idea what I’m reading. lol.


    • pagesandtea says:

      Pines is so good 🙂 I think I’ll carry straight on to book 2.
      I read The Woman in White a long time ago but can’t remember that much about it now. Hope you enjoy your readalong 🙂


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