August 2022 TBR

Another month has whizzed past. The sun hasn’t shone as much, but it is still hot and humid at the moment. We are going to Jersey in the next month so I have been sorting out a big pile of books to take with me for that.  You know the drill, this is a frankly disturbingly long list and I am not going to read all of them, but it does give me the option to pick and choose.


Reading Through The Year

A Poem for Every Night of the Year – Allie Esiri

Word Perfect – Susie Dent


Finishing Off (Still!)

The Travel Writing Tribe – Tim Hannigan

Living Trees – Robin Walters


Blog Tour

(un)interrupted tongues – Dal Kular


Review Copies

Asian Waters – Humphrey Hawksley

Blue Mind – Wallace J. Nichols

The Restless Kings – Nick Barratt

Word Drops –  Paul Anthony Jones

Every Breath You Take – Mark Broomfield

Under Pressure – Richard Humphreys

Outsiders – Ed. Alice Slater

The Devil You Know – Gwen Adshead, Eileen Horne

Above the Law – Adrian Bleese

Black Lion: Alive in the Wilderness Sicelo Mbatha

The Babel Message: A Love Letter to Language Keith Kahn-Harris

Isles at the Edge of the Sea – Jonny Muir

The Good Life – Dorian Amos

Britain Alone – Philip Stephens

We Own This City – Justin Fenton

Spaceworlds – Ed. Mike Ashley

The Power of Geography – Tim Marshall

The Devil You Know – Gwen Adshead, Eileen Horne

Letters from Egypt – Lucie Duff Gordon

Crawling Horror – Ed. Daisy Butcher & Janette Leaf

The Valleys of the Assassins – Freya Stark

The Cruel Way – Ella Maillart

Above the Law – Adrian Bleese

Cornish Horrors – Ed. Joan Passey

Somebody Else – Charles Nicholl

Scenes from Prehistoric Life – Francis Pryor

The Heath – Hunter Davies

Three Women of Herat – Veronica Doubleday

The Sloth Lemur’s Song – Alison Richard

Polling UnPacked – Mark Pack

The View from the Hil – Christopher Somerville

Ring of Stone Circles – Stan L Abbott

The Po – Tobia Jones



Atlas Alone – Emma Newman

Planetfall – Emma Newman

After Atlas – Emma Newman

Beautiful Country – Qian Julie Wang

Between Light and Storm – Esther Woolfson

My 1001 Nights – Alice Morrison

Bewilderment – Richard Powers



(un)interrupted tongues – Dal Kular


Books to Clear

Our Game – John Le Carré

The Tailor of Panama- John Le Carré

Year of the Golden Ape – Colin Forbes

Dreaming in Code – Scott Rosenberg


Own Books

Er, not sure there are any this month other than Field Notes


Challenge Books

The Wood That Made London – C.J. Schuler

English Pastoral – James Rebanks

A Still Life – Josie George

A Trillion Trees – Fred Pearce



Field Note – Maxim Peter Griffin

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  1. Liz Dexter

    Have a lovely trip! We’re trying to organise Spain in September but horribly caught up in all the Commonwealth Games gubbins at the moment (in a good way but it is time-consuming!).

    • Paul

      Thank you. We did

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