February 2020 TBR

January seemed to last for ages but suddenly it is February so a day or so late, here is my TBR for this month:

Finishing Off

The Impossible Climb by Mark Synott (The final book from the shortlist I am judging)


Review Copies

American Dirt – Jeanie Cummins (wavering on this one a little with all the publicity about this)
Eothen: Traces Of Travel Brought Home From The East – Alexander William Kinglake
Through Two Doors at Once: The Elegant Experiment That Captures the Enigma of Our Quantum Reality – Anil Ananthaswamy
Under the Stars: A Journey into Light – Matt Gaw
The Magicians – Marcus Chown
Along the Amber Route: St Petersburg to Venice – C.J. Schuller
Vickery’s Folk Flora: An A-Z of the Folklore and Uses of British and Irish Plants – Roy Vickery
The Many Lives of Carbon – Dag Olav Hessen, Tr. Kerri Pierce
Spinning Silver – Naomi Novrik
The Saddest Pleasure: A Journey on Two Rivers – Moritz Thomsen
The Book of Puka-Puka: A Lone Trader in the South Pacific Robert – Dean Frisbie
Irreplaceable: The Fight To Save Our Wild Places – Julian Hoffman
The House of Islam – Ed Husain
Blue Mind: How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do – Wallace J. Nichols
When the Rivers Run Dry: Water – The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century – Fred Pearce
The Glass Woman – Caroline Lea
Sunfall – Jim Al-Khalili


Library Books

The Edge Of The World – Michael Pye (Really Must finish this one)
Mudlarking: Lost And Found On The River Thames – Lara Maiklem
Doggerland – Ben Smith
Figures in a Landscape: People and Places – Paul Theroux
The Odditorium – David Bramwell & Jo Keeling
Ciderology – Gabe Cook
The Almost Nearly Perfect People – Michael Booth
Tweet Of The Day – Brett Westwood & Stephen Moss
Elephant Complex: Travels In Sri Lanka – John Gimlette
Cobra In The Bath: Adventures In Less Travelled Lands – Miles Morland
Down In The Valley: A Writer’s Landscape – Laurie Lee


Challenge Books

A Hat Full of Sky – Terry Pratchett

This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay

A Year In Kingcombe – Anita Roy



Soho – Richard Scott

A Force That Takes – Edward Ragg


Science Fiction

One Way – S.J. Morden

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  1. Liz Dexter

    Have you got into Mudlarking yet? (I’m behind on my blogs at the moment). I really enjoyed it, and hope to review it tomorrow. A lovely list you have there!

    • Paul

      Finished it this morning and really enjoyed it. Just seen your post come through on your blog too. Will have a read later this evening

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