August ’17 Haul & Wrap-up

September 1, 2017

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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    1. 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!

      1. Awww, thank you! That’s so nice of you. I hope you have a great reading month ahead of you! Some of mine are from NetGalley and the rest are usually from the publicists themselves. 🙂 I like both, but yeah, the print ARCs are definitely so nice to receive! Just try sending some requests to the publishing emails you find on the publicists’ websites (and sometimes the authors’ sites will give you an email address for their direct contact, too!). Good luck!

      1. 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!

    1. Amazing haul and wrap up, love! Also, I’m lowkey dying to read Paper Princess because this NA romance bug WON’T LEAVE MY SYSTEM! Happy September, beautiful! ?xx

    1. So many books!!!! I’m so impressed. Also, I LOVE The Fireman. Probably one of my top books of 2017!

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