Monthly Summary: April 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

If last month was fairly quiet on my blog then this month has been extremely quiet. I haven’t posted since April’s Booking Ahead post, and I’ve really fallen behind with blog hopping.
I have managed to fit in some reading though…

I’ve finished only one book this month, but what a good one! My Dark Tower reread is ongoing, and the third book in the series, The Waste Lands, has been occupying my reading time. So much going on, so much action, so much mystery. I’m really glad I decided to revisit this series because there is a lot that I don’t remember. It’s the volume that sees the group visit the city of Lud, and I only had the vaguest recollections of what happened there (and I can’t give anything away because that wouldn’t be fair, would it?), so I’m enjoying this reread very much.

I think that’s about all for this month, so although it’s a short summary here’s what happened in April on Pages and Tea…

Featured Posts

Booking Ahead

April 2021

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2021

April Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress

Monthly Summary: March 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

Hello, and welcome. What a quiet month March has been for my blog. I haven’t done much blogging at all, but I have managed to fit in a fair amount of reading…

It started out with a new mystery series, the Joe Pickett series by C. J. Box. A new-to-me author and quite a large series so far to go at if I enjoyed this first book. I did, and I’d probably be tempted to pick up the next book in the series at some point. The central character is a game warden in Twelve Sleep, Wyoming, and the setting for the story was absolutely beautiful. Likeable characters and a bit of a mystery made this a good read.

From that point on it’s been all about The Dark Tower. I decided I would reread the series, something I’ve wanted to do for quite a while, and last month I finally began with The Gunslinger. March saw me pick up The Drawing of the Three and that proved just as good second time around, so I doubt it will be long before I’m grabbing the next book in the series.

I think that’s about all for now, so here’s a very short summary of March on Pages and Tea…

Book Reviews

Gunslinger

The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King

Featured Posts

Booking Ahead

March 2021

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2021

March Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress

Monthly Summary: February 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

February has been a quiet month on the blog, but it has included some very good books…

I finally picked up NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. I’ve enjoyed previous reads by Hill and have had a copy for this for so long but never picked it up until now. What a mistake. I loved the tale of good and evil played out between Vic McQueen and Charlie Manx, two characters who couldn’t be more different but who both have unique talents and that allow them to enter inscapes, worlds of imagination. Vic can find lost things via a magical covered bridge, while Manx has created his own playground in the form of Christmasland.

I’ve mentioned many times before that I’d like to reread The Dark Tower series by Stephen King and this month I found myself in the mood for a Western, or more specifically, a Weird West type tale, and so I finally decided the time had arrived to begin this much-spoken-of reread and picked up my copy of The Gunslinger, the first book in the series. It’s going to be an ongoing read, and one there’s no real plan for. I’ll just dip back in whenever the mood takes me. Can’t wait to discover new things and see what I missed first time around. I rarely reread because there are so many books that I can’t wait to start, so this is a new experience for me.

Next, a police procedural, more new territory as I don’t visit this genre at all usually but I fancied something a bit different. An Eye for an Eye is the first book featuring DI Kate Young, faced with a potential serial killer whilst dealing with traumatic events in her own past.

And last but not least, I’ve started reading Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia. No doubt I’ll be mentioning this one again but for now I’ve only just started reading. I think it’s going to be a good one.

So, a varied month of reading, and somehow time has flown by and I haven’t had chance to post my reviews for a couple of this month’s reads, but I did write about The Ten Thousand Doors of January, a book I very much enjoyed last month, and also participated in a cover-centric edition of Top Ten Tuesday based around the colours of Mardi Gras.

Here’s a summary of February on Pages and Tea…

Book Reviews

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill

Featured Posts

Booking Ahead

February 2021

Top Ten Tuesday

The Colours of Mardi Gras

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2021

February Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress

Monthly Summary: January 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

Hello and welcome to my first Monthly Summary of 2021.
A new year of reading has begun, and my first read of the year was The Ten Thousand Doors of January. It’s a book I’ve wanted to read for a while, and I thought it would be a nice choice for my first book of the year. Turns out I was right, I loved every moment of it. I hope many of the books I read this year are as enjoyable as this was. I love it when I find my next 5 star read.

