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May '19 book haul

Good morning bookworms!

We are getting back to our regularly scheduled content now… Our new normal categories are as follows:

  • book boxes
  • book purchases (book mail, instore and digital)
  • review copies (book mail and digital), and
  • bookish merch (book related, but not actual books)

I subscribe to three monthly boxes: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the book-only subscription for LitJoy. Here is what arrived in May:

  • Owlcrate’s May theme was Epic Adventures, and the book was We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

FairyLoot’s May box is yet to depart the UK, and I suspended my May LitJoy as the book was Nocturna by Maya Motayne, which I received in the April FairyLoot box.

I definitely did more book shopping than I thought I did… the eBooks didn’t help the total either!!

Key: ? physical book | ? ebook

  • The Near Witch – V. E. Schwab ?
  • The Shadow Glass – Rin Chupeco ?
  • The Red Scrolls of Magic – Cassandra Clare ?
  • The Fever King – Victoria Lee ?
  • Lady Smoke – Laura Sebastian ?
  • White Cat – Holly Black ?
  • Red Glove – Holly Black ?
  • Black Heart – Holly Black ?
  • The Summer Palace and Other Stories – C. S. Pacat ?
  • At the Stroke of Midnight – Tara Sivec ?
  • In Bed with the Beast – Tara Sivec ?
  • Kiss the Girl – Tara Sivec ?
  • Songs About a Girl – Chris Russell (definitely a cover buy – the background is actually a foiled cover, silvery with the rainbow spectrum through it) ?
  • The Big Kahuna – Janet Evanovich ?

OK, so I am getting more digital copies (thank you Netgalley), so NOW is the time to stop requesting books while I catch up on the ones I have!!

Key: ? physical book | ? ebook

I have a lot of pins now… I bought a BUNCH of bookish pins from Nerdy Post… but I think I packed my camera… so, if I find it, I’ll take some photos… and if I don’t, I’ll try and remember to take photos when we unpack in another 2 weeks…


  • Isabelle @ BookwyrmBites

    I don’t buy a ton of print books but ebooks are TERRIBLE for my self-control, budget (even with all those free and discounted titles and ARCs) … holy wow, those are pretty covers and I bet they look amazing together on the shelf ?
    good luck catching up on ARCs! I don’t think I’ve heard much about any of the ones on your list (and I don’t have any of them), but I hope you enjoy them!

    • Meeghan reads

      Hahaha, the only one that doesn’t look stunning on the shelf (or in the box now…) is the Captive Prince short stories, which is the one I am reading right now. It only came in the post on Thursday (just scraped in) and I am nearly finished!!

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