October has been another busy month, from events to new new books, so it’s been hard to pick out the highlights. I can’t for the life of me work out why some people find books and reading boring. I hope you enjoy my October highlights!
I don’t usually do this but the excitement is so real I have to include them in my highlights.
All The Lonely People by David Owen:
I was lucky enough to get sent an early copy of this, I won’t lie, I cried before I even opened it. Firstly, I adore both of David’s previous books and you should definitely read them. Secondly, I know this is going to be my book. I read a sampler he gave me and it was like me in the pages of a book and reflects my teenage experience more than any other book I’ve read. Lastly, I am literally in the book! I’ve been mentioned in the acknowledgements, a real “pinch me” moment. Yes, I cried again when I saw. This is going to be my next read, I’m already jealous of future me.
One Enchanted Evening by Anton Du Beke:
The lovely Fliss at Hot Key Books went on the hunt for a copy for me after I mentioned my excitement over this book. The equally lovely Sarah at Bonnier, who kindly agreed to let me have the last copy and it’s signed by Anton. I’m so excited to get stuck in after Lonely People, thank you so much Floss and Sarah, you’re the best!!!
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas – I think everyone knows by now how much I adore Sarah’s books, the conclusion to the seriously epic Throne of Glass series finally dropped into my hands! The UK Waterstones exclusive edition has awesome fan art inside!
Kiran Millwood Hargrave and Anna James:
The 4th was Kiran’s and Anna’s event in Waterstones Piccadilly, they talked about their new books Way Past Winter and Pages & Co: Tilly and the Book Wanderers. This was such a brilliant event, I hope they do more together soon.
Lush book club – This month’s Lush book club was Pages & Co by Anna James and chaired by Katherine Webber. I think this has been My favourite one to date as I was already excited about the book before the event. I can’t wait to read it soon!
All Hallows Eve blogger event:
I was invited to Hot Key Books proof party for The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge, I adored this book and jumped at the chance to go and meet Rachel. There was wine, cupcakes and rotor readings. I had so much fun, an event write-up and giveaway will come in the next week!
What If it’s Us tour – I snapped up a ticket for Adam’s and Becky’s event within a minute of them going on sale. The event was chaired by the brilliant Simon James Green, author of Noah Can’t Even. They talked books, collaborative writing and LGBTQ, answered audience questions and then signed books for everyone.
David Levithan, Patrick Ness and Katie Webber:
I don’t think I have to mention how much I love their bookbook as soon as I found out about this I knew had to go and would have dropped pretty much anything to be there. It’s quite possibly my favourite event I’ve been to. The event was chaired by Katie Webber, they talked about their new books, Patrick spoiled a bunch of things, (joking!) and a certain character in Someday I’m both eager and scared to meet!
What I’ve read:
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
Charlotte Says by Alex Bell
Buffy picture book
Three Strikes by Lucy Christopher, Kat Ellis and Rhian Ivory
The Twisted Tree by Rachel Burge
Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas – I haven’t quite finished it, I’m trying to make it last because I don’t want it to end.
How has your month been? I’d love to know, let me know in the comments!
9 thoughts on “Wrap-up: October highlights”
Looks like you had a lovely October! I love that you got the David Owen book! Hope you enjoyed the Adam and Becky event too!
I’m so gutted I missed the all hallows eve blogger event, I would’ve loved to have had my tarot reading. It looks like you had another great month, I also requested The Lonely People on Netgalley because of your recommednation!
ahh thats so awesome about the david owen book!!! 🙂 grats n being mentioned 😀
I’m always so in love with the pictures you take!! they come out stunning!
All the lovely people cover *
This cover is really pretty!
Oh wow, you had an amazing month 🙂 can’t wait to hear what you think of All the Lonely People.
I’m so jealous of all the events! Also that you got a copy of All the Lonely People!! I want to read that sooo much.
I managed to go to the What If It’s Us panel as well, it was so nice to be able to see and hear Becky and Adam, especially as American authors barely ever cross the pond, even more so as Becky has kids!