November 2019 TBR

Another month passes and more books get finished, but the ever-looming TBR is always ahead. I did fairly well on my TBR list from October, reading 13 from the list and a couple of other additions getting to 15 books read, which is one below target. For those that don’t know it, it is Non-Fiction November too.  #NonfictionNovember is a month-long nonfiction reading initiative hosted by @abookolive. You can find her on #booktube to find out more. I will mostly be reading non-fiction as ever, but have a couple of fiction books that I am committed to reading. 

Anyway, onto my TBR for the coming month:


Blog Tours

Just the one this month, Miles of Sky Above Us, Miles of Earth Below – Steve Denehan



Superheavy: Making And Breaking The Periodic Table – Kit Chapman

The Edge Of The World: A Cultural History Of The North Sea And The Transformation Of Europe – Michael Pye

Dark Skies: A Journey Into The Wild Night – Tiffany Francis

Buzz: The Necessity And Nature Of Bees – Thor Hanson


Review Books

Chasing the Ghost – Peter Marren

Ness – Robert Macfarlane and Stanley Donwood

Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community and the Meaning of Generosity – Priya Basil

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

Salvation Lost – Peter F. Hamilton

Spinning Silver – Naomi Novrik

Stealing With The Eyes – Will Buckingham

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

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

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

Incandescent – Ann Levin

My Midsummer Morning: Rediscovering a Life of Adventure – Alastair Humphreys

The House of Islam – Ed Husain

Blue Mind – Wallace J. Nichols

When the Rivers Run Dry – Fred Pearce

Wintering – Stephen Rutt

The Glass Woman – Caroline Lea

Vickery’s Folk Flora – Roy Vickery

Sunfall by Jim Al-Khalili


Own Books / Wishful thinking

The White Heron Beneath the Reactor by Gary Budden & Maxim Griffin

As I Walked Out Through Spain in Search of Laurie Lee – P. D. Murphy

On Beauty – Zadie Smith

Our Endless Numbered Days – Clare Fuller



Two left to go on this, though as I type this, even British summertime has now gone.

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

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


Any there take your fancy (I know that some have been on previous TBRs!)

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  1. Liz Dexter

    A super list, as ever. Not familiar with many on the list, but I look forward to hearing about them!

    • Paul

      Thank you, Liz.

  2. Oooh, I’m so glad you’re taking part in Non-Fiction November – I’m always on the hunt for good NF reads, and my TBR always swells this time of year with the diverse range of books that readers find and share. Your library picks sound super interesting, looking forward to hearing what you think of them!

    • Paul

      My reading is non-fiction every month, I like to encourage others to read it though as it can be so good.

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