Books for November 2018

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.

Starting from the December preview post I will be concentrating on Children’s books, getting a more focused view of what I read the most, for other previews I will be making a post on Goodreads.

Fiction

Tentacle
Tentacle
  • Fox 8 by George Saunders (9781984818027)
    This sounds like a really whimsical read but from such a good writer this should be a great read.

  • China Dream by Ma Jian (9781784742492)
    A dive into the psychological make-up of a Chinese leader as it disintegrates due to his violent past, I’ve always been fascinated by the ramifications of the Cultural Revolution.

  • Tentacle by Rita Indiana (9781911508342)
    There is something about the description of this book that reminds me of the work of Jeff Noon, it sounds chaotic and subversive, but in a good way.

  • The Drop by Mick Herron (9781473678309)
    I’ve loved the other books in this series and I’m really looking forward to the further adventures of the spies from Slough House.

  • The Witches of St. Petersburg by Imogen Edwards Jones (9781788544023)
    Another historical book with magic thrown into it, I’ve really been enjoying this theme lately.

  • Lies Sleeping by Ben Aaranovitch (9781473207813)
    Ben Aaranovitch…

Non-Fiction

A Chronology of Photography
A Chronology of Photography

Children’s

Ronja
Ronja
  • Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend (9781510104440)
    Loved the first in this series and really looking forward to see what Morrigan gets up to

  • Explorers on Witch Mountain by Alex Bell and Tomislav Tomic (Illus) (9780571332564)
    Another sequel, this time we see what Stella Starflake Pearl does to save her father from a wicked witch.

  • Sunny and the Ghosts by Alison Moore and Ross Collins (Illus) (9781784631260)
    I’m always in need of a good ghostly tale all year round and this should be a good one as I’ve enjoyed Alison Moore’s previous work.

  • Frostfire by Jamie Smith (9781911077879)
    Another book where the cover has made me really desire it.

  • Helen Oxenbury: A Life in Illustration by Leonard S. Marcus and Helen Oxenbury (Illus) (9781406357943)
    A complete book to one of my favourite book artists? Yes please.

  • Ronja the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren (9780008288341)
    Loved the Ghibli adaptation of this and I’m really looking forward to reading the original story.
Help keep me in coffee!
Stephen
News Reporter

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