March 2022 Review

Here is my summary of the books read and acquired in March. As ever I didn’t get as many books read as I hoped too but did read my target of sixteen books


Books Read

Wintering – Katherine May

No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy – Mark Hodkinson

Concretopia – John Grindrod

Ice Rivers – Jemma L. Wadham

A Choice of Emily Dickinson’s Verse Emily Dickinson – Ted Hughes

Wild Fell – Lee Schofield

Hebrides – Peter May & David Wilson

Putin’s People – Catherine Belton

Forecast – Joe Shute

Shalimar – Davina Quinlivan

Lotharingia – Simon Winder

The Waste Land – T.S. Eliot

Foula – Sheila Gear

Hurricane Lizards And Plastic Squid – Thor Hanson

The Turkish Embassy Letters – Mary Wortley Montagu


Book Of the Month

My book of the month is Moneyland – Oliver Bullough. This is a shocking book about the way that those with lots and lots of money are controlling the world at the money. He tries to shine a light into this dark pit he is calling Moneyland and it made me angry. Read it and it should make you angry too


Top Genres

Natural History – Ten Books

Travel – Seven Books

Poetry – Five Books


Top Publishers

William Collins – Six Books

John Murray – Two Books

Quercus – Two Books

Allen Lane – Two Books

Faber & Faber – Two Books

Little Toller- Two Books

Plus 32 other publishers with one book each!


Review Copies Received

Lost Woods – Rachel Carson

Foula – Sheila Gear

Fledgling – Hannah Bourne-Taylor

Tomorrow’s People – Paul Morland

Jacobé & Fineta – Joaquim Ruyra

The Seven Deadly Sins – Mara Faye Lethem

The Price of Immortality – Peter Ward

The Sloth Lemurs Song – Alison Richard

Taking Stock – Roger Morgan-Grenville

Where My Feet Fall – Duncan Minshall

One People – Guy Kennaway

The Hill of Devi – E.M. Forster

Three Women of Herat – Veronica Doubleday

Polling Unpacked – Mark Pack


Library Books Checked Out

We Robots – Curtis White

The Travel Photographer’s Way – Nori Jemil\

Babes In The Wood – Mark Stay

Robot Overlords – Mark Stay


Books Bought

Tiny Castles – Dixe Wills

Irreplaceable – Julian Hoffman (Signed)

Naples 44 – Norman Lewis

Sweet Thames Run Softly – Robert Gibbons

The Marsh Arabs – Wilfred Theisger

Return To The Marshes – Gavin Young (Signed)

The Wren: A Biography – Stephen Moss

Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory by Peter Hessler

Constable Paintings, Watercolours & Drawings by Leslie Parris

Europe – Jan Morris

Beyond Lion Rock – Gavin Young

Slow Boats to China – Gavin Young

Slow Boats Home – Gavin Young

Country Driving: A Chinese Road Trip – Peter Hessler

Morning In The Burned House – Margaret Atwood (Signed)

In Search of Isaac Gulliver – M.V. Angel

Born To Be Mild – Rob Temple

The Village on the Hill: The Story of Colehill in Dorset – George Sadler

Three Came Home: A Woman’s Ordeal In A Japanese Prison Camp – Agnes Keith

The Wit and Wisdom of Discworld – Stephen Briggs

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  1. Liz Dexter

    A good lot read and some nice incomings – so many review books! Mind you, watch out tomorrow for what happened when a friend alerted me to the contents of the window of a local Oxfam Books … oops! I have the Gavin Young books and I have read a Peter Hessler about China previously so that one caught my eye. Happy reading!

    • Paul

      Charity shop book shopping is great. I either get none or twelve! Did you see the Gavin Young book I found that is signed by him? The thread is on twitter

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