MY SEPTEMBER 2020 TBR…… #bookblogger #tbr

How the flipping flip is is September already??!!  And why do they have to keep releasing books??!!!   I’m still fighting a losing battle to read ALL THE BOOKS, and even just some of the books seems a mountain to climb right now haha!!

But does that stop us?! No it blooming doesn’t!! So I’m back again to try and give myself a little push in the right direction for the reading month ahead!  And it seems to be BIG BOOK month with some of the releases I have lined up, so I don’t think I’ll be denting the TBR pile too much this month!


GOD IS DEAD, his corpse hidden in the catacombs beneath Mordew.

In the slums of the sea-battered city a young boy called Nathan Treeves lives with his parents, eking out a meagre existence by picking treasures from the Living Mud and the half-formed, short-lived creatures it spawns. Until one day his desperate mother sells him to the mysterious Master of Mordew.

The Master derives his magical power from feeding on the corpse of God. But Nathan, despite his fear and lowly station, has his own strength – and it is greater than the Master has ever known. Great enough to destroy everything the Master has built. If only Nathan can discover how to use it.

So it is that the Master begins to scheme against him – and Nathan has to fight his way through the betrayals, secrets, and vendettas of the city where God was murdered, and darkness reigns…



Koli has been cast out from Mythen Rood. Behind him are his family and the safety of the known. Ahead, the embrace of the deadly forests awaits.
But Koli heard a story, once. A story about lost London, where the tech of old times was so plentiful it was just lying on the streets. And if he can safely lead Ursula, Cup and Monono to this sparkling city, maybe he can save the rest of humanity, too.
In a world where a journey of two miles is an odyssey, he’s going to walk two hundred. But the city is not what it once was…and around him, Ingland is facing something it hasn’t seen in three centuries: war.


In 1893, there’s no such thing as witches. There used to be, in the wild, dark days before the burnings began, but now witching is nothing but tidy charms and nursery rhymes. If the modern woman wants any measure of power, she must find it at the ballot box.

But when the Eastwood sisters–James Juniper, Agnes Amaranth, and Beatrice Belladonna–join the suffragists of New Salem, they begin to pursue the forgotten words and ways that might turn the women’s movement into the witch’s movement. Stalked by shadows and sickness, hunted by forces who will not suffer a witch to vote-and perhaps not even to live-the sisters will need to delve into the oldest magics, draw new alliances, and heal the bond between them if they want to survive.

There’s no such thing as witches. But there will be.



Now that the city of Atrine has been destroyed and Relos Var’s plan to free the dark god Vol Karoth has been revealed—the end of the world is closer than ever.

To buy time for humanity, Kihrin, Janel, and Thurvishar must convince the king of the Manol vané to perform an ancient ritual that will strip the vané of their immortality—a ritual that certain vané will do anything to prevent. Including assassinating the ones bringing the news.

Worse, Kihrin must come to terms with the horrifying possibility that his connection to Vol Karoth is steadily growing in strength. How can Kihrin hope to save anyone when he might turn out to be the greatest threat of them all?

And then there is the Netgalley shelf that is in need of serious attention…… HELP ME!!!!!! 🤣


To Sleep in a Sea of Stars is a brand new epic novel from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Paolini.

Kira Navárez dreamed of life on new worlds.

Now she’s awakened a nightmare.

During a routine survey mission on an uncolonized planet, Kira finds an alien relic. At first she’s delighted, but elation turns to terror when the ancient dust around her begins to move.

As war erupts among the stars, Kira is launched into a galaxy-spanning odyssey of discovery and transformation. First contact isn’t at all what she imagined, and events push her to the very limits of what it means to be human.

While Kira faces her own horrors, Earth and its colonies stand upon the brink of annihilation. Now, Kira might be humanity’s greatest and final hope . . .”


