book haul

July 2021 book haul

Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the July 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal. Except in July, which is both, unprecedented and unexpected. In fact, this is going to be a pretty sad and sorry list…

June was my birthday month, so I usually get extra books in July as well, because international shipping is the pits. But… apparently I ordered all my birthday books early this year, because the only two I was still waiting for after June are pre-orders for November and December. Also, we’re in lockdown at the moment so no in-person book shopping. And the last two times I went to the bookstore to browse, I didn’t get anything anyway.

In case you aren’t aware (which, fair, because I never made an announcement post, although I do mention this every month) 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.

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

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July 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

โš”๏ธ fantasy โ›ฑ contemporary ๐Ÿš€ sci-fi
๐Ÿฐ historical fiction โค๏ธ romance ๐Ÿ” crime / mystery
๐Ÿคก thriller ๐ŸŽ€ classic ๐ŸŽ“ dark academia
๐Ÿบ paranormal ๐Ÿ„ urban fantasy ๐Ÿ† smut
๐Ÿชด non-fiction ๐Ÿฅธ humour ๐ŸŽ™ autobiography / memoir
๐Ÿ–ค BIPOC author ๐Ÿ—ฃ own voices ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ queer rep
๐Ÿง  mental health rep โ™ฟ๏ธ disability rep ๐Ÿž body positivity
๐ŸŒ‘ dark themes ๐ŸŽฎ nerd references ๐Ÿˆ sports references
๐Ÿงธ middle grade ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ young adult ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ new adult / adult
๐Ÿ“” hardcover ๐Ÿ—’ paperback ๐Ÿ“ฑ ebook
๐Ÿ’ฅ graphic novel ๐ŸŽง audiobook ๐ŸŽ gift
๐Ÿ“š backlist title โฐ ARC / review copy ๐Ÿจ Aussie author / #loveozya
๐Ÿ–‹ signed / personalised ๐Ÿช† multiple copies ย  ย 

Emoji table for reference

book boxes

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 July:

  • ๐Ÿ’Ÿ = arrived in a previous month
  • โœ… = arrived this month
  • ๐Ÿšš = in transit
  • โžก๏ธ = skipped
  • ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธย = parked (not out yet)
  • โŽ = did not switch to
  • โŒ = confirmed that it was lost to the mail gremlins (but thankfully refunded)

ย  OwlCrate OwlCrate Jr FairyLoot Illumicrate LitJoy
July โžก๏ธ โŽ โžก๏ธ โžก๏ธ (next quarter is August)
Special Editions

Wings of Shadow

When Night Breaks


Gods and Monsters

The Righteous

Heartstopper Vol 1

ย  ย 

So… no book box books in July!! Which is great news, because I probably have way too many coming in the next few months with all of the above special editions. And, I totally forgot to skip all the August boxes… Whoops?!

book purchases

So, here we are, new books for July!! What a list this is!!

Symbols and Year of Publication
Any Way the Wind Blows Rainbow Rowell Simon Snow #3

โš”๏ธ ๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿง  ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’



Any Way the Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell

Any Way the Wind Blows Rainbow Rowell

Simon Snow #3

(Fancy Waterstones edition)

โš”๏ธ ๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿง  ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿช†



Any Way the Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell

Yep, I essentially got one book in July, but I got two copies. It was a big month for books ๐Ÿ˜‚

review copies

And finally, no review copies either!! (*phew* because I cannot keep up right now!!)

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What was in your July 2021 book haul??

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo


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