My October TBR!

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Can you believe we’re in October already? Where has the year gone?! Now it’s the time of  year for woolly scarves and mugs of hot chocolate, it’s pretty much a guarantee that I’ll be staying inside and reading most evenings. I managed to read 11 books in September, which I’m really proud of, so hopefully October can match that! Here are 5 books I’m hoping to get round to in the month of October!

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The Good Immigrant – Edited by Nikesh Shukla – MINI BOOK REVIEW

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Links to:      Goodreads     Amazon UK

“How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport?

Or be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you? How does it feel to hear a child of colour say in a classroom that stories can only be about white people? How does it feel to go ‘home’ to India when your home is really London? What is it like to feel you always have to be an ambassador for your race? How does it feel to always tick ‘Other’?

Bringing together 21 exciting black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today, The Good Immigrant explores why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that doesn’t seem to want you, doesn’t truly accept you – however many generations you’ve been here – but still needs you for its diversity monitoring forms.

Inspired by discussion around why society appears to deem people of colour as bad immigrants – job stealers, benefit scroungers, undeserving refugees – until, by winning Olympic races or baking good cakes, or being conscientious doctors, they cross over and become good immigrants, editor Nikesh Shukla has compiled a collection of essays that are poignant, challenging, angry, humorous, heartbreaking, polemic, weary and – most importantly – real.”

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It Only Happens In The Movies by Holly Bourne – Book Review

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“Audrey is over romance. Since her parents’ relationship imploded her mother’s been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn’t mean things are easy. Because real love isn’t like the movies…

The greatest love story ever told doesn’t feature kissing in the snow or racing to airports. It features pain and confusion and hope and wonder and a ban on cheesy clichés. Oh, and zombies…”

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A Pearl For My Mistress by Annabel Fielding – BOOK REVIEW – BLOG TOUR

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Links to:      Goodreads      Amazon UK      Annabel’s Twitter

“England, 1934. Hester Blake, an ambitious girl from an industrial Northern town, finds a job as a lady’s maid in a small aristocratic household.

Despite their impressive title and glorious past, the Fitzmartins are crumbling under the pressures of the new century. And in the cold isolation of these new surroundings, Hester ends up hopelessly besotted with her young mistress, Lady Lucy.

Accompanying Lucy on her London Season, Hester is plunged into a heady and decadent world. But hushed whispers of another war swirl beneath the capital… and soon, Hester finds herself the keeper of some of society’s most dangerous secrets…”

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#BookTour – Rubies In The Roses by Vivian Conroy – Book Review

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Guinevere Evans has a dream summer job: cataloguing books at a castle on a tidal island off the coast of Cornwall. With her perky dachshund Dolly by her side she explores the island’s colourful history, tries fabulous local food and sees the gorgeous sunsets.

But when an old friend of her employer drops in, claiming a rare bejewelled wedding goblet is hidden in the castle gardens, strange events start to take place: several people turn up claiming they have a right to the elusive goblet, and a dead body is found on the beach.

An unfortunate accident, or does this death relate to the struggle for ownership of the goblet? Is there even a goblet?

Guinevere and Dolly dig in and discover plenty of motives to lie, steal and yes, maybe even kill. Can they prove what really happened to the victim and what became of the precious rubies that are at the heart of the mystery?

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Find Out More About Me – Q&A – Featuring Pursuit of Wonderland!

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Hello everyone – Welcome back to my blog! Today I have a Q&A for you – featuring Amy Jade from Pursuit of Wonderland! She created the questions for me and here are my answers! She also has a Q&A on her blog, where I came up with the questions and she answers, so go and check that out! Amy Jade is lovely and her blog is wonderful so definitely follow her if you haven’t already!

Link to Pursuit of Wonderland’s:     Q&A      Blog      Twitter      Instagram

And now for the Q&A!

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THE BOOKS ON THE TOP OF MY TBR!

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Us bookworms have a forever increasing TBR pile, thanks to endless new releases and fantastic recommendations from friends, blogs and videos. I *literally* have hundreds of books I want to read but here are my current top five that I want to get round to as soon as I can!

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