October : My Month in Review

Posted On 31 October 2017

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October – why do you have to leave so quickly!  Hope you’ve all had a lovely month.  Here’s what I’ve been up to book wise:

Books read: 

  1. Deadlands by Seanan McGuire
  2. The Crow Garden by Alison Littlewood
  3. The Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear
  4. A Matter of Blood by Sarah Pinborough
  5. Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell
  6. Starborn by Lucy Hounsom
  7. Spellslinger 2: Shadowblack by Sebastien De Castell
  8. Dogs of War by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  9. Weave a Circle Round by Kari Maaren

My covers are here.

I’ve been lucky again with books this month with some very enjoyable reads.  Fingers crossed for another good month of reading during November.

Backlist books

  1. A Matter of Blood by Sarah Pinborough

Unfinished series completed:

None this month.

Books Bought: (I’ve gone a bit crazy this month it seems!)

  1. Temeraire by Naomi Novik
  2. Strange Practice: A Dr Greta Helsing Novel by Vivian Shaw
  3. Running Out Of Space: Sunblinded One by S. J. Higbee
  4. Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castle
  5. Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
  6. Touch Not the Cat by Mary Stewart
  7. River of Teeth by Sarah Galley
  8. Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill
  9. Bird Box by Josh Malerman
  10. Envy of Angels: A Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace

Review Books:

  1. The Realms of God by Michael Livingston
  2. Firestorm by Lucy Hounsom
  3. The Naturalist by Andrew Mayne
  4. Gluttony Bay by Matt Wallace
  5. Master Assassins by Robert V S Redick
  6. The Gone World by Tom Sweterlitsch
  7. The Nine by Tracy Townsend
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September : My Month in Review

Posted On 30 September 2017

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September has gone and we’re into the month of all things spooky – or October if you prefer.  I’ve had a busy month and I’ve managed to read some absolutely excellent months.  I hope October is as good a reading month.  On a personal note I’m currently on a road trip in Europe – which is wonderful, visiting lots of places and taking a whole truck load of photographs, at the moment in the romantic city of Verona.  Hope you all had a lovely September.

Books read: 

  1. An Alchemy of Masques and Shadows by Curtis Craddock
  2. Godsgrave by Jay Kristoff
  3. Sea of Rust by C Robert Cargill – review to follow
  4. The Last Dog on Earth Adrian J. Walker – review to follow
  5. The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman – review to follow
  6. A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne M Harris – review to follow
  7. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  8. The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

My covers are here.

I must say that all my books this month have been amazing and my reviews will follow shortly.

Backlist books

American Gods by Neil Gaiman – audiobook.

Unfinished series completed:

None this month.

Books Bought: 

  1. Dragonship by J P Ashman (well, I actually picked this one up when it was on offer but – it’s still very reasonable on Amazon :D)

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Review Books:

July: My Month in Review

Posted On 31 July 2017

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This has been a very busy month indeed.  I hope you’ve all had a good July – I certainly hope you’ve had more sunshine than we have – although in fairness I did go to sunny Malta for two weeks so I can’t grumble.  Anyway, this month I’ve managed to read 11 books – I missed a couple off my covers post so I’ve updated it now – can’t miss Spoonbenders and Graveyard Shift off now can I:

Books read: 

  1. How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
  2. Phantom Pains by Mishell Baker
  3. A Kiss Before Doomsday by Laurence MacNaughton
  4. Darien by C F Iggulden
  5. Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero
  6. Godblind by Anna Stephens
  7. Blackwing by Ed McDonald
  8. Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory
  9. Graveyard Shift by Michael F Haspil
  10. Devil’s Call J Danielle Dorn – review to follow
  11. The Clockwork Dynasty by Daniel H Wilson – review to follow

My covers are here.

I’ve had some really good reads looking back at this list – Spoonbenders was a wonderfully excellent surprise, Devil’s Call I loved and The Clockwork Dynasty was also really good.  Blackwing by Ed McDonald stole the show a little bit for me I must admit.

Backlist books

None this month.

Unfinished series completed:

None this month.

Books Bought: 

  1. Naamah’s Blessing by Jacqueline Carey
  2. The Boy on the Bridge by M R Carey – audio book

Review Books:

June: My Month in Review

Posted On 2 July 2017

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It’s difficult to believe that half of 2017 has already been and gone – did somebody set time to fast forward or something because to be honest its not funny any more so please stop!

Books read: 

  1. The Prey of Gods by Nicky Drayden
  2. Borne by Jeff VanderMeer
  3. The Court of Broken Knives by Anna Smith Spark
  4. Bones of the Earth by Rachel Dunne
  5. Borderline by Mishell Baker
  6. Thunderbird by Chuck Wendig
  7. White Lies by Zoe Markham
  8. Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey

My covers are here.

Some good books on this list!  The Prey of Gods was excellent, I loved it and my review will follow.  I have managed to review Borne and The Court of Broken Knives already.  Borderline I absolutely loved and in fact have read two thirds of book two already!  White Lies was really good – I’ve had this and Under My Skin for ages – White Lies is a YA set in a boarding school – I really just galloped my way through it.

Backlist books

White Lies by Zoe Markham

Unfinished series completed:

None this month.

Books Bought: 

  1. Naamah’s Curse by Jacqueline Carey
  2. White Hot by Ilona Andrews
  3. Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky
  4. They Mostly Come Out at Night by Benedict Patrick
  5. Warlock Holmes by G S Denning

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May: My Month in Review

Posted On 31 May 2017

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“As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.” 

And, there it was, the fifth month came and went – really fast.  I had a week’s holiday this month with family which was lovely and managed to fit in 8 books with a few reviews to follow shortly:

Books read: (with links to reviews)

  1. Skitter by Ezekiel Boone – review to follow
  2. The Curious Affair of the Somnambulist and the psychic thief by Lisa Tuttle
  3. The Space Between the Stars by Anne Corlett – review to follow
  4. All Good Things by Emma Newman – review to follow
  5. Rotherweird by Andrew Caldecott – review to follow
  6. The Only Child by Andrew Pyper
  7. Owl and the Electric Samurai by Kristi Charish
  8. The Fallen Kingdom by Elizabeth May – review to follow

Another good month for reading.  It probably looks like I’m very behind with reviews but I do have some of these scheduled so it’s not too bad,   My month in covers is here.

Backlist books

None this month – at least I’m consistent.

Unfinished series completed:

Yes – I have one – All Good Things by Emma Newman which concludes the Split World series.

Books Bought: 

  1. The Hunter’s Kind: Book II of The Hollow Gods by Rebecca Levene
  2. Blood Oath (Sawbones Book 2) by Melissa Lenhardt
  3. Just One Damned Thing After Another: Time Travel Meets History In This Explosive Bestselling Series (The Chronicles of St Mary’s Series Book 1) by Jodi Taylor

Review Books:

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