The Binding

A monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most excited to read (or have already read and think you should be excited for). Fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books are all included.


The Binding
The Binding
  • Census (9781783783779) by Jesse Bell
    Sounds a fascinating journey, emotionally and physically

  • The Train Was On Time (9780241370384) by Heinrich Böll
    A compelling story of a young man and fate

  • The Binding (9780008272111) by Bridget Collins
    A beautiful book inside and out

  • Her Body and other Parties (9781781259535) by Carmen Maria Machado
    Magical realism and science fiction, a debut that sounds like my kind of weird and dark

  • For the Hell of It (9781786494597) by Phil Rickman
    Merrily Watkins…

  • Agency (9780241237212) by William Gibson
    What could have happened if Trump had lost the election?


Folk Songs in England
Folk Songs in England
  • Folk Songs in England (9780571309726) by Steve Roud
    Social histories and folk song, my cup of tea

  • Who Owns the News? A History of Copyright (9781503607712) by Will Slater
    Follow the labyrinthine copyright laws of the US and UK in relation to journalism

  • The Food Bible (9781526725059) by Judith Wills
    A thoroughly engrossing and up-to-date book on food and diet

  • Around the World in 80 Trains (9781408869758) by Monisha Rajesh
    Broad and nostalgic, long train journeys fascinate me

  • The Human Tide: How Population Shaped the Modern World (9781473675131) by Paul Morland
    Population movement and change used to decipher our modern world

  • Seven Keys to Modern Art (9780500021620) by Simon Morley
    Another guide to ‘understanding’ Modern Art, will be looking forward to see what is brought to the debate


Kick the Moon
Kick the Moon
  • Kick the Moon (9781509874071) by Muhammad Khan
    I am Thunder was a really strong debut, looking forward to the next YA novel

  • The Twisted Tree (9781471407765) by Rachel Burge
    Set in the snows of Norway, this ghost story sound really intriguing

  • Knock Knock Alien (9781444938739) by Caryl Hart, Nick East (illus)
    A fun counting book with loads of troublesome aliens

  • You’re Not a Proper Pirate Sidney Green (9781788002004) by Ruth Quayle, Deborah Allwright (illus)
    A fun story, full of adventure and a dog

  • Mossbelly MacFearsome and the Dwarves of Doom (9781783447916) by Alex Gardiner
    A silly, and fast adventure with great characters

  • Our Castle by the Sea (9781911077831) by Lucy Strange
    A new wartime story from Lucy Strange, all of whose books are brilliant by the way

  • The Girl with the Shark’s Teeth (9780192767547) by Cerrie Burnell
    Currently reading this at the moment, the adventure and mystery starts from the very first page.
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