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January ’19 book haul

Good morning bookworms!

As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail (online purchases that arrived), and book purchases (ebooks and in-store), PLUS because I received some gorgeous things in the mail, I’ve added another section ‘Other bookish items’.

January book boxes

I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. Here is what arrived in January (including those pesky December leftovers):

  • Owlcrate’s January theme was Magical Artifacts, and the book was The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi (normal cover below – apologies, I couldn’t find a nice picture of the OwlCrate exclusive cover)
  • FairyLoot’s January theme was Unbreakable Bonds, and the book contained was Circle of Shadows by Evelyn Skye
  • LitJoy’s January theme was Pirate Thief, and the book contained was Ship of Smoke and Steel by Django Wexler, and it also included a second book: Brightly Burning by Alexa Donne
  • LitJoy’s December theme was Fallen Kingdom, and the book contained was Once A King by Ellen Summerill
  • FairyLoot’s December theme was Dragons, and the book contained was Fire and Heist by Sarah Beth Durst, and it also came with a second books – an ARC of The Storm Crow by Kalyn Josephson
  • I also ordered the OwlCrate The Wicked King box with the cover to match The Cruel Prince OwlCrate hardcover and it is so beautiful.

Annnnnd I also ordered the FaeCrate special box of The Wicked King, but alas, they had an issue with an item so I am still waiting on that one.

January book mail

Not so quiet month on book mail, which was nice, and I’ve already finished two of them:

  • Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
  • A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer (thank you Bloomsbury)
  • Widows’ Revenge by Lynda La Plante (thank you Allen and Unwin)
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Chris Riddell
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • The House With Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson
  • The Foxhole Court, The Raven King and The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic

January book purchases

In terms of physical book purchases, this month I bought:

  • The Wicked King by Holly Black (Aus paperback)
  • Becoming His Monster by Amelia Hitchins (eBook)
  • 101 Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm
  • The Art of the Discworld by Terry Pratchett and Paul Kidby (this is legit an art book)
  • Various titles by Beatrix Potter (this was just little books that match the ones I already have, but are titles I hadn’t seen before)

Other bookish items

I also ordered some items from Sandra at Four Seasons Fox that arrived in the post during January, and they are ADORABLE. I got two pins: one a gingerbread fox, and the other is a mandrake. Secondly I got two prints: the first is the Hogwarts castle, the other is inspired by the Disney castle. It is allllll so beautiful!!

So … basically I got a lot of books this month. Although most of the in-person purchases were second hand at a market in Melbourne, but the rest was totally me spending my Christmas present money (thanks mum!) and delays in international shipping over Christmas. I’m sure February will be a smaller month!!

Happy reading! ??


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