September 2019 TBR

August flew by.  So it is TBR time once again. I ended up reading eleven books from the August TBR, things got shuffled around as some of the library books that I had got reserved by others and had to be read and returned. As usual, I have an equally ambitious list for September and they are below:


Blog Tour:

Only one for this month and it is this one from Unbound:

Magnificent Women and Their Revolutionary Machines by Henrietta Heald


Library Books

The Landscape by Don McCullin

How To See Nature by Paul Evans

The Hen Harrier         by Donald Watson

Epitaph for the Ash: in search of recovery and renewal by Lisa Samson

The Bumblebee Flies Anyway: A Year Of Gardening And (Wild)Life by Kate Bradbury

The Edge Of The World: A Cultural History Of The North Sea And The Transformation Of Europe by Michael Pye

Most of the Royal Society Shortlist that I could get from the library

The Remarkable Life Of The Skin: An Intimate Journey Across Our Surface by Monty Lyman

Clearing the Air: The Beginning and the End of Air Pollution by Tim Smedley

Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe by Steven Strogatz

Six Impossible Things: The ‘Quanta of Solace’ and the Mysteries of the Subatomic World by John Gribbin

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez



Not going to finish by tomorrow… However, summer finishes around the 21st September so will carry on with these until then.

Still Water: Reflections on the Deep Life of the Pond by John Lewis-Stempel

White Mountain: Real And Imagined Journeys In The Himalayas by Robert Twigger

A Raindrop in the Ocean: The Extraordinary Life of a Global Adventurer by Michael Dobbs-Higginson

Blue Mind: How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do by Wallace J. Nichols

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water – The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century by Fred Pearce


Review Books

Surfacing by Kathleen Jamie ( I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to this)

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

Sunfall by Jim Al-Khalili

Tempest: An Anthology Edited by Anna Vaught & Anna Johnson

The Many Lives of Carbon by Dag Olav Hessen, Tr. Kerri Pierce

The Saddest Pleasure: A Journey on Two Rivers by Moritz Thomsen

The Book of Puka-Puka: A Lone Trader in the South Pacific by Robert Dean Frisbie

Irreplaceable: The Fight To Save Our Wild Places by Julian Hoffman

The Ancient Woods of the Helford River by Oliver Rackham


Wishful Thinking

As I Walked Out Through Spain in Search of Laurie Lee by P. D. Murphy

My Midsummer Morning: Rediscovering a Life of Adventure by Alastair Humphreys

On Beauty by Zadie Smith

Our Endless Numbered Days by Clare Fuller



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  1. Liz Dexter

    Some excellent books there! 20 books of summer is a very elastic concept, fortunately.

    • admin

      Thanks, Liz. I know, hence why I am pushing the boundaries somewhat! I do try to read all the good books.

  2. Dorothy Wortley

    The Bumblebee Flies away is a lovely glimpse to the summers and gardens of our pasts as well as an encouragement to the future.

    Invisible Women is terrifying! Especially if you are a woman, highly recommend.

    Plenty of other great books here.

    • admin

      Thanks, DJ

  3. Dorothy~Jane McLachlan~Wortley

    Eep, wrong name came up

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