What I read in October 2022
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What I Read in October 2022

What I Read in October 2022

It’s time to look back at what I read in October 2022. This month I managed to read 5 books. Not that many but I’m still coming out of a reading slump and it’s the busiest time for publishing so a lot of focus has been on work reading.

These are books I read in October 2022.

Heartstopper Vol. 4 by Alice Oseman

The last published book in the Heartstopper series by Alice Oseman. There are still more books to come, with this story ending on a slight cliffhanger for the next, which will be the latest in the overall series. This book focuses a lot on Charlie’s eating disorder and Nick’s support and confusion over how best to support him. It’s really great and hard-hitting, whilst also being so warm and lovely to read. You really root for Nick and Charlie.

Cassandra Speaks by Elizabeth Lesser

This non-fiction book looks at the treatment of women in ancient Greek myths, alongside other modern situations and how stories from the past impact today.

It Won’t Be Christmas Without You by Beth Reekles

My first Christmas novel of 2022. It was a slight disappointment – the characters were impossible to tell apart in the audiobook, and there was a clip of unedited audio left in the book – but it was still Christmassy enough and had a nice message about family.

Madly, Deeply: The Alan Rickman Diaries

I was desperate to read this from the moment it was announced – and it was sanctioned by his wife, who was heavily involved in the editing. It was a lovely thing to enter the mind of an actor I highly esteemed.

He was clearly very intelligently and cared about his craft. Yes, on occasion he came across as bitchy and obnoxious, but it was his diary. If you were to look through mine, you’d more likely find me whinging and bitching than saying ‘what a lovely person’ or ‘they did a great job.’ It’s a place to vent. But one’s thing is clear, he loved the people in his life and they obviously loved him.

Beyond the Wand by Tom Felton

And finally, another Harry Potter cast member memoir. This time from Tom Felton, aka Draco Malfoy. I waited an extra week from the hardback publication to get the audiobook, as Tom narrates his own book. It was a lovely and funny read, with Tom’s very energetic narration – you can tell he’s having a lot of fun and just being himself.

Some of the chapters are really sweet – especially when he’s speaking about his many Harry Potter cast mates who he clearly respects and loves. There were some also hard-hitting chapters and you really feel for him. But mostly he just comes across as a lovely bloke you could have a good chat and pint with.

What books did you read in October 2022? Let me know in the comments below.

Love Ellie x

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