August 2023 TBR

This month is all about the challenge and completing (for the first time ever) the #20BooksOfSummer Challenge. I have eight to go! So here is my list. It would be good to read more that 16 too this month…


Still Reading
The Last Dance And Other Stories – Victoria Hislop
Challenge Books
A Perfect Explanation – Eleanor Anstruther
Mayhem – Sarah Pinborough
Nightingale – Marina Kemp
Hot Milk – Deborah Levy
From a Low and Quiet Sea – Donal Ryan
Year of the Golden Ape – Colin Forbes
The Last Dance And Other Stories – Victoria Hislop
The Acid Test – Élmer Mendoza Tr. Mark Fried
Bloom: From Food to Fuel, the Epic Story of How Algae Can Save Our World – Ruth Kassinger
In Search Of One Last Song: Britain’s Disappearing Birds And The People Trying To Save Them – Patrick Galbraith
Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland – Lisa Schneidau
Other Books
36 Islands: In Search Of The Hidden Wonders Of The Lake District And A Few Other Things Too – Robert Twigger
A Flat Place: A Memoir – Noreen Masud
Wild About Dorset: The Nature Diary of a West Country Parish – Brian Jackman
All In: How We Build A Country That Works – Lisa Nandy
Waypoints: A Journey On Foot – Robert Martineau
A Life in Car Design – Oliver Winterbottom
Crow Court – Andy Charman
Review Books
Cry of the Wild: Tales Of Sea, Woods and Hill – Charles Foster
The Granite Kingdom: A Cornish Journey – Tim Hannigan
Walking The Wharfe: An Ode to a Yorkshire River – Johno Ellison
Lost In The Lakes: Notes From A 379-Mile Walk In The Lake District – Tom Chesshyre
Minor Monuments – Ian Maleney
Natures Wonders – Jane V. Adams
Call of the Kingfisher: Bright Sights and Birdsong in a Year by the River – Nick Penny
The Bathysphere Book: Effects of the Luminous Ocean Depths – Brad Fox
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
On the Scent: Unlocking The Mysteries Of Smell – And How Losing It Can Change Our World – Paola Totaro and Robert Wainwright
Swan: Portrait of a Majestic Bird, from Mythical Meanings to the Modern Day – Dan Keel
Handbook of Mammals of Madagascar – Nick Garbutt
RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife: 3rd edition – Peter Holden & Geoffrey Abbott
Reconnection: Fixing our Broken Relationship with Nature – Miles Richardson
One Fine Day: A Journey Through English Time – Ian Marchant
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
The View from the Hill: Four Seasons in a Walker’s Britain – Christopher Somerville
Across A Waking Land: A 1,000-Mile Walk Through A British Spring – Roger Morgan-Grenville
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats – T.S. Eliot
An Artist’s View of Jurassic Dorset – Richard Watkin
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  1. Liz Dexter

    I’m not sure about my plans for 36 Islands as I didn’t love his book about walking up England (Kaggsy liked it more than I did). Some lovely ones on here and I bet you’ll get your 20Books done – I am on Book 14 and almost finished with the daily poems of Book 20 so hoping I’ll manage mine.

    • Paul

      Apologies for the tardy response, I have been on holiday.
      I have had mixed feeling about his books. Thankfully it’s a library book, so I don’t mind if I don’t like it or not.

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