It’s been rather a long time since I’ve been able to put together one of these “coming up” posts. I write them as much to keep myself organised as to let everyone know what’s coming, but my legendary organisation has gone a little awry through the recent ups and downs in my personal life. But throughout July I’ve been able to meet most of my blog tour commitments, added a few excellent guest posts and the occasional extract, and I’m now only a few books away from catching up with some long outstanding reviews – things are feeling good again.
The best news of all is that I’m really enjoying my reading again, and although I’m not quite up to full previous speed (nor, if I’m realistic, likely to be again – life is almost back to normal, but “normal” isn’t quite what it used to be!) I do hope that I can rebalance the content of Being Anne to include rather more reviews. I have accepted though that there’s no way I can hope to catch up on all my missed promises to read and review – I will, though, be looking out for forthcoming books by those authors I’ve had to disappoint over the last few months (if that might be you, do feel free to give me a prod if you have a new one on its way!).
So, what’s in the diary for the first half of August?
On Tuesday 1st August, I have an excellent guest post from Dianne Noble – one I really wanted to run in June (sorry, Dianne!) – and I’m really looking forward to reading and reviewing her latest book, Oppression, in the autumn.
On Wednesday 2nd August I’ll be featuring a guest post from M. Jonathan Lee, author of Broken Branches, looking at his favourite Yorkshire authors. I’m sorry but I just can’t find the space and time to catch up with Jonathan’s excellent looking book, but I have seen some great reviews on the sites of blogging friends.
Thursday 3rd August and I’m delighted to welcome Jan Harvey to Being Anne. I really enjoyed her book The Seven Letters, and I’ll be sharing my review together with an interview with the author.
I’ll be joining the blog tour for the latest book by Jane Lythell – Behind Her Back – on Saturday 5th August, with a review. I was so sad to be unable to read Woman of the Hour with everything else I had going on, and I’m rather looking forward to this one.
It’ll be an extract post on Monday 7th August – I’m on the blog tour for Let Us Be True by Alex Christofi, to be published by Serpent’s Tail on 10th August. I really liked the look of this one, but just couldn’t fit in a review – see if you like the look of it too.
On Wednesday 9th August, I’ll be delighted to introduce you to Carol Warham. Her debut novel, Resolutions, is published that day by Tirgearr Publishing, and I’ll look forward to reading and reviewing it later in the year.
A blog tour post on Thursday 10th August, with Helen Lewis as my guest. I really want to read every single book published by Honno – they never, ever disappoint – but I’m afraid The House with Old Furniture was just one book too many this month.
I’m still working on my diary for the rest of the month – I’ll fill you in later – but I am particularly looking forward to reviewing Another Woman’s Husband by Gill Paul for the blog tour on Tuesday 15th August. I so loved The Secret Wife – Gill writes quite superbly – and this is one I can’t wait to read.
There are a few gaps in there, and I do hope to fill most of them with reviews. I have so many wonderful books on my list for August…happy reading everyone!