March was actually a pretty good reading month for me, I read some great books and am on target for my Goodreads challenge for the year.
I’m finding my reading is jumping gentleness a bit at the moment, I’m mood reading more than I usually do so I’ve no idea if I will actually stick to this TBR but I like to at least start the month with one! So for this month I’m currently planning to read…
YOU SHALL REAP WHAT YOU SOW
Struggling with the effects of early-onset dementia, Dennie Keeling now leads a quiet life. Her husband is dead, her children are grown, and her best friend, Sarah, was convicted of murdering her abusive husband. After Sarah’s tragic death in prison, Dennie has found solace in her allotment, and all she wants is to be left to tend it in peace.
Life remains quiet for twelve years, until three strangers take on a nearby plot and Dennie starts to notice unnatural things. Shadowy figures prowl at night; plants flower well before their time. And then Sarah appears, bringing dire warnings and vanishing after daubing symbols on the walls in Dennie’s own blood. Dennie soon realises that she is face to face with an ancient evil – but with her dementia steadily growing worse, who is going to believe her?
I was sent a review copy of Bone Harvest and I’m looking forward to starting it. I don’t read a huge amount of what I’d call ‘proper horror’ but I find it’s a genre close scifi/fantasy so I do like to dip into it sometimes.
Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel”—these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets.
The first thing you learn on the job at St. Mary’s is that one wrong move and history will fight back—sometimes in particularly nasty ways. But, as new recruit Madeleine Maxwell soon discovers, it’s not only history they’re often fighting.
The Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the chaotic adventures of Max and her compatriots—Director Bairstow, Chief Leon Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more—as they travel through time, saving St. Mary’s (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea.
Light fantasy is a genre in just in the mood for right now and I think The Chronicles of St Mary’s will fit the bill perfectly.
I’m going to stick with just two books on my list for this month and give myself some ‘mood’ reading room as well.