August is just about over, and I swear each month we’re in quarantine feels shorter than the last. Unfortunately, it’s not looking like we will get out of social distancing/quarantine status any time soon because the virus is still not managed in the US. I can only go on hoping that things will start improving.
So I managed to not buy many books this month! September may be a whole other story, but shhh that doesn’t matter right now. As usual, I’m putting every penny away for my wedding next year, but that doesn’t mean I can’t buy myself some books rights?! So see below for the books that I acquired this month!
Impersonation, Heidi Pitlor (ARC)
Midnight Sun (Twilight #5), Stephenie Meyer
A River of Royal Blood (A River of Royal Blood #1), Amanda Joy
The Worst Best Man, Mia Sosa
The Night Swim, Megan Goldin – BOTM
Star Daughter, Shveta Thakrar – Owlcrate Special Edition, August box
The Demon King (Seven Realms #1), Cinda Williams Chima (Thanks to my fiance!)
The Perfect Escape, Suzanne Park (Thanks to andkellyreads over on IG)
Hello friends! I am back with another monthly book haul! I was pretty good this month with not acquiring new books, but I preordered so many for the upcoming few months, so look out for those. I’ve been utilizing the library more for ebooks, so I haven’t been purchasing as many. I still get my subscriptions but I also got a few books from publishers!
Goddess in the Machine (Goddess in the Machine #1), Lora Beth Johnson – OwlCrate Special Edition
Head Over Heels, Hannah Orenstein – Book of the Month
This book was a preorder, and I already own the first one and want to read them together.
The Crow Rider (The Storm Crow #1), Kalyn Josephson
Many thanks to Algonquin Books for sending me these books in exchange for an honest review.
In a month where so much stuff happened, I managed to acquire a good amount of books from several different outlets. Quarantine has definitely made me more click happy with purchasing books, but next month I need to purchase a wedding dress so I will need to work on not buying more books! Though I do know I have another order or two that will come in early July…
I received both May and June OwlCrates during this month along with my larger than normal BOTM haul!
Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards #1), Janella Angeles – OwlCrate
I won a giveaway on bookstagram so I got an ARC of this book!
The Other Mrs., Mary Kubica
BARNES AND NOBLE
Due to everything going on in the world, I decided to buy two books by BIPOC authors in order to support them in the book community. Too often they are underrepresented not just as characters in books but as agented and signed authors as well.
Kingdom of Souls (Kingdom of Souls #1), Rena Barron
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin (A Song of Wraiths and Ruin #1), Roseanne A. Brown
BLACK OWNED BOOKSTORES
With everything going on in the world, I also bought two book from black owned bookstores in order to support them.
The Boundless (The Beholder #2), Anna Bright
Aurora Burning (The Aurora Cycle #2), Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
There was a sale, what can I say. I’m not a perfect person.
The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (The Hunger Games #0), Suzanne Collins
Wild at Heart (Wild #2), K. A. Tucker
So Book Outlet sucks now, but I ordered this haul before they posted horribly discriminatory and racial stereotyping nonsense.
Dark Shores (Dark Shores #1), Danielle L. Jensen
Through the White Wood, Jessica Leake
The Last Namsara (Iskari #1), Kristen Ciccarelli
This Cruel Design (This Mortal Coil #2), Emily Suvada
Frost Like Night (Snow Like Ashes #3), Sara Raasch
Happy end of February! This month has just flown by. Even with it being a leap year and having one extra day in February, I still feel like it just started yesterday. Somehow it is already almost March and will be spring before we know! Time flies when we’re having fun!!
I have been SOOO good with not buying books this month. We are really trying to save for this wedding we have next year, so I’ve been utilizing the library more now than I normally would! I still have some books to talk about – I can never go a month without getting at least one!!
This month I only got the Owlcrate book of the month and an Owlcrate special edition book. I skipped BOTM because I wasn’t invested in any of the choices.
Heart of Flames (Crown of Feathers #2), Nicki Pau Preto – special edition sequel
All the Stars and Teeth (All the Stars and Teeth #1), Adalyn Grace
I was also gifted a book and got in a preorder this month! Ember Queen was a gift from my fiance for Valentine’s Day 🙂
Ember Queen (Ash Princess #3), Laura K. Sebastian
The Shadows Between Us, Tricia Levenseller
Let me know if you picked up, or have read, any of these books this month! Ember Queen and The Shadows Between Us are definitely on my March TBR!
I swear this month has felt like the longest month every. I always feel like the month of January goes so slow every year – and then the next 11 months fly by. This month I acquired a good amount of books, mostly using Christmas gift cards, but still including the usual subscription box book. I still have some gift card money left, which I plan to put into pre-orders that I’m really excited about. Outside of that, I’m really planning on cutting down my spending on books!
BARNES AND NOBLE
Christmas gift cards!! Shoutout to my future mother-in-law, parents, and my maid of honor!
The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.5), Sarah J. Maas
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1), Sarah J. Maas
Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass #2), Sarah J. Maas
Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3), Sarah J. Maas
Queen of Shadows (Throne of Glass #4), Sarah J. Maas
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5), Sarah J. Maas
Tower of Dawn (Throne of Glass #6), Sarah J. Maas
Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7), Sarah J. Maas
Serpent & Dove (Serpent & Dove #1), Shelby Mahurin
Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer #2), Laini Taylor
The Heart Forger (The Bone Witch #2), Rin Chupeco
My Favorite Half-Night Stand, Christina Lauren
Love Her or Lose Her (Hot & Hammered #2), Tessa Bailey
I skipped BOTM this month because I wasn’t a fan of the options. I still got my Owlcrate box.
Scavenge the Stars (Scavenge the Stars #1), Tara Sim
So, this book was 5 bucks on Amazon, so I had to get it… right???
Roar (Stormheart #1), Cora Carmack
And that’s all folks! Check back tomorrow for a post on my January Wrap Up! Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these books, or got any of them same this month too!
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!
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.
The Guinevere Deception (Camelot Rising #1) – Kiersten White (OwlCrate)
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!
City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) – Cassandra Clare
City of Lost Souls (The Mortal Instruments #5) – Cassandra Clare
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) – Cassandra Clare
Lady Midnight (The Dark Artifices #1) – Cassandra Clare
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) – Cassandra Clare
Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) – Cassandra Clare
The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1) – Mary E. Pearson
The Heart of Betrayal (The Remnant Chronicles #1) – Mary E. Pearson
The Beauty of Darkness (The Remnant Chronicles #1) – Mary E. Pearson
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!
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!