October ’19 book haul

Good afternoon bookworms!

Book haul categories are as follows:

  • book boxes
  • book purchases (book mail, instore and digital)
  • review copies (book mail and digital), and
  • bookish items (book related, but not actual books).

I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. Here is what arrived in October:

  • FairyLoot’s September theme was Witches be Crazy, and the book was Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin
  • LitJoy’s September theme was Haunted Manor, and the book was A Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth
  • FairyLoot’s October theme was Love at First Bite, and the book was The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
  • LitJoy’s October theme was Fallen Angel, and the book was Angel Mage by Garth Nix

I skipped my OwlCrate for October, but the theme was Dawn of a New World, and the books (yes, two) were Criers War by Nina Varela and I Hope You Get This Message by Farah Naz Rishi.

*cries because I don’t have enough time to read all of them…*

Book

Author

Series

Release year

Genre

Age group

Read?

Cover

Wayward Son
(Waterstones edition)
Rainbow Rowell Simon Snow #2 2019

Fantasy

YA

Wayward Son
Finale Stephanie Garber Caraval #3 2019

Fantasy

YA

Finale
Carry On
(signed and personalised)
Rainbow Rowell Simon Snow #1 2015

Fantasy

YA

Carry On
Wayward Son
(signed and personalised)
Rainbow Rowell Simon Snow #2 2019

Fantasy

YA

Wayward Son
Into the Crooked Place Alexandra Christo Into the Crooked Place #1 2019

Fantasy

YA

Into the Crooked Place
Bloom Kevin Panetta 2019

Contemporary / Graphic novel

YA

Bloom
Ninth House
(Waterstones edition)
Leigh Bardugo Alex Stern #1

2019

Fantasy

Adult

Ninth House
The Indigo Spell Richelle Mead Bloodlines #3

2013

Fantasy

YA

The Indigo Spell
The Fiery Heart Richelle Mead Bloodlines #4 2013

Fantasy

YA

The Fiery Heart
Silver Shadows
Richelle Mead Bloodlines #5

2014

Fantasy

YA

Silver Shadows
The Ruby Circle
Richelle Mead Bloodlines #6

2015

Fantasy

YA

The Ruby Circle
Loki: Where Mischief Lies
Mackenzi Lee

2019

Fantasy

YA

Loki: Where Mischief Lies
Pumpkinheads
Rainbow Rowell

2019

Fantasy? / Graphic Novel

YA

Pumpkinheads
The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling
Wai Chim

2019

Contemporary

YA

The Surprising Power of a Good Dumpling

 

This month’s superstar is a tied effort between Rainbow Rowell and Richelle Mead at 4 books each. Rainbow wins though because her books were signed and personalised and it makes my little heart so happy!!

This is still good…ish?!

Key: 📖 physical book | 📱 ebook

Book

Author

Series

Publish date

Genre

Age group

Read?

From? / Format

Cover

The Wind in the Wall Sally Gardner

26 Sept

Fantasy

Childrens

📖
Allen and Unwin
The Wind in the Wall
The Night Fire Michael Connelly Harry Bosch #22

21 Oct

Thriller?
Crime?

Adult

🚫

📖
Allen and Unwin
The Night Fire
Make Your Move Laura Heffernan Gamer Girls #3

17 Dec

Romance

Adult

📱
Netgalley
Make Your Move

So… I’m not sure what’s going on with Allen and Unwin. I haven’t received a single book that I have requested since July, but I have been consistently sent crime/thrillers (which I have emailed them three times about because I don’t read them) and now children’s books. I have just sent in my requests for March, but honestly I’m not feeling too hopeful any more.

If anyone has read the first 21 books in the Harry Bosch series, please hit me up and I will send this one on – postage paid by me, open international.

So I know I said that I would share photos of ALL my pins… but it turns out that there’s an awful lot of them. Also, I’m expecting 5 more to arrive this month from a certain retailer, so I am sharing all my pins by three retailers today. They are:

So there’s a good mix of worldwide spread, and I’ve linked the shops and instagram accounts above too. As you can kind of see below (enamel pins are so hard to take photos of!!), there’s a good mix of characters, bookish things, and then just nerdy things. I’ll try and step them out below.

Four Seasons Fox pins: a niffler, a fox with a flower crown, a witch fox, a mermaid, a cauldron with flowers, a gingerbread fox, Totoro with a flower crown, a crystal ball, a mandrake, a magic book with flowers, a fox with an autumn berries crown, and a raccoon with a flower crown. These are all displayed on a flag with a pink and blue city skyline setting.
Four Seasons Fox pins

Sandra’s pins are such a lovely mix with some Harry Potter inspired (the Niffler and the Mandrake), plus the seasonal animals (fox with a flower crown – summer, raccoon with a flower crown – spring, and the fox with the berry crown – autumn). There’s also Totoro with a flower crown, a mermaid, a gingerbread fox (my fave Christmas pin ever), and some magical items with peonies (the fox witch, a cauldron, a crystal ball and the magic book).

Silke Tara pins: Original characters: Argoz, Ortia, Kian, Iris, Olivier, Cif and Esther. Legend of Zelda characters Link and Zelda. A unicorn cow with a rainbow tail wearing sunglasses. These are all displayed on a flag with a pink and blue city skyline setting.
Silke Tara pins

Silke draws and writes the most amazing comic on her instagram (you can read it all by clicking on the Insignia link in her story highlights) and most of the pins here are her original characters. From left to right it’s: Argoz, Ortia, Kian, Iris, Olivier, and then Cif (my fave) and Esther. On the bottom row are Zelda and Link (Breath of the Wild edition) and a rainbow unicorn cow (just because).

Read and Wonder pins: Nevernight quote with Mister Kindly, blue haired girl reading, a heart pin with ACOTAR quote, "booklover", a book shop, Luna Lovegood, Inej, Aelin, Mia Corvere, Jude Duarte, Feyre. These are all displayed on a flag with a pink and blue city skyline setting.
Read and Wonder pins

Kim and Jess do some really amazing bookish pins. They have just general bookish items like the reader with the blue hair, the booklovers anonymous and the bookshop pin. They also do quote pins, the two here are Nevernight: You’ve Got Words in Your Soul; and ACOTAR: Be Glad of Your Human Heart. And just the other month they released the Bookish Babes set: Luna, Inej, Aelin, Mia, Jude (which you can bet I’ll be wearing on release day), and Feyre.

Next month I’ll do more pins!

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