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Saturday, August 05, 2017

My TBR List - August 2017 - Holmes is Where the Heart is

Welcome to my August 2017 edition of My To Be Read List, hosted by Michelle @ Because Reading. This is a monthly meme where we offer up 3 choices from our TBR pile for our readers to pick from to help us make the super hard decision of "what do I read next?" a little easier and to whittle away at the ever growing TBR Mountain! 

Theme: Sherlock Holmes et al.

The poll will stay open through Friday 8/11, and I'll update this post with the winning book on Saturday 8/12, then post a review on the last Saturday of the month, 8/26.

If you think this sounds fun and would like to join (the more the merrier, because we love voting!) please head on over to Because Reading where Michelle lays out the rules for us!

And the choices are...

Book Synopsis:

Fresh out of Cambridge University, the young Mycroft Holmes is already making a name​ ​for himself in government, working for the Secretary of State for War. Yet this most British of civil servants has strong ties to the faraway island of Trinidad, the birthplace of his best friend, Cyrus Douglas, a man of African descent, and where his fiancée Georgiana Sutton was raised.

Mycroft’s comfortable existence is overturned when Douglas receives troubling reports​ from home. There are rumors of mysterious disappearances, strange footprints in the sand, and spirits enticing children to their deaths, their bodies found drained of blood. Upon hearing the news, Georgiana abruptly departs for Trinidad. Near panic, Mycroft convinces Douglas that they should follow her, drawing the two men into a web of dark secrets that grows more treacherous with each step they take...

Written by NBA superstar Kareem Abdul- Jabbar and screenwriter Anna Waterhouse, Mycroft Holmes reveals the untold story of Sherlock’s older brother. This harrowing adventure changed his life, and set the​ stage for the man Mycroft would become: founder of the famous Diogenes Club and the hidden power behind the British government.

Book Synopsis:

Long retired, Sherlock Holmes quietly pursues his study of honeybee behavior on the Sussex Downs. He never imagines he would encounter anyone whose intellect matched his own, much less an audacious teenage girl with a penchant for detection. Miss Mary Russell becomes Holmes' pupil and quickly hones her talent for deduction, disguises and danger. But when an elusive villain enters the picture, their partnership is put to a real test.
Book Synopsis:

With her inquisitive mind, Charlotte Holmes has never felt comfortable with the demureness expected of the fairer sex in upper class society. But even she never thought that she would become a social pariah, an outcast fending for herself on the mean streets of London.

When the city is struck by a trio of unexpected deaths and suspicion falls on her sister and her father, Charlotte is desperate to find the true culprits and clear the family name. She’ll have help from friends new and old—a kind-hearted widow, a police inspector, and a man who has long loved her.

But in the end, it will be up to Charlotte, under the assumed name Sherlock Holmes, to challenge society’s expectations and match wits against an unseen mastermind.



  1. Had to go with the Study in Scarlet Women, that cover is gorgeous!

  2. The cover and the synopsis of Study in Scarlet Women really caught my attention. I hope you enjoy whichever one wins.

  3. I went for the Study in Scarlet Women - I tend to like the books that use women relatives a bit more than sherlock himself. I hope you enjoy whichever wins!

  4. I had to go with Mycroft Holmes just cause I didn't know that he was a writer. Here's my TBR

  5. Oh dear! How do I chose?! I want to read all of these. I have two in my TBR pile already and the other one is on my wish list. Eenie Meany Miney Mo . . . I'm going to go with the Laurie King book. But any one would be good, I think. I hope you enjoy whichever wins! Have a great weekend, Shaunesay!

  6. A study in Scarlet Women, it just looks so good, and I agree with Michelle- awesome cover!!

  7. Awesome list! I voted for the Beekeeper's Apprentice!

    Here's TBR list:

    Here’s my My TBR List !

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  8. I voted for A Study in Scarlet Women. I've heard amazing things about the female Holmes series and I can't wait to read it myself. Hope you enjoy the winning book!

  9. I had to vote for A Study in Scarlet Women. It called to me :)


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