Bought a lot this month for some reason……

The Vows of Silence by Susan Hill – I have really enjoyed the other Simon Serailler crime novels and this may just drift to the top of my tbr pile

The Fairytales of Hermann Hesse – Demian and The Glass Bead Game are two of my favourite novels (and both due for a re-read now that I come to think of it) so I was thrilled to come across this

Feet of Clay by Terry Pratchett – as recommended by Nymeth, because there are Golems in it

An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear – the fifth Maisie Dobbs mystery, I’ve been looking forward to this for ages

My Grandmothers and I by Diana Holman-Hunt – the second publication from Slightly Foxed

Wonder Woman: Love & Murder by Jodi Picoult – I’ve never read any of her novels but wanted to see what she could do in graphic form, plus I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for Diana Prince

Following a visit to the Science Museum (to see the Dan Dare exhibition for the Book God’s birthday):

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine MD – all about the “uniquely flexible structure if the female brain” complete with case studies which read a little bit like gossip to me (not that that’s necessarily a bad thing….)

The Curious Life of Robert Hooke by Lisa Jardine – a biography of Hooke, who lived and worked at the same time as Isaac Newton but isn’t as well known. A real Renaissance man, this looks fascinating

Critical Mass by Philip Ball – or how one thing leads to another as the subtitle says; human behaviour in all its glory

And then I made the mistake of reading the SFX sci-fi and fantasy book special, which led to the following:

White Apples by Jonathan Carroll – I already have two of his novels but this looked intriguing

The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones – not ready any of her stuff before and she’s a national treasure!

The Tough Guide to Fantasy Land by Diana Wynne Jones – “an indispensable guide for anyone stuck in the realms of fantasy without a magic sword to call their own” says one T Pratchett; I’ve already dipped in and this looks very funny indeed

Then one very stressful day at work I decided to go for a walk at lunchtime and ended up in the Covent Garden branch of Waterstones with absolutely no intention of doing anything other than having a look, but…..

Making Money by Terry Pratchett was out in paperback, the sequel to Going Postal which I had really enjoyed, and

Unseen by Mari Jungstedt looked interesting, another Scandinavian crime novel, and

Banquet for the Damned by Adam L G Nevill was set in St Andrews and looked suitably creepy, and finally

Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror by Chris Priestly – I’ll confess it was the cover that did this for me (the illustrator is David Roberts) plus the tagline is “you would not like it here after dark” so how could I resist?