October Wrap Up 2020

This was a bit of a mis-matched month. We had some great books and then we had some pretty bad books. It was definitely an eventful month. It’s really freaking me out that now we only have 2 months left of this year. What actually happened? It’s been the longest and shortest year of my life! This month was important for my 2020 reading journey as I finished my Goodreads reading challenge!!

  • I read 5 books this month.
  • I read 2 books for my ONTD challenge.
  • I completed my Goodreads challenge of reading 51 books!
  • Genre: I read 2 fantasy, 2 murder mysteries and 1 horror.
  • Age range: All the books I read this month were adult.
  • Formant: I read 3 paperbacks and 2 e-books.
  • I read 2 ARCs this month.

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie (5 stars)

Going into this book I already knew who the murderer was so I was quite interested to see if that affected my experience of reading the book. So, this was different to my normal murder mystery reviews as I reviewed the book from a different angle. The angle of already knowing the main spoilers!

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (2 stars)

This was not it for me. This was very similar to my experience with Storm Front, pretty average mystery with awful treatment of female characters. That being said the plot was more enjoyable that the Storm Front book.

Murder on the Dancefloor by Helena Dixon (3 stars)

This was another great installment! While not my favourite book of the series in terms of mystery, this book definitely delivered in terms of side plots. This book is definitely a shift for the series.

The Haunting of Beatrix Greene by Rachel Hawkins, Ash Pearsons and Vicky Alvear Schecter (2 stars)

Another disappointment for the month. The writing wasn’t great, it felt way too short and some interesting plot choices. It did have some really interesting imagery!

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks (4 stars)

I was quite anxious going into this book as big fantasy books make me quite nervous. Mainly because I am worried I will lose interest halfway through. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case here. Cracking magic system, really interesting political plot and some interesting characters.