Thursday, 1 September 2016

End of the Month Round Up (August)


Update on the Month 

So this month has been a super exciting one! At the start of the month I went to a World of Wizardry event which was the first ever Harry Potter Convention in the UK which was awesome. As there was a group of four of us going (even if the 4th arrived as me and my best friend were leaving) we decided we were going as each of the four houses, and so I am now the group's token Gryffindor (apparently no one actually had any burning desire for that house!) 


At the end of the month (so last weekend!) I was in Munich for one of my Uni friend's weddings, we had such an amazing time and great weather! 

I also booked to go to Austria for Christmas this month! But for now its back to normal with work and Brownies and stuff with the holidays drawing to a close! 

Costs of the Month 

So this is basically the amount I should have spent on books, and the amount I actually did spend. I am ridicolously grateful for the existance of Netgalley and Review Copies it must be said! The prices I use is for the kindle edition of a book unless it isn't available or I read a paperback copy.



Year Total £736.98£92.80
January £82.18£5.45
February £91.17£18.83
March £90.41£5.95
April £70.64£14.35
May £92.95£11.15
June£66.36£6.63
July£149.59£12.96
August£93.68£17.48

Read This Month

I've decided that I'm now going to include star ratings on my list, just in case anyone's interested! Any reviews that haven't been posted on my blog yet (which is basically all of them actually) can be found on Goodreads via my August Shelf.


Bauer, Christina 

Portia (5 star)

Bray-Weber, Jessica 

Mutiny of the Heart (4 star)

Croft, Nina 

Heart's Awakening (4 star)
The Tiger of Talmare (4 star)
Unthinkable (4 star)

Crouch, Erica

Engage (4 star) 
Incite (4 star)


D'Aleo, Nina
The Last City (DNF)

Edun, Terah 

Sworn to War (4 star)

Forrest, Bella 

The Gender Game (3 star)

Fremantle, Elizabeth

Sisters of Treason (DNF) 

Gischler, Victor 

The Tattooed Duchess (4 star) 

Hamstead, Katie 

Princess of Tyrone (4 star)

Harper, Kate

The Mistress at Midnight (4 star)

Huss, JA 

Mr Corporate (5 star)

Jefford, Nikki 

Evil Red (3 star) 
Hunting Season (4 star)
Night of the Living Dante (3 star) 
True North (4 star)
Whiteout (4 star)

Kessler, Lisa 

Beg Me to Slay (4 star)

Latimer, E

Frost (3 star)

Lewis, RC 
Stitching Snow (4 star)

Ridley, Erica 

All I Want (4 star)
Dark Surrender (4 star) 

Roseland, Elisabeth

The Deviant Underground (DNF)

Roth, Mandy M 

Immortal Ops (4 star)

Silver, Lynne 

Conquered Match (3 star)
Desire Unmatched (4 star)
Desperate Match (4 star)
False Match (4 star)
First Match (4 star)
Heated Match (3 star)

Snyder, Maria V 

Fire Study (4 star)

Weber, Mary 

Storm Siren (4 star)

Zan, Koethi 

The Never List (4 star)

Challenge Updates

FYI my Bookish Resolutions update will be seperate this year! Also I've now completed 2year long challenges!




Goal: 50
Read: 90
Status: On Going
  1. Sworn to War by Terah Edun 
  2. Evil Red by Nikki Jefford 
  3. Portia by Christina Bauer
  4. Heated Match by Lynne Silver 
  5. Hunting Season by Nikki Jefford
  6. Tiger of Talmare by Nina Croft 
  7. False Match by Lynne Silver
  8. Night of the Living Dante by Nikki Jefford
  9. Conquered Match by Lynne Silver
  10. Incite by Erica Crouch 
  11. Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler
  12. Desire Unmatched by Lynne Silver 
  13. Engage by Erica Crouch 
  14. The Never List by Koethi Zan 
  15. Desperate Match by Lynne Silver
  16. First Match by Lynne Silver
  17. Mr Coporate by JA Huss
  18. The Mistress at Midnight by Kate Harper 
  19. The Tattooed Duchess by Victor Gischler
  20. Whiteout by Nikki Jefford 
  21. Stitching Snow by RC Lewis
  22. Make Me a Match by Lori Brighton
  23. Dark Surrender by Erica Ridley
  24. All I Want by Erica Ridley 
  25. True North by Nikki Jefford
  26. Unthinkable by Nina Croft
  27. Princess of Tyrone by Katie Hamstead
  28. Mutiny of the Heart by Jennifer Bray-Weber
  29. Storm Siren by Mary Weber
  30. Immortal Ops by Mandy M Roth 
  31. Fire Study by Maria V Snyder 
  32. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
  33. Frost by E Latimer 
  34. Heart's Awakening by Nina Croft
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Goal: 101+ Points (Vetran) 
Points: 341
Status: Complete
  1. Sworn to War by Terah Edun (#9 Courtlight) = 2 points
  2. Evil Red by Nikki Jefford (#2.6 Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter) = 1 point
  3. Portia by Christina Bauer (#2 Angelbound: Offspring) = 2 points
  4. Hunting Season by Nikki Jefford (#4 Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter) = 2 points
  5. False Match by Lynne Silver (#2 Coded for Love) = 2 points
  6. Night of the Living Dante by Nikki Jefford (#4.5 Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter) = 1 point
  7. Conquered Match by Lynne Silver (#3 Coded for Love) = 1 point
  8. Incite by Erica Crouch (#2 Ignite) = 2 points
  9. Desire Unmatched by Lynne Silver (#4 Coded for Love) = 2 points 
  10. Engage by Erica Crouch (#2.5 Ignite) = 1 point
  11. Desperate Match by Lynne Silver (#5 Coded for Love) = 2 points
  12. First Match by Lynne Silver (#6 Coded for Love) = 1 point
  13. Mr Coporate by JA Huss (#3 Mister) = 2 points
  14. The Mistress at Midnight by Kate Harper (#3 Midnight Masquerade) = 12 points
  15. The Tattooed Duchess by Victor Gischler (#2 A Fire Beneath the Skin) = 2 points
  16. Whiteout by Nikki Jefford (#5 Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter) = 2 points
  17. Dark Surrender by Erica Ridley (#3 Secrets & Scoundrels) = 2 points
  18. All I Want by Erica Ridley (#8 The Dukes of War) = 1 point
  19. True North by Nikki Jefford (#6 Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter) = 12 points
  20. Fire Study by Maria V Snyder (#3 Study Series) = 2 points

