By now you should have seen the first two parts of this years’ pre-festival reading suggestions, courtesy of our friends at Church House Bookshop who run our festival bookstore, G-Books. If you missed them you can see them HERE and HERE, along with some offers if you act quickly!
Here, we round up a single comprehensive list of most of the books written by this year’s festival speakers that like to delve into before we gather this August Bank Holiday.
Because we are Greenbelt… Somewhere to read in!
(Sorry if it looks a bit like a shopping list. But then, it sort of is!)
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock
The Sky at Night: Book of the Moon – A Guide to Our Closest Neighbour
Belarus Free Theatre
On Freedom: Powerful Polemics by Supporters of Belarus Free Theatre
There Is No Plan B
Stolen: How to Save The World from Financialisation
The Sacred Art of Joking
Don’t Touch My Hair
Peak Inequality: Britain’s ticking time bomb
Danny Dorling (with Sally Tomlinson)
Rule Britannia: Brexit and the end of Empire
The Curious Crime (one for the younger readers)
The Forager Handbook
Mariam Khan (editor)
It’s Not About The Burqa: Muslim Women of Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race
The Essential Leunig: Cartoons from a Winding Path
A Kingdon of Love
Clear Bright Future
Slave To Fashion
Tin Can Cook
The Lighthouse Keeper
By Way of the Heart
Does Religion Do More Harm Than Good?
Angels: a visible and invisible history
Sex & Love & Rock & Roll
The Afterlife, and Deck Shoes
MICHAEL RAMSEY PRIZE NOMINATED TITLES
God is Stranger: What happens when God turns up?
The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry
RADICAL READING: PROVOCATION FROM PLUTO
The Violence of Austerity
Decolonising the University
And finally – look out for this at the festival…
Murray Watts, Yours Truly