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December 2022 book haul

Hello friends!! Welcome to the December 2022 book haul!! A post where I talk about all the books that I bought and received in the previous month. AND we get to find out if I met my TBR goal for the year…

December was not bad considering that it was a gift giving month. Which usually means a chunk of books. But, this year was pretty restrained. I only got eight physical books between book boxes, some light online shopping and gifts, and one ebook. And I read the ebook. πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ (I’m starting to see a pattern here…)

In saying that, in 2022 there is no shaming for buying excess than my haul goals. However, 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. And 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 December!!

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December 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 December, I had four books arrive:

  • The Luminaries by Susan Dennard (Illumicrate YA book only sub for November)
  • The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix (FairyLoot YA book only sub for November)
  • The Dragon’s Promise by Elizabeth Lim (FairyLoot special edition)
  • The Ballad of Never After by Stephanie Garber (FairyLoot special edition)

As always, photos link through to photo owner’s instagram and show extra details such as sprayed/stenciled edges, custom end pages, naked hardcovers, reversible dust jackets, etc.

The Luminaries by Susan Dennard - Illumicrate edition
The Ones We Burn by Rebecca Mix - FairyLoot edition
The Dragon's Promise by Elizabeth Lim - FairyLoot edition
The Ballad of Never After by Stephanie Garber - FairyLoot edition

book purchases

During November, I received four physical books, and bought one ebook.

Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

Bravely
Author: Maggie Steifvater
Series: N/A
Released: Apr 2022
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Hardcover (signed copy)
Read: No
Goodreads link

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Series: N/A
Released: Dec 2008
Genre: Fantasy
Format: Paperback
Read: No
Goodreads link

The Feeling of Falling in Love by Mason Deaver

The Feeling of Falling in Love
Author: Mason Deaver
Series: N/A
Released: Aug 2022
Genre: Contemporary
Format: Hardcover
Read: No
Goodreads link

I'll be Home For Christmas by Mason Deaver

I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Author: Mason Deaver
Series: I Wish You All the Best #1.5
Released: Dec 2020
Genre: Contemporary
Format: Paperback
Read: No
Goodreads link

Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn

Witcha Gonna Do?
Author: Avery Flynn
Series: N/A
Released: Dec 2022
Genre: Paranormal
Format: eBook
Read: Yes
Goodreads link

review copies

I received zero review books in December!! YAY!! (Not that I’m not extremely grateful for review copies… I just have a lot on my TBR already.)

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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. So, the numbers now stand at:

  • Commenced 2022 with physical TBR: 457
  • Increased physical TBR in 2022 by: 78
  • Subtotal physical TBR: 535
  • Read physical books: 34
  • Unhauled physical books on my TBR: 39
  • TOTAL PHYSICAL TBR: 462
  • TBR variance: +12

Ok, so… My goal was to keep my TBR at 450 or lower. I didn’t make it. BUT, it’s not over 500, which it easily could have been. So, I’m taking the win. Bring on 2023’s TBR!!

What was in your December 2022 book haul?

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo

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