I actually spent most of the month outside of UK and didn’t have that much time to buy books, yet, I have managed quite a few and are quite excited about my choices. As always, this is a list of hard copies, not e-books and all that I have gotten in the month of October!
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Gone Girl is one of the books that was all over the place a year ago (and before that), but is nearly invisible now. I have lived in happy ignorance and don’t really know what the book’s about, but I hope to join the big, big crowd of the Gone Girl’s lovers. I have been keeping myself away from it, afraid from disappointment, but now at last, I have bought it, hence, I will read it.
The book is about Amy and Nick – a married couple who just celebrated their fifth anniversary, but after Amy suddenly disappears, everyone starts to doubt their perfect match and questions if Nick is as honest and innocent as he pretends to be. Sure he might lie, but is he a killer?
J.R.R. Tolkien – Letters from Father Christmas
As you probably already know, I usually tend to buy all the Tolkien books, no matter, if I read them or not. One day I will! This seemed like a childish and magical little book that I hope will be easy to read and will set me into a Christmas mood.
This book consists of actual letters that Tolkien’s children received every year around Christmas, they would tell stories about the life in North Pole. Mostly they are written by Father Christmas, but sometimes an Elf or a Polar bear also scribbles something. It would tell about accidents on roofs, breaking the Moon or wars with goblins – magic and Christmas inside and out!
L.M. Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables (Anne of Green Gables #1)
This is a book I have heard so much about and it was a constant favourite of so many kids, when I was in primary school. So now it is time at last for me to read this story and hope that I will fall in love with Anne as much as all the other people have.
The book is about redhead Anne Shirley, who begins her adventures in the Green Gables. Soon she realises that elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead and decides to win them over!
Holly Smale – Geek Drama (Geek Girl #2.5)
This, as you can see from the cover is a really small novella. I have actually not read the second book in the Geek Girl series, but I bought it very recently. This is a follow up and I felt like I just have to buy the little World Book Day edition.
I couldn’t find much information about this book, but apparently Harriet’s arch nemesis in this book decides to humiliate her in the school play. Will the model misfit deal with it? Or is it the small stage that will break her?
Robert Galbraith – The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1)
If you are following up my book hauls, you will know that a couple of months ago by accident I bought the second book in the Cormoran Strike series, so now I had no choice, but to get the first one, so I could actually read it. I know that some said that I can still read it, but I prefer to go in order.
After losing his leg in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely making his living as a private investigator and he is down to one client. John Bristow walks trough his door with an amazing story about his model sister that died in what police described as suicide… But was it?
Stephen Chbosky – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I have not read or watched the film for this. I think that I actually once started, but I didn’t like the actors or acting (or I haven’t tried it and mistook it for a different film), so here we are, trying the other way – bookish way!
This is a coming of age story about a boy named Charlie. He is not the geekiest person in the school, but he is also not very popular, he is struggling to become an adult.
Pierce Brown – Morning Star (Red Rising #3)
And as you can guess, this is the third and last instalment of the Red Rising series. This is a book that was bought for my boyfriend. As I have not read the series, I can’t say what this is about, but what I can say is that the previous book in these series he couldn’t put down.
He sat up half night until he finished it and then in the next morning, he started to re-read some passages, so, that sounds pretty good and exciting.
So these are all the books I’ve bought in the month of October! Hope you enjoyed my list! Let me know in the comments bellow, which one’s you have read and definitely think should be a top priority! And let me know the books you have bought this month too!