August TBR

2020, TBR

Hey Readers…

This is my TBR for the month of August. Two of these will be read via audiobook and one will be an ebook. All the main headings for each book will link to the Goodreads page for the synopsis

The Queen of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton

I will be reading this through audiobook on Scribd. I have had this on my tbr for a little while. I picked this one out my TBR jar so it is a must read for this month

The Burning Chambers by Kate Mosse

This book I bought because I read The Taxidermist’s Daughter and really enjoyed it. I hope I enjoy this one just as much.

The City We Became by N K Jemisin

This one I am reading for an online book club. I hope I like this, I have tried to read The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisin before and I didn’t quite gel with it.

If It Bleeds by Stephen King

I can’t wait to jump into this one and see how I get on with these stories. Stephen King is always hit and miss for me. I recently read The Stand and I really enjoyed it.

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

This is a re-read for me. I want to carry on with the rest of the series and would like to re-read this before I do. I will be reading this on audiobook from Audible. I gave this 4 stars on my first read. Here is my review.

Traitor’s Blade by Sebastien De Castell

This is the book I am reading as an ebook. I am reading this for an online read along. I have heard lots about this author and his book so I am looking forward to starting this series.

Have you read any of these? Let me know in the comments below.

-Happy reading
xoxo

July TBR

2020, TBR

Hey Readers…

Just thought I would do a quick post to go over what I am hoping to read/continue to read in the month of July.

The two books I am carrying over from June are:

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

I am currently enjoying these books and think I should have The Assassin’s blade read by the end of today

The books I am planning to read in the month of July are:

The City of Brass by S.A Chakraborty

This book will be a re-read for me but I want to continue on with the rest of the series and I would prefer to do this after refreshing myself with the story and the world again.

Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson

I hope I manage to get through all these books, my reading has been drifting off in recent months so I am hoping to get back onto this month and get through some of the series I have unfinished on my shelves.

If you have read any of these let me know what you thought of them and let me know what your reading in the comments below.

-Happy reading
XOXO

May TBR

2020, May, TBR

Hey readers…

I have 8 books on my tbr this month, I am hoping that I can get to all of these as my reading hasn’t been too good with all that is going on at the moment.  The Dwarves is a re-read for me, I love this series and The Rumour is my TBR jar pick for this month.

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Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home.
But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s treacherous season. Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s exact circumstances: whether the roguish Mr Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility. Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her…ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.

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For countless millennia, no man or beast has ever succeeded in breaching the stone gateway into Girdlegard. Until now… Abandoned as a child, Tungdil the blacksmith is the only dwarf in a kingdom of men. But when he is sent out into the world to deliver a message and reacquaint himself with his people, the young foundling finds himself thrust into a battle for which he has not been trained. Not only his own safety, but the life of every man, woman and child in Girdlegard depends upon his ability to embrace his heritage. Although he has many unanswered questions, Tungdil is certain of one thing: no matter where he was raised, he is a true dwarf. And no one has ever questioned the courage of the Dwarves.

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Between her cruel family and the contempt she faces at court, Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life. But when she’s betrothed to the powerful prince Kestrin, Alyrra embarks on a journey to his land with little hope for a better future. When a mysterious and terrifying sorceress robs Alyrra of both her identity and her role as princess, Alyrra seizes the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl but Alyrra soon finds that Kestrin is not what she expected. The more Alyrra learns of this new kingdom, the pain and suffering its people endure, as well as the danger facing Kestrin from the sorceress herself, the more she knows she can’t remain the goose girl forever. With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds and ultimately must decide who she is, and what she stands for.

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A bold and blood-hungry retelling of the King Arthur legend from the critically acclaimed author of The Boneless Mercies. On the heels of a devastating plague, Torvi’s sister Morgunn is stolen from the family farm by Uther, a flame-loving wolf-priest who leads a pack of ragged, starving girls. Torvi leaves the only home she’s ever known and joins a shaven-headed druid and a band of roaming Elsh artists known as the Butcher Bards. They set out on a quest to rescue Torvi’s sister, and find a mythical sword. On their travels, Torvi and her companions will face wild, dangerous magic that leads to love, joy, tragedy, and death. . . Torvi set out to rescue a sister, but she may find it’s merely the first step toward a life that is grander and more glorious than anything she could have imagined.

