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December 2021 book haul

Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the December 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I usually shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal.

In case you aren’t aware (which, fair, because I never made an announcement post, although I do mention this every month — and I WILL be making a 2022 post for this) my goal for each month is to only purchase 7 books, split between purchased books and books from book boxes. So, 7 paid books in total. But also I need to read more books than I collect each month, including review books. So it’s kind of a 2-part goal. That I very rarely meet. But, rules are made to be broken!! When it comes to book hauling anyway…

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

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December 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

Emoji table code

⚔️ fantasy contemporary 🚀 sci-fi
🏰 historical fiction ❤️ romance 🔍 crime / mystery
🤡 thriller 🎀 classic 🎓 dark academia
🐺 paranormal 🍄 urban fantasy 🍆 smut
🪴 non-fiction 🥸 humour 🎙 biography / memoir
🖤 BIPOC author 🗣 own voices 🏳️‍🌈 queer rep
🧠 mental health rep ♿️ disability rep 🐞 body positivity
🌑 dark themes 🎮 nerd references 🏈 sports references
🧸 middle grade 🧘‍♀️ young adult 👩‍🦳 new adult / adult
📔 hardcover 🗒 paperback 📱 ebook
💥 graphic novel 🎧 audiobook 🎁 gift
📚 backlist title ARC / review copy 🐨 Aussie author / #loveozya
🖋 signed / personalised copy 🪆 multiple copy read

Emoji table for reference

book boxes

Book boxes continue to be the bane of my existence… 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. Plus I sometimes buy the special edition books they put out, but only if I loved the series, or I got the special edition of book 1 as part of the monthly box.

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

  • 💟 = arrived in a previous month
  • ✅ = arrived this month
  • 🚚 = in transit
  • ➡️ = skipped
  • 🅿️ = parked (not out yet)
  • ⏹ = did not switch to
  • ❌ = confirmed that it was lost to the mail gremlins (but thankfully refunded)

I know January hasn’t happened yet, but I’ve started to forget which books I got and which ones I skipped, and I have to keep looking it up… So I’m adding it in early.

the books

OwlCrate Jr
September 💟 💟 (next book November)
October 💟 ➡️ ➡️ (next book November)
November ➡️ ➡️ 🚚
December ➡️ ➡️  ⏹ (next book February)
Special Editions 🅿️
The Righteous

Girls of Fate and Fury

(for laters)
🅿️ ➡️  ⏹ ➡️ (next book February)

All of which means, I am caught up on Illumicrate (yay!), and my September OwlCrate finally arrived. Plus I got a special edition book. Which gave me a grand total of:

book purchases

Considering I had 4 book box books arrive in December… this could have been awful. But I’m pleasantly surprised to say that it wasn’t!

I only bought 5 other books in December, however, one of them was a special edition of a book that I probably own too many copies of. So really it’s more like 4 books… 😆

Year published + symbols
Twice Shy Sarah Hogle 2021
⛱ ❤️
👩‍🦳 🗒
Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle
The Priory of the Orange Tree Samantha Shannon 2019
👩‍🦳 🗒 📚
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
This Poison Heart Kalynn Bayron The Poison Heart #1 2021
⚔️ 🖤 🗣
🧘‍♀️ 🗒
This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron
If This Gets Out Sophie Gonzales / Cale Dietrich 2021
⛱ ❤️ 🗣 🏳️‍🌈
🧘‍♀️ 🗒 🐨
If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales and Cale Dietrich
Carry On Rainbow Rowell Simon Snow #1
Waterstones Edition
🍄 🏳️‍🌈 🧠
🧘‍♀️ 📔 🖋 🪆 ✅
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Waterstones edition

review copies

And once again, no review books in December!! Fingers crossed I can retire this section in 2022, because I have not requested any books in months.

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What was in your December 2021 book haul??

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo


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