Amelia Fang and the Half Moon Holiday

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 Book of Joan
The Book of Joan
  • A Ladder to the Sky (9781784161019) by John Boyne
    I’ve heard nothing but good about this from other booksellers, so going to pick it up in PB

  • Folk (9781408884317) by Zoe Gilbert
    This sounds stunning, beautiful and I want to get lost in it’s charms

  • The Book of Joan (9781786892423) by Lidia Yuknavitch
    First published in 2017 this went under my radar but this reimagining of a near-future Joan of Arc sounds like my cup of tea

  • Lost Children Archive (9780008290023) by Valeria Luiselli
    This will be one of the books of the year, powerful and insightful

  • After the Eclipse (9781789091571) by Fran Dorricott
    A fascinating disappearance story with an X-Files feel to it

  • The Devil Aspect (9781472128355) by Craig Russell
    This sounds like a right romp. Homicidal maniacs, a killer called ‘Leather Apron’ and set in the 30s

  • Zero Bomb (9781789090017) by MT Hill
    Subverting the all-seeing state in a near-future London

  • Only Americans Burn in Hell (9781788162203) by Jarrett Kobek
    Not sure what to make of this one from its description, but will be reading it to find out


Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond
Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond
  • The Salt Path (9781405937184) by Raynor Winn
    I missed this earlier in the year but with it coming out in paperback, here’s my second chance

  • The Debatable Land (9781509804719) by Graham Robb
    Another excellently reviewed book I missed but will get another chance to read

  • Walter Gropius: Visionary Founder of the Bauhaus (9780571295135) by Fiona MacCarthy
    One of the enduring design houses of the 20th century, this is the first biography written in English

  • Why Nationalism (980691190105) by Yael Tamir
    A look at non-destructive nationalism that seeks to rebalance the rise of fascist nationalism

  • Still Water: The Deep Life of the Pond (9780857524577) by John Lewis-Stempell
    John Lewis-Stempell has a wonderful writing style that makes me want to buy all his books

  • The Forager’s Calendar
  • (9781781256213) by JOhn Wright

    A beautiful guide to foraging, always wanting more books on the subject

  • The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs (9781509830091) by Steve Brusatte
    My favourite dinosaur is Psittacosaurus if you’re interested…


Monsters in the Mirror
Monsters in the Mirror
  • Amelia Fang and the Half Moon Holiday (9781405292092) by Laura Ellen Anderson
    So looking forward to the further adventures of my favourite vampire.

  • Circle (9781406384222) by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (illus)
    The simplicity of this series belies its humour and wit, also I love Klassen’s illustrations

  • The Astro Naughty Naughty Baddies (9781408897782) by MArk Sperring, David Tazzyman (illus)
    Mischief making on the moon, what can go wrong?

  • Monsters in the Mirror (9780995515598) by A J Hartley, Manuel Sumberac (illus)
    I love fantasy stories that use mirrors as their method of transportation, so looking forward to this

  • She Wolf (9781910655931) by Dan Smith
    Really enjoy Dan’s writing, looking forward to this new story from him
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