Book reviews on this blog so far, this year

This weekend I’m reading and writing. Since 1 January 2022 these book reviews have appeared on this blog – one a week on average.

  • The Trespasser’s Companion by Nick Hayes – review
  • Thin Places by Kerri ni Dochartaigh – review
  • The Role of Birds in World War Two by Nicholas Milton – review
  • Saving Eden by Kevin Corcoran – review
  • When There Were Birds by Roy and Lesley Adkins – review
  • Wild City by Florence Wilkinson – review
  • Tickets for the Ark by Rebecca Nesbit – review
  • Elegy for a River by Tom Moorhouse – review
  • The Birds are our Friends by Yessengali Raushanov – review
  • What Climate Justice Means by Elizabeth Cripps – review
  • Fergus the Silent by Michael McCarthy – review
  • Wild Fell by Lee Schofield review
  • Ants by Richard Jones review
  • The Wryneck by Gerard Gorman – review
  • Wild Green Wonders by Patrick Barkham – review
  • Wildlife of Maldon by John Buchanan – review

There are simply loads of books which include large amounts of nature in them, or which are principally concerned with the natural world. I wonder whether we are well-served or over- supplied with such works – what do you think?

A long time ago, I used to think I would have the money and the time to read all the good natural history books published in the UK each year but I’m not sure that has ever been the case. Time is probably a bigger problem for me than the cash.

There are already several books in the list above that I am very grateful for having read, but which I might not have encountered were it not for being a book reviewer.

I hope you find these reviews interesting and useful – it seems that you do from the feedback I receive.

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3 Replies to “Book reviews on this blog so far, this year”

  1. It seems our views on what constitutes a good book align. I would have more space and be richer without your reviews. But nowhere near as rich in knowledge.

  2. Definitely a useful service. You have certainly brought a number of books to my attention that I might otherwise have missed. A book a week is quite a big commitment in time though!

  3. It is indeed an impressive number of titles. I guess you share my daughter’s skill of being a speed reader. She misses the obvious words but manages to absorb all the nuances of the text. She read 86 books last year. Inherited from her grandfather who cast several television adaptations of the classics and had to read them quickly. Wish I could do it. Envious.

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