Falling For YA

Goal: 100 Books (Diamond)
Read: 101
Status: Complete

  1. Heated Match by Lynne Silver
  2. False Match by Lynne Silver
  3. Conquered Match by Lynne Silver
  4. Incite by Erica Crouch 
  5. Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler
  6. Desire Unmatched by Lynne Silver 
  7. Engage by Erica Crouch 
  8. The Never List by Koethi Zan 
  9. Desperate Match by Lynne Silver
  10. First Match by Lynne Silver
  11. The Tattooed Duchess by Victor Gischler
  12. Stitching Snow by RC Lewis
  13. Make Me a Match by Lori Brighton
  14. Princess of Tyrone by Katie Hamstead 
  15. Mutiny of the Heart by Jennifer Bray-Weber
  16. Storm Siren by Mary Weber
  17. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest
  18. Frost by E Latimer

Because Reading is better than real life

Goal: 48 Books (4 Books a Month)
Status: On Going

Read List
  1. Incite by Erica Crouch (August)
  2. Engage by Erica Crouch (August)
  3. The Mistress at Midnight by Kate Harper (August)
  4. Fire Study by Maria V Snyder (August)

Blogger Shame

Goal: 50 Books
Read: 55
Status: Complete


  1. Incite by Erica Crouch 
  2. Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler
  3. Engage by Erica Crouch 
  4. Bound to Moonlight by Nina Croft
  5. The Never List by Koethi Zan
  6. The Tattooed Duchess by Victor Gischler
  7. Stitching Snow by RC Lewis
  8. Make Me a Match by Lori Brighton
  9. Mutiny of the Heart by Jennifer Bray-Weber
  10. Storm Siren by Mary Weber
  11. Frost by E Latimer 
  12. Heart's Awakening by Nina Croft



Goals: 45+ Books - New Release Enthusiast   
Read: 81
Status: Complete
  1. Sworn to War by Terah Edun (29/07/2016)
  2. Heated Match by Lynne Silver (04/04/2016)
  3. False Match by Lynne Silver (04/04/2016)
  4. Desire Unmatched by Lynne Silver (01/05/2016)
  5. Desperate Match by Lynne Silver (01/05/2016)
  6. Mr Coporate by JA Huss (17/08/2016)
  7. True North by Nikki Jefford (07/07/2016)
  8. Unthinkable by Nina Croft (05/09/2016)
  9. Princess of Tyrone by Katie Hamstead (31/03/2016)
  10. The Gender Game by Bella Forrest (24/09/2016)

Read the Books You Buy Reading Challenge 2016 Badge

Goal: 80-100%
Read:  100 %

Status: On-Going

The list is books I have bought in 2016, when they're linked they are read!  I've not included free books, just those I have spent money on!
  1. Sworn to War by Terah Edun 
  2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by JK Rowling
  3. Evil Red by Nikki Jefford 
  4. Portia by Christina Bauer 
  5. Hunting Season by Nikki Jefford 
  6. Tiger of Talmare by Nina Croft
  7. Whiteout by Nikki Jefford
  8. True North by Nikki Jefford

Goal: 6 Books (Coded For Love
Status: Completed

  1. Heated Match by Lynne Silver
  2. False Match by Lynne Silver
  3. Conquered Match by Lynne Silver
  4. Desire Unmatched by Lynne Silver
  5. Desperate Match by Lynne Silver
  6. First Match by Lynne Silver