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April 2021 book haul

Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the April 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read…

Thankfully, April was much better than March was. And by better, I mean that there were far fewer books added to my collection!!

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April 2021 book haul

Book haul categories are as follows:

  • subscription boxes
  • book purchases (book mail, in-store and ebook*)
  • review copies (book mail, digital and gifts)

* Not counting Kindle Unlimited

SYMBOLS
Symbol
Key
Symbol
Key
Symbol
Key
โš”๏ธ fantasy โ›ฑ contemporary ๐Ÿš€ sci-fi
๐Ÿฐ historical fiction โค๏ธ romance ๐Ÿ” crime / mystery
๐Ÿคก thriller ๐ŸŽ€ classic ๐ŸŽ“ dark academia
๐Ÿบ paranormal ๐Ÿ„ urban fantasy ๐Ÿ† smut
๐Ÿชด non-fiction ๐Ÿฅธ humour ๐ŸŽ™ biography / memoir
๐Ÿ–ค BIPOC author ๐Ÿ—ฃ own voices ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ queer rep
๐Ÿง  mental health rep โ™ฟ๏ธ disability rep ๐Ÿž body positivity
๐ŸŒ‘ dark themes ๐ŸŽฎ nerd references ๐Ÿˆ sports references
๐Ÿงธ middle grade ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ young adult ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ new adult / adult
๐Ÿ“” hardcover ๐Ÿ—’ paperback ๐Ÿ“ฑ ebook
๐Ÿ’ฅ graphic novel ๐ŸŽง audiobook ๐ŸŽ gift
๐Ÿ“š backlist title โฐ ARC / review copy ๐Ÿจ Aussie author / #loveozya

Emoji table for reference

book boxes

I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate (which I sometimes skip and sometimes swap to OwlCrate Jr), FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for Illumicrate. I also subscribe to the quarterly book-only option for LitJoy.

So, here is where I’m up to as at the end of April:

  • ๐Ÿ’Ÿ = arrived in a previous month
  • โœ… = arrived this month
  • ๐Ÿšš = in transit
  • โžก๏ธ = skipped
  • ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธย = parked (not out yet)
  • โŽ = did not switch to
  • โŒ = confirmed that it was lost to the mail gremlins (but thankfully refunded)

ย  OwlCrate OwlCrate Jr FairyLoot Illumicrate LitJoy
April โžก๏ธ โŽ โžก๏ธ โžก๏ธ (next quarter is May)
Special Editions

๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Mister Impossible

ย 

โœ…
Oculta

๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ
Dreams of Gods and Monsters / Days of Blood and Starlight

ย 

I’m actually starting to feel a bit bad for the book box companies… it’s not their fault, but either the books haven’t been interesting me that much lately or I just haven’t wanted to get the fancy edition of it. So, the only book that arrived in April was FairyLoot’s special edition ofย Oculta by Maya Motayne!! This is the second book in the Nocturna trilogy. Image by FairyLoot.

Oculta by Maya Motayne

book purchases

My usual monthly limit aim is 5 books, I did go over in April, but it’s not too bad!! Only 8 books!! Which puts me at my second best number for the year!! And one of them was a Kickstarter backing, so I actually bought it months ago.

Book
Author
Series
Symbols and Year of Publication
Read?
Cover
The Bounty Janet Evanovich / Steve Hamilton Fox and O’Hare #7

๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿคก ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿ—’

2021

โœ…

The Bounty by Janet Evanovich and Steve Hamilton

Second First Impressions Sally Thorne ย 

โ›ฑ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿง  ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐Ÿจ

2021

โœ…

Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne

City of Spells Alexandra Christo Into the Crooked Place #2

โš”๏ธ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“”

2021

ย 

City of Spells by Alexandra Christo

Yolk Mary H. K. Choi ย 

โ›ฑ ๐Ÿง  ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“”

2021

ย 

Yolk by Mary H. K. Choi

Lost in the Never Woods Aiden Thomas ย 

โš”๏ธ ๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“”

2021

ย 

Lost in the Never Woods by Aiden Thomas

Tales from the Hinterland Melissa Albert The Hazel Wood #2.5

โš”๏ธ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’

2021

ย 

Tales from the Hinterland by Melissa Albert

Kisses and Croissants Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau ย 

โ›ฑ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’

2021

ย 

Kisses and Croissants by Sophie-Anne Jouhanneau

Prince Avalask Halie Fewkes Secrets of the Tally #0.5

โš”๏ธ โ™ฟ๏ธ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“”

2021

ย 

Prince Avalask by Halie Fewkes

I have been waiting for Sally Thorne’s new book to come out for so long!! And, while I will save more info for the April wrap, I can say that Second First Impressions did not disappoint!!

review copies

I received an unsolicited graphic novel in the post during April, and more surprisingly, I actually read it. Despite having a billion ARCs waiting for me that I have requested… ๐Ÿ‘€

Title
Author
Series
Symbols and publication year
Publisher
Read
Cover
The Girl and the Galdurian Tim Probert Lightfall #1

โš”๏ธ ๐Ÿงธ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐Ÿ’ฅ โฐ

2020

HarperCollins โœ…

The Girl and the Galdurian by Tim Probert

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What was in your April 2021 book haul??

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo

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