July Wrap-Up and Book Haul

I was on holiday for two weeks at the beginning of July and came back to a small mountain of post which made me realise I really need to cut back on my book buying. During the last two weeks I haven’t bought a single book. I can’t even remember the last time that happened!

Books Read: 18
ARCs Read: 4
Favourite Books: ADSOM / Godblind & Darksoul / What If It’s Us
Least Favourite Book: Jackaby

Books Read in July

Nyxia by Scott Reintgen ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Dreams of Gods and Monsters by Laini Taylor ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
You by Caroline Kepnes ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Devil’s Garden by Richard Montanari ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Godblind by Anna Stephens ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Jackaby by William Ritter ⭐⭐⭐
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab ⭐⭐⭐⭐
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wrecker by Noel O’Reilly [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Darksoul by Anna Stephens [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke [Litsy Whodunnit] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wildcard by Marie Lu [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

July Book Haul
New-to-Me Books I Bought / Traded:

Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (Trade)
Ink by Alice Broadway
American Panda by Gloria Chao
An Almond for a Parrot by Wray Delaney
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno (Signed)
Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton (Signed Fairyloot Exclusive)
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (Goldsboro Signed and Numbered)

Bought / Traded Books I’ve Already Read:

My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows (Litjoy Signed Exclusive)
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows (Owlcrate Signed Exclusive)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (Ravenclaw Edition)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (Hufflepuff Edition)
There There by Tommy Orange (Signed)
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Subterranean Press)
The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Subterranean Press)
The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Subterranean Press)
The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden (Signed US)

ARCs/Review Copies:

Darksoul by Anna Stephens (Harper Voyager)
The Mermaid by Christina Henry (Titan)
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier (Corvus, Readers First)
The Island by M.A. Bennett (Hot Key, Readers First)

Books Received as Gifts:

Beneath the Haunting Sea by Joanna Ruth Meyer
Daughters of the Storm by Kim Wilkins
Night Flights by Philip Reeve (Signed)
Temeraire by Naomi Novik (Waterstones Exclusive)

The books listed above are all ones I’d ordered before France so hopefully next month will be a more accurate reflection of my new book-buying resolution!


  1. Aj @ Read All The Things!

    August 1, 2018 at 3:36 PM

    Congrats on not buying any books. I’m trying to cut down, too. My TBR shelf is overflowing. Enjoy your new ones. I hope you have a good August!
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      August 1, 2018 at 3:38 PM

      You too! I hope you managed to tackle some of your TBR shelf.

  2. Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

    August 2, 2018 at 7:34 PM

    18 books in one month is really impressive! Also impressive is that you haven’t bought books in the past two weeks. Congrats! Are you going to be reading Nyxia Unleashed? Have a great August. 🙂
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      August 2, 2018 at 8:04 PM

      Thank you! I’ve actually just bought Nyxia Unleashed for £8.95 because that’s basically a bargain price! 😂

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