Booking Ahead: May 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 the TBR pile once again! This month there’s one book I will definitely be reading as I’ve already started it:

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) by Becky Chambers – Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past. An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.

Life aboard the Wayfarer is chaotic and crazy—exactly what Rosemary wants. It’s also about to get extremely dangerous when the crew is offered the job of a lifetime. Tunneling wormholes through space to a distant planet is definitely lucrative and will keep them comfortable for years. But risking her life wasn’t part of the plan. In the far reaches of deep space, the tiny Wayfarer crew will confront a host of unexpected mishaps and thrilling adventures that force them to depend on each other. To survive, Rosemary’s got to learn how to rely on this assortment of oddballs—an experience that teaches her about love and trust, and that having a family isn’t necessarily the worst thing in the universe.

Beyond this I’m not sure what I’m in the mood for reading at the moment.
I might try another Agatha Christie, which will possibly be Death on the Nile, or I might go for The Highway by C. J. Box as I’ve been watching the series Big Sky which is based on this book.
I might even get back to my Dark Tower reread. Next up is Wolves of the Calla.

Or, I might end up choosing something completely different.

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.

12 thoughts on “Booking Ahead: May 2022

  1. Calmgrove says:

    The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet sounds great, narratives about interstellar journeys to a better world are fascinating, aren’t they, so many avenues to explore. As I’ve indicated on my post ( I’m hoping to be mostly reading children’s fantasy from the UK but I’m determined to fit in some reading related to Ukraine.


  2. Elyse LeMieux says:

    I’m playing catch-up with my BOTM books with BOTMay on Instagram. And I have a group read of Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee which coincides nicely with AAPI month, just realized! Trying to catch up on my NetGalley audiobooks! Two publish this Tuesday and 3 publish next Tuesday. I almost grabbed The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet from the library last week but I think I have the audiobook.


    • pagesandtea says:

      Sounds like you have a busy month of reading.
      I didn’t realise NetGalley did audio as well. I’ve not signed up to NG so far otherwise I know I’ll end up absolutely swamped with far too many books 😀
      Long Way… is good so far. It’s very different from my usual reads but I’m enjoying it.

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      • Elyse LeMieux says:

        Yes NetGalley just had audiobooks at the end of 2020! They have an app now and you can read and listen to your ARCs there. The reading functionality isn’t great but the audio experience is pretty good. I am DEFINITELY swamped with too many books!! 🤣 Glad you’re enjoying Long Way!

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