October 2020 Reading Wrap Up

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Ah, October. Pretty decent reading month for me, including a couple of books I can’t actually talk about yet! But excluding them, I read 7 books in October, which is a decent amount. As before, you can click on the book titles to check out the reviews.

Death in Hollywood – Peter Underwood

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: Audiobook

Really interesting book, one that details the lives and deaths of a fair few famous Hollywood names, alongside more infamous and lesser known ones. If you have any interest in the Hollywood ‘Golden Age’ and the actors around at the time, this is worth checking out.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue – V.E. Schwab

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: MOBI

I honestly truly loved this book. It feels almost like a homage to the various places Schwab has lived, while also being a reflection of one of mankind’s greatest shared fears: being forgotten. Addie is stubborn, the devil is charming, and as for Henry…well, read this one to find out why I sobbed my way through the ending.

A Song for the End – Kit Power

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Format: MOBI

A Horror novella about a song that forces people to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. A fun, quick paced read with a few serious topics touched on, it’s a solid book and an engaging premise, and well worth checking out.

The Price Collection Edition – Joe Glass

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: Paperback

The Pride is going to be rereleased in June 2021, so contact your local comic book shop and make sure you pre-order. It’s an absolutely fantastic graphic novel, and I’m so glad I got my hands on this limited edition version. This contains the first major storyline for the group, then some extra tales at the end. It feels really unique, while also reminding me in some places of other ‘twists’ on superhero tales. It works well, basically, and you really should get this soon as you can.

Halloween Season – Lucy A. Snyder

Rating: 5/5 Stars
Format: Paperback

This might be called Halloween Season, but it would honestly be great at any time of the year. And Horror collections and anthologies feel exceptionally fitting between Halloween and Christmas, with the longer, colder nights. No better time to curl up with a collection, get comfy before the fire, and feel the scares weaved throughout this book.

Starving Ghosts in Every Thread – Eric LaRocca

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Format: Paperback

Intriguing, strange, and sort of enchanting, Starving Ghosts in Every Thread is creepy, atmospheric and oddly beautiful, and really solid for a debut novella. It’s one of those ‘hard to put down’ books, the kind that grips you and makes you really keen to see how things are going to go. If you want something a bit different, if you want a stranger kind of horror, check this one out.

Goddess of Filth – V. Castro

Review coming soon on Divination Hollow.

Rating: 4/5 Stars
Format: MOBI

This is due out in March, and definitely keep an eye out for it. A group of girls summon something not quite right during a seance, and shy, modest Fernanda starts acting strangely. Social commentary on religion and the way teenage girls are treated. Really good, well worth checking out, for sure.

So there we go. 7 books read in October, excluding those I can’t yet talk about. A pretty good month! And at the time of writing this, I am on 4 for November. And I will definitely try and get November’s Wrap Up out sooner than I did for September and October!

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