Just a quick one to say thanks to those who joined in with the discussion last night – it was, as advertised, a good one. Discussion remains open as always, so those who didn’t make it are still free to comment below. We had 158 page views, from Manchester, Preston, York, Ontario, London, New York and Texas. Some of the comments were live tweeted using the #yettobebooks hastag.

News on the next book soon.


Dark Acres or A Shadow Portrait – Emma Stott

Our next book is ‘Dark Acres Or A Shadow Portrait’ by Emma Stott. You can join the discussion from 8pm UK time by commenting on this post.

Some guidelines here.

Here are the first 100 words or so of Emma’s novel:

This is the true nature of home – it is the place of Peace; the Shelter, not only from all injury, but from all terror, doubt and…

Chapter One.


Rope upon rope of fire wound tight about the pines, and flames hung like over-ripe leaves: again autumn. The burning spread into the sky and cast the clouds with a feverish light. Sometimes Loch Morend’s mists seemed to deepen to smoke and tease her as to whether fire really had fallen. At last, they had kept their slinking promise.

Pinewood was used to make telegraph poles, she had read, and here a brighter message they sent.

See you at 8

Next book in a week – 7th February

31/01/2011 3 comments

Discussion on the next book, ‘Dark Acres or A Shadow Portrait’ by Emma Stott, will start at 8pm UK time on Monday 7th February. It’s readable in a week if you’d like to get in touch and join up in time for the discussion and non-members are free to comment too…there are usually some general writing/reading themes that come up. See you then.

First book of 2011!

08/01/2011 1 comment

Our next book will be ‘Dark Acres or A Shadow Portrait’ by Emma Stott.

The book has been sent out to members and the provisional date for the initial online discussion is 8pm UK time (3pm EST) on Monday 7th February.

There’s still time to join up if you’re not yet a member and would like to read Emma’s novel.

Happy New Year from Yet-to-be books!

Happy 2011!

It’s been a good first few months for this very experimental project, with lots of good discussion, and writers and readers commenting that they’ve found it enjoyable and useful. There are already a good few yet-to-be-published books lined up to be read this year, and more are welcome and encouraged to join.

Please comment with your suggestions for the coming year – not just for the way the blog and discussions are run, but for anything else you’d like to see happening… Guest posts? Some kind of publication?

Got a finished but as yet unpublished book that’s burning a hole in your desk drawer? Get in touch!

Looking forward to 2011! 🙂

2010 in review

04/01/2011 3 comments

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

The Leaning Tower of Pisa has 296 steps to reach the top. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2010. If those were steps, it would have climbed the Leaning Tower of Pisa 4 times


In 2010, there were 13 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 4 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 353kb.

The busiest day of the year was October 5th with 251 views. The most popular post that day was Fluids, Sian Cummins.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for gina perry north west, cathryn summerhayes, morag gornall facebook, yettobebbooks, and gina perry.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Fluids, Sian Cummins October 2010


Confessions of an Ordinary Boy – Brian Centrone November 2010


The Hunting Party – Morag Gornall/Edwards December 2010


Writers August 2010


Howto August 2010

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Belated thank you and happy Christmas

Thanks to those who took part in discussing Morag’s book on the 15th. There were about 158 page impressions, mostly from London, Preston and Chicago.

Just a reminder that all three discussions are still open and can be found under the ‘discussion’ category on this blog. Feel free to comment.

The next book will probably come early in January – looking forward to seeing you then. Hope you’ve enjoyed Yet-to-be-books in 2010!

S x