July Wrap Up and Book Haul

I was doing really well this month until three parcels from friends arrived that added to my haul (not that I’m complaining!). I found the time to read quite a few books in July and ended up enjoying the majority, even discovering some new favourites.

Books Read: 21

ARCs Read: 7

Favourite Books: The Serpent King / Gods of Jade and Shadow Red, White & Royal Blue

Least Favourite Book: The Shadowhunter’s Codex

Books Read in July

The Perfect Assassin by K.A. Doore ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Shadowhunter’s Codex by Cassandra Clare ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson ⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heartstopper: Volume 2 by Alice Oseman ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gravemaidens by Kelly Coon ⭐️⭐️⭐️
What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
How Death Becomes Life by Joshua Mezrich ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Stormtide by Den Patrick ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Giant Days, Volume 9 by John Allison ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Child by Fiona Barton ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Sanctuary by V.V. James ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

July Book Haul

New-to-Me Books I Bought:

The White Road by John Connolly (Signed)
Queen of Air and Darkness 
by Cassandra Clare
The City of Lost Fortunes by Bryan Camp
The Beautiful Ones by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

The Definitive Good Omens: Occult Edition by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman
Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (Owlcrate)
Heartstopper: Volume 2 by Alice Oseman (Signed)
Three Women by Lisa Taddeo (Foyles Signed Exclusive)
Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Goldsboro)
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner 

ARCs/Review Copies:

What She Found in the Woods by Josephine Angelini (Macmillan)
Sanctuary by V.V. James (Gollancz)
The Girl at the Window by Rowan Coleman (Ebury)
Sarong Party Girls by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan (Readers First)
Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan (Hodderscape)
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh (Hodderscape)

Books Received as Gifts:

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (Signed)
There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon (Signed)
The Chain by Adrian McKinty (Signed)
Fire Starters by Jan Carson

For most of August, I’ll be focusing on any ARCs I need to read as I’m participating in #ARCAugust which I found really helpful last year.

I have two books and two book boxes ordered for August but I’ve already read two of them and another is an ARC on my list so, hopefully, I can avoid adding too many new books to my TBR pile.


  1. Lorryn

    31 July 2019 at 6:18 PM

    You had an amazing July! I’m planning on reading Gods of Jade and Shadow in August and I’m so excited!

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      2 August 2019 at 12:09 AM

      Thanks! I really hope you love it as much as I did. It reminded me of the Bear and the Nightingale which is one of my favourite books.

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