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!! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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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

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™ biography / 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

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:

  • 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Œ = confirmed that it was lost to the mail gremlins (but thankfully refunded)

ย  Owlcrate FairyLoot Illumicrate Owlcrate Jr LitJoy
February โžก๏ธ โžก๏ธ โœ… / ๐Ÿšš ย  โžก๏ธ
Special Editions

Mister Impossible

Bone Crier’s Dawn

A Vow So Bold and Deadly

An Ember in the Ashes set


Dreams of Gods and Monsters / Days of Blood and Starlight

ย  ย 

OK, so technically, my Illumicrate February book arrived. But it was so damaged that they are sending me a new copy. (YAY!! ๐ŸŽ‰) You’ll also notice that there isn’t a row for March โ€“ 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 ofย A Vow So Bold and Deadlyย by Brigid Kemmerer
  • And FairyLoot’s special edition of Bone Crier’s Dawnย 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!!

Release year
Wicked Lovely Melissa Marr 2007 ๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿบ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐Ÿ“š ย 

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr

Alex Approximately Jenn Bennett 2017 โ›ฑ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐Ÿ“š ย 

Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett

Toph Beifong’s Metal Bending Academy Faith Erin Hicks 2021 โš”๏ธ โ™ฟ๏ธ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐Ÿ’ฅ ย 

Toph Beifong's Metal Bending Academy by Faith Erin Hicks

Act Your Age, Eve Brown Talia Hibbert 2021 โ›ฑ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ–ค โ™ฟ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿ—’ โœ…

Act Your Age Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert

Amari and the Night Brothers B. B. Alston 2021 โš”๏ธ ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿ–ค ๐Ÿงธ ๐Ÿ—’ ย 

Amari and the Night Brothers by B. B. Alston

Private Moscow James Patterson / Adam Handy 2020 ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿคก ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐Ÿ“š ย 

Private Moscow by James Patterson and Adam Hamdy

Covet Tracy Wolff 2021 โš”๏ธ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿบ ๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ฑ โœ…

Covet by Tracy Wolff

From Blood and Ash Jennifer L. Armentrout 2020 โš”๏ธ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿ“š โœ…

From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire

Jennifer L. Armentrout 2021 โš”๏ธ โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ† ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿฆณ ๐Ÿ“ฑ โœ…

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Namesake Adrienne Young 2021 โš”๏ธ โค๏ธ ๐ŸŒ‘ ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ“” โœ…

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!! ๐Ÿ˜…

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!! ๐Ÿฅฐ

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What was in your March 2021 book haul??

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo

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