This month, I attended some incredible shows, exhibitions and events, including the launch of Google's new Pixel phone. OBVIOUSLY Halloween ranked highly and I loved dressing up on not one but TWO occasions, including Maya Jama's super fun private party at Albert's in South Kensington. The best bits of October, below...

I've always been an avid reader. So much so, that I used to get teased at school because my best friend was the librarian. Thing is, jokes on them because it's been proven that reading a book has all sorts of benefits, from increasing your emotional intelligence, improving your relationships and reducing symptoms of depression, to name but a few.

There's just something about a well written book that can transport you to alternate universes, and there's nothing quite as enjoyable as immersing yourself into the pages. Each month, I've been sharing some recommendations in my highlights, and I often share my recommendations on Instagram under the hashtag #moorizzlareads, too. I figured there are more than enough of my faves to warrant a dedicated post, so here are 8 of my favourite books that I've read in recent months...

I guess you could say I lived out a Matilda-ish childhood, minus the dickhead parents. Having essentially taught myself how to read from before I could even crawl, reading always proved so, so much more compelling to me than the worms my friends enjoyed devouring aged 5, or the boys they liked to gossip over aged twelve till forever. But in an age where it’s all Netflix and chill, less and less people are picking up books. Indeed, according to the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, only 26% of pupils in England actually ‘like reading’, while a 2014 study found that ¼ of Americans hadn’t read a single book the previous year. Awful news not just because they’re going to be missing out on some serious gems aka the entire Jacqueline Wilson back-catalogue, Goosebumps, The Famous Five and etc - okay sorry let me get off memory lane – but seriously there are so many good books out there. And no you can’t just watch the movie. It’s not the same thing.
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