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November 2021 book haul

Hello bookworms!! Welcome to the November 2021 book haul!! A monthly post where I usually shame myself for never achieving my goal of buying less than I read, or sticking to my buying goal.

November is definitely the worth month on record for 2021. I *may* have gone slightly overboard with black Friday sales. But honestly, I don’t regret it. Because despite the fact that I am (very quickly) running out of space for books, it’s alright. A large chunk of the books I bought this month were ebooks. So, I don’t need to find a home for them!! (Thank goodness…) I did have to stop myself from buying a physical copy of one when I saw it at a bookstore though…

In case you aren’t aware (which, fair, because I never made an announcement post, although I do mention this every month) 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. That I very rarely meet. But, rules are made to be broken!! When it comes to book hauling anyway…

So, let’s go see the books I hauled in November!!

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November 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

Emoji table code

SYMBOLS
Symbol
Key
Symbol
Key
Symbol
Key
⚔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 🎙 biography / 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 copy 🊆 multiple copy ✅ read

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. Plus I sometimes buy the special edition books they put out, but only if I loved the series, or I got the special edition of book 1 as part of the monthly box.

So, here is where I’m up to as at the end of November:

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

I know December hasn’t happened yet, but I’ve started to forget which books I got and which ones I skipped, and I have to keep looking it up… So I’m adding it in early.

the books

FairyLoot
OwlCrate
OwlCrate Jr
Illumicrate
LitJoy
September 💟 🚚 âđ 💟 (next book November)
October ✅ ➡ïļ âđ ➡ïļ (next book November)
November ➡ïļ ➡ïļ âđ 🚚 🚚
December ➡ïļ ➡ïļ  âđ ðŸ…ŋïļ (next book February)
Special Editions ðŸ…ŋïļ
The Righteous
✅
Heartstopper Vol 1

ðŸ…ŋïļ
Girls of Fate and Fury

✅
When Night Breaks
✅
The Scorpio Races

All of which means, I got my October FairyLoot box in November (and I’m still fighting with AusPost over my September OwlCrate box). Plus I got three of my special edition books. Which gave me a grand total of:

Unbelievably, this is only my second copy of The Scorpio Races, and although I love the blue cover and all the other fancy bits, in my head the original is still the best. However, the FairyLoot copy of Once Upon a Broken Heart is absolutely STUNNING.

FairyLoot are killing it lately with their editions. Almost all of them have had sprayed or stenciled edges, gorgeous naked hardcovers, double-sided dust jackets with beautiful art and end pages to die for. They are actual works of art, and if they do decide to go down the book-only option next year, then I’ll be more likely to get the book each month. I made sure to find a link with photos of all of the bits of the October book — so go check it out!!

book purchases

So, here we are, all of the new books that I bought in November!! Which, was far more than I was intending to… So, before we get to the Kindle sales slip, I was already at 10 books. Some of them were preorders and just happened to be published in November. And some were me just buying. Regardless it means I went well over my book buying limit this month!! Can I blame the black Friday sales?? And Kindle??

My only saving grace here is that I have already read 6 of these, and was reading another at the start of December. So I’m not adding too many to my TBR… but I’m also not crossing off old TBR either…

Title
Author
Series
Year published + symbols
Cover
You Deserve Each Other Sarah Hogle 2020
⛱ âĪïļ ðŸŽŪ ðŸ‘Đ‍ðŸĶģ
🗒 📚 ✅
You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
The Book Smugglers Anna James Pages & Co #4 2021
⚔ïļ ðŸ§ļ
📔
The Book Smugglers by Anna James
Terciel and Elinor Garth Nix The Old Kingdom #6 2021
⚔ïļ 🧘‍♀ïļ
🗒 ðŸĻ
Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix
Aurora’s End Amie Kaufman / Jay Kristoff The Aurora Cycle #3 2021
🚀 🧠 â™ŋïļ 🧘‍♀ïļ
🗒 ðŸĻ
Aurora's End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Air Awakens Elise Kova Air Awakens #1 2015
⚔ïļ 🧘‍♀ïļ
📔 📚
Air Awakens by Elise Kova
Fire Falling Elise Kova Air Awakens #2 2015
⚔ïļ 🧘‍♀ïļ
📔 📚
Fire Falling by Elise Kova
Ilahara: The Last Myrassar C. M. Karys Ilahara #1 2021
⚔ïļ 🧘‍♀ïļ
📔 ✅
Ilahara: The Last Myrassar by C. M. Karys
Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum #28 2021
🔍 ðŸĪĄ ðŸ‘Đ‍ðŸĶģ
🗒 ✅
Game On by Janet Evanovich
Lore Olympus Volume 1 Rachel Smythe Lore Olympus #1 2021
⚔ïļ 🧠 🧘‍♀ïļ
🗒 ðŸ’Ĩ ✅
Lore Olympus Vol 1 by Rachel Smythe
Two For Joy Zoe Sugg / Amy McCulloch The Magpie Society #2 2021
🔍 ðŸĪĄ 🎓 🧘‍♀ïļ
🗒
Two for Joy by Zoe Sugg and Amy McCulloch
The Love Hypothesis Ali Hazelwood 2021
⛱ âĪïļ 🍆 ðŸŽŪ ðŸ‘Đ‍ðŸĶģ
ðŸ“ą ✅
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
The Ex Hex Erin Sterling 2021
âĪïļ 🍄 🍆 ðŸ‘Đ‍ðŸĶģ
ðŸ“ą
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
Accidentally Engaged Farah Heron 2021
⛱ âĪïļ ðŸ–Ī ðŸ—Ģ ðŸ‘Đ‍ðŸĶģ
ðŸ“ą ✅
Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron
Hana Khan Carries On Uzma Jalaluddin 2021
⛱ âĪïļ ðŸ–Ī ðŸ—Ģ ðŸ‘Đ‍ðŸĶģ
ðŸ“ą ðŸĨ°
Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin
Window Shopping Tessa Bailey 2021
⛱ âĪïļ ðŸ‘Đ‍ðŸĶģ
ðŸ“ą ðŸĨ°
Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey
The Spanish Love Deception Elena Armas 2021
⛱ âĪïļ ðŸ‘Đ‍ðŸĶģ
ðŸ“ą
The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
The Afterlife of the Party Marlene Perez Afterlife #1 2021
🐚 🍄 🧘‍♀ïļ
ðŸ“ą
The Afterlife of the Party by Marlene Perez

review copies

And once again, no review books in November!! *phew*

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What was in your November 2021 book haul??

until next time, happy reading! Meeghan xo

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