April 2022 TBR

April is already here, how did that happen? Without further ado, I am aiming to read around 18 of these over the coming month. Also will be reading some fiction as I have so far not read any this year!


Reading Through The Year

A Poem for Every Night of the Year – Allie Esiri

Word Perfect – Susie Dent


Finishing Off (Still!)

Opened Ground Poems 1966 – 1996 Seamus Heaney

The Turkish Embassy Letters – Mary Wortley Montagu

Who Are We Now? -Jason Cowley

The Year the World Went Mad – Mark Woolhouse

Hope and Fear – Ronald H. Fritze


Review Copies

Tomorrow’s People – Paul Morland

The Seven Deadly Sins – Mara Faye Lethem

One People – Guy Kennaway

The Hill of Devi – E.M. Forster

Three Women of Herat – Veronica Doubleday

The Sloth Lemur’s Song – Alison Richard

Where My Feet Fall – Duncan Minshull

Polling UnPacked – Mark Pack

Fledgling – Hannah Bourne-Taylor

Jacobé & Fineta – Joaquim Ruyra

Isles at the Edge of the Sea – Jonny Muir

The Good Life: Up the Yukon Without a Paddle – Dorian Amos

Astral Travel Elizabeth Baines

Britain Alone – Philip Stephens

We Own This City – Justin Fenton

Spaceworlds – Ed. Mike Ashley

The Power of Geography – Tim Marshall

The Four Horsemen – Emily Mayhew

The Spy Who Was Left Out In The Cold – Tim Tate

The Devil You Know – Gwen Adshead, Eileen Horne

Letters from Egypt – Lucie Duff Gordon

Crawling Horror – Ed. Daisy Butcher & Janette Leaf

The Valleys of the Assassins – Freya Stark

The Cruel Way – Ella Maillart

Above the Law – Adrian Bleese

Cornish Horrors – Ed. Joan Passey

Somebody Else – Charles Nicholl

Scenes from Prehistoric Life – Francis Pryor

Black Lion – Sicelo Mbatha

The Babel Message – Keith Kahn-Harris

The Heath – Hunter Davies



The Nanny State Made Me – Stuart Maconie

12 Birds to Save Your Life – Charlie Corbett

Seed To Dust – Marc Hamer

No Friend But The Mountains – Behrouz Boochani

Umbria – Patricia Clough



Ariel – Sylvia Plath

Kid – Simon Armatage


Books to Clear

Our Game – John Le Carré

The Tailor of Panama- John Le Carré

Year of the Golden Ape – Colin Forbes

Dreaming in Code – Scott Rosenberg

Secret Bristol – James MacVeigh


Challenge Books

The Wood That Made London – C.J. Schuler

English Pastoral – James Rebanks

Wild Silence Raynor Winn



Mysterious Britain – Homer W. Sykes

So, er, that is it. Inevitably there will be library books that have to be read as others have reserved them. Either way, I win!

Any in that list that you like the look of?

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  1. Liz Dexter

    I’m reading Wild Silence at the moment, it’s my readalong with my best friend so a few chapters a week over a few months. It’s good but pretty raw in places and they don’t travel around as much as I thought they did. But it’s fascinating on the writing and reception of The Salt Path. I have English Pastoral, too. Happy reading!

    • Paul

      I have had a copy for ages and just not got to read it yet. I have met her and Moth and one of the Wainwright prizes and she is lovely.

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