Books for October 2019

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.

Fiction

The End of the Ocean
The End of the Ocean
  • Starve Acre (9781529387261) by Andrew Michael Hurley
    Sounds like a great haunting tale set in the Yorkshire moors.

  • The Diver’s Game (9781783785872) by Jesse Ball
    Another dystopian future of class segregation, enjoyed ‘Census’ so looking forward to this.

  • Stillicide (9781783785612) by Cynan Jones
    An eco-dystopia this time, capitalist control of basic essentials

  • The End of the Ocean (9781471175510) by Maja Lunde
    ‘The History of Bees’ is one of my favourite novels and this sounds as intriguing

  • Imaginary Friend (9781409184805) by Stephen Chbosky
    A thriller/horror with tones of Stephen King with the writing skills of Chbosky? Yes please!

  • Hex Life: Wicked New Tales of Witchery (9781789090345) edited by Rachel Autumn Deering and Christopher Golden
    A collection of witchy short stories form leading female authors

Non-Fiction

Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country
Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country
  • Jet Stream (9780198828518) by Tim Woollings
    Another beautiful cover from OUP makes this book on an interesting subject more desirable.

  • Face It (9780008229429) by Debbie Harry
    So looking forward to this, one of the best bands ever

  • Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country (9780008271954) by Edward Parnell
    This interweaving of exploration of place and self sounds intriguing

  • Paula Rego (9780500021378) by Deryn Rees-Jones
    I’ll definitely be visiting the retrospective in 2021 and this will have to do until then

  • A Short History of London: The Creation of the World’s Greatest City (9780241369982)
    I’ve several books on London’s history already another won’t hurt

  • The Secret Life of the Cairngorms (9781912240807) by Andy Howard
    A photographic exploration of the wildlife in the region

  • Frost Fair (9781509848171) by Carol Ann Duffy
    Looking forward to this final collection of Christmas poetry

  • Ring the Hill (9781783528356) by Tom Cox
    I’m loving watching his mum’s Lino prints being show on Tom’s twitter timeline, so looking forward to this book.

Children’s

Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasure
Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasure
  • Santa’s New Beard (9780571336548) by Caroline Crowe
    His beard has gone! What other disasters can befall Santa?

  • Myths and Legends of the World (9781788683074) by LP Kids
    A beautifully illustrated collection of myths from around the world.

  • There’s Room for Everyone (9781910328392) by Anahita Teymorian
    Timely picture book

  • Amelia Fang and the Lost Yeti Treasure (9781405293921) by Laura Ellen Anderson
    I absolutely love this fun series, buy two every time, one for me and one for my niece

  • Floodworld (9781788004343) by Tom Huddleston
    Sounds like a wonderful sci-fi adventure

  • World of the Unknown: Ghosts (978144976688) by various
    I’m sure I had this a long, long time ago

  • Shadows of Winterspell (9781529018967) by Amy Wilson
    Always love a good wintery-magic adventure