August 2018 Book Haul

Good morning, book nerds!

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend! It was rainy and gross here, but that means I got some serious reading done. I started and finished my very first graphic novel (Fence Vol. 1), Christina Lauren’s newest romp (Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating), and dived into a new series. I’d tell you which one, but as of writing this I was still taking votes on IG. Beyond reading, I spent the rest of the weekend watching football with my boo who’s starting night school today!! ❤ I’m so excited he has the courage to dive in and try something new for our futures, but I’m also selfishly bummed that many of my evenings will now be lonelier without him! That just means I’ll need you guys to reach out Monday through Thursday to keep me distracted! Deal? Deal! =D


As y’all know most of August was devoted to reading (and catching up on) ARCs, so I was actually pretty good in terms of spending this month! Now if this haul included bookish goods (candles, sub boxes, etc) that would be a different story! But lucky for me I don’t have to tattle on myself just yet! Continue on — if you dare — to My August 2018 Book Haul!

The Physical Haul:

Purchased Via Amazon:bc1

Love Me Never by Sara Wolf – recommended by Alvarez Colleen via Goodreads
Burying Water by K.A. Tucker – recommended by my girl Lilly

Giveaways:BC2

Dear Evan Hansen ARC by Val Emmich – won via Lilly’s IG giveaway!
Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay – Gifted by Lindsay @BookieCrumbles
Beastly by Alex Flinn – Gifted by Lindsay @BookieCrumbles

Super Awesome Replacement Giveaways:BC3

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff*

*For those of you that don’t know, I came home one night and discovered — much to my horror — that my puppers had gone ape over my signed, personalized copy of Nevernight. Photos of the terror can be seen here. I put the destruction and crying emojis on Twitter and it took Jay (read: my hero) less than an hour to offer up a replacement. I was so shocked by this unsolicited act of kindness and I can’t stress to y’all how much it meant to me. Not only did Jay mail me a new signed & personalized copy, but he also included signed swag and some drawings — see Mr. Kindly above. I sent him a lengthy thank you note and included a picture of my Belle promising to treat this book better*

Twitter Acquired ARCs:BC1 (1)

Frankie by Shivaun Plozza – from Montana @BookBelles
Little Monsters by Kara Thomas – from Montana @BookBelles
Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves – from Montana @BookBelles

The Digital Haul:

Purchased Deals of the Day:BC4BC5

Jade City by Fonda Lee
The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
Lost Girl by Chanda Hahn
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser
The Big F by Maggie Ann Martin
The Chase by Elle Kennedy
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
At The Stroke of Midnight by Tara Sivec
Black Bird of the Gallows by Meg Kassel
Once Upon a Curse: 17 Dark Faerie Tales Anthology by Various Authors

Digital eARCs:BC6

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
Love and Other Secrets by Christina Mandelski – Check out my review & giveaway here!
100 Things To Do In Dallas Fort Worth Before You Die by Tui Snider

Reaching the end of this haul I know it doesn’t look as small as I claimed it would be, but my point was that I didn’t spend too much on books. My library was blessed with some epic giveaways and gifts this month and I couldn’t be more thankful! How were your August hauls? What was your favorite newly acquired book of the month? Have you read any of my newly hauled titles? Did we share any books this month? Let me know below!

And, as always, Happy Reading!

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27 thoughts on “August 2018 Book Haul

  1. Meeghan reads says:

    Jay is the greatest! I sent a signed copy of Lifelike to a friend overseas and it never arrived, so I asked if he would re-sign a copy and he sent me other bits as well to send. Basically the greatest human ever.
    Also, Fence!! Yay!! I can’t wait for the next issue!!!!!!

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    • Nerd Narration says:

      Yeah it’s so crazy too because she’s ALWAYS around my books and never does anything like that. My hubby thinks it’s because I had just finished a buddy read and it smelled like me and that’s why she was extra playful. The verdict is still out on the why, but I’m thanking all my lucky stars that Jay was able to replace it for me! =D

      Thanks for the love and the comment! ❤

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