TBR: October 2018

Even though I am super busy with school reading, and general school things, I’m still pushing forward with these eight book TBR.

 

Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas

38611293That’s right. The time has come. Finally, it’s the last book in the series, and yes, I am terrified of what’s going to happen. Don’t worry, I’m not saying a word about it, just in case, because at this point pretty much everything is a spoiler if you haven’t read the series (which you should). I should probably point out that this book isn’t technically out until the end of the month, so the chances of me finishing before November are a bit dubious, especially considering it’s over 900 pages. But you never know, so its here anyway, and I am beyond excited to get to the end, if a little terrified.

Varney, the Vampyre by James Malcolm Rymer

7689323I initially started reading this book over almost two years ago as part of my undergrad dissertation, but because of it’s size, and the fact that I left it last, I never finished it. In my defence it’s over 1000 pages long, and I had another two modules to read for at the time. But it’s Halloween this month, and it seems like the perfect time to be able to cross it off my list. Varney is originally a penny dreadful, sometimes also called a penny blood, originally published in the 1840s and considered one of Stoker’s big inspirations for Dracula. It’s vampiric melodrama at it’s finest and I can’t wait to finish it.

Sweeney Todd: The String of Pearls by James Malcolm Rymer

27967759Obviously I can’t get enough of penny dreadfuls because I also want to read this one. A little better known that Varney, Sweeney Todd is the story of the infamous barber or Fleet Street, and some delicious pies. Also written my James Malcolm Rhymer, I bought this as potential dissertation reading, though that might just be me making an excuse as to why I used my student load to pay for it. Still, the very least should make for a great read for Halloween. Thankfully this is a lot shorter, at just over 250 pages, so it should be a much quicker read.

Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurrier

25889923I finally picked a copy of this book up during the summer, after having it recommended it to me countless times, by a load of different people. I’m in two minds wether to read this during October, and I’ll explain why. I’m pretty sure it’s required reading for one of my modules next term, so part of me want to wait, but the other part says that it will be a good Autumn read. Who knows what I’ll decide. Rebecca follows a young girl who falls for a very rich and charming man, and she rushes into marrying him, though not all is at it seems when the two of them return to Manderly, her new home.

 

I will also be reading… Lady Midnight on audible, The Dharma Bums, Night Film, and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer.

 

Questions for you guys… Should I read Rebecca this month? What are you reading this month? Do you have any good spooky reads for Halloween?

Thanks for reading!

Victoria

11 thoughts on “TBR: October 2018”

  1. You have quite a vastly different taste in books than I do but I love reading a good old TBR! I don’t have any specific books I want to read this month but I’ve simply set myself a goal of reading 3 books and I’ve done one and I’m currently reading The Blood Card by Elly Griffiths!

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  2. I would vote yes for Rebecca but that’s only because the cover is so pretty! Aha! Not very helpful, I know. I must start Sarah J Maas soon – it’s been on my list for ages. This looks like a great pile – enjoy!

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  3. I love reading these TBR lists, they are so good for reading inspiration! I would say Rebecca appeals to me most, it sounds like an intriguing story and a nice Autumnal read. I’m currently a reading a blog about Social Media which is really interesting. I hope you enjoy your books, thank you for sharing Victoria ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  4. Out of your TBR list the only one I know is Rebecca, which is a FAB book and has much more going for it than meets the eye. I wrote a review of it last year and I think labelling it a gothic romance doesn’t do it justice. Du Maurier herself never viewed the book as a romance, rather a study in jealousy and reading it in this way makes much more sense. The themes of identity crisis and competition are as relevant today as they were in 1938. Anyway, enough of my rambling, if you do read it I’d love to know what you think of it too!

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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