December 2021 TBR

December is flying by already. This was supposed to come out a few days ago, but last week was Dervla Murphy week on the blog, hence why this is delayed.

So this month is a much shorter TBR. I have 10 books to go on my Good Reads Challenge of 190 books for the year and then I want to start getting ahead for next year by reading some of the monsters that I have around the house. So these are the final books of the year below. I have two seasonal / Christmassy books in the pile and then a list of the big books that I am hoping to make some inroads too. The only spanner in the works is library reservations as when I went to renew last time four others were reserved, so they have gone on the list…


The Shepherds Crown – Terry Pratchett

The Intimate Resistance – Josep Maria Esquirol Tr. Douglas Suttle

Extraction to Extinction –  David Howe

Troubled Water – Jens Mühling Tr. Simon Pare

The Art Of More – Michael Brooks

River Kings – Cat Jarman

Treasure Of Folklore: Seas And Rivers – Dee Dee Chainey & Willow Winsham

Nests – Susan Ogilvy


Christmas Books

Mistletoe Winter – Roy Dennis

Sunless Solstice – Ed. Lucy Evans & Tanya Kirk


BIG Books

The Sea Is Not Made Of Water – Adam Nicholson

Finding the Mother Tree – Suzanne Simard

Mordew – Alex Pheby

Putin’s People – Catherine Belton

The Border  – Erika Fatland Tr. Kari Dickson

Elephant Complex: Travels In Sri Lanka – John Gimlette

Lotharingia – Simon Winder

This Is How They Tell Me The World Ends – Nicole Perlroth

Concretopia – John Grindrod

The Night Lies Bleeding –  M.D. Lachlan

Opened Ground Poems 1966 – 1996 – Seamus Heaney

Survival of the City – Edward Glaeser & David Cutler

The Metal Heart – Caroline Lea

Britain Alone – Philip Stephens

The Germans and Europe – Peter Millar

Tweet Of The Day – Brett Westwood & Stephen Moss

Women On Nature – Katherine Norbury

Any here that you have heard of or that take your fancy?

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  1. Liz Dexter

    I have the Adam Nicolson but it’s waiting to be one of me and my best friend’s together reads and I think we have a few ahead of it, so I’ll have to save your review. I have worked my way through some light but non-Christmassy NetGalley reads and now have three Christmassy ones left, plus two novels and a bird book, but at the moment struggling a bit with a really dense nonfiction “How to Read Water”. Sigh. Happy reading!

    • Paul

      It may get nudged to 2022 depending on library reservations. I have a copy of How to Read Water sitting right by my desk. Not read it yet though…

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