I missed last’s week TT theme on spring tbrs, so instead of following the prompt for today (titles with adjectives), I’m going to be sharing some upcoming books!
Cancer Ward, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. An entry for my Classics Club Strikes Back list. Currently reading.
Resurrection, Leo Tolstoy. Planned for around Easter (the title suggests that timing). Another CCSB entry.
Survival City: Adventures Among the Ruins of Atomic America, Tom Vanderbilt. Bit of an impulse buy inspired by reading about the wildly irresponsible nuclear experimentation of the 1950s.
Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution, Menno Schilthuzen. A science/TBR double play. It will fill either the Ecology or Wildcard slots in my science survey for 2022.
Why Balloons Rise and Apples Fall: Physics in Bite-Sized Chunks, Jeff Stewart. Another science/TBR twofer, filling the Physics slot of my science survey.
A Brief History of Motion, Tom Standage. A pop history of transportation!
Liza Picard’s “Life of London” series, with titles like Restoration London and Elizabeth’s London. Will feature in April’s “Read of England” theme.
Lionheart, Ben Kane. A novel of Richard I, another Read of England entry.
No Apologies: Why Civilization Depends on the Strength of Men, Anthony Esolen. From the author of Defending Boyhood, Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child, and similar works defending human life and culture from noxious postmodernity. A May release..
The Oil Kings: How the US, Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East, Andrew Scott Cooper. Started reading this last year and I really need to finish it off. So many meetings…