book haul

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

⚔ïļ fantasy ⛱ contemporary 🚀 sci-fi
🏰 historical fiction âĪïļ romance 🔍 crime / mystery
ðŸĪĄ thriller 🎀 classic 🎓 dark academia
🐚 paranormal 🍄 urban fantasy 🍆 smut
ðŸŠī non-fiction ðŸĨļ humour 🎙 autobiography / memoir
ðŸ–Ī BIPOC author ðŸ—Ģ own voices ðŸģïļâ€ðŸŒˆ queer rep
🧠 mental health rep â™ŋïļ disability rep 🐞 body positivity
🌑 dark themes ðŸŽŪ nerd references 🏈 sports references
ðŸ§ļ middle grade 🧘‍♀ïļ young adult ðŸ‘Đ‍ðŸĶģ new adult / adult
📔 hardcover 🗒 paperback ðŸ“ą ebook
ðŸ’Ĩ graphic novel 🎧 audiobook 🎁 gift
📚 backlist title ⏰ ARC / review copy ðŸĻ Aussie author / #loveozya
🖋 signed / personalised 🊆 multiple copies    

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:

  • 💟 = arrived in a previous month
  • ✅ = arrived this month
  • 🚚 = in transit
  • ➡ïļ = skipped
  • ðŸ…ŋïļÂ = parked (not out yet)
  • ❎ = did not switch to
  • ❌ = confirmed that it was lost to the mail gremlins (but thankfully refunded)

  OwlCrate OwlCrate Jr FairyLoot Illumicrate LitJoy
June ➡ïļ ❎ ➡ïļ ➡ïļ (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

⛱ âĪïļ ðŸģïļâ€ðŸŒˆ 🏈 🧘‍♀ïļ 🗒



Fence Disarmed by Sarah Rees Brennan

One Last Stop Casey McQuiston  

⛱ âĪïļ ðŸ—Ģ ðŸģïļâ€ðŸŒˆ 🧘‍♀ïļ 🗒



One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston

People We Meet on Vacation Emily Henry  

⛱ âĪïļ 🌑 ðŸ‘Đ‍ðŸĶģ 🗒



People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry

Kate in Waiting Beck Albertalli  

⛱ ðŸģïļâ€ðŸŒˆ 🧘‍♀ïļ 📔



Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli

Mister Impossible Maggie Stiefvater The Dreamer trilogy #2

🍄 ðŸģïļâ€ðŸŒˆ 🧘‍♀ïļ 📔 🖋 🊆



Mister Impossible by Maggie Stiefvater

The Beauty that Remains Ashley Woodfolk  

⛱ ðŸģïļâ€ðŸŒˆ 🌑 🧘‍♀ïļ 📔 🎁 📚



The Beauty That Remains by Ashley Woodfolk

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

⚔ïļ ðŸ§ļ 📔 🎁 ðŸĻ 🊆



Wundersmith by Jessica Townsend

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

⚔ïļ 🌑 🧘‍♀ïļ 🗒 🎁



The City of Zirdai by Maria V Snyder

Blanca and Roja Anne-Marie McLemore  

⚔ïļ âĪïļ ðŸģïļâ€ðŸŒˆ 🌑 🧘‍♀ïļ 🗒 🎁 📚



Blanca & Roja by Anne-Marie McLemore

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

âĪïļ 🍄 🧘‍♀ïļ 🗒 🎁



Of Princes and Promises by Sandhya Menon

The Witch King H. E. Edgmon  

⚔ïļ âĪïļ ðŸ—Ģ ðŸģïļâ€ðŸŒˆ 🧘‍♀ïļ 📔 🎁



The Witch King by H.E. Edgmon

Jay’s Gay Agenda Jason June  

⛱ âĪïļ ðŸ—Ģ ðŸģïļâ€ðŸŒˆ 🧘‍♀ïļ 📔 🎁



Jay's Gay Agenda by Jason June

Lighbringer Claire Legrand Empirium trilogy #3

⚔ïļ 🧘‍♀ïļ 📔 🎁 📚



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 – hence me not writing my haul until 15 July – 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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