The Finally Fall Book Tag: 2021 Edition

Its Book Tag time. What better way to enjoy my favourite season than with an autumn themed tag? It’s Finally Fall! This tag was created by Alina on her booktube channel Tall Tales.

It’s become something of a tradition on the blog to complete this tag each year; I’ve done it at least a couple of times before, but I always think there’s still room for another autumn-themed post, so here it is, same tag, new books. The 2021 edition of the Finally Fall Book Tag…

In fall, the air is crisp and clear: Name a book with a vivid setting.

GodsofJadeandShadow     DevilandtheDarkWater

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. The world of Casiopea was really vibrant and colourful and a complete contrast to Xiabalba, the home of Hun-Kamé. Both came to vivid life in this book.

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton. A story set on a ship bound on a long journey and possibly plagued by something supernatural, I loved the atmosphere of this story and some of that was down to the setting, all those people being confined together on the ship.

Nature is beautiful… but also dying: Name a book that is beautifully written, but also deals with a heavy topic like loss or grief.

WizardandGlass

Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4) goes into Roland’s backstory and without giving too much away there is definitely loss involved.

Fall is back to school season: Share a non-fiction book that taught you something new.

I feel like I give the same answer each time I do this tag but I haven’t read any non-fiction this year… yet.

In order to keep warm, it’s good to spend some time with the people we love: Name a fictional family/household/friend-group that you’d like to be a part of.

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Given my Dark Tower reread is ongoing this year I can’t not say Roland’s ka-tet for this. Travelling around Mid-World with Roland, Jake, Eddie, Susannah and Oy would definitely be quite exciting.

The colourful leaves are piling up on the ground: Show us a pile of fall-colored spines!

I can offer up some autumnish-colour-inspired covers?

NOS4A2 Gunslinger Later

Naturalist AllMyDarkestImpulses CirclingTheDrain

FogDescending LoveTheWayYouLie SecretHistory

Fall is the perfect time for some storytelling by the fireside: Share a book wherein somebody is telling a story.

SecretHistory     Later

The Secret History by Donna Tartt.  Richard Papen recounts his time at Hampden, attending college, becoming involved with a group of Classics students, and his involvement in the murder of one of his classmates.

Later by Stephen King.  Jamie Conklin can see and communicate with the recently deceased, and tells this story of events that occur once other people become aware of his talent. I thought Jamie was a great character and a really good narrator.

The nights are getting darker: Share a dark, creepy read.

NOS4A2 AllMyDarkestImpulses CirclingTheDrain

FogDescending LoveTheWayYouLie

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill featuring Charlie Manx and his Rolls Royce Wraith taking unsuspecting people off to Chrstmasland was pretty creepy.

House of Crows by Lisa Unger is a series of four short stories linked together to make a series about a group of childhood friends drawn back to an old estate where they shared a summer and where something happened that draws them back. Definitely had some creepy moments.

The days are getting colder: Name a short, heartwarming read that could warm up somebody’s cold and rainy day.

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This Is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. The writing is lovely and the story ventures through time and space.

Fall returns every year: Name an old favorite that you’d like to return to soon.

I’ve been thinking recently that I’d like to reread Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. It’s been a long time since I read it the first time, must have been pre-blogging days because I never wrote about it here, so I’d like to go back and experience the story again.

Fall is the perfect time for cozy reading nights: Share your favorite cozy reading “accessories”!

A massive mug of tea, or possibly coffee, and some chocolate biscuits.

Spread the autumn appreciation and tag some people!

As always, if you’ve not had chance to do this tag yet, or you’re seeing it for the first time and fancy giving it a go please consider yourself tagged.

Booking Ahead: October 2021

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 another look at my TBR pile and select some reads for October.
As I may have mentioned previously, Readers Imbibing Peril (#RIPXVI) is ongoing throughout this month so I’m going to mention a couple of potential reads for that event. Last month saw an epic TBR list and, of course, I didn’t manage to read even half of the books I listed, so there will be some reappearances this time around, and I’ll scale it down to something a little more realistic. My last Top Ten Tuesday post talked about TBR books, and there were plenty of comments about what people had enjoyed, so here’s a selection of what I’m hoping to read over the next month…

Crooked House by Agatha Christie – It’s been a while since I last read a Christie, and I picked this up after I finished The Secret History. I had no clue what to start next and this cover caught my eye.

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell – The books I’ve read already by Laura Purcell are perfect for autumn reading when the nights are drawing in and you’re ready to settle in with something slightly spooky. I still remember how much I enjoyed The Silent Companions, a book I’d definitely recommend for the dark nights of autumn. I hope this one is just as good.

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – Recent winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. I’ve seen a lot of good reviews, and I’ve had this on my TBR list for a while now, so hopefully this month I’ll finally discover it for myself.

