I seem to have reviewed 32 books on this site in 2014. They are all listed below.
Reviewing books is a personal affair. I try not to say that books are good or bad – only that I like them or not. From that, you’ll have to make your own minds up. And I know that what I like may not be what you like.
But these first 10 books are ones that brought me the most pleasure this year. They aren’t the ‘best’ books, or the most ‘important’, they are just the ones I liked most.
1. The Twitch by Kevin Parr is published by Unbound
2. John Muir – the Scotsman who saved America’s wild places, by Mary Colwell, is published by Lion Hudson.
6. A history of birdwatching in 100 objects by David Callahan (edited by Dominic Mitchell) is published by Bloomsbury
7. Meadowland by John Lewis-Stempel is published by Doubleday
9. The Book of 365: all the numbers with none of the maths by Hugh Brazier and Jan McCann is published by Square Peg.
And in no particular order, these are the other books reviewed here during the year.
Dusk Until Dawn by Martin Bradley is published by Ceratopia Books and is fantastic value at £4.99 + £1.60 P&P. All books can be signed by the author and can be bought direct from him by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Birds and Climate Change: impacts and conservation responses by James Pearce-Higgins and Rhys Green is published by Cambridge University Press
Forest Vision: transforming the Forestry Commission by Roderick Leslie is published by New Environment Books and is available from the author for £12.99 (+£2.50P&P in the UK) from 8 Somerset Street, Bristol BS2 8NB.
Birds of a Feather: seasonal changes on both sides of the Atlantic by Colin Rees and Derek Thomas is published by Troubador (from whom you can also buy it)
Top Gun of the Sky by Martin Bradley is published by Ceratopia Books and is fantastic value at £4.99 + £1.60 P&P. All books can be signed by the author and can be bought direct from him by contacting email@example.com
The Art of Conservation: 25 years of Birdfair posters, by Robert Gillmor, Martin Davies and Tim Appleton is published by Red Hare Publishing Ltd but seems a bit tricky to track down on the web.
Our Once and Future Planet by Paddy Woodworth