4 October 2022

August 2022 reading list and notes

Recommended: still not persuaded about the climate emergency? Really?

August 22

  • 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.

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