From magical to horror as my next read was NOS4A2. This is another book I’ve meant to read for a long time, and I’ve always thought I’d read it during autumn, but the whole Christmasland theme tempted me to pick it up now even though the festive season is just behind us now. It’s a long book, but one I think I’m going to enjoy. It reminds me a little of It by Stephen King. No doubt I’ll have more to say about it once I’ve finished.

Then came Top Ten Tuesday, which offered up perfect opportunities to look back at some of the books I meant to read during 2020 but didn’t have time for, and to remember some of the new-to-me authors I discovered over the reading year.

Here’s a round up of January on Pages and Tea…

Book Reviews

The Invisible Library (The Invisible Library #1) by Genevieve Cogman

Midwinter Murder: Fireside Mysteries from the Queen of Crime by Agatha Christie

Featured Posts

Top Ten Tuesday

Books I Meant to Read in 2020 But Didn’t Get To

The New-to-Me Authors of 2020

Other New Posts

2020 End of Year Survey

Beat the Backlist 2021 Challenge

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2021

January Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress

2020: The Year-End Book Survey

This Year End Survey is hosted by Jamie over at The Perpetual Page Turner.

I love this opportunity to look back over the year of reading. I enjoy recalling new favourites, exciting characters and, of course, listing some of the (many) books I didn’t manage to read.
Here’s my 2020 Year End Survey.

2020 READING STATS

Number of books you read: 30

Re-Reads: 0

Most Popular Genre: I’ve read a variety this year.

BEST IN BOOKS

1. Best Book You Read In 2020?
(If you have to cheat — you can break it down by genre if you want or 2020 release vs. backlist)

           

          

Dracul by Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker
Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t?

Endless Night by Agatha Christie. This was a case of going into the story expecting something totally different than it was. I didn’t dislike it, but I’d hoped for a different sort of a tale. I wrote more about this when I reviewed the book here.

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

           

The Wayward Pines trilogy by Blake Crouch. I was surprised just how quickly I managed to read the whole trilogy. I couldn’t put them down.

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)?

I don’t think it’s happened.

5. Best series you started in 2020? Best Sequel of 2020? Best Series Ender of 2020?

Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal is the first book in the Glamourist Histories series and it was a delightful read and I was really glad it was the first of a series and there are more stories featuring these characters.

Best sequel I think is Wayward, book 2 of the Wayward Pines trilogy by Blake Crouch. Fast paced with plenty going on, it develops the story set out in the first book and ends in such a way that I had to go straight on to the final book to see what would happen.

The Poison Song has to feature here as the best ending to a series that I’ve read this year. It’s the final book in the Winnowing Flame trilogy by Jen Williams. I didn’t want to let those characters go, having shared their amazing adventures for three books.

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2020?

I’m going for new-to-me choices for this one….

Simone St. James – I read The Sun Down Motel in October and it was the perfect spooky read for that time of year. I was engrossed in the story of a haunted motel during two timelines. Great read.

Silvia Moreno-Garcia – I enjoyed Mexican Gothic and the writing was so good that I’m really looking forward to checking out Gods of Jade and Shadow, which was already on my TBR list.

Mary Robinette Kowal – The first book in the Glamourist Histories series, Shades of Milk and Honey left me enchanted and eager to check out more books by this author.

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone?

This is a tough one as I don’t think I’ve ventured that far out of my reading comfort zone. I think probably Darkness There: Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe is worth a mention here. I don’t read many short story collections and I don’t think I’ve read any Poe before either.

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year?

           

The Wayward Pines trilogy by Blake Crouch deserves a mention for being unputdownable. I don’t think I’ve ever read three books so quickly as I did with those. I had to know what was going to happen and how it would all turn out in the end.

9. Book You Read In 2020 That You Are Most Likely To Re-Read Next Year?

There are many books, both new and backlist titles that I still want to read and my TBR pile is endless so I don’t tend to re-read books very often. I do keep thinking I might like to re-read The Dark Tower by Stephen King, but that’s a series I read a while ago, not during this last year.

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2020?

