July 2022 TBR

July! Already. Where do the months keep going but the sun is shining as I write this and we have a holiday coming up in the next month, Away as in going in a plane away too. It only seems a few days since I was posting the June TBR and here we are again. 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!)

Opened Ground Poems 1966 – 1996 Seamus Heaney

The Travel Writing Tribe – Tim Hannigan

The Draw Of The Sea – Wyl Menmuir


Blog Tour

The Draw Of The Sea – Wyl Menmuir


Review Copies

The Mortal Word – Genevieve Cogman

Tiger – Polly Clark

Isles at the Edge of the Sea – Jonny Muir

The Good Life – Dorian Amos

Astral Travel – Elizabeth Baines

Britain Alone – Philip Stephens

We Own This City – Justin Fenton

Spaceworlds – Ed. Mike Ashley

The Power of Geography – Tim Marshall

The Spy Who Was Left Out In The Cold – Tim Tate

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

Black Lion – Sicelo Mbatha

The Babel Message – Keith Kahn-Harris

The Heath – Hunter Davies

The Seven Deadly Sins – Mara Faye Lethem

Three Women of Herat – Veronica Doubleday

The Sloth Lemur’s Song – Alison Richard

Where My Feet Fall – Duncan Minshull

Polling UnPacked – Mark Pack

The View from the Hil – Christopher Somerville

Ring of Stone Circles – Stan L Abbott

RSPB ID Spotlight – Ducks, Geese and Swans – Marianne Taylor, Stephen Message

RSPB ID Spotlight – Garden Bugs – Marianne Taylor, Stephen Message

The Po – Tobia Jones



A Sky Full Of Kites – Tom Bowser

A Still Life – Josie George

Afropean – Johny Pitts

Beautiful Country – Qian Julie Wang

Walking With Nomads – Alice Morrison

The Treeline – Ben Rawlence

The Slow Road to Tehran – Rebecca Lowe

Grounding – Lulah Ellender



Opened Ground Poems 1966 – 1996 Seamus Heaney


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

Prospero’s Cell – Lawrence Durrell


Challenge Books

The Wood That Made London – C.J. Schuler

English Pastoral – James Rebanks

My House of Sky: A Life of J A Baker Hetty Saunders

Living Trees Robin Walters



Sky – Storm Dunlop


So, er, that is it. Inevitably there will be library books that have to be read as others have reserved them. Either way, I win!

Any in that list that you like the look of?

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  1. Liz Dexter

    Ooh, going on a plane and everything?! I’ve got a week off in July and hoping for a sort of reading week, as well as doing some of the Keys to the City activities we have in Birmingham this summer. Of course last time I had a week almost only reading was on Gran Canaria, but hopefully something overseas will happen in September for us … Bon voyage!

    • Paul

      Indeed! I hope you manage to get away in September

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