So, it is October now, and all of a sudden I realize that there are quite some challenges that I still want to try to finish by the end of the year. At this point I think it is save to say that Halloween Bingo is not the success for me that I’d hoped it would be, and I will probably just go for a bingo, which would allow me to focus on the A Little Bit More challenge, for which I still have quite a few books to read. Therefore I think I will be selecting the next couple of GoodReads Monday books from that list.
This week I choose Doing Time by Jodi Taylor. It is the first book in her spin-off series from the Chronicles of St. Mary’s. I have been enjoying the main series for years now. It is – if that’s a thing – cozy time travel. History, coated with a lot of tea. It follows The Institute of St. Mary’s as they go about investigating “major historical events in contemporary time”. You can find my review for the first book, Just One Damned Thing After Another (that would be the book’s title rather than my review of it 😉 ) here. The Time Police, who are the focus of this new series, are St. Mary’s frenemies. I am curious to see what this series will bring, but I do hope it will not cause Jodi Taylor to neglect the other series.
Introducing The Time Police, the brand-new series by international bestselling author, Jodi Taylor – an irresistible spinoff from the much-loved Chronicles of St Mary’s series. Perfect reading for fans of Doctor Who, Ben Aaronovitch and Jasper Fforde.
At some time in the future, the secret of time-travel became available to all. Chaos ensued as people sought to take advantage. Because there will always be nutters who want to change history…
And so the Time Police were formed. Internationally sanctioned thugs whose task it was to keep the timeline straight by any and all means possible. And they succeeded. The Time Wars are over. The Time Police won. But who will win the peace?
Doing Time follows three hapless new Time Police recruits – Jane, Luke and Matthew – as they try to navigate their first year on the beat. It’s all going to be fine. Obviously.
Have you read anything by Jodi Taylor? Do you like books about time travel? What are you excited to read next? – Please let me know in the comments!