Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are all well? Now we are well into Autumn, my favourite season, I have enjoyed wearing my comfy boots and scarves; drinking copious amounts of hot chocolate and snuggling up with comforting and mysterious books. On top of that, I went with my class on their residential, outdoor school trip and I took part in a Fit Steps class led by the lovely Ian Waite (Strictly and It Takes Two)! However getting back to books, here is what I read:
Fiction: 2 Non-Fiction: 2
Over the best part of the month, I indulged in a comforting re-read of The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman, the second magical book in Pullman’s ever popular trilogy: His Dark Materials. After this I continued my reading for the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril event, as I zipped through Assassination at Bayou Sauvage by D J Donaldson, another deeply engrossing mystery with Andy Broussard and Kit Franklyn in New Orleans.
Alongside these fictions, I also read two non-fictions. First I lost myself in Queens of the Conquest by Alison Weir, a fascinating history of the early Medieval queens. Then on the last day of the month, I finished Plant Based Cookbook by Trish Sebben-Krupka, in which I have sticky noted lots of great looking veggie soup and stew recipes I fancy trying.
Pick of the Month: Assassination at Bayou Sauvage
Altogether that is four books completed in October – an average amount for me but the quality was particularly high. Through out the month, I continued to dip in and out of the classic North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Also at the end of the month, I find myself a good way into Season of Storms by Susanna Kearsley and I have started Christian non-fiction Crazy Busy by Kevin Deyoung, for the return of my church’s book club next month.
In November, I look forward to celebrating Bonfire Night and my mum’s and stepdad’s birthdays. Oh and hopefully lots more reading too!
What did you do and read in October? What are your plans for November?