October TBR

September was a bit of a funny reading month for me, I had a couple of DNF’s after a great run of books that I really enjoyed. One of those DNF’s was a book I’d looked forward too as well. Funny how that happens sometimes. Anyway, there are always more books out there waiting to be read and for October I’m hoping to enjoy these beauties…

Cold Storage by David Koepp

When Pentagon bioterror operative Roberto Diaz was sent to investigate a suspected biochemical attack, he found something far worse: a highly mutative organism capable of extinction-level destruction. He contained it and buried it in cold storage deep beneath a little-used military repository.

Now, after decades of festering in a forgotten sub-basement, the specimen has found its way out and is on a lethal feeding frenzy. Only Diaz knows how to stop it.

He races across the country to help two unwitting security guards—one an ex-con, the other a single mother. Over one harrowing night, the unlikely trio must figure out how to quarantine this horror again. All they have is luck, fearlessness, and a mordant sense of humor. Will that be enough to save all of humanity? 

I was gifted an e-arc of this. I’m actually over halfway through already and really enjoying it. It’s fast paced and fun to read.

The Amulet of Samarkand (Graphic Novel) by Jonathan Stroud

Nathaniel 11, magician apprentice, learns more challenging spells than his master assigns. He summons Bartimaeus, a 5000-year-old djinni, to assist in revenge against the proud ambitious Simon Lovelace by stealing his precious amulet. All are caught in a whirlwind of espionage, murder, and rebellion.

This is my bookgroups choice for the month. A while back when we were deciding on what to read over the year we realised that none of us had ever read a Graphic Novel, so we decided to give it a try!

The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt

Alice Wyndham has been plagued by visions of birds her whole life…until the mysterious Crowley reveals that Alice is an ‘aviarist’ capable of seeing nightjars, magical birds that guard human souls. When her best friend is hit by a car, only Alice can find and save her nightjar.

With Crowley’s help, Alice travels to the Rookery, a hidden, magical alternate London to hone her newfound talents. But a faction intent on annihilating magic users will stop at nothing to destroy the new aviarist. And is Crowley really working with her, or against her? Alice must risk everything to save her best friend–and uncover the strange truth about herself.

I was lucky enough to receive an e-arc of The Nightjar, which i’m thrilled about as it sounds like just the kind of book I enjoy. Its been sitting in my Netgalley list for a little while so it’s time I got to it!

Doing Time by Jodi Taylor

At some time in the future, the secret of time-travel became available to all. Chaos ensued as people sought to take advantage. Because there will always be nutters who want to change history…

And so the Time Police were formed. Internationally sanctioned thugs whose task it was to keep the timeline straight by any and all means possible. And they succeeded. The Time Wars are over. The Time Police won. But who will win the peace?

Doing Time follows three hapless new Time Police recruits – Jane, Luke and Matthew – as they try to navigate their first year on the beat. It’s all going to be fine. Obviously.

Another e-arc on my Netgalley list, Doing Time sounds like a great fun sci fi book and I’m very much looking forward to it.

After a run of crime book reads I’m going for a month of Sci-fi and Fantasy for October which are my main book loves, hopefully I won’t as many DNF’s as I have recently as well, all of these are right up my reading street.

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