Fictionophile’s June 2019 #Bookhaul

Although I’ve been trying to curtail (or at least cut down) on how many books I add to my review commitment queue – I find that I continually add more. I am weak…

During the month of June I amassed EIGHT more review commitments!

Six of those titles I got from NetGalley:

The Long Call” by Ann Cleeves

This is the first in a new series by one of my favourite authors. I’m really looking forward to this one!


Little Voices” by Vanessa Lillie

This is a ‘new-to-me’ author, but the blurb captured my interest.

The Family Upstairs” by Lisa Jewell

I’ve so far never been disappointed by any of this author’s books. I love her writing and I’m greatly anticipating this read.

Ellie and the Harp Maker” by Hazel Prior

I’ve not yet read anything by this author, but I’ve read some reviews that have tempted me to request the book.

The Companion” by Kim Taylor Blakemore

Another author I’ve never read before. Again, it was reviews by my fellow book bloggers that spurred my interest in this novel.

Mosaic” by Caro Ramsay

I am auto-approved by Severn House so this was a temptation I couldn’t pass up.

As of today, here is my NetGalley feedback ratio standing:

The woman at Number 19” by J.A. Baker I got directly from Bloodhound Books in order that I could participate in the official blog tour on July 18th

I’ve read this author before and really enjoyed her writing.

I received “Missing in Wales” by Jenny O’Brien via Rachel’s Random Resources in order that I could participate in a blog tour on July 22nd

I’ve not read this author before, but frankly with this cover I was hooked.

And… because I don’t have anything to read…  LOL

I purchased TEN Kindle books from

Ten books for an expenditure of $11.27 Cdn.  Not bad!











SO… eighteen more titles for my TBR in June. Have you read any of these? Do you plan to?  Do you think that adding eight review commitments in one month is too many?

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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21 Responses to Fictionophile’s June 2019 #Bookhaul

  1. carhicks says:

    I have read Flying by the Seat of my Knickers and enjoyed it. It is a fun read, light and easy. I also have Lisa Jewell’s newest to read and hope to get to it soon. I am on the blog tour for Missing in Wales as well, I couldn’t pass up the cover and also have wanted to read a novel set in Wales for quite awhile. I will have to see how our reviews compare. Have a great July reading some wonderful books Lynne.

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  2. I looked at the Family Upstairs as well. I’ll be interested to see what you think.

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  3. Carol says:

    Lots of great reading potential here! 👍

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  4. Kristina M. Anderson says:

    You are far more restrained than I am. I committed to 36 books in June (did not realize it until June hit). I told myself that I would cut down for July, but it did not happen. I have almost 30 books to read for July. I know that there will be at least two author sending me books as well. Flying by the Seat of My Knickers looks cute. I picked up that one. Happy Reading!

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  5. You are doing a better job than I am on keeping the review/request ratio where it should be! I keep saying there needs to be an ARC request anonymous group for people like me. I even started a spreadsheet to help keep me in line better, but that’s not working. There are just too many books I want to read and not enough hours! I’m finishing up Ellie and the Harpmaker right now and really enjoying it.


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    • LOL. Thanks for telling me about “Ellie and the Harpmaker”. Glad to hear that you are enjoying it.
      As for the ratio… I usually read 8-10 books per month. And, I try to limit myself to 8 new review commitments per month.
      Result? I’m treading water. No headway whatsoever….. 😦


  6. Sandra says:

    I’m exhausted just reading through your list! I’m looking forward to your thoughts on these as you work through them, Lynne. I did notice a Marcia Willett in there – one I’ll particularly watch out for.

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  7. Lovely haul! I’m definitely going to read Lisa Jewell’s book, I just can’t decide what format I want to read it in. 😃

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  8. James McEwan says:

    “The Girl in the Grave” is the one book that has caught my attetion here.

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