What I’ve been Reading – Oct’21

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It’s been raining rejections in September but I am pleased to report one acceptance. I will let you know when I have more details of when it will be published!

I’ve picked up a variety of books to read last month. Alexander McCall Smith continues to reign at the top of my list!

The Bertie Project by Alexander McCall Smith

This is the next in the 44 Scotland Street Series. After wrapping up The Revolving Door of Life, I had to grab this one immediately! It’s an immensely entertaining read as I expected. Alexander McCall Smith writes a number of series and they’re all superb and subtly humorous which is his trademark style. I truly wonder how he does it!

The Women who Forgot to Invent Facebook and other stories by Nisha Susan

This book came highly recommended by many reviews, but I found it a mixed bag. The stories are set in the nineties mostly, and feature a generation on the cusp of internet freedom. That’s my generation, and it feels like I should’ve identified more with the characters, but somehow, I just didn’t.

Long Grey Beard and Glittering Eye

This is a collection published by The Fiction Desk. I wanted to submit stories to this journal but I’d never got a chance to read of their collections, so I bought this one and started reading it. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would!

Structuring your Novel by K.M. Weiland

K.M. Weiland is a successful fiction author in her own right and has penned several books that writers will find treasure troves of advice. This one is no different. I’ve read her previous books and started on this one as a precursor to writing my next novel.

I’ve had a wonderful time devouring these books and now looking forward to the next lot!

Let me know what you’ve been reading in the comments below!

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