Hello August (Fictionophile updates and July’s bookhaul)

Hello lovely folks! Summer days are speeding by and August is almost here already!

Though I’ve been reluctant to add to my already lengthy TBR, it is only expected that I had to add a few titles.  I am a book hoarder bookworm after all.

During the month of July I added NINE titles to my TBR.

I downloaded 3 titles from Edelweiss in July:



The betrayals” by Fiona Neill published by Pegasus Books



The stranger diaries” by Elly Griffiths published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



Before she knew him” by Peter Swanson published by William Morrow

I downloaded 4 titles from NetGalley in July:



In her shadow” by Mark Edwards

(I was pre-approved for this title by Amazon UK Digital)



The body in the Dales” by J.R. Ellis

(I was pre-approved for this title by Amazon UK Digital)


The Winter’s child” by Cassandra Parkin

(I was pre-approved for this title by Legend Press)



The Phantom Tree” by Nicola Cornick

(Graydon House sent me a NetGalley widget for this title)

and directly from the publisher I received one more title…


Through his eyes” by Emma Dibdin

(sent to me by Head of Zeus)

So…. that’s it!  EIGHT more review commitments!

I also purchased one FREE title from Amazon.ca


Victor Ludorum” by Jennifer Chapman

I’m delighted to report that there are now 2.821 people following this blog!

My Goodreads Challenge is coming along nicely:

My NetGalley feedback ratio is still falling short of the coveted 80%

My Edelweiss feedback ratio is slowly improving…

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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22 Responses to Hello August (Fictionophile updates and July’s bookhaul)

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  2. carhicks says:

    Great titles coming up Lynne. I just went to Edelweiss and requested The Betrayals after reading the blurb. It looks very intriguing. I have a few of the same ones you received so it will be interesting to see how our ideas match up. Have a great month Lynne.

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  3. skyecaitlin says:

    Remarkable list, Lynne: My TBR list is getting longer!

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  4. bibliobeth says:

    I really enjoyed The Betrayals a little while ago Lynne, hope you do too! 🤗

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  5. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Man, you’re killing it!! It sounds like you’re in for a very interesting August, what a haul 😉👍🏼❤️ keep it up!!

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  6. Teri Polen says:

    I have a 100% feedback ratio on Edelweiss after nearly five years and rarely get approved for anything – go figure. Congrats on getting your ratios up!

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  7. Sheyla says:

    Such a long list! I have my eyes on Alexandra Casavant’s The Voiceless Voice. It seems to be a mix of fantasy and reality, emphasizing the words and voices which shape our lives. The short stories sound perfect for people with a tight schedule. I think I will try reading this book as soon as I have some free time!

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  8. Zoe says:

    Before She Knew Him looks really good. I look forward to hearing you thoughts. You are so close to that 80% 🙂 Happy August, Lynne!

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  9. Hi Lynne. Happy reading!

    Have you read Falconer, by John Cheever? That’s the one I’m reading now. It’s a pretty odd book, sort of hallucinatory. I like it.

    Neil S.

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  10. WOOOOOW! So many books! And you’ve been approved of so many titles. I hope I reach that number someday. XD

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  11. I have a copy of The Stranger Diaries although my cover is very different to yours! It looks like you have lots of good books to take you into August

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    • Thanks Cleo. I’m always puzzled as to why the publishers choose different covers (and sometimes titles) for the same book in different countries. We readers are not so different are we?????


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