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August 2022 book haul

Hello friends!! Welcome to the August 2022 book haul!! A post where I talk about all the books that I bought and received in the previous month.

We’re sitting at a delightfully low 10 books for August, which is at least much better than the 17 books in July. Still not great, but, progress is still progress!!

This year there won’t be any shaming for buying excess than my haul goals. In saying that, my haul goals this year are to only buy books I will read immediately, so that’s a step in the right direction. The main goal for the year, is to buy less books than I read. I’m trying not to increase my TBR this year. And, as per my now-normal, there is a round up of TBR increase/decrease at the end.

So, let’s go see the books I hauled in August!!

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August 2022 book haul

Book haul categories are as follows:

  • book boxes (monthly/quarterly subscription or special edition book boxes)
  • review copies (book mail, digital and gifts)
  • book purchases (book mail, in-store and ebook*)

* Not counting Kindle Unlimited

book boxes

I subscribe to a bunch of book boxes that I usually skip because 2022 is the year of cutting back.

In August, I had two books arrive. My July OwlCrate (box YA) sub which was Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen (yes, I also got this as a review book in July). And my Juy Illumicrate (book-only YA) sub which was The Drowned Deep by Emily Lloyd-Jones.

Images below all link to the Instagram owner, where you can mostly see alternate images of naked covers, reversible dust jackets, sprayed or stenciled edges, beautiful end pages, and other lovely aspects of these books.

Violet Made of Thorns by Gina Chen — OwlCrate edition
The Drowned Woods by Emily Lloyd-Jones (Illumicrate edition)

book purchases

During July, I bought two ebooks, one graphic novel and three physical books. Which is a grand total of 6 books hauled.

Glint by Raven Kennedy

Glint
Author: Raven Kennedy
Series: Plated Prisoner #2
Released: Jan 2021
Genre: Fantasy
Read: YES
Goodreads link

Gleam by Raven Kennedy

Gleam
Author: Raven Kennedy
Series: Plated Prisoner #3
Released: May 2021
Genre: Fantasy
Read: YES
Goodreads link

Fence Vol 5: Rise by C.S. Pacat

Fence: Rise
Author: C.S. Pacat
Series: Fence #5
Released: Aug 2022
Genre: Contemporary
Read: YES
Goodreads link

Husband Material by Alexis Hall

Husband Material
Author: Alexis Hall
Series: London Calling #2
Released: Aug 2022
Genre: Contemporary
Read: YES
Goodreads link

Nate Plus One by Kevin van Whye

Nate Plus One
Author: Kevin van Whye
Series: No
Released: May 2022
Genre: Contemporary
Read: No
Goodreads link

Rivals by Katharine McGee

Rivals
Author: Katharine McGee
Series: American Royals #3
Released: May 2022
Genre: Contemporary
Read: No
Goodreads link

review copies

I received two review books in August, but only one that I’ll be counting, as I already have the second one — but with a different cover. Yes, The School for Good and Evil has been rereleased with the Netflix movie tie-in cover. It’s pretty, but it’s already on my TBR… AND it has that blasted permanent sticker.

Forestfall by Lyndall Clipstone

Forestfall
Author: Lyndall Clipstone
Series: The World at Lake’s Edge #2
Aus Release: Aug 2022
Read: SOON!!
Goodreads link
Publisher link

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (Netflix cover)

The School for Good and Evil
Author: Soman Chainani
Series: The School for Good and Evil #1
Original release: 2013
New cover: Sep 2022
Read: Eventually
Goodreads link
Publisher link

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So… what does this all mean for my book buying limit for 2022? Well, because I apparently can’t count at all, I made a new row on my giant TBR spreadsheet to figure it out for me. I also unhauled a LOT of books in August. Most of them I had read, but some I decided I was no longer interested in. So, the numbers now stand at:

  • Commenced 2022 with physical TBR: 456
  • Increased physical TBR in 2022 by: 47
  • Subtotal physical TBR: 503
  • Read physical books: 26
  • Unhauled physical books: 39
  • TOTAL PHYSICAL TBR: 447
  • TBR variance: -9

My secret aim is to get my physical unread books down to 400, but I’ll be happy if I can keep it below 450 which is my real goal!!

What was in your August 2022 book haul?

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo

4 Comments

  • Sophia (Bookwyrming Thoughts)

    “My haul goals this year are to only buy books I will read immediately.” But Meeghan, are you actually reading them? 😝 (I kid, you’re doing your very best.)

    The copy of Violet Made of Thorns is super pretty! I’ve been eyeing it OwlCrate and have been considering it since it’s so pretty and purple but mostly it’s just PRETTY. But I’ve been wanting to read it first before I actually buy it.

    I’m looking forward to The School for Good and Evil since I’ve been keeping an eye on it since the Netflix trailer came out; I hope you enjoy it!

    • meeghan

      I read 4 of the 6 that I bought, and I started one of the review books!! I am trying!! But yes, the book box books are slowly just adding to the TBR pile… 😅

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