           

             

               

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Mexican Gothic by Silvia-Moreno Garcia
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang
A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg
Hallowe’en Party (Poirot #39) by Agatha Christie
Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver

11. Most memorable character of 2020?

           

Augustus McCrae from Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.
Vintage from the Winnowing Flame trilogy by Jen Williams.
The double act that is Bram and Oscar from Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2020?

     

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

13. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2020 to finally read?

Darkness There: Selected Tales by Edgar Allan Poe. I can’t believe I’d never read any Poe until earlier this year.

14.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2020?

     

The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger at only 48 pages is the shortest book I read this year.

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry clocks in at a massive 964 pages, making it the longest book I read this year which comes as no surprise at all.

15. Book That Shocked You The Most?

I think the final third of Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia delivered on the shock factor. I knew there was some awful secret to what was going on at High Place but I didn’t expect that.

16. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!)?

Jane and Vincent from Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal are the first who came to mind. I love the way their initial misunderstandings turn to affection and later love, and the way it’s revealed is possibly the sweetest thing I’ve read this year.

17. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year?

           

Bram and Oscar from Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi.
Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call from Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry.
Vintage’s friendship with Tor and Noon from the Winnowing Flame trilogy by Jen Williams.

18. Favorite Book You Read in 2020 From An Author You’ve Read Previously?

     

Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver and The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern.

19. Best Book You Read In 2020 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure?

I’m not sure it’s happened this year.

20. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2020?

Um, okay, this is awkward. I have no idea…

21. Best 2020 debut you read?

A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill was a very unusual tale.

22. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year?

     

High Place in Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia.
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern also had a vivid setting.

23. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read?

     

I’ve read a couple of the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett this year, The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic, and both of those had some comical moments.

24. Hidden Gem Of The Year?

     

Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi.
The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger.

25. Most Unique Book You Read In 2020?

A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill was very unusual at times.

YOUR BLOGGING/BOOKISH LIFE

1. New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2020?

I’ve followed quite a few new blogs this year and enjoy discovering what people are reading.

2. Favorite reviews that you wrote in 2020?

           

           

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Shades of Milk and Honey (Glamourist Histories #1) by Mary Robinette Kowal
Stoker’s Wilde by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi
Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern

3. Best discussion/non-review post you had on your blog?

Aside from book reviews and book tags I enjoy Top Ten Tuesday posts as they give the opportunity to think back to books I’ve enjoyed, and make lists featuring potential future reads. Here are some of my recent favourite Top Ten Tuesday posts…

Super Long Book Titles
Holiday/Festive Covers
Books I Want To Read Again
Colours of Autumn Book Covers
Books That Should Be Adapted Into Shows/Movies
Books I’ve Added to my TBR List

4. Best event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, memes, etc.)?

Readers Imbibing Peril is the perfect way to welcome autumn, and I like the focus on the genres involved.
I would love to find out about readathons before they start so I have time to plan and participate. They’re great fun.

5. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2020?

Taking part in Readers Imbibing Peril. I read more this year for that event than I ever have before.

6. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)?

In review posts The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James and Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, and in Top Ten Tuesday posts my Holiday/Festive Covers post and Super Long Book Titles.

7. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love?

Review posts in general. I’ve mentioned a few of my favourite reads of the year throughout this post already, so here are a few of the other books I discovered this year…

           

           

Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang
A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas (Poirot #20) by Agatha Christie
The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger
The Other People by C. J. Tudor
The Kingdom by Jess Rothenberg

8. Best bookish discovery (book related sites, book stores, etc.)?

That I actually quite like using my e-reader.

9. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year?

I completed my Goodreads challenge, but I set a fairly low target.
I participated in Beat the Backlist and this year I did much better than I expected and read 24 books. I also had a go at the Beat the Backlist Bingo which became more difficult as the categories were filled.

LOOKING AHEAD

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2020 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2021?

This list could be endless. I’ll try to limit it to just a few…

The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
The Bone Ships by R. J. Barker
The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2021 (non-debut)?

Stephen King has a new book coming out called Later.

3. 2021 Debut You Are Most Anticipating?

Feel free to send ideas my way as I’m always looking for new reads.

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2021?

It’s a book that’s already out but I haven’t read it yet – Stoker’s Wilde West by Steven Hopstaken and Melissa Prusi.

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2020?

