Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the March 2022 book haul!! A monthly post where I talk about all the books that I hauled in the previous month.
This year there won’t be any shaming for buying excess than my haul goals. In saying that, my haul goals this year are to only buy books I will read immediately, so that’s a step in the right direction. The main goal for the year, is to buy less books than I read. I’m trying not to increase my TBR this year. 😓
So, let’s go see the books I hauled in March!!
March 2022 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
I subscribe to a bunch of book boxes that I usually skip because 2022 is the year of cutting back.
And in March, I had three very late books arrive:
- November FaeCrate (non-sub, single box only) which included Ilahara: The Last Myrassar by C.M. Karys
- FairyLoot edition of The Righteous by Renée Ahdieh, and
- January YA FairyLoot box, which included Only a Monster by Vanessa Len.
Which means, we’re basically caught up. The below is what we are now waiting for.
Fairyloot adult book-only and YA box
Heartstopper Vol 2 /
The Book of Night
Sadly (or happily?), March was a bit more of a splurge than the first two months of the year. I gained an additional three physical books and six ebooks. I’ve got numbers below if you want to see how this relates to my TBR / book buying goals.
House of Sky and Breath by Sarah J Maas
Series: Crescent City #2
Released: 15 February 2022
The King of Koraha by Maria V. Snyder
Series: The Archives of the Invisible Sword #3
Released: 1 December 2021
The Monarchs by Kass Morgan and Danielle Paige
Series: The Ravens #2
Released: 11 January 2022
The War of Two Queens by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: From Blood and Ash #4
Released: 15 March 2022
A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Flesh and Fire #1 / From Blood and Ash #0.2
Released: 19 October 2021
P.S. I Hate You by Sophie Ranald
Released:3 March 2022
Mr Wrong Number by Lynn Painter
Released: 1 March 2022
Just Friends by Holly McCulloch
Released: 11 June 2020
Say Yes to the Hot Mess by Gracie Ruth Mitchell
Series: Love Mishaps #2
Released: 6 January 2022
And, while I thought we might get away with no review books this year, I received two review books in March.
Kamila Knows Best ― Farah Heron
Published by Hachette Australia
Released: 8 March 2022
Received: Review copy ― paperback
Kamila Hussain’s life might not be perfect, but, whew, it’s close. She lives a life of comfort, filled with her elaborate Bollywood movie parties, a dog with more Instagram followers than most reality stars, a job she loves, and an endless array of friends who clearly need her help finding love. In fact, Kamila is so busy with her friends’ love lives, she’s hardly given any thought to her own…
Fortunately, Kamila has Rohan Nasser. A long-time friend of the family, he’s hugely successful, with the deliciously lean, firm body of a rock climber. Only lately, Kamila’s ‘harmless flirting’ with Rohan is making her insides do a little bhangra dance.
But between planning the local shelter’s puppy prom, throwing a huge work event, and proving to everyone that she’s got it all figured out, Kamila isn’t letting herself get distracted ― until her secret nemesis returns to town with an eye for Rohan. Suddenly, it seems like the more Kamila tries to plan, the more things are starting to unravel ― and her perfectly ordered life is about to be turned upside down.
No Humans Allowed ― Madeleine Roux, Tim Probert (illustrator)
Series: Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) Dungeon Academy #1
Published by HarperCollins
Released: 30 March 2022
Received: Review copy ― paperback
Welcome to Dungeon Academy, where monsters and creatures train for the dark world that awaits just beyond the Dungeon walls. But Zellidora ‘Zelli’ Stormclash wasn’t a monster or a creature. She was something far worse. Zelli was a human.
Disguised as a minotaur, Zelli keeps to herself and does her work. While in class, Zelli learns of the great human adventurer, Allidora Steelstrike, who oddly resembles her. Could Zelli be ― a Steelstrike?
Seeking answers to her true lineage, Zelli embarks on a dangerous adventure. But she won’t be alone. A vegan Owlbear, a cowardly Kobold and a shapeshifting Mimic who only transforms into nice things will join Zelli on her quest for the truth. And who knows, perhaps these monstrous misfits may discover truths of their own…
So… what does this all mean for my book buying limit for 2022? This is where my strategic counting comes to play, because March did not go as well as January or February did.
We had three book-box books (although, 1 is a multiple of a book I have already read), and three physical book purchases, plus the six ebook purchases, and then two review books. Ebooks don’t count towards my book buying goal, and so now we tally up the physical TBR vs what I have read this year to see how much trouble I am in. (I can’t do it against March because I only read 4 books in total.)
TBR: 6 physical books for March, -1 for the multiple, equals 5. +5 physical books from January (not counting ARCs) is a grand total of +10 to the TBR for 2022.
Read: 9 physical books were read in January, and 2 physical books in March, which means we are -11 for the TBR in 2022, or -1 in total.
Once we add in the review books though (1 for February and 2 for March), we end up with a +2 total for the TBR for 2022. Which means, less ebook reading, and more physical book reading for me.
What was in your March 2022 book haul?