Books from the Backlog #197

Posted January 20, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 12 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #197Peace Talks by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden Files #16
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on July 20, 2020
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Urban
Pages: 350
Format: ARC
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When the supernatural nations of the world Meet up to negotiate an end to on gong hostilities. Harry Dresden joins the White Council’s security team to make sure the talks stay civil. With the most influential members of those nations gathering in Harry’s hometown, Chicago is about to get interesting. But some even bigger problems are arriving, courtesy of Harry’s relatives. Family: Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. His brother is in trouble with a capital T; his grandfather, the wizard Ebenezar McCoy, is warning him that a faction in the White Council is maneuvering to kick Harry out; and oh, remember the Accords? The agreement that keeps all those supernatural nations playing kind-of-sort-of nice is under fire, teetering on the edge of destruction. And Harry’s brother might have something to do with that. As dark political manipulations threaten the very existence of Chicago and all Harry hold dear, it’s take everything he has – and then some – to have any hope of succeeding. -- back cover.

Why did I add Peace Talks to my bookshelf?

I have been working up to reading this book for a long time. Back before blogging, I read the first 14 books in this series and loved them. I started re-reading the series in audio in 2014. I would listen to one or two books a year. Some years I didn’t fit any of the books in. The past 6 months I have picked up the pace and have listened to a book every month and I am not too far from getting caught up with the series. There are two things motivating me. First, I love the series and know that I will be reading again in a few years. The other motivating factor is that I have a digital review copy of this book from both Edelweiss and NetGalley. It will feel so good to mark this book off of my tbr list. I have a re-read of book #14 planned for February then I will dive into book #15 for the first time in March. I should get this one read in April and will be completely caught up with the series by mid-year.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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About Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Dresden Files, the Codex Alera, and the Cinder Spires novels. He lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

12 responses to “Books from the Backlog #197

  1. I love finally finishing a series I have enjoyed. Thanks for sharing.

    Mine is a book from 2017, and since I had good luck reading another one from that year this week, I am hopeful.

    • It is a shame that I tend to let so many series that I have enjoyed linger unfinished. I hope to start working on that!

      I hope that your pick turns out to be a winner for you!

  2. Debbie Haupt

    I love reading Kim the Caffeinated reviewer’s reviews on this series but I have not tried it.

  3. I have only gotten up to book 9 in the series so far. I have 10 on my TBR shelf where it’s languished for far too long. Yet another series I fell behind on and need to catch up with! I used to have such a crush on Harry! LOL