March 2020 TBR

Trying to get on top of things this month and be a bit more organised, so have been thinking about this for a few days.  It is far too many, but I really need to put the pedal to the metal with the number of books I read each month, so here is my TBR for March:

Finishing Off

To the Island of Tides – Alistair Moffat


Blog Tour

I am participating in the blog tour for the Dylan Thomas Prize this year. This year’s longlist comprises of seven novels, three poetry collections and two short story collections with some amazing names on the list such as Jay Bernard, Helen Mort, Yelena Moskovich, Mary Jean Chan and many other wonderful writers. I will be reading two books from the longlist:

If All the World and Love Were Young – Stephen Sexton

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong


Review Copies

American Dirt – Jeanie Cummins (wavering on this one a little with all the publicity about this)

Along the Amber Route: St Petersburg to Venice – C.J. Schuller

Liquid Gold: Bees and the Pursuit of Midlife Honey – Roger Morgan-Grenville

A Good Neighbourhood – Therese Anne Fowler

We’re Living Through The Breakdown – Tatton Spiller

Marram: Memories of Sea and Spider Silk – Leonie Charlton

A Good Neighbourhood – Therese Anne Fowler

Vickery’s Folk Flora: An A-Z of the Folklore and Uses of British and Irish Plants – Roy Vickery

The Many Lives of Carbon – Dag Olav Hessen, Tr. Kerri Pierce

The Saddest Pleasure: A Journey on Two Rivers – Moritz Thomsen

The Book of Puka-Puka: A Lone Trader in the South Pacific Robert – Dean Frisbie

Irreplaceable: The Fight To Save Our Wild Places – Julian Hoffman

The House of Islam – Ed Husain

Blue Mind: How Water Makes You Happier, More Connected and Better at What You Do – Wallace J. Nichols

When the Rivers Run Dry: Water – The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century – Fred Pearce

The Glass Woman – Caroline Lea

Sunfall – Jim Al-Khalili


Library Books

Britain by the Book – Oliver Tearle

Footnotes – Peter Fiennes

A Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza – Dervla Murphy

The Secret DJ – Anonymous

A Pattern of Islands – Arthur Grimble

This Book Will Blow Your Mind -Frank Swain (Ed.)

Concretopia: A journey around the rebuilding of postwar Britain -John Grindrod


Challenge Books

A Hat Full of Sky – Terry Pratchett

This is Going to Hurt – Adam Kay

How the Light Gets In – Clare Fisher



The lovely Isabelle from Fly on the Wall Press sent me these:

Awakening: Musing on Planetary Survival – Sam Love

Alcoholic Betty – Elisabeth Horan


Science Fiction

I ended up reading Sea of Rust last month so this is still on the list:

One Way – S.J. Morden

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  1. Liz Dexter

    Oh, I will look out for your thoughts on Concretoptia with interest! Happy reading!

    • Paul

      Thank you, Liz. I have met John at one of the Wainwright prizes and really enjoyed the other book on the green belt that he wrote.

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