Books for January 2020

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

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  • Bunny (9781788545440) by Mona Awad
    Darkly humorous gothic horrors are always welcome.

  • Deviation (9781782273905) by Luce D’Eramo
    Flirtation with fascism, translated into English for the first time.

  • Kill [redacted] (9781786495693) by Anthony Good
    Murder and morality, dark and smart thriller.

  • Made in Saturn (9781911508601) by Rita Indiana, translated by Sydney Hutchinson
    My travels through Latin America in translated fiction continues.

  • We, Robots (9781789540918) edited by Simon Ings
    A large collection of shorts stories about artificial intelligence with a loving nod to Asimov’s I, Robot

  • Waste Tide (9781786691293) by Chen Qiufan
    A virus waging class war? My cup of tea

Non-Fiction

Time Song: Searching for Doggerland
Time Song: Searching for Doggerland
  • Time Song: Searching for Doggerland (9781784704902) by Julia Blackburn, illustrated by Enrique Brinkmann
    An exploration of the land bridge between England and Holland

  • At the Risk of Thinking (9781501341335) by Alice A Jardine
    Biography of Julia Kristeva, exploring her importance in interdisciplinary thought

  • Lessons from the Road (9781529343038) by Levison Wood
    Tales from Levison’s travels

  • Miyazakiworld (9780300248593) by Susan Napier
    The story of Miyazaki and his influence on film

  • Anarchism: A Very Short Introduction (9780198815617) by Alex Prichard
    I love these short introductions and anarchism needs clarifying

  • The Manifesto Handbook (9781785358982) by Julian Hanna
    A book about the phenomena of manifestos

Children’s

The House on Hoarder Hill
The House on Hoarder Hill
  • I Love You More and More (9781788813433) by Nicky Benson, illustrated by Jonny Lambert
    Celebrating love and family

  • Sand Between My Toes (9781786283498) by Caroline Cross, illustrated by Jenny Duke
    A day out at the beach in rhyme and beautiful images

  • Animals With Tiny Cat (9781406381603) by Vivianne Schwartz
    A funny book to encourage children in imaginative play

  • The Monster in the Lake (9781788000451) by Louie Stowell, illustrated by Davide Ortu
    A librarian and a group of friends investigate mysterious goings-on.

  • The Day I Started a Mega-robot Invasion (9781406389647) by Tom McLaughlin
    A little bit of a problem with an invention gone wrong

  • The House on Hoarder Hill (9781912626212) by Mikki Lish, Kelly Ngai
    Soon to be a magical and mysterious TV series