2020 READING CHALLENGE | WHAT I'VE READ IN OCTOBER

October has been ok reading month, more prompts for the popsugar reading challenge have been ticked off.


The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath 
I picked The Bell Jar for the prompt a book written in the 20th century. It's a classic I had been meaning to read for awhile so I'm glad I managed to fit it in for the challenge. In case you haven't heard of The Bell Jar it's about the life of Esther Greenwood who is a college student who dreams of becoming a poet. She is selected for a month long internship at ladies day magazine. But in New York she struggles with her identity and societal norms. 


The Five, the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the ripper, by Hallie Rubenhold.
I picked this for the prompt a book on a subject you know nothing about. I found the lives of these women really interesting and Hallie really has brought them to life as all the focus has been on the ripper himself not the lives of these ladies until now. 



The Jane Austen Bookclub by Karen Joy Fowler
I'm counting this one even though I didn't finish it. I picked if for the prompt a book about a book club. It seems to be a book that has quite a few low ratings on goodreads. I found it to be incredibly boring and just couldn't continue with it.



The House Guest by Mark Edwards 
I picked this for the prompt a book from your favourite past popsugar challenge prompt. With this being my first year at doing the challenge I chose to look back at past ones and picked out a thriller. The House Guest by Mark Edwards was such a gripping read. It's one of them books that you find yourself flying through and end up reading quickly.


Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik 
Spinning Silver is a beautifully written retelling of Rumpelstiltskin. I picked this for the prompt a book with gold, silver or bronze in the title. I absolutely loved this book so if you are into retellings of fairytales or the fantasy genre than definitely check this one out.

The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes 
So the prompt I'm using it for is a Western.Now with this one there has been mixed thoughts on whether it meets the prompt or not. I've decided to use it as I really don't need to more books as my tbr pile is overflowing and I'm running out of places to store my books.  I love Jojo Moyes and the Giver of stars is now one of my favourites by her. It's about the packhorse librarians of Kentucky.