Ben Aaronovitch, Cassandra Clare, Deborah Halber, Jacqueline Winspear, John Seymour, Philip Pullman

October Haul

This month, since I’m still on a tight budget until after we move house at the end of the month, I’ll mostly be keeping myself entertained with re-reads. Though, I have made one or two small purchases… I honestly think I have a book-buying problem! I start to wonder what life is, if I can’t even buy one, teensy, little book…


Maisie Dobbs (series)

Author: Jacqueline Winspear | Publisher: Allison and Busby

I absolutely love this series, but I’ve definitely missed one or two of the later books… The latest book, The American Agent, came out in August and I’m dying to read it! But I’m going to start the series at the beginning again, so I’m all caught up, before I do. It just gets confusing otherwise. I lose the thread of what was happening with the characters.

It’s always a pleasure to visit Maisie and Billy, and the cast, and it’s an era I love reading about, so I’m super excited for this re-read project! There are 15 books in the series though, so I have a feeling I’ll struggle to get through them all, and read everything else, in a month!

New Books

Oct Haul 2

The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two (Book of Dust 2)

Author: Philip Pullman | Publisher: Penguin & David Fickling Books

I wasn’t a massive fan of the first Book of Dust, but I love the His Dark Materials series (it’s one of my favourite books of all time) so I’ll persevere.

The National Trust Book of Forgotten Household Crafts

Author: John Seymour | Publisher: DK

This is a pretty old book, I think it was published in 1987. I actually rarely buy old books anymore, and I think that’s a real shame. It looks interesting so I’m excited to give it a go.

Whispers Under Ground

Author: Ben Aaronovitch | Publisher: Gollancz

Broken Homes

Author: Ben Aaronovitch | Publisher: Gollancz

I’m really enjoying the Rivers of London series so far, so I’m excited to read books 3 and 4.

The Skeleton Crew: How Amateur Sleuths Are Solving America S Coldest Cases

Author: Deborah Halber | Publisher: Simon & Schuster

This book was recommended by @What’s Non-Fiction. It sounded really interesting so I’m looking forward to it!

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments 1)

Author: Cassandra Clare | Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

I’ve never read a Shadowhunters book… I know, it’s shocking! So, I’m going to give the first book a go – and then maybe try the TV series for my Book2Screen Challenge.

What are you all reading this month? Have you read any of the books on my list? What did you think of Shadowhunters?

11 thoughts on “October Haul”

  1. Those covers of Jacqueline Winspear books look amazing! Enjoy your reading!
    I’m going to read rivers of London this month!


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  2. It had a quote from Sue Grafton on the cover, who’s one of my favourite authors, so between that and your recommendation I have high hopes for!

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  3. Yeeeh the first one wasn’t great, but I think it’s worth a second go. And, I mean, you have to, really! It’s Phillip Pullman! Thank you!


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