October Reading List: what did you read this month?

Pet Shop Boys versus America by Chris Heath. This is to the Pet Shop Boys what Truth or Dare is to Madonna.

A Kind of Spark by Elle McNicoll is one of the best children’s books I have read in a long, long time. Aimed at age 9+ this is a wonder of a book that finally represents neuro-diverse children in a positive and realistic way. Everyone needs to read this.

TARDIS type 40 Instruction Manual is the perfect book for any Doctor Who fan. My kids love Doctor Who and they have been dipping into this book just as much as I have.

Between the Stops by Sandi Toksvig. What a wonderful memoir; Toksvig shares scenes from her life as we travel with her around London on her favourite bus route. We learn just as much about the history of London as we do about her.

Lady in Waiting by Anne Glenconner. This is the perfect companion to Netflix’s The Crown; Glenconner was lady-in-waiting and lifelong friend to Princess Margaret. The book even opens with Helena Bonham-Carter popping round for tea to discuss Margaret in preparation for playing her on screen.

For me, though, the book left a nasty aftertaste. Glenconner’s story only highlights the extreme wealth and privilege enjoyed by the aristocracy and monarchy. It is time to change the system; no-one should be entitled to such vast amounts of land and wealth.

What have you been reading this month? Let me know in the comments below!

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