Booking Ahead/Weekly/Monthly Wrap Up

Sunday Post

I’m trying to get back into the habit of doing a round-up of the week just completed and also take a look at my plans for the forthcoming week.  I rather got out of the habit of doing this last year but I would like to reinstate this type of post as I feel it keeps me on track.  So, I’m linking up to The Sunday Post over at Kimberly’s  Caffeinated Reviewer.  Without further ado:

Last Week

This week I’ve managed to read The Bone Ships Wake by RJ Barker which I loved.  I also read Scales and Sensibility by Stephanie Burgis which was an enchanting and fun Regency fantasy with shades of Austen and dragons.  I also completed the Horseman by Christina Henry. So, I have plenty of reviews to pull together and I think the blog will be very busy next week.

Next Week

I have started Mastermind by Andrew Mayne which I imagine will be a very fast paced number. I’d also like to start Wisdom of Crowds by Joe Abercrombie and if I can fit it in Given to Darkness by Phil Williams.

Reviews Posted since last Sunday:

  1. The Empire’s Ruin by Brian Staveley
  2. The Bone Ship’s Wake by RJ Barker

Forthcoming Reviews:

  1. A Girl Made of Air by Nydia Hetherington
  2. Little White Hands by Mark Cushen
  3. Out of the Dust by Joe Coates
  4. The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
  5. The Throne Of Ice and Ash by JDL Rosell
  6. Scales and Sensibility by Stephanie Burgis
  7. Horseman by Christina Henry

My Monthly Update:

Here’s the books I read the past month:

May brings flocks of pretty lambs…(monthly round-up)

My monthly round up – what I’ve read/plan to read, any events, etc:

Books read:

  1. Hexed by Michael Alan Nelson
  2. Two Serpents Rising by Max Gladstone
  3. The Waterborne Blade by Susan Murray
  4. The Liar’s Key by Mark Lawrence
  5. When the Heaven’s Fall by Marc Turner
  6. Angellfall by Susan Ee
  7. The Awesome by Eva Darrows
  8. Resistance is Futile by Jenny Colgan
  9. Eternity by Elizabeth Miles
  10. Hero Born by Andy Livingstone (review to follow)


  1. Eternity by Elizabeth Miles

Unfinished series completed:

  1. Eternity by Elizabeth Miles (how to kill two birds with one stone!)

Books Bought:

  1. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
  2. The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes
  3. Written in Red by Anne Bishop

Review Books:

  1. The Insect Farm by Stuart Prebble
  2. The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells
  3. Iron and Blood by Gail Z Martin, Larry Martin
  4. Hero Born by Andy Livingstone
  5. Skin by Ilka Tampke
  6. Darkhaven by A F E Smith
  7. Time Salvager by Wesley Chu

Books Gifted:

  1. None

Cover Spotlight:

US or UK cover:?? (US for me with this one)


Once Upon a Time event being hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings

Readalong of Max Gladstone’s Two Serpents Rise – completed three weeks – Concluded

Readalong of Jacqueline Carey’s Kushiel’s Dart (3 weeks in)

Backlist Backburn is an end of month event organised by Lisa at Tenacious Reader. If you’ve caught up on any of your backlist then call over and link up.   I find this a good incentive to dust off some of my books!  This month I read

Top Ten Tuesday at The Broke and Bookish (every Tuesday).

Tough Travel by Nathan at the Fantasy Review Barn  (every Thursday)