October 2020 Reading Wrap-Up

Hiya friends! Presenting to you a wrap-up for the books I read in October 2020. I read 7 books this month which mostly comprise of thrillers/mystery and romance. Without further ado, let’s dive into the recap.

Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: October 2020
Monthly Reading Wrap-Up: October 2020

Relentless Habit (O-Town, #1) by Karen Renee

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Cecelia has a murky past. She moves to Orlando for a fresh start, but could not anticipate falling in love with Brock, a handsome DJ. When Brock learns of Cecelia’s past, will he push her away, or will it make their bond stronger?

Relentless Habit by Karen Renee features an insta-love romance. It presents scores of intimate and steamy moments between Cecelia and Brock. You can read the full review here.

The Creak on the Stairs by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir

Rating: 4 out of 5.

After a failed relationship, Elma moves back home to Akranes, a small town in Iceland, for some peace. However, when the body of a woman is discovered on the shore by the lighthouse, Elma and her colleagues launch an uneasy investigation that pulls several skeletons out of this town’s closet.

This is a suspenseful and dark Icelandic crime noir resulting in a promising debut.

You can read the full review here.

An unusual boy by fiona higgins

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Julia Curtis is a busy mother of three, with a husband often away for work, an ever-present mother-in-law, a career, and a house that needs doing up. Her fourteen-year-old daughter, Milla, has fallen in love for the first time, and her youngest, Ruby, is a nine-year-old fashionista who can out-negotiate anyone.

But Julia’s eleven-year-old son, Jackson, is different. Different to his sisters. Different to his classmates. In fact, Jackson is different from everyone. And bringing up a child who is different isn’t always easy.

Then, one Monday morning, Jackson follows his new friend Digby into the school toilets. What happens inside changes everything; not only for Jackson, but for every member of his family. Julia faces the fight of her life to save her unusual boy from a world set up for ‘normal’.

An Unusual Boy by Fiona Higgins is a gripping, well-written, smoothly flowing tale of mystery. It is taut with suspense yet so heart-warming and inspirational.

You can read the full review here.

Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Suffer the Children presents a terrifying tale of apocalyptic fiction, as readers are introduced to Herod’s Syndrome, a devastating illness that suddenly and swiftly kills all young children across the globe.

Soon, they return from the grave… and ask for something unimaginable. Without that, they remain listless, vacant eyes staring at their parents. As soon as the children receive it, they become themselves again… But only for a short while.

As that commodity becomes scarce, the inevitable question for parents everywhere becomes: How far would you go to bring your child back?

It is a delicious blend of science fiction and dystopia resulting in a terrifying novel.

You can read the full review here.

Tea with Rasputin by Rolf Richardson

Rating: 3 out of 5.

It is 1992 and during a routine layover in Anchorage Alaska, Greg Wilton (a First Officer with British World Airways) disappears without a trace. Where could he have gone?

Tea with Rasputin does not reinvent the wheel, but barring the meandering middle half, it was an engaging read.

You can read the full review here.

The Missing Piece by Catherine Miller

Rating: 3 out of 5.

These strangers, brought together by a broken heart, must face up to the truth of their pasts. Can Clive teach his new friend that until you’ve loved, you haven’t lived? And can Keisha help him see that it’s never too late for a second chance?

This is a piece of contemporary fiction with some quirky and endearing characters.

You can read the full review here.

The Murder Club by Nikki Crutchley 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

The lives of Miller, Cassie and Logan – all affected differently by murder – become entwined as a serial killer strikes in the small town of Lentford, New Zealand.

This is a well-written, small-town, character-centric, crime fiction set in New Zealand.

You can read the full review here.

let’s chat

Have you read any of the books above? What were your your views on it? If you haven’t read any, is any of the books on your TBR pile? Let me know in the comments below.

Author: debjani6ghosh

I started this blog to discuss books that I read and movies that I watch. But the blog may not be purely restricted to that!

13 thoughts on “October 2020 Reading Wrap-Up”

    1. 😀 As lockdown was going on, I could read more books. But as colleges are reopening, workload is going to increase and the no. of books I read is going to decrease. Thanks for reading!

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