‘Reading has saved my life, again and again, and has held my hand through every difficult time’

For as long as she can remember, Cathy Rentzenbrink has lost and found herself in stories. Growing up she was rarely seen without her nose in a book and read in secret long after lights out. When tragedy struck, books kept her afloat. Eventually they lit the way to a new path, first as a bookseller and then as a writer. No matter what the future holds, reading will always help.

Dear Reader is a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of your life, packed with recommendations from one reader to another.


There are more books I’m hoping to get to in the month ahead, but I have serious doubts as to whether I will get to them with some of these monsters ahead of me!! Wish me luck!!!What are you looking forward to reading this month?!


#TopTenTuesday The Longest Books I’ve Read #bookblogger

Another fabulous topic today for Top Ten Tuesday and that is the longest books you’ve ever read!  I love this choice from ThatArtsyReaderGirl who started the Top Ten Tuesday fun – please check out her site for upcoming topics!

So I’ve just headed back to GoodReads to sort through the stats and it has made for some interesting reading as I discover those big chunksters of books that I’ve picked up over the years!  Here’s a look!

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio  – 909 pages

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer  756 pages

Hiding From The Light by Barbara Erskine  – 736 pages

Angels & Demons by Dan Brown  – 736 pages

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova   –  704 pages

The Glass Lake by Maeve Binchy  – 704 pages

The Assassination of Marilyn Monroe by Donald H.Wolfe – 660 pages

Tara Road by Maeve Binchy  – 648 pages

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton  – 648 pages

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer  – 629 pages


The Big Book Weekenders #1 2018

Well actually that is a lie!! I mean I do like them, BUT they scare me!! Really don’t know why that is but it just feels so daunting to pick up a book that feels like a brick and settle down to read it! And that is why my bookshelves are a little overwhelmed with the chunkier’ books that I’ve bought over the years but still not managed to attack..

but help is at hand! All thanks to Simon Savidge of  SavidgeReads who has released a video on BookTube setting up  three Big Book Weekenders which will take place, if you want to join in, on May 4th – 7th 2018, May 25th – May 28th 2018 and August 24th – 27th 2018. The idea is simple, read as many big books as you would like over those weekends. Or just start one you have been meaning to read for ages. And this might be just the kick that I need to be brave and pick up some of the chunksters on my bookshelves!

So I’ve had a quick look and picked out 3 of the larger books that have been sitting staring at me for a while and hopefully I can at least pick them all up at some point over the weekend and start reading them!!! I will face my fears!!

All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Paperback, 531 pages

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund

Paperback, UK, 784 pages

The most terrifying thriller you’ll read this year

It starts with just one body – the hands bound, the skin covered in marks.

Detective Superintendent Jeanette Kihlberg is determined to find out who is responsible, despite opposition from her superiors. When two more bodies are found, it becomes clear that she is hunting a serial killer.

With her career on the line, she turns to psychotherapist Sofia Zetterlund. Together, they uncover a chain of shocking events that began decades ago – but will it lead them to the murderer before someone else dies?

The Last Hours by Minette Walters

Hardcover, 544 pages 

June, 1348: the Black Death enters England through the port of Melcombe in the county of Dorsetshire. Unprepared for the virulence of the disease, and the speed with which it spreads, the people of the county start to die in their thousands.

In the estate of Develish, Lady Anne takes control of her people’s future – including the lives of two hundred bonded serfs. Strong, compassionate and resourceful, Lady Anne chooses a bastard slave, Thaddeus Thurkell, to act as her steward. Together, they decide to quarantine Develish by bringing the serfs inside the walls. With this sudden overturning of the accepted social order, where serfs exist only to serve their lords, conflicts soon arise. Ignorant of what is happening in the world outside, they wrestle with themselves, with God and with the terrible uncertainty of their futures.

Lady Anne’s people fear starvation but they fear the pestilence more. Who amongst them has the courage to leave the security of the walls?

And how safe is anyone in Develish when a dreadful event threatens the uneasy status quo..?


So have you read any of these?! Are you scared of big books too?! And will you be taking part in the Big Book Weekenders – if so I look forward to seeing what big beasts you’ll try to tackle!!