October Round-Up – The Books I Read In October 2018


I had a slower reading month in October, but I managed to read and review six books. Here is a roundup of my blog posts this month…

The first book I read this month was Dark Matter by Blake Crouch which I have had on my TBR for a couple of years! And I really enjoyed this gripping, mind-bending story with its intriguing premise, in which a man wakes to find the life he knew may not be all it seems. I also read a Virago Modern Classic which has been on my wish list for a while, with The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter being an interesting book which explores some complex themes.

I also read two non-fiction books this month, both penned by comedians. The first was James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes, a series of hilarious anecdotes from the life of one of my favourite comedians. The second was The Holy Vible, another entertaining read by Elis James and John Robins, who present a Saturday radio show and podcast together. Both of these books made me smile this month when I needed it most!

One of my favourites this month was Little by Edward Carey, a fascinating work of historical fiction which re-imagines the life of Madame Tussaud. This was such an insightful and well written book which I couldn’t put down. And lastly this month, I read Sourdough by Robin Sloan, which was an enjoyable read with an unusual premise, as it follows the journey of a software engineer and her growing passion for baking, and the strange world she uncovers in the process.

I was also privileged enough this month to have the opportunity to attend the Quercus Word of Mouth Bestsellers evening in London! I had a great time and picked up some great new books, you can find out more about my visit here.

As always I would like to thank everyone who has visited my blog this month and shared my posts, I really appreciate it. Have you read any of my October books? What did you think?

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