Happy Friday! I can’t believe that we’re nearly at the end of October. Halloween is coming up, I’ve got bookish plans for the weekend, and I’ve been reading up a storm! This week, I’ve managed to read the same number of books as I did in the month of September. Crazy, huh?
Sci-fi and fantasy haven’t been on the agenda much, but I’ve been tearing through some great books anyway.
Books I read
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus
Thornhill by Pam Smy
The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
I read five books this week, two of which were audiobooks (I’ve gone a little audiobook mad this month). I enjoyed all of these books, but the strongest was definitely The Five, while the weakest was The ABC Murders. I’m a little behind on reviews (what else is new?) but you’ll see reviews of all these books soon!
Books I bought
War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi
Binti: The Complete Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker
The Thing Itself by Adam Roberts
We Are the Dead by Mike Shackle
You know, I was doing so well with not buying books. I hadn’t bought anything in about a month when suddenly, GollanczFest happened. This was an event held by the publisher at Foyles and various authors did panels and talked about their books and writing experiences. Foyles also happens to be close to Forbidden Planet, so that happened too.
Realm of Ash by Tasha Suri
The Pursuit of William Abbey by Claire North
The Unspoken Name by A. K. Larkwood
Warrior of the Altaii by Robert Jordan
The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen
Gamechanger by L. X. Bennett
The book post gods have smiled upon me this week! I was fortunate enough to receive some amazing packages from Orbit and Tor Books! The books I’m most excited for are Realm of Ash (I may have shrieked when I opened it) and Warrior of the Altaii! I also cannot wait to read The Unspoken Name, which I requested. The others arrived unsolicited and I am looking forward to learning more about them!