Treat Yo Shelf: August Monthly Recap

Treat Yo Shelf

August Monthly Recap

Welcome to my monthly recap post, in which I fangirl over the books I read this month, bookish items I acquired, book events I attended, bookish news, and/or subscription boxes I received in the month of August.

What did I read?

What books did I buy? 

(This does not include Kindle purchases)


I finally found a hardcover of Uprooted!!!

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Nevernight (Signed 1st Edition) and The Winner’s Curse (new paperback)


The Night Circus (Japanese Edition)

What books did I receive from Publishers/Authors to review?

  • Kiss Cam by Kiara London (Upcoming XPressoBookTours Review)
  • Spells and Sorcery by S. Usher Evans (Upcoming XPressoBookTours Review)
  • Amber Sky by Amy Braun (Upcoming Blog Tour Review for the author)

What books did I receive from friends/fellow bloggers as gifts or to borrow?


I received Caraval from Alyssa at Book Take You Places. Thank you, A!

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I received How to Hang a Witch from Brittany at Book Addicts Guide. Thank you, Brittany!

August’s Uppercase Box


August’s Owlcrate


August’s Favorites

  • Halloween/Fall items are starting to show up in stores.





Have you heard? Bookish News!

  • A lot of authors/book tours are coming up this Fall. Here is a sneak peak at some postings:


How did you treat your shelves in August? What books did you buy? What books did you read and would highly recommend?


Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year

Top 5 Wednesday

TOP 5 WEDNESDAY is a weekly meme created by Lainey @ GingerReadsLainey and is currently hosted by Samantha @ Thoughts on Tomes. Every Wednesday a new topic is listed on the Goodreads group, and you list your top 5 books related to the particular topic.

This week’s topic is…

 Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year


I’ve heard people raving about this book, but I’ve also heard that this book made people cry. I want to read this book, but I also don’t want to cry. See I’m in a conundrum here. Hopefully, before the end of the year, I’m in a mindset that has prepared me to read The Serpent King


Stalking Jack the Ripper has been on my radar for quite a while, and I have been lucky to be invited to be part of the book’s blog tour. I cannot wait to read this one soon! 


I love Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniel series. Whenever a new Kate Daniels book shows up, I buy it, read it in one day, and then patiently wait for the next book in the series. If you love urban fantasy, a sassy and strong heroine, and awesome banter between two crazy-about-each-other-characters, definitely pick up this series. 


Kristen Simmons is one of my favorite authors in the YA community. I cannot wait to read her new book, Metaltown, and rave about how awesome she is some more. Plus this cover is artistically BEAUTIFUL. 


HOLY MOTHER OF BOOKS, DAT COVER! I am a cover fanatic, and yes, I will buy a book based off its cover, even if I do not know the synopsis. But I’ve read this synopsis of this book, and it just makes me want to read it even more. The synopsis had me at, “Thrust into the glamour of Victorian London…” GIMME! GIMME! GIMME!

What books do you hope to read before the end of the year? 


FRIDAY RAVES: Join Kristen Simmons’ Newsletter

FRIDAY RAVESFRIDAY RAVES is a new feature on my blog, in which I “RAVE” about important news, authors, books, novelties, and other bookish announcements that all bibliophiles should know about.

PRESS BACK and join @kris10writes’s newsletter to learn more about her newest novel, METALTOWN


By:  Kristen Simmons
Release Date: September 20, 2016
Pages: 384 (Hardcover)
Publisher: Tor Teen
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction


Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.

The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.

Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she’ll risk everything to do what’s right.

In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.

An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.

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Release Date: 9.20.16




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