December Book Haul!

FairyLoot Special Edition!

Happy end of the year!! I got most of my hauled books for Christmas, as I did pretty well with buying knowing my family would get me books (and gift cards!) – but of course I still got my subscription box books. One goal of mine for next year is to be more mindful of how much money I spend on books as I have a wedding to plan and save for! I’m going to set a limit for myself… I’m just not sure what that limit is yet!

SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

This month I got my December Owlcrate, November Shelflove Crate, and Decembet BOTM. This will be my last month getting Shelflove Crate, because unfortunately their service has really gone downhill and they are now requiring subscribers to pay a month in advance for the box – e.g. charged in December for January’s box, that would even ship until January 20th (if it’s on time, which is hasn’t been for the last year). SO I cancelled that on Black Friday and started BOTM! I actually got my December BOTM picks BEFORE my November Shelflove Crate. That says something.

  1. The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1) – Kiersten White (OwlCrate)
  2. Blood Heir (Blood Heir Trilogy #1) – Amelie Wen Zhao
  3. Well Met (Well Met #1) – Jen DeLuca
  4. Red, White, and Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston

CHRISTMAS GIFTS

My family is wonderful and support my reading habit (even if my boyfriend is upset because my books are literally breaking his bookshelves and I cannot fit anything else on my TBR cart) so I got a bunch of books for Christmas!

  1. City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) – Cassandra Clare
  2. City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) – Cassandra Clare
  3. City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) – Cassandra Clare
  4. Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) – Cassandra Clare
  5. Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) – Cassandra Clare
  6. Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) – Cassandra Clare
  7. The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) – Mary E. Pearson
  8. The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #1) – Mary E. Pearson
  9. The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #1) – Mary E. Pearson

SPECIAL EDITION

My last edition was a special edition book I purchased a few months back from FairyLoot! My post office held it hostage for several weeks, even though it was released in November – I didn’t get it until this month. Also, the publisher made a mistake and sent these copies out to the general public, so they created ANOTHER special edition dust jacket that they will be sending us to replace!

  1. Girls of Storm and Shadow (Girls of Paper and Fire #2) – Natasha Ngan

It has been a great month, and year for books! I also got a boatload of money in Barnes and Noble gift cards, which I’ve already used a bunch of! I have an order set to come in January 2nd (Happy New Year to me!) so I can’t wait to unhaul them for you at the end of the month!

Happy reading, folks!

October Haul!

Hello Friends! Welcome to my October Haul. I actually abided by my book buying ban for once and did not buy any books! The books you see above were sent in monthly subscriptions boxes or a special edition box that I ordered awhile ago – which I’m not counting as breaking my ban! Because I make the rules!!

SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

  1. There Will Come a Darkness (The Age of Darkness #1) – Katy Rose Pool (Shelflove Crate)
  2. Crier’s War (Crier’s War #1) – Nina Varela (OwlCrate #1)
  3. I Hope You Get This Message – Farah Naz Rishi (OwlCrate #2)

SPECIAL EDITION BOX

  1. Capturing the Devil (Stalking Jack the Ripper #4) – Kerri Maniscalco (FaeCrate)

BIRTHDAY

I also got one book as a birthday present (not pictured) from my lovely boyfriend!

  1. The Girl The Sea Gave Back – Adrienne Young

I hope you all got a bunch of great books this month! I’ll be back tomorrow with an October Wrap-Up of all my reads!

Happy reading, bookish friends! 🙂

September Haul!

Ya’lllll, I still got way too many books this month, my TBR cart is practically bursting! I’ve had such a busy month and spent practically all of it on the go travel with my boyfriend/travel buddy. Some of these books were bought in Louisville during my first ever trip to a Half Price Books, which was an overwhelming yet still very awesome experience. This upcoming month, I PROMISE I will be better!! My bank account needs it!

HALF PRICE BOOKS

HPB had a Labor Day sale that I had to take part in, even if I was in a different state! SO lucky my boyfriend tolerates my obsession!

  1. The Right Swipe (Modern Love #1) – Alisha Rai
  2. Uprooted – Naomi Novik
  3. Beyond a Darkened Shore – Jessica Leake

AMAZON

Preorders and general purchases!

  1. Bid My Soul Farewell (Give The Dark My Love #2) – Beth Revis
  2. Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle #1) – Jay Kristoff
  3. Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle #2) – Jay Kristoff

SUBSCRIPTION BOXES

My Shelflove Crate has yet to come yet because it is delayed (again, for like the 8th time this year) so that will have to be added to October’s post. This month I have my Owlcrate monthly box and a Fox & Wit Mini Box. Owlcrate included 2 books in this box in celebration of Halloween coming up.

  1. The Bone Houses – Emily Lloyd-Jones (Owlcrate #1)
  2. The Haunting of Hill House – Shirley Jackson (Owlcrate #2)
  3. Darkdawn (The Nevernight Chronicle #3) – Jay Kristoff (Fox & Wit Special Edition with character art on the reverse of the dust jacket)

PUBLISHERS

I received one book this month from Month9 Books in exchange for an honest review!

  1. Demon in the Whitelands – Nikki Z. Richard

Have you read any of these or purchased any this month as well? Tell me about how many books you acquired in the comments!

Happy reading, bookish friends! 🙂

August Haul!

Hello, friends! Another month has come and past and I find myself wondering where I found the time and money to buy this many books? I was creating this stack and had to start over multiple times because I kept finding more books I acquired this month! So much for a book buying ban, right??? Seriously, I told myself I was banned this month… So, let’s talk about from where I picked these suckers up!

