Heartbeat Monthly (8): August 2018

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 2, 2018 | 0 Comments



August haul






Book Outlet Haul

Other books

Bookish merch

  • Gryffindor book sleeve from MyBookZleeves
  • Strange the Dreamer phone case designed by Evie Bookish (Society6)
  • Fable & Black enamel pins – Constant Vigilance & Fight Evil Read Books
  • Fable & Black buttons – The Wand Chooses the Wizard, Alas Earwax, You’re Just as Sane as I Am, Always
  • Book of Potions notebook from Fable & Black
  • Happy Hello magnetic bookmarks: Karou & Akiva, Iko & Kinney, Manon & Dorian, Harry Potter set, Inuyasha set, Godspawn set
  • Hogwarts enamel pin from Happy Hello
  • Muggle Born Sisters enamel pins – chocolate frog, Dumbledore’s Army, Marauder’s, Hogwarts Dueling Club, Mandrake root
  • Mister Kindly enamel pin from Moledro Craft Co
  • The Thirteen enamel pin from Icey Designs
  • Porg button and Kylo Porg enamel pin from Squadron Goals
  • Little Inklings bookmarks – potions, Red Rising, break the chains, ond eldr, AIDAN
  • In the Reads woodmarks – potions, Deathly Hallows
  • Love You More Studio book sleeves (4 Harry Potter)
  • Love You More Studio soap – 300 Fox Way & Bloodwalk


For review

From the library

From publisher/for promo

Thank you so much to Storygram Tours, Big Honcho Media, Tor Books, Disney Books, Penguin Random House, and Gretchen McNeil for all of these!!

Rep stuff


  • Totally Wicked candles: I am AIDAN, Godspeed Hypatia, I’m Surrounded by Idiots
  • The Soap Librarian bath products: The Dark Arts & Book of Spells soap (shaped like books!) and Pumpkin Juice bath salts

Thanks so much to Courtney and Drea for the trades, I love everything!!

August Wrap Up

Books I read


  • Give the Dark My Love by Beth Revis – ★★★★½
  • Sanctuary by Caryn Lix – ★★★★½
  • Even the Darkest Stars by Heather Fawcett – ★★★★
  • Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry – ★★★★
  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – ★★★
  • Inferno by Julie Kagawa – ★★★★★
  • This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada – ★★★★★
  • Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead – DNF
  • Saga, Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan – ★★★★
  • This Splintered Silence by Kayla Olson – ★★½
  • One Past Midnight by Jessica Shirvington – ★★★★
  • Rule by Ellen Goodlett – ★★★½
  • Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (audiobook) – ★★★

Pages read: 4,718
Average rating: 3.9
Favorite book read in August: This Mortal Coil
Least favorite book read in August: This Splintered Silence

I did so well this month!! I read more pages than I’ve read all year. Twice as many as my average per month!

Books I reviewed

Other posts

Bout of Books wrap up

I kicked ass for Bout of Books week!! I read 5 full books, half of 2 more, and a graphic novel. That’s what I normally read in a whole month! I’m so proud of myself!

Total # pages read: 2,521 (that’s more than I normally read in a whole month!!)
Total time spent reading: 26 hours, 35 minutes
Books I read:

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
  • Inferno
  • This Mortal Coil
  • Gameboard of the Gods (DNF)
  • Saga vol. 8
  • This Splintered Silence
  • One Past Midnight
  • Rule

August Bookstagram Highlights


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September TBR

  • The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
  • The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
  • The Waking Fire by Anthony Ryan
  • The Tiger’s Daughter by Rivera K. Arsenault
  • Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian


What’s in your mailbox, loverlies? Link me up!

Jessi (Geo)

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