April 2023 TBR

Tiny bit late posting this! Sorry. Here is the list of books for my April TBR that I hope to make serious inroads into. We’ll see…


Still Reading

Notes from the Cévennes: Half a Lifetime in Provincial France Adam Thorpe

One Place De L’Eglise: A Year Or Two In A French Village Trevor Dolby


Blog Tour

More Numbers Every Day: How Data, Stats, and Figures Control Our Lives and How to Set Ourselves Free Micael Dahlén & Helge Thorbjørnsen


Review Books

Isles at the Edge of the Sea Jonny Muir

The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist Tim Birkhead

The House of Islam Ed Husain

Three Women of Herat: Afghanistan 1973-77 Veronica Doubleday

Polling UnPacked: The History, Uses and Abuses of Political Opinion Polls Mark Pack

On the Scent: Unlocking The Mysteries Of Smell – And How Losing It Can Change Our World Paola Totaro and Robert Wainwright

The Serpent Coiled in Naples Marius Kociejowski

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

Seining Along Chesil: Voices From A Dorset Fishing Community Sarah Acton

Handbook of Mammals of Madagascar Hardcover Nick Garbutt

RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife: 3rd edition Peter Holden & Geoffrey Abbott

Falling Away David Banning

The Angel Of Santa Sofia Josep M. Argemí Tr. Tiago Miller

Reconnection: Fixing our Broken Relationship with Nature Miles Richardson

One Fine Day: A Journey Through English Time Ian Marchant

Coast of Teeth: Travels to English Seaside Towns in an Age of Anxietyy Tom Sykes

The Possibility of Life: Searching for Kinship in the Cosmos Jaime Green

Once Upon a Raven’s Nest: A Life On Exmoor In An Epoch Of Change Catrina Davies

Shaping the Wild: Wisdom from a Welsh Hill Farm David Elias


Other Books

The Last Overland: Singapore to London: The Return Journey Of The Iconic Land Rover Expedition Alex Bescoby

A Walk in the Park: The Life and Times of a People’s Institution Travis Elborough

Wanderers: A History of Women Walking Kerri Andrews

Far From The Light Tade Thompson

The Lost Rainforests Of Britain Guy Shrubsole

The Treeline: The Last Forest And The Future Of Life On Earth Ben Rawlence

Iconicon: A Journey Around The Landmark Buildings Of Contemporary Britain John Grindrod

Rosewater Tade Thompson


Challenge Books

The Overstory Richard Powers

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



The Catch Fiona Sampson



Hide and Seek: The Architecture of Cabins and Hideouts Sofia Borges, Sven Ehmann & Di Ozesanmuseum Bamberg


The intention of shorter TBRs seems to have gone! I read 18 in March so Would like to do the same again in April.

Any that you’ve read or that take your fancy let me know in the comments below.

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  1. Liz Dexter

    The Seaside Towns one is an intriguing title!

    • Paul

      The cover is quite something!

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