October in Review

I’ve heard a few of my fellow book bloggers say that they found themselves falling behind in October, and, you know what? I hear you, friends! Ugh, this month! I don’t know where it went or what happened. It was just goodbye September, hello November. I started out visiting friends and family in Adelaide, then had a few interstate visitors pop over to Perth. Life got busy, I got the flu (always fun). The inaugural Australian Short Story Festival happened here in Perth! But other than that, I’m not really sure how I spent my time. All I know is that I’m in desperate need of a haircut and a big blogging catch-up sesh.

Anyhoo, onward and upward! The books I did review were all fabulous. You know how sometimes you hit on a run of excellent reads? Yup, that was me this month. Some really great Aussie titles in the mix too, and more to come this month (look out for a review of Holly Throsby’s Goodwood (Allen & Unwin Oct. 2016) very soon. It’s a cracker).


Words in Deep Blue

Cath Crowley

Genre: Contemporary YA

A poignant and haunting story of love, loss grief and yearning.


Read my review ⇒


Gemina (The Illuminae Files_02)

Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Genre: YA Sci-fi / Action Thriller

A worthy second book that delivers more of what readers loved in Illuminae.


Read my review ⇒


Girl in Pieces

Kathleen Glasgow

Genre: Contemporary YA

By turns harrowing and heartwarming, Girl in Pieces is a raw and intimate portrait of a young woman learning to live again.


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The Beginning Woods

Malcolm McNeill

Genre: YA Fantasy

An ambitious and enchanting tale brimming with wit and imagination.


Read my review ⇒


On the Blue Train

Kristel Thornell

Genre: Historical / Literary Fiction

Blending fact and fiction, On the Blue Train seeks to account for Agatha Christie’s movements during her disappearance in 1926, and in doing so weaves a moving story of grief, love, healing and creative life.


Read the review ⇒

Also in October…


Author Q & A: Kristel Thornell, author of On the Blue Train

Have a read ⇒

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What’s the Scariest Book of All Time?

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20 October Bookstagrammers

20 Bookstagrammers: my October faves

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What were your favourite October reads?

What are you looking forward to reading in November?

—Margot XO 


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