September 2020 TBR

Still only managing to read around 16 a month at the moment, so only expecting to get through about half of these, However, here is my TBR for September:


Finishing Off (Still!)

Vickery’s Folk Flora – Roy Vickery (now halfway through!)

Lotharingia – Simon Winder


Blog Tours

None this month


Review Copies

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

American Dirt – Jeanie Cummins (still wavering on this one a little with all the publicity about this)

The Maths Of Life And Death – Kit Yates

Time Among the Maya – Ronald Wright

Rewilding – Paul Jepson, Cain Blythe

A Time Of Birds – Helen Moat

The Goddess of Macau– Graeme Hall

The Gospel of the Eels– Patrik Svensson

Tales from the life of Bruce Wannell– Kevin Rushby

Unofficial Britain– Gareth E. Rees

DH Lawrence in Italy– Richard Owen

Rotherweird – Andrew Caldecot

Wyntertide – Andrew Caldecot


Wainwright Prize

Only read one so definitely want to read the first two on the list before the prize announcement.

Dar, Salt, Clear – Lamona Ash

Dancing with Bees – Brigit Strawbridge Howard

Rebirding – Benedict Macdonald


Library Books

Complete change around from last month as for the first time in a very long time I have had to renew my library books. These are the next books due back fairly soon now:

Lone Rider – Elspeth Beard

Losing Eden – Lucy Jones

Inglorious – Mark Avery

Nightingales In November – Mike Dilger

Nine Pints – Rose George

Buzz – Thor Hanson


Challenge Books

As well as a dusty shelf challenge that I am running on Good Reads, I am joining in with #20BooksOfSummer run by Cathy at 746 books.

From Rome to San Marino – Oliver Knox

Hokkaido Highway Blues – Will Ferguson

A Dragon Apparent – Norman Lewis

Slow Train to Guantanamo – Peter Millar

Corvus: A Life with Birds – Esther Woolfson

In Search of Conrad – Gavin Young


Own Books

See challenge books!



How to Make Curry Goat –  Louise McStravick

Tongues of Fire – Seán Hewitt


Science Fiction

Didn’t read any last month (yet again!!!) so this is still on the list:

One Way – S.J. Morden

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  1. Rebecca Foster

    I have the eels book to start soon. From the Wainwright shortlists, Chris is reading Rebirding and I’m reading The Frayed Atlantic Edge and On the Red Hill.

    • Paul

      It has some good reviews so far. I really liked both of those. Not a clue who will win yet, let alone who I think should win

  2. Tamason

    I recently read Hemingway in Italy by Richard Owen and loved it. Fingers crossed the D. H. Lawrence one is as good.

    • Paul

      I haven’t read any D. H. Lawrence, but he seems an interesting character. I hope it is good too.

  3. Liz Dexter

    Ooh I have Unofficial Britain, too. It looks a little more alarming than I’d first thought so one to read in the daytime, but fascinating. Happy reading! I finished 13 last month but two of them were really substantial non-fiction jobs.

    • Paul

      I haven’t even read the blurb on it! Thank you. Did you make it down to Bournemouth in the end?

      • Liz Dexter

        No, and won’t be for the foreseeable as we would have to use public transport and are just too nervous about it. Doing a video call with my cousin and aunty tomorrow at least!

        • Paul

          That is completely understandable, Liz. Thank goodness for technology

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