The book reviews cafés #BookOfTheMonth **October 2017**



Hello November, oh how I hate the darker nights, the cold mornings, the rain I could go on and on! Anyway it’s the first of a new month which means it’s time to choose my Book of the month for October 2017. The Book Of The Month is chosen by myself at the beginning of every month, for the previous month. It goes to the author/book that I found outstanding for that month, and I may have given a higher rating than a 5 star review if I actually star rated books on my blog.

You all know by now I’m indecisive and very often choose more than one book. Yes I’ve chosen two books again this month! but I loved them both so much it was hard to choose between them, so without further ado here they are………

The Foster Child by Jenny Blackhurst


I do love a creepy and disturbing psychological thriller and The Foster Child by Jenny Blackhurst fits the bill perfectly. When a child is portrayed in a book as someone evil and not to be trusted I always find the read somewhat more creepy, I think it’s because children are seen as sweet and innocent you never expect them to scare the life out of you, but Jenny Blackhurst has created a character who gave me the heebie-jeebies. From the start this book made for a chilling and genuinely disturbing read that took me by surprise at every twisted turn. Full review can be read here The Foster Child by Jenny Blackhurst #BookReview @JennyBlackhurst @headlinepg

Her Last Secret by Barbara Copperthwaite


This isn’t a fast paced book by any means, but I’m glad it wasn’t as Barbara Copperthwaite spends time intricately unravelling the mysteries of this family, which in turn heightens the suspense of what’s to come, you know it’s going to be bad, but to the why and wherefore’s, well let’s just say they were definitely worth the wait. I do enjoy a book that challenges me to guess the outcome, just when I thought I had it all figured out Barbara Copperthwaite threw an almighty curveball that left me reeling. Shocking, sad and very twisted this is definitely a book I would highly recommend. You can read my full review here……Her Last Secret by Barbara Copperthwaite #BookReview @BCopperthwait @Bookouture



Broken Bones by Angela Marsons 

Broken Bones by Angela Marsons #BookReview @WriteAngie @Bookouture

All The Colours In Between by Eva Jordan

All The Colours In Between by Eva Jordan #BookReview @EvaJordanAuthor @urbanebooks

November’s reads

These are some of the books I’m hoping to read during November I’ve decided by doing this I might actually keep to some sort of reading schedule or that’s my plan. As long as I keep away from NetGalley or don’t receive any “read me now because you know you want too” book post.

I do think I might be being a tad over optimistic as I’ve listed eight books, and as some of you may well know some weeks I struggle to read one 😂😂😂 Watch out for my Sunday catch up posts to see how I’m getting on or more likely not getting on.


What books will you be reading in November? What book did you read in October that would be your book of the month? I’m so nosey I would love to know, so please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this post.

19 thoughts on “The book reviews cafés #BookOfTheMonth **October 2017**

  1. chataboutbooks

    I read a few fab books in October, but if I had to choose a book of the month I would probably have to go with Scarlett Moffatt’s Me Life So far. I don’t read many autobiographies, so it made a nice change and I loved it! 😊 x

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  2. noveldeelights

    So, two books a week? Mentally preparing myself. *throws down pillows for soft landing when fainting* 😉

    Really hard to choose a book of the month as I read so many good ones but The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. And Broken Bones by Angela Marsons. Oh, and The Detriment by David Videcette. And then there was …….. 😉

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  3. blissfullycreating

    i think my favorite book from october would probably be Dolores Claiborne by Stephen King. it was so good! not sure yet what i am tackling this month, currently back to finishing up the complete poems of anne sexton and then i’ll see what catches my eye. although i really would like to make it through Moby Dick before the end of the year and i am quickly running out of time.


  4. kat28w

    Sounds like you’ve got some quality reading material for November. I’m going a bit more with the flow this month apart from Rachel McIntyre – Number one rule for girls & Tracy Bloom – No-one has sex on Christmas Day. I have received Angel recently so now have all three of the books to read! I really enjoyed Allison Pearson – How hard can it be.

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