Another month has passed, and it’s time for another haul post! This was the final month of my book ban, but… I didn’t do a very good job of sticking to it.
I originally planned on going back on a book ban immediately after placing a few orders, but have decided instead to just impose some strict limitations on myself for the rest of 2018:
1. No purchasing a book unless I am going to read it within TWO (2) WEEKS of acquiring it!
1b. THIS INCLUDES KINDLE SALES.
2. No pre-ordering a book unless I HONESTLY plan on reading it immediately upon release. (See rule #1)
3. Choosing a scheduled review date for each ARC before requesting/accepting it. Looking at my planner and seeing how easy or difficult it will be to fit the review into the ideal time frame is something that helps me a LOT with weeding out the ARCs that I don’t really want to commit to.
4. Only buying books I feel very optimistic about. If I think there’s any chance at all I would give it less than 4 stars, it has to come from Scribd or the library.
Okay, those are the new rules! They’re going into place for the rest of 2018 as a trial run, but if it goes well, I think I’ll make them a permanent thing. Mainly because I am out of shelf space AGAIN and have to go purchase a new bookcase next month.
New this month: STATISTICS!
A lot of you have been telling me how much you love my statistics and charts lately, so I’m going to start incorporating them in my monthlies (haul, wrap-up, TBR)!
Total Hauled This Month: 59
(Click the titles for Goodreads links!)
ARCs & Review Copies:
(for some reason, August was the month where everyone sent me random surprise gifts, and I literally cried over basically all of them because I have the best bookish family in the whole wide world and I love all of you tremendously)
Running With Lions * // The Kiss Quotient ** // Starfish ** // The Prince and the Dressmaker *** // Amina’s Voice *** // The Bird Eater **** // The Mortal Instruments: The Graphic Novel, Vol 1 ***** // Sleeping Giants ****** // Deep Roots *******
* trade // ** thank you, Katy! // *** thank you, Madalyn! // **** thank you, Jes! // ***** thank you, Terry! // ****** thank you, Kaylin! // ******* thank you, 24in48readathon hosts/TorDotCom!
The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away // The Good Demon // Heretics Anonymous // Other Words for Smoke // Since We Last Spoke // Dreaming Darkly // Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss // The Meaning of Birds // If You’re Out There // City of Ghosts // Priest of Bones // We Sold Our Souls // Something Borrowed, Something Blood-Soaked // Kingdom of Needle and Bone // An Anonymous Girl // Kill Hill Carnage // Suspended in Dusk II