Sunday 1 May 2016

Planned Reading for May 2016

Although the weather doesn't feel like it's May, it's the first of the month already, so I wanted to share with you some of the things I have lined up for this month.

Book cover: A Fine Stout Love and Other Stories by Renée Beya
The blog tour for Renée Beyea's book of short stories, 'A Fine Stout Love and Other Stories' drops by with a guest post from the author and the chance to win a copy of the book for yourself. Though I enjoy reading novels, when life is busy sometimes you need something you can dip in and out of, so I am pleased to see a new collection of shorter tales and I'm looking forward to reading this.

Book cover: Side by Side Apart by Ann Galvia
I am also taking part in the blog tour for Ann Galvia's 'Side by Side, Apart'. This is a 'Pride & Prejudice' sequel with an interesting premise; Elizabeth Darcy, wife of Fitzwilliam Darcy for over 10 years awakes from an accident that has left her with amnesia. She has no idea why she would have married Darcy - he's the last man in the world she could imagine marrying! She has four children that she has no memory of and one more on the way. It must be both distressing and confusing for poor Elizabeth, and indeed for poor Mr Darcy too. This story was published as fanfic under the title of 'Bruises' and I have heard that it is well worth reading so I'm also looking forward to this one.

Book Cover: Austen in Austin Volume 1 by Gina Welborn, Anita Mae Draper, Susanne Dietze and Debra E. Marvin
I have another collection of short stories to read as well; 'Austen in Austin' Volume 1 - this book has a collection of four short stories, each by a different author (Gina Welborn, Anita Mae Draper, Susanne Dietze and Debra E. Marvin), and each based on a different Austen novel. The stories are all set in Texas and I believe they are all historical reads.

If you are a regular visitor here at Babblings of a Bookworm you may have noticed that April was a very busy month with lots of visitors. I have written up some reviews which I haven't shared with you yet as it was hard to fit them in, so I plan to share those with you this month. I also have a load of reading to catch up on, so I really hope I can make time for that!

What reads do you have planned for May? Have you read anything lately that you'd like to recommend? Let me know if there is anything I really need to add to my to be read list!


  1. You have great books ahead of you! Enjoy!

  2. I had A Fine Stout Love for review and it did hit the spot for when you want a quick read that finishes in one sitting. And I also read one of the stories in Austen in Austin that was adorable. Annnd, I have Ann Galvin's for review, too. So we've got the same reading agenda. ;)
    Look forward to your other reviews and hope you get to read some good ones this month.

  3. I do so wish that all authors would publish their short stories and novellas as compilations so readers could have the choice of either taking a short reading break or spending more quality time with the characters. Just my opinion of course. Many thanks for your reviews, Ceri -- they really help me discover new writers and new books.

  4. great reading list choices!


  5. I have to look up A Fine Stout Love. That's fairly new on my radar. Maybe I will wait for the blog tour to hit.

  6. I finished Side by Side, Apart last week. Looking forward to comparing notes with you! :)))


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