August Wrap Up and Book Haul

I took part in ARC August again this year so my main reading aim for this month was to read as many of my current ARCs as possible. I also hoped to reduce my book buying.


Books Read: 19

ARCs Read: 11

Favourite Books: The Ten Thousand Doors of January / Bloodchild

Least Favourite Books: I hope this reaches her in time / Imaginary Friend


Books Read in August

The Chain by Adrian McKinty ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I hope this reaches her in time by R.H. Sin ⭐️⭐️
The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee [eARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dead Voices by Katherine Arden [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Loki: Where Mischief Lies by Mackenzi Lee [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Sonnets by William Shakespeare ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Deeplight by Frances Hardinge [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan [ARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron [eARC] ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Bloodchild by Anna Stephens ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky [e-ARC] ⭐️⭐️


August Book Haul

New-to-Me Books I Bought:

Dark Age by Pierce Brown (Illumicrate Exclusive)
Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare (Signed)

Bought/Traded Books I’ve Already Read:

The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang (Signed Illumicrate)
Bloodchild by Anna Stephens (Goldsboro)
The Merciful Crow 
by Margaret Owen (Fairyloot)
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab

ARCs/Review Copies:

Deeplight by Frances Hardinge (Macmillan)
The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow (Orbit)


I read eleven ARCs this month which has left me with only one physical ARC on my TBR and a few on NetGalley. I just need to start writing my reviews for as many of these as possible before I forget everything.

As for my book buying, I bought five books and traded for one. Out of these, only two need to be added to my TBR pile. I’m really pleased with how restrained I was and hope I can continue the good behaviour throughout September.

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