Stacking the Shelves & Wrappin’ It Up August 2016

Stacking the Shelves 2016 Book Haul Monthly Wrap Up

I know everyone is saying it, and I say it every month (and should really change my tune), but honestly where is this year going? I’m starting to get excited about two weeks off over Christmas already! But that’s the one and only time I’m going to mention it until after Halloween, pinkie promise!

Don’t forget to enter my INT giveaway for a paperback copy of It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, AND I’m hosting a giveaway for a paperback copy of The Double Life of Mistress Kit Kavanagh (UK & Ire).

The Books:

For review this month, I received The Things I Should Have Told You by Carmel Harrington (which was beautifully packaged!), Harmony by Carolyn Parkhurst, and A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart. I also agreed to review a children’s picture book called A Child of Books. Picture books aren’t something I tend to buy or review, but this one is an ode to reading, so I thought I would give it a go.

This month I also purchased a couple of reads from The WorksThe Teacher, The Lives of Stella Bain, The Sunday Philosophy Club, Moving, Burnt Paper Sky, The Secret of Ella and Micha, I Let You Go, If She Did It, Pretty Is, The Daughter’s Secret, The Poison Artist, How Not To Disappear, Hidden Bodies, The Night Book, The Lie of You, Not Another Happy Ending, The Picture of Dorian Grey, The Economics Book, and The Sociology Book. I got them all for less than £40 including delivery, and it had been a little while since I’d splurged. OK, OK, I have no excuses, I’m an addict.

On the recommendation of Jean from Jean’s Bookish Thoughts on BookTube, I also picked up The Establishment from Waterstones, and while I was there A Short History of Nearly Everything caught my eye. It’s quite a chunky read, but from a quick flick through it, it seems to be really well written and very humorous.

 Movies and TV Shows:

I don’t think I watched a lot this month, or if I did I’m struggling to remember it… I’m back to watching Gilmore Girls again, I really want to see what all the fuss is about, and watch all of the old episodes before the new ones in November. I’m almost finished Season 2 at the minute.

Wrappin’ It Up!

In Case You Missed It:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Cover

This month I reviewed On The Other Side (4/5*), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (3.5/5*), It Ends With Us (4.5/5*), The Dark Days Club (4/5*), and Don’t Pee On My Leg And Tell Me It’s Raining (3.5/5*).

I was busy on the blog this month! I also wrote about why I’m breaking up with eBooks, and discussed eBooks versus paper books – the facts. I wrote a guest post over on Dani’s blog, Dani Reviews Things, for her event #NAAugust called New Adult Fiction Is Not Erotica, and I interviewed author Marina Fiorato (who wrote one of my favourite books of this year, The Double Life of Mistress Kit Kavanagh). I’m also giving away a copy of the book!

Finally, I did the Harry Potter Book Tag after reviewing the play, and did the Top Ten Tuesday for the top ten (really eight) books I still haven’t read since before I started blogging.

My most popular post in August was I’m Breaking Up With eBooks, and my most popular review was for It Ends With Us.

What did you get up to in the month of August? Share with me in the comments!

About Rachel

Avid reader & #bookblogger. Lover of all things business. A fan of drinks & dancing. Ever optimistic. Feminist.

7 Responses

  1. Thanks a lot for linking up! 🙂

    Sounds like you got some good deals – the Works is pretty amazing, although sometimes it can take some real digging to find the best stuff.


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