This month had its highs and lows reading-wise - but I have to say that Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven was outstanding. I tore through it while simultaneously needing to know what happens RIGHT THE HELL NOW, and never, ever wanting it to end. I think it's one of those rare books pretty much everyone will find something to like in, so I highly recommend that you scurry your buns down to your nearest book dealer and acquire yourself a copy. You can thank me (with more books, of course) later. The other books I finished were:
I also started:
Loving Not That Kind of Girl and Not My Father's Son so far. Glory O'Brien is.... weird. Not sure where it's going or if I want to go there. Nightmares! is really engaging - it's for younger audiences so it's easy to get into and should be a quick read.
Here are the reviews I posted in October:
- Fallout - Sadie Jones
- She Is Not Invisible - Marcus Sedgwick
- Hearts and Minds - Amanda Craig
- My Salinger Year - Joanna Rakoff
In other news, here's what you might have missed around the blog this month:
- I ogled some gorgeous (and very, very expensive) rare books at the Vancouver Book Fair
- I shared some of the places, both fictional (Hogwarts) and real (Tuscany) that books have made me want to visit
- I listed the top ten series I want to start
- I launched a new weekly feature (Book Thoughts on Thursday) and reflected on the blogger stalking scandal and how it has made me re-visit my love of the online book community
- I told you guys which movies, TV shows and books I like to enjoy around Halloween (including a few books I haven't started yet)
- I discussed gendered reading in my second Book Thoughts on Thursday post
I've enjoyed October's reads - and so many great books came out that I've got plenty I'm looking forward to.Now it's your turn - which stellar books did you finish in the past month? Did you pick up any great ones you're excited to read? Share in the comments!