Another month is coming to an end and that means it’s time for a reading wrap up. October has been a good month book wise, as I managed to get through 11 in total (7 novels, 2 short story collections, a graphic novel and a poetry collection).
There were a few great reads in amongst them, notably The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce and George by Alex Gino, but the standout read for me was probably All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, a wartime tale following the split-perspectives of a young blind French girl who is forced to flee her home, and a young German boy pushed into Nazi service. The prose and imagery are haunting and though a tale with much darkness, to me it was really about the goodness that lives in all of us even in the face of humanity’s worst realities.
My yearly total is now sitting at 100 books, which was a lovely milestone to hit, and I’m excited to see what November has in store for me in terms of reading.
What was your favourite read from October?