BARNES & NOBLE

SO B&N had their 50% off Blowout Sale so your girl had to go get some… it’s like a law, right?

  1. Skyward (Skyward #1)- Brandon Sanderson
  2. Sky without Stars (System Divine #1) – Jessica Brody, Joanne Rendell
  3. The Storm Crow (The Storm Crow #1) – Kalyn Josephson
  4. Nocturna (A Forgery of Magic #1) – Maya Motayne
  5. Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe #2) – Neal Shusterman

BOOK BOXES

I did not purchase this month’s FairyLoot, as I was kind of disappointed with the included items. So this month I received my Shelflove Crate and OwlCrate boxes.

  1. House of Salt and Sorrows – Erin A. Craig (OwlCrate)
  2. The Merciful Crow (The Merciful Crow #1) – Margaret Owen (ShelfLove Crate)

LOCAL/USED BOOKSTORES

So we travelled to Lewes, DE this month for our anniversary. I have been seeing others in the bookish world make it a point to go to local or used bookstores to support smaller businesses. I decided I wanted to try that as much as I could, but I may have gone overboard!

  1. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Housseini
  2. The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren
  3. Fix Her Up (Hot & Hammered #1) – Tessa Bailey
  4. Red Rising (Red Rising Saga #1) – Pierce Brown
  5. The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger
  6. Moreta, DragonLady of Pern (Pern #12) – Anne McCaffrey
  7. The Dolphins of Pern (Pern #13) – Anne McCaffrey

AMAZON

  1. Sky in the Deep – Adrienne Young

The paperback was on sale for $4.50… how could I pass that up??

PUBLISHER MAIL

I was lucky enough this month to be sent 3 books from different publishers to read and review. Thank you to all for providing these copies, it is much appreciated!

  1. Merged – Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl
  2. The Crowns of Croswald (The Crowns of Croswald #1) – D. E. Night
  3. The World is Ours – Abby Elise (ARC)

Gosh that was a lot to type! I swear September’s haul will NOT be this large, I apparently just lost track of how much I was accumulating this month! Did you pick up any of these? I’ve already read Fix Her Up, but haven’t gotten to any of the other’s yet.

Happy reading, bookish friends! 🙂

July Haul

Good evening friends! I keep shrinking my book hauls because I am broke! Like actually – I lost my debit card and have no money while I wait for a replacement to come. And the worst part?? I found the card 2 days after I reported it lost! So now I get to just stare longingly at my debit card, unable to use it. Either way, I’m still on a general book buying ban as the boyf and I still have two big trips coming up, and it’s our anniversary next month!

BOOK BOXES

My June OwlCrate and FairyLoot arrived this month. This was my first FairyLoot box. I did not subscribe, just purchased the one box as I wanted to try the box and because I really wanted Wicked Fox. That cover just drew me in!

  1. Spin the Dawn – Elizabeth Lim (exclusive cover)
  2. Wicked Fox – Kat Cho (stained edges)

BARNES AND NOBLE

I was bad and ordered from B&N once. I mean, they gave me a coupon what’s a girl to do? It’s like a book lover’s requirement! Also, I just really wanted to purchase these two books (plus a preorder for Queen of Nothing, eep!)

  1. DEV1AT3 – Jay Kristoff
  2. The Beholder – Anna Bright

Did you also pick up these books? Or have you read any of them? I haven’t picked any of them up yet so please let me know 🙂

Happy reading, friends!

May Haul

So… I got a lot of books this month! I did such a good job last month of not really buying books, that of course I had to make up for it?? I swear my boyfriend is going to leave me one of these days if I keep coming home with Barnes and Noble’s bags full of books! Honestly, I have no space for extra books but do you see that stopping me? No ma’am! My next plan is to buy a TBR cart like those I’ve seen on Bookstagram – only when I went to buy one at Target they were out. Womp Womp.

So here’s my breakdown of my book acquisitions for this month:

BOOK BOXES:

My April and May ShelfLove Crates, May OwlCrate, Finale Special Edition OwlCrate, and Fox and Wit Kingsbane box came this month.

  1. Wicked Saints – Emily A. Duncan (artwork on reverse of dust jacket)
  2. We Hunt The Flame – Hafsah Faizal (exclusive cover)
  3. Romanov – Nadine Brandes (exclusive cover)
  4. We Hunt The Flame – (exclusive ARC cover on the reverse of dust jacket)
  5. Finale – Stephanie Garber (exclusive cover)
  6. Kingsbane – Claire Legrand (sprayed edges)

BARNES & NOBLE:

I went to B&N the Friday before Memorial Day Weekend to splurge… so here’s what I got!

  1. Gemina – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  2. Obsidio – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  3. Aurora Rising – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (see a trend???)
  4. A Curse So Dark and Lonely – Brigid Kemmerer
  5. Enchantee – Gita Trelease

GIVEAWAY:

Not pictured, but I won a giveaway on Bookstagram and received one book!

  1. A Good Enough Mother – Bev Thomas

FROM LE BOYF:

The boyf picked up a book for me (totally without being asked…right…) this month and he chose…

  1. Scythe – Neal Shusterman

Let me know in the comments if you picked up any of these this month, or if you’ve read any of these! I’ve already read a few, which I’ll talk more about in my May Wrap Up post coming tomorrow!

Definitely going on a book buying ban in June……… you’re welcome boyfriend!