Hello everyone, and welcome back to The Bookworm’s Fantasy! I hope you’re all well. Today I’m going to be posting my Monthly Reads for October 2017. I managed to get five books read in October – not as many as I’d have liked, but I had a very busy month (as always recently!) Keep reading to find out which books I read in the month of October…
Beneath The Skin by Caroline England.
I took part in the blog tour for this book before finishing reading it (find that blog post here), but unfortunately didn’t enjoy it all too much. I found myself getting really confused with the multiple narrators and didn’t find that I was emotionally invested in any of the characters. I hoped I’d enjoy this more – but sadly, it just wasn’t for me.
The Association Of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan.
This was a required read for my English Literature “Last Year’s Novels” module. Again, I was a little disappointed with this book and ended up putting it down halfway through. I didn’t find myself intrigued or invested in this book in any way and I wasn’t really getting anything out of it. However, it was the tenth (and final!) book I needed to read for that module, so maybe I didn’t give it enough of a chance.
Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister.
I won’t say too much about this novel, as I’ve already reviewed it in full here. This is by far the best book I’ve read in quite a while! A fantastic, complex plot with a unique narrative style – what’s not to love?! I’ve read both of McAllister’s novels now and both have received 5 stars. I’m a massive fan of her writing!
I See You by Clare Mackintosh.
I won’t go into too much detail now as I’ve already reviewed this in full here. This is a brilliant Psychological Thriller novel, with a very unique premise. The book was shocking and suspenseful, and there were so many twists and turns! I was a little disappointed with the ending, but still really enjoyed the book.
The Likeness by Tana French.
This was a required read for my English Literature “Gender and Irish Fiction” module. I did really enjoy some parts of the book, and the plot was so intricate and complex – French clearly put so much effort into constructing a masterful plot! However, my main issue with this book is that it was WAY too long and I found myself getting bored at times. Some parts could definitely have been cut down!
Happy reading 🙂