August 2022 reading list and notes
Recommended: still not persuaded about the climate emergency? Really?
- Against Borders by Gracie Mae Bradley
- Hothouse Earth by Bill McGuire
- Uncommon Wealth: Britain and the Aftermath of Empire by Kojo Koram
- The Meaning of Human Existence by EO Wilson
- The Dirty South by John Connolly
- How Not To Be A Boy by Robert Webb
- Just Ignore Him by Alan Davies
- The Nameless Ones by John Connolly
- Orwell’s Roses by Rebecca Solnit
- Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall
- An Unsung Hero by Michael Smith
Phew, what to choose for August? I probably have to recommend Hothouse Earth as it is a very powerful compact book. I also read, unusually, a couple of fiction books and John Connolly is my go-to author when I want a dose of high quality crime fiction.
I also have to mention the books by the two actor-comedians in this list - Robert Webb and Alan Davies. Both are very moving and Davies’ account, in particular, is deeply affecting given a keen insight into the experience of sexual abuse. Webb leavens his challenges with humour to a far greater degree in his book. Both are recommended.