I can’t quite believe we’re in the start of November and in just a few weeks we’ll putting together our best books of the year! But the clocks have gone back, the weather is cold and wet and October is over. This means it’s time for another wrap-up.
October was a fantastic month for me. I read a total of 19 books and discovered some that will have a place in my favourites of 2020. I took part in twenty-one blog tours, three readalongs and managed to squeeze in some much-needed mood reading at the end of the month. The latter was so refreshing and reinforced my decision to take on less blog tours next year.
So, let’s look at what I read this month:
- The Meaning of Mariah Carey ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- A Court of Frost and Starlight ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Ex-Boyfriend ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Where The Edge Is ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Betrayal ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Watch Her Vanish ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- When Life Gives You Mangoes ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Book of Two Ways (unrated)
- All Your Little Lies ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Princess and the Prick ⭐⭐⭐
- Gone Before ⭐⭐⭐💫
- Dangerous To Know ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
- The Exiles ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Housewarming ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
- Dead Perfect ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Nesting ⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Illustrated Child ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- The Shape of Darkness ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
- The Burning Girls ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Choosing a favourite has been tricky as the last three books I read in October were each outstanding enough to take the title. In addition, The Meaning of Mariah Carey was a sensational memoir that I had thought was a shoe-in for my favourite book all month. After some thought I have decided to give two books the title of BOTM: The Illustrated Child and The Burning Girls. In the end I just couldn’t choose between the two.
Did we read any of the same books this month? What was your favourite read of October?