9/28/2015

October Reading List




Whilst it's not quite October yet, it's never too early to start thinking about what books I want to read during the month. I've recently come back from a weekend away where books were bought and books that I had ordered+requested were waiting for me. Don't be surprise if this list extends itself. On with the reads...

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas*-I'm Sarah J Maas series-jumping here, because I still don't have books two and three of the Throne of Glass series. It's been a little while since I read a fantasy book so it's high time one makes its way into my hands again. A Court of Thorns and Roses is said to be a reworking of Beauty and the Beast, one of my favourite stories so I am looking forward to getting into this.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes*-Now this is the book I am currently reading and I'm aware I am super late to the bandwagon here but omg, it's so good!** It tells the story of Lou, a woman who has just lost her job and has no idea what her next move is, and Will, a man who had it all but his world was forever changed after a motorcycle accident. Their paths cross, and it's safe to say they are not the same ever again. I don't want to give away too much and I'm only halfway through it but it's such a fantastic read. 

The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward-Ellen included this book in her August Favourites video with Tara so I promptly added it to my request list at the local library. I'll be honest, I'm not entirely sure what this one is about but I know it's fantasy based, possibly slightly dystopian. That could be completely wrong. Whoops. It has good reviews from Zoella and Sarah J Maas though so I have high hopes.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon-I finished this book towards the end of last week and was really impressed by it. It's another book that explores mental illness and anxiety, to an extent really well and doesn't glorify things. Madeline is allergic to the outside world and hasn't stepped outside in years. She only interacts with her Mum, a carer and a psychiatrist of sorts. Then she meets Olly and her world changes. Are you noticing a theme with this month's books? I found the major plot point of this book really predictable but I was also like no that can't happen, so when it did my mind was blown. YA+contemporary literature lovers, pick this up.

Us by David Nicholls-My last foray into the Booker Prize longlist was unsuccessful so I'm hoping this goes a bit better. I've not read One Day, also by Nicholls but I know a lot of people love that book so I'm hoping this one is great as well. It tells the story of a husband and wife whose relationship is in a less than stable state, and their son, about to embark on a new journey to university. In a last-ditch effort to bring them back together, the father books a holiday for the three of them. Just reading the blurb is giving me major Nick Hornby vibes so again, I'm looking forward to getting into this.

-What have you been reading lately?

*Review Copy

**Y'know when the text language and the exclamation marks come out that the excitement is real.

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