Quick Lit: October

I’m so excited to link up with Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Quick Lit today! Fall is such a great reading time. As much I love a good mystery any time of the year, fall and winter just seem like especially good times for a darker book. Here’s what I’ve been reading so far in October.

The Lady Darby Series #2 Mortal Arts—Anna Lee Huber

I discovered this series last month. At first I was a little disappointed that our library only had the audiobooks, but once I heard the narrator, Heather Wilds, my opinion changed. The audiobook is such a great experience! She does such an incredible job with the accents and adds so much to these historic mysteries set in 1830’s Scotland.

In Mortal Arts, Kiera is still reeling from her confused feelings about investigator Sebastian Gage as she accompanies her sister’s family to Edinburgh. They are summoned to an old friend’s home to help with a strange situation, which quickly becomes much darker and more dangerous than they realized. Gage’s presence does nothing to help Kiera sort through her tangled emotions. She and Gage are forced to once again work together to clear an innocent man’s name—or is Kiera’s childhood mentor as innocent as she believes?

As soon as I finished this, I started book three. It’s been a long time since a series grabbed me the way this one has. Honestly, The Hunger Games was probably the last one I binged this fast. At the rate I’m going, I’ll have finished the entire series by Christmas.

We Have Always Lived in the Castle

I kept hearing this title described as a “creepy psychological thriller,” and it sounded like perfect October read. I finished it this past weekend, but even after mulling it over for a few days, I’m still not sure what to think about this book. It was definitely creepy and twisted.

I had a similar reaction after reading Rebecca for the first time. Like Rebecca, I plan to watch the movie and mull over this more in the days ahead.

What are you reading right now? Do you read seasonal books?

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