Monthly Review: October 2019

Could it really be an October book review summary without one or two (mildly) spooky books in the mix? Alongside those books, I was lucky enough to take part in not one, but two blog tours this month, for (non-spooky) Brando’s Bride and The Glittering Hour (full reviews below). Very different books, the first was non-fiction and looked at the fascinating story of Marlon Brando’s first wife, Anna Kashfi. The latter, a wonderfully told story set in the 1920s/30s, packed full of imagery and nostalgia. So, let’s take a look at all my reads this month…

My October Book Reviews

/ Brando’s Bride by Sarah Broughton

/ So Lucky by Dawn O’Porter

/ The Glittering Hour by Iona Grey

/ The Taking of Annie Thorn by C J Tudor

/ The Familiars by Stacey Halls

The Taking of Annie Thorn and The Familiars were my aforementioned slightly spooky reads. The latter being my favourite of the two; if you like witches, a nod to real life history, a strong female protagonist and generally cracking story, then give it a read right now! I also have a special Halloween themed review popping up for you tomorrow, so keep your eyes peeled for that one. I’d love to know who’s read it and what they thought. So Lucky was a nice contrast to these books, a contemporary, witty, funny read with heart that conveyed a nice moral message, as well as being very easy to zip through.

There was something a little different from me too in October, it’s been a while since I’ve posted an author interview, so I was very excited to have a little chat with the wonderful Iona Grey, author of The Glittering Hour about her inspiration for the book and her bookish life in general – read my full interview here. And, yes, I am spoiling you – the interviews keep coming! In November, I have another wonderful author chat from a truly great crime writer. Intrigued? Make sure you check my posts in November!

Until next month, Happy Reading!

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