The spooky month! The month before Nanowrimo! The middle of autumn! The month where the end of the year speeds up and hits you in the face! It’s also Black History Month in the UK so I’m going to try to focus on some of my fiction/non-fiction books about black British history.
This month I’m going to set myself a larger TBR than normal in the hope that I can start cutting down on the books I have to prepare for Christmas and my birthday.
This book I bought on a whim about a year ago. I feel like it’s going to be one of those thrillers which I read and enjoy and then can give to a charity shop with no regrets. It’s a book about a guy who is kidnapped and trained to be a terrorist, only for him to break free and start to hunt the people who kidnapped him.
This book was in a book box and the theme was all about spies. This is not normally something I would read but it’s perfect for the Spookathon readathon. It’s set in Russia and it’s about a diplomat’s wife.
How long have I had this book on my TBR? Since the last few months has been about getting books off my TBR that have been on for years. It’s basically a sci-fi mystery dystopia on a spaceship.
This classic has been recommended so many times and it’s just absolutely perfect for the month leading up to Halloween. I’m really hoping to get to it this year because I think in the run up to Christmas I’m not going to feel like reading it.
I absolutely loved Thin Air by this author and now she’s written a book about an isolated manor – something I love to see in horror books. It’s been recommended in Goodreads Horror Week. I’ve heard the audiobook is very good so I’m going to try that out.
I loved the last book of Darcy Coates I read (Hunted) and I’m trying to get through some of her other books. This is another house haunting, which is something I enjoy.
This is a reread because the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition is coming out soon and I’ve been meaning to reread the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Out of all the books, I think this is the one most suited for autumn/Halloween time.
This book I bought a while ago, right around the time of the Windrush scandal. It’s a classic book set in that era of history and it’s also very short. No excuse really.
When my brother moved out, he gave me this book since he had already read it. I’ve heard many good things about this Black Lives Matter memoir and though it’s not strictly UK history, it does have an effect on the UK today.
This book was recced as a book set in Jamaica and since I’ve been wanting to read more books set in places that aren’t the US/UK/Australia, this was an easy enough book to pick up. I’ve also want to read more historical fiction books which look at the British Empire and slavery, rather than just the American view.
This has been described as a black history of Britain and I’m here for it this October. I bought this last year and never got around to it so I’m hoping this month I’ll get lucky.
I love seeing horror books set before and during WWI and it’s also a haunted house book. I’m hoping it lives up to the reviews.
I love Maya Angelou’s poetry, it’s some modern poetry that I actually enjoy. I’m hoping to find out more about this woman’s life and how she came to be who she was.
I just finished this TBR and instantly thought about several more books that I would like to read this month, like Rebecca and The Tenth Girl, but I’ll count them as a bonus. As always I want to finish the books on my Currently Reading shelf on Goodreads, like The Romanovs, Aurora Rising and The Right Swipe.
How is your October looking?