November 2020 TBR

Where did October go? I cannot believe that it is November tomorrow. The clocks have gone back, it is now dark early evening and we are probably going to be in lockdown (again)… Seems like I am going to have plenty of time to read then. I have 28 books to go on my Good Reads Challenge and a huge pile of books to read for various other challenges and reviews. Might get to more of them this month, but we’ll see. The list below is what I am planning to pick from, but there are always extras that sneak in from the side, like library books that others have reserved,


Finishing Off (Still!)

Vickery’s Folk Flora: An A-Z of the Folklore and Uses of British and Irish Plants – Roy Vickery

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

The Saints of Salvation – Peter F. Hamilton

Nine Pints – Rose George


Blog Tours

The Saints of Salvation – Peter F. Hamilton

Music To Eat Cake By – Lev Parikian

The Greatest Beer Run Ever – John Donohue


Review Copies

Thank you to the publishers that have sent me these review copies:

American Dirt – Jeanie Cummins

The Maths Of Life And Death – Kit Yates

Time Among the Maya: Travels in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico – Ronald Wright

A Bird a Day – Dominic Couzens

The Age of Static: How TV Explains Modern Britain – Phil Harrison

Rotherweird – Andrew Caldecot

Wyntertide – Andrew Caldecot

Featherhood – Charlie Gilmour

Blood Ties –  Ben Crane

On Fiji Islands – Ronald Wright

It’s the End of the World – Adam Roberts

The Secret Life of Fungi – Aliya Whiteley

How Spies Think – David Omand

Behind the Enigma – John Ferris

One Day in August – David O’Keefe

Democracy for Sale – Peter Geoghegan


Library Books

Did get to read three last month. These are next up

Nightingales In November – Mike Dilger

Nine Pints – Rose George

Buzz – Thor Hanson

Britain by the Book – Oliver Tearle

Footnotes – Peter Fiennes


Challenge Books & Own Books

From Rome to San Marino – Oliver Knox

Hokkaido Highway Blues – Will Ferguson

A Dragon Apparent – Norman Lewis

In Search of Conrad – Gavin Young

Toast: The Story of a Boy’s Hunger – Nigel Slater



Ended up reading two other poetry books last month so these will be definitely read this month

Rapture – Carol Ann Duffy

Mancunian Ways – Isabelle Kenyon (Editor)


Science Fiction

Read Attack Surface, which is excellent by the way, so this is still on the list:

One Way – S.J. Morden


Any take your fancy?

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  1. Liz Dexter

    Your review copies list makes me feel less bad about mine! I still want you to read Hokkaido Highway Blues and then I want to re-read it next year.

    • Paul

      I have so many review copies still to read, Liz!!! I am intending on reading along with The Bells of Old Tokyo and A Beginner’s Guide To Japan when I get to it.

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