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – I’ve mentioned this one a few times already. Really enjoyed The Ten Thousand Doors of January when I read it earlier this year, so I’d like to find time for this soon.


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.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Autumn 2021 TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Click on the link for more info and to find out about future topics.

This week’s theme is:  Books on My Autumn 2021 TBR List


It’s time to talk all things TBR for Top Ten Tuesday. Readers Imbibing Peril is this month, and ongoing throughout October, so I picked out a number of books I can possibly read for the event. Here are some potential autumn reads…

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell – The books I’ve read already by Laura Purcell are perfect for autumn reading when the nights are drawing in and you want to settle in with something slightly spooky. I still remember how much I enjoyed The Silent Companions and I’ve saved this latest book to read at this time of year.

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward – I’m intrigued by this book. I’ve seen so many good reviews that manage to give nothing away. I feel like I’m seeing the book around more and more at the moment so I wonder if I should read it soon to make sure I manage to avoid spoilers.

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – Recent winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction. I already owned a copy of Piranesi and hope to read it over the autumn months. Perhaps sooner rather than later.

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik – Another author whose works I’ve previously enjoyed. I’m looking forward to this, especially as the next book will be out very soon, and I like the sound of the school setting.

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – I’ve mentioned this one a few times already, so hopefully autumn will be the time I finally give it a try.

The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers – Here’s a tiny piece from the blurb for this one – ‘a story of a dark circus and ill-fated love, secrets about Lara’s family history come to light and reveal a curse that has been claiming payment from the women in her family for generations. A curse that might be tied to her fiancé’s mysterious fate . . .’.

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters – The only reread on my list this week. It’s a long time since I read this one and my newfound enjoyment of rereading makes me want to revisit it as I’m sure it was pre-blogging days when I read it the first time.

The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier – When Dick Young’s friend, Professor Magnus Lane, offers him an escape from his troubles in the form of a new drug, Dick finds himself transported to fourteenth-century Cornwall. There, in the manor of Tywardreath, the domain of Sir Henry Champerhoune, he witnesses intrigue, adultery and murder.

It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan – A decaying mansion on the edge of a swamp, labyrinthine halls, echoes of the past, a locked and forgotten room.  I might save this one for late October, it sounds perfectly spooky. As does…

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager – Maggie returns to a rambling Victorian estate where she spent three weeks with her family before they ended up fleeing in the night. The house later became the focus of her father’s memoir, House of Horrors. Another spooky-sounding read, perfect for this time of year.


So, what did you write about this week?
See you again next time for another Top Ten Tuesday.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Numbers In the Title

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Click on the link for more info and to find out about future topics.

This week’s theme is:  Books With Numbers In the Title


For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday we’re looking for books with numbers in the title.
I’ve read all but the last two on my list and if I’ve reviewed (some of these were probably pre-blogging days), I’ll add a link in case anything catches your eye.

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

The Drawing of the Three (The Dark Tower #2) by Stephen King

The Ninth Rain by Jen Williams

11/22/63 by Stephen King

The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid


So, what did you write about this week?
See you again next time for another Top Ten Tuesday.

Booking Ahead: September 2021

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.

The arrival of autumn usually sees me craving something a little gothic or slightly spooky in my reading choices, and this year is no exception. I always look forward to choosing potential reads for when the afternoons are rainy and cool or the nights are beginning to draw in and I want to get lost in a great read.
There are many titles I’m interested in reading at the moment, so this month I’m going very much overboard with my list, knowing that there’s no chance I’ll read them all in September, but thinking more that they’ll see me through the whole season.
In keeping with a change of reading mood, and Readers Imbibing Peril (#RIPXVI) happening throughout September and October, here are a few (or a lot of) titles catching my eye at the moment…

To begin, books I hope to try in September – gothic, historical, mystery, magical, academic settings, I can’t wait to get started…

The Secret History by Donna Tartt – you know that autumn and particularly September are upon us when this title appears on my TBR list again. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve thought I would like to read this book and yet so far I still haven’t managed to get around to it. It’s always this time of year when I remember it too.

A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik – A magical school setting? Next book available very soon? Sounds good.

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – I loved The Ten Thousand Doors of January when I read it earlier this year, so I’d like to find time for this over the coming weeks.

The Ladies of the Secret Circus by Constance Sayers – Two timelines – Paris, 1925 and Virginia, 2005 – a circus setting, and a possible family curse. This sounds mysterious and magical.

Piranesi by Susanna Clarke – I’ve seen a lot of good reviews for this one, and I’ve had it on my TBR list for ages now, so hopefully this season I’ll finally discover it for myself.

