August Wrap-Up and Book Haul

I decided to take part in #ARCAugust so most of the books I read this month were ARCs I was trying to catch up on. As you can see, I managed to read 5 ARCs out of my list of 9 for #ARCAugust, which I’m really pleased about. It’s also a relief to have fewer books on my ARC TBR list. I was lucky enough to read some great books this month and #ARCAugust is definitely something I’ll participate in again. 

Books Read: 12
ARCs Read: 5
Favourite Book: All the Wicked Girls – Chris Whitaker
Least Favourite Book: Yesterday – Felicia Yap

Books Read in August

Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane [re-read] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Dry by Jane Harper [litsy whodunnit] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Yesterday by Felicia Yap [eARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Fireblood by Elly Blake [eARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen [Audiobook re-read] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
As If!: The Oral History of Clueless by Jen Chaney ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 
All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody [eARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Ms Marvel Vol. 3: Crushed by G. Willow Wilson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Dark Net by Benjamin Percy [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin [litsy re-read] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

August Book Haul

It’s been uncomfortably revealing writing down all the books I bought or received in August – I think I may have a book-buying problem. 🙈 (N.B. I have only included physical books in my haul list).

Books I Bought:

Murders in the Rue Morgue and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (Penguin Leatherbound Classics)
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon (Signed Hardcover)
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon (Signed Hardcover)
Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo (Waterstones Exclusive Edition)
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (Hardcover)
The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce (Goldsboro BOTM)
The Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker (Goldsboro Limited Edition)
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen (Goldsboro Limited Edition)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Folio Society)
Scream for Me by Karen Rose (Signed Hardcover)
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Paperback)
The Legend Trilogy by Marie Lu (Paperback)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Macmillan Collector’s Library)
Rupture by Simon Lelic (Hardcover)

ARCs / Review Copies: 

City of Circles by Jess Richards (ARC)
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (ARC)
The Fourteenth Letter by Claire Evans (Review Copy)
All the Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker (Review Copy)
Stockholm Delete by Jens Lapidus (Review Copy)
A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

Books I Received As Gifts:

The Muse by Jessie Burton (Hardcover)
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi (Paperback)
One of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus (Paperback)
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (Word Cloud Classics)
Can You Hear Me? by Elena Varvello (Hardcover)
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth (Hardcover)
The Suffragettes (Penguin Little Black Classics)
Harry Potter Box Set: The Complete Collection by J.K. Rowling (Children’s Hardback)
The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo (New Paperback Editions)

What was your favourite book of August? Apart from all my pre-orders for September, I’m definitely going to try buying fewer books so I can tackle my TBR pile.

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