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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

⚔️ 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
🖋 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
  • ➡️ = skipped
  • 🅿️ = parked (not out yet)
  • ⏹ = 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

OwlCrate Jr
September 💟 🚚 💟 (next book November)
October ➡️ ➡️ (next book November)
November ➡️ ➡️ 🚚 🚚
December ➡️ ➡️  ⏹ 🅿️ (next book February)
Special Editions 🅿️
The Righteous

Heartstopper Vol 1

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…

Year published + symbols
You Deserve Each Other Sarah Hogle 2020
⛱ ❤️ 🎮 👩‍🦳
🗒 📚 ✅
You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle
The Book Smugglers Anna James Pages & Co #4 2021
⚔️ 🧸
The Book Smugglers by Anna James
Terciel and Elinor Garth Nix The Old Kingdom #6 2021
⚔️ 🧘‍♀️
🗒 🐨
Terciel and Elinor by Garth Nix
Aurora’s End Amie Kaufman / Jay Kristoff The Aurora Cycle #3 2021
🚀 🧠 ♿️ 🧘‍♀️
🗒 🐨
Aurora's End by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Air Awakens Elise Kova Air Awakens #1 2015
⚔️ 🧘‍♀️
📔 📚
Air Awakens by Elise Kova
Fire Falling Elise Kova Air Awakens #2 2015
⚔️ 🧘‍♀️
📔 📚
Fire Falling by Elise Kova
Ilahara: The Last Myrassar C. M. Karys Ilahara #1 2021
⚔️ 🧘‍♀️
📔 ✅
Ilahara: The Last Myrassar by C. M. Karys
Game On: Tempting Twenty-Eight Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum #28 2021
🔍 🤡 👩‍🦳
🗒 ✅
Game On by Janet Evanovich
Lore Olympus Volume 1 Rachel Smythe Lore Olympus #1 2021
⚔️ 🧠 🧘‍♀️
🗒 💥 ✅
Lore Olympus Vol 1 by Rachel Smythe
Two For Joy Zoe Sugg / Amy McCulloch The Magpie Society #2 2021
🔍 🤡 🎓 🧘‍♀️
Two for Joy by Zoe Sugg and Amy McCulloch
The Love Hypothesis Ali Hazelwood 2021
⛱ ❤️ 🍆 🎮 👩‍🦳
📱 ✅
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood
The Ex Hex Erin Sterling 2021
❤️ 🍄 🍆 👩‍🦳
The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling
Accidentally Engaged Farah Heron 2021
⛱ ❤️ 🖤 🗣 👩‍🦳
📱 ✅
Accidentally Engaged by Farah Heron
Hana Khan Carries On Uzma Jalaluddin 2021
⛱ ❤️ 🖤 🗣 👩‍🦳
📱 🥰
Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalaluddin
Window Shopping Tessa Bailey 2021
⛱ ❤️ 👩‍🦳
📱 🥰
Window Shopping by Tessa Bailey
The Spanish Love Deception Elena Armas 2021
⛱ ❤️ 👩‍🦳
The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas
The Afterlife of the Party Marlene Perez Afterlife #1 2021
🐺 🍄 🧘‍♀️
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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