Fingersmith by Sarah Waters – This would be a reread, which I’ve been doing quite a lot recently having never done it before. It’s so long since I first read this. It was probably pre-blogging days because I don’t think I ever wrote about it.

And possibly getting slightly more strange and spooky towards and during October with…

The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward – Have seen so many reviews for this that say just enough without giving anything anyway and I’m intrigued. I’ve wanted to read this for a while but kept saving it for this time of year.

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell – I’ve read all of Laura Purcell’s novels so far and enjoyed every one. I think my favourite is still The Silent Companions, which is definitely one I’d recommend for the dark nights of autumn. This latest is another title I’ve been saving for my seasonal TBR list.

The House on the Strand by Daphne du Maurier – It’s a long time since I read anything by Daphne du Maurier and the mention of apparent time travel makes this sound interesting.

It Will Just Be Us by Jo Kaplan – A decaying mansion on the edge of a swamp and plenty of spooky goings-on by the sound of it, this sounds like a great choice for Readers Imbibing Peril.

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager – Another tale with a possibly haunted house, in this case Baneberry Hall, a place to which Maggie Holt returns after many years to renovate and prepare it for sale.

So, there’s a list guaranteed to keep me reading well into autumn. There’s little chance I’ll read all of these, and I’ll probably narrow my choices down a little for my Readers Imbibing Peril post later this week.


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 2021

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 select a few potential reads for the month. As predicted, due to reading Wizard and Glass I didn’t have chance to read much else last month, so there’s at least one book here making a reappearance. I’m reading slowly again at the moment, so this month I’m only going to choose a couple of books…

The Wind Through the Keyhole (The Dark Tower #4.5) by Stephen King – Roland Deschain and his ka-tet—Jake, Susannah, Eddie, and Oy, the billy-bumbler—encounter a ferocious storm just after crossing the River Whye on their way to the Outer Baronies. As they shelter from the howling gale, Roland tells his friends not just one strange story but two . . . and in so doing, casts new light on his own troubled past.

In his early days as a gunslinger, in the guilt-ridden year following his mother’s death, Roland is sent by his father to investigate evidence of a murderous shape-shifter, a “skin-man” preying upon the population around Debaria. Roland takes charge of Bill Streeter, the brave but terrified boy who is the sole surviving witness to the beast’s most recent slaughter. Only a teenager himself, Roland calms the boy and prepares him for the following day’s trials by reciting a story from the Magic Tales of the Eld that his mother often read to him at bedtime. “A person’s never too old for stories,” Roland says to Bill. “Man and boy, girl and woman, never too old. We live for them.” And indeed, the tale that Roland unfolds, the legend of Tim Stoutheart, is a timeless treasure for all ages, a story that lives for us.

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.

But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.

There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.


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 2021

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 select a few potential reads for the coming month. I’m going to list a few titles but the first book I must mention is the next in the Dark Tower series, Wizard and Glass. It’s a very long book, so I may be being a bit overly-optimistic with the rest of this list but there are quite a few books I’d like to try and get around to, and who knows what else will make it’s way onto my TBR list as well?

Here are a few of the books I’d like to read throughout July…

Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower #4) by Stephen King – This is the book that gives a glimpse into Roland’s past – his time with his old friends Cuthbert and Alain and his meeting with Susan Delgado. I remember enjoying this the first time I read it, so I’m looking forward to revisiting the story to see if I still enjoy it as much.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet 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.

The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal – On a cold spring night in 1952, a huge meteorite fell to earth and obliterated much of the east coast of the United States, including Washington D.C. The ensuing climate cataclysm will soon render the earth inhospitable for humanity, as the last such meteorite did for the dinosaurs. This looming threat calls for a radically accelerated effort to colonize space, and requires a much larger share of humanity to take part in the process.

Elma York’s experience as a WASP pilot and mathematician earns her a place in the International Aerospace Coalition’s attempts to put man on the moon, as a calculator. But with so many skilled and experienced women pilots and scientists involved with the program, it doesn’t take long before Elma begins to wonder why they can’t go into space, too.

Elma’s drive to become the first Lady Astronaut is so strong that even the most dearly held conventions of society may not stand a chance against her.

The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow – In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.

But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.

There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.


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.

The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag: 2021 Edition

It’s Book Tag time.

It’s that time of year; I’ve spotted this tag around quite often recently so yes, the Mid-Year period is here again.
I’ve enjoyed many of my recent reads, so here’s to remembering a few of them in the Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag.

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2021:

I’ve read some great books so far this year so I don’t think I can pick just one for this. I must mention…

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The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
The Gunslinger, The Drawing of the Three, and The Waste Lands – the first three volumes of the Dark Tower series by Stephen King

2. Best sequel of 2021 so far:

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The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King. It’s the second Dark Tower book and really starts to draw everything together after the Gunslinger, a much shorter novel that only really features Roland, the Man in Black and Jake.

