But before I do that I just wanted to share a few interesting links I came across recently.
Firstly, this is an article about the yew tree by nature writer, Richard Mabey, from his new book, The Cabaret of Plants. Fascinating.
Next, a spooky story from Scotland and perfect for Halloween. (I know that was yesterday but...)
And lastly, with the run-up to Rememberance Day on the 11th., a WW2 story that I was completely unaware of. Tragic that the misguided enthusiasm of so many young girls and women could have been so badly taken advantage of.
OK, onto the books.I read five in October (one, Wildwood, I've been reading for months but finished it this month so am counting it for October.)
47. Wildwood by Roger Deakin.
48. Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton.
49. The Saint Germain Chronicles by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.
50. Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner.
51. An Appetite for Wonder by Richard Dawkins.
So that was October... a fairly varied month reading-wise. Two non-fictions, which I'm very pleased about, not having read any for quite a while. My non-fiction reading is waaaay down on last year's total of 21, no way will I do that this year. I don't have a standout favourite book, all were good reads apart from The Saint Germain Chronicles which I found not 'terrible' exactly, but a bit disappointing. I'm pleased to have had a good new series recced that I enjoyed the first book of: Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton, and a new author to explore, Sylvia Townsend Warner. Makes you quite excited about reading, doesn't it?