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August 2020 book haul

Good morning bookworms!! It’s time for the August 2020 book haul!!

August was… surprisingly ok-ish. The thing that tips me over was my enormously huge graphic novel order, as it all came at once… But we will get to that soon!!

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Book haul categories are as follows:

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

* Not counting Kindle Unlimited

⚔️ fantasy contemporary ? sci-fi
? historical fiction ❤️ romance ? crime / mystery
? thriller ? classic ? BIPOC author
? #ownvoices ?️‍? queer rep ♿️ disability rep
?‍♀️ YA ? MG ?‍? Adult
? hardcover ? paperback ? ebook
? graphic novel ? audiobook ? gift
? backlist title ARC / review copy ? Aussie author / #loveozya

Emoji table for reference

August 2020 book haul

book boxes

I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. International shipping is still an absolute shit show… but it is getting better. So, here is where I stand with boxes that arrived in August:

  • FairyLoot special edition of The Damned by Renee Ahdieh ARRIVED!
  • June FairyLoot ARRIVED! (This is always a month behind everyone else…) FairyLoot’s June theme was A Different Kind of Magic, and the books (yes, plural) were Forest of Souls by Lori M. Lee and The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna
  • July LitJoy ARRIVED! LitJoy’s July theme was As You Wish, and the book was The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning
  • July OwlCrate ARRIVED! OwlCrate’s July theme was Date with Destiny, and the book was Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson

The Damned by Renée Ahdieh Forest of Souls by Lori M Lee The Gilded Ones by Namina Forna

  The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning Goddess in the Machine by Lora Beth Johnson

book purchases

LOTS of gift-voucher and birthday money being spent here!! I think I still have a couple more books that were pre-ordered to come in, but they should all be here by… October?

Also, I’m so proud of myself for actually reading a bunch of these already!! Yes, even if three of them are graphic novels and one is a novella.

Release year

Felix Ever After

Kacen Callender

2020 ⛱ ? ? ?️‍? ?‍♀️ ? Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender

Nick and Charlie

Alice Oseman

2015 / 2020 ⛱ ? ?️‍? ?‍♀️ ? ? Nick and Charlie by Alice Oseman

Heartbreak Boys

Simon James Green

2020 ⛱ ❤️ ? ?️‍? ?‍? ? Heartbreak Boys by Simon James Green

Such Big Teeth

Gabby Hutchinson Crouch

2020 ⚔️ ? ? Such Big Teeth by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch

Bookish and the Beast

Ashley Poston

2020 ⛱ ❤️ ?‍♀️ ? Bookish and the Beast by Ashley Poston


Bex Hogan

2020 ⚔️ ?‍♀️ ? Venom by Bex Hogan

Shadow and Flame

Mindee Arnett

2019 ⚔️ ?‍♀️ ? Shadow and Flame by Mindee Arnett

The Iron Daughter

Julie Kagawa

2010 / 2020 ⚔️ ?‍♀️ ? ? The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa

OK, so this was the list of novels, and THEN there was the pile of graphic novels that arrived as well… This was all a huge order from Secret Headquarters in Melbourne (I highly recommend if you’re Aussie and looking for graphic novels!!)

Release year

Escape from Lucien

Kazu Kibuishi 2014 ⚔️ ? ? ? ? Amulet #6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi


Kazu Kibuishi 2016 ⚔️ ? ? ? ? Amulet #7: Firelight by Kazu Kibuishi


Kazu Kibuishi 2018 ⚔️ ? ? ? ? Amulet #8: Supernova by Kazu Kibuishi
Demons Kurtis J. Wiebe 2016 ⚔️ ?‍? ?️‍? ? ? ? Rat Queens #3 Demons by Kurtis J Wiebe
High Fantasies Kurtis J. Wiebe 2017 ⚔️ ?‍? ?️‍? ? ? ? Rat Queens #4 High Fantasies by Kurtis J Wiebe
The Colossal Magic Nothing Kurtis J. Wiebe 2018 ⚔️ ?‍? ?️‍? ? ? ? Rat Queens #5 The Colossal Magic Nothing by Kurtis J Wiebe
The Infernal Path Kurtis J. Wiebe 2019 ⚔️ ?‍? ?️‍? ? ? ? Rat Queens #6 The Infernal Path by Kurtis J Wiebe
The Once and Future King Ryan Ferrier 2020 ⚔️ ?‍? ?️‍? ? ? Rat Queens #7 The Once and Future King by Ryan Ferrier
Princess Ever After Katie O’Neill 2014 ⚔️ ❤️ ? ?️‍? ?‍♀️ ? ? ? Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill
ATLA: Smoke and Shadow Pt 1 Gene Luen Yang 2015 ⚔️ ? ? ? ? Avatar: The Last Airbender Smoke and Shadow Part 1
ATLA: Smoke and Shadow Pt 2 Gene Luen Yang 2015 ⚔️ ? ? ? ? Avatar The Last Airbender: Smoke and Shadow Part 2
ATLA: Smoke and Shadow Pt 3 Gene Luen Yang 2016 ⚔️ ? ? ? ? Avatar: The Last Airbender Smoke and Shadow Part 3

review copies

Annnnnnd… only one review book in August!! I was actually tracking for none, but then Bloomsbury sent me this one unsolicited (and I had bought it the week before, but then went back to the bookstore and swapped it ?)

We are Bound by Stars Kesia Lupo Bloomsbury ⛱ ?‍♀️ ? We are Bound by Stars by Kesia Lupo
Did you get any new books in August?

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo


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