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Book Club | October 2019 Roundup

And just like that October is over. Our book club theme for the month was 'by an author with an alliterative name', and there was one author in particular who was a popular choice! Here are a selection of the titles read and reviewed over the past few weeks...

This month’s @bloggersbookshelf book club theme is ‘books by authors with alliterative names’ and I don’t think I’m the only person to choose Rainbow Rowell’s Wayward Son as my pick for the month! Wayward Son is quite a different story from its predecessor, Carry On. Although it deals very much with the aftermath of the events in the first book, Wayward Son takes us away from the magical school setting of Carry On and introduces the reader to a completely different kind of magical world in the U.S.A. I actually think I enjoyed Wayward Son slightly more than Carry On. Maybe that’s because I liked the exploration of how the characters are dealing with the events of the first book or maybe it’s just because I love a road trip story. Probably both. Either way, this is an excellent follow up to Carry On and I can’t wait for the third in the series! - #vsco #vscocam #bloggersbookshelf #bookshelfbookclub #waywardson #rainbowrowell #bookreview #bookstagram #vscobooks #bookbloggers #bookworm #booklove #prettybooks #beautifulbooks #instabooks #bibliophile #igreads #booklover #ya #yabooks #yabookstagram
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Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

"This sequel to Carry On was brilliant! I loved getting back into this world and following Simon and Baz across America. The additional characters were a lot of fun, too, and I can't wait for the next book which doesn't have a release date yet." - Anjali

On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

"For this month's book club I picked up the audiobook version of On The Jellicoe Road. I thought the concept and mystery elements of the story were interesting but I think I would have enjoyed it more in a different format." - Erin

"Witches are not so delicate", I said ✨ • Believe the hype, believe the accolades and nominations, Madeline Miller's Circe was an absolute treasure to read. I may be biased as I am on a big of a Greek mythology binge (having finished both Mythos and Silence of the Girls this year) but this retelling of the infamous witch of Aiaia was more than magical. Part love story, part family drama, and 100% a true hero's journey, Miller's retelling manages to capture the more human side to Circe that (imo) we always need lay buried in between the lines of the more male dominated legacies of the traditional myths✨ • @bloggersbookshelf #BookshelfBookClub #Circe #madelinemiller #myths #greekmythology #mythsandlegends #bookstagram #bookblogger #bookreview #booksofinstagram #currentlyreading #igreads #myreadinglife #booksbooksbooks
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Pumpkinheads by Rainbow Rowell

"Pumpkinheads is a graphic novel illustrated by Faith Erin Hicks, and is everything you'd expect a Rainbow Rowell story to be. It's sweet, it's funny, it's set in an adorable location (hello pumpkin patch!), and the characters are a dream. This is going to be a book I see myself picking up every year in our Southern Hemisphere autumn, and in October at Halloween time. So cute!" - Anjali

We'll be introducing November's book club tomorrow so don't forget to check back! Use the hashtag #bookshelfbookclub and tag @bloggersbookshelf to share your photos and mini reviews with us throughout the month.

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