Well, October was full of thrillers, Gothic and slightly more twisted reads. As it should be in Halloween month, right? I didn’t intentionally read that way, it sort of accidently happened, but it led to five brilliant reads, all quite different now I look at them as a set, but all super-enjoyable. Shall we take a closer look…
My October Book Reviews:
(Click on book title for my full review.)
/ Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo
/ The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell
/ Motherthing by Ainslie Hogarth
/ Cat Lady by Dawn O’Porter
/ The Ghost Woods by C.J. Cooke
So, in a nutshell: Cat Lady is a perfect slice of insightful, contemporary fiction with a lead character who pulls at your heart strings, The Family Upstairs is a twisty family based thriller that will keep you guessing, The Ghost Woods is a great Gothic tale with a gruesome edge, Motherthing takes things into horror-tinged territory (and is also a little gruesome) and Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 is a powerful, feminist translated fiction that blends fact and fiction for maximum impact.
I hope that kind of wild genre blend sounds intriguing – these really are five great reads that absolutely deserve a place on your TBR. I do love it when you reflect on the month and see what a satisfying mix of reads you had.
What did you read in October? Let me know below, I’m always on the hunt for my next great book. Until next month, happy reading!