BOOkish Blog Hop: Next Book on Your TBR?


I recently joined a group on Facebook where book bloggers come together to support each other. There is a monthly blog hop where a blogger hosts a question each day and other bloggers chime in with their answers as well.

I’m excited to say that I’m participating this month and am hosting another question today.

Today’s blog hop question is: Next book on your TBR?

My answer: The next book on my TBR is Natural Thorn Killer by Kate Dyer-Seeley


A lot of my friends that read cozy mysteries really enjoy Kate’s books, so I thought I would give this one a try. I’m excited to get into it!

Cut down among the flowers . . .

Britta Johnston might be a late bloomer, but after leaving her deadbeat husband and dead-end job, she’s finally pursuing her artistic passion at her aunt Elin’s floral boutique, Blooma, in Portland, Oregon. It’s on the banks of the Willamette, in a quaint district of cobblestone paths and cherry trees. The wine bar featuring Pacific Northwest vintages is a tasty bonus, offering another kind of bouquet to enjoy. But things aren’t as peaceful as they look.

For one thing, someone’s been leaving dead roses around–and a sleazy real estate developer who wants the waterfront property has put a big-money offer on the table. Then, after a contentious meeting of local business owners, he’s found on the floor of the shop, with Elin’s garden shears planted in his chest. And before the police decide to pin the crime on her beloved aunt, Britta will have to find out who arranged this murder . . .


Check out what some of my fellow bloggers are going to be reading next:

deadpool costume
Casia Schreyer:

Once I’m finished all 3 volumes of Ghost in the Shell I plan on cracking open The Call of the White Moose by Alex McGilvery. This is the second book in his Northern Canada thriller series. Book 1 was called Wendigo Whispers and it is one of my favourites.

Leslie Conzatti
Leslie Conzatti

Once I finish A Sliver of Stardust by Marissa Burt, it’s on to Curio by Elizabeth Denmark! As far as my indie ebook TBR list goes, I’m making my way through Painter Place by Pamela Poole, and then it’s actually returning to a book I started just before that, Oblivion’s Forge by Simon Williams. I had started it a few months ago, but I had trouble getting into it because the story was so unfamiliar (at least as far as “strange place and character names, and too many to remember”) and high fantasy that it struck me as similar to the book I’d just finished, so reading it felt redundant. I set it aside and moved on to the next book, Painter Place, and now I’ll be returning to it with fresher eyes!

Brandy Potter (1)
Brandy Potter

So it’s fall. Every fall I re-read The Middle Earth books from Silmarillion to The Return of the King in order. So that’s the “old” TBR for me. The “new” tbr for me is Shelter in Place by Nora Roberts. It’s her newest release, that’s not part of a series. I tend not to like her series, I don’t know why. I think Shelter in Place could bring some relevant points of view from today’s events.

The synopsis on Amazon is: It was a typical evening at a mall outside Portland, Maine. Three teenage friends waited for the movie to start. A boy flirted with the girl selling sunglasses. Mothers and children shopped together, and the manager at the video-game store tending to customers. Then the shooters arrived.

The chaos and carnage lasted only eight minutes before the killers were taken down. But for those who lived through it, the effects would last forever. In the years that followed, one would dedicate himself to a law enforcement career. Another would close herself off, trying to bury the memory of huddling in a ladies’ room, hopelessly clutching her cell phone–until she finally found a way to pour her emotions into her art.

But one person wasn’t satisfied with the shockingly high death toll at the DownEast Mall. And as the survivors slowly heal, find shelter, and rebuild, they will discover that another conspirator is lying in wait–and this time, there might be nowhere safe to hide.

Jo Linsdell- Dark Rivers of the Heart
Jo Linsdell

Next up on my TBR is Dark Rivers of the Heart by Dean Koontz. I’m a huge Dean Koontz fan and so I’m really looking forward to reading this one (that has been sat on my shelves for far too long).

About the book:

Do you dare step through the red door? Spencer Grant had no idea what drew him to the bar with the red door. He thought he would just sit down, have a slow beer or two, and talk to a stranger. He couldn’t know that it would lead to a narrow escape from a bungalow targeted by a SWAT team. Or that it would leave him a wanted man.

But now Spencer is on the run from mysterious and ruthless men. He is in love with a woman he knows next to nothing about. And he is hiding from a past he can’t fully remember. On his trail is a shadowy security agency that answers to no one—including the U.S. government—and a man who considers himself a compassionate Angel of Death. But worst of all, Spencer Grant is on a collision course with inner demons he thought he’d buried years ago—inner demons that could destroy him if his enemies don’t first.

The Bookworm Mummy
Tania Richardson – The Bookworm Mummy

Next on my TBR list is To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo, and I. CANNOT. WAIT. I love fairytale retellings and this one promises to be a pretty good one. Murderous mermaids? YES PLEASE! It’s been on my TBR since release day, but I think I’ve been putting it off because I’ve hyped it up so much in my head I’m afraid I’ll be disappointed!

bbh day 14
Laura Morningstar – Loving Life Everyday

Next on my TBR is What Does This Button Do? By Bruce Dickinson. Technically it isn’t next as I have a pretty large pile of books to review, but it is what is next on my personal TBR. Next to books music is my other love, and I am a metal/hard rock chick at heart. From the blurb for Bruce Dickinsons autobiography you can just tell this is going to be afascinating read.

About the Book:

Bruce Dickinson – Iron Maiden’s legendary front man – is one of the world’s most iconic singers and songwriters. But there are many strings to Bruce’s bow, of which larger-than-life lead vocalist is just one. He is also an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, film scriptwriter and an international fencer: truly one of the most unique and interesting men in the world.

In What Does this Button Do? Bruce contemplates the rollercoaster of life. He recounts – in his uniquely anarchic voice – the explosive exploits of his eccentric British childhood, the meteoric rise of Maiden, summoning the powers of darkness, the philosophy of fencing, brutishly beautiful Boeings and firmly dismissing cancer like an uninvited guest.

Bold, honest, intelligent and funny, this long-awaited memoir captures the life, heart and mind of a true rock icon, and is guaranteed to inspire curious souls and hard-core fans alike.

So, what’s next on your TBR? I’d love to know! 

9 thoughts on “BOOkish Blog Hop: Next Book on Your TBR?

      1. Yes, there is a series of cosy supernatural mysteries and romances set in a town called Nocturne Falls. It is always Halloween there so the Supernatural’s can be themselves and the ‘Norms’ assume it’s costumes. There is a side series called Jayne Frost and that is set in the same town but she is a Winter Elf, Santa’s niece and Jack Frost’s daughter. She runs a shop called Santa’s Grotto and cracks capers. 🙂 They are comfort reading at it’s best and the audiobooks are wonderful too. They are by Kristen Painter.

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  1. All great books! Laura glad to see a fellow rocker here! I wrote Venomous Lives to a glam rock, old school metal soundtrack! Tania I too think mermaids are not the Arielesque creatures that we read about….

    The Collector by Nora Roberts has an artist as the male protag. He paints a picture called “She Waits” which shows a mermaid overlooking ship wrecked sailors. She is beautiful, but something in her eye just let’s you know she’s not going to save them. It’s one of my favorite discussions in the book!

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