Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Currently Reading | Start of October

With a new month now here (how is it October already?!), I thought it would be the perfect time to sit down and talk about the books I'm currently reading and just general reading plans for the upcoming month.

I have four books (pictured above) that I'm reading at the moment - three fiction and one nonfiction. Of the four books, two are from my own shelves and the two are from the library.

For the month of October I'm taking part in #LibraryLoves, which is a month long event run by YouTuber Jessikah (of Read by Jess) and a number of co-hosts... If you're interested in the event, then you can find the announcement video here. As the title suggests, the concept of this reading event is to show libraries some love and encourage others to do so too. I'm a regular library user myself, and love that they are being shown more support in the bookish community. 

Given that I read a number of books a month from the library, naturally there would be some library borrows that I'm currently reading.

The Witchfinder's Sister is a totally new to me book that I picked up on a whim when browsing the library. I have read one Kazuo Ishiguro before (Never Let Me Go), and have heard good things about The Buried Giant, so picked that up when I saw it shelved at the library. I'm in the early stages of these books, but first impressions are proving to be positive. 

Next up I have the two books from my own bookshelves.

I've owned The Wolves of Winter for a little while now, having heard some good feedback in the book community regarding this title, and started reading it on the back of finishing a book similar in terms of being post apocalyptic (Moon of the Crusted Snow). I would say of the three fiction books I'm currently reading, The Wolves of Winter is my primary read.

Last, but by no means least, is my current nonfiction read. I quite enjoy nonfiction that relates to travel, our environment, and nature, with Arctic Dreams being quite a renowned book in this area, especially if you enjoy reading about polar settings (which I do). I have been reading this book for a good few weeks now, and am at the 119 page mark. My plan is to focus a little more on it now, given that I have more than half way left to go, as I intend to finish it before the arrival of Nonfiction November next month.

So there you have it, my current reads. What book(s) are you seeing the new month in with?


  1. This month came so fast for sure! And these seem really intriguing :)

    Lotte | www.lottelauv.blogspot.co.uk

    1. It'll be the end of the year before we know it!!

  2. I hope you enjoy all of these! I have been trying to get better about checking out library books. I picked up 4 of them yesterday. The pressure to read them gets to me sometimes, though. Lol. Especially because I'm a mood reader. I also get audio books from my library weekly.

    1. Thanks, Brandie.

      I totally get you on the pressure thing with returning them - sometimes it can be motivating & other times not.

      Great that you borrow audiobooks from the library; I've actually never borrowed any digital content from the library.

  3. I have The Wolves of Winter on my TBR. That's great that there's a whole month devoted to showing love for libraries! I'm at my library practically every week.

    1. The library is such an amazing reading resource!


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