Ahh autumn my favourite time of year, Hallowe’en is my favourite holiday, the leaves all fall to the floor and make a nice crunchy sound, pumpkins are getting ready for carving and with all this there needs to be a new reading list! These are the books I’ve chosen from my long line of to read books that I’ve chosen for October. I’m so excited to get these started and will let you know how they are!
LILY OF THE NILE BY STEPHANIE DRAY
According to Amazon: Heiress of one empire and prisoner of another, it is up to the daughter of Cleopatra to save her brothers and reclaim what is rightfully hers…
To Isis worshippers, Princess Selene and her twin brother Helios embody the divine celestial pair who will bring about a Golden Age. But when Selene’s parents are vanquished by Rome, her auspicious birth becomes a curse. Trapped in an empire that reviles her heritage and suspects her faith, the young messianic princess struggles for survival in a Roman court of intrigue. She can’t hide the hieroglyphics that carve themselves into her hands, nor can she stop the emperor from using her powers for his own ends. But faced with a new and ruthless Caesar who is obsessed with having a Cleopatra of his very own, Selene is determined to resurrect her mother’s dreams. Can she succeed where her mother failed? And what will it cost her in a political game where the only rule is win-or “die”?
THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND BY JULES VERNE
One of my favourite authors for his piece 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas. According to Amazon: In The Mysterious Island a group of men escape imprisonment during the American Civil War by stealing a balloon. Blown across the world, they are air-wrecked on a remote desert island.
In a manner reminiscent of Robinson Crusoe, the men apply their scientific knowledge and technical skill to exploit the island’s bountiful resources, eventually constructing a sophisticated society in miniature. The book is also an intriguing mystery story, for the island has a secret.
THE LAST WEREWOLF BY GLEN DUNCAN
For those of us who love fantasy and shape shifters…
According to Amazon: For two centuries Jacob Marlowe has wandered the world, enslaved by his lunatic appetites and tormented by the memory of his first and most monstrous crime. Now, the last of his kind, he knows he can’t go on. But as Jake counts down to demise, a violent murder and an extraordinary meeting plunge him straight back into the desperate pursuit of life.
Have you read any of these books or others by these authors? let me know what you thought of them in the comments below! Give me recommendations for what I should read next!