Goodbye September, Hello October 2018

Hello my fellow bookworms, I hope you are well? In the last week, our Indian summer ended and it has really started to feel like autumn now. So I have dug out my cosy boots, woolly tights and extensive scarf collection. I have also made a good start at my new job and I enjoyed seeing historian Lucy Worsley do a fascinating talk on Queen Victoria. During the month, here is what I managed to read:

Fiction: 2          Non-Fiction: 1

I got the month and the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril reading event off to a great start with the spooky Cauldstane by Linda Gillard, which swept me off to Scottish Highlands for romance, drama, mystery and ghouls! I can’t believe I have waited this long to read this! Then I continued my R.I.P reading with another nostalgic mystery, Stop Press Murder by Peter Bartram, the second book to follow journalist Colin Crampton’s investigations back in 1960s Brighton. Alongside these fictions, I also re-read Christian non-fiction, The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen in preparation for my church’s book club meeting, later this week.

Pick of the Month: Cauldstane

Altogether that is three books finished, which is sadly half of what I read in August. However it is probably a good thing when it comes to my reviews, as I am still behind! So my full thoughts on all of my reads this month are still to be posted about. I am also very close to finishing a re-read of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, the second book in her thrilling YA trilogy.

In October, I look forward to going to see TV presenter Neil Oliver do a talk on the story of the British Isles and a belated birthday trip to Warner Bros, Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter. As well as continuing my R.I.P reading whilst snuggled up in a blanket with copious amounts of hot chocolate as the nights draw in.

What did you do and read in September? What are your plans for October?

19 thoughts on “Goodbye September, Hello October 2018

  1. I’m in the middle of reading another Discworld book, but I’m itching to get into a couple of books which have landed this week – Michael Palin’s Erebus (he did an event with a local book shop last night) and Gary Barlow’s A Better Me.

  2. I’m glad the new job is going well! Cauldstane sounds like a perfect R.I.P. read. I’ll look forward to hearing more about it. 🙂

  3. I am so behind on my reviews as well. Plugging away we are. And here in Los Angeles we are still hoping for cooler weather but at least it is supposed to rain tomorrow. Good luck with your October reading. Hot chocolate sounds good!

  4. We’re still a long way off from winter clothing. It was blue sky, 70F (21C), and 100% humidity on my walk earlier with a predicted high of near 90F (32C)!

  5. I love autumn! I love scarfs! (Hmm… scarves? I’ll be awake all night worrying about that now… 😉 ) I love boots – and I love that the plural of boot can only be boots! Enjoy your October reading… 😀

    1. Hello Paige, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear off a new face 🙂 Sounds like we’ve had a similar reading month and the same review problem! Good luck catching up!

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