October Wrap Up

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We are somehow already into the penultimate month of the year!  October just seemed to fly by in a second, as before I knew it we were approaching Halloween and then November, likely because it was a fairly busy month for me, as I got settled back into work and blogging, whilst also starting back up at school and returning to my writing project.  Due to all this, I didn’t get a ton of reading done, only getting three books finished before the end of the month.  That said, I did enjoy everything that I read, and so can’t wait to hopefully get back into my reading stride for November.

So here are all of the books I read in October!

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I started off the month by reading one of the thrillers on my Halloween TBR, with this one following a group of friends after one of them is accused of the murder of her best friend whilst on what was meant to be their dream holiday.  I really enjoyed this dark and twisted mystery, as not only do we get to slowly uncover the truth behind Elise’s murder, but through continuous flashbacks, we also get to explore the complexity of her and Anna’s friendships as well as the many more taboo aspects of youth.  It kept me gripped throughout most of the story, and was an enjoyable read to start October on.

(tw: Death, Murder, Violence, Drug Abuse)

Rating:

3.75/5

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After Dangerous Girls took me almost two weeks to finish, I was desperate to pick up a book I knew I would end up loving, and so I turned to one of my favourite authors who I knew would both immerse me in a beautiful story and still give me the spooky Halloween read I was looking for.  And whilst Prince of Mist is still my favourite of this companion series, I thoroughly enjoyed this mysterious story of an old toymaker and an abandoned lighthouse.  Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s writing was as gorgeous as always, and was perfect for telling this story of family and loss that I highly recommend giving a go.

(tw: Death, Suicide, Murder, Violence, Drowning)

Rating:

4.5/5

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Six Of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (13)

Despite it taking me over a month to get through this book, and not it at all fitting the Halloween theme, it is still by far my favourite that I read in October.  I adored this witty tale of adventure and thievery that left me in stitches after almost every other line, but also managed to break my heart at exactly the same time.  It contained some of my new favourite characters, dealt with so many different topics including sexuality and sexism, and was just an all round fantastic read.  I would also highly recommend the audiobook for this one, as the narrator does a perfect job of capturing the essence of the story and succeeds in telling it in a spectacular way.

(tw: Death, Violence, Abuse)

Rating:

5/5

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Not only did my reading fit in with the spookiness of October, but my some of my watching did as well, as the main TV show I dived into this month was American Horror Story.  I’ve been watching AHS on and off for a few years now, but this month I became firmly invested in it as I made my way through the entirety of Coven, which may be my favourite season so far, and almost all the way through Freak Show as well.

I also finally saw a film at the cinema once again, as I went to watch the beautiful A Star Is Born with some of my friends towards the end of October.  As this was quite a spontaneous watch for me, I was nowhere near prepared for how much I would end up adoring this film that had me hooked from start to end.  If you have yet to see this, I highly recommend you do so – just make sure to have some tissues to hand when you do!

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What books did you read in October?  What TV Shows are you currently watching?  Have you read any of these – what did you think?

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2 thoughts on “October Wrap Up

  1. Oh I can’t wait to get my hands on The Gentleman’s Guide of Vice and Virtue since everyone is loving it! As for me, the month of October was a required reading month so… yeah. And I’ve watched A Star Is Born too and it was so good (but so sad) and I loved it. Hope everything’s fine for you! Byye

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