Book Reviews

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

Friday, 1 November 2013

October Reading Round-Up

Here's a round-up of my book reviews, what I've been reading and audio books I've listened to in October 2013, plus other posts that have been on the blog. I enjoyed doing this in September so I've stuck with my layout from the first go and done it again. 

I reviewed:
(clicking on the titles takes you to the reviews)

The Twelfth Department by William Ryan - historical crime fiction

Snow White Must Die by Nele Neuhaus - German crime fiction in translation

The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison - psychological modern/crime fiction

Ethan's Voice by Rachel Carter - children's fiction

The Silent Lake by Karen Inglis - children's fiction

I read:
(thoughts coming soon)

The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald
The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty
Trust Your Eyes by Linwood Barclay
Emotional Geology by Linda Gillard
The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan
Cambridge Blue by Alison Bruce
Rory's Boys by Alan Clark

I listened to:

The Drowning Pool by Michael Robotham

The Last Day of J.F.K. - BBC audio non-fiction

I wrote about:

Our little village library/book exchange
A trip to the Highlands

I featured guest posts/excerpts by:

Elaine Everest Sophie King
Keith Maginn
Liz Stauffer


  1. A busy month in books for you. Here's mine:

  2. I haven't read any of these, I'll have to check your reviews!

  3. I enjoyed doing this for the first time last month too, and plan to stick with it! My October one went up today too...

  4. Wow, you did have a busy month. I'm looking forward to see what November has in store.

  5. busy woman! Cannot wait to hear your thoughts on the cry, the one plus one and the emotional geology one which I haven't read but do have on my tbr.


    1. You must read this one Lainy. It's my favourite of Linda's books as it was the first one of hers that I read. x

  6. What a busy lady! I enjoyed your reading round-up, great idea I might have to try it.


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