This is the latest post in a series I started in late 2019, anticipating the twentieth anniversary of my bookblogging which will fall in 2023. Every six-ish days, I've been revisiting a month from my recent past, noting work and family developments as well as the books I read in that month. I've found it a pleasantly cathartic process, especially in recent circumstances. If you want to look back at previous entries, they are all tagged under bookblog nostalgia.
I started the month by giving my inaugural lecture as a Visiting Professor at Ulster University. (The cycle of time being what it is, I'm due to give another five weeks from now.) I also had work trips to Paris, London and rather more exotically Iraq, where I attended a conference in Suleimaniya.
On my way back from Iraq, I got the awfully sad but not at all unexpected news that we had lost Terry Pratchett.
I read 16 books that month.
SF (non-Who): 7 (YTD 31)
The Jonah Kit, by Ian Watson
The Defenders, by Will McIntosh
The Peripheral, by William Gibson
The Bees, by Laline Paull (did not complete reread)
The Girl with All the Gifts, by M.R. Carey
Europe in Autumn, by David Hutchinson
The Mussel Easter, by Octavia Cade
Doctor Who, etc: 4 (YTD 11)
Lethbridge-Stewart: The Forgotten Son, by Andy Frankham-Allen
Grave Matter, by Justin Richards
The Last Resort, by Paul Leonard
Beyond the Sun, by Matthew Jones
~4,958 pages (YTD 18,958)
4/16 by women (YTD 20/64) – Paull, Cade, Staples, Tobe
3/16 by PoC (YTD 4/64) – Fanon, Staples, Tobe