October 2017: #WrapUp

As we say goodbye to October and welcome November, it’s only right we look back over all the bookish activity that took place this month. This month has been full of bookish cheer – knowing I was on clinical placement this month, I aimed to read 12 books, I surpassed that, reading a total of 18 books! Let’s not waste words, I know you’re all just dying to know what my standout reads of the month were…

The Books:

The standout five star reads of the month were:

The Ghostwriter by Alessandra Torre

American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West by Nate Blakeslee

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Unsub by Meg Gardiner

Also read this month:

Closer to Home by Heleyne Hammersley

Search for Maylee by Didi Oviatt

The Blackbird Season by Kate Moretti

Brother by Ania Ahlborn

My Absolute Darling by Gabriel Tallent

Unravelling Oliver by Liz Nugent

Dodgers by Bill Beverly

Girl in Snow by Danya  Kukafka

Widdershins by Helen Steadman

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister

The Strays by Emily Bitto

Snare by Lilja Sigurdardottir

Freefall by Adam Hamdy

Other bookish posts this month:

Five Highly Anticipated Books I Chose Not to Read

Five Highly Anticipated Books I Can’t Wait to Read

Book Review: Girl… *We interrupt this book review to bring you a rambling*

Book Haul: October 2017

Criminally Good Book Club:

Come and read some criminally good books with us over on Instagram – @criminallygoodbookclub.

November’s book is The Sinner by Petra Hammesfahr

The Sinner - Petra Hammesfahr

On a sunny summer afternoon by the lake, Cora Bender stabs a complete stranger to death. Why? What would cause this quiet, kind young mother to commit such a startling act of violence in front of her family and friends?

Cora quickly confesses and it seems like an open-and-shut case. But the police commissioner, haunted by these unaswered questions, refuses to close the file and begins his own maverick investigation. So begins the slow unraveling of Cora’s past, a harrowing descent into the depths of her own psyche and the violent secrets buried within.

A dark, spellbinding novel where the truth is to be questioned at every turn, The Sinner is now a smash summer hit, with the TV series hailed as one of the best new shows of summer.


And that’s a wrap, ladies and gentleman, I wish you all a very bookish November!

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