July 2022 Review

Having a week’s holiday really helps with the reading, I got through 18 books this month, including four fiction books! We went to Corfu and it was lovely. Reading Prospero’s Cell whilst there brought the place alive. So here is what I read:

Books Read

Tiger – Polly Clark – 3 Stars

Astral Travel – Elizabeth Baines – 3 Stars

RSPB ID Spotlight – Garden Bugs – Marianne Taylor, Stephen Message – 3 Stars

RSPB ID Spotlight – Ducks, Geese and Swans – Marianne Taylor, Stephen Message – 3 Stars

A Sky Full Of Kites – Tom Bowser – 3.5 Stars

The Mortal Word – Genevieve Cogman – 3.5 Stars

Opened Ground Poems 1966 – 1996 – Seamus Heaney – 3.5 Stars

The Seven Deadly Sins – Various, Tr. Mara Faye Lethem – 3.5 Stars

The Spy Who Was Left Out In The Cold – Tim Tate – 3.5 Stars

The Instant – Amy May – 3.5 Stars

Rule, Nostalgia – Hannah Rose Woods – 3.5 Stars

Sky – Storm Dunlop – 4 Stars

Prospero’s Cell – Lawrence Durrell – 4 Stars

Where My Feet Fall – Duncan Minshull – 4 Stars

Sea State – Tabitha Lasley – 4 Stars

My House of Sky – Hetty Saunders – 4 Stars

Take My Hand – Dolen Perkins-Valdez – 4 Stars

 

Book Of The Month

My book of the month is a travel book. In this, Rebecca tells the story of her journey across Europe and North Africa on the way to Iran. It is a refreshing read as she is not there to win a prize, rather it is the story of a trip that she does because she just wanted to.

The Slow Road to Tehran – Rebecca Lowe

 

Top Genres

Natural History – 20

Travel – 17

Poetry – 10

History – 10

Fiction – 7

Memoir – 7

Science – 7

 

Top Publishers

William Collins – 7

Faber & Faber – 7

Picador – 4

Eland – 4

Bloomsbury – 4

Unbound – 4

 

Review Copies Received

Inside Qatar – John McManus

Our Haunted Shores – Ed Emily Alder, Jimmy Packham & Joan Passey

Thunderstone – Nancy Campbell

Be/longing – Amanda Thomson

Nomad Century – Gaia Vince

Return to My Trees – Matthew Yeomans

(un)interrupted tongues – Dal Kular

 

Library Books Checked Out

Sea State – Tabitha Lasley

Time On Rock – Anna Fleming

Ravilious: Wood Engravings – James Russell

Where The Wildflowers Grow – Leif Bersweden

Secret Britain – Sinclair McKay

 

Books Bought

Hardy Landscapes – Gordon Beningfield

Landscape – Charlie Waite

Landscape in Britain – Charlie Waite & Adam Nicolson

Peregrine Falcons – Roy Dennis

Ospreys – Roy Dennis

The Making of the English landscape: Dorset – Christopher Taylor

Exiles – William Atkins

Dilbert 2.0 – Scott Adams

Orlam – P.J Harvey

Feather, Leaf, Bark & Stone – Jackie Morris

 

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1 Comment

  1. Liz Dexter

    Nice incomings there and glad you had a good read on your holiday! I had a week off in July but it coincided with those boiling days and I didn’t get as much reading done as I’d hoped.

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