August Wrap-Up and Book Haul

I can’t believe August is over and September is about to begin. I had another great reading month as I took part in ARC August and read some fantastic books.

Books Read: 18
ARCs Read: 10
Favourite Books: The Clockmaker’s Daughter / Spinning Silver / Damsel
Least Favourite Book: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas

Books Read in August

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Mirage by Somaiya Daud [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lost Creed by Alex Kava ⭐⭐⭐⭐
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The World of All Souls by Deborah Harkness ⭐⭐⭐
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Deepest Grave by Harry Bingham ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Night Flights by Philip Reeve ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Mermaid by Christina Henry ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Burning by Jane Casey [Litsy Whodunnit] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Damsel by Elana K Arnold [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas by Jules Verne [Serial Reader] ⭐⭐⭐
The Language of Secrets by Ausma Zehanat Khan [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐

August Book Haul
New-to-Me Books I Bought:

August Bought New

Lancelot by Giles Kristian
The Death of Mrs Westaway by Ruth Ware
Sanctuary by Caryn Lix (Litjoy Signed Exclusive)
Nyxia Unleashed by Scott Reintgen 
Vicious by V.E. Schwab (Signed Collector’s Edition)

Lost Boy by Christina Henry (Signed)
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James (Signed)
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker (Signed)

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas (Illumicrate Exclusive)
Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (Signed)
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (Fairyloot Exclusive)

ARCs/Review Copies:

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand (Harper 360, Trade)
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (Little Brown, Trade)
Damsel by Elana K Arnold (Harper 360, Trade)
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch (Harper 360)
Jiddy Vardy by Ruth Estevez (ZunTold)
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J Maas (Penguin)
The Light Between Worlds by Laura Weymouth (Chicken House)
The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides (Orion)

Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness (Headline)
Escape to the Paris Cheese Shop by Victoria Brownlee (Quercus)
One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn (Raven Books)

Books Received as Gifts:

Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (Signed US)
The Bird and the Blade by Megan Bannen
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers 
Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh

Most of my book haul this month consisted of ARCs so I’m really pleased. Usually, I buy way too many books but I think I’m finally managing to curb my spending. Hopefully, next month will go as well and I might even buy fewer than nine new books.


  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    31 August 2018 at 3:13 PM

    Wow, you read a ton. Most of them look pretty good, too. And you got Vicious! I need that book in my life. Have a good September!
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