Looking Ahead Aug 2018

Looking Ahead


I’m taking part in a monthly meme created by Tina over at Reading Between the Pages.   On the first day of each month she will post a Looking Ahead – This Month’s TBR List.  If you have a TBR list for the month feel free to drop your link in the comments. Tina thinks this will be a fun way to meet new bloggers, branch out to different genres, and find some new must-read books. I agree!  Go check out her website and join in the fun.


I was just saying how happy I was to be on vacation and now it’s time to head back to work.  From Tuesday I’ll be back in the office doing (my least favourite) administrative duties to get ready for the new semester.  At least by the middle of the month we’ll start meeting with some of the new students.  They’re always a nice excited bunch!

So how did my July reading shape up?  Not as bountiful as I had anticipated.  I had a couple of reads which I didn’t really enjoy.  Struggling through those books ate up my extra reading time.  I was able to start My Lady Jane but I won’t be finishing it until some time during the up coming week.

Here’s what I did get through:

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Reviews:  Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo, A Merciful Truth, Baker’s Dozen, Getting Over Gary, The Colour of Magic.

Other reviews soon to come.


For August I’m keeping the starting list light as I’ll be putting in more hours at work.  These six books are all reviews for blog tours or author requests.  I’m particularly looking forward to Midnight Snacks Are Murder.  It’s the 2nd in the Poppy McAllister series.  I quite enjoyed Book 1.

Here is this month’s list:



Midnight Snacks are Murder by Libby Klein

Kingdom of Ash and Soot by C. S. Johnson

The Last Plantagenet by Jennifer C. Wilson

Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Disappearing Diva by Gemma Haliday

His Highland Lass by Celeste Barclay

Cold Fire by James Hartley


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  1. If it makes you feel better I’ll be back at work on Monday! So less reading for me too. Fingers crossed that your new students will give you great moments!

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  2. Wonderful looking reads ahead of and behind you for July, Nina! I wanted to do a post like this, but I am not organized enough and switch around my reads. It’s my goal, though! I hope you have an easy transition back to work. This summer is going by way too quickly! ♥️

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      1. You are absolutely right, and I guess I have to have SOME idea of what I’m about to read. Nina, maybe it’s fear of the commitment (of posting them on the blog). 😂 (I fully realize I have the right to change my mind). I’m being silly!

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  3. I clicked on the comment section to write something when I came across the discussion between you and Shalini. Oh god, that was so hilarious 😂 reverse mermaid – top fish, bottom human 😱😂😂 and I was laughing so hard that I forgot what I had to write here. 😂 You guys wrote the plot for a cozy-hilarious-fishtery 😉

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