Books for September 2018

A monthly feature where I do a round up of the books I’m most anxious to read. Fiction, non-fiction and children’s books are all included.


A Winter's Promise
A Winter’s Promise
  • Francis Plug: Writer in Residence by Paul Ewen (9781910296929)
    I’ve enjoyed the books I’ve read that Galley Beggar Press have released and this has sounded great in all the previews I’ve read.
  • The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (9781474606189)
    This series has been absolutely stunning and I’m so excited for the story to continue.
  • A Gathering of Ghosts by Karen Maitland (9781472235886)
    I don’t read much historic fiction but I really like Karen Maitland, and have to buy her books when they come out.
  • Blood Queen by Joanna Courtney (9780349419503)
    Historical fiction about the real women behind the Shakespearean stars, this one is Lady Macbeth, an interesting premise.
  • A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos (9781609454838)
    The idea of a world of looting islands is one I love, and this book sounds as though it will be well worth a read.
  • Non-Fiction

    Weird Plants
    Weird Plants
  • Erebus by Michael Palin (9781847948120)
    I know everyone and their brother wants to read this one, but Palin writes so well I would probably read a Terms and Conditions page if it was written by him.
  • The Secret Language of Trees by Gill Davies (9781849311557)
    I’ve really enjoyed the nature books I’ve read recently and thought another book about trees would be a good addition to this. Though it will have to go a long way to equal ‘Around the World in 80 Trees’
  • Weird Plants by Chris Thorogood (9781842466629)
    I always loved visiting the Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh and staring at all those weird and wonderful plants, especially the ones that looked like stones, this should be a great book as it is produced by Kew.
  • Running Upon the Wires by Kate Tempest (9781509830022)
    One of my favourite poets, listen to her all the time on Spotify looking forward to this new collection.
  • The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life by David Quammen (9780008310684)
    An interesting idea of a read, looking at the cutting edge of molecular biology and the people who work in it.
  • Children’s

    The Beasts of Grimheart
    The Beasts of Grimheart
  • The Lost Magician by Piers Torday (9781786540515)
    I’ve been lucky to get a preview copy of this from NetGalley and will be reading it soon. Love Piers Torday’s work and have high hopes for this.
  • Pages & Co: The Bookwanderers by Anna James (9780008229863)
    Another book I’ve been really lucky to get hold of prior to release, and can I just say that first couple of chapters describe the bookshop I would love to open and run.
  • Me and My Fear by Francesca Sanna (9781911171539)
    A wonderful exploration of fears of the new in the form of a picture book, all the more relevant as it is about a young girl in a new country.
  • The Monsters We Deserve by Marcus Sedgwick (9781788542302)
    Brutally honest? It was the cover guvnor.
  • Storm by Sam Usher (9781536202823)
    I really like seasonal picture books and this looks like the perfect picture book for Autumn.
  • The Beasts of Grimheart by Kieran Larwood, Illustrated by David Wyatt (9780571328444)
    I love this series, everyone should love this series, if you haven’t bought this series yet get yourself to a bookshop and apologise.
  • Dinosaurium Junior Edition by Lily Murray, Illustrated by Chris Wormell (978178708932)
    My childhood screams to me whenever I see a new dinosaur book 🙂
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