Monthly Roundup for October

I had a really busy month with lots of books read in October but to be honest, there wasn’t one book this month that I sat and thought wow that was absolutely amazing. Don’t get me wrong there were some good books but just not that top one that I have had during August and September.

So what did I read

I think this month I will just add a list rather than lots of pictures of the books. I did give one book 5 stars so I will start with that one:

1. The boy in the headlights by Samuel Bjork this is book three in the Munch and Kruger series and did get ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

2. Seven Days by Alex Lake come to think of it I did love this book and I did give this one ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars as well.

3. I will Make You Pay by Theresa Driscoll another good book, I do like Theres’s writing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

4, The Noble Path by Peter May this was a bit of a disappointment for me it’s well written but the story didn’t grab me as much as his usual books do.⭐️⭐️⭐️

5. Last Request by Liz Mistry this was the start of a new series introducing D.S Nikita Parekh and a great start to the series, looking forward to more. I love seeing characters grow. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

6. Baby by Annaleese Jochems I have to be honest here and say I just couldn’t get into this I’m not sure what it was but it just wasn’t for me. I know others have loved it ⭐️⭐️⭐️.

7. To Keep you safe by Kate Bradley this was an interesting read as it had so many twists and turns you just didn’t know who to believe another good read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

8. Her Mothers Lies by Rona Halsall although I found the beginning a little slow it certainly picked up and had me in tears at the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

9. All His Pretty Girls by Charley Cox. This was at times a gripping and tense read, keeping your attention throughout, the first book in a new series with Detective Alyssa Wyatt and partner Cord Roberts, can’t wait to see more of these characters ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

10. The Man on The Street by Trevor Wood another good book and what I liked about this is it highlighted how we walk by homeless people living on the streets as if they are invisible. Although this is fiction I think that has been thought about and researched by the writer. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

11. Killing It and The Nursery by Asia Mackay I will put these two together as they are the first two books in a new series, interesting and quite funny a woman juggling motherhood, marriage and being a spy/assassin well worth a read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

12. The Never Game by Jeffrey Deaver. Mr Deaver never fails to please a new character Colter Shaw kicking off a new series. A great start. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

13. Silent Evidence by Rachel Grant this is book three in a series I did feel I would have been better off if I had read the previous books as there seemed to be many characters from the other books but overall I enjoyed this. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

14. Traces of Her by Amanda Brittany a very good psychological thriller, with the usual twists and turns we now expect with this genre. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

15. Woman in The Water by Katerina Diamond this is the sixth book in a series with DS Imogen Grey again I haven’t read any of the earlier books although I own a few I had thought they were stand alone this can be read without having read the others though as the story does work on its own. Another good read ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

16. Broadband by David Blake a new detective series set on the Norfolk Broads and introducing DI John Tanner, looking forward to reading more of these books.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

17. See them run by Marion Todd the first book in a new series introducing DI Clare Mackay this one is set in St Andrews and is a good start to another new series I will be interested in following ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wow I got through quite a few books during October on top of this I did my first ever book blog tour which I was very nervous about but it seems to have gone ok. This one was ‘Death Among Us’ and was an anthology of short stories written by ten different authors, such an eclectic mix of stories as well with something to suit every taste all of them had murder/death in them, some of the stories led into the following one which was very well done. There was sci fi, paranormal,detectives, serial killers, set in different parts of the world from England to LA, The Great Lakes. I really enjoyed reading them as if you hadn’t got much time you could just pick it up read a story and then carry on doing whatever or a good read before going to sleep.

I was also approached by an author Janet Roger who asked me if I would like to read her book Shamus Dust: Hard Winter.Cold War. Cool Murder. This book reminded me of the old black and white films with Humphrey Bogart in, written in a similar style to Raymond Chandler a very well written book with lots of description in that made you feel you were there. I also had the chance to do a question and answer session with Janet as well which was interesting.

As well as this I volunteered to listen and read at the same time a book by Will Patching book one of a trilogy The Hack he is just having them recorded for audio and wanted a few people to listen for any mistakes. This wasn’t as easy as I expected it to be and was quite time consuming but I really enjoyed the book, I have also now done the second book in the series The Hunter and have just received the third part The Hangman so I will be interested to see how book three leaves the main character’s Hunter and O’Sullivan.


I have what look to be some very good books lined up for the next month:

  • Pain by Adam Southward – already read
  • How to play Dead by Jacqueline Ward – which I have already read.
  • Red River Girl by Joanna Jolly – review already done
  • In her Eyes by Sarah Alderson – already read
  • A Window Breaks by C.M. Ewan
  • Fan Mail by Daryl Wood Gerber
  • The Quiet Girls by J.M.Hewitt – already read
  • Gone by Leona Deakin – already read
  • 17 Church Row by James Carol
  • Girl Walking Alone by Dana Perry
  • Man at The Window by Robert Jeffreys
  • Magpie by Sophie Draper
  • The Pact by S.E. Lynes
  • A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci
  • Someone is Lying by Jenny Blackhurst
  • The Snow killer by Ross Greenwood
  • Nine Elms by Robert Bryndza
  • The Bowery Slugger by Leopold Borstinski book blog tour

Another pile of great books I am looking forward to reading during November and hoping to maybe be able to skip a couple more in if I have the time.

Happy November Reading to Everyone 📚😀❤️

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