Green Valley

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.


My Name is Monster
My Name is Monster
  • My Name is Monster (9781786896353) by Katie Hale
    A novel about isolation, power and relationships

  • The Night Circus and Other Stories (9781912681044) by Ursula Kovalyk
    Fable and fairytales in a collection of short stories

  • Melting Point (9781784631970) by Baret Magorian
    Another interesting sounding collection of short stories

  • Big Giant Floating Head (9781612197579) by Christopher Boucher
    A great sounding collection of surrealist tales.

  • Call Him Mine (9781474610445) by Tim MacGabhann
    An exciting murder mystery, thriller set in Mexico City.

  • In the Shadow of Wolves (9781786074683) by Alvydas Šlepikas translated by Romas Kinka
    Based on historical fact of “wolf children” near the end of the Second World War.

  • Green Valley (9781789090239) by Louis Greenberg
    Children are being abducted while the adults lounge in full-time virtual reality.

  • The Library of Lost and Found (9780008237646) by Phaedra Patrick
    I love stories of mysterious books and libraries.

  • The Witch Who Courted Death (9780349421285) by Maria Lewis
    A fresh Urban Fantasy for me to explore


Ink: Do More Art
Ink: Do More Art
  • Fight Like a Girl (9781786076038) by Clementine Ford
    Modern manifesto for all feminists.

  • Fully Automated Luxury Communism (9781786632623) by Aaron Bastani
    Want to read it for the title alone.

  • I Never Knew That About Coastal England (9781785039539) by Christopher Winn
    Intersects with another of my projects so I will definitely picking this up.

  • Ink: Do More Art (9781786274267) by Bridget Davies
    An art technique book… I’m sure I can make room on my shelves for one more.

  • The Lebanese Cookbook (9780714879093) by Salma Hage
    Always on the look out for ‘new’ middle eastern cookbooks.

  • The Way to the Sea (9781783784134) by Caroline Crampton
    A look at the Thames through time and geography, sounds fascinating.

  • Cindy Sherman (9781855147126) by Paul Moorhouse
    Cindy Sherman’s work is always intriguing, this is another voice looking at it

  • The Scottish Clearances (9780141985930) by T M Devine
    Wonder if it will give a fresh insight?

  • Superstition and Science (9781472142580) by Derek Wilson
    One of the most fascinating periods in history, another exploration of the development from religion to science for my collection


Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Spiders
Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Spiders
  • The Good Thieves (9781408854891) by Katherine Rundell
    I first discovered Katherine through Wolf Wilder and have (and will) read everything she’s written.

  • Perfectly Preventable Deaths (9781471408236) by Deirdre Sullivan
    Witchcraft, sisters and sacrifice. Sounds like a book I will love.

  • The Hideout (9781419734168) by Susanna Mattiangelli illustrated by Felicita Sala
    Illustrated book exploring the power of imagination.

  • The Big Stink (9781843654131) by Lucy Freegard
    All about Charlie the cunning cheese-thief, who is a mouse.

  • I Really Want To Win (9781787414112) by Simon Philip illustrated by Lucia Gaggiotti
    I loved the energy in I Really Want the Cake, this looks as though it will be as fun.

  • Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Spiders (9781405294287) by Katie Tsang, Kevin Tsang
    This series is brilliant and I wouldn’t want to miss one, not scared though.

  • Ocean Meets Sky (9781786035622) by Eric & Terry Fan
    Absolutely loved The Night Gardener and this looks so beautiful
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