October 2023 TBR

I can’t believe that it is already October. It dawned on me on the 29th of September that I hadn’t even thought about my TBR for this month, even though I had created an outline plan for the final third of the year, so rapidly pulled this together last night. So here they are:


Still Reading

High Caucasus: A Mountain Quest In Russia’s Haunted Hinterland – Tom Parfitt


Challenge Books

Bloom: From Food to Fuel, the Epic Story of How Algae Can Save Our World – Ruth Kassinger

be/longing: Understories Of Nature, Family And Home – Amanda Thomson

Rocks and Rain, Reason and Romance – David Howe

Heavy Time: A Psychogeographer’s Pilgrimage – Sonia Overall


Review Books

The Granite Kingdom: A Cornish Journey – Tim Hannigan

In Sardinia: An Unexpected Journey in Italy – Jeff Biggers

Way Makers: An Anthology of Women’s Writing about Walking – Kerri Andrews

The Purple Land: An Adventure in Uruguay Or The Banda Oriental – W. H. Hudson

Tree Thieves: Crime and Survival in the Woods – Lyndsie Bourgon

Swan: Portrait of a Majestic Bird, from Mythical Meanings to the Modern Day – Dan Keel

Nature’s Wonders – Jane V. Adams

Life At Full Tilt Ed. Ethel Crowley


Other Books

A Life in Car Design- Oliver Winterbottom

All My Wild Mothers: A Memoir Of Motherhood, Loss And An Apothecary Garden- Victoria Bennet

Grounded: A Journey Into The Landscapes Of Our Ancestors – James Canton

Rural: The Lives Of The Working Class Countryside – Rebecca Smith

The Bridleway: How Horses Shaped The British Landscape – Tiffany Francis-Baker

Am I Normal?: The 200-Year Search For Normal People (And Why They Don’t Exist) – Sarah Chaney



Wintering Out- Seamus Heaney

Off the Shelf: A Celebration of Bookshops in Verse- Carol Ann Duffy

The Girl Who Forgets How To Walk – Kate Davis

Any that you have read or like the sound of, let me know in the comments below

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  1. Liz Dexter

    Ooh The Bridleway – that’s on my wish list and quite high up on it. So I’ll look forward to hearing what you think of it. Do you have a Wolfson Prize book to read?

    • Paul

      I am looking forward to it. I haven’t this year, just shared some social media posts

  2. Marcene

    I am interested in what you have to say about High Caucasus, The Purple Land and Am I Normal. Looks like a good selection for October.

    • Paul

      Thank you, Marcene. High Caucaus is very good so far

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