Looking Ahead – This Month’s TBR List (May 2018)

I’m linking up again with Tina @ Reading between the Pages to look ahead at the books I’d like to read in May. This month I’m hoping to read at last half of the books on my Netgalley shelf; my rating is disturbingly close to falling below the 80% mark, and I just cannot allow it, so I’ve got 9 Netgalley reads planned! I’ve also got some buddy reads and book club reads planned, which I’m looking forward to. So, here’s May’s hopefuls…

Currently Reading…

I’m hosting a 4 week readalong on Instagram for this one

NEEDFUL THINGS by Stephen King

Needful Things - Stephen KingThere was a new shop in town. Run by a stranger.

Needful Things, the sign said. The oddest name. A name that caused some gossip and speculation among the good folks of Castle Rock, Maine, while they waited for opening day.

Eleven-year-old Brian Rusk was the first customer and he got just what he wanted, a very rare 1956 Sandy Koufax baseball card. Signed. Cyndi Rose Martin was next. A Lalique vase. A perfect match for her living room decor.

Something for everyone. Something you really had to have. And always at a price you could just about afford. The cash price that is. Because there was another price. There always is when your heart’s most secret, true desire is for sale . . .

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Looking Ahead – This Month’s TBR List (April 2018)

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I’m linking up again with Tina @ Reading between the Pages to look ahead at the books I’d like to read in April. I’m so determine to read all the books, I’ve already finished one, Keeper by Johana Gustawsson, all ready for my blog tour stop on the 6th. So let’s see what else I’m reading this month….

Currently Reading…

I’m hosting a 3 week readalong on Instagram for this one

Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama

Six Four - Hideo YokoyamaSIX FOUR.
THE NIGHTMARE NO PARENT COULD ENDURE.
THE CASE NO DETECTIVE COULD SOLVE.
THE TWIST NO READER COULD PREDICT.

For five days in January 1989, the parents of a seven-year-old Tokyo schoolgirl sat and listened to the demands of their daughter’s kidnapper. They would never learn his identity. They would never see their daughter again.

For the fourteen years that followed, the Japanese public listened to the police’s apologies. They would never forget the botched investigation that became known as ‘Six Four’. They would never forgive the authorities their failure.

For one week in late 2002, the press officer attached to the police department in question confronted an anomaly in the case. He could never imagine what he would uncover. He would never have looked if he’d known what he would find.

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Looking Ahead – This Month’s TBR List (March 2018)

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I’m linking up again with Tina @ Reading Between the Pages to look ahead at the books I’d like to read in March. This month is a rather ambitious pile of books, because I just can’t narrow it down any further. I’m under no illusions that I’ll get through them all but I’m damn well going to try!

Currently Reading…

I’m hosting a 4 week readalong on Instagram for this one

IT by Stephen King

IT - Stephen King‘They float…and when you’re down here with me, you’ll float, too.’

Derry, Maine is just an ordinary town: familiar, well-ordered for the most part, a good place to live.

It is a group of children who see – and feel – what makes Derry so horribly different. In the storm drains, in the sewers, IT lurks, taking on the shape of every nightmare, each one’s deepest dread. Sometimes is appears as an evil clown named Pennywise and sometimes IT reaches up, seizing, tearing, killing . . .

Time passes and the children grow up, move away and forget. Until they are called back, once more to confront IT as IT stirs and coils in the sullen depths of their memories, emerging again to make their past nightmares a terrible present reality.

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From the Unread Shelf: Fantasy

Fantasy

From the unread shelf is back with the fantasy edition! Fantasy is a genre I’ve really grown to enjoy over the last year. What’s interesting is the majority of the fantasy books on my unread shelf are young adult fiction; I think that’s because I get the majority of my recommendations from fellow bloggers, rather than seeking them out myself, and I guess YA fantasy is popular among the bloggers I follow.

I will admit, many of the fantasy books I have enjoyed have one foot in reality (I’m hoping you know what I mean by that). For example, The Lost Boy by Christina Henry and Sealskin by Su Bristow, so hopefully I’ll see that in books I still have to read. Those are both adult fiction titles but you’ll see my unread shelf seems to be skewed slightly in favour of YA.

If any of the books featured below aren’t Fantasy, please forgive me, I’m going by what I’ve seen them reviewed as, rather than seeking out their genre myself.

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Looking Ahead – This Month’s TBR List (February 2018)

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I’m linking up again with Tina @ Reading Between the Pages to look ahead at the books I’d like to read in February. Like last month, I’ll be keeping the list small, so let’s take a look at the contenders.

Currently Reading…

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Small Great Things - Jodi PicoultRuth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years’ experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy’s counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other’s trust, and come to see that what they’ve been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong.

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