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 Naseby Horses
The Naseby Horses
  • The Naseby Horses (9781999630560) by Dominic Brownlow
    This sounds as though it’s going to be hauntingly beautiful

  • And the Earth Will Sit on the Moon: Essential Stories (9781782275152) by Nikolai Gogol
    A fresh translation of Gogol’s best short stories.

  • The End of the Magi (9780764234910) by Patrick W Carr
    An epic story of magic and revenge

  • Rebellion’s Message (9781786894977) by Michael Kecks
    Got to want to read a book about Jack Blackjack!

  • Radicalized (9781789544947) by Cory Doctorow
    I’m always drawn to Cory’s dystopias, believable and frightening

  • Coral (9780785224457) by Sara Ella
    A reimagination of the Little Mermaid tale.

  • Our Fatal Magic (9781907222818) by Tai Shani, Bridget Crane
    Post-patriarchal sci-fi world

  • Bolder (9781471164385) by Carl Honore
    Talking about the taboo of ageing


Good Times in Dystopia
Good Times in Dystopia
  • Encounters and Destinies: A Farewell to Europe (9781782275008) by Stefan Zweig
    A tribute to the greatest of European thinkers

  • Democracies and Authoritarian Regimes (9780198820819) by Natasha Lindstaedt, Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Erica Frantz
    Covering the full spectrum of political systems

  • Deepening Divides (9780745340432) edited by Didier Fassin
    Exploring the concept of borders and boundaries from a non-Eurocentric perspective

  • Good Times in Dystopia (9781789041903)
    How to enjoy the Apocalypse

  • World Music: A Very Short Introduction (9780198829140) by Philip V Bohlman
    New edition exploring the interaction of politics and world music listening


Children's Encyclopedia of Rocks and Fossils
Children’s Encyclopedia of Rocks and Fossils
  • The Super Cute Drawing Book (9781789506235) by William Potter, Tanya Emelyanova
    Create your own kawaii illustrations

  • Puberty in Numbers (9781445163918) by Liz Flavell
    Puberty explained in a bite-sized number and visual manner

  • 101 Awesome Women Who Transformed Science (9781788883764) by Claire Philip, illustrated by Isabel Muñoz
    A cornucopia of facts and quotations with charming illustrations

  • Children’s Enyclopedia of Rocks and Fossils (9781788885362) by Claudia Martin, Chris Jarvis
    Another book for my nephew’s Christmas
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