October Wrap-Up and Book Haul

The first half of October was great for me in terms of reducing my book buying and, then, things seemed to go wrong! I did two book swaps this month (one Halloween and one general) so a large number of books came from those. There’s no excuse for the rest of the list though…

Books Read: 20
ARCs Read: 1
Favourite Books: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater / The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo / The Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Least Favourite Book: Agatha Raisin and the Witches’ Tree by M.C. Beaton


Books Read in October:

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ulysses by James Joyce ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Shining by Stephen King  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
In the Moon of Red Ponies by James Lee Burke ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Princess Mutiny by L.J. Surrage ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics, and Pesky Poltergeists by J.K. Rowling ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Agatha Raisin and the Witches’ Tree by M.C. Beaton ⭐️⭐️
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship, and Dangerous Hobbies by J.K. Rowling ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Harry Potter: A History of Magic by the British Library ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Nowhere Man by Sheila Quigley ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


October Book Haul:

Books I Bought:

Hunted by Megan Spooner
All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
American War by Omar El Akkad (Goldsboro Limited Edition)
The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman (Waterstones Deluxe Collector’s Edition)
The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green (Signed Edition)
Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Hex by Thomas Olde Heuvelt (Signed Edition)
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman (Waterstones Exclusive Hardcover)
The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman (Waterstones Exclusive Hardcover)
Harry Potter: A History of Magic (British Library)
Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend (Signed Edition)

ARCs / Review Copies: 

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook
36 Questions That Changed My Mind About You by Vicki Grant
The Last Hours by Minette Walters
Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

Books Received As Gifts:

The One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg
He by John Connolly (Signed)
How Not To Be a Boy by Robert Webb (Signed)
Smile by Roddy Doyle (Signed)
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King & Owen King (Tesco Exclusive Edition)
All Involved by Ryan Gattis
Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco
The Falconer by Elizabeth May
The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale (Bloomsbury Modern Classics)
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (Signed Edition)
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (Target Exclusive Edition)


Dracula by Bram Stoker (Folio Society)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (Knickerbocker Classics)
Dracula by Bram Stoker (B&N Leatherbound)
Penny Dreadfuls by Various Authors (B&N Leatherbound)
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe (B&N Leatherbound)
The Arabian Nights trans. by Sir Richard F. Burton (B&N Leatherbound)
Mayhem by Sarah Pinborough
Ghostly by Audrey Niffenegger
101 Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm (Wordcloud Classics)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving (Wordcloud Classics)


What were your favourite and least favourite books this month? I have 4 books preordered for November plus it’s my birthday so I suspect next month’s haul will be quite large!

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