In The Month Ahead, I will be rounding up the books I’m currently reading, the ones I will start this month, and the ones I intend getting my mitts on… if I haven’t already! Expect news and features by the bucketful!
| Currently Reading |
This month I’m embarrassed to say that NOS4R2 and Emma are still on my currently reading pile – one day they’ll leave it, I promise! – but this month they’re in the wonderful company of Lustlocked by Matt Wallace and Between Two Thorns by Emma Newman.
What are you reading at the moment?
| May Events |
Here are the upcoming themes for this month’s Friday Face-Off:
06th May 2016 | You Got The Blues
A cover which is predominantly blue
13th May 2016 | Which Witch is Which?
A cover which features a witch and/or witchcraft
20th May 2016 | Just Then Flew Down a Monstrous Crow
27th May | Renewed Shall be Blade That Was Broken
A cover which features the word ‘blade’ in its title
The Between Two Thorns Read Along
Organised by Lisa at Over the Effing Rainbow
Week 1 (Monday 9th May)
Chapters 1-9 – hosted by Over the Effing Rainbow
Week 2 (Monday 16th May)
Chapters 10-18 – hosted by On Starships and Dragonwings
Week 3 (Monday 23rd May)
Chapters 19-25 – Imyril at OneMore.org
Week 4 (Monday 30th May)
Chapters 26-End – hosted by Lynn’s Books
For this month’s Read Along we’ll be reading the first book in The Split Worlds series by Emma Newman, Between Two Thorns. If you’re interested in joining in then head on over to the Goodreads group page and sign up!
| Synopsis |
Something is wrong in Aquae Sulis, Bath’s secret mirror city.
The new season is starting and the Master of Ceremonies is missing. Max, an Arbiter of the Split Worlds Treaty, is assigned with the task of finding him with no one to help but a dislocated soul and a mad sorcerer.
There is a witness but his memories have been bound by magical chains only the enemy can break. A rebellious woman trying to escape her family may prove to be the ally Max needs.
But can she be trusted? And why does she want to give up eternal youth and the life of privilege she’s been born into?
| May Goals |
This May I’ve decided to mix up my usual goals (which inevitably fail) and set a challenge I may actually complete. Having been a member of the Goodreads Group for a while now but having yet to participate, this month I will be starting my RMFAO Genre Challenge. I’ve put together quite a large list – intention is everything after all – so hopefully I’ll tick at least a few off and actually get some classics read this year!
| The Target |
5 books or more (challenging)
| The Books |
Bulldog Drummond by Sapper (PB)
Service with a Smile by P.G. Wodehouse (PB)
Ashenden by W. Somerset Maugham (PB)
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (PB)
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (PB)
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (EB)
Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne (EB)
For a list of the rules, levels and each month’s genres, head on over to the Goodreads page
| May Releases |
And here is a (by no means comprehensive) list of the releases I’m most looking forward to this May – dates are from UK publishers only (though many will coincide!).
by Ada Palmer
by Guy Gavriel Kay
by Andrzej Sapkowski
by Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter
Have you picked up any great books lately? What are your goals for the month ahead?