Monthly Summary: October 2021

Welcome to another Monthly Summary on Pages and Tea.

October has been another slow-paced month of reading but what I read I enjoyed. I focussed on books for Readers Imbibing Peril, an event that concludes this month. As always I’ve enjoyed participating and reading a spooky-ish read or two.

First up this month, Crooked House by Agatha Christie, a murder mystery featuring a country estate and a family which provides a whole host of potential suspects. This is a standalone story and doesn’t feature one of Christie’s well-known detectives and I enjoyed all the different possibilities thrown up before the truth was revealed.

Next I ventured to Baneberry Hall as I read Home Before Dark by Riley Sager. It is a story within a story featuring a potentially haunted house with a troubled history, and a woman who spent a few brief weeks there in her childhood before the family fled the house, never to return, leaving all their possessions behind who reluctantly returns to find out what happened all those years ago. I enjoyed the mystery, and the way to two stories unfolded. Perfect reading for these darker autumn nights.

And my latest read, which I’ll probably talk about again as I certainly won’t finish it this month – ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King. This is another reread. I’ve decided to try it again because it’s a great book to wind up spooky season, and also one of the characters features in the next Dark Tower book that I’ll pick up at some point soon, so I wanted to remind myself of the story before I continue with the Tower.

Away from the books I indulged my liking for autumn with an updated edition of the Finally Fall Book Tag. It’s one I’ve completed for a couple of years now and I like picking out new books to suit the theme.

Here’s what happened on Pages and Tea during October…

Book Reviews

CrookedHouse HomeBeforeDark

Crooked House by Agatha Christie

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager

Featured Posts

Booking Ahead

October 2021

Reading Review

Reading Resolutions 2021

October Progress

Beat the Backlist Challenge Progress

Read-A-Thon Updates

#RIPXVI – Readers Imbibing Peril XVI – Sign Up and Progress Post



#RIPXVI – Readers Imbibing Peril XVI


4 thoughts on “Monthly Summary: October 2021

  1. Tammy says:

    I did not know that a character from Salem’s Lot appears in The Dark Tower series! And I’ve read both books but probably years apart so I wouldn’t remember 😁


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