book haul

March 2021 book haul

Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the March 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read… This month in particular is going to be… BIG!!

Admittedly, March 2020 was far worse than March 2021… Yes, this time last year I was struggling to fit 29 books in my wrap post. At least this year we’re far less with 18. Only 18!! Look at that improvement!! ?

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March 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

SYMBOLS
Symbol
Key
Symbol
Key
Symbol
Key
⚔️ fantasy contemporary ? sci-fi
? historical fiction ❤️ romance ? crime / mystery
? thriller ? classic ? dark academia
? paranormal ? urban fantasy ? smut
? non-fiction ? humour ? biography / memoir
? BIPOC author ? own voices ?️‍? queer rep
? mental health rep ♿️ disability rep ? body positivity
? dark themes ? nerd references ? sports references
? middle grade ?‍♀️ young adult ?‍? new adult / adult
? hardcover ? paperback ? ebook
? graphic novel ? audiobook ? gift
? backlist title ARC / review copy ? Aussie author / #loveozya

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 February:

  • ? = arrived in a previous month
  • ✅ = arrived this month
  • ? = in transit
  • ➡️ = skipped
  • ?️ = parked (not out yet)
  • ❌ = confirmed that it was lost to the mail gremlins (but thankfully refunded)

  Owlcrate FairyLoot Illumicrate Owlcrate Jr LitJoy
February ➡️ ➡️ ✅ / ?   ➡️
Special Editions

?️
Mister Impossible


Bone Crier’s Dawn


A Vow So Bold and Deadly


An Ember in the Ashes set

?️
Oculta

?️
Dreams of Gods and Monsters / Days of Blood and Starlight

   

OK, so technically, my Illumicrate February book arrived. But it was so damaged that they are sending me a new copy. (YAY!! ?) You’ll also notice that there isn’t a row for March – that’s because I’ve skipped every subscription for the month.

  • February’s Illumicrate had A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley Shuttleworth
  • FairyLoot’s special edition of A Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid Kemmerer
  • And FairyLoot’s special edition of Bone Crier’s Dawn by Kathryn Purdie
  • FairyLoot’s special edition set of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

A Dark and Hollow Star by Ashley ShuttleworthA Vow So Bold and Deadly by Brigid KemmererBone Crier's Dawn by Kathryn PurdieFairyloot edition of the An Ember in the Ashes series by Sabaa Tahir

book purchases

I don’t know what it is about March, but every year I seem to have this massive book buying splurge and I really need it to slow down!! Maybe it’s because it’s that 3 month marker right between Christmas and my birthday? Does that make me impatient? It shouldn’t because I never get books for my birthday anyway… although I do buy them for myself as birthday presents!! The below are the TEN books that I bought in March… please keep your fingers crossed that I don’t buy so many next year!!

Book
Author
Release year
Symbols
Read?
Cover
Wicked Lovely Melissa Marr 2007 ? ? ❤️ ?‍♀️ ? ?  

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Alex Approximately Jenn Bennett 2017 ⛱ ❤️ ?‍♀️ ? ?  

Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Toph Beifong’s Metal Bending Academy Faith Erin Hicks 2021 ⚔️ ♿️ ?‍♀️ ? ?  

Toph Beifong's Metal Bending Academy by Faith Erin Hicks

Act Your Age, Eve Brown Talia Hibbert 2021 ⛱ ❤️ ? ♿️ ?‍? ?

Act Your Age Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

Amari and the Night Brothers B. B. Alston 2021 ⚔️ ? ? ? ? ?  

Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

Private Moscow James Patterson / Adam Handy 2020 ? ? ?‍? ? ?  

Private Moscow by James Patterson and Adam Hamdy

Covet Tracy Wolff 2021 ⚔️ ❤️ ? ? ?‍♀️ ?

Covet by Tracy Wolff

From Blood and Ash Jennifer L. Armentrout 2020 ⚔️ ❤️ ? ?‍? ? ?

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire

Jennifer L. Armentrout 2021 ⚔️ ❤️ ? ?‍? ?

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Namesake Adrienne Young 2021 ⚔️ ❤️ ? ?‍♀️ ?

Namesake by Adrienne Young

Some of these were pre-orders, such as Namesake, Eve Brown and Covet. But I had my curiosity spiked by everyone screaming about From Blood and Ash recently as well. But, I’ve started buying ebooks instead of physical copies of things because my shelves are full again!! ?

review copies

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica TownsendI didn’t get ANY review copies in March!! Which is actually kind of exciting!! Mostly because I am so far behind on review books that it’s mildly terrifying. Also, the ones that I have read, I’m behind on writing reviews for. Because I haven’t been blogging much this month.

However, I was gifted an ARC copy of Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. If you’re a frequent flyer here, then you may know that I have several copies of books in this series, as it’s one of my favourites. So this was a pretty awesome gift!! ?

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What was in your March 2021 book haul??

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo

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