Tag Archives: TBR list

April 2019 #TBR – a plan

(as is my usual custom I have linked the cover graphic to Goodreads so that you might learn more about the book) I read twelve novels in March, so I thought I’d attempt to read eleven April. Here are my … Continue reading

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Older female protagonists

Earlier this month I published a post in praise of older male protagonists. Because March is Women’s History Month, I thought it only fitting that I also publish a post in praise of older FEMALE protagonists. After all, old ladies … Continue reading

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Police Procedural series I want to start – Part III

I can’t help myself. Police procedurals, particularly those set in the United Kingdom, are probably my favourite type of read.  Part 1 and 2 of this blog series was SO rewarding, that I thought I’d give it another go. The … Continue reading

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Older male protagonists? – I love them!

Someone asked me recently “What is your favourite book?” (I know right – it’s like picking a favourite child) Near the top of my list is “A man called Ove” by Fredrik Backman.  Then… I started thinking, and I discovered … Continue reading

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March 2019 #TBR – a plan

By making a monthly TBR plan, the aim is to read more. In January I read eleven titles. However… in February I only managed to read nine.  My excuse is that it was a short month and a busy one … Continue reading

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Excited to learn Ann Cleeves has a new series!

One of my favourite crime fiction authors, Ann Cleeves, has begun a new series! Rejoice!  Best known for her Shetland novels and her Vera novels, this time Cleeves’ introduces Detective Matthew Venn in The Two Rivers Series. The blurb: In … Continue reading

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Recommended by Book Bloggers… Part 2

I am constantly adding to my TBR. The reason for this? BOOK BLOGGERS! As the recipient of a lot of book blogger support, I try to repay in kind by visiting other book blogger’s blogs. Over the years I’ve naturally … Continue reading

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The highs and lows of my Goodreads #TBR

I visit the Goodreads site every day – sometimes more than once a day. It is there that I keep track of my TBR.  How many review commitments I have, deadlines, etc. As many of you know, you can add … Continue reading

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Top Ten Anticipated Titles of 2019 #newbooks #bookbuzz

In no particular order – because I expect them to all be stellar reads. Are any of these gems on YOUR TBR?

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Fictionophile’s February #TBR – a plan

I surprised myself and actually read ELEVEN titles in January. (My usual is about eight) In the attempt to tame my rather wild TBR (190 titles with review commitments), I plan to read another TEN titles in February. I thought … Continue reading

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Blue Monday? Books are the cure for that.

Yup! Today, January 21st is Blue Monday. A term (in the northern hemisphere) that describes a Monday in January, typically the third Monday of the month, that is characterized as the most depressing day of the year. To battle the … Continue reading

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Police Procedural series I want to start – Part II

I can’t help myself. Police procedurals, particularly those set in the United Kingdom, are probably my favourite type of read.  Part I of this blog series was SO rewarding, that I thought I’d give it another go. Last time, the … Continue reading

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Books that would cause me to weaken…

In the valiant effort to catch up with my review commitments I have imposed a ‘Request Ban’ on myself.  I am not allowing myself to request ARCs with the abandon I did in earlier years.  It’s hard people – It’s … Continue reading

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January 2019 #TBR

Last year I began posting my reading ‘plan’ for the month. Well folks, it didn’t turn out so well.  I think I did it for three months – then fell off the wagon. I’m starting 2019 with the intentions to … Continue reading

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Series titles every month – a plan for 2019

I borrowed this idea from fellow blogger Cathy Johnson of What Cathy read next. She made a commitment to read one title by John Buchan every month. She calls it her “Buchan of the Month” posts. I have SO MANY … Continue reading

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