April 2021 TBR

After posting a ridiculously long TBR for March I thought that I would have cleared a few off the list, but no, so some of these have rolled over from April (quite a few, please don’t count them!) So here we go again, equally long:


Finishing Off (Still!)

Behind the Enigma: The Authorized History of GCHQ, Britain’s Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency – John Ferris

Lotharingia: A Personal History Of Europe’s Lost Country – Simon Winder



None this month


Review Copies

Wyntertide – Andrew Caldecot

Stroke: A 5% Chance of Survival – Ricky Monhan Brown

Astral Travel – Elizabeth Baines

The Germans and Europe: A Personal Frontline History -Peter Millar

Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society – Ronald J. Deibert

Britain Alone: The Path from Suez to Brexit – Philip Stephens

How to be Sad: Everything I’ve learned about getting happier, by being sad, better – Helen Russell

Touring the Land of the Dead – Maki Kashimada Tr. Haydn Trowell

The Future of You: Can Your Identity Survive 21st-Century Technology? – Tracey Follows

Finding True North: The Healing Power of Place – Linda Gask

Hyphens Hashtags*: *The stories behind the symbols on our keyboard – Claire Cock-Starkey

We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops and Corruption in an American City Justin Fenton

Born Digital: The Story of a Distracted Generation Robert Wigley

Fox Fires Wyl Menmuir

Invisible Work: The Hidden Ingredient of True Creativity, Purpose and Power John Howkins

Shearwater: A Bird, an Ocean, and a Long Way Home Roger Morgan-Grenville

The Circling Sky: On Nature and Belonging in an English Forest Neil Ansell

The Power of Geography: Ten Maps That Reveals the Future of Our World Tim Marshall

The Spirit of the River: A Quest for the Kingfisher Declan Murphy

Finding True North: The Healing Power of Place Linda Gask

Gone: A Search For What Remains Of The World’s Extinct Creatures Michael Blencowe



A Beginner’s Guide To Japan: Observations And Provocations – Pico Iyer

Constellations: Reflections From Life – Sinéad Gleeson

The Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time – Anna Sherman

Everybody Lies: What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are – Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Road Trip – Paul Theroux


Books to Clear

Symbols: A Universal Language- Joseph Piercy

Battle of the Titans – Fred Vogelstein

Where My Heart Used to Beat – Sebastian Faulks



Watery Through the Gaps – Emma Blas

Of Mutability – Jo Shapcott


Challenge Books

From Rome to San Marino: A Walk in the Steps of Garibaldi- Oliver Knox

Hokkaido Highway Blues- Will Ferguson


Stanford Award

The Winner was the book below! Didn’t get to read any of these in March sadly!

Shadow City: A Woman Walks Kabul- Taran Khan

Without Ever Reaching the Summit- Paolo Cognetti

The Border – A Journey Around Russia: Through North Korea, China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, … Finland, Norway and the Northeast Passage- Erika Fatland Tr. Kari Dickson

Travelling While Black- Nanjala Nyabola

Owls of the Eastern Ice: The Quest to Find and Save the World’s Largest Owl- Jonathan C. Slaght


Science Fiction

None this month; have you not seen all the books above ^^^

That is quite another list. I know that I am not going to get to them all. But I can dream

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  1. kaggsysbookishramblings

    All I can say is “Good luck”…. ;D

    • Paul

      Thank you!

  2. Liz Dexter

    Hasn’t Hokkaido Highway Blues been on your TBR since I started reading your blog …?

    • Paul

      Pretty much… Keeps being bumped by other books!

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