Thursday, 26 January 2012

More TBRs

More books I want to read as a result of reading reviews in We Love This Book - issues 2 and 3

James Jackson – Perdition
Lisa Genova – Still Alice
Lynn Shepherd – Tom-all-alone
Roman Krznaric - The Wonderbox: Curious histories of how to live
Steve Roud – The Lore of the Playground
Julie Coleman – The Life of Slang
Kathryn Erskine – Mockingbird
Lloyd Shepherd – The English Monster
Wendy Jones – The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price
Susanna Jones – When Nights were Colld
The Slow Cooking Bible
Courtney Watson McCarthy – M C Escher Pop-ups
Cressida Cowell – How to Train your Dragon
Cornelia Funke – Dragon Rider
Stef Penney – No Room to Roam
Erin Morgenstern – The Night Circus
Morag Joss – Across the Bridge
Madeline Miller – Achilles
Christopher Priest – The Islanders
(To quote from the review - “To call Christopher Priest a science fiction author is true but doesn't quite get it – it's like calling Jane Austen a big name in chick-lit.)

Conn Iggulden – Conqueror (Genghis Khan pt 4)
(Also recommended for Daughter-who-takes-photos who, I think, like me, has read the other three)

Elly Griffiths – A Room full of Bones
(Also recommended for Daughter-who-loves-food)

Donovan Hohn – Moby Duck
(Also recommended for Son-in-law-and-friend-who-loves-Otters)

Recommended for Son-in-law-and-friend-who-loves-Otters & Daughter-who-takes-photos:-
Chris Seay – A Place at the Table
Toby Musgrove & Clay Perry – Heritage Fruit and Vegetables


  1. Thanks for the recommendations. Ian got Conqueror for Christmas, but I've yet to read the series. Still catching up on Bernard Cornwells at the moment (have you read the Death of Kings?).

  2. Yes, Helen. For some reason it must have been the shortest "review" I've ever done!!

  3. Aaah not what I meant...

    The Cornwell Alfred Series (the last kingdom, the pale horseman etc) has a fifth book called Death of Kings. Like the Iggulden the book has a green cover. Not sure what Cornwell was thinking giving it the same title, but it sure has everyone confused.

  4. No, Helen, I haven't read the Cornwell one - that's another one to add to the list...

  5. It appears Death of Kings is the sixth in the series - I'd forgotten about one of them.

  6. I've just finished reading Wilfred Price, and can thoroughly recommend it. If you haven't picked it up yet, it's a charming, poignant little story - well worth your time :)

    If you want to know more, my review is here: The Thoughts and Happenings of Wilfred Price by Wendy Jones


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