3. New release you haven’t read yet, but want to:

The Shape of Darkness by Laura Purcell is one I definitely want to read but I’m thinking I might save it for my Autumn TBR list, if I can resist that long.

4. Most anticipated release of the second half of 2021:

Billy Summers by Stephen King

5. Biggest disappointment of 2021:

That I haven’t read a few more books so far, I’m still reading quite slowly and there are so many books I want to read.

6. Biggest surprise:

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The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne was something a bit different for me and went off in surprising directions that made for exciting reading.

Later by Stephen King was another good one.

This Is How You Lose The Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone – I enjoyed this so much that I want to read more books like it.

7. Favourite new author (debut or new to you):

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New-to-me – Alix E. Harrow with The Ten Thousand Doors of January. I can’t believe I waited so long to read it.

8. Newest fictional crush:

Still drawing a blank on this one…

9. Newest favourite character:

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This is a tie between Arent Hayes and Sara Wessell in The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton. I liked them both separately, and having them team up to deal with what is going on aboard the Saardam made for some great reading.

10. Book that made you cry:

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There was one moment during The Waste Lands by Stephen King that made me just a tiny bit emotional. It was a reunion, and one I’d been looking forward to. I’ll say no more.

11. Book that made you happy:

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Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.

12. Favourite book to movie adaptation of 2021 you’ve seen:

It’s not a movie but I’ve recently watched the TV series of Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. It’s a while since I read the Bill Hodges trilogy and I enjoyed the tv versions of the characters.

13. Favourite Post/review you’ve written this year:

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I’m enjoying writing about my Dark Tower reread. It was only when I started considering a series reread that I discovered I hadn’t already written about these books, possibly because I read them in my pre-blogging days.

Top Ten Tuesday has also given opportunities for some fun-to-write posts too. A few I’ve enjoyed included…

New-to-Me Authors of 2020

The Colours of Mardi Gras (covers edition)

Books That Made Me Want to Read More Like Them

14. Most beautiful book you bought or received this year:

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The Ten Thousand Doors of January has a lovely cover and the story was pretty magical too.

15. Books you need to read by the end of this year:

There are many, many books I could mention here but I’ll just mention a few or I’d have a whole post filled with my tbr list…

More of the Dark Tower series by Stephen King
Piranesi by Susanna Clarke
The One and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik

So concludes my 2021 edition of The Mid-Year Freak Out Book Tag.


As always, if you’ve not already done this and you fancy reminiscing over the amazing books you’ve read so far this year, feel free to consider yourself tagged.
See you next time for another Book Tag!

Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Made Me Want to Read More Books Like Them

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.  Click on the link for more info and to find out about future topics.

This week’s theme is:  Books I Loved that Made Me Want to Read More Books Like Them


I always like it when I find a book that I enjoy so much it leaves me wanting to find something similar whether that’s another book by the same author, or a tale with a similar theme or a particular setting or similar characters.  

This week I’ve chosen a few titles that I experienced this with, some of them standalone, some either a trilogy or a series (because even then you can never have too many books, right?!).  

As always I’ve linked to any reviews just in case any of these covers or titles catches your attention.

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Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal

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The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

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The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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The Dark Tower series by Stephen King

BearandtheNightingale girlinthetower WinteroftheWitch

The Winternight trilogy by Katherine Arden

The Wayward Pines trilogy by Blake Crouch

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The Powder Mage trilogy by Brian McClellan

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

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The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton


So, what did you write about this week?
See you again next time for another Top Ten Tuesday.

Booking Ahead: June 2021

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 that time again, a glance at my TBR list to select a few potential reads for the month of June. I’ve been reading very slowly of late so I won’t choose too many titles, especially since I must mention…

Wizard and Glass by Stephen King. This is the fourth book in the Dark Tower series, and I do want to continue my reread this month so I imagine this will take up a fair amount of my reading time. It’s been a long time since I read these books but from memory I think this was one that I really enjoyed, where we learn more of Roland’s past and about his friends and some of their adventures. Can’t wait to get back to it.

A few other titles I’d like to read this month may include…

The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton – I’ve wanted to read this for a while now.  I enjoyed The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle so much I can’t wait to see what’s in store of this tale of murder, mystery and possible supernatural happenings on board a ship bound for Amsterdam.

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia – My current and ongoing read which I should definitely finish this month. It’s so good, and I can’t wait to see how it’s going to end, although I don’t really want to get to the end.

If I manage to read any/all of these choices I might return to the Joe Pickett series by C. J. Box. I read the first book recently and find myself wanting to discover what happens to Joe and his family next.


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.