I think last year’s answer still applies. I would like to read more of my own books. I did quite well with that this year so I’d like to keep it up. The Beat the Backlist challenge is happening again and there are some really good categories on the Bingo and Prompts lists, so I think I may sign up. It’s a good incentive to read my own books.


So concludes this year-end survey. Congratulations if you made it all the way through to the end! What have you been reading this year? And what are you looking forward to reading next?

Monthly Summary: November 2020

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

November turned out to be a great month of reading variety.
It started with the magic and romance of Shades of Milk and Honey, a Regency era Austen-esque tale of two sisters and their various acquaintances. It’s the first in the Glamourist Histories series and if the rest are as entertaining I think it’s a series I will continue reading.

From magical romance I moved into the territory of Gothic horror with Mexican Gothic. Such a contrast. I became engrossed in the tale of High Place and the ghastly goings-on at this old ancestral home of the Doyle family as a young socialite is called upon to investigate whether her recently married cousin is safe with her new family.

And from High Place I ventured next to the Invisible Library. Looks like I’ve discovered a new series to read. I won’t say more about this one at the moment as it’s my current ongoing read.

The End of the Year Book Tag made an appearance on the blog this month. I’ve completed this tag in previous years and thought it would be nice to revisit it now.

Here’s what happened on Pages and Tea during November…

Book Reviews

             

Hallowe’en Party (Poirot #39) by Agatha Christie

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

Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Featured Posts

Booking Ahead

November 2020

Book Tags

The End Of The Year Book Tag

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2020

November Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress

Monthly Summary: October 2020

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

October has been a good month of reading. I’ve mostly focussed on books for Readers Imbibing Peril as that event ran throughout the month and I enjoy participating. So, it was pretty much a month of spooky-ish reads.

That said, it started out with Endless Night by Agatha Christie, which didn’t turn out to be what I was expecting at all. It wasn’t a bad read, but I don’t think it will become one of my favourite books by Christie. I wrote more of my thoughts on this here.

My next reading adventure saw me arrive at The Sun Down Motel. What a book! Right book, right time. A haunted motel, one particularly angry ghost, and two determined women separated by 35 years but apparently on the same route to finding out just what has been going on at this strange, isolated motel.

From one ghostly story to another, I finally decided to read The Turn of the Screw by Henry James. I picked this one up as I’d watched The Turning and more recently I’ve started watching The Haunting of Bly Manor. I was curious about the original story both of these were adapted from and it was another book that suited Readers Imbibing Peril.

And then Poirot made an appearance. I haven’t read a Poirot novel in a while now, and what better time to pick up the aptly named Hallowe’en Party? It’s a book that has probably made my TBR list during more than one past October, so I was glad to finally pick it up.

Away from the books I indulged my liking for autumn with the Finally Fall Book Tag. It’s one I’ve done before but I decided I’d revisit it again this year.

Top Ten Tuesday gave an opportunity to get colourful with autumn-themed book covers and I also attempted a post of Super Long Book Titles. I discovered through other posts that week that there are some incredibly long-titled books in the world of non-fiction, which is something that I don’t tend to read very often at all.

Here’s what happened on Pages and Tea during October…

Book Reviews

            

Endless Night by Agatha Christie

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Featured Posts

Booking Ahead

October 2020

Book Tags

Finally Fall Book Tag: 2020 Edition

Top Ten Tuesday

Book Covers – Colours of Autumn

Super Long Book Titles

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2020

October Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress

Read-A-Thon Updates

#RIPXV – Readers Imbibing Peril XV – Sign Up and Progress Post

Events

#RIPXV – Readers Imbibing Peril XV

Monthly Summary: September 2020

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

Autumn is here, Readers Imbibing Peril is happening now and throughout October, and my first month of Peril reading has been pretty exciting…

I discovered the secret of Wayward Pines in the trilogy of the same name by Blake Crouch. What a time I had. I can’t remember the last time I sped through a trilogy so quickly. I just couldn’t put these books down, and always wanted to read one more chapter, find out one more twist or secret, and how it would all turn out in the end. I was sad to reach the end of the trilogy, but there are more books by Blake Crouch so I’ll definitely be adding at least one to my future TBR lists.

