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 Testaments (9781784742324) by Margaret Atwood
A long-awaited return to Gilead.
- After the Flood (9780008319557) by Kassandra Montag
Sounds similar in concept to The End We Start From by Megan Hunter, looking forward to comparing.
- Doxology (9780008323486) by Nell Zink
On my #20BooksForSummer list and so looking forward to it.
- Will and Testament (9781788733106) by Vigdis Hjorth, translated by Charlotte Barslund
Dark and compelling, another must read for me
- The Confession (9781509886142) by Jessie Burton
I’ve loved both of her books so far and won’t be missing this ope.
- World Engines (9781473223172) by Stephen Baxter
One of the best hard SF writers with a possible alien discovery story.
- A Bibliography of Loneliness (9780198811343) by Fay Bound Alberti
A beautiful front cover, and an interesting concept
- Lee Miller (9781916041646) by Ami Bouhassane
Looks like it will be a nice introduction the Lee Miller and her work.
- Judith Kerr: The Illustrators Series (9780500022153) by Joanna Carey
Especially apt, a look at this wonderful artists work
- The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company (9781408864371) by William Dalrymple
Looking forward to seeing which way this tale goes
- Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion, and the Future of Clothes (9781789546064) by Dana Thomas
A look at the fashion industry and how it can move forward to a less exploitative and more sustainable model.
- Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution and the Fall of the Berlin Wall (9780349701318) by Tim Mohr
A fascinating story of the East German punk rock movement.
- Tales of the Troubled Dead: Ghost Stories in Cultural History (9781474417372) by Catherine Belsey
A historical survey of ghost stories and their influences.
- The Secret Life of Books (9781783964581) by Tom Mole
Looking at the way books shape our lives.
- The Night’s Realm (9781788450430) by Nick War
What do you when you’re trapped in the realm of night, and you’re terrified of the dark?
- Uki and the Outcasts (9780571342792) by Kieran Larwood
Another book set in the Five Realms, where Kieran brough Podkin to life.
- The Atlas of Amazing Birds (9781843654063) by Matt Sewell
I’m such a sucker for maps and birds, so together is brilliant!
- Gangster School: Gruffles and The Killer Sheep (9781999863388) by Kate Wiseman
I really, really want to read this and the previous two, the AI had me laughing.
- The Girl Who Speaks Bear (9781474940672) by Sophie Anderson, illustrated by Kathrin Honests
Loved House with Chicken Legs and have heard nothing except good for her next book.
- The Deathless Girls (9781510106741) by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Everything Kiran has written is brilliant, not much more to say
- Mythologica (9781786031921) by Steve Kershaw, illustrated by Victoria Topping
This looks a completely lavish who’s who of Greek mythology.
- Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue (9780192771650) by Paula Harrison, illustrated by Jenny Lovlie
A chapbook about a superhero with cat powers for children 5+
- The Girl and the Dinosaur (9781408880524) by Holly Hughes, illustrated by Sarah Massini
The art work looks beautiful and dinosaurs!.
- The Battle for Perfect (9781474964371) by Helena Duggan
Zombies in Perfect, loved Helena’s first two books in the series.
- Tilly and the Lost Fairytales (9780008229900) by Anna James
Looking forward to where Anna takes the story of Tilly and Oskar.
- Money for Beginners (9781474958233) by Eddie Reynolds & Matthew Oldham, illustrated by Marco Bonatti
The Politics and Business books in this series were brilliant and I’m looking forward to reading this one.
- Anatomicum (9781787414921) by Jennifer Z. Paxton, illustrated by Katy Wiedmann
The Welcome to the Museum titles have been some of my nephew’s favourite non-fiction books, this looks like he will love it as well!