October has been a long, busy but fun month. I’ve not read much this month again but I am slowly but surely getting out of my reading slump which makes me happy. I’ve read 6 books throughout October!
So, I am back with another what I’ve read this month post! I have some thoughts that I wanted to share on the book I read throughout October. Here is a bunch of mini review for the books I read in October!
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the real reason why they split at the absolute height of their popularity…until now.
Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go-Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.
Another band getting noticed is The Six, led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.
Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.
Oh my goodness! This book is incredible. I cannot put down into words how much love I have for Taylor Jenkins Reid and her books. This is one of my favourite that I have read from her and made me laugh, cry and put a huge smile on my face. I loved the formatting of this one and it kept me intrigued the whole time. If you have yet to read books by Taylor Jenkins Reid, I cannot recommend them enough as they are extraordinary.
If the Shoe Fits by Julie Murphy
After having just graduated with a degree in shoe design, and trying to get her feet on the ground, Cindy is working for her stepmother, who happens to be the executive producer of America’s favorite reality show, Before Midnight. When a spot on the show needs filling ASAP, Cindy volunteers, hoping it might help jump-start her fashion career, or at least give her something to do while her peers land jobs in the world of high fashion.
Turns out being the only plus size woman on a reality dating competition makes a splash, and soon Cindy becomes a body positivity icon for women everywhere. What she doesn’t expect? That she may just find inspiration-and love-in the process. Ultimately, Cindy learns that if the shoe doesn’t fit, maybe it’s time to design your own.
After being in a reading slump for such a long time, I picked this up because it was recommended to get me out of the slump. It really did help to get me out of my slump. Yes, the plot is predictable as it is a retelling but it has its surprises. It is adorable, put a huge smile on my face and is just all round wonderful. I would highly recommend it.
Here is a little snapshot of 3 of the books that I’ve read this month along with the rating I gave them. I enjoyed them all and definitely recommend them!
- Misfits: A Personal Manifesto by Michaela Coel – ★★★★
- The Trial by Laura Bates – ★★★★
- Green Rising by Lauren James – ★★★★
Empress and Aniya by Candice Carty-Williams
When Empress starts at Aniya’s school, they’re not exactly best friends. But, when the two teenage girls accidentally cast a spell on their 16th birthday and end up switching bodies, they quickly learn that friendship is the most important magic of all. South London’s answer to ‘Freaky Friday’, Empress and Aniya is a moving portrayal of the importance of real friendship and the ups and downs of being a teenager.
This is the first book by Candice Carty-Williams that I have read but I will definitely be picking up Queenie to read very soon. This was a fun, joyous and heart-warming little novel that I thoroughly enjoyed. I would highly recommend this and I can see why people love her writing!
Books read this month: 6
Pages read this month: 1,566
Books read this year: 90
Pages read this year: 30,930
There you have it, that is everything I read in October! What have you read in October and what are you looking forward to reading in November? Let me know in the comments!