As usual, we are splitting this into three sections: book boxes, book mail (online purchases that arrived), and book purchases (ebooks and in-store).
October book boxes
As I mentioned last month, I have pared back my subscription boxes to three companies: OwlCrate, FairyLoot and the super amazing book-only subscription for LitJoy. Here is what arrived in October:
- September’s LitJoy arrived in the first week of October. The theme was Secrets and Shadows and the book was For a Muse of Fire by Heidi Heilig
- FairyLoot’s October theme was Beautiful Deceptions, and the book contained was Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (exclusive cover below)
- OwlCrate’s September theme was Lost in the Bookstore, and contained not one, but TWO books: Pride by Ibi Zoboi and Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (both exclusive covers below)
- LitJoy’s October theme was Dark Fairytales and the book was Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd
I was so ridiculously excited for these because all of the October books were on my Book Depository wishlist anyway.
October book mail
This month I got a lot of pre-orders that I was waiting on (plus some other purchases), and I cannot wait to get into them (in fact, I didn’t wait for some of them!).
- The Caged Queen by Kristen Ciccarelli
- Kat and Meg Conquer the World by Anna Priemaza
- Fence issue 10 by C. S. Pacat
- Wildcard by Marie Lu
- What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Illumicrate edition)
- Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor (Illumicrate limited edition)
- Kingdom of Ash (hardcover) by Sarah J Maas
October book purchases
In terms of physical books, after three months of not being tempted by bookstores I absolutely splurged this month. Yep, SPLURGED. On one book. It’s basically criminal…
- Kingdom of Ash (paperback) by Sarah J Maas
ebooks I got (and read) this month:
- The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
Happy reading! ☺️📚