August ’17 Haul & Wrap-up

Another month has passed, and you know what that means… time for a haul and wrap-up post! I had a pretty decent reading month, and I stuck to my book ban fairly well! Though I did splurge on a few purchases, most of this month’s new additions to my shelves were given to me as ARCs. (Yay!)


August Wrap-up


Spellbook of the Lost and Found ★★★★★ (review)
All the Crooked Saints ★★★★★ (review)
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue ★★★★★ (review)
Flame in the Mist ★★★☆☆ (review)
Girls Made of Snow and Glass  ★★★★☆ (review)
The Wicker King ★★☆☆☆ (review)
All the Words are Yours ★★★★☆
Moxie ★★★★☆ (review)
Hyperbole and a Half (reread) ★★★★★
Locke & Key, Vol 2 ★★★★☆
House of Ash ★★★☆☆ (review)
Lighter Than My Shadow ★★☆☆☆
All Rights Reserved ★★☆☆☆ (review)
Monstress, Vol 1 ★★★★☆
An Enchantment of Ravens ★★★★★ (review)
The Wicked + The Divine ★★★★☆
Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise ★★★★★
Taproot ★★★★★
The Little Red Wolf ★★★★★

As you may have noticed, I read a lot of graphic novels this month! Rather than clutter your emails and WordPress Reader with a ton of separate reviews, I’ll be doing a few multi-mini-review posts during September to cover those. 😊

(Also, you may have noticed that I put The Dream Thieves in the photo, but not in the list… That’s because I took the photo a few days ago, and thought for sure I’d have finished the book by the time I posted this. Nahhhh.)
Average rating for the month: 4.0/5
Percentage of August TBR completed: 43% (ouch!)

Now, on to the hauls…

Print Haul: $$$


(Like I said, I managed to do pretty well and not buy a ton of new books this month!)

Shades of Magic trilogy – V.E. Schwab
The Fireman – Joe Hill
Nevernight – Jay Kristoff
The Hearts We Sold – Emily Lloyd-Jones (OC box)
Sleepy Hollow and Other Short Stories – Washington Irving (OC box)
The Beasties – William Sleator

Print Haul: ARCs



(And, technically, two finished copies sent for review!)

Sublime Karma – Peyton Garver (released)
Girls Made of Snow and Glass – Melissa Bashardoust (Sep 17) (I already had a cover-less ARC, but Flatiron was kind enough to send me a finished ARC)
Between the Blade and the Heart – Amanda Hocking (Jan 18)
The Hanging Girl – Eileen Cook (Oct 17)
The Ravenous – Amy Lukavics (Sep 17)
The Night Market – Jonathan Moore (Jan 18)
The Devils You Know – M.C. Atwood (Oct 17)
Alone – Cyn Balog (Nov 17)
Black Bird of the Gallows – Meg Kassel (Sep 17)
An Enchantment of Ravens – Margaret Rogerson (Sep 17)
The Last Namsara – Kristen Ciccarelli (Oct 17)
Dear Martin – Nic Stone (Oct 17)
Girl Made of Stars – Ashley Herring Blake (May 18)

eBook Haul: $$$


The Problem With Forever – Jennifer L. Armentrout
Daughters Unto Devils – Amy Lukavics
The Abyss Surrounds Us – Emily Skrutskie
Charnel House – Graham Masterton
The Female of the Species – Mindy McGinnis
Paper Princess – Erin Watt

eBook Haul: NetGalley + Edelweiss


The Hollow Girl – Hillary Monahan (Oct 17)
Fortitude Smashed – Taylor Brooke (Sep 17)
Wild Beauty – Anna-Marie McLemore (Oct 17)
Starfish – Akemi Dawn Bowman (Sep 17)
The Doll House – Phoebe Morgan (Sep 17)
Water Memory – Mathieu Reynes (Sep 17)
Taproot – Keezy Young (Sep 17)
The Little Red Wolf – Amélie Fléchais (Oct 17)
The Tea Dragon Society – Katie O’Neill (Oct 17)
You Bring the Distant Near – Mitali Perkins (Sep 17)
The Park Bench – Christophe Chaboute (released)
Brooding YA Hero – Carrie Ann DiRisio (Oct 17)

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16 thoughts on “August ’17 Haul & Wrap-up

  1. Nerd Narration says:

    Your reading accomplishments continue to inspire and amaze me! I spent a long time last night outlining a thorough schedule for September so hopefully that helps me hit some of these higher reading goals! Also as for your physical ARCs are those won from GR/sent from Netgalley or do you go to the publishers directly? I’d love to learn how to maximize my physical ARCs because I prefer print over my kindle ARCs….that’s not to say that I’m not over the moon about getting digi ARCs too! =D Thanks again for continuing to guide me into this crazy book community!


    • Destiny @ Howling Libraries says:

      This was a very good month for print ARCs for me! I usually only average a couple per month so August was definitely a surprise and I think I will slow down on requesting and accepting the ones offered to me for the next few months so I can work on my released TBR books, too. 🙂 Thank you!

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