Booking Ahead: February 2018

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 the first Booking Ahead of 2018.
I’ve signed up for Beat the Backlist again this year so I’m sticking with the format I used last year in my Booking Ahead posts. It’ll be a mix of the new and the old when I’m picking out my potential reads for the coming month.

New Books

The Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan – This is one of the books I’ve seen on quite a few lists lately so I thought I’d give it a try. Here’s the synopsis, I think it’s going to be a good read.

A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. A wife, determined to keep her family safe, must face a prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming. A scandal that will rock Westminster. And the women caught at the heart of it.

Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Kate is the barrister who will prosecute the case – she is equally certain that James is guilty and determined he will pay for his crimes.

Books from the Backlist

A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab – Back to the adventures of Kell and Lila. It’s been too long since I finished A Darker Shade of Magic, so I’m glad to get back into this magical world.

It by Stephen King – I watched the movie recently and inevitably it’s left me wanting to re-read the book. It’s so long and I have such a massive TBR pile that I don’t know whether I’ll actually end up reading it this month, but I want to mention it, just in case…


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: December 2017

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 Booking Ahead.
I can’t believe that December is here already! The time really has flown by.
I don’t think I’m going to select a massive amount of books for the coming month, but here are a couple of books I hope get my attention in the next few weeks…

New Books

The Christmas Secret by Karen Swan – I usually pick up Karen Swan’s latest offering at this time of year. I really enjoyed last year’s Christmas Under the Stars, so I’m looking forward to starting this book too.

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden – I mentioned in my latest Top Ten Tuesday post where this book featured that in the first place it was the cover that caught my attention, but when I glanced at the blurb I knew it was something I’d have to read. Folklore, fairytales and the Winter King sounds perfect for this time of year.

Books from the Backlist

I haven’t selected any particular titles from my huge backlist this month but if I have chance I‘ll try to add at least one more book to my Beat the Backlist challenge total for the year.


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 year for another Booking Ahead.

Booking Ahead: November 2017

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 Booking Ahead.
Autumn is well under way and I’m in the mood for some slightly scary, gothic-themed reads this month. I think I’ll also try to fit in at least one modern day setting as well.

New Books

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell – Newly-widowed Elsie Bainbridge goes to stay at The Bridge, the old mansion belonging to her late husband’s family. There she finds the house surrounded by a sinister history, and a group of wooden figures, known as silent companions, that may be more than they first appear.

The Crow Garden by Alison Littlewood – Another gothic sounding tale of an asylum doctor who becomes involved in the case of a particular patient who has been deemed to suffer from ‘hysteria’ by her husband. There may be more to it than that though. I really hope I get around to reading this because it sounds really good.

Origin by Dan Brown – The latest offering from Dan Brown featuring Robert Langdon. I’ve read the other Langdon books so I’ll certainly check out this one. A couple of people have told me they flew through this in a couple of days, so I’m guessing it must be pretty readable.

Books from the Backlist

I haven’t selected any particular titles from my huge backlist this month. If I manage to get through the above books I’ll definitely choose a backlist title for my next read, but I think those three new books will probably be enough to keep me busy throughout November.


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: October 2017

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 Booking Ahead.
Time for the monthly glance at my book pile/list to decide what I’m going to read next. I have a feeling I won’t be reading a massive number of books this month as I have a couple of huge reads on my list which I’m really looking forward to.

New Books

Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King – Have you seen this book yet? It’s definitely one that would catch your eye. Such a lovely cover, and I like the novelty of the inside covers being embossed with an animal too. The tiger or fox are probably the ones I like best.
Look at me, so engrossed with the cover, which we all know shouldn’t be the main concern.
And it isn’t, really, it’s just an added bonus.
The story sounds like something I’m really going to enjoy. I just hope I’ve not ended up over-hyped, because this has been known to happen before. We’ll see…

Books from the Backlist

Needful Things by Stephen King – Looks like I’m having a King-themed month of reading! I’d already started this book at the end of last month, and it’s LONG. Over 900 pages long. I think things in Castle Rock, Maine are about to become very interesting for all those visiting the new shop in town, Needful Things. There’s something for everything, at a price they can just about afford, or can they?

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan – This one appeared on last month’s list too, but hopefully I’ll definitely get around to reading it and finishing the Black Magician trilogy this month.


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: September 2017

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 Booking Ahead.
Time for the monthly glance at my book pile/list to decide what I’m going to read next. So many choices, but for now I’m going for…

New Books

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley – I enjoyed The Watchmaker of Filigree Street so I’m looking forward to trying the latest read from this author.

I can’t carry on without a mention for the new Stephen King and Owen King book, Sleeping Beauties. It’s out later this month but I doubt I’ll be reading it until next month because the library don’t seem to get their new releases as quickly as they used to.
You know, I’m actually almost tempted to buy a copy, based solely on that gorgeous cover. I know, know, you shouldn’t go by such things but sometimes…

Books from the Backlist

The High Lord by Trudi Canavan – Last in the Black Magician trilogy and one I must get around to reading this month because it’s not long since I finished The Novice and everything is still fresh in my mind.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling – Not sure how I didn’t get this one finished last month, it being quite a short book, but I’ll definitely finish it during September


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: August 2017

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 Booking Ahead.
I have a few picks for my August reads, and hope they’re good ones because isn’t it almost time for the next Bout of Books? I’d love to get a lot of reading done during the readathon. Hopefully I’ll manage to read some or all of these…

New Books

Fever by Deon Meyer – I’ve already read part of this and am enjoying it so far. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic world where a fever has killed off a lot of the population and focuses on a group of survivors trying to establish a new community.

Books from the Backlist

The Novice by Trudi Canavan – I enjoyed The Magicians’ Guild and have decided to carry on with the rest of the series, so I’ll probably pick this up. The only thing slightly putting me off is that it’s another massive book and I’ve read so many of those lately that I fancy something a little smaller for a change.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling – Am reading this as part of my series re-read, and it certainly fit’s the bill for a smaller book as well, so that’s good.

If I manage to read all the above then I won’t be short of new potential reads because my TBR pile is totally out of control at the moment. All my library requests seems to have arrived at once (isn’t that always the way!).


What are you hoping to read this month? Have you read of my picks, and if so what did you think?
Are you looking forward to the next Bout of Books?
See you again next month for another Booking Ahead.

Booking Ahead: July 2017

Booking Ahead is a feature here 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 Booking Ahead. Time to raid the TBR pile once more and choose some new reads.

New Books

I think I may just have a month focusing on Backlist books, but you never know, that could all change as new books catch my eye and tempt me.

Books from the Backlist

The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan – I’ve never read any Trudi Canavan so far, but this book came to my attention via an absolutely glowing recommendation. I knew I already had it in my pile somewhere, so sought it out based on the enthusiasm of someone who’s read it a few times over already.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J. K. Rowling – I’m re-reading the whole Harry Potter series for the first time, slowly but surely. Chamber of Secrets will definitely be completed this month, and I might even carry straight on to book 3 too.

Feed by Mira Grant – I’ve already started this tale of zombies, bloggers and a presidential campaign.


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.