Fictionophile’s July 2019 #bookhaul

I admit that I’m a real ‘greedy guts’ when it comes to books. I collect them in both paper and ebook format. I love to have a stash of unread titles that provide me with untold pleasure in the form of anticipation.

That being said, I have been attempting to curtail my acquisitions. Why? Well… I have 195 outstanding review commitments.

See my Goodreads shelves:

So… for the entire month of July 2019 I have added only FIVE more review commitments.

Four from NetGalley:

I received “The Beach at Doonshean” by Penny Feeny from Head of Zeus via NetGalley in order that I can participate in their blog tour on August 26th.


I received “Gretchen” by Shannon Kirk from Thomas and Mercer who have granted me pre-approval for all of their titles on NetGalley.


I received “Silent Night” by Geraldine Hogan from Bookouture after being invited to read this title by the author.


I received “Black Rock Bay” by Brianna Labuskes from Thomas and Mercer who have granted me pre-approval for all of their titles on NetGalley.


And from Edelweiss, I received approval for one title:

The Curious Heart of Ailsa Rae” by Stephanie Butland published by St. Martin’s Griffin.

Curiously, I was declined for this title some time ago, and suddenly, it was available for download.  I cannot imagine why…


So, that’s IT for JULY as far as review commitments go. Well done me! (when you are as greedy as I am, five new titles in a month shows great restraint LOL)

I did however complete SIX new purchases from Amazon.ca :

At only $ 1.99, I could not resist buying the first three books in the Scottish police procedural Inspector Torquil series by Keith Moray.

The three titles in this set include:

The Gathering Murders

Deathly Wind

Murder Solstice


I missed out on “Secrets of Willow House”  by Susanne O’Leary when it was offered on NetGalley so I was delighted to buy it in Kindle format for only $3.99.


The Lady” by Judy Higgins was on offer for only $1.29


The Ghost Tree” by Barbara Erskine was on offer for only $ 1.99


Watch Her Die” by Deborah Lucy was on offer for just .99¢


Bridles Lane” by Johanna Craven was FREE so this purchase was a no-brainer. LOL


How was YOUR month of July?  Any wonderful acquisitions added to your TBR?

I’d love to hear about it in the comments. Hope you are having a wonderful summer!

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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18 Responses to Fictionophile’s July 2019 #bookhaul

  1. I snagged Silent Night this week, too! Looking forward to reading what you think of it.

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  2. Carol says:

    I just received The Curious Heart too! Want to buddy read?

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  3. Chris Terrell says:

    At least we will never have to experience the terrifying thought that we have NOTHING LEFT to read! Can you imagine?

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  4. I am currently in a book buying ban because of that and for my car last week.

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  5. I need to do a book haul post for this month but mine is kind of shameful because there’s some books I bought ebooks for on both my Kobo and Nook because I can’t convert Nook books anymore…I read on both devices. The publishers probably really loved me. The Kobo is going to be my new ebookstore though from here on out. I bought THREE versions of Maybe This Time by Kasie West. :O

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    • Oh dear Colleen! Have you tried using the Calibre software to convert your books? It would save you a ton of money.

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      • I used to be able to do that, but it’s all of the Nook apps… they don’t allow you to download them anymore because of the DRM lock down. That’s why I’m buying Kobo ebooks and converting to Nook because you can still do that. But you absolutely can’t convert Nook ebooks anymore. Gotten that confirmed with Calibre and Epubor. ( I used Ultimate Epubor, MUCH easier.) I’m so thankful I converted most of my Nook library last year. There’s like 10 books that aren’t converted though and the ones I bought last month were the ones I added to Kobo just in case.

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      • And actually it’s the DRM… you can’t break the DRM anymore not even on Calibre. You can download ebooks from the Micorosoft Nook app but it doesn’t do any good with the lock down.

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