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July ’18 book haul

ARGHHHHH! I had some real issues this month with my book boxes from June. My FairyLoot box got stolen from my front porch when it was delivered, so I thought that was the end of that, but then FairyLoot said they would send me a replacement box, so I am very happy about that (and it arrived with my July box)! The other June boxes all arrived very late as well (with the exception of OwlCrate).

As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, online purchases (book mail), and in-store (book purchases).

July book boxes

So, of course, this looks like I subscribe to a billion boxes (not quite true), but in actual fact is just the wrap-up from last month’s mess…

  • The YA Chronicles’ July theme was Creature Companions, and contained The Art of Taxidermy by Sharon Kernot
  • LitJoy’s July theme was Warriors of the Stars, and the book was Sanctuary by Caryn Lix
  • FairyLoot’s July theme was The Power Within, and the book contained was Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton

June boxes that arrived in July were:

  • LitJoy’s June theme was Gothic Ghostbusters, and contained My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton
  • The YA Chronicles’ June theme was Turn Up the Music and contained The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde
  • FairyLoot’s June theme was Rebels in Ballgowns and (my replacement box) contained Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart
  • Fanciful’s last ever box was themed Holding Hope and contained Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher

At the time of publishing, I am still waiting for nothing! All my July boxes arrived on 31 July. Also, I paused my OwlCrate box for July as it contains My Plain Jane (which was the June LitJoy book).

July book mail

The second half of my birthday book binge arrived on 1 July (but I didn’t open it til the 3rd because I thought it was the new cat tree!), and contained:

  • Box set The Complete Works of Jane Austen (cloth bound set by Arcturus Books)
  • A Thousand Perfect Notes by C. G. Drews
  • The Surface Breaks by Louise O’Neill
  • The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black

I also had Fence issue #8 by C. S. Pacat arrive because of my subscription.

July book purchases (in person)

None… I think I might be ill!!

I’ve also read some of these already, with book reviews to come (eventually)!! Happy reading!


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