Friday 2 June 2017

Planned Reading for June 2017

Hello my friends! I hope you are well. June is here! I don't know what happened to May but my calendar never lies :) I have two of my favourite authors due to visit in June which I'm very excited about, so I'll tell you about them first of all.

Book cover: Conceit and Concealment by Abigail Reynolds
I have Abigail Reynolds visiting with her new book, Conceit & Concealment where the man for whom disguise of every sort is an abhorrence is ... a spy! This is, by all accounts, an angsty read.

Audio Book Cover: The Falmouth Connection by Joana Starnes, narrated by Stevie Zimmerman
Joana Starnes will be joining us too. She has just moved into the world of audio books. I was lucky enough to win a copy of the audio book of 'The Falmouth Connection', which is the one currently available, but more are expected to go live soon.

There are another couple of blog tours which I'm hoping will stop by this month too, but more news of those anon :)

I had a good month in terms of getting lovely books. I was lucky enough to win a copy of 'The Longbourn Letters' by Rose Servitova. We know from P&P that Mr Bennet corresponds with Mr Collins, and actually enjoys it. In this book, we get a take on what these letters could have been like.

My in-laws went to visit Haworth, which, if you're not familiar, is the home of the Bronte family. They very kindly got me a souvenir, 'Tales of Angria' by Charlotte Bronte, which I understand is a very early work of hers.

The last book I got is by Lucy Worsley, who you might well have heard of, as she's done a number of TV programmes. 'Jane Austen at Home' looks at the houses Austen would have been familiar with, and how they may have influenced her works. I picked this one up at a book talk by Ms Worsley that I went to earlier this week, and even waited around to get it signed.

Book covers: Mr Darcy's Bad Day and For Pemberley by Christie Capps
My good month continued with another win. Have you heard of Christie Capps? I'd seen rave reviews from some of my reading chums and wondered about her work. Well, it turns out it's a pseudonym, of another JAFF writer, and I was lucky enough to win two of her ebooks from the reveal post at 'From Pemberley to Milton'.

As for what I plan to read, well, as you probably know, we're fast approaching the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death, and I'd like to try and read something about her, rather than about her characters.

What do you have planned to read this month? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Busy month! Looking forward to your reviews!

  2. Yes, lovely visitors to welcome.

    Oh cool! You won some great ones and how neat you met the author and got a Bronte souvenir.

    Wishing you a lovely June, Ceri!

  3. What an interesting month ahead you have,

    I read some of Abigail's latest book online so I'm looking forward to finding out what happened and how everything was happily resolved...... here's hoping!!!

    Great news about Joana making her books available on audio. Can't wait to read your thoughts on TFC,a book which I loved!!

    I treated myself to TLL and I must admit to loving it!!! I could just see Mr B chuckling while replying to Mr C's letters!! Delightful and very funny!!!

    Have a lovely reading month,Ceri!

  4. I'm still trying to figure out where the first five months of this year have gone, Ceri. I've read all but The Longbourn Letters. However, it's on my TBR waiting for me to have a few extra minutes. Happy June to you!

  5. I have not read the middle group: Tales of Angria, Longbourn Letters or Lucy Worsley but have read the others. Great choices. Enjoy your reading time.

  6. Great plans for the month of June. Excellent selections. Thanks for hosting everyone. I look forward to reading the interviews.

  7. Wow! What a good catch was your May!

  8. Carole in Canada6 June 2017 at 04:00

    Lucky you to go to a talk Lucy was giving and to get her to sign her book! I have it on my wishlist. You have a great line up of books to read. I want to read 'Longbourn Letters' at some point and I still have to get and read Abigail's which I hope to read this month. I also want to read Joy's new book "Friends and Enemies" starting this week! Looking forward to your interviews!


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