Wrap Up

October Reading Wrap Up!

I can’t believe how fast this year is going. Here we are with another wrap up!

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera (2018)

Rating: ★★★★
Genre: Young adult contemporary
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Format: Won a physical ARC in a giveaway

This book certainly has a lot of hype and for me, it just missed the boat. I think the duality of it was slightly jarring. Nonetheless it was lovely and the characters as expected were completely wonderful!

Key Point: A must read for any Albertalli/Silvera fan!

Double Double Toil by Amber Elby (2018)

Rating: ★★★★★
Genre: Young adult fantasy
Publisher: Verdopolis Press
Format: My own copy

Amber is a very good friend of mine and I adored this book! It’s a total triumph and a wonderful sequel to Cauldron’s Bubble. The romance had me squeaking and the character development was so great.

Key Point: A must read for any Shakespeare fan!

The Backstagers And The Ghost Light by Andy Mientus (2018)

Rating: ★★★
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Amulet Books
Format: EARC off Netgalley

This was cute but I found it hard to connect with. I know these are comic book adaptations, so maybe I’d prefer those.

Key Point: Perfect for any little theatre nut in your life!

Jack Of Hearts by Lev A.C Rosen (2018)

Rating: ★★★★★
Genre: Young adult contemporary/mystery
Publisher: Penguin
Format: Physical ARC from publisher

This novel really does pack a punch and I am so here for it. It’s unashamedly sexual and a great story with an eerie vibe. Jack is a force to be reckoned with and I can’t wait for more people to meet him.

Key Point: How YA should be.

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman (2018)

Rating: ★★★★
Genre: Young adult contemporary graphic novel
Publisher: Self published on kickstarter
Format: Bought my own copy

I knew I just HAD to back this on Kickstarter. It’s lovely and Alice Oseman has endless talents. It felt like a warm hug but left me wanting more.

Key Point: This is being traditionally published next year!

The Endless Beach by Jenny Colgan (2018)

Rating: ★★★★
Genre: Adult contemporary
Publisher: Sphere
Format: Bought my own copy

I love Jenny Colgan and I enjoyed the majority of this. It’s a fun story in a fun setting and I am SO excited for the Christmas book!

Key Point: A lovely beachy read.

I’ll Be There For You by Kelsey Miller (2018)

Rating: ★★★★★
Genre: Non fiction
Publisher: HQ
Format: Audiobook

There was literally nothing I didn’t like about this book. It was fun, funny, informative and the audiobook was perfect. I learnt a lot about my fav show of all time and it was a really comforting read.

Key Point: I will be gifting this to the friends fans in my life this year.

Tilly And The Bookwanderers (Pages & Co #1) by Anna James (2018)

Rating: ★★★★★
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Harper Collins
Format: Audiobook

This quickly became one of my fav books of all time. It is completely wonderful and lovely and perfect escapism.

Key Point: A book for book lovers.

Shakespearean Tragedy by A.C Bradley (1904)

Rating: ★★★★★
Genre: Literary Criticism
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Format: Bought my own used copy

I knew I had skim read this for uni essays but I was excited to read it cover to cover after seeing King Lear (see my review here ). This was really informative and I will definitely keep it on my reference shelf forever and ever.

Key Point: I will be doing a review for Simply Shakespeare at some point! 


So there are the books I read in October! Have you read any of these or are any of them on your TBR? Let me know down below!

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Thank you lovelies and happy reading! ox





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