March Wrap-Up & Book Haul

This month has really emphasised how much of a book-buying problem I have and encouraged me to reduce my spending. Here’s my wrap-up and book haul for March.

Books Read: 14
ARCs Read: 4
Favourite Books: To Kill A Kingdom / The Guernsey Literary / The Toymakers / Inspector Chopra
Least Favourite Book: The Queen’s Rising

Books Read in March

Rivals in the City by Y.S. Lee ⭐⭐⭐⭐
To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Guernsey Literary… by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths by Harry Bingham ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens [Serial Reader] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Folk by Zoe Gilbert ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Witchsign by Den Patrick [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty (Goldsboro Limited Signed Edition)
Folk by Zoe Gilbert (Goldsboro Signed BOTM)
Tin Man by Sarah Winman (Signed)
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gower (Waterstones Exclusive Signed Edition)
History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund
Blood and Sand by C.V. Wyk
The Queen of Bloody Everything by Joanna Nadin
The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross
Pacifica by Kristen Simmons
Educated by Tara Westover
Dune by Frank Herbert
Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao
The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw
Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller

The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan
Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova
It’s Hard to Be Hip Over Thirty by Judith Viorst (Persephone)
Alas, Poor Lady by Rachel Ferguson (Persephone)

The Jungle Books by Rudyard Kipling (Penguin Leatherbound)
Inspector Chopra and the Million-Dollar Motor Car by Vaseem Khan
Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh
State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury 
Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel
Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris
Angelology by Danielle Trussoni (Signed)
Dead as a Doornail by Charlaine Harris
Force of Nature by Jane Harper
Hamlet by William Shakespeare (Signature Shakespeare)
Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Signature Shakespeare)
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare (Signature Shakespeare)

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven (Signed)
The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris (Signed)
The Little Mermaid and Other Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen (Minalima)

ARCs/Review Copies/Giveaways:

The Language of Secrets by Ausma Zehanat Khan (No Exit Press)
Between the Blade and the Heart by Amanda Hocking (Tor)
The Wolf by Leo Carew (Wildfire)
Witchsign by Den Patrick (Harper Voyager)
The Sealwoman’s Gift by Sally Magnusson (Two Roads)
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody (Harper Collins)
Every Note Played by Lisa Genova (Readers First)
The Pharmacist’s Wife by Vanessa Tait (Readers First)

Books Received as Gifts:

Heartless by Marissa Meyer
The Chemist by Stephanie Meyer
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
Orphan X by Gregg Hurwitz

The Little Friend by Donna Tartt
Selected Tales by the Brothers Grimm (Penguin Leatherbound)
Heart of Iron by Ashley Poston (Owlcrate Edition)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol (Penguin Leatherbound)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte (Folio Society)
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks (Folio Society)
The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J Maas
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas
Heir Of Fire by Sarah J Maas
Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
A Pocketful of Crows by Joanne Harris (Signed)
Making the Monster by Kathryn Harkup
The Wicked Cometh by Laura Carlin
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters (Twentieth Anniversary Edition)
Safe by Ryan Gattis (Signed)
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston

In total, I accumulated 69 books this month, 25 of which were new-to-me books that I bought myself, which is absolutely ridiculous! I’m sticking to a strict budget for the next few months as I have so many amazing books on my TBR that I really want to read and no space for new books. 


  1. Luchia

    April 3, 2018 at 1:35 PM

    69 books?! Wow that’s a huge haul!
    I wish I could read To Kill a Kingdom all over again, Lira was such an awesome character! Looking forward to Ace of Shades being in a book box most likely so I can finally read it ^_^

    1. scorpiobookdreams

      April 3, 2018 at 1:47 PM

      I know! Definitely cutting down this month. I’m hoping I get Ace of Shades in a book box too as I’d like a hardback. So glad you love To Kill A Kingdom as much as I did!

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