Five Books On My TBR – October 2021


Hello everyone,

As it edges worryingly towards the 250-mark, my Goodreads TBR is looking as unhealthy as ever, but is that not just normal for us readers?! All the same, my commitment to getting through that growing list of books remains unwavering.

Today I am sharing five more of my recent additions to the list. Some I aim to get to quite soon; others might sadly have to wait a little bit longer before being picked up. Away we go…



The Whistling by Rebecca Netley

I have seen several positive reviews of this one lately and it looks like the perfect type of book for this time of year! To be honest, I love anything that is complex, Gothic, and just a little bit spooky, so I am very confident I will enjoy this one when I read it.

The blurb ticks all the boxes. In 2021 I have surrounded myself with lots of haunting reads and this one, with its tantalising Scottish setting, is an ideal addition to the list.


The Hawthorne Legacy by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

This is the sequel toย The Inheritance Games, a book that I really enjoyed when I read it last year. It was full of twists and intricate puzzles; just an all-round exciting ride. And after that startling cliffhanger, I am very much looking forward to finding out what happens next!

One of the things to look out for is what we will find out about the characters. All four of the Hawthorne brothers are enigmatic and I have the feeling that there is lots more to discover about them.


Dangerous Women by Hope Adams

I am buddy reading this one in December and cannot wait! Any novel containing strong female characters is likely to catch my eye and for that reason I was immediately struck by the title. The concept is intriguing too, with the promise of a suspenseful mystery taking place within a claustrophobic setting.

The fact that all the women involved in the women are convicts makes the mystery all the more appealing, and I am sure that it will keep me guessing throughout!


The Night She Disappeared by Lisa Jewell

Every new release by Lisa Jewell is a must-read, and this is no exception. Having read seven of her previous books, I know to expect a thriller that delivers excellent character development and an interesting, steadily paced plot.

From the blurb, I am excited to see how the missing person/cold case aspect plays out, and the dual timelines usually always guarantees something enthralling. As a massive fan of Jewell’s writing, I cannot wait to find out what she has put together here.


The Key In The Lock by Beth Underdown

I was recently lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book via Netgalley, and shall be buddy reading it in November. As well as the concept and the cover, I was drawn to it by the fact it has been compared to historical fiction novels by some of my absolute favourite authors.

Beth Underdown’s previous bookย The Witchfinder’s Sister has been on my TBR for a long time now, so if I love this, it will be the prompt I need to finally pick up that one!


Letโ€™s Chat

Have you read any of these books? If you have, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!

11 thoughts on “Five Books On My TBR – October 2021

  1. it’s definitely normal for us readers. every time i get my TBR down to a reasonable number, i find at least 10 more books i want to add to it ๐Ÿ˜‚ seen a lot of people talk about The Inheritance Games and The Hawthorne Legacy recently. it’s not normally something i would read but i’m really intrigued by them!

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  2. My TBR is always growing far out of my control !! You are not alone ๐Ÿ˜‚ The Whistling sounds interesting like you say perfect for this time of year and I am always drawn to Scottish settings. The Key in the Lock is another that grabs my attention. I hope you end up enjoying all these reads !!

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    1. It’s always the way, isn’t it – so many books and so little time!! I am excited by The Whistling and The Key In The Lock – I agree, there is always something intriguing or atmospheric about Scottish settings! Happy reading to you too, Sophie ๐Ÿ™‚

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