Wrap-up & Book Haul: [N.E.W.T.’s & ARC] August

Wrap-up

You all know by now how hectic my life has been lately. If you’ve missed it – where have you been?!  – you can just check out this post? I guess? Anyway!
August was all about getting my N.E.W.T.’s and reading some ARC’s, so that’s exactly what I did reading-wise.

Let’s see whether I did good or not, huh!Books I read

FOR ARC AUGUST

One Day in DecemberHarshvilleSometime After MidnightDo Not Disturb: Be careful who you let inside . . .

HOW DID MY N.E.W.T.’S GO?

POTIONS: O
A:  Has a name of a color in the title [Out of the Blue – Sophie Cameron]
E: Read a book with a male lead character [A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman]
O: Book over 350 pages long [One Day in December – Josie Silver (EARC)]

Out of the BlueA Man Called OveOne Day in December

TRANSFIGURATION: E
A: Book with a grey cover [Hollow City #2 – Ransom Riggs]
E: Book from an author you haven’t read anything of before [Harshville – Olivia Wildenstein (EARC)]
O: Read a book set in a kingdom / with royals

Hollow City (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #2)Harshville

HERBOLOGY: O
A: Book with a green cover [Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell]
E: Book with illustrations [Kitchen Princess – Miyuki Kobayashi]
O: Book with air, light, sun or water in the title [Northern Lights #1 – Philip Pullman]

FangirlKitchen Princess: Search for the Angel CakeNorthern Lights (His Dark Materials, #1)

CHARMS: O
A: Read a book with magic in it [Legendary – Stephanie Garber]
E: A book with a cover that charmed you [Sometime After Midnight – L. Philips]
O: A book that you think will leave a mark [Do Not Disturb – Claire Douglas (EARC)]

Legendary (Caraval, #2)Sometime After MidnightDo Not Disturb: Be careful who you let inside . . .

SUMMARY
Total number of books read: 11

My haul

SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

These Rebel Waves (Stream Raiders, #1)Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons series)

OTHER BOOKS I BOUGHT

Sometime After Midnight

I actually am pretty darn proud of myself when it comes to my book haul! I ordered four different book boxes, of which three have arrived and one hasn’t yet. Apart from that I only bought one more book – and that’s only because I had issues with my eARC but I really, really wanted to read it anyway.
Job well done, I’d say!

How was your month? What was the best and worst book you read?
How many books did you haul?

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12 thoughts on “Wrap-up & Book Haul: [N.E.W.T.’s & ARC] August

  1. I had huge plans for my NEWTs, and I still did kind of well, but I got busy in the second half of the month and couldn’t read as much as I wanted 😦 It’s disappointing tbh

    There are some beautiful covers in this post! Sometime After Midnight looks great, so I’m not surprised you chose it for the cover that charmed you prompt 😀

    I ordered one book this month that 1) I want to read, 2) will need to read because I want to base my university thesis on it. It’s No Man Of Woman Born by Ana Mardoll 😀 (I also have two pre-orders I’m looking forward to, but the books only come out in October and it usually takes 2-3 weeks for Book Depository packages to arrive…)

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    1. Honestly, I thought I would be able to tick off my entire TBR in August but life had other plans! I was supposed to read four more books, but it just.. wouldn’t work, haha.

      Right?! I absolutely love the cover of Sometime After Midnight. The LGBTQ-factor added even more love and after reading it.. Yup, lovely book, haha.

      Ooh, I looked it up on Goodreads and now want a copy as well! Simply the note alone!
      “Note: No trans or nonbinary characters were killed in the making of this book. Trigger warnings and neopronoun pronunciation guides are provided for each story.”
      Like.. YES PLEASE?!!
      Pre-orders through BD suck sometimes.. I’ve been preordering more and more through Amazon because they deliver way faster most of the time. :/ Not to mention how many times a book from BD didn’t even show up..

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    2. Same tbh, life Happened and suddenly reading disappeared 😀

      Oooh pronunciation guides, nice! I didn’t know it had those, but I knew it has tons of trans and enby people.

      Yeah but you know. Amazon has shipping :/ I’d rather wait more and get it cheaper I guess. Thankfully my BD orders always arrived so far!

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    3. That and there was this one book I wasn’t feeling, but I refused to give up on it and now I’m struggling with its sequel. Once I got that one done, reading life will be good again!

      Also love the trigger warnings!

      Hm. Amazon never adds any shipping when I order books. It does with other stuff, but never books. Stupid it does do that with you. :/

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    4. I’m struggling with one of my books as well but I want to finish it 😦

      huh, that’s weird O_O I’m glad it’s like that for you though!

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