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 Wind that Lays Waste (9781916465633) by Selva Almada
Literary fiction set in the north of Argentina.
- Bunny (9781788545426) by Mona Awad
Darkly gothic, fun and weird.
- Hollywood (9781786891679) by Charles Bukowski
A bare-bones look behind the glitz and glamour of Hollywood
- Parable of the Talents (9781472263650) by Octavia E Butler
Dystopia in an all too familiar setting
- A River in the Trees (9781787473553) by Jacqueline O’Mahoney
Families and the past, secrets and no way back.
- Miracle on Cherry Hill (9780349143354) by Sun-mi Hwang
I loved The Hen and The Dog books, so looking forward to this
- Shadows of the Short Days (9781473224100) by Alexander Dan Vihjálmsson
Nordic noir SF… Yes please!
- The Fens (9781786692221) by Francis Pryor
A strange place I’ve only been to once but always want to explore more
- For the Love of Letterpress: A Printing Handbook for Instructors and Students (9781350051287) by Cathie Ruggie Saunders and Martha Chiplis
A complete handbook to the letterpress technique.
- The Visual is Political (9781978800311) by Na’ama Klorman-Eraqi
A look at feminist photography in the 70s and 80s.
- The Drawing Game (9781786275165) by Victor Nunes
Games and prompts to get you enjoying drawing practice.
- Climate Justice (9781408888438) by Mary Robinson
Stories of women fighting climate change.
- So You Wanna Be an Ally (9780062844118) by Marissa Jenae Johnson and Leslie Mac
How to take concrete action as an ally
- Let’s Go to the Seaside! (9781406383591) by Caryl Hart and illustrated by Lauren Tobia
A book to celebrate the seaside.
- The Bug Collector (9781783447688) by Alex Griffiths
A vibrant picture book on the importance of insects.
- Merrylegs (9781788450577) by Pam Smy
I absolutely love Thornhill, so will get anything by Pam! This does sound great as well.
- Tough Guys Have Feelings Too (9781912497157) by Keith Negley
An exploration of feelings in typically masculine roles.
- The Great Dodo Comeback (9781474956253) by Fiona Sandiford
Sounds like great fun, let’s bring the dodo back!
- Earth Swarm (9781910989845) by Tim Hall
Speculative look at the near-future and how technology develops.
- The Last Spell Breather (9780192771605) by Julie Pike
Fantasy debut, that I don’t know much about but love the title and cover, shallow me?
- Rose, Interrupted (9781444940657) by Patrice Lawrence
I’ve loved everything Patrice has written, so looking forward to this