From Pines, I ventured next to Wakenhyrst, and the atmospheric home of Maud Stearne, Wake’s End. Maud’s father committed a terrible crime, but what drove him to it? Was there really something out there in the wilds surrounding this isolated house, and did it really have anything to do with a demon in a painting? The darker nights drawing in was the perfect time to pick up this novel and discover what happened to Maud and her family years ago.

Endless Night by Agatha Christie was my next read and I’ll say more about this sometime soon – it wasn’t what I was expecting.

Top Ten Tuesday provided me with the perfect opportunity to pick out some book covers and this time I went for darker coloured covers. I’d initially decided on the colours of autumn, but that’s an upcoming topic.
Another post provided a chance to glance ahead and pick out some potential reads for my favourite season. As I’m still participating in Readers Imbibing Peril it gave me a chance to update my reading list for the ongoing challenge and add a couple of titles that I missed when I first wrote my sign up post.

Here’s what happened on Pages and Tea…

Book Reviews

           

Pines (Wayward Pines #1) by Blake Crouch

Wayward (Wayward Pines #2) by Blake Crouch

The Last Town (Wayward Pines #3) by Blake Crouch

Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver

Featured Posts

Booking Ahead

September 2020

Top Ten Tuesday

Cover Freebie

My Fall 2020 TBR List

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2020

September Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress

Read-A-Thon Updates

#RIPXV – Readers Imbibing Peril XV – Sign Up and Progress Post

Events

#RIPXV – Readers Imbibing Peril XV

Monthly Summary: August 2020

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

August is drawing to an end and it’s been a varied reading month.

Opium and Absinthe featured a young woman in search of answers after her sister is killed. There are similarities between her death and events in the novel Dracula, and Tillie, determined to find out who or what killed her sister, goes to great lengths to seek out the truth.

Next, for something completely different… I picked up a short story, The Sleep Tight Motel. I don’t usually read short stories, but I just fancied a change, and something that I might actually finish in one sitting, so this was the right book at the right time. I loved the eerie atmosphere, the mystery surrounding the motel, and the way the story concluded. I only wish I’d saved it for a dark, rainy autumn afternoon, but there are more stories in the same collection so I might sample a few of those over the coming weeks.

I also ventured back to the comic, colourful, bizarre Discworld to find out if Rincewind and Twoflower did indeed meet their doom falling of the edge of the world, or whether they lived to enjoy another adventure. I’m going to carry on with Discworld, and for now I’ll probably stick with reading the books in order, although this may change at some point. Anyone seen the Luggage?!

I also wrote a post for Top Ten Tuesday featuring books that I would love to see made into shows or movies.

Here’s a summary of August on Pages and Tea…

Book Reviews

           

Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang

The Sleep Tight Motel by Lisa Unger

The Light Fantastic (Discworld #2) by Terry Pratchett

Featured Posts

Booking Ahead

August 2020

Top Ten Tuesday

Books that Should be Adapted into Shows/Movies

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2020

August Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress

Monthly Summary: July 2020

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

Another monthly summary already?! Okay, here goes…

July’s reading gave me a month of complete contrasts.
I finally finished Lonesome Dove, that vast and epic trek across the wilds from Texas to Montana in the company of the Hat Creek Cattle Company. What a marvellous cast of characters pitted against every manner of hardship out in the wilds. It took me such a long time to read because it’s a massive tome, but I was a little sad to finally finish that final page and have to bid farewell to the characters I’d spent so much time with.

And then for something completely different…

A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill is certainly very different to my previous read, yet one thing it did have in common, some memorable characters to whom I warmed very quickly and wanted the best for them. Not necessarily going to happen in a book with monsters in the title, is it? The Turner family really didn’t have it easy throughout the novel, with real life torments and the actual monster lurking at the door.
Strange, surreal, weird in a good way, I enjoyed this book very much.

I am part way through Opium and Absinthe by Lydia Kang, so that book will no doubt receive further mention once I’ve finished it, and I’ve also picked up The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett.

The blog has been quite quiet this month, with only a couple of reviews appearing. Nevertheless, here’s an update of July on Pages and Tea…

Book Reviews

     

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill

Featured Posts

Booking Ahead

July 2020

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2020

July Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress