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June 2021 book haul

Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the June 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read…

June is my birthday month, so I always feel that it and December kind of get an exemption from my goal… Unless of course the number of books is ridiculous. And this year it wasn’t… ish!! So that’s nice.

In case you aren’t aware (which, fair, because I still don’t think I’ve posted it…) 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 got in June!!

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June 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.

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

  • 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
June 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



So… no book box books in June!! Which is great news, because I probably have way too many coming in the next few months with all of the above special editions. But, a girl has to have matching editions. Or something.

book purchases

I do try and aim for 5 books per month, and that was all I bought for myself in June (YAY ME!!). BUT, again, it was birthday month, and I did get books for present from some friends. And also from my mum (who technically gave me money for clothes, but I bought books anyway… LOL). So, there are 13 books on the list below… Which is slightly over my limit for the month!!

Symbols and Year of Publication
Fence: Disarmed Sarah Rees Brennan Fence novel #2

โ›ฑ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿˆ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’



Fence Disarmed by Sarah Rees Brennan

One Last Stop Casey McQuiston ย 

โ›ฑ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’



One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

People We Meet on Vacation Emily Henry ย 

โ›ฑ โค๏ธ ๐ŸŒ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿ—’



People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Kate in Waiting Beck Albertalli ย 

โ›ฑ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“”



Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Mister Impossible Maggie Stiefvater The Dreamer trilogy #2

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



Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater

The Beauty that Remains Ashley Woodfolk ย 

โ›ฑ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐ŸŒ‘ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“” ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ“š



The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow Jessica Townsend Nevermoor #2

โš”๏ธ ๐Ÿงธ ๐Ÿ“” ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿจ ๐Ÿช†



Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

The City of Zirdai Maria V. Snyder Archives of the Invisible Sword #2

โš”๏ธ ๐ŸŒ‘ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐ŸŽ



The City of Zirdai by Maria V Snyder

Blanca and Roja Anne-Marie McLemore ย 

โš”๏ธ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐ŸŒ‘ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ“š



Blanca & Roja by Anne-Marie McLemore

Of Princes and Promises Sandhya Menon St Rosetta’s Academy #2

โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐ŸŽ



Of Princes and Promises by Sandhya Menon

The Witch King H. E. Edgmon ย 

โš”๏ธ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“” ๐ŸŽ



The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

Jay’s Gay Agenda Jason June ย 

โ›ฑ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ—ฃ ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“” ๐ŸŽ



Jay's Gay Agenda by Jason June

Lighbringer Claire Legrand Empirium trilogy #3

โš”๏ธ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“” ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ“š



Lightbringer by Claire Legrand

You may remember that I got an Owlcrate copy of Mister Impossible in May. The copy I received in June is my signed and personalised one from the independent bookstore in Virginia that Maggie works with. If you’re interested in getting signed copies of her books, you can get them from One More Page.

I am ashamed to say that I didn’t get to any of these in June (nor so far in July…). Work has been ridiculously busy โ€“ hence me not writing my haul until 15 July โ€“ but I am hoping to catch up soon. You know, whenever “soon” hits my calendar!!

review copies

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

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What was in your June 2021 book haul??

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo


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