1st December 2019
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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