Book Reviews | October Reads


After a bumper marathon reading of a month in September, October has been a little bit on the slow side. I've only read 3 books, but the good news is that each of them were pretty ace. I hope you enjoy my October book reviews and hopefully I will have more for you next month!

Seven Brief Lessons On Physics - Carlo Rovelli

I never really liked science when I was at school and physics especially always seemed so complicated and farfetched to me. However when I spotted this book in Waterstones a couple of weeks ago I was really drawn to it - I liked the idea of the concepts of physics being simplified for ordinary people like me.

I really enjoyed this book - the concepts were presented in a way that was interesting without being confusing and I liked learning something new. However, my favourite thing about it was the fact that it reminded me that the universe is so big and we humans are so small and so coincidental. I think we could all do with that sort of perspective sometimes.

Bloom: navigating life and style - Estée Lalonde

I have to be honest that I'm always a bit sceptical when the big Youtubers release books - I'm always a little bit dubious about how authentic the content will be and whether it's all just a big marketing play. However, after reading a couple of great reviews I decided to pick a copy up, and I'm really glad I did.

I was totally blown away by how gorgeous this book was. The photography, the layout, the fonts - everything was just so beautifully put together and you could see how much time had been spent in the details. Plus Estée's writing is so honest and heartwarming that you can't help but be drawn in. This is such a perfect coffee table book.

Girl Up - Laura Bates

This is not only the best book that I've read this month, but one of the best books I've read this year. This book is aimed at a younger age bracket than the one I fall in to, but nonetheless, I found it incredibly inspiring. It calls out so much of the bullshit that us ladies have to put up with and offers practical, realistic ways to not only cope, but to make a difference.

I so so wish that this book had existed when I was a teenager and I wish that all teenage girls and boys could be issued with a copy - I think it would make a huge difference where sexism and gender equality is concerned.