Booking Ahead: April 2022

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.

Welcome to another edition of Booking Ahead, a chance to showcase a few of the books that are catching my eye at the moment. I have a feeling this month it’s going to be another month of bookish musings rather than definite reading plans, so, on to the books…

The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Described as ‘a charming tale of love and betrayal, and the struggle between conformity and passion, set in a world where scandal is a razor-sharp weapon’, I like the sound of this tale of magic amongst Loisail’s most notable socialites. It sounds like a romance with added magic.

The Viscount Who Loved Me by Julia Quinn – This is the second book in the Bridgertons series, and has mostly caught my eye because of the arrival of the latest tv series which I’ll probably end up watching at some point. I never got around to reading the first book, but I think this story features different main characters so I’m hoping that won’t matter too much.

The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex – Centres around a group of lighthouse keepers who went missing without any explanation. It sounds so mysterious, moving between the last weeks at the lighthouse and, two decades later, the people left behind, not knowing what happened to their loved ones.

The Kingdoms by Natasha Pulley – I’ve read a few of Natasha Pulley’s books in the past and always enjoyed them. This one follows Joe, a man with amnesia who, after finding a century-old postcard signed by someone known only as ‘M’, decides he must find this person, in the hope that he will also find out more about himself.

So, there are a few of the books that may feature in my reading this month. There’s also the chance that something completely unexpected will catch my eye…


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.

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8 thoughts on “Booking Ahead: April 2022

  1. Tammy says:

    I’m watching Bridgerton season two right now and loving it. I have heard there are some differences between this book and the show, and I will probably read the books at some point because I’m curious😁

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  2. Elyse LeMieux says:

    You’re better off not reading the first Bridgerton book anyway, it’s garbage. The second book is really good but they did change a LOT when they went to adapt it. So whichever you consume first, you will probably like better. lol. I just started A Chorus of Dragons series by Jenn Lyons. I read The Ruin of Kings last month and I started The Name of All Things today. They’re bigguns! I got an ARC of the final book and it pubs at the end of the month so these books will take up most of my reading time!

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    • pagesandtea says:

      I’ve watched the first episode of the series and am going to carry on with it this week so will be interested to see what they changed if/when I get around to reading the book.
      Sounds like you’ve had some good reads, that’s a series I hadn’t heard of before but I looked up the first book and it seems like something I might enjoy. You must read faster than I do, it takes me ages to read massive books 😀
      Enjoy your reads this month.

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      • Elyse LeMieux says:

        I am a fast reader and I’ve also been both reading and listening (through Kindle Unlimited and Hoopla) so that helps! Once I get to the third book, I won’t have that option though and will only have the audiobook. Lol. I did like the first book but she definitely formats the story very confusingly! Back in forth in time, two people telling the same person’s story, one being that person. It’s really hard to get used to and the same format is in the second book with a whole cast of different characters! Lol

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