September Wrap-Up and Book Haul

I received some amazing proofs this month whilst also cutting down on the number of books I bought. My TBR pile is finally feeling a little more manageable.

Books Read: 20
ARCs Read: 5
Favourite Books: Strange the Dreamer / The Winter of the Witch / A Little Life / The Caged Queen
Least Favourite Book: Jar of Hearts

Books Read in September

Making the Monster by Kathryn Harkup ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrand [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Prince by Niccolò Machiavelli [Serial Reader] ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Winter of the Witch 
by Katherine Arden [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Jar of Hearts by Jennifer Hillier ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

One Would Think the Deep by Claire Zorn [ARC] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Poems to Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Beyond the Wall by James Lowder ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley [Litsy Whodunnit] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater [re-read] ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

Sea Witch by Sarah Henning (Fox & Wit)
The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp by Sarra Manning
Night by Elie Wiesel (Folio Society)
This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada
The Other Side of Lost by Jessi Kirby

Poems to Live Your Life By by Chris Riddell (Signed)
Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett
Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake (Trade)
Bruja Born by Zoraida Córdova (Trade)
Alienated by Melissa Landers (Trade)

Bought Books I’ve Already Read:

Darksoul by Anna Stephens (Goldsboro Limited Edition)
Time’s Convert by Deborah Harkness (Signed)
Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone (Signed)
The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (Signed)
Mirage by Somaiya Daud (Fairyloot Signed)

ARCs/Review Copies:

The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden (Ebury)
The Familiars by Stacey Halls (Bonnier Zaffre) 
The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner (Little, Brown)
The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli (Gollancz)
This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada (Penguin)
The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox (HarperCollins)
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab (Titan)
Light Years by Kass Morgan (Trade)

Books Received as Gifts / Giveaways:

Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller (Signed)
Cries Unheard by Gitta Sereny
City of Lies by Sam Hawke (Signed)
Beyond the Wall by James Lowder
A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin

I only bought seven new-to-me books this month which is the best I’ve done in a while. I’ve also had a massive clearout and reduced my TBR pile by about fifty books. Hopefully, this can continue until the end of the year and I can meet my unread shelf challenge of 275 books.


  1. Cora @ Tea Party Princess

    1 October 2018 at 12:56 PM

    It looks like you’ve read and received some amazing books in September!
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    1. scorpiobookdreams

      2 October 2018 at 3:12 AM

      It was a really great reading month for me. I hope yours was too!

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