Fictionophile’s August 2019 #bookhaul


I’ve been trying to curtail my greed when it comes to requesting digital ARCs. I have SO many review commitments that I fear I’m not doing them justice by posting my reviews way after the publication date.

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

Here is my current NetGalley feedback ratio:

Three from NetGalley:


The Fortune Teller’s Promise” by Kelly Heard

Published this coming October by Bookouture, the blurb is what attracted me to this title from a ‘new-to-me’ author.


The Truth Behind the Lie” by Sara Lövestam

Published August 2019 by Minotaur Books, the blurb had me hooked… though I’ve never read anything by this author before.


Woman in the Water” by Katerina Diamond

This one is due to be published in November 2019.  Published by Avon, it was the blurb that attracted me.

And two from Edelweiss:


The Boatman: and other stories” by Billy O’Callaghan

Published by Harper, I requested this short story collection when I saw it was written by Billy O’Callaghan. I read one of his novels, “The Dead House” last year and really enjoyed his writing.

The Woman in the Park” by Teresa Sorkin and Tullan Holmqvist

This thriller is published by Beaufort Books and it was the blurb that interested me enough to request it. I’ve never read anything by these authors before.

So, that’s IT for AUGUST 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 TEN new purchases from

My total expenditure was only $ 14.11 Cdn.  Not bad for TEN titles.  I can never resist a bargain. LOL


$ 1.99





$ 1.99

$ 3.19

$ 1.99


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

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

Note: I scheduled this post in advance as I underwent major surgery on Aug. 27th and will be in hospital for a week. I may be very tardy when it comes to responding to comments. Please forgive me.

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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33 Responses to Fictionophile’s August 2019 #bookhaul

  1. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Hats off to your bargain hunting!! That’s impressive!!!


  2. nen & jen says:

    What a great Haul! I’m intrigued by the Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman. I haven’t heard of it before but the cover and title have me wanting to look it up 😀 Which book are you looking forward to the most this month?


  3. That is a great price for 10 books!! Looks like a lot of great reads ahead 🙂
    Great post! Happy reading ❤


  4. Sandra says:

    I hope the surgery went well, Lynne, and you are not in too much discomfort. Get well soon!


  5. Hope all went went well Lynne. Sending all best wishes for a speedy and positive recovery.xx


  6. Ah, have to acknowledge your restraint in gleaning new books. You’ll have time to read now. Take care.


  7. Darina says:

    I also received Woman in the water by Katerina Diamond and am looking forward to reading it. Happy reading and sending you get well soon wishes post surgery!


  8. I hope you are doing well after surgery, Lynne. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.


  9. thequietgeordie says:

    Hoe your surgery went well!


  10. Hi Lynne. I hope that the surgery went well and that you have a full recovery.

    Best wishes,



  11. I hope your surgery went well and you are on the road to recovery.


  12. Carol says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery Lynne!


  13. Cathy says:

    Wishing you a speedy recovery x


  14. Wow 81% on NetGalley is amazing nonwonder you didn’t want to add any more books. Hope the surgery went well and that you have a very speedy recovery. xx


  15. Kristina M. Anderson says:

    I have too many review commitments as well. I somehow committed to 40 books for September and I know I will only be able to read 30 (maybe 32). There are just too many good books coming out in September. I acquired Death on the Page by Essie Lang, The Roll of the Drums by Jan Drexler, Christmas in Winter HIll by Melody Carlson, The Hope by Patricia Davis and Christmas at the Foyles Bookshop by Elaine Roberts this past week. I hope your surgery went well. Take care and Happy Reading!


    • Thanks very much Kristina. I appreciate your warm wishes.
      Wow, you must be a very prolific reader – I’m impressed. Even at my top reading speed 12 or 13 books is all I can manage in one month. I couldn’t possibly read one a day like you do. Well done you!


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