October Wrap-Up

I love Autumn as the leaves change colour, the air gets chillier, and I can spend quality time snuggled up on the couch with some fantastic books. However, I don’t like having to defrost my car before work, or working out how to change the time on its clock! Work, as ever, has been busy this month, but I have a wonderful class who are a real delight. I’ve also had half-term, so I’ve been able to catch up on lots of reading.

Books I’ve read:

This has been a good reading month for me. I’ve managed to read 14 books: mostly middle-grade fantasy (my favourite) with one picture book (Greta and the Giants) and one young adult (Jackpot).

I’ve managed to post reviews for Owen and the Soldier, A Most Peculiar Toy Factory, Guardians of Magic and The Great Brain Robbery. I have my trusty notes for the other two, and am hoping to post my reviews soon!

I was approved to read Greta and the Giants and The Impossible Boy via NetGalley. I got Snow Sister from the library. I was sent Jackpot from the publisher . I’ve had Frostheart for a while and wanted to read it during half term (and just before Believathon) as it’s quite a long book – even with the pictures! One of my pupils brought me the Amelia Fang books as she thought I’d enjoy them – and I did! I won The Ghouls of Howlfair and just finished it today – a perfect spooky, but not too spooky, Halloween read!

Books I’ve bought:

This month I’ve bought 10 books.

I’m taking part in the middle-grade Believe in the Impossible Readathon (Twitter: @Believathon) which is taking place during the month of November. These were the books I bought for some prompts. I had the rest on my TBR.

I’ve also bought Wood Angel as I saw it recommended by an author for Believathon and it sounded fantastic: Kate lives in a time afraid of magic … in a place where witches are still burned. I haven’t read any Victoria Schwab books yet, and thought it was about time I did something about that, so I bought two! I love everything Amy Wilson writes so I had to get Shadows of Winterspell as soon as it was released. I wanted to read some fun, spooky books for Halloween so added Picklewitch and Jack and The Turnkey of Highgate Cemetery, although I haven’t managed to read them yet!

Library books:

I try to visit the library at least once a month. I found some fantastic books this time.

Other books:

I was approved to read The Little Mermaid and Tiger Heart via NetGalley. I try not to ask for too many books, so I’m managing to keep my approval rating quite high – currently 88%! I’ve also been sent an e-ARC Esme’s Wish from the publisher.


I watched Unbelievable which was hard to watch, but an amazing show.

It’s been another busy reading month which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. I’m really looking forward to November when I can finally start my Believathon reads – and try to get through some more books on my TBR!

Have you read any of these books? What have you read this month? Are you taking part in Believathon?

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