Booking Ahead: September 2019

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 glance at the TBR pile and select some reads for the coming month. Readers Imbibing Peril (#RIPXIV) begins in September and runs through to the end of October, so I’ll be selecting at least some potential reads for the reading challenge.

Here’s a selection of what I’m hoping to read over the next month…

New Books

The Sword Saint by C. F. Iggulden – This is the final instalment in the Empire of Salt trilogy. Last month I finally picked up Shiang and I’d like to carry on with the story and see how it all ends.

The Institute by Stephen King – What better than a brand new Stephen King novel for a reading challenge choice?

Bone China by Laura Purcell – I’m really looking forward to this one having enjoyed both of Laura Purcell’s other books.

Books from the Backlist

A couple of suitably themed reads to hopefully count towards the reading challenge…

Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill


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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Booking Ahead: August 2019

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 massive TBR pile/list.

New Books

Conviction by Denise Mina

Books from the Backlist

Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman – This is my current read. The new tv series left me wanting to read the book.

A Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Fantasy – I have so many books I want to read and I fancy something a bit Fantasy-ish (if that isn’t a word already it should be!). Hm… Foundryside? Rotherweird? Termeraire?
I think I’m in one of those moods where I’m not quire sure what I’d like to read next, so it’s probably going to be a complete surprise!


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.

Booking Ahead: July 2019

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.

A new month, another chance to explore my TBR list/pile, and June must have been a month where I read really slowly because this month many books are making a reappearance!  So, here are a few of the books I’d like to read throughout July…

New Books

A Book of Bones by John Connolly – The latest addition of the Charlie Parker series. At 700+ pages I think this one is going to keep me occupied for quite a while! Can’t wait to find out what’s going to happen next after enjoying The Woman in the Woods.

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh

Books from the Backlist

A Poirot novel by Agatha Christie, possibly Peril at End House or Death on the Nile – I’m continuing my exploration of the Poirot novels, and both of these titles are just waiting on my TBR pile.


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.

Booking Ahead: June 2019

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.

A new month, another chance to explore my TBR list/pile, which is, as usual, far too long and always expanding! Here are a few of the books I’d like to try and read this month.

New Books

A Book of Bones by John Connolly

Twisted by Steve Cavanagh

Conviction by Denise Mina

The Furies by Katie Lowe

Books from the Backlist

Circe by Madeline Miller – I’ve had this one on my TBR pile for so long that it’s moved from the New Books into the Backlist section! I have no excuse for why it’s never found it’s way to the top of the pile yet, because it sounds so good.


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.

Booking Ahead: May 2019

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 TBR pile. Here’s a rare thing though – I have countless books and no idea what I’d like to read next, so compiling this post for the coming month is a little tricky as I’ll probably just go wherever the reading mood takes me, which is a unique thing. I usually have at least some clue what I want to start next. Anyway, here are at least a couple of (almost) certainties!

New Books

A Boy and his Dog at the End of the World by C. A. Fletcher – This sounds like a quite different take on the Post-Apocalyptic scenario that I usually enjoy reading so much. I’ve seen many good reviews for it already, and am really looking forward to starting it.

Books from the Backlist

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie – I’m still enjoying discovering the stories of Agatha Christie, and I’ve already started reading this one. I like the character who has apparently become the new Hastings in assisting Poirot in the investigation, and I am enjoying the mystery of who murdered poor Roger Ackroyd.


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.

Booking Ahead: April 2019

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.

Off I go through the TBR archives once more! Time to pick some potential reads for the month. Given that last month was mostly taken up with my reading of The Priory of the Orange Tree, I have a feeling that some of the other books I mentioned last time may well make a return appearance here.
Here are a few of the books I hope to read over the coming month…

New Books

Last Ones Left Alive by Sarah Davis-Goff – I cannot keep away from a new post-apocalyptic novel, and this one is receiving such positive reviews and feedback that I’m really looking forward to cracking open the book.

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker – People are succumbing to an endless sleep in which they experience life-altering dreams. Sounds intriguing to me!

Books from the Backlist

I seem to have unintentionally neglected my Beat the Backlist challenge lately. I blame the library for sending through so many of the new books I’ve requested all at the same time! This month I’ll try to add at least a couple more to my (small) total.

The Rose and the Yew Tree by Agatha Christie writing as Mary Westmacott – After my latest epic fantasy read of 800+ pages I feel like I would like something shorter in the coming weeks, before I move on to another long novel, and it’s been a while since I indulged my newfound enjoyment of Agatha Christie. This is a change from her usual crime novels though, so I’m going into it with an open mind.

The Passage by Justin Cronin – I just finished watching the new tv series, so now I want to pick this up for a re-read even more because there is so much that I cannot remember about it. I want to see how it compares to the show, and I also want to carry on with the rest of the books.


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.

Booking Ahead: March 2019

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.

New Books

The Last by Hanna Jameson – When a book has the comment in the inside cover that it’s a mix of Stephen King and Agatha Christie you know I’m going to be excited at the prospect. Let’s see if this post-apocalyptic murder mystery is as good as I hope it will be.

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker – People are succumbing to an endless sleep in which they experience life-altering dreams. Sounds intriguing to me!

Books from the Backlist

The Rose and the Yew Tree by Agatha Christie writing as Mary Westmacott – I want to read more Christie this year, and as part of the Read Christie reading challenge one of the items is to read a Mary Westmacott novel. I saw this one at the library and it was a lovely brand new book, and the cover caught my eye, so I’ll give it a go.

Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker – I’m in the mood for something a little horror/fantasy-based and while there are many books on my pile, this one keeps almost reaching the top, so hopefully this time I’ll actually pick it up and read it!


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.