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In a fractured Europe, new nations are springing up everywhere, some literally overnight. For an intelligence officer like Jim, it’s a nightmare. Every week or so a friendly power spawns a new and unknown national entity which may or may not be friendly to England’s interests. It’s hard to keep on top of it all but things are about to get worse for Jim. A stabbing on a London bus pitches him into a world where his intelligence service is preparing for war with another universe, and a man has appeared who may hold the key to unlocking Europe’s most jealously guarded secret…

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This is the story of two sisters, who happen to be princesses. Theirs is a world in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren’s capital city. A world transformed by a power based on an essence known as breath. Using magic is arduous as a breath can only be collected one unit at a time.

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Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling novels, McDermid has become familiar with every branch of forensics, and now she uncovers the history of this science, real-world murders and the people who must solve them.
The dead talk – to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on interviews with some of these top-level professionals, ground-breaking research, and McDermid’s own original interviews and firsthand experience on scene with top forensic scientists.

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When single mum Joanna hears a rumour at the school gates, she never intends to pass it on. But one casual comment leads to another and now there’s no going back . . . Rumour has it that a notorious child killer is living under a new identity, in their sleepy little town of Flinstead-on-Sea. Sally McGowan was just ten years old when she stabbed little Robbie Harris to death forty-eight years ago – no photos of her exist since her release as a young woman. So who is the supposedly reformed killer who now lives among them? How dangerous can one rumour become? And how far will Joanna go to protect her loved ones from harm, when she realizes what it is she’s unleashed?

What books have you got on your tbr this month? Have you read any of these, if you did what did you think of them, let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading
XOXO

March TBR

2020, TBR

Hey Readers…

I have 7 books on my March TBR. I have three picked from my TBR jar and three books I wanted to pick up. I have one book I started in February but I put it down so I hope to start again, possibly via audiobook.

I picked Blackhouse by Stephen King, Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty and And I Darken by Kiersten White out of my TBR jar. I have wanted to read all three of these for a long time. The one I am least looking forward to is Black House, I still remember The Talisman but this book intimidates me massively.

Heart Stream by Tom Pollock and The Upside of Falling by Alex Light are two books out of #thebookboxclub boxes. I really want to get through my books I get in these. I have enjoyed them so far out of the ones I have read. I will be doing a page on here with all my book box club reviews.

The one I am looking forward to reading the most is The Five – The untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold. I have been wanting to read this since it was released and it will be the first book I am reading this month.

The one book I am going to carry on reading via audiobook is The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. I am hoping that I will get into it more by reading it this way.

The last book which I will finish in March and is a carryover from February so isn’t on my March TBR is The Stand by Stephen King, I have been listening to this via audiobook and physically reading it. I am enjoying it quite a bit at the moment. Its currently the best Stephen King book I have read.

What is on your TBR for the month of March? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Reading
xoxo

February TBR

2020, February, TBR

Hey Guys… 

I thought I would let you guys know my partial TBR for the month of February. My target for this month is 6 books but I only have 3 on my TBR at the moment.

The first one on my list is Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. I love all of Sanderson’s books and I have been meaning to read this one since it came out. I am reading this with people over on the Byzans app in a month-long read along

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The next book I am reading in February is The Lie of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. This book has been on my TBR for the longest time and I am so glad to finally get around to this. This is another book I am reading on the Byzans app in a month-long read along.

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The last book I have on my TBR for this month is Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven by Bella Forrest. This one appeared as an advert on my Kindle and is available through Kindle Unlimited so I thought I would give it a try, so far I am enjoying it.

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Have you read any of these books? If you have let me know what you thought of them in the comments below.

Happy Reading
XO.