October 2019 TBR

Thirty days hath September. And there they were gone! Did fairly well on the TBR from September, reading 14 from the list. I just keep getting library books that others have reserved bumped up the list. Didn’t get all of the books on that list read, so these have been carried over in the (vain) hope of reading them this month. For some reason, I am really behind on my reviews too. Aiming to get back on top of that this month. Anyway, these are the books I am intending on reading. Possibly over-ambitious but some of these are really short…

Blog Tours

Ring the Hil – Tom Cox

Effin’ Birds – Aaron Reynolds



Lowborn – Kerry Hudson

The Making Of Poetry – Adam Nicolson

Who Owns England? – Guy Shrubsole

The Missing Lynx – Ross Barnet

Of Walking in Ice – Werner Herzog

Inglorious – Mark Avery

Nightingales In November – Mike Dilger

The Edge Of The World – Michael Pye

Clearing the Air – Tim Smedley

Infinite Powers – Steven Strogatz

Invisible Women – Caroline Criado Perez


Review Books

Spinning Silver – Naomi Novrik

Stealing With The Eyes – Will Buckingham

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

The House of Islam – Ed Husain

Chasing the Ghost – Peter Marren

Blue Mind – Wallace J. Nichols

When the Rivers Run Dry – Fred Pearce

Wintering – Stephen Rutt

So it Goes – Nicolas Bouvier

Stillicide – Cynan Jones

Salvation Lost – Peter F. Hamilton

The Glass Woman – Caroline Lea

The Three Dimensions of Freedom – Billy Bragg

Vickery’s Folk Flora – Roy Vickery

Sunfall by Jim Al-Khalili

Tempest: An Anthology Edited by Anna Vaught & Anna Johnson

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



Two left to go on this, though as I type this, summer seems to have completely buggered off now.

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


Own Books / Wishful thinking

Three Poems – Hannah Robinson

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

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

On Beauty – Zadie Smith

Our Endless Numbered Days – Clare Fuller

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  1. Liz Dexter

    Oh a new Adam Nicolson? Must get that on my wishlist. And the Stephen Rutt, too, if it’s any good. What lovely treats to come!

    • admin

      Indeedy. Just need to read quicker

  2. Annabel

    Read the Claire Fuller – it’s marvelous!

    • admin

      So I have heard, Annabel

  3. That’s such an ambitious list! And so varied! ? You’ll have plenty to keep you entertained, by the looks. Enjoy!!

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