Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well? Autumn, my favourite season, has well and truly arrived here in the UK. It is a little sad how quickly the weather has cooled but I have still enjoyed getting my comfy boots, woolly tights and my extensive scarf collection back out! So as I squeezed in a trip to London, started back at work and got acclimatised to the weather, this is what I read:
Fiction: 3 Non-Fiction: 1
Only two days into the month, on my flight home from Rome, I finished reading the light historical mystery The Mistress of Blackstairs by Catherine Curzon, that was a real, easy page turner for my holiday.
I returned to the UK to find that the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XII event had started! So I threw myself straight into the event with a comforting read of the new-to-me Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage by M C Beaton, the fifth book in Beaton’s long-running, cosy-crime series. Which I swiftly followed with the young adult thriller Resthaven by Erik Therme, another quick, easy read – the types of reads I’ve needed as I’ve settled into a new year at work.
Alongside these fictions, I also read non-fiction Watling Street by John Higgs, an eccentric and meandering look into the people, history and culture that has grown up along this ancient road.
Sadly I am still a little behind on my posts as I had so many books from August to catch up with first, which leaves three reviews from this month for you to look forward to in October.
Pick of the Month: The Mistress of Blackstairs
Altogether that is four books completed in August. Through out the month, I also continued to dip in and out of the classic North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Whilst at the end of the month, I started a comforting re-read of The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman and I am already halfway through Queens of Conquest by Alison Weir, a fascinating history of England’s Medieval queens.
In October, I have no big plans so I am just looking forward to catching up with my reviews and continuing my R.I.P reading.
What did you do and read in September? What are your plans for October?