August Inbox/Outbox

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Hello.

Another month has gone by so it’s time again for a monthly TBR check in. When I started these posts, I was sure that it will help me get a better handle on the out of control accumulation of books in my house. But I’m now resolved to the fact that the mountain is always going to be bigger than me and that I can never defeat it. Nowadays, I do these posts because I can at least gauge how much harder I have to work at ticking off all the books I’ve gotten for reviews.

Admittedly, this month was not a good month for getting through books that publishers have sent me. But the best thing about August is that I was able to get one book off my bucket list – which is Game of Thrones. I don’t know if I’ll ever write a review for this door stopper because I probably won’t have anything new to offer. What else is there to be said?

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I read 14 books this month, which is a good number from my perspective. I’m still ahead on my Goodreads goal but is still down from last year’s numbers.

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Easily, my favourite read this month is Sting by Sandra Brown. I’ve always loved her books, but I was so hooked on Sting. It had a great mystery, thrilling suspense, and a sexy romance. Everything I’ve come to love about Sandra’s books only amplified a hundred times. No joke.

My most disappointing read for this month was The Scorpion Rules (review to come).

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I never realized how insane August had been for book hauls. My. God. At the end of the day, I added 27 more books to the pile after reading 14. I want to weep.

  1. Angel of Oblivion by Maja Haderlap
  2. The Gauntlet/Amma’s Voice Chapter Samplers from Salaam Reads
  3. The Spawning Ground by Gail Anderson-Dargatz
  4. Nutshell by Ian McEwan
  5. The Swan Riders by Erin Bow
  6. The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine
  7. Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  8. Curious Minds by Janet Evanovich
  9. Everything You Want Me To Be by Mindy Mejia
  10. Little Heaven by Nick Cutter
  11. Never Too Late by Robyn Carr
  12. Not Even For Love by Sandra Brown
  13. Carolina Moon by Nora Roberts
  14. Divided in Death by JD Robb
  15. Three Fates by Nora Roberts
  16. Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger
  17. The Mystery Woman by Amanda Quick
  18. Dark Predator by Christine Feehan
  19. N-W by Zadie Smith
  20. The Average American Male by Chad Kultgen
  21. Whore by Nelly Arcan
  22. A Spell of Winter by Helen Dunmore
  23. When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin
  24. A World Without You by Beth Revis
  25. The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan
  26. Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
  27. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  28. Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
  29. Sting by Sandra Brown
  30. Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
  31. All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood
  32. A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
  33. Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake
  34. Vicarious by Paula Stokes
  35. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
  36. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  37. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
  38. The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  39. The Scorpion Rules
  40. Blow by Heidi Mclaughlin
  41. The Farther He Runs by Lynda Aicher

Tell me I’m not the only one with this problem, y’all. Tell me I’m not the only one who thinks this is normal.