Sunday 5 November 2017

What I Read: October

So this month I finished my reading challenge for the year, and read quite a few books, so, following on from my post about what I read in September, I thought today I’d talk about what I read in October.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
I’m so glad I reread this; I always cite it as my favourite HP book, and since I read it again, it has cemented it’s place as my firm favourite HP book. I also started reading Order of the Phoenix in October, so I’ll probably have that on next month’s list.

Swallows and Amazons- Arthur Ransome
This is the first of two children’s books I read in October, and the story was adorable, but not something I usually enjoy. The book was ok though, and quite an enjoyable read.

Winnie the Pooh- A A Milne
This is the other children’s book I read, and one I’m surprised I never read as a child, because I loved it. Each chapter was a different little tale, and the drawings were lovely too.

Candide- Voltaire
I read this story in an afternoon at the library, it is a short story and was very easy to read. I loved the character of Candide, and the story flowed really well.

The Black Tulip- Alexandre Dumas
This book took me forever to read because I just didn’t enjoy it. I read it because once I start reading something I just can’t give up, but I found this book a bit boring, which is unusual because I enjoyed the other Dumas books I’ve read.

Rosemary’s Baby- Ira Levin
I loved this book, and having never seen the film despite it being a classic, I had no idea what was coming. The writing was brilliant and I couldn’t put the book down, as I had to find out what happened next. It was a perfectly spooky book for Halloween month too.

In Cold Blood- Truman Capote
I had no idea what to expect with this book, having never read true crime before, but it surprised me. You got the angle of the story from all different viewpoints, and the facts of the case were presented brilliantly alongside the differing stories of what happened.

So that’s what I read in October. I’m sure I’ll have plenty more books to talk about before the end of the year, and I’m definitely planning on making this a long time feature on here